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.

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

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Pastor's Message
Greetings in this New Year, People of God!

A good way to start a new year is to be grateful to God who has seen us through the past year! 2021 was, shall we say, difficult! Rocky! Scary at times! We're not sorry to see it go. Yet in the year now past, we really do want to give thanks for how God's grace has shown through those essential workers who have kept doing their jobs; public servants who have been faithful in serving the public good; vaccines-and people smart enough to make them and distribute them. Above all we are grateful that God's grace has been, is, and will be sufficient for each day!

It's also important to start a new year with a dose of realism: People all around the world are weary of Covid; this world-this nation-this state have not really come together very well to meet the challenges we face; peoples' mental health has taken a pretty big hit; so has spiritual health for some. And whether you focus on the wider church, the climate, the workplace, our schools, our nation, we have some pretty big issues to deal with. We don't know how that's all going to go!

What we can do is seek to keep our focus centered on Jesus in this new year. It is Jesus, after all who teaches us how to persevere when the world has lost its way. It is Jesus who reminds us that small acts of faithfulness lead to larger acts of faithfulness. It is Jesus who demonstrates that love is stronger than hate (and so much more useful!) It is Jesus who has promised to be with us always-no matter what 2022 brings.

We'll do this together! When we're gathered as church, in-person, online, at Camp, or serving others, we'll gather in Jesus' name. We'll help each other stay focused on Jesus in prayer, in study, and in worship-not ignoring the real issues we must help address in the world-but clear on how we go about addressing them from a foundation of faith. And we'll be for others a sign of Christ's presence and of God's dependable grace. “We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.” Hebrews 12:2

Pastor Paul

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Posted on Jan 15 2022
John 4 = Jesus and the Woman at the Well Bible Background: In John’s Gospel, Jesus has just had a short, odd conversation with Nicodemus-an insider, leading to the claim of John 3:16. Now, he has a unique conversation with an ‘outsider’ of outsiders: A Samaritan; a woman; of
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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Posted on Jan 08 2022
The Wedding at Cana = John 2 Bible Background: John refers to Jesus’ miracles as “signs”, that point to who he is, and that point to what more is to come! This is the “first” of many “signs”, and it’s a delightful one! Remember throughout
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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Posted on Dec 17 2021
John 1=The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us! Bible Background: John’s gospel is unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s writings. John is less about what Jesus did and more about who He was/is and what He means. The Gospel of John was likely the last of the 4 gospels to be written
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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Posted on Dec 04 2021
Ezekiel 37-Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones! Bible Background: Ezekiel was a priest/prophet who was taken to Babylon with the first group of exiles from Jerusalem, about 597 B.C.E. His writings are strange, vivid, and complex. (We identify the genre as “apocalyptic” literature, like much of
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