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!

         Letter from Pastor Suzanne
              ►Click/tap to access◄

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

Name Chosen for the New Church
On August 14 the members of our three congregations voted to name the new church we are forming as we blend into one.   Blessed Trinity Lutheran Church is the name selected.

    Worship & Sunday School Schedule:
     Fellowship/coffee following worship.
     Meetings 30 minutes after fellowship

          December at Light of Christ
             4th, 11th, 18th, 21st, 25th
Sunday School 8:30 / Worship 9:15 AM
- Longest Night Service at 7:00 PM
    with Epworth and Wesley Methodist
    25th -
Lessons and Carols with
    Communion at 10 AM

             December 4 at St. Peter's
        Organ recital by Marisa Deshler
                         at 3:00 PM

              Christmas Eve Services

STP – 3:00 PM (Candlelight Communion) SJW – 6:00 PM (Traditional Windish)
LoC – 8:00 PM (Candlelight Communion)

   Saturday Live Stream Worship Update
Saturday worship is live streamed starting at 5:00 PM from St. Peter's on UPG Facebook.
             ►Dec 3-4 bulletin TBA◄

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 Devotions by Carol Henn

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      Bear Creek Camp

God's Work. Our Hands.

Youth Links:
Jr Sr Team App

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

to help your community

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. 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 

Striders Walking Program

See you next spring!

Sacred Ground Announcement

►Click or tap for details◄

Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship

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Pantry Sunday

The December Pantry Sunday will be at Light of Christ on December 11.  The pantry at Calvary Temple is requesting complete pancake mix (no eggs needed), pancake syrup, rice, tuna, instant mashed potatoes, prepared cake icing, and brownie/cookie mix.

Thank you for supporting the pantry at Calvary.

Thank you to all who donated to the Pantry Sunday at St. Peter's on November 13 in support of Northeast Community Center.

Bingo 2022-2023

Thank you to all who volunteered, attended, and donated prizes for the November 19, 2022 bingo. 

"Stay tuned" for announcement of 2023 bingo dates.

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.

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 Pastor Suzanne at St. John’s Windish (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" 
Is back after hiatus due to pandemic.
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". 




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St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
All Rights Reserved.      Church photo:  Susan L. Vitez
Last Update:  11/28/2022