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.

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Christmas Eve services:  1:00 Drive-in Service (you can stay in your car and tune the service in on your radio!) 3:00, 5:00, services-consider wearing a mask. 7:00 service-mask required. We look forward to gathering and celebrating as safely as we can! (We’ll be on Facebook Live also.)

Christmas Day service with Holy Communion at 9:45. (And then on Sunday, Dec. 26, we’ll have just one service at 9:45.)

 

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Events

Covenant of Care

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ,

"Hurry up and wait!" Isn't that the story of our lives at times? While we hurry towards Christmas, we're also waiting for the coming of Christ! While we wait, consider how the birth of Jesus was good news for all people: It was good news to shepherds (the blue collar people of the day). It was good news to wise men (the seekers and sojourners of the day). It was good news to Mary & Joseph-that what the angels had told them was true! It was a thrill for old Anna and Simeon, getting to hold the baby in the Temple. It was only bad news to a paranoid king, who felt threatened...threatened enough to make some brutal and terrible choices.

Now consider how the birth of Jesus is still good news for all people: For those feeling overwhelmed, he arrives gently. For those who have felt abandoned, he comes to dwell with us. For those who thought God was far away, he shows God to be near. For the mighty and proud, he challenges them not to be so full of themselves. For the homeless, we remember at times that Jesus had "nowhere to lay his head". For migrants and refugees, the holy family's need to flee for safety might inspire hope and courage. For us who are comfortable in the suburbs, in our relationships, in our work, Jesus' coming is a reminder of how with great blessings come great responsibility.

Part of our job in this Advent and Christmas season is to wait expectantly. Part of our job is to open our hearts and minds for Christ to come in and make us new. And part of our job is to make sure the good news still gets to all people! Word of mouth, deeds of kindness, generous contributions, caring connections, fearless advocacy will all help. We wait. And while we wait, we pray "Come, Lord Jesus!" -Pastor Paul

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Posted on Nov 26 2021
Jeremiah 29=Letter to the Exiles Bible Background: The warnings and calls for the people of Judah to turn back to God went mostly unheeded, and two deportations occurred: one in 597 BCE (mostly carrying off to Babylon the ‘higher ups’, like the skilled craftsmen and leaders), and
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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Posted on Nov 12 2021
The Prophet Amos=Justice? Or Judgement? Bible Background: The book of Amos fits in with the 12 ‘minor’ prophets (‘minor’ meaning, their writings are brief! Not that their message is minimal!) He’s also one of three 8th century B.C.E. prophets (with Micah and
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All Saint’s Sunday – November 7, 2021

Posted on Nov 04 2021
1 Kings 19=Elijah and Yahweh Bible Background: The prophet Elijah plays a significant role in the time of the Kings, and it is not an easy role: declaring the word of the LORD to people in power-who don’t want to hear it; challenging the worship of false gods; having to live through a
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Reformation Sunday – October 31, 2021

Posted on Oct 27 2021
1 Kings 8=Solomon Building and Dedicating the Temple Bible Background: We’ve skipped over the reign of King David, who wanted to build a temple for God. (2 Samuel 7) is stopped by God-who intends to “build a house/dynasty for David!” (Another scripture suggests David will not
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