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 Witnesses of the Resurrection:

I love that Easter Day and Earth Day fell side by side this year! Easter is about God's power to make all things, and every one, new! In scripture, the renewal of creation is part of the resurrection promise, too!

I mentioned to the confirmation students last night that I grew up in Ohio, where there was a great mix of farming, industry, coal mining, and people. And when I was in 8th grade, the river that runs through Cleveland caught fire; you wouldn't have wanted to swim in nearby Lake Erie; and air pollution was pretty bad.

That's when Earth Day was born! Those are the circumstances that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and many of our current clean air and water laws. Creation got a new lease on life when people and government made a commitment to do a better job of caring for this earth.

I'd like to think that as people of God, we wouldn't need any laws or regulations to remind us to be good stewards of God's creation. We are to care because the earth and everything on it, belongs to God! We are to care because this good earth is the only home that 7.2 billion of our sisters and brothers have to live on. We are to care, because God put us in charge of managing all of these gifts!

Resurrection is not just a physical thing, and not just about God bringing life out of death. It's also about a whole new way of looking at the world around us. I'm praying that individually and together we do everything in our power to be good stewards of this beautiful and stressed 'home', which God has entrusted to us! Our lives and the well-being of 7.2 billion for whom Christ died, depends on it!

-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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