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.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 9:45am
Saturday Worship: 5:00pm

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ,

You're hearing over and over this year that We Are A Church of Stewards. That's our theme! That's our goal! "Stewards" is still a bit of a foreign word. Think of 'manager'. Think of 'caretaker'. We're taking care of the things that God has entrusted to us.

At the top of the list of things God has entrusted to us is the Christian faith itself. All religions are not the same! No other claims such a personal God who has carefully created us, lovingly sustained us, and placed us in this world of space and time! No other religion claims that God has taken on human form to be close to us, and to show us what mercy and acceptance are like. No other religion claims that God willingly laid down God's own life for our benefit!

St. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 4:1 that we are stewards of the mysteries of God! That's an intriguing thought! What mysteries? Are they somewhat hidden to the world? Is it our job to make them known? As Lent leads us to the cross and to Easter joy, I'm thinking we've been entrusted with all the mysteries of faith; all the wonders of God's grace; all the opportunities to invite people to trust in God's promises and God's presence. Good stewards will also take care not to keep such incredible good news to themselves! Thanks for being good stewards!

-Pastor Paul

Events

Easter Sunday – April 21,2019

Posted on Apr 17 2019
Matthew 28 = Resurrection, Fear, and Joy! Bible Background: Each of the gospels tells of the resurrection. All 4 agree on a) an empty tomb; b) that Mary Magdalene is the first person there (other women are included by Matt-Mark-Luke); c) that this takes place early in the morning; and that d)
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Palm Sunday – April 14, 2019

Posted on Apr 12 2019
A few notes on the Passion According to St. Matthew: Each of the 4 gospels record Jesus’ arrest, his mock trial, and his crucifixion and resurrection. And each tells those stories in their own way. Matthew’s gospel basically follows the pattern set by Mark, but with these special
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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Posted on Apr 02 2019
The Greatest Commandment? =Matthew 22:34-40 Bible Background: In Matthew, this question comes up in the last week of Jesus’ life, as conflict between him and the religious leaders grows. This is the 3rd of 3 questions that are posed to Jesus, apparently to try to trap him in some
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Posted on Mar 29 2019
John 6 = I Am the Bread of Life Bible Background: The Feeding of the 5,000 is perhaps Jesus’ most memorable parable, and the only one recorded in all 4 gospels! But John doesn’t “do” ‘miracles’. John calls them ‘signs’. Signs point to something
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