St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church
   617 East Fourth Street          Bethlehem, PA  18015-1805         (610) 868-3282

A Mighty Fortress is our God

Trdi Grad Je Nas Boug Zmozsni
 


Member of:


Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA

   

Come Worship With Us!

                             NOTE:
          COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATE:
We are 
recommending that masks should be worn during all activities. Windows will also remain open during worship services, so please dress appropriately.

    Worship & Sunday School Schedule:

                 May at St. Peter's:
                Saturday at 5:00 PM:
            In-person & live-streaming
       Sundays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29:
           8:00 and 10:30 AM Worship
           9:15 AM Sunday School
           9:15 AM May 22 Book Club
 

                 Saturday Worship
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
   ►Click/tap for May 21-22 bulletin◄


     Recordings are uploaded to YouTube
        and available Sunday at 8:00 AM.

            ►Click or tap for videos◄

►Click or tap for instructions for
Remote Holy Communion◄

                      Weekly Mailings
If you have returned to in-person Worship
and no longer need the weekly mailing packet, contact the church office at (610) 868-3282.

Click or tap to access the following:
Daily Devotions by Carol Henn


Events Calendar St. John's & UPG

Prayer List

'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter

Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile


Websites:
  UPG      Bear Creek Camp

God's Work. Our Hands.

Youth Links:
Jr Sr Team App

Thrivent Get Involved Virtually:
"Make a Difference from Afar"

to help your community


   

    Church Cookbooks - make great gifts!
   
New Member Information

 

 

Founded in 1910 by immigrants
from a region of what is now
modern day Slovenia in the
former Yugoslavia. 
In Bethlehem, this ethnic group
is known as "Windish". 

 

 

Live streamed worship from St. John's
July 31-Aug 1, 2021
Tap or click image to view service

Rev. Suzanne M. Trump, Pastor
strump@ptd.net
610.217.1375

St. John's Mission Statement:
Witnessing God's Love
through Generous Living

Meter parking in effect until 9 PM. 
Use parking lot for evening activities.

handicapped.gif (623 bytes)   Ramped entrances
Accessible bathroom facilities
Large print worship materials
Individual amplification systems 

Striders walking program

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Bingo!

Thank you to all who participated in the April 9 bingo. We raised $4,500 for Ukrainian relief efforts.

Our next bingos are May 21, September 17, November 19.
There is also a tricky tray raffle and food for purchase.  Tricky tray baskets and gift cards for prizes are needed.  Thank you!
Please contact Kathy at
610-442-0438 to register and make arrangements for drop-off of tricky tray basket or gift card.

We hope to see you on May 21!

First Responders Appreciation

Thank you to all who volunteered their time and/or donated food for the annual "thank you" breakfast and luncheon for first responders on May 14.  Much appreciated by all.  And, no snow this time!
►Click or tap for photos◄

Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship

►Click or tap for details◄

Pantry Sunday

Thank you to all  who donated to the May 8 Pantry Sunday at St. Peter's.  The donations were delivered to the Hispanic Center.

St. John's and Friends
Book Club
All are welcome

The next book selected to read and discuss  is The Cape Doctor by EJ Levy. Margaret Ann Bulkley, born in Ireland circa 1789, adopted a male persona to become the UK's first female-born doctor, taking the name Dr. James Barry.  Book will be discussed at St. Peter's on May 22 during the Sunday School hour beginning at 9:15 AM. We will also select the next book to read and discuss.  Join us!

Enter the Bible

Luther Seminary has created a resource called “Enter the Bible” to help people understand scripture better. It breaks down each book in the Bible and gives an overview of its background and context.
It is free to access and use. https://enterthebible.org/free-account-registration/.

Gift Cards

Just a reminder that gift cards, including Giant and Shop Rite, are available at in-person worship.  A percentage of each gift card sold benefits St. John's.

Volunteers Needed at Hispanic Community Center

The Hispanic Community Center on 4th Street, Bethlehem, is in need of volunteers to help distribute food on the 3rd Thursday and 3rd Friday of the month. If you can help, please contact Pastor Suzanne at St. John’s Windish (610-868-3282). Thank you for sharing your time.

Do you have a family member or friend who is unable to attend in-church worship, but would welcome the opportunity to share in the same worship and sing the same hymns as those members in church? There still are a few "Bringing it Home" tablets available and learning how to use them is easy.  Please call the church office if you know anyone who would benefit from a Bringing It Home device.

 


"Steeples and Steel" 
Will be back!  Dates TBA.
   blog   
article    tour video

"Steeples and Steel"
Song by Bill Valenti & Susan L. Vitez
Video at St. John's *
May 10, 2015
(Click or tap to view)

 

* Note: video might not play on older versions of  IE.

 


 

 

 
 
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St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  05/20/2022