St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1844, we seek to live out our mission to be Open-Inviting-Alive in Christ!


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

55 Pleasant Ave

Lancaster, NY 14086








Saturday 5:30 pm

Sunday 9:00 am (Sunday School 9:00 am)

Sunday 10:30 am

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Council Corner

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Council Corner February

Hello and welcome to Council Corner,

Our annual meeting was held on January 26, 2020 where the business of the church including budget review, approval and planning for future projects were discussed. Pastor Jamie provided an overview of our pipe organ including the history, the current construction and limitations and we began to discuss plans for future renovation. Council is grateful to all who attended and showed their support for the work we have completed and for being part of the plan for our future as we move forward under the leadership of Pastor Jamie.

Our year long celebration of our 175th anniversary culminated in a well attended dinner at Ripa’s where we welcomed back some of our previous interns, old friends and awarded Pastor John Scarafia with the honor of Pastor Emeritus. Many thanks to the 175th committee and to Pastor Jamie for all their efforts not only on this night but throughout the year to make our anniversary celebration so memorable.

As we continue to move forward into 2020 please consider serving St. Johns maybe in a “new” and different way then you have in the past. Opportunities abound including Men’s Club, WELCA, Deacon, Communion Assistants, Choir, Altar Guild just to name a few. Not sure? Spend a few minutes with Pastor talking about where you think you might be able to “plug in” and help make a difference not only for St. Johns but for your own spiritual growth as well!

Council is feeling very positive about continuing to build on our foundation but also about all the opportunities for continued growth as well. This is a very exciting time for St. Johns and we are blessed to have all of your support.

Until next month,


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