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:

          
        July at St. John's
             Sunday July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
         (summer schedule through 9/11)
                   9:00 AM Worship
                Coffee hour to follow

Sunday, August 7
Worship in the Park
10:30 AM
Bethlehem Township Park

Worship, picnic, fellowship
More information later

August at St. Peter's
Sunday August 14, 21, 28
 (summer schedule through 9/11)
9:00 AM Worship
Coffee hour to follow

 

                 Saturday Worship
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
          ►July 10 Bulletin TBA◄


     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

     Click/tap for schedule

Bingo!

Thank you to all who participated in the April 9 and May 21 bingos!

We will be taking the summer off.  Our next bingos are September 17 & November 19.
We also offer a tricky tray raffle and food for purchase.  Tricky tray baskets and gift cards for prizes will be needed. 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 in September!  Thank you!

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

Pantry Sunday is July l0 at
St. John's for the Northeast Community Center. Their pantry needs are pancake mix (add water only), maple syrup, cereal, jelly, rice, pasta, and hygiene products, e.g. body wash, shampoo, deodorant,toothpaste, toothbrushes,  Thank you  for your generosity.

Thank you to all  who donated to the June 12 Pantry Sunday at Light of Christ.  The donations were delivered to the New Bethany Food Pantry.

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

The next book selected to read and discuss  is The Measure by Nikki Erlick. Book will be discussed at St. Peter's on August 14 after the 9:00 AM worship service. 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:  07/06/2022