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St. John Lutheran Church ELCA in Summerfield, Florida, offers opportunities for you to lend your support to our congregation and community. We are always looking for new members.

Opportunities for Christian Fellowship

St. John Lutheran Church ELCA in Summerfield, Florida, offers many church ministries and committees that reach out to our congregation and community. Our ministries promote Christian fellowship. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, contact us for further information.


Church Council

President, Steve German

Vice President, Dick McLean

Secretary, Pat Crigler

Treasurer, Susan Krohn

Council Members: Joe Guilfoil, Jim Stayton, Dan Holland, Judy Roberts, Norris Krohn, Byron Engen

Council Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to all church members. 


Christian Education

The Christian Ed. Ministry is responsible for all continuing religious educational experiences including but not limited to: Confirmation classes, Vacation Bible School, Outdoor Ministries, Christmas Living Nativity, Interaction and Fellowship with other church youth groups, and sponsored educational events and trips. The Christian Ed team offers opportunities for children and families. Other events include:

• Vacation Bible School
• Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout
• Living Nativity and Christmas Program,
• ELCA Youth Gatherings

Music and Worship

The Music and Worship Ministry is responsible for the Altar Guild, the choir, the chime choir, banners and festival days, and the ushers and lectors for weekly services. St. John has a Chime Choir to perform during services and holidays. Anyone who can count and wants to have some fun through music are welcome to join the Chime Choir! 

Music and Worship

St. Johns Lutheran Church

Bear Ministry

Bear Ministry

This ministry started when we placed 30 teddy bears in our pews to help our members minister to those with health or emotional problems or bumpy times in their lives. Also, the bears could be given to people who are celebrating new beginnings. Our members were encouraged to take a bear to help them on their ministry missions. Each stuffed bear has a tag stating it attended worship services at our church, and it comes to them with blessings of worship and hope. The bears are replaced regularly. The bears have also been given in celebrating new members, blessed births or any time a member wanted to minister by passing along a bear when needed.

Fellowship Committee

The committee promotes a Christian and friendly spirit among church members and friends of the congregation and community. We help provide a welcoming environment and coordinate refreshments for fellowship after services and church functions. This committee is responsible for Sunday morning refreshments, the Church picnic, miscellaneous dinners, Lenten and Advent soup suppers, socials, luncheons, receptions, day trips and social activities.


Nurturing Committee

 This team is responsible for the St. John Lutheran Shepherd calling program. They also send cards for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, greetings and in sympathy. This team assimilates new members and maintains member mailboxes. They organize and keep current the St. John prayer chain. They assist other committees for special events.

Outreach Committee

 This Ministry Team is responsible for the New Member Outreach and Orientation, the Greeter Program for Sunday services, St. John's Global Mission Program in conjunction and cooperation with the Florida-Bahamas Synod and ELCA, Communications Program within the congregation, the Synod and the ELCA at large. The Outreach Ministry Team handles public relations to make the presence of St. John known to our surrounding community. This ministry team assists the Pastor in the development of new projects and programs which are designed to Witness to the community and provide support and facilities for various organizations who are in service to the community through Christian avenues. Outreach helps with Special Programs and Events within the church schedule that serve as a means to show fellowship, love and support for other members as well as newcomers and guests at St. John.

Social Ministry

The Social Ministry Committee is responsible for collecting and distributing items for the food pantry, coordination with other social help agencies, shelters, prison Bible ministry, plus the Christmas Angel Tree and school supplies donations.

Social Ministry


Property Committee

The Property Committee is responsible for all maintenance of the Church and Church grounds, including the parsonage. This includes volunteer labor, plus obtaining, monitoring, and reviewing all contracted labor for building and grounds maintenance. The Property Committee oversees the Memorial Garden.  The Property Committee is also responsible for maintaining an inventory of all Church property. The Property Committee helps provide needed equipment etc. and set up for special events. The Property Committee assists the other Ministry Teams with special events such as:

• Easter Sunrise Service
• Christmas Eve Service
• Memorials
• Luncheons
• Special Events By the Lake
• Youth Events

• Weddings
• Picnics

Property Committee

Women of the ELCA

As a committee of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, in society, and the world.