Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church in Abingdon, VA!
St. John Lutheran Church, Abingdon is a community of faithful believers of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the highlands of southwest Virginia. St. John is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Virginia Synod. Take a few minutes to browse the pages of this Website for more information about the ministries of this place. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Pastor G. Scott Homesley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have the capability of receiving donations by Credit Card. You will find the button above, just click.
Christmas Decoration Pictures
We are inviting the Congregation to send us pictures of their Christmas Decorations--indoors and outside--so that we may share them with the entire congregation in upcoming Worship times. Please email pictures to Joan at church:
Facebook live Worship Sunday, Dec. 6th--on St. John FB page @10AM
You will need Communion elements (wine/grape juice and bread).
Advent Listening Post: A Time to Visit and Chat
Dec 2, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 23, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
Dec 2, 2020 06:00 PM
Dec 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM
Dec 23, 2020 06:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 876 5585 7993
Please check the website frequently for continuing updates.
December: Facebook live Worship Sundays 10:00AM on the St. John FB page. You will need your own wine/grape juice and bread for Communion.
If you have not done so, please remember to mail/bring your Stewardship Commitments to the church, or email them to email@example.com as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support of St. John during this time of Covid restrictions.
Special Request: Area churches have been asked by Ellie Schofield, chaplain at JMH, to write notes to hospital workers during this serious time of Covid. Cards and notes should begin with: Dear Health Care Workers, then include a note of concern, inspiration, thanks. Send notes to:
Johnston Memorial Hospital Administration
1600 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, Va 24211
Social Justice Book Group on Zoom--
A new book group has emerged at St. John. This group is for both men and women and we're concentrating on books of a social justice nature. We feel we are being led by the Holy Spirit to enlighten our hearts and minds. We are meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm on Zoom -- we will be discussing CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson. It is our fervent wish that you will consider this invitation as a journey to greater understanding of social justice and racial equality.
Zoom link for all meetings (Dec. 8th, 22nd):
Meeting ID: 843 2268 0622 Passcode: 594714
December Book Group on Zoom: We are reading Comfort and Joy, by Kristin Hannah--we will meet on Zoom Sunday December 13th at 3PM.
Prayer chain: Susan Robert, Bob Murphy's daughter, has tested positive for Covid-19. She lives with her sister Karen Murphy, who is also quarantining, in Johnson City.
Clifford Rosen, Joel Rosen's brother, has Parkinson's disease and is in rehab following a fall.
Christopher King, Nancy King's son in Denver, Colorado. He is having some heart issues and tests.
Joe Sheets, Lisa Depew's uncle who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Carolyn Church, recuperating at home following knee replacement.
Jim Kroll, recuperating at home following quadruple bypass surgery.
Lisa Roberts, has completed radiation therapy.
June Bjerke, recuperating at home.
Levi Pinkston, infant nephew of Mel Schnelle, who is at Wichita Hospital for Children, being treated for lung and breathing issues
James "Randy" Sheets, Lisa Depew's brother, scheduled to receive a kidney transplant December 1st at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Prayers also for his son-in-law, Ian Snider, who is the donor.
Prayers of Christian Sympathy for the family and friends of Nathan Tilson, nephew of Helen Findley, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day.
Prayers of Christian Sympathy for the family and friends of Elaine Counts, sister-in-law of Helen Findley, who passed away recently.
We pray for all on the front lines: doctors, nurses, medical personnel. We especially pray for:
Kelly Read, who is with Mt. Rogers District Health Department;
Alex Depew, who works at a hospital in Richmond;
Kayla Nobles Abrego, Sue Croghan's granddaughter, who is a nurse in Littleton, Colorado.
Continuing prayers for: Jerry French, Danny Bailey
Homebound: Marty Dunn, Vickianne Dotten, Ann Godsey, Barbara Wright, Nancy King
If you have names to add (or ones to be taken off) the prayer chain, please email Joan at the church office.
During this time of in-person worship being cancelled, we will be making contact by email and online, with Worship on St. John's Facebook page and also on You Tube, and meetings on Zoom.
St. John has a subscription to Zoom. If anyone in the congregation has a need to get in touch with family, please contact Pastor Scott if you would like to set up a meeting through this option.
We thank you for your continuing financial support of the ministries of St. John. You may use the "donate using credit card" button above to contribute online, or mail your contributions to the church.
St. John is following guidelines set by the ELCA, the VA Synod of the ELCA, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Washington County Health Department to determine when we may worship in person again. At this time we encourage people to continue to worship with us on St. John's Facebook page and on YouTube. Please be assured that as soon as it is safe to return to in-person worship we will do so.
"The stone cross on the hill" photo © 2008 "Tambako the Jaguar," used under a Creative Commons license from flickr.com.