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.

Summer Worship Schedule (July 7 through September 1)

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

Our Wednesday “Cookout & Campfire” happens once a month again, with the next one on July 24th at 6pm. We’ll have burgers, brats, and lemonade and water. You bring something else to share, if that works for you!

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in Ministry,

I love summertime, and I know what I'd like to think about in summer: getting out and enjoying God's creation; family gatherings and some vacation time; driving one of my old cars; going to Crossways Camps with our young people; catching up with many of you at Saturday Drive-in Service or the July 24 Cookout/Campfire!

And then there are always those things we have to or need to think about in this summer, like: "What is a follower of Jesus to do when so many divisive issues and hurtful things are swirling about us?" Or, "How do I as a Christian tune into the news? Or 'process' the news? And find the truth? And respond to the BS?" Or, "When I am going to schedule that test? Or make or update a will? Or tackle some of those things I've been putting off?" (I try to not let such things keep me awake at night-but then, there are some things that perhaps should keep us awake!)

The times we live in are times to really stay or get 'centered' in the words, and callings, and commands of Jesus. "Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself." Is still pretty important! "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" is becoming more important! "Come to me, you who are weary from carrying heavy burdens" is still a welcoming word. "O Lord, hear my prayer" is still an essential cry.

We may have more than we need on our plates this summer. And the assurance of God's presence, and the promise that God's grace is sufficient for each day-is surely part of what we need most. We're always being coached by Jesus, by scripture, and by the saints who have gone before us, to be faithful servants; to be a non-anxious presence in this highly anxious world; and to be messengers of hope and of healing!

We're all in this together, and the loving, powerful, Spirit of Jesus is right in there with us! Blessings in all of the opportunities and challenges this summer brings!

- Pastor Paul

Sunday, July 16th

Posted on Jul 14 2023
2 Peter 3 = God’s Timing! Bible Background: The last chapter of this short letter seeks to reinforce the beliefs and lives of the Christian community; warn false teachers of judgement; and look forward to the return of Christ as Lord of all creation! Digging Deeper: 1. Chapter 3 returns
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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Posted on Jul 07 2023
2nd Peter = Remembering and Warning Bible Background: We have noted that 2nd Peter is probably the ‘latest’ book in the New Testament, and likely written in the name of Peter, rather than by Peter himself. The author is interested in reinforcing faithful teaching and living, and
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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Posted on Jun 30 2023
2nd Letter of Peter = Interesting Reminders! Bible Background: This letter is likely the ‘newest’ book in the New Testament, written somewhere between 100-150 AD (long after the Apostle Peter would have died.) It was not uncommon (nor was it considered a ‘forgery’) for a
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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Posted on Jun 23 2023
PROMISES OF RESTORATION + ISAIAH 61 Bible Background: The book of Isaiah is the most important book of prophecy in the Old Testament, and the one most quoted in the New Testament. The book is the work of at least 3 authors over a period from before, during, and after the time of Exile (approx.
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