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.

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm  
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Lenten Worship –  Wednesdays 11am & 7 pm.  Lunch at noon and simple supper at 6pm. 

All are welcome!


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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in the Gospel,

We're going to try Ash Wednesday x2 (March 1) to get underway with our Lent series The Way of Love. The 40 days of Lent are really about getting back to 'the basics.' We are both sinners and saints. God is gracious and merciful. Living Christian lives is something like driving a car down the road-somebody is at the wheel to pay attention and to make all those minor corrections to keep things straight! (I know there are Tesla cars with self-driving capabilities, but...). Our lives and faith always require attention and re-direction!

In Wednesday worship (11am/7pm) we'll explore 7 core practices and re-commit ourselves to them: +TURN: Pause, Listen and choose to follow Jesus +LEARN: Reflect on scripture each day, especially on Jesus' life and teachings. +PRAY: Dwell intentionally with God daily. +WORSHIP: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God. +BLESS: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve. +GO! Cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus.

We're using resources created by the Episcopal Church, and a book (available in your library!) by Bishop Michael Curry. It's a good 'read'! You can explore online resources too. Google "The Way of Love" and include "Episcopal Church". (By the way, did you know that since 2000, we in the ELCA have been in 'full communion' fellowship with The Episcopal Church?)

We also invite you to Lent lunches and suppers that will nourish your body and spirit (and might simplify your schedule for one meal!)

Our Lent offerings will be shared with 4 of our regular ministry partners: 1. Our ELCA Hunger Appeal, 2. Our Greater Milwaukee Synod "Outreach for Hope" ministries, 3. All Peoples' Church/Milwaukee, and 4. Ulong'a Parish in Tanzania.

I don't know about you, but Lent is actually my favorite 'season' of the church year and, of course, it leads to Easter joy and resurrection promise! Join in as you are able! And blessings in these 40 days!

-Pastor Paul

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Posted on Feb 15 2023
DIGGING DEEPER INTO MATTHEW 16:23–17:8 Bible Background: Jesus has just told his disciples that he will suffer and die and be raised. Peter resists that kind of talk. Then Jesus speaks these hard words about taking up the cross and following. The Transfiguration scene on the mountaintop
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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Posted on Feb 11 2023
What’s up with these Parables in Matthew 13? Bible Background: Matthew 13 is a chapter with parables about the kingdom of God. The “Sower and the Seed” one is not so hard to relate to. Several of the others make us scratch our heads-and maybe that is what a parable is meant to
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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Posted on Feb 04 2023
Matthew 7 = Sermon on the Mount = Hearing + Doing Bible Background: The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew is a collection of Jesus’ teachings (not likely a single sermon!) that shows Jesus as a “new Moses” and more! Today’s reading is like a collection of proverbs-wise
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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Posted on Jan 27 2023
Reflections on Matthew 6:7-21 Bible Background: This is at the center of Jesus “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew. Note that Jesus is not condemning almsgiving, prayer, or fasting. He wants his followers to do those things from the heart and not for ‘show’. Praying
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