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.

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm
Sunday Worship 9:45 am (masks required, physical distancing)
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.



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Pastor's Message
Dear St. John's Friends and Family:

Sometimes, the Apostle Paul is "wordy" in his letters. (The opening 'sentence' in his letter to the Ephesians is about 240 words long!) And sometimes Paul is wonderfully succinct! Case in point, Romans 12:12 says: Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer! Perfect words for these days!

It's been a whole year since the pandemic uprooted plans, routines, the world's health, and our sense of well-being. What are some of the learnings from this past year? To rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, and persevere in prayer!

This last year has been a struggle in both necessary and unnecessary ways. I have grown in my respect for those among us who struggle continuously in life, with difficult things: with depression, with addiction, with cancer, with poverty, with doubts, with fears, with relationships, with shame, with racism, with governing, with aging, with injustice, with sin, with infertility, with alzheimers. (The list is really endless!)

Realistically speaking, this is part of life in this world! This is the struggle of being human-and living with other humans! This is the struggle of the baptized people of God! This is the challenge of faith! I invite you to cling to this concise teaching of St. Paul's: Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer!

I also invite you to pause and give thanks that we get to celebrate Easter again! (Actually, remember that every Sunday is a mini-celebration of Easter!) Because Easter is God's biggest surprise, and God's biggest supply of hope in the face of all of these ongoing struggles. The resurrection of Jesus is God's way of showing that "love wins", and that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ! The resurrection of Jesus is also the beginning of God's promise to make all things new!

Pastor Paul

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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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Posted on Jun 30 2016, Pastor: Paul Mittermaier
Bible background: The book of Job is wisdom literature, along with the books of Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. “Wisdom Literature” is not so much about the worship of Yahweh, or the history of the Jewish people. It’s about wisdom/knowledge for life. Job has the
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