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.  We’ll have a drive-in service as the weather allows.
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Wednesday Cookout/Campfire Worship – Wednesday, June 21st – 6:00 pm

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ,

Many of us are concerned about the seemingly growing divisions in our nation and world. Between red/blue, rich/poor, left/right, woke/unwoke, rich/poor (the list could go on and on.) We do gravitate towards what we feel is our 'tribe'. Some of that is natural. We are drawn to persons who more or less look like us, live like us, vote like us, think like us, believe like us. That's no surprise.

But things have gotten much nastier (or should I say-more "dug in" and more hateful?) in recent years. The state of our politics is a symptom of that. There are more "hate" crimes. More groups that attract those feeling angry and disenfranchised. 'Tribes' have a certain appeal to them. They also aren't very good for building community, and for building bridges, and for building understanding between God's varied and diverse people. Churches and Christians aren't always good at that either.

There is an antidote to all this poison in our nation and world. The antidote for us as followers of Jesus, is to claim the title "Christian", as our primary ID; as the marker that does not set us apart from or in opposition to other people, but aligns us with the person of Jesus, and the heart of Jesus, and the mind of Jesus. St. Paul writes to a rather divided audience in Galatians 3: As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek; there is no longer slave or free; there is no longer male and female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. There's an offer of real unity that no tribe, or political party or group can compare with!

On your average day, I am thankful and honored to be a white male, a Lutheran Christian, a citizen, a husband and dad, an ELCA pastor, even an old geezer! But the most important thing for me to remember and celebrate and stay focused on is that I am a Christian. I am called to follow Jesus. I am sent to represent Jesus in the world. I am taught to live and love-to the best of my abilities-as Jesus lived and loved. There is no other 'tribe', label, or agenda that can offer anything more important; more challenging; or more rewarding. If we help each other remember and focus on this truth, maybe Christ can use us to stem-or even to heal-some of the divisions that dog the world He came to save. Grace and peace,

-Pastor Paul

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Posted on Jul 29 2016
JOB 38–42 GOD SPEAKS, JOB LISTENS-AND SEES!   Bible Background: Job has demanded and dreaded a ‘hearing’ before God. God’s speech is divided into two parts (#38–39, and then #40–41). Job gets in just a word of humility in between (41:3-5). The divine
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Posted on Jul 22 2016
JOB 31-JOB RESTS HIS CASE. JOB 38-GOD ANSWERS!   Bible Background: Job makes his final plea for justice in chapters 29–31 and then ‘rests his case’. In 32–37, a new person, Elihu, speaks. His speech may be a later addition to the book to ‘soften’ some of
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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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