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News & Noteworthy Events at St. John

Please visit our "News Archive" for more pictures and stories from past events.

Wednesday Midweek Worship

On your way home from the beach, or on your way to the boardwalk, stop by and worship with us. Each Wednesday in July and August, a Spoken Service of Communion will be held at 5:00PM. It will be the same as the following Sunday's 8:00AM Service. If you're busy on Sundays, worship Wednesday evenings in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of St. John.

Matching Fund Campaign

During the summer of 2017 we will be raising funds for our Mission and Ministry at St. John. Thanks to the generous promise from a member of our congregation, every dollar donated will be matched!. You can make a one-time donation to the campaign or "pledge" a weekly amount for the remainder of the summer. Special envelopes are available in the bulletins or from the ushers. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this project.

You can also support the Matching Fund Campaign by making a donation online. Just note "2017 Matching Fund Campaign" on the memo line:


Luther 500

St. John 101 is "Reforming" into Luther 500

Recognizing that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation occurs in 2017, we're transforming Sunday morning adult forum, St. John 101, into Luther 500. Every Sunday morning throughout the year, Pastor Mark will lead us in a study of Luther's "Small Catechism," culminating with a grand celebration on Reformation Sunday, 2017. During the course of the year, we may schedule other festivities to commemorate this important year, which might include more movie screenings, as well as an authentic German homestyle dinner complete with bratwurst and fixings. We invite you to join us Sunday mornings between services for Luther 500.

Don't miss our next session: Sunday morning at 9:05AM, in the lounge. Grab a cup of coffee between services, and join the conversation.

Rejoicing Spirits

Rejoicing Spirits is an inclusive Christian worship and fellowship community that embraces the gifts of our brothers and sisters with intellectual disabilities. St. John holds Rejoicing Spirits worship services the 1st Sunday of every month (summer excluded) at 1PM. All are welcome to attend these joyful services.

Next Rejoicing Spirits Service Date & Time: Sunday, October 1st at 1PM

Stop by our St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc) and watch for new posts about Rejoicing Spirits.

Altar Guild Altar Guild Signups Needed

An Altar Guild signup sheet has been posted in the sacristy. Many openings are available. The Altar Guild consists of the faithful servants who set the altar for communion and clean up following worship. Please consider volunteering for this important ministry. If you have no experience, training will be provided. Length of service is one month and you will generally work in teams of two. For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Annual Meeting 2
Annual Meeting 3
Annual Meeting 1

The church Annual Meeting was held on January 29th. Council elections were held, the spending plan was discussed and voted on, and important decisions regarding ministries at St. John were made.

Click here to download a copy of the Annual Report of the Congregation Annual Report

The report is in Adobe Reader, PDF format. If you don't have the free Adobe Reader on your computer, download it here: Get Adobe Reader

Picture Gallery

View pictures from the 58th Annual Oyster, Ham or Chicken Dinner

See more pictures on the St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc)

Pastor Mark, the OHC Dinner Committee and the entire congregation extend their heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who attended or helped in any way. Funds raised from this year’s event will support, in part, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cape May and Atlantic County and the St. John Lutheran Youth Organization. We would like to especially acknowledge and thank Boyar’s Market for their help and support.

Stitches & Scripture

2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:30PM in the Lounge at St. John

For folks who like to knit or just want to learn how.

Join us for conversation, dessert, scripture and stitches.

For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Stitches and Scripture

Habitat Build

Habitiat for Humanity of Cape May County and Thrivent Builds have teamed up to build another home in Whitesboro, Middle Township and St. John volunteers were there to take part in the big "Wall-Raising."

Check out more pictures on the St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc)

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. John Featured in "Press of Atlantic City"

Click to read the article from the Press of Atlantic City

And, click here for more pictures featured in the newspaper

Thanksgiving Dinner

St. John 'Stations of the Cross' Featured in "Press of Atlantic City"

Click to read the article from the Press of Atlantic City

And, click here for more pictures featured in the newspaper

Easter Service

Additional Giving Coffee Mug

You'll find an envelope in your pew bulletin which encourages you to go one step further in helping our St. John family meet its budget. Skip a soda, cup of coffee, or bottle of water each week, and put the $2 in the envelope.

Food Cupboard Food Cupboard

The Food Cupboard requests juice, Jell-O, dry milk, diapers, and brown paper bags. Food drop-off is located in the church lobby. People receiving food stamps may only purchase food products, so there is also a need for paper products, hand soap, dish & laundry detergent, and personal items such as deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Now, you can help St. John by making a donation online:


Church Calendars & Servants' Schedule are now online. Click Here to view them.


iPod Listen to Pastor Mark's sermons and the St. John Choir on your computer or iPod - Click Here


Money Jug

The jug located in the church narthex is being used to collect loose change (and folding money) for an ongoing project by the Men's Prayer Group. Through Waves of Caring, a family in need located in Ocean City is being assisted by this project. Please donate as you are able. Find out more about the Men's Prayer Group on the Bible Study and Prayer page.




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St. John Lutheran Church
1001 Central Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
phone: 609.399.0798
fax: 609.399.3874
The Reverend Mark P. Bruesehoff, Pastor
Pastor’s email: pastormark@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Church office: office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

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