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.

Our Wednesday “Cookout & Campfire” happens once a month again, with the first one on June 19 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 Co-Workers in Christ,

This month in worship we're going to focus on "Care of Creation", and in the process we'll honor God-our Creator, and we'll consider how we care for our neighbors by caring for the good earth that we all depend upon!

There is always more than enough other stuff going on in our lives: raising kids or grandkids, making ends meet, keeping body and soul together, the pressures of politics and economies, and of course-apathy and greed and ignorance. But the bottom line is that this whole creation, which is so essential for every one of us and every living thing, is struggling.

At times, we dare to hope and pray that the country or the human family might be united in dealing with the issues that impact us all. In truth, we must keep praying and trusting that the Spirit who was present at the dawn of creation might yet draw us together to care for God's good earth. And since we know that people who are poor-and nations which are poor-are less able to deal with floods, droughts, and environmental catastrophe, we understand that to actually love our neighbors around the world means to care about the whole world, and not just our little corner of it.

In the inspiring song "Rise Up, O Saints of God", there's this verse that can give us focus: Rise up, O Saints of God! Creation cries in pain. Stretch forth your hand of healing now, with love the weak sustain!

That's the calling and challenge for every generation of Christians! What is your favorite part of creation? What are your largest hopes and fears for creation? How do you see God's will for creation being done or being thwarted? What can we do together to make a difference?

Our scripture readings on this theme come from Genesis 1, Job 38, Psalm 65 & 104, Leviticus 26, and Ezekiel 47. We'll weave together interesting and powerful narratives, and hopefully-we'll be more committed to caring for God's creation and God's people!

- Pastor Paul

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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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Posted on Nov 04 2016
JONAH – NOT ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD! Bible Background: Jonah is a short story (You can read it in 5 minutes!) It’s got a ‘comic’ quality to it, as in “What a silly prophet!” “What a whopper of a tale!” The story was likely written to be
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