Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church!

God has blessed St. John’s since 1862 with faithful members, pastors, and newcomers. We’re a congregation of sinners and saints of all ages. Our worship blends traditional and contemporary, with opportunities for growth, fellowship, and service. We extend Christ’s welcome to all who seek to worship, know, and serve the Lord.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 9:45am
Saturday Worship: 5:00pm

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ,

We are a church of stewards! Having just come back from one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World (Grand Canyon), my fellow travelers and I are more in awe of the incredible beauty and diversity of life. And we are more committed to caring for God's creation. "Commitment" is easy. Actually doing something is harder! We figured we could each reduce our use of plastics (remembering that the oceans are 'drowning' in plastic refuse!) and disposable items. But mostly what we need is a conversion of the heart and mind, as in: to actually develop a love for all of God's creation so that we take nothing for granted!

This summer, many of you are vacationing; camping; boating; fishing; enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy it and care for it. Enjoy it and thank God for it. Enjoy it and find something new to fall in love with in nature! Enjoy it and figure out a way individually or as a family to be the best caretakers you can be. And then also learn, listen, and speak thoughtfully (in person and on social media and to our leaders) about how we as a church and how we as a nation can find common ground and a common purpose in caring for the land, the water, and the air that God has provided not just for our enjoyment-but for life itself; and not just for us, but for every generation yet to come.

Yours and His, Pastor Paul


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Posted on Jun 21 2019
REFLECTIONS ON PSALM 69 Bible Background: Psalm 69 fits in the category of a “personal lament” psalm, as when a troubled individual cries out to God for help. (The other kind of lament psalm is the “communal lament”, where the whole community or nation cries out.) Lament
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Posted on Jun 11 2019
PSALM 113 – Praise the name of the Lord! Bible Background: “Psalm 113 is from start to finish a hymn of praise about God. It is a call to the people of God to remember who God is and what God has done. Under an arc of the sun’s transit across the sky, earthen landscapes rotate
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Pentecost

Posted on Jun 08 2019
PENTECOST! Bible Background: Acts 2 tells the story of how a Jewish harvest festival provided the setting for the Holy Spirit to appear in force. (Pentecost=50th day.)The original gathering is of Jews from every nation on earth. The Spirit will propel the apostles and the Good News out into the
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Posted on May 29 2019
A CLOSER LOOK AT ROMANS 1:1-17 Bible Background: The letter to the Romans is Paul’s deepest writing, and he is especially concerned about the subjects of “how we are justified through faith in Christ Jesus” and “how God is faithful to God’s promises.”
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