Invites freely, loves unconditionally, and serves with joy!
Empowered by the unconditional love of God as revealed in Christ, St. John's Lutheran Church seeks to be a diverse and compassionate congregation that embodies God's grace in Atlanta and in the world. All are welcome!
Happening at St. John's
Blessing of the Animals: Coinciding with the traditional Feast of St. Francis, we will hold our annual pet blessing on October 7th during worship. All are welcome to bring your furry (or scaly) loved ones - just make sure they are leashed or crated as appropriate.
Contemplative Christian Living: This group meets each Sunday at 9:15 a.m.. We'll be completing the study of Love Poems from God this month and start into a new book, The Human Condition by Thomas Keating on Sunday, October 7. We meet in the fellowship hall and new members to the group are always welcome!
Our Lutheran Life: Blessed to be a Blessing Beginning on Sunday, September 16th at 9:15 a.m., we invite adults to participate in a five week "stewardship of daily life" workshop. We will highlight the daily blessings we receive and are invited to share with our community. Focusing on the biblical basis for a lifestyle of generosity, each week will address the ways we participate in the care of God's world and one another.
9/16: Biblical Stewardship: An Overview
9/23: Spiritual Gifts Assessment
9/30: Core Competencies of a Biblical Steward
10/7: Our Attitudes and Actions Relating to Financial Stewardship
10/14: Environmental Stewardship (Green Team)
Fresh Start & Hope Thru Soap: Fresh Start Community Showers and Hope Thru Soap gather monthly at St. John’s to offer showers, haircuts food, fellowship, toiletries and clothing for the homeless community. It is a wonderful reminder of what it means to be church. In November, over twenty of our neighbors showered and got haircuts. Thanks to Kevin Harris, Susan Feurzeig and Heather Wallace
for their leadership and a job well done. This day we were church and truly church together for the sake of the world.
LSG Circle of Welcome: Lutheran Services of Georgia and St. John's Outreach are taking part in a pilot program with the national Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services, in which St. John's will enter into a companion relationship with one specific refugee family. The program, called "Circle of Welcome," allows us to walk along with the family during the first year of their stay in the United States. Beginning at 90 days after arrival, volunteers from the congregation will help the family learn more about their community, and may be asked to provide support with conversational English, homework help for school-aged children, or financial and computer literacy. Volunteers may also furnish occasional help with transportation needs. Church council has voted to provide financial support for the program as well. Volunteers will be asked to commit to 2-3 hours one or two times a month, and will be given training. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact our Outreach team.
Construction Update: Construction progress continues! Here are some of the highlights of this week's construction:
Please be aware of construction zones and heed warning signs to stay out as we grow in God's mission.
How to find us
St. John's is located at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Oakdale Road in the heart of the Druid Hills community of Atlanta, near Emory University.
9:15 a.m. - Learning Hour
10:30 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Bible Study - Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 p.m.
Bible Study for 9/30/2018
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Videos of sermons preached at St. John's since 2007 can be found on our Vimeo site. Below is a sermon from a recent service.
We offer multiple opportunities for Bible study. We meet every Tuesday evening to study the readings for the upcoming worship service, a dinner+study every other Wednesday, and a monthly breakfast group. It's a great way to grow closer to God and understanding of Scripture. For more info, see our Learning section.