Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John
Filadelfijas latvieu evanliski luterisks Sv. Ja
301 N Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Philadelphia's Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation
of St. John is the oldest Latvian Lutheran congregation in
the United States. and a member of the Latvian Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (LELBA). St. John's
Church unites Latvian Lutherans with an aim to preach
God's Word in our own language, and to cultivate our
spiritual traditions in today's multicultural environment
with services in both English and Latvian.
Services are usually held on Sunday at 11:00 AM.
check out our Special Events which are open to the
Latvian Church of St. John is a community of about 100
families who are of Latvian heritage, have Latvian family
members, or have interest in a culturally diverse Lutheran
experience. The church is an area hub for both Latvian
cultural and religious activity. Latvian School,
which goes through the eighth grade, is active during the
school year. Other social and cultural events are a
frequent part of the church calendar and have included
folk dancing, music and art exhibits and craft fairs.
chapel accommodates about 100 in a warm, intimate
setting with an attached social hall. The church and
social hall are available for rent to both church members
All are cordially invited to attend services or
special events - see "Calendar and Events".