Greetings! I greet you with the joy of the Lord. It is my pleasure to welcome each of you to the "100th" Anniversary of St. John's, EC Church, Allentown, Pa. What a Mighty God we serve! I am honored and count it a privilege to be a part of this most historic celebration. The rich history of St. John's is a true testimony to the faith that our founding fathers and mothers had in God when they embarked on this faith journey in 1918. 2019 will be a very exciting and busy year for the St. John's family. We have embarked upon a year-long journey to celebrate our 100th church anniversary. For 100 years, each generation of the membership have been bold witnesses to the power of Almighty God. Although our history is very rich, our future promises to be even richer. Each month during the year, we will highlight a specific ministry that is dear to us. From great preaching, teaching, worship, , community gatherings, community outreach, etc., the year promises to most memorable. Please take the time to browse the site at www.stjohnsecc.com. for guest speakers, presenters, location, dates and times for the different events. I think the Apostle Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 2:9, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." Again, on behalf of our church family I say welcome! It is our prayer that you will be able to join us at as many of the different events possible. Please know that you are always WELCOME at ST. JOHN's Your Servant in His Service, Rev. Dr. Robert C. Santucci
Dear Members and Friends, In 1918 three men living on the East Side of Allentown sensed a deep spiritual need for a closer church for people to at attend. They started a Sunday school on Hanover Avenue. The cornerstone on the original church on Jerome Street was placed in 1919. St. John's started with 33 members and grew to well over 250 members. At the 30th anniversary Bishop Smith presented a message warning the membership that the church “must grow or die” and we did for many years. Unfortunately over the years people who walked to church are gone. Young families moved away are busy and have different priorities and the neighborhood has changed. Over the years we have tried many different events and changes to welcome new families. For one hundred years the church doors have always stayed opened. We would like to see and hear from you. We would like to make this year's special ending with a great anniversary celebration on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Please share this information with other former members you may know. We would like to hear from as many as possible.
Contact: Nancy Gildner, 3210 St. Stephens Lane, Whitehall, Pa. 18052, (484-201-3037) Please check our website at www.stjohnsecc.com for special speakers and friends. In His Service, Worship Committee
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As members of the Evangelical Congregational Church we believe the Bible to be our final authority for faith and Christian living, and we affirm the following:
That the universe is the purposeful creation of a personal, loving, almighty God.
That all human beings are made in the image of the Creator and are of infinite worth.
That our world is under the sway of sin as a result of a historical and a personal human rebellion against God, so that suffering, death and separation from God are the experience of humankind; and that without the intervention of God’s grace, this will be the eternal state of all persons.
That Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, through his virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death on the Cross, and glorious resurrection and ascension, graciously offers new life to all who receive him by faith.
That the Holy Spirit, indwelling believers, gives them a desire and an ability to follow biblical standards of conduct in their personal lives and in society.
That the Christian faith is lived in the community of the church, where worship and witness are embodied through the spiritual gifts of its members.
That Jesus Christ will return to this world, bring an end to history as we know it, inaugurate the final judgment, and welcome believers into his eternal kingdom..
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