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 and Sunday at 9:45 am.    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.   If the weather doesn’t cooperate we’ll move indoors. Masks required.

The Sunday service will also be on Facebook Live!  

 

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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, August 16, 2020

Posted on Aug 19 2020
JOB 38–42 GOD SPEAKS, JOB LISTENS-AND SEES! Bible Background: Job has demanded and dreaded a ‘hearing’ before God. God’s speech is divided into two parts (#38–39, and then #40–41). Job gets in just a word of humility in between (41:3-5). The divine speeches
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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Posted on Aug 05 2020
JOB 31-JOB RESTS HIS CASE. JOB 38-GOD ANSWERS! Bible Background: Job makes his final plea for justice in chapters 29–31 and then ‘rests his case’. In 32–37, a new person, Elihu, speaks. His speech may be a later addition to the book to ‘soften’ some of
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Posted on Mar 10 2020
10 Healed=1 Thankful? Bible Background: Luke may have been a physician, and he tells more healing stories (and uses more medical terms) than the other 3 gospels. Leprosy might have been any number of skin diseases, made worse by the determination that you were “unclean” ritually,
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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Posted on Mar 06 2020
LUKE 15: LOST + FOUND = CELEBRATE! Bible Background: This is found only in Luke! Jesus tells 3 parables of the lost being found and celebrated. Note that he tells these in response to the Pharisees and scribes who are “grumbling that this man eats with tax collectors and sinners!”
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