Grief Support Group

St. John’s is exploring the idea of starting a grief support group. Many have experienced the loss of someone close to them, dealing with the feelings and situation is sometimes very difficult. If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact the church office, Cindy Powlus, or Loreen Comstock. We anticipate that this group will be very informal and a chance for everyone to share.

UPDATE: The grief support group has decided to meet every other month. The decision was made to make this a very informal group to talk about any issues that group members might have. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. Pastor Dan will be speaking about the spiritual aspects of grief.

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Service Hour Change and Additional Service

St. John’s church council would like to announce a time change for service, we will continue to meet at 9:00 am.  Church council is asking for your support and prayer as we trial a new start time for service during these months.   

Council has decided to end the Saturday evening worship service.  These services no longer attracted a sufficient number of worshippers to ensure their long term success. 

During the summer months, Pastor Dan is doing a “Back to the Basics” sermon series each Sunday morning during worship.  We will be talking and learning about the basics of our faith like: what is God? sin, Confession, Law and Gospel, and other basics parts of 

Pastor Daniel W. E. Warntz.

Rev. Daniel W. E. Warntz is a native of Woodward in Centre County PA.  He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in Science Education, emphasis on Chemistry and Earth Science.  He worked at the Agricultural Analytical Service Laboratory at Penn State until he felt the call to ministry and then enrolled at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He graduated from Luther Seminary in 2018 with high honors in Systematic Theology and was an interim pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at Franklin Lake, MN for two years, filling in after their pastor retired.  In 2019, he was called to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Petersburg, West Virginia where he served for three years.  He was also the Director of Volunteer Hospital Chaplains and Chaplaincy at the hospital in Petersburg and served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Petersburg Interfaith Food Pantry.  Pastor Warntz accepted the Call to St. John's Lutheran Church in Mifflinville and Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nescopeck, PA and officially started on April 1st, 2022.  His hobbies include: gardening, music, and studying history, both local and military history.  He is also credited with co-authoring two books on history, one local and the other on the Civil War.   He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married since 1997 and have one cat as their only child.

Youth Fellowship Time

We have begun our Youth Fellowship time.  It is so great to see everyone again and share in God’s Word.  The first two weeks have gone will with our new time change and it has been exciting to actually be a part of the church service.  We will continue to use the Lectionary Lessons as our teachings to coincide with the worship time. Thank you for all who have participated and the families for allowing us to spend time with your children.  

Reminder:  We meet in the basement at 9:00 am and at this time we are usually finished around 9:45 am and your children can be picked up in the gathering area at the new 5th Street entrance door.