St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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St. John's Church
Church Hill at Ward Kline Roads, Myersville, MD

Historical Highlights
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1774

German and Swiss immigrants meet at a shared log church as a Reformed and Lutheran congregation in nearby “Jerusalem”.

1790

The Lutheran congregation moved to Church Hill where a log building was built for worship.

1830

The current stone house of worship was built for St. John’s Church. 

1850

St. John’s called her own pastor and built a parsonage in back of the church.  This home was later sold to raise funds.

1895

A 700 pound bell and belfry were added.

1925

Fourteen leaded stained glass windows were installed.

2008

The former parsonage was purchased and returned to the congregation.

 

 

 

 

 A Congregation….. that worships at the stone church on Church Hill every Sunday following the Lutheran Order of Worship, singing hymns, reading the Psalms, and following the festivals of the Christian year.  Congregants from all faith traditions are welcomed and embraced.  Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month.

A tradition…of classic Lutheran Christianity that was first articulated by Martin Luther in 1517 and later became the guiding light for the earliest Lutheran churches in Germany  and Scandinavia.  This tradition is embodied in our present Order of Worship and beloved hymns.

A place for music...…with a dedicated women’s choir offering special music each Sunday and with a special youth led service of Lessons and Carols each Advent season.  On occasion, original choral anthems are debuted by the music director and choir.

A mission….of charitable giving by our parishioners to several charities including the Heifer Project, Salvation Army giving tree, Middletown Food Bank, soldier serving overseas, and to local families in crisis.

 We Invite you to   Worship with us on Sundays at 9:00 am.  Children are welcomed as a part of the worship experience with a special children’s message.  Holy Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month.