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Rev. Edward Heim, Pastor


Senior Pastor

Pastor has served at St. John’s since the fall of 1995. He previously served two urban parishes in New Jersey; and then as Executive Director of the Lutheran Office on Public Policy as staff member of the DE-MD and Metro Washington DC Synods of the ELCA.

Pastor Ed spends his free time in enjoying dining with Janet, viewing the latest movies, rooting for his favorite sports teams, being an avid reader and following current events.



Fun Facts About Pastor Heim

New Jersey City University with a B.A. in Sociology
Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio
He and his wife, Janet, have been married over 25 years and the parents of three young adults: Chris (living in Colorado), Camille (a pharmacy student) and David (studying History)
Countries Travelled
Canada, Israel, England, Germany-Portugal
Favorite Book, TV Show, Movies
Books: Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell); most of Gladwells's stuff; The Holy Longing (Ronald Rolheiser); The Wound of Knowledge (Rowan Williams)
Movies: The Godfather Trilogy, The Bucket List, The Way, The Razor's Edge, The Lord of the Rings series
Small screen (TV): Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife


A Prayer for the Ephesians
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-21


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