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.

Weather permitting we’ll gather for a drive-in worship Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:45 am.    We’ll meet you in the parking lot, and invite you to stay in your vehicle or bring a lawn chair to sit outside your vehicle.   If the weather doesn’t cooperate we’ll move indoors. Masks required.

The Sunday service will also be on Facebook Live!  

 

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Covenant of Care

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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:

I can't count how many times I've felt the need to share Psalm 46 in my brief newsletter notes. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change....the nations are in an uproar; the kingdoms totter...the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge!"

2020 is adding up to be "the perfect storm", where so many things are concerning, disturbing, and even scary. And yes, we are still called to have faith, to trust God, to love our neighbors, to love our enemies, to have the mind of Christ, and to rejoice in hope! In all of the tough things going on, we're also learning important new things about learning and working from home; being church; physical and mental health; what makes for a healthy society or healthy economy or healthy planet. What's hard is that this huge 'learning curve' isn't flattening out!

We have on the banner out front of our building "Be still and know that I am God!" That command is also from Psalm 46. If you know some of Martin Luther's great hymn "A Mighty Fortress" sing those words to yourself. Hum the tune. Take a break from the 24-hour news onslaught when you need to. Mute those negative and misleading political ads when you can. Don't hide from the things we need to be aware of and involved in as Christians and as citizens and as neighbors, but listen to the words Jesus spoke so often to his disciples: "Do not be afraid!" Pray for the grace to live by them.

And thank you for remembering: We are church together! We are a church of stewards! We are a learning church! And, We are church for the community. That will help us stay connected, and it will help us do what God needs us to be doing in these days! -Pastor Paul

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Posted on Jan 31 2020
Little Children = Mark 10:13-16 Bible Background: Jesus has just addressed religious folks on the subject of divorce and marriage, and has pointed out their ‘hardness of heart’. In this scene, parents bring little ones to Jesus for a blessing and the disciples try to send them away.
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Posted on Jan 23 2020
Parable of the Mustard Seed Bible Background: This parable appears in Mark 4, Matthew 13, and Luke 13, where Jesus is using parables-especially about ‘growing’ things-to describe what the kingdom of God is like. It’s been a common Sunday School lesson for generations, because
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Posted on Jan 15 2020
PARABLES OF THE SOWER Bible Background: In Matthew 13, Jesus is teaching in parables. A parable takes something from daily life and can make an ‘obvious’ point, or reveal a ‘hidden’ point. Parables often turn things ‘upside down.’ Parables are sometimes clear
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Posted on Jan 09 2020
Why Plan Your Giving? Today, we’re blessed to have Cindy Halverson with us. She’s our ELCA Director of Planned Giving for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. (Some of you recall meeting Pastor Larry Westfield, who served in that capacity for a number of years.) What does a Director of
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