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

Events

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Posted on Nov 22 2019
1 Kings 5–8 = King Solomon Bible Background: Solomon was the 2nd son of King David & Bathsheba (David had 9 other sons as well). When David dies, Solomon (not the oldest) is his choice to be king of the United Monarchy (when Israel and Judah were united). Solomon ruled 970-931 BCE
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Posted on Nov 15 2019
GALATIANS 5 = FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Bible Background: Galatians begins as a harsh letter, where Paul confronts Christians who are turning away from the Gospel. He goes on to give practical advice on how to live with the freedom we have in Christ, and what it means to “live by the
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Posted on Nov 07 2019
1 Corinthians 12 = The Body of Christ Bible Background: Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth have lovely words and harsh words. The Christians there were gifted and challenged at the same time: divided when they could have been united; cocky when they could have been humble; selfish
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Posted on Oct 31 2019
THE BOOK OF RUTH Bible Background: Ruth seems to be the story of an ‘outsider’, who, amid all the ups and downs of life, becomes an ‘insider’, whose famous great-grandson grows up to be King David (and ultimately has a place in the family ‘tree’ of Jesus.)
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