St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church
   617 East Fourth Street          Bethlehem, PA  18015-1805         (610) 868-3282

A Mighty Fortress is our God

Trdi Grad Je Nas Boug Zmozsni

Member of:

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA


Come Worship With Us!

                 COVID-19 Update ...
We are recommending that masks should be worn during all in-person activities.

    Worship & Sunday School Schedule:
     Fellowship/coffee following worship.
     Meetings 1/2 hour after fellowship

 April at St. John's
 2nd, 16th (Polka Mass), 23rd
Sunday School 9:00 / Worship 10:00 AM

April at St. Peter's
Sunday School 9:00 / Worship 10:00 AM

Table of Our Lord April 6
Worship at 6:00 PM at St. John's

Good Friday April 7
Worship at 7:00 PM at Light of Christ

 Easter April 9
7:00 AM St. Peter's
9:00 AM St. John's
11:00 AM Light of Christ

   Saturday Live Stream Worship Update
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
     ►Click/tap for Apr 1 - 2 bulletin◄

The recordings are uploaded to YouTube
and available Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM.

►Click or tap for YouTube videos◄

Click or tap for instructions for
Remote Holy Communion

Weekly Mailings
If you have returned to in-person Worship
and no longer need the weekly mailing
packet, please contact the church office at (610) 868-3282.

Click or tap to access the following:
Daily Meditations by Carol Henn/Facebook

April 2023 Meditations / Print Version

Events Calendar for St. John's and UPG

Prayer List

'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter

Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile

  UPG Website

Church Cookbooks - order - make great gifts!
- Daily Devotions                    

       Worship Assistants Schedule - N/A at this time         
New Member Information

Live streamed worship from St. John's
July 31-Aug 1, 2021
Tap or click image to view service

Rev. Mike Button, Interim Pastor

St. John's Mission Statement:
Witnessing God's Love
through Generous Living

Meter parking in effect until 9 PM. 
Use parking lot for evening activities.

handicapped.gif (623 bytes)   Ramped entrances
Accessible bathroom facilities
Large print worship materials
Individual amplification systems 

Open House

Dear Blessed Trinity members,
On Saturday, April 1st, from 10am until 11:30am we will have an Open House at the Light of Christ Education Ministry building to give members, family, and friends an opportunity to take any items that they could use. There are books, puzzles, toys, etc. that you may take for free.
Thank you!
Unity Team

Bingo 2023

Mark your calendars ... The last bingo to be held at St. John's will be April 29.  For tickets and information call Kathy Remaly at 610-442-0438.

Lenten Outreach Project

Pantry Sunday

Our next Pantry Sunday will be April 16 (a change from the usual 2nd Sunday of the month) for Calvary Temple. The needs are pancake mix (complete - only add water), syrup, rice, canned fruit, fruit or granola bars. Please bring your pantry contributions to St. John's.

Gift Cards

Just a reminder that gift cards, including Giant and Shop Rite, are available at in-person worship.  A percentage of each gift card sold benefits St. John's.

Striders Walking Program

See you spring 2023!

Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship

►Click or tap for details◄

Volunteers Needed at Hispanic Community Center

The Hispanic Community Center on 4th Street, Bethlehem, is in need of volunteers to help distribute food on the 3rd Thursday and 3rd Friday of the month. If you can help, please contact the church office at
610-868-3282. Thank you for sharing your time

Do you have a family member or friend who is unable to attend in-church worship, but would welcome the opportunity to share in the same worship and sing the same hymns as those members in church? There still are a few "Bringing it Home" tablets available and learning how to use them is easy.  Please call the church office if you know anyone who would benefit from a Bringing It Home device.

"Steeples and Steel" 
2023 tour dates TBA
article    tour video

"Steeples and Steel"
Song by Bill Valenti & Susan L. Vitez
Video at St. John's *
May 10, 2015
(Click or tap to view)


* Note: video might not play on older versions of  IE.



Founded in 1910 by immigrants
from a region of what is now
modern day Slovenia in the
former Yugoslavia. 
In Bethlehem, this ethnic group
is known as "Windish". 




St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  03/31/2023