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!

Christmas Eve Worship Service
will be held at 8:00 PM.

Fall Worship & Sunday School Schedule
December 2021 at Light of Christ
►Click or tap to access update◄

The Moravian Church
Northern Province Racial Justice Team Presents an Advent Series Toward
Racial Justice and Healing
►Click or tap for information◄


                  Bible study is back!
Bible study is held on Sunday mornings from 9:15- 10:15. The group will meet at Light of Christ in December.  See you there!

       Face Mask Requirement Resumed
Due to the increasing COVID positivity rates, as of August 1st it has been deemed necessary for the safety of our members and guests to resume mask wearing at worship services and all indoor ministries.

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              Face masks are required.

    Saturday Live Stream Worship Update
Saturday worship is live streamed on UPG Facebook starting at 5:00 PM. With the permanent equipment now installed, all live streamed services are from St. Peter's.  This service is open to all for in-person worship.

 Dec 5, 12, 19, 24, 26 - Light of Christ
►Click or tap for Bulletin for Dec 4-5◄
Click or tap for U
PG Facebook

The recordings are uploaded to YouTube
and available Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM.

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Click or tap for instructions for
Remote Holy Communion

Need a worship bulletin?
Send request to
You will be added to the email list to view/download the bulletin.

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

Transition Team Update May 2021
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Click or tap to access the following:
Daily Devotions by Carol Henn

Events Calendar for St. John's and UPG

Reflection by Pastor Tom Keener:
We are all Ministers

Prayer List

'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter

Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile

  UPG      Bear Creek Camp

God's Work. Our Hands.

Youth Links:
Jr/Sr Youth Group
Fall 2021 Gatherings

Jr Sr Team App

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

to help your community

Coronavirus Resources:
Series of articles by Donna Musselman
PA Department of Health website
City of Bethlehem website


Church Cookbooks - order - make great gifts!
- Daily Devotions                    

       Worship Assistants Schedule - N/A at this time         
New Member Information



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

Rev. Suzanne M. Trump, Pastor

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 

First Responders

Annual "thank you" breakfast and luncheon will be held on January 15, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Snow date is January 22nd.  Details to follow.

Pantry Sunday

The next Pantry Sunday will take place at Light of Christ on December 12.  These are the special needs for Calvary Temple:  tuna, rice, jelly (plastic jars), canned chicken, canned stew, pancake syrup, pretzels.

Thank you to all who donated on November 14 to Pantry Sunday. The food collected at St. Peter's was donated to the Northeast Community Center.

Fountain Hill Cemetery

Thank you to all who helped rake leaves at Fountain Hill Cemetery on November 20 in preparation for the December 18 Wreaths Across America ceremony (starts at noon).

Bingo Returns!

Thank you to all who attended the very successful bingo event on November 13, either as a bingo player or volunteer.  "A good time was had by all".

We will be hosting bingo events in 2022 on February 19, April 9, May 21, September 17, and November 19. Stay tuned for details.

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

The next book selected by the club, The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue, will be discussed at St. John's on January 2, 2022 after the 10:30 AM worship service.  Join us!

Christmas Card Signing &
Gift Wrapping

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Christmas Giving Tree

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Social Justice Committee

           Click or tap for:
►Coat/Jacket Collection◄

Sacred Ground:
A film-based Dialogue on Race and Faith

Join us for a time of learning with our Episcopal and Moravian brothers and sisters every other Monday on Zoom from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Dates:  Sep 13 - Nov 22, continuing Jan 10 - Feb 21.

     Click or tap for:

  ►Introduction to Series
   ►Detailed Information

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. Johnís 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" 
Cancelled 2021 due to pandemic.
Will be back in 2022.
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.



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". 


© 2004-present 
St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  12/01/21