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!

The Unity Team co-chairs will be making a presentation this Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd during the service. All are invited to attend. We will be updating the congregations on our progress, our current status, and our next step. There will be time for questions and answers during the Sunday's presentation.   Thank you!
Joe Bleier \ Nancy Kostas \ Kevin Remaly

                COVID-19 Update ...
We are recommending that masks should be worn during all in-person activities.

Name Chosen for the New Church
On August 14 the members of our three congregations voted to name the new church we are forming as we blend into one.   Blessed Trinity Lutheran Church is the name selected.

     Worship & Sunday School Schedule:
      Fellowship/coffee following worship.
       Meetings 30 minutes after fellowship

               October at St. John's
 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Sunday School 8:30 / Worship 9:15 AM

               November at St. Peter's
 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
Sunday School 8:30 / Worship 9:15 AM

    Saturday Li
ve Stream Worship Update
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
    ►Click or tap for Oct 1 - 2 bulletin◄

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

►Click or tap for YouTube 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, please contact the church office at (610) 868-3282.

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

Events Calendar for St. John's and UPG

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 Team App

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

to help your community

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 

Striders Walking Program

See you next spring!

Sacred Ground Announcement

►Click or tap for details◄

Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship

►Click or tap for details◄

Pantry Sunday

Thank you to all who donated to the Pantry Sunday at Light of Christ on September 11 in support of the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.

The October Pantry Sunday will be at St.  John's.  Details TBA.

Bingo 2022

St. Johnís will be hosting Bingo on Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 pm in the Kaiser Auditorium. There will be 20 bingo games and tricky tray raffle, as well as food and dabbers for purchase. Donations of gift cards and raffle baskets to use as prizes are appreciated.  Tickets are $25.  Doors open at noon. For more information, to register, or to arrange for drop-off of gift cards or raffle baskets, contact Kathy Remaly at 610-442-0438.   Thank you!

Thank you to all who volunteered, attended, and donated prizes for the September 17 bingo.  A donation of $1,000 was made to Nicís Network of Giving, founded by Dr. Robert P. and Heather Brennan in memory of their daughter, Nicole (2002-2021).  NNG offers scholarships to those struggling with mental health issues and in financial need to pursue their passions in non-traditional therapies, e.g. music, art, dance, outdoor activity, and animal therapy.

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

The Measure, the debut novel of Nikki Erlick, is the book selected for discussion at our next book club.  We will meet on October 30 at St. John's following fellowship.

"A story of love  and hope as interweaving characters display how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope- read with us."
Jenna Bush Hager

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" 
Is back after hiatus due to pandemic.
October 29 & November 12, 2022
Details TBA
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". 




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St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  09/29/2022