Founded in 1858, St. John’s was in a Union relationship with Frieden’s Reformed Congregation. The two congregations shared a building for worship and ministry.
On November 9, 1958, St. John’s moved from “the church on the hill” into a new building on Main Street in Sumneytown. As the congregation has grown and new opportunities for service and outreach grew, the building grew with several additions.
In December of 2010, we said goodbye to Pastor Eiss who served our congregation for over 30 years. 2011 was a time of prayerful reflection, conversation, and exploration of where God was leading us as we began the search for a new pastor. In 2012, we were blessed to call The Reverend Rebecca Schanely as our new pastor and spiritual leader as we continue our journey of Christian growth.
There are many vital ministries happening at St. John’s: Mission Trips, community dinners, Youth ministry, our Women’s group, Choirs and Bell Choirs for people of all ages, and children’s ministries such as Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Please take time to explore our website to learn more about these and other activities and events.
St. John’s is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (SEPA Synod), and the ecumenical Upper Perkiomen Ministerium. Through these partnerships, we recognize that congregations can do so much more by working together.
Our membership is drawn from a wide geographic area and multiple school districts within the Perkiomen Valley region.