St. John's is a member of the Amazon Associates Program
    391 Mount Hope Rd      Middletown, NY 10940
 (845) 342-1963
 Rev. Peter A. Rustico
St. John's Lutheran Church    
Rev. Peter A. Rustico
Worship Schedule
The center of our life as a congregation is our worship of God, Whom we know as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Our worship is focused on the Word of God and the Holy Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We gather together for prayer, praise and thanksgiving on Sundays and many other occasions. 

Lent 2014

"People of the Passion"
12:00 Noon - 30 min. Spoken Communion
(in the Chapel)
7:30 PM  Evening Prayer

Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 AM Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

Palm Sunday:
Procession of Palms
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
12:00 Noon  & 7:30 PM Worship
(brief daily worship in the Chapel)

Maundy Thursday
12:00 Noon & 7:30 PM
Commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus
Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday
Tenebrae Service - 7:30 PM
(Service of Darkness)
Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross

Holy Saturday
Easter Vi
gil Service - 7:30 PM
Service of Darkness and Light
Service of the Twelve Readings
Service of Baptismal Renewal
Service of Holy Communion

Easter Sunday - April 20th
Sunrise Service - 6:00 AM
(Outdoors - weather permitting - dress warmly)
Easter Festival Worship
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Celebration of the Resurrection
Special Music
Celebration of the Lord's Supper

Regular Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship 9 AM  and 11 AM   (September through June)

Sunday Worship 9:30 AM  and Saturday 5:30 PM   (July and August)

Sunday School 9 AM (Nursery - 8th Grade - September - May)

Festival Worship Christmas, Easter and other Holy Days

Adult Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM

Lenten Prayer Wednesday 12:00 Noon and 7:30 PM

Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date  Time Event
  4/4/14   5:30 - 7:00 PM   Fish-n-Chips Dinner
  4/6/14   10:00 AM
  Outreach Pie Sale to benefit Wounded Warrior Project
  4/10/14   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Thrivent Financial Event - Retire Wisely
  4/11/14   6:00 PM   Men's Fellowship
  4/20/14   7:00 AM   Easter Breakfast - reservations required
  4/26/14    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Annual Rummage Sale
  5/3/14   Viewing 6 PM
  Calling begins at 7 PM
   Goods & Services Auction

It is the purpose of the congregation to engage as many persons as will share its confession of faith in a fellowship of:

Worship             Learning            Witness             Service

Enabling the Word of God in Jesus Christ to work in their lives together and individually, including relationships with other Christian Fellowships and social institutions within the community, reaching out to the work of the Synod and the church at large, in response to the mission directive of our Lord Jesus Christ.


  • Are a part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
  • Are the largest protestant denomination in the world.
  • Base their faith on God’s word- the Bible.
  • Confess the Holy Trinity as taught in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.
  • Believe that we are saved by God’s grace through Jesus Christ, and not our own good works.
  • Believe that God comes to us through the Word and the Sacraments within the community of God’s people.
  • Stress Christian Education for all baptized children of God.
  • Regard the congregation as a community in Christ, not simply another social organization.
  • Feel a close relationship with all Christians throughout the world.
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