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.

St. John’s is canceling worship and in-person gatherings for 2 weeks. We’ll re-evaluate that on the 31st. We’ll do a simple Facebook Live worship on Sunday at 9:45. We’ll be emailing more details to everyone whose email we have. And we’ll use snail-mail for those folks who do not use email. Let’s hold each other in prayer; stay home as much as possible; Connect online as we can; and pray even more for the most vulnerable ones nearby and around the world.
Here’s St. Paul’s best words of wisdom for a time like this (and remember, he was writing from a dungeon),

Philippians 4:6-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


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Join us on Facebook for live worship services: Sundays 9:45pm and Wednesdays 7:00pm

Service From Wednesday April 6, 2020

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Pastor's Message
Dear Fellow Students of Jesus:

Did you know that a disciple is first a student who follows a teacher? That's what we are! We're also committed to being A Learning Church this year. About 100 of you did a quick survey in worship. Here are the top items of interest so far:

#1-Learning about our ELCA Social Statements on big topics, like Abortion, Care of Creation, Death Penalty, Human Sexuality, Race. While we put some plans together, you can access these online. Just Google "ELCA Social Statements".

#2-"Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?" Ah, yes. The age-old question, to which there is no easy answer. But wresting with this together will do some good! A good book by that title is still available. Rabbi Harold Kushner is the author.

#3-"Stess/Depression/Anxiety/Finding Peace" We do live in stressful times! We'll aim for a couple of ways to tackle this subject!

#4-is basically a 'tie' between "What Does it Mean to Be a Lutheran?", "10 Commandments for the 21st Century", "Hardest Questions from the Bible", and "World Religions". These will be relatively easy to jump into!

#5-And then there are those tougher subjects, that people added to the list: Suicide, Holocaust, Understanding/Overcoming Inequality (i.e. in Milwaukee), LGBTQ issues. These are worth stepping out of our comfort zone for! Because they affect sisters and brothers in Christ, these hard topics are for us too!

-I'm thinking that being A Learning Church starts with some humility-as in, "I don't know it all!"; and continues with some curiosity-as in, "There is so much more to learn!"; and also with some vulnerability-as in, "I'll be honest about what I don't know and what I do feel."; and some trust-that Jesus, our Teacher, will bless our learning and growing! -Pastor Paul


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Posted on Jul 29 2016
JOB 38–42 GOD SPEAKS, JOB LISTENS-AND SEES!   Bible Background: Job has demanded and dreaded a ‘hearing’ before God. God’s speech is divided into two parts (#38–39, and then #40–41). Job gets in just a word of humility in between (41:3-5). The divine
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Posted on Jul 22 2016
JOB 31-JOB RESTS HIS CASE. JOB 38-GOD ANSWERS!   Bible Background: Job makes his final plea for justice in chapters 29–31 and then ‘rests his case’. In 32–37, a new person, Elihu, speaks. His speech may be a later addition to the book to ‘soften’ some of
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Posted on Jul 12 2016
JOB 14–19: NO HOPE FOR ME…OR IS THERE?   Bible Background: Chapter 14 ends the ‘first cycle of speeches’ between Job and his three friends. Job is as down and out as ever! In chapter 19, Job lashes out at his friends for ‘siding’ with an unjust God. But
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Sunday, July 10th

Posted on Jul 08 2016
JOB: “STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!” What’s up with Job 3–4? Job chapters 1–2 set up the story line. Now chapter 3 starts the long, complex poem where Job complains and argues with friends (the poem part finishes 38 chapters later after God speaks.) This
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