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


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Posted on Jul 22 2016
JOB 31-JOB RESTS HIS CASE. JOB 38-GOD ANSWERS!   Bible Background: Job makes his final plea for justice in chapters 29–31 and then ‘rests his case’. In 32–37, a new person, Elihu, speaks. His speech may be a later addition to the book to ‘soften’ some of
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Posted on Jul 12 2016
JOB 14–19: NO HOPE FOR ME…OR IS THERE?   Bible Background: Chapter 14 ends the ‘first cycle of speeches’ between Job and his three friends. Job is as down and out as ever! In chapter 19, Job lashes out at his friends for ‘siding’ with an unjust God. But
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Sunday, July 10th

Posted on Jul 08 2016
JOB: “STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!” What’s up with Job 3–4? Job chapters 1–2 set up the story line. Now chapter 3 starts the long, complex poem where Job complains and argues with friends (the poem part finishes 38 chapters later after God speaks.) This
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Posted on Jun 30 2016, Pastor: Paul Mittermaier
Bible background: The book of Job is wisdom literature, along with the books of Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. “Wisdom Literature” is not so much about the worship of Yahweh, or the history of the Jewish people. It’s about wisdom/knowledge for life. Job has the
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