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


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Posted on Nov 19 2016
JEREMIAH 23 = WHAT’S ON YOUR HEART? Background on Jeremiah: Jeremiah was a ‘reluctant’ prophet, called by God as a youth. He has the thankless task of speaking God’s Word to the Southern Kingdom (Judah) before and during the time of exile to Babylon, around 608 BC.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Posted on Nov 11 2016
THE CALL OF ISAIAH Bible Background: Isaiah the prophet was from the Southern Kingdom (Judah), and appears on the scene in about 738 BC, at a time of major political uncertainty. The superpower, Assyria, was breathing down on smaller kingdoms. Israel (Northern Kingdom) would fall in 721 BC. The
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Posted on Nov 04 2016
JONAH – NOT ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD! Bible Background: Jonah is a short story (You can read it in 5 minutes!) It’s got a ‘comic’ quality to it, as in “What a silly prophet!” “What a whopper of a tale!” The story was likely written to be
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Posted on Oct 28 2016
1 Kings 17 + Elijah the Prophet What’s happened since last week? The reign of King David, led to King Solomon, and then to a divided kingdom (Israel/Northern Kingdom, Judah/Southern Kingdom), and to a series of evil kings over the next 100 years. Ahab, King of Israel, was one of the
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