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!

Effective November 4, 2020 ....
Building Closure of UPG and St. John's.
Live streaming of services will continue;
see below for worship schedule.
 (Click here for more information.)

October 24, 2020. 
It is with great pleasure that we share with you that this past weekend the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod elected a new Bishop who will begin his ministry among us on January 1, 2021.  We thank Bishop Samuel R. Zeiser for his incredibly faithful ministry among us as our bishop for the past 12 years.  We look forward to sharing ministry with Bishop elect Christopher deForest.  (Click for bio.)

Saturday worship will be live streamed
on UPG Facebook starting at 4:45 PM

Click here for UPG Facebook

November 21st from LOC

(Click here for instructions for
Remote Holy Communion.)

Need a worship bulletin?
Email Kelly at
You will be added to the email list to view/download the bulletin.

Future live streamed services:
November 28th from St. John's
December 5th from St. Peter's
December 12th from LOC
December 19th from St. John's

See "General Announcement"
below for link to Saturday services.

Recordings are uploaded to YouTube
and available by Sunday mornings.
(Click here for YouTube links.)

Click to open/access the following:
Pastor Suzanne's "Tuesday Reflections"

Pastor Jerry's "Just for You"

'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter

Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile

  UPG      Bear Creek Camp

rayer List/Prayers/Scripture Journal

Coffee & Conversation with Pastor (Mon)

Bible Study with Readings (Thu)

God's Work. Our Hands.
Update re: Mat Ministry -- SOS!!
Update re: Water Well

Thrivent Get Involved Virtually:
"Make a Difference from Afar"

to help your community

Coronavirus Resources:
Series of articles by Donna Musselman
CDC website
PA Department of Health website
City of Bethlehem website

****************************      GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

St. John's Windish closed its building in March for all activities, including worship, due to the pandemic.  In-person worship resumed in October, but was discontinued again (due to pandemic) with the closure of the building on November 4. Please click here for letter with more information. Until the building reopens, please join us for a live stream worship at 4:45 pm Saturdays on the United Proclamation of the Gospel Facebook page. Other information will be posted on this site and on our Facebook.  Please check out Carol Henn's daily devotions and daily prayers for 12 noon and 7 pm on our Facebook page. 

Please contact Pastor Suzanne via phone
(610-217-1375) or email

     Stay healthy and wash your hands!
Church Cookbooks - order - make great gifts!
- Daily Devotions                    

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

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

Rev. Suzanne M. Trump, 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 

A sincere thank you to the members of the UPG for their support of the 2020 Bethlehem Area CROP Hunger Walk. This was the 36th annual event and our members raised over $1,400. A special thank you goes out to the walkers this year: Penny Weiss, Cindy Kemp, Karen Favinger, Donna Macaravitz, Bev Piszel and Helga Rimonneau - it was one unusual year.  

Matt Piszel, BACHW Coordinator

Calls of Compassion & Caring "CCC" Ministry: More Volunteers Needed

Calls of Compassion and Caring “CCC” Ministry – This exciting ministry was formed during the 2020 pandemic. A faithful group of volunteers regularly call all members of the UPG/St. John’s Windish congregations simply to “check in” with their sisters and brothers in Christ and to see if there is anyway that the community may be of assistance. If you would like to participate in this rewarding ministry, please call one of the church offices.

Youth Links
Jr Sr Team App
(Click for details)

Youth Group Save the Dates
(Click for details)


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". 

"Steeples and Steel" 
Cancelled 2020 due to pandemic
article    tour video

"Steeples and Steel", the song
by Bill Valenti and Susan L. Vitez
video at St. John's *
May 10, 2015
(Click to view)


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All Rights Reserved.      Photos:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  11/17/20