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.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 9:45am
Saturday Worship: 5:00pm

Lenten Worship Begins Ash Wednesday, Febuary 26th.
Wednesdays 11 am & 7pm, Lunch at noon & dinner at 6

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in Ministry:

In 2017 we adopted four key themes to help answer the question of "What is God calling this congregation to be and do?" The four themes are: +We Are Church Together! (2018) +We Are a Church of Stewards! (2019) +We Are a Learning Church! (2020) +We Are a Church for the Community!

This year we're going to zero-in on being A Learning Church! Would you start imagining what you, as a child of God and worker in God's kingdom, would like to learn more about this year? More about faith subjects, like: Scripture? Prayer? My Spiritual Gifts? How Can God Use Me? Or more about life issues, like: Parenting Teens? Caring for Aging Parents? End-of-life Decisions? Or more about big issues, like: World Religions? Science and Faith? Immigration? The ELCA's teaching on Abortion?

Or, what’s something we need to learn more about? Sharing Faith? Crossing the Divide Between Races? Working Through Grief? Dealing with Doubts?

As a Learning Church, we start with the assumption that belonging to Christ makes us all life-long learners. We pair that with the belief that in the church young people can learn from seniors, and seniors can learn from young folk, and all of us have something to share!

So give that some thought and prayer, because for us to be A Learning Church, it helps if we all have an appetite for new knowledge; new insights; and new challenges. Tell us what you'd like to learn, or what you could offer to teach!

Still discovering how much there is to learn,

-Pastor Paul


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Posted on Dec 20 2019
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, December 15, 2019

Posted on Dec 13 2019
Isaiah 35 = God Comes to Save! Bible Background: Isaiah 35 is a favorite Advent reading as it stirs up anticipation for what God can do. Is. 34 paints a picture of judgement (on Judah’s captors?) and desolation. But chapter 35 is a complete reversal, filled with fresh images and hope.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Posted on Dec 04 2019
ISAIAH OF THE EXILE Bible Background: Most Bible scholars agree that the book of Isaiah spans a large swath of Judah’s history (and more than one prophet’s lifetime.) Chapter 40 begins what is referred to as Second Isaiah, and we hear a prophetic message to the people in exile (587
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Posted on Nov 26 2019
MARY: FAVORED AND FAITHFUL + LUKE 1 Bible Background: The Narrative Lectionary leads us into the Gospel of Luke now through Easter! Luke’s gospel starts out with the angel Gabriel visiting old Zechariah, and announcing that he will father a son who is to be named John. In Scene 2, Gabriel
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