St. John’s Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We welcome people of all ages, gender identities, races, abilities, and backgrounds to participate fully in worship and in the life of our congregation. You can learn more about what ELCA Lutherans believe here.

The people of St. John’s also share core convictions about God’s creative power, forgiveness, and reconciling love.

God creates our world, so…

We take care of creation, recycling and reusing what we can.

We promote a creative spirit in our outreach programs.

We pay attention to God’s beauty through worship and music, with our Creative Arts Series, and in the contributions that everyone brings.

God loves all people, so…

We love others with special gifts to local and global agencies and with contributions to local food banks.

We share fellowship and support one another.

We pray for those in need in our community, our families, and around the world.

We visit those who are sick or homebound.

We serve our neighbors near and far.

 God forgives us, so…

We respond to God’s grace with thankful hearts.

 God longs for reconciliation, so…

We share the sacrament of Holy Communion each Sunday.

We participate in the Cheltenham Area Multifaith Council, collaborating with our neighbors of other faiths.

We learn and teach forgiveness to one another.