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.

We’ll gather for worship Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:45 am, masks required.    The Sunday service will also be on Facebook Live!  


 

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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:

"Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly with God!" (Micah 6:8) That's one way scripture sums up what God requires of us. These are things we can do during these twin pandemics of Covid19, and of the climate of fear, division, and anxiety that has taken over politics and social media.

There are things we cannot (or ought not) do right now. We can't plan on big family gatherings. We can't wish the virus away. We can't bury our heads in the sand until the election and everything else blows over! But what we can do are the right things: the things that serve our neighbor; the things that honor life and lives; the things that are good and fair. We can demonstrate lovingkindness, even when others do not. And we must figure out how to do even the simplest of these gestures days when it's hard to smile through a mask, and when we're avoiding friends and strangers.

And what we can also do is walk humbly with God and with our neighbors! Sure, we can tell God what we want and what we think we and the world need now. But isn't it always about God's will being done? And about God's kingdom being front and center? Rather than ours? What might God's will be for us, for the Church, for the world through this pandemic?

I have a suggestion for walking humbly with our neighbors going forward: After the election, if you have a yard sign up, take it down! If you've been promoting your candidate/party on Facebook or Instagram, give it a rest. Some are going to be happy with the outcome next week. Some are going to be deeply disappointed. When it's done, this country doesn't need any sore losers-or sore winners! Fly the flag-by itself! Tweet things that show understanding, rather than rage. Give no voice to the conspiracy theorists. Tame your own words and attitudes around the hope and prayer that we might find a way to be "one nation; under God; indivisible; with liberty and justice for all." Because that hope and prayer becomes possible, when people like you and me are willing to "Do justice. Love kindness. And walk humbly with God!" -Pastor Paul

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Posted on Feb 19 2020
LUKE 10:25-42 WHO ACTED AS A NEIGHBOR? Bible Background: Luke 10 is the chapter after Jesus ‘sets his face to go to Jerusalem’. This section is special to Luke (meaning that Matthew and Mark do not have this series of stories). Jesus has sent the 70 on their mission; he has found
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Posted on Feb 15 2020
Friends + Forgiveness = Healing (and Controversy!) Bible Background: Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this story near the start of Jesus’ public ministry, where his teaching and healing is attracting crowds, and his way of doing things outside of the usual religious channels, creates
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Posted on Feb 07 2020
The Widow and Her Large Offering! Bible Background: Background is especially important for this short scene. The setting is the Temple in Jerusalem. In Mark, the setting is also the final weeks of Jesus’ life. He has gone to Jerusalem to confront the ‘system’. This will result
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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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