About Us

 

We are ... a community of faith who gather weekly for the purpose of worshipping God and helping people in Christ’s name.

  

      

We are "Ignited by Spirit, Growing in Love" and we invite you to join us as we nurture our faith through Word and Sacraments and prepare our members for ministry and service. Our mission is to “present the Word of the living God to all people so that they might respond to the teachings of Jesus Christ in their lives with praise, joy and service.”


Founded in 1858, St. John’s was in a Union relationship with Frieden’s Reformed Congregation. The two congregations shared a building for worship and ministry.

In about 1958, St. John’s built and moved into a new building on Main Street in Sumneytown. As the congregation has grown and new opportunities for service and outreach grew, the building grew with several additions.

There are many vital ministries happening at St. John’s: Mission Trips, community dinners, Youth ministry, our Women’s group, Choirs and Bell Choirs for people of all ages, and children’s ministries such as Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.

Please take time to explore our website to learn more about these and other activities and events. 

In December of 2010, we said goodbye to Pastor Eiss who served our congregation for over 30 years. 2011 was a time of prayerful reflection, conversation, and exploration of where God was leading us and the search for a new pastor.  In 2012 we were blessed with a call to The Reverend Rebecca Schanely who became our new pastor and spiritual leader as we continue our journey of Christian growth.

St. John’s is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (SEPA Synod), and the ecumenical Upper Perkiomen Ministerium. Through these partnerships, we recognize that congregations can do so much more by working together.

 Our membership is drawn from a wide geographic area and multiple school districts within the Perkiomen Valley region. 

Current Events at St. John's (submit event)

9/21/2017
5:30 PM - Pick Up Hoagies from Heavenly Helpers!

9/24/2017
Return to regular worship schedule!

9/27/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

10/1/2017
Registration Deadline for Junior High Youth Gathering

11:45 AM - Thankoffering

4:00 PM - Pastor Jennifer Ollikainen Installation

10/3/2017
7:00 PM - Book Club - "Hallelujah Anyway"

10/4/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

10/8/2017
3:00 PM - Blessing of the Animals

10/11/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

10/18/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

10/22/2017
2:00 PM - SAVE the Date! - Fall Fling & Trunk-or-Treat

10/25/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

11/1/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

11/8/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

11/10/2017
Junior High Youth Gathering (JYG)

11/11/2017
Junior High Youth Gathering (JYG)

11/15/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

11/22/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

11/29/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

12/6/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

12/13/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

12/20/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

12/27/2017
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

1/3/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

1/10/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

1/17/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

1/24/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

1/31/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

2/7/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

2/14/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

2/21/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

2/28/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

3/7/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

3/14/2018
6:00 PM - Praise Team Rehearsal

7:00 PM - Handbell Choir

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir

Worship Schedule

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