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,

Gifted and Grateful! We're going to ponder this theme this fall as we gather for worship, and Christian education, and fellowship, and service.

As people of God, we are gifted in many ways, individually and together. We have gifts of faith, compassion, love, service, generosity, leadership, hope, imagination and much more! We have the gifts of young people, and seniors, and youth, and adults, and long-time members and new members. And we have resources of time, talents, possessions, as well as partners in ministry (like our church camps, colleges, neighboring congregations, seminaries.).

We'll keep noting and asking this fall: How are we gifted? so that we can also consider How are we grateful? And how can we, individually and together, live lives of thanksgiving and gratitude?

As Pete Kutzora notes in the article below, we really do want to include everyone in a wonderful study entitled: Gifted and Grateful. You may not know right now how you'll fit that in to your schedule, or what to expect. I'm pretty sure we'll find this brief study to be something for which we are quite grateful! It will bring us closer to God, the Giver of every good gift! And it will draw us closer to each other, as we share our gifts and our gratitude.

Quoting St. Paul echoing, "I am thankful/grateful for your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now!" (Philippians 1:5)

-Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Posted on Sep 13 2019
Luke 15, The Prodigal Son=Gifted! Bible Background: Luke is the only place where Jesus tells this story. A better title might be “The Waiting Father”, since this father waits in love for both of his sons to come back to him. Jesus is showing us what God is like! Digging Deeper: 1.
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Posted on Sep 06 2019
GENESIS 2, Creation version 2.0 Bible Background: Genesis 1 and 2 offer different and complementary stories of how God created the heavens and the earth and humankind. Chapter 1 lifts up the goodness and good order of God’s creation. Chapter 2 gives a much more personal
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Posted on Aug 28 2019
Deuteronomy 15 = The Sabbath’s Far Reach! Bible Background: Commands related to the Sabbath come up frequently. Maybe you thought that resting 1 day a week covered it. Guess again! Every 7th year becomes a sabbatical year when debts were to be erased and slaves were to be set free! Can
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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Posted on Aug 21 2019
Sabbath as Delight Bible Background: The first creation story ends (Genesis 2:2-3) with God resting on the 7th day. God as Creator responds all through that account declaring “it was good!” Psalm 104 celebrates God as Creator and gives the sense that God, nature, and people all
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