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, February 24, 2019

Posted on Feb 22 2019
Little Children = Mark 10:13-16 Bible Background: Jesus has just addressed religious folks on the subject of divorce and marriage, and has pointed out their ‘hardness of heart’. In this scene, parents bring little ones to Jesus for a blessing and the disciples try to send them away.
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Posted on Feb 15 2019
Luke 7:1-10 = Amazing Faith! Bible Background: Matthew 8 has another version of this healing miracle. Luke’s gospel is especially interested in healing stories, and is more aimed at ‘outsiders’ to the Jewish community. Here, a Roman centurion turns out to show great trust in
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Posted on Feb 08 2019
Calming the Storm Bible Background: The story of the disciples, in the boat, with Jesus asleep, is found in Matthew 8, Mark 4, and Luke 8. In each account, it’s a story that reveals the power of Jesus’ presence, and how we’re invited to trust in his power and presence. Digging
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Posted on Feb 01 2019
John 4 = Jesus and the Woman at the Well Bible Background: In John’s Gospel, Jesus has just had a short, odd conversation with Nicodemus-an insider, leading to the claim of John 3:16. Now, he has a unique conversation with an ‘outsider’ of outsiders: A Samaritan; a woman; of
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