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,

I'm not a frequent flyer, but I'm on my way to my godson's wedding in Billings MT, as I write this. And I'm remembering how important flight attendants are on a plane! We used to call them stewards/stewardesses. Their job has always been to take care of the passengers! (And of course, now they also have to take care of more rules, laws, and safety concerns than ever!)

It makes me think about how we are called to take care of the people around us! We're stewards and stewardesses for others. If we are raising children or grandchildren, we know much about that! If we are also a caregiver, we know that too. If we help take care of a neighbor's lawn, or their need for a ride, that matters too! Near and far, there are people who need care if they are to survive and thrive.

Come to think of it, there's a bunch of people we're called to take care of: As a church we are to take care of the growing faith of the children entrusted to us. As a society, we have a special obligation to care for the least, the last, and the lost-since that is what Jesus taught us to do.

Individually, and together, we are helping take care of God's people! Thank you for every way you are able to do that! Let's encourage each other in doing that! And let's support those who have made it their life's work to provide care in a multitude of ways.

Here's a prayer from the hymnal that might help keep us focused: Merciful God, we call to mind before you all whom it is easy to forget: those who are homeless, destitute, sick, isolated, and all who have none to care for them. May we bring help and healing to those who are broken in body or spirit, that they may have comfort in sorrow, company in loneliness, and a place of safety and warmth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

-Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Posted on Jun 11 2019
PSALM 113 – Praise the name of the Lord! Bible Background: “Psalm 113 is from start to finish a hymn of praise about God. It is a call to the people of God to remember who God is and what God has done. Under an arc of the sun’s transit across the sky, earthen landscapes rotate
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Pentecost

Posted on Jun 08 2019
PENTECOST! Bible Background: Acts 2 tells the story of how a Jewish harvest festival provided the setting for the Holy Spirit to appear in force. (Pentecost=50th day.)The original gathering is of Jews from every nation on earth. The Spirit will propel the apostles and the Good News out into the
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Posted on May 29 2019
A CLOSER LOOK AT ROMANS 1:1-17 Bible Background: The letter to the Romans is Paul’s deepest writing, and he is especially concerned about the subjects of “how we are justified through faith in Christ Jesus” and “how God is faithful to God’s promises.”
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Posted on May 15 2019
Acts 9 = Conversion of Saul Bible Background: Great inroads and great obstacles pop up fast in Acts, as the witnesses of the risen Christ tell his story. Saul is one of those obstacles. We meet him as a “young man”, at the stoning of Stephen. We’ll learn he is a smart,
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