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


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Posted on Mar 15 2019
Parable of the Sower and the Seed Bible Background: A parable takes something from daily life and can make an ‘obvious’ point, or reveal a ‘hidden’ point. Parables often turn things ‘upside down.’ Parables are often intentionally confusing and hard to
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Posted on Mar 07 2019
Matthew 20:29-34 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men Bible Background: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all report Jesus healing one or more blind men. “Recovery of sight to the blind” (a quote from Isaiah 61) is part of Jesus’ inaugural sermon. He claims that as part of his mission. There
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Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Transfiguration

Posted on Mar 02 2019
Transfiguration = Matthew 17:1-9 Bible Background: The Epiphany season concludes with this wonderfully revealing and mysterious scene of Jesus on the mountaintop, with his 3 closest disciples; his face and clothes shining like the sun! This comes just after he has told his disciples that he
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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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