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:

I can't count how many times I've felt the need to share Psalm 46 in my brief newsletter notes. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change....the nations are in an uproar; the kingdoms totter...the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge!"

2020 is adding up to be "the perfect storm", where so many things are concerning, disturbing, and even scary. And yes, we are still called to have faith, to trust God, to love our neighbors, to love our enemies, to have the mind of Christ, and to rejoice in hope! In all of the tough things going on, we're also learning important new things about learning and working from home; being church; physical and mental health; what makes for a healthy society or healthy economy or healthy planet. What's hard is that this huge 'learning curve' isn't flattening out!

We have on the banner out front of our building "Be still and know that I am God!" That command is also from Psalm 46. If you know some of Martin Luther's great hymn "A Mighty Fortress" sing those words to yourself. Hum the tune. Take a break from the 24-hour news onslaught when you need to. Mute those negative and misleading political ads when you can. Don't hide from the things we need to be aware of and involved in as Christians and as citizens and as neighbors, but listen to the words Jesus spoke so often to his disciples: "Do not be afraid!" Pray for the grace to live by them.

And thank you for remembering: We are church together! We are a church of stewards! We are a learning church! And, We are church for the community. That will help us stay connected, and it will help us do what God needs us to be doing in these days! -Pastor Paul

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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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Posted on Sep 19 2020
GENESIS 15 = GOD, THE PROMISE KEEPER Bible Background: The story of Abram and Sarai starts in chapter 12. God-in seeking to bless and work with the whole human race-has zeroed in on a particular family, and promises 1) Many descendants, 2) Land for them, and 3) To bless all the families of the
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September 13, 2020

Posted on Sep 11 2020
CREATION AND ‘THE FALL’ GENESIS 2–3 Bible Background: It’s important to note that there is not 1 story, but 2 stories of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis. Chapter 2 is the personal, ‘hands-on’ story of God creating the first humans. Everything is
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