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    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
Special Announcement:

Rev. Henry W. Leino

Harrison Rev. Henry W. Leino, 89 of Harrison, died October 31, 2014 in his home.
He was born in Harrison, November 28, 1924 the son of John and Hilda Leino. He faithfully served his country in the 15th Air Corp in the U.S. Air Force, serving in WWII as a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber, flying 50 missions. He received the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and Distinguished Unit Citation. He graduated from Suomi Theological Seminary and was ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran Church in June of 1953. He married Miriam E. Suorsa of New Castle, PA. on September 5, 1953. He served Trinity Lutheran in Thomaston ,ME, Lake Shore Parish in Chassel, MI, St. Paul Lutheran in Fitchburg, Ma, Zion Lutheran in Fairport, OH, Gloria Dei in Brooklyn, NY. and St. John’s Lutheran in Middletown, NY. after which he retired back home to Harrison. In his retirement he never stopped preaching and serving.

He is survived by his wife Miriam of Harrison, 2 sons Mark and his wife Mari of Lewiston, and Gerald and his wife Miriam of Newburgh, N.Y., 3 daughters, Karen and husband Dana Carlson of New Gloucester, Mary and husband Philip Mahder of Hillsboro, MO, and Diane and husband Mark Lopez of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 2 brothers Harold and Walter both of Harrison, 3 sisters Lila Butterfield of West Paris, Eila Makey of Stow, MA, and Martha Leino of Harrison. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Matti, Arne, Lauri, Eugene, Arthur and Bruno and his sisters Helmi Leino and Lempi Heath

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 8 at 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Rd, South Paris with interment in Harrison Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris, Friday, November 7th from 3-7pm. Memorial gifts in his memory may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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. 

Worship Schedule

Regular Worship
Sunday 9 AM  & 11 AM  
(Now through June 2015)

Sunday School 9 AM
Age 3 through Grade 8

Summer Worship
Sunday 9:30 AM & Saturday 5:30 PM

Festival Worship, Christmas, Easter and other Holy Days

Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays 6:30 PM &
1st & 3rd Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Lenten Prayer Wednesday 12:00 Noon and 7:30 PM

Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date  Time Event
11/11/14 7:00 PM Confirmation Class
11/12/14 6:30 PM Bible Study
  7:00 PM Warming Station Training at St. Paul's Methodist
11/13/14 6:30 PM First Communion Class
  7:00 PM Choir
11/14/14 (FRI) 9 AM - 4 PM HOLIDAY BAZAAR
  6:00 PM Men's Fellowship
11/15/14 (SAT) 9 AM - 4 PM HOLIDAY BAZAAR
11/16/14 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM WORSHIP
  9:00 AM Sunday School
  3:00 PM Promenade Service
11/18/14 7:00 PM Confirmation Class
11/19/14 10:30 AM Bible Study
  6:30 PM Bible Study
  7:30 PM Church Council
11/20/14 1:00 PM Seniors Group
  6:30 PM First Communion Class
  7:00 PM Choir
  12:30 PM First Holy Communion Reception in Wagner Hall
11/25/14 7:00 PM Community Thanksgiving Service
at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (2250 Goshen Tpke)
11/27/14   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!    
11/30/14 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM WORSHIP
  9:00 AM Sunday School

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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