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.

Weather permitting we’ll gather for a drive-in worship Saturday at 5:00 pm.    We’ll meet you in the parking lot, and invite you to stay in your vehicle or bring a lawn chair to sit outside your vehicle. 

9:45 Sunday Service will move indoors on July 12th.  The Sunday service will also be on Facebook Live!  Drive-in worship will continue Saturdays at 5:00.

 

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Covenant of Care

Click the link below to view the Covenant of Care before you enter the church.

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Service From Sunday June 28, 2020

Virtual Tour of St. John's Lutheran Church

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

To say "it's been an unusual spring and summer" would be an understatement! I've had a couple of folks ask "does this seem like the 'end times'?" One could only hope! We're in an endurance race, some of us face quite a bit of disruption and anxiety. Some of us are doing ok. Many around the world are struggling, and as a nation-we're struggling too.

There's a Taize song (short, scripture songs by the monks of the Taize community in France), that I'll be humming and singing this week: Wait for the Lord, whose day is near. Wait for the Lord, be strong, take heart! (Psalm 27). While we wait, we pray-for God's kind of kingdom to more fully come; for God's will to be done in our lives and world. While we wait, we learn-things we didn't know during 'normal' times-about ourselves, about our neighbors, about our shared vulnerabilities. While we wait, we trust-that the Spirit of unity and love and power-can help us come together as a people and grow in faith, hope, love, and service even in times like these! -Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Posted on Feb 15 2020
Friends + Forgiveness = Healing (and Controversy!) Bible Background: Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this story near the start of Jesus’ public ministry, where his teaching and healing is attracting crowds, and his way of doing things outside of the usual religious channels, creates
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Posted on Feb 07 2020
The Widow and Her Large Offering! Bible Background: Background is especially important for this short scene. The setting is the Temple in Jerusalem. In Mark, the setting is also the final weeks of Jesus’ life. He has gone to Jerusalem to confront the ‘system’. This will result
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Posted on Jan 31 2020
Little Children = Mark 10:13-16 Bible Background: Jesus has just addressed religious folks on the subject of divorce and marriage, and has pointed out their ‘hardness of heart’. In this scene, parents bring little ones to Jesus for a blessing and the disciples try to send them away.
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Posted on Jan 23 2020
Parable of the Mustard Seed Bible Background: This parable appears in Mark 4, Matthew 13, and Luke 13, where Jesus is using parables-especially about ‘growing’ things-to describe what the kingdom of God is like. It’s been a common Sunday School lesson for generations, because
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