St John’s History

Historical Highlights – St. John’s Lutheran Church

1974
Feb 23

1974

Sister Millicent J. Drake joins the staff as Parish Deaconess

1975
Jul 08

1975

Jeffrey H. Bortz replaces Pastor Scott as associate pastor

1976
Jun 11

1976

Extensive repairs to the exterior of the church building are completed; five stained glass windows depicting symbols of St. John, St. Paul, and St. Peter are donated, as is the dossal

1981
Apr 03

1981

An eight foot brass cross is suspended above the altar; the gift of a carillon is presented to the church

1982
Jan 23

1982

A sanctuary lamp is installed to burn continually as a vivid reminder of the Living Lord among His people

1985
Oct 08

1985

Lee E. Angstadt, begins his service as associate pastor (he becomes senior pastor, 1991; co-senior pastor, 1992-1995; and then St. John’s visitation pastor, 1995-1997; and then Pastor Emeritus)

1991
Feb 02

1991

John A. Jorgenson comes to St. John’s as interim staff pastor

1992
May 04

1992

John G. Pearson is called to St. John’s; the Order of Worship as it is presented in the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW) officially begins

1993
Nov 20

1993

Scott W. Lingenfelter is called to be Associate Pastor

1994
Feb 07

1994

Communion begins on a monthly basis; the Saturday Evening Contemporary Worship Service at 6 pm begins

1995
Sep 05

1995

The Keim property next to the church parking lot is purchased; the demolition of the Boyertown Casket Company building behind the church leads to improved parking conditions; work starts on a new kitchen for the Parish House so meals can be better provided for Youth Club and other activities

1997
Feb 23

1997

Carl A. Wenzel is called to be Associate Pastor; the parking lot shared with Good Shepherd U.C.C. and National Penn Bank is completed

2004
Dec 25

Christmas Day Meal

The fourth annual Christmas Day Meal, after Christmas morning service, continues to grow and thrive.

2013
May 20

2013

Pastor Dan Burris is called to be Associate Pastor

2015
Feb 23

2015

Pastor Bob Machamer is called to be Senior Pastor

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