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:
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Adult Learning Hour: Sundays 9:15 am
For the next 8 weeks, the Adult Education class will be studying the parables of Jesus. Included in the study are the following parables:
Social Justice Speaker
Monday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Seek, Love, Walk, the St. John's social justice collective, is hosting Dr. Daniel Black at St. John's for a conversation about his latest book, Black On Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America. The book is a collection of his essays on racial tension in America and the ongoing fight for visibility, change, and lasting hope.
Dr. Black is an author and professor of African American studies at Clark America University. This is an opportunity and community building. An event has been created on the Friends of St. John's Facebook page. Although signing up is encouraged, it is not required.
The book can be purchased/ordered from Eagle Eye Bookstore in Decatur. Dr. Black has met with the St. John's Book Club on several occasions. He is an engaging author and dynamic presenter.
Transition Team Update
St. John's is beginning the process of calling a new pastor. For more information about the call process, click HERE.
Mercy Clothing Closet: Donations of men's clothing (sizes 32-34) can be brought to St. John's on Sunday mornings and placed in the boxes in the cross narthex or on the sunporch. To drop off donations at SJLC during the week, please contact the church office.
Hospitality Station: SJLC Outreach supports our Mercy neighbors by providing breakfast on Friday mornings. Volunteers and donations are always needed. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intown Collaborative Ministries: St. John's provides peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce to ICM. Currently they also need plastic grocery bags and plastic utensil packets (the kind you receive with take out food). (Please make sure any donated food items have not expired). You may place your donations in the baskets in the sanctuary during the Offering. They may also be dropped off at McIver Hall (behind Druid Hills Presbyterian) on Friday and Saturdays between 9-12. ICM is always seeking VOLUNTEERS for a variety of tasks on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. For more information and to sign up, click here.
St. John's Welcomes New Pastor
St. John's welcomes the Rev. Dave Helfrich as our interim pastor! Pastor Dave was installed on January 22 by Bishop Kevin Strickland. You can view photos of the installation below. We are thankful for this next chapter in the life of the congregation and are already enjoying Dave's pastoral presence and ministry.
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.
St. John's is a congregation of the ELCA and its Southeastern Synod. To sign up for the Synod Newsletter, click here.
Scriptures for 5/28/2023
Can't make it to worship with us in person? We now offer livestream of our services on our Facebook Group!
Stay current with your financial giving!
You don't need to physically be at the church to give. Offsite giving is possible three ways:
By Text: You can text STJOHNSATL to 73256 to give using your text messaging. Standard text message rates apply. When prompted, enter the amount you'd like to give using your credit/debit card or checking account.
Online giving: Use this link to give https://onrealm.org/StJohnsAtlanta/Give/ADFCJYBYZF
By Mail: Send checks to 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307
Thank you for continuing to support St. John's and our ministries!