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.

We’ll gather for worship Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:45 am, 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:

"Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly with God!" (Micah 6:8) That's one way scripture sums up what God requires of us. These are things we can do during these twin pandemics of Covid19, and of the climate of fear, division, and anxiety that has taken over politics and social media.

There are things we cannot (or ought not) do right now. We can't plan on big family gatherings. We can't wish the virus away. We can't bury our heads in the sand until the election and everything else blows over! But what we can do are the right things: the things that serve our neighbor; the things that honor life and lives; the things that are good and fair. We can demonstrate lovingkindness, even when others do not. And we must figure out how to do even the simplest of these gestures days when it's hard to smile through a mask, and when we're avoiding friends and strangers.

And what we can also do is walk humbly with God and with our neighbors! Sure, we can tell God what we want and what we think we and the world need now. But isn't it always about God's will being done? And about God's kingdom being front and center? Rather than ours? What might God's will be for us, for the Church, for the world through this pandemic?

I have a suggestion for walking humbly with our neighbors going forward: After the election, if you have a yard sign up, take it down! If you've been promoting your candidate/party on Facebook or Instagram, give it a rest. Some are going to be happy with the outcome next week. Some are going to be deeply disappointed. When it's done, this country doesn't need any sore losers-or sore winners! Fly the flag-by itself! Tweet things that show understanding, rather than rage. Give no voice to the conspiracy theorists. Tame your own words and attitudes around the hope and prayer that we might find a way to be "one nation; under God; indivisible; with liberty and justice for all." Because that hope and prayer becomes possible, when people like you and me are willing to "Do justice. Love kindness. And walk humbly with God!" -Pastor Paul

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Posted on Sep 19 2020
GENESIS 15 = GOD, THE PROMISE KEEPER Bible Background: The story of Abram and Sarai starts in chapter 12. God-in seeking to bless and work with the whole human race-has zeroed in on a particular family, and promises 1) Many descendants, 2) Land for them, and 3) To bless all the families of the
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September 13, 2020

Posted on Sep 11 2020
CREATION AND ‘THE FALL’ GENESIS 2–3 Bible Background: It’s important to note that there is not 1 story, but 2 stories of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis. Chapter 2 is the personal, ‘hands-on’ story of God creating the first humans. Everything is
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Posted on Sep 04 2020
Romans 12:14-21 Overcoming Evil With Good! Bible Background: Romans 12 starts the practical application of Paul’s letter, where he has emphasized how those (Jew and Gentile) justified by faith, are to live as a community in Christ. These words and instructions were written for the body of
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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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