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.

Summer Worship Schedule (July 7 through September 1)

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

Our Wednesday “Cookout & Campfire” happens once a month again, with the next one on July 24th at 6pm. We’ll have burgers, brats, and lemonade and water. You bring something else to share, if that works for you!

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in Ministry,

I love summertime, and I know what I'd like to think about in summer: getting out and enjoying God's creation; family gatherings and some vacation time; driving one of my old cars; going to Crossways Camps with our young people; catching up with many of you at Saturday Drive-in Service or the July 24 Cookout/Campfire!

And then there are always those things we have to or need to think about in this summer, like: "What is a follower of Jesus to do when so many divisive issues and hurtful things are swirling about us?" Or, "How do I as a Christian tune into the news? Or 'process' the news? And find the truth? And respond to the BS?" Or, "When I am going to schedule that test? Or make or update a will? Or tackle some of those things I've been putting off?" (I try to not let such things keep me awake at night-but then, there are some things that perhaps should keep us awake!)

The times we live in are times to really stay or get 'centered' in the words, and callings, and commands of Jesus. "Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself." Is still pretty important! "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" is becoming more important! "Come to me, you who are weary from carrying heavy burdens" is still a welcoming word. "O Lord, hear my prayer" is still an essential cry.

We may have more than we need on our plates this summer. And the assurance of God's presence, and the promise that God's grace is sufficient for each day-is surely part of what we need most. We're always being coached by Jesus, by scripture, and by the saints who have gone before us, to be faithful servants; to be a non-anxious presence in this highly anxious world; and to be messengers of hope and of healing!

We're all in this together, and the loving, powerful, Spirit of Jesus is right in there with us! Blessings in all of the opportunities and challenges this summer brings!

- Pastor Paul

Sunday, December 17

Posted on Dec 14 2023
Luke 1 = Zechariah and Baby John! Bible Background: Luke’s gospel carefully sets the stage for Jesus’ birth. John the Baptist’s birth is foretold, and then Elizabeth conceives. Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, and then she conceives. John is born and his father tells in a
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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Posted on Oct 28 2023
1 Kings 12 = The Kingdom Divided Bible Background: After King Solomon dies, his son Rehoboam takes charge. He acts badly, ruling with an iron fist. God had said he would “tear the kingdom” from Solomon’s son, and now the kingdom is torn in two. Israel (Northern Kingdom)
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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Posted on Oct 20 2023
KING DAVID – 2 SAMUEL 5–6 Bible Background: David is a central figure in the story of Israel. If Moses was somewhat the ‘founder’ of the nation, David was seen as its ‘savior’. David (great-grandson of Ruth & Boaz) was a shepherd boy, who loved music and
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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Posted on Oct 14 2023
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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