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.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 9:45am
Saturday Worship: 5:00pm

Christmas Eve Worship: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship: 9:45 am

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ:

God gives. We receive. We give thanks. We share gladly. Everyone benefits.

That's the story of our lives. And that's the story of Christmas, too. God sends Jesus into the world. We receive him into our hearts. We give thanks. We share the love and invitation of Christ with others, so that all might have life in his name!

There are concrete gifts we can share, of course. Some of my favorites are: ELCA Hunger Appeal (Good Gifts), Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Crossways Camps, Dr. James A. Albrecht Free Clinic, our Greater Milwaukee Synod's Outreach for Hope. All of these help demonstrate that the gift of Jesus is "Good news of great joy for all people!"

But then there are these equally precious gifts too; the gift of sharing your faith; the gift of inviting someone to worship, or Sunday School, or youth group, or a fellowship opportunity at church; the gift of offering to hold a friend or their loved one in prayer. And there's the gift of offering to spend some time, offer friendship, or be of service, because we've learned from Christ the importance of loving one another.

Have a rich, grateful, joyful, generous Christmas!

-Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Posted on Nov 15 2019
GALATIANS 5 = FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Bible Background: Galatians begins as a harsh letter, where Paul confronts Christians who are turning away from the Gospel. He goes on to give practical advice on how to live with the freedom we have in Christ, and what it means to “live by the
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Posted on Nov 07 2019
1 Corinthians 12 = The Body of Christ Bible Background: Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth have lovely words and harsh words. The Christians there were gifted and challenged at the same time: divided when they could have been united; cocky when they could have been humble; selfish
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Posted on Oct 31 2019
THE BOOK OF RUTH Bible Background: Ruth seems to be the story of an ‘outsider’, who, amid all the ups and downs of life, becomes an ‘insider’, whose famous great-grandson grows up to be King David (and ultimately has a place in the family ‘tree’ of Jesus.)
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Reformation Sunday

Posted on Oct 24 2019
KEY LUTHERAN TEACHINGS On this 502th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, let’s review some key Lutheran teachings: Grace Alone: Luther insisted that we are “justified by God’s grace as a gift” (Romans 3:24) rather than by good works. We do not make ourselves
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