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, December 4, 2016

Posted on Dec 03 2016
ADVENT INVITATION AND PROMISE + JOEL 2 Bible Background: Joel is one of the ‘minor’ prophets (shorter writings than Isaiah, for example, and less known about the author.) Scholars aren’t sure of the time frame for Joel. The short book is a call to repentance and lament and
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Posted on Nov 22 2016
THE GOD OF DANIEL Bible Background: Daniel may be ‘the most unusual book in the Old Testament’. The first half of the book reads like folk stories of Jews in exile. The second half of the book is full of apocalyptic writing (similar to Revelation) that uses vivid images to help
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Posted on Nov 19 2016
JEREMIAH 23 = WHAT’S ON YOUR HEART? Background on Jeremiah: Jeremiah was a ‘reluctant’ prophet, called by God as a youth. He has the thankless task of speaking God’s Word to the Southern Kingdom (Judah) before and during the time of exile to Babylon, around 608 BC.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Posted on Nov 11 2016
THE CALL OF ISAIAH Bible Background: Isaiah the prophet was from the Southern Kingdom (Judah), and appears on the scene in about 738 BC, at a time of major political uncertainty. The superpower, Assyria, was breathing down on smaller kingdoms. Israel (Northern Kingdom) would fall in 721 BC. The
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