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, May 12, 2019

Posted on May 08 2019
ACTS 8 = PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH Bible Background: This is not the strangest story in the Bible, but it is crazy-in a wonderful way-how this encounter happens, and how the circle of those following the risen Christ grows bigger and bigger! Philip is one of the 7 deacons, chosen with
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Posted on May 03 2019
John 20=Risen Jesus + Thomas + Us Bible Background: John records the risen Jesus making multiple, very personal, and very convincing appearances. Tradition refers to “Doubting Thomas”, but pay attention to the rest of his story! Digging Deeper: 1. We first meet Thomas in John 11,
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Posted on Apr 25 2019
Matthew 28:16-20 = Great Commission Bible Background: In Matthew, this is the only appearance of the risen Jesus to the group of disciples. It takes place on a ‘mountain’ (remember: close encounters with God often take place on mountaintops in scripture!), in Galilee. Matthew makes
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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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