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 (masks required, physical distancing)
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

 

 

 

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Pastor's Message
Dear St. John's Friends and Family:

Hebrews 12:1-2 offers encouragement: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross..."

These 14 months in the pandemic have been like a marathon! It's taking a long time! People are tired. We have lost some dear ones along the way. And the race isn't over! We remember that this journey has been much harder on some. We think of front-line workers who have stayed at it; of parents who have had to juggle work (or lack of) and on-line school for their kids; of those who have been isolated and alone. "Tis grace has brought us safe this far..." the song says! Thank God for grace! And for endurance!

We're still in this marathon! And it's not the only one. We are always dealing with the challenges of living and working together as a nation; and of finding hope and common ground with the rest of the world. Do we look to Jesus? Like the writer of Hebrews says?

If we would, I'm pretty sure we will find a way to welcome those who are 'outsiders'. We'll hear truths that challenge us and words that comfort us. We'll discover our role of being witnesses and servants. And in looking to Jesus, we'll be able to keep running the race that is set before us-which ultimately leads to life in His name!

Thank you for persevering with your church family too! Thank you for coming to worship as you get vaccinated, and for your patience with masking, and for your interest in how we work out Sunday School, and for your prayers, and for every way you pitch-in! This is an important time to be a church which nurtures relationships and connects us with the needs and gifts of the people around us!

Pastor Paul

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Posted on May 07 2021
Galatians=By Grace We Belong! Bible Background: We jumped from Acts 15 (new believers do not have to first become observant Jews) to a similar theme of Paul’s in this letter. “Galatia” is a region in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). Paul is adamant that the freedom we have in
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Posted on Apr 23 2021
ACTS 8 = PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH Bible Background: This is not the strangest story in the Bible, but it is crazy-in a wonderful way-how this encounter happens, and how the circle of those following the risen Christ grows bigger and bigger! Philip is one of the 7 deacons, chosen with
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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Posted on Apr 09 2021
LUKE 24:13f=THE WALK TO EMMAUS Bible Background: Luke alone records this story of the 1st Easter afternoon. Emmaus is about 7 miles from Jerusalem. Two followers of Jesus (two men? a couple?) are getting out of town after an awful weekend of Roman crucifixions. It appears that the powers of
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Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Posted on Mar 26 2021
PASSION OF OUR LORD ACCORDING TO LUKE 1. As you know, the stories of Jesus arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial, and resurrection are told a bit differently in each of the 4 gospels. Of the 4, Luke approaches this as an historian, trying to write an orderly, believable account, so that our faith
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