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

Christmas Eve Worship: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship: 9:45 am

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ:

God gives. We receive. We give thanks. We share gladly. Everyone benefits.

That's the story of our lives. And that's the story of Christmas, too. God sends Jesus into the world. We receive him into our hearts. We give thanks. We share the love and invitation of Christ with others, so that all might have life in his name!

There are concrete gifts we can share, of course. Some of my favorites are: ELCA Hunger Appeal (Good Gifts), Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Crossways Camps, Dr. James A. Albrecht Free Clinic, our Greater Milwaukee Synod's Outreach for Hope. All of these help demonstrate that the gift of Jesus is "Good news of great joy for all people!"

But then there are these equally precious gifts too; the gift of sharing your faith; the gift of inviting someone to worship, or Sunday School, or youth group, or a fellowship opportunity at church; the gift of offering to hold a friend or their loved one in prayer. And there's the gift of offering to spend some time, offer friendship, or be of service, because we've learned from Christ the importance of loving one another.

Have a rich, grateful, joyful, generous Christmas!

-Pastor Paul


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Posted on Sep 20 2019
Genesis 24 = Rebekah + Isaac Bible Background: Genesis 24 is a detailed story about how Abraham sends his servant back to the homeland to find a wife for Isaac, and how the servant asks for-and receives-God’s guidance in finding Rebekah, who is willing to go along with this arranged
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Posted on Sep 13 2019
Luke 15, The Prodigal Son=Gifted! Bible Background: Luke is the only place where Jesus tells this story. A better title might be “The Waiting Father”, since this father waits in love for both of his sons to come back to him. Jesus is showing us what God is like! Digging Deeper: 1.
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Posted on Sep 06 2019
GENESIS 2, Creation version 2.0 Bible Background: Genesis 1 and 2 offer different and complementary stories of how God created the heavens and the earth and humankind. Chapter 1 lifts up the goodness and good order of God’s creation. Chapter 2 gives a much more personal
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Posted on Aug 28 2019
Deuteronomy 15 = The Sabbath’s Far Reach! Bible Background: Commands related to the Sabbath come up frequently. Maybe you thought that resting 1 day a week covered it. Guess again! Every 7th year becomes a sabbatical year when debts were to be erased and slaves were to be set free! Can
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