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,

We are a church of stewards! Having just come back from one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World (Grand Canyon), my fellow travelers and I are more in awe of the incredible beauty and diversity of life. And we are more committed to caring for God's creation. "Commitment" is easy. Actually doing something is harder! We figured we could each reduce our use of plastics (remembering that the oceans are 'drowning' in plastic refuse!) and disposable items. But mostly what we need is a conversion of the heart and mind, as in: to actually develop a love for all of God's creation so that we take nothing for granted!

This summer, many of you are vacationing; camping; boating; fishing; enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy it and care for it. Enjoy it and thank God for it. Enjoy it and find something new to fall in love with in nature! Enjoy it and figure out a way individually or as a family to be the best caretakers you can be. And then also learn, listen, and speak thoughtfully (in person and on social media and to our leaders) about how we as a church and how we as a nation can find common ground and a common purpose in caring for the land, the water, and the air that God has provided not just for our enjoyment-but for life itself; and not just for us, but for every generation yet to come.

Yours and His, Pastor Paul


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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