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,

Gifted and Grateful! We're going to ponder this theme this fall as we gather for worship, and Christian education, and fellowship, and service.

As people of God, we are gifted in many ways, individually and together. We have gifts of faith, compassion, love, service, generosity, leadership, hope, imagination and much more! We have the gifts of young people, and seniors, and youth, and adults, and long-time members and new members. And we have resources of time, talents, possessions, as well as partners in ministry (like our church camps, colleges, neighboring congregations, seminaries.).

We'll keep noting and asking this fall: How are we gifted? so that we can also consider How are we grateful? And how can we, individually and together, live lives of thanksgiving and gratitude?

As Pete Kutzora notes in the article below, we really do want to include everyone in a wonderful study entitled: Gifted and Grateful. You may not know right now how you'll fit that in to your schedule, or what to expect. I'm pretty sure we'll find this brief study to be something for which we are quite grateful! It will bring us closer to God, the Giver of every good gift! And it will draw us closer to each other, as we share our gifts and our gratitude.

Quoting St. Paul echoing, "I am thankful/grateful for your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now!" (Philippians 1:5)

-Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Posted on Oct 14 2016
HANNAH’S STORY AND SONG What’s happened since last week’s reading? We’ve jumped ahead 150 or so years. The Israelites are in the Promised Land. They consist of 12 tribes which don’t always get along. “Judges” have ruled over them with mixed results.
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Posted on Oct 07 2016
EXODUS 32 – The Day God Changes God’s Mind What happened since last week’s reading? We know the Israelites made the exodus out of Egypt; out of slavery. They are in the wilderness at Mt. Sinai, where Moses is up on the mountain-with God; and where God is giving the Ten Commandments (plus
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Posted on Sep 30 2016
EXODUS 12–13 THE PASSOVER What’s happened since last week? We left the story of Joseph and his brothers and families all reunited down in Egypt. Joseph dies at a good old age. The Israelites grow to be a large population. The Book of Exodus begins with this foreboding note:
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Posted on Sep 22 2016
GENESIS 30–50, THE STORY OF JOSEPH Bible Background: This is the longest story of the patriarchs of the Jewish people. Abraham and Sarah have a son, Isaac; Isaac and Rebecca have twin sons, Jacob and Esau; Jacob has 12 sons (this leads us to the 12 Tribes of Israel) by Rachel and Leah.
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