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!

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

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

               February at St. Peter's
                  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Sunday School 9:00 / Worship 10:00 AM
Note:  Congregations will meet after worship service on February 5th (snow date February 12th) to vote on 1) plan and agreement of merger and constitution and bylaws and 2) sale of churches and parking lot to Lehigh University.

              March at Light of Christ
                  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Sunday School 9:00 / Worship 10:00 AM

   Saturday Live Stream Worship Update
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
      ►Click/tap for Feb 4-5 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 / Facebook

February 2023 Devotions / Print Version

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. Mike Button, Interim 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 spring 2023!

Sacred Ground Announcement

►Click or tap for details◄

Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship

►Click or tap for details◄

Pantry Sunday

The February Pantry Sunday will be held at St. Peter's on the 12th for New Bethany Ministries.  Special needs are:

Canned soup (chicken noodle)
Canned pasta meals
Insta Cups of Mac níCheese, pasta meals, soups
1 & 2 pound bags of rice
Dried beans
Canned or pouches of tuna and chicken
Hot chocolate packs
Instant coffee
Cereal, single serves too
Baby food
Pet food 

Thank you to all who donated food items at St. John's on January 8 in support of the pantry at the Hispanic Center.

Bingo 2023

Mark your calendars ... The first bingo of 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 4, the second on April 29.
 ►Click/tap to access flyer◄

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" 
2023 tour dates 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". 




© 2004-present 
St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  02/5/2023