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, January 29, 2017

Posted on Jan 26 2017
LUKE 6=CONTROVERSY! Bible Background: In Luke 5, the religious ‘experts’ (Pharisees=lay leaders who take their faith very much to heart; scribes=religious law experts) begin to criticize Jesus for pronouncing forgiveness (something only God can do?) and for befriending tax
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Posted on Jan 20 2017
Luke 5 = The First Disciples Bible Background: Since being driven out of Nazareth, Jesus has been teaching and healing around the Sea of Galilee. Jesus has been to Peter’s house and healed his mother-in-law. Now, he gets into a boat to teach the crowds, and reveals his power to a few
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Posted on Jan 12 2017
LUKE 4:14f JESUS IN THE HOMETOWN SYNAGOGUE Bible Background: At Jesus’ baptism, we met the ‘grown-up’ Jesus in his first ‘public’ appearance. Then the Spirit led him into the wilderness for 40 days of testing. Now, he begins his ministry near the Sea of Galilee,
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Posted on Jan 06 2017
JOHN THE BAPTIST + BAPTISM OF JESUS + LUKE 3 Bible Background: John the Baptist appears and acts like one of the prophets. He attracts people and gets their attention! Jesus and John are cousins. John issues a call to serious repentance. People respond! Maybe John has tapped into a hungering
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