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 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Lenten Services
Ash Wednesday – February 14 – 11am & 6:30pm services
Wednesday lunches start February 21 after the 11am service.
Wednesday simple suppers at 6pm

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in the Gospel,

There's God's world out there-where some things are downright bad, and some things are better than they seem! There are definitely conflicts and destruction going on that are just awful, and evil. Wars in Gaza and Ukraine come to mind. Culture wars (for what purpose?) also come to mind. This past year was the warmest on record, with the largest wildfires on record. That's not good news.

On the flip side, crime in general is not rising overall, despite what many people think! The economy has not tanked like many people expected. Poverty around the world has been shrinking. A first of its kind Malaria vaccine has arrived!

The future does not offer a rosy scenario, or a gloom and doom one. But the future is a call for people of faith to live like this actually is God's world, and we really are God's people! The letter of 2nd Peter addresses serious 'end of the world' thoughts. And Peter asks this question: What sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God?

That's always a good question! What sort of persons ought we to be? People who are eternal optimists? People who are angry and anxious? People who are cynical? People who have all the answers? People who find the future to be scary? None of the above?

Peter supplies the obvious answer: We're to be those who lead lives of holiness and godliness today, tomorrow, and the next day, regardless of what else is going on in the news cycle, in the natural world, or within our own lives and households.

Ash Wednesday arrives early this year (Feb. 14! That means Easter comes early too!) I always think of the season of Lent as a time for asking good questions, and doing some good reflecting, and taking note of what is going on in the world around us, and discerning where God is at work, and where God seeks to put us to work.

We'll use our time together in Lent to focus on what kind of persons we can be, and what sort of lives we can live, since we are God's beloved children! That may help us make a difference in this needy, amazing, troubled, promising world-which God still manages to love!

- Pastor Paul

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Posted on Jul 22 2017
EPHESIANS 2 “BUT GOD!” Bible Background: Ephesians 1 celebrates God’s great plan for redeeming and claiming all people in Christ. Chapter 2 tells why that is necessary, and how God is doing that. This chapter also contains the heart of Lutheran/Christian teaching: “For
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Posted on Jul 13 2017
EPHESIANS 1 = WHAT GOD IS UP TO! Bible Background: This New Testament ‘letter’ is addressed to Christians in Ephesus (modern day Turkey), but may be a more ‘general letter’ for all audiences. It brings a very Christ-centered message which emphasizes again and again our
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Posted on Jul 07 2017
PSALM 150=PRAISE THE LORD! Bible Background: Psalm 150 caps the fifth ‘book’ in the psalms. (The psalms are listed in 5 ‘collections’, all of which end with a psalm of Praise.) It also is a fitting finish to the entire book of Psalms. The call to praise the Lord starts
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Posted on Jun 29 2017
A PSALM OF THANKSGIVING #30 Bible Background: Psalm 30 may have been written for a specific purpose, but it has been a psalm for many situations: for healing from a serious illness; or even for rededicating the Temple in about 164 B.C. A typical psalm of Thanksgiving a) invites people to thank
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