St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Pastor's Page July 2018

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—Ephesians 2:8

This changes everything.

“This Changes Everything” is the theme for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering. From Tuesday, June 26‐Monday, July 1, our youth and adults will be immersed in an environment where they will serve, learn, pray, sing, meet new people, and walk around Houston. None of them have ever been to Texas, so that changes everything. Some of them will take their first plane flight, so that changes everything. Madi, Camryn, Aubrey, and Mitchell will be surrounded by 26,000 other Lutheran youth for the first me, so that changes everything. They will encounter God in new ways, so that changes everything.

How can you participate with them?

This changes everything. The Youth Gathering isn’t only about the youth who go, the adults who accompany them, and the financial support it takes to get them there. It’s also about the ways that WE will be challenged and strengthened by their witness. Are we ready to receive what they have to give? As Mary Naugle said to me this morning, “Fasten your seatbelts!”

This changes everything...And we can’t wait!

Rev. Rachael C. Dietz



We are a part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

One Front Street Plaza
PO Box 5
Mohnton PA 19540

Office: 610-777-9985