St. John's Lutheran exists to nurture people of all ages on the journey of faith in Jesus Christ, to support those in need, and to reach out into the community with God's healing and love.
St. John's is a congregation of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Our Welcome STatement
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we recognize the church is in a never ending process of growth, re-formation and reconciliation.
As a welcoming, all-inclusive community of faith, we believe Jesus commands us to love one another. We value the uniqueness of each individual as created in the image of God. We celebrate people of any age, faith history, social, economic, or marital status.
As a loving, caring, forgiving community, centered in Jesus Christ, we make room at God’s table for all, including those who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination in the church and society.
Therefore, we embrace people of differing race and ethnicity, people with physical and mental disabilities and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. We believe we can love alike although we may not think alike.
As a place for everyone, we affirm our diversity, unified by Jesus Christ in a faith that transcends our differences. We invite all people to journey with us in God’s mission at St. John’s.
Reconciling in Christ is a designation of ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation (www.reconcilingworks.org)