St John Lutheran Church

A Lutheran (ELCA) church in Addison, PA
St John Lutheran Church

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653 Main St
Addison, PA 15411

(814) 395-5930


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Who We Are

Our mission statement:
We the congregations of St. John's Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit ourselves to go forth and spread the good news by fulfilling our obligations to family, neighbors, and society; to encourage one another to be faithful in our vocations; to seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit in the issues of our time, and to speak Christ's message of healing love to the sick, comfort to the grieving, and forgiveness to the penitent. We pledge ourselves to cooperate and work with the whole church and with other congregations in our area, in order to bear effective witness to God's love, to open our doors and hearts to all the spirit sends to us, to invite members, friends, and neighbors to our fellowship in the church, and to undertake in the name of Christ the burden of the needy and abused, and to use our resources and properties in the mission of Christ.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused

Traditional Hymns, Chanting

Lutheran (ELCA)





Our Services

What are services like?
Each week, the hymns and sermon relate to the Bible texts for the week. We have weekly Holy Communion. The liturgy is often sung, though we have spoken liturgy during the summer months and Lent. It is liturgical worship, but not "high church." There are always hymns, prayers, Bible readings, and a sermon.

What is the community like?
We are a friendly, small-town congregation.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome seekers! Newcomers are invited to participate or not in the service as they feel comfortable. Our only request is that only baptized believers receive Holy Communion.


Glenn Foster

Pastor Glenn is originally from upstate New York. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and was ordained in 1993. He has served the four congregations of Mountain Saints Lutheran Ministries in southern Somerset County for over a decade. Pastor Glenn lives in Meyersdale, PA with his wife Terri and son Daniel.

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