Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church

"'Sharing The Joy Of His News' by growing inward through God's Word, Sacraments and Fellowship; and by growing outward
through words, actions and mission outreach.
" - St. John Lutheran Church


The Sunday Divine Service

The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It is normally celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (Due to COVID-19, please see a temporary worship schedule for the upcoming week below...)

Parish Services

 

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service - November 26, 2020

The following may well represent the schedule for the upcoming Worship Service, but please keep watching here for updates. Please know that evaluations continue to be performed during this fluid time.

  1. Thanksgiving, November 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - Worship with measures in place: distancing and masks required. Please sign up with "sign-up genius" when the email comes out - *This Service Live-Streamed via YouTube - See Below
  2. Thanksgiving, November 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Worship with masks highly encouraged, church at 50% capacity, registration helpful.

While We Worship

   

We thank all who have been patient and understanding of our efforts to consider and meet the need for the safety of our members and community friends. We will continue to evaluate the worship needs and adjust services as needed. We look forward to seeing all who are able to attend in-person worship each week. Every effort will be made to accommodate our visitors when needed. God’s peace in Christ Jesus be with you all.

Upcoming...

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service - Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving_Day_2020_Worship_Bulletin.pdf
(In the event technical problems interfere with our live stream, a replay video will be posted on YouTube soon after.)


From Pastor Toensing

Dear Fellow Saints in Christ, I have often had difficulty with authority figures—I don’t know why. I was always afraid to go and see professors when I was in college and at the seminary. I have often been intimidated by any in authority. Perhaps that’s just part of the character make up of a nerdy little city boy.

The highest authority of all is God Himself. God: King of kings, Creator of the universe, Lord of all that is. And yet Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to be just like me in my humanness in order that He might live, die, and rise … for me. He became sinner for me and took on my curse (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13). I am incredibly humbled that the Lord God Almighty, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, stoops down to my lowness and sinfulness and cares for me so very much that He was willing to suffer on the cross for my sins. I know I don’t deserve it, but He did it—for me and for you.  (Read more...)

Updated: 11.1.20

Mission Outreach Update

As of September 29, 2020, we at St. John Lutheran have adopted the Rev. Dr. Gerald and Heidi Paul in their career mission work in the Cayman Islands. As a pastor and church planter, Gerald works with local church leaders at Safe Harbour Lutheran Church to reach out to the people of the Cayman Islands with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Gerald also seeks to serve the Cuban refugee population o Grand Cayman, and he supports Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic as an adjunct professor. In her role, Heidi supports the mission efforts and is exploring the possibility of starting a preschool for local children. (Learn More...)

Personal & Family Resources

  • Be Still & Know - Free LCMS HOME Resources

    For Study
    Studying God's Word from Home
    Reaching people outside of your church, especially during a time of social restriction, can be incredibly difficult. See how you can learn and teach remotely with these Christian educator resources.

    For Study at Home

    Updated: 3.18.20
  • Be Still & Know - Free LCMS HOME Resources

    For Home
    Guide Learning beyond the Bible Class
    Christ’s love and message can be overshadowed amidst nervousness, uncertainty, and distress. Draw closer to Him during these times with devotional material to re-center on Christ while at home.

    Beyond the Classroom

    Updated: 3.18.20

    Everyday Faith Calendar - Free CPH HOME Resource

    For Family
    Everyday Faith Calendars for Family Devotions
    As a resource for your family to continue daily devotions during this pandemic, download the following Everyday Faith calendars for March & April. Each day on the calendar has a Bible verse to read and a thought or question to discuss as a family to remind you that, through everything, Christ is with you.

    March, 2020 Calendar April, 2020 Calendar

    Updated: 3.23.20

    Books of the Bible - Free Study Resource from CPH

    Books of the Bible
    Guided Questions for Bible Reading
    In these easy to use guides from Concordia Publishing House, you will find contextual information such as the author, purpose, and application for books of the Bible.

    Key phrases are selected to give and outline for the downloadable, question and answer study guide. The guide also includes themes for each passage to ensure that your devotion stays on track. New guides are added each month, so check them out for yourself!

    Download FREE Study Guides

    Updated: 3.24.20

Worship Services

Worship services at St. John are scheduled each Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning Communion services are held on the odd numbered weeks each month with non-communion services held on the even numbered Sundays. (Seasonally adjusted Service Times...)

  • Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday Evening - (Held during the Advent and Lenten Season - See Calendar during those months for service times.)

 

Sunday Bible Class

Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for adult Bible class where a variety of Christ centered topics are covered.

Jesus Christ brings the Gospel (from older English, "Good-spel," "good news") to the world. He announces that in His person the kingdom of God has come to mankind and that through faith in Him people might find new and eternal life. He is Himself the Good News, or Gospel.