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.

Summer Worship Schedule (July 7 through September 1)

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm.  
Sunday Worship 9:00 am
9:00 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Our Wednesday “Cookout & Campfire” happens once a month again, with the next one on July 24th at 6pm. We’ll have burgers, brats, and lemonade and water. You bring something else to share, if that works for you!

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in Ministry,

I love summertime, and I know what I'd like to think about in summer: getting out and enjoying God's creation; family gatherings and some vacation time; driving one of my old cars; going to Crossways Camps with our young people; catching up with many of you at Saturday Drive-in Service or the July 24 Cookout/Campfire!

And then there are always those things we have to or need to think about in this summer, like: "What is a follower of Jesus to do when so many divisive issues and hurtful things are swirling about us?" Or, "How do I as a Christian tune into the news? Or 'process' the news? And find the truth? And respond to the BS?" Or, "When I am going to schedule that test? Or make or update a will? Or tackle some of those things I've been putting off?" (I try to not let such things keep me awake at night-but then, there are some things that perhaps should keep us awake!)

The times we live in are times to really stay or get 'centered' in the words, and callings, and commands of Jesus. "Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself." Is still pretty important! "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" is becoming more important! "Come to me, you who are weary from carrying heavy burdens" is still a welcoming word. "O Lord, hear my prayer" is still an essential cry.

We may have more than we need on our plates this summer. And the assurance of God's presence, and the promise that God's grace is sufficient for each day-is surely part of what we need most. We're always being coached by Jesus, by scripture, and by the saints who have gone before us, to be faithful servants; to be a non-anxious presence in this highly anxious world; and to be messengers of hope and of healing!

We're all in this together, and the loving, powerful, Spirit of Jesus is right in there with us! Blessings in all of the opportunities and challenges this summer brings!

- Pastor Paul

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Posted on Feb 24 2017
LUKE 9:28-45 TRANSFIGURATION Bible Background: The transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain is a mysterious and majestic event. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke this marks a turning point: from here on, Jesus will be on his way to the cross, and will not be deterred. It is not easy for disciples (or
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Sunday, February 19, 2016

Posted on Feb 17 2017
WHO DOES S/HE THINK S/HE IS? LUKE 7:36f Bible Background: Luke has been showing us who Jesus is and what he can do. He is much more than a prophet! In this scene, by forgiving the sinful woman, he does something people believe only God can do. Matthew, Mark, and John tell a similar story, but
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Posted on Feb 10 2017
Luke 7:18-35 “Are You the One, Jesus?” Bible Background: Luke has been carefully showing us how Jesus IS the One sent by God; fulfilling the promises of the Messiah. Note that Jesus does not usually go around claiming “I am the One!” He lets people draw their own
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Posted on Feb 03 2017
LUKE 7=JESUS HEALS AND RESTORES LIFE! Bible Background: Since last week’s controversy in the synagogue, Luke’s account tells of Jesus’ teaching the crowds (Sermon on the Plain), with special emphasis on “love your enemies”, “do not judge”, and “a
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