Who We Are

Mission Statement

Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a family of Believers of Christ, who worship together to be nourished by the proclamation of God’s Word and by the gracious gifts of Baptism and Holy Communion.  Empowered by the Holy Spirit, through education and fellowship, we respond in obedience to God’s Word, without reserve, in service to […]

Staff

Reverend David B. Schaeffer – Senior Pastor Email: (Enable Javascript to see the email address) The Reverend David B. Schaeffer has served as a pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth for 28 years.  He is a graduate of The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC.  He did his undergraduate work at Kutztown University.  […]

Church Council

This group of twelve members is elected by the congregation to meet the challenges of maintaining a thriving and dynamic church. The Church Council oversees the life and activities of the congregation. They meet once each month to make the many decisions governing the day to day operations of our church. The Christian Education, Day […]

History

Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was established in Nazareth as a Union Church in 1859.  The lot on which the church was built was acquired from Solomon Schaefer.  The Lutheran and Reformed Congregations shared the original building, which was erected on the site of St. John’s present church edifice.  The original church building was dedicated […]

Links

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