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.

We’ll gather for worship Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:45 am, masks required.    The Sunday service will also be on Facebook Live!  


 

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Covenant of Care

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Service From Sunday August 16, 2020

Virtual Tour of St. John's Lutheran Church

Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ:

"Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly with God!" (Micah 6:8) That's one way scripture sums up what God requires of us. These are things we can do during these twin pandemics of Covid19, and of the climate of fear, division, and anxiety that has taken over politics and social media.

There are things we cannot (or ought not) do right now. We can't plan on big family gatherings. We can't wish the virus away. We can't bury our heads in the sand until the election and everything else blows over! But what we can do are the right things: the things that serve our neighbor; the things that honor life and lives; the things that are good and fair. We can demonstrate lovingkindness, even when others do not. And we must figure out how to do even the simplest of these gestures days when it's hard to smile through a mask, and when we're avoiding friends and strangers.

And what we can also do is walk humbly with God and with our neighbors! Sure, we can tell God what we want and what we think we and the world need now. But isn't it always about God's will being done? And about God's kingdom being front and center? Rather than ours? What might God's will be for us, for the Church, for the world through this pandemic?

I have a suggestion for walking humbly with our neighbors going forward: After the election, if you have a yard sign up, take it down! If you've been promoting your candidate/party on Facebook or Instagram, give it a rest. Some are going to be happy with the outcome next week. Some are going to be deeply disappointed. When it's done, this country doesn't need any sore losers-or sore winners! Fly the flag-by itself! Tweet things that show understanding, rather than rage. Give no voice to the conspiracy theorists. Tame your own words and attitudes around the hope and prayer that we might find a way to be "one nation; under God; indivisible; with liberty and justice for all." Because that hope and prayer becomes possible, when people like you and me are willing to "Do justice. Love kindness. And walk humbly with God!" -Pastor Paul

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Posted on Nov 12 2020
THE CALL OF ISAIAH Bible Background: Isaiah the prophet was from the Southern Kingdom (Judah), and appears on the scene in about 738 BC, at a time of major political uncertainty. The superpower, Assyria, was breathing down on smaller kingdoms. Israel (Northern Kingdom) would fall in 721 BC. The
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Sunday, November 7, 2020

Posted on Nov 07 2020
JONAH – NOT ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD! Bible Background: Jonah is a short story (You can read it in 5 minutes!) It’s got a ‘comic’ quality to it, as in “What a silly prophet!” “What a whopper of a tale!” The story was likely written to be
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Posted on Oct 23 2020
2 Samuel 7 + God Will ‘Build’ A House What’s happened since last week? We learned of Samuel’s birth last time. He’s the “bridge” between the time of the Judges in Israel and the time of the Kings. Now, David (their 2nd king, @ 1000 BC) has unified the
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Posted on Sep 25 2020
GENESIS 30–50, THE STORY OF JOSEPH Bible Background: This is the longest story of the patriarchs of the Jewish people. Abraham and Sarah have a son, Isaac; Isaac and Rebecca have twin sons, Jacob and Esau; Jacob has 12 sons (this leads us to the 12 Tribes of Israel) by Rachel and Leah.
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