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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.


Pastor's Message
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

It's summer, not Christmas, I know! Is it OK for your pastor to share his 'wish list' now? Like many folks, I am into "wishful thinking" sometimes, but then again, if we don't ask or suggest or wish, nothing is gained.

+I wish that all St. John's folks would be in worship whenever you can be, and invite someone who doesn't have a church to call 'home'!

+I wish, sometimes, that there weren't so many needy people out there; but since there are-I do wish more of you would ask "Pastor, is there some family or individual I can help in some way?" And I wish more of you would surprise me and say "Pastor, here's $100 or $500 or $1,000 to use where it's needed!" That would be amazing!

+I wish for more prayer-partners! It's powerful when folks ask for the church's and my prayers; it's powerful when you also ask "Who can we be praying for?"

+I wish for more of you to dare to have conversations about your estate plans with me, or with our Mission Endowment Team, or with our Lutheran Planned Giving representative. It would be amazing to see the ministry that could happen if each of us would remember St. John's, or Crossways Camps, or one of our ELCA colleges or seminaries in our wills or trusts!

Of course there are some other things I wish for: I'd wish for no athletic events on Sunday mornings; and for everyone to have a decent job; and for a way to reverse the aging process. Those wishes aren't going to happen, so I'll forget those for now, and trust you and the Spirit to make some of these other wishes happen! Thank you for letting me share my list!

-Pastor Paul

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