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 now being celebrated every Sunday at both 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship opportunities.

Parish Services

Third Sunday after Pentecost - June 13, 2021

The following represents the schedule for upcoming Sunday Worship and Bible Class. Please know that evaluations will continue as warranted.

  • Third Sunday after Pentecost; June 13, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. - *Service Live-Streamed on Youtube. - June_13_2021_Service_Bulletin.pdf
  • Adult Bible Class at 9:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Third Sunday after Pentecost; June 13, 2021 - 10:30 a.m.

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 during the height of the pandemic. As we continue to evaluate and respond to the worship needs of our congregation, the Elders have asked that each communicant member provide a ballot response to the question of altering worship service opportunities once again. Please review the letter earlier provided via email, via church bulletin, or Sunday announcement. Thus responding as requested. God’s peace in Christ Jesus be with you all.


 |Third Sunday after Pentecost Worship Service; June 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. - Live|

(In the event of technical issues, a replay video will be posted on YouTube soon after.)

From Pastor Toensing

St. John’s members rejoice in receiving the gift of salvation from God our Savior through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. We rejoice in the gift of Baptism through which our sins are washed away. 

Many have been blessed to attend our in-person worship. Others have worshiped from afar through digital means. The ability to stream and record services is a blessing from God—but in-person is still preferable. If you are in the Crete, Nebraska, area and are considering worshipping with us in-person, we certainly welcome you to attend. Please contact us for times and sign-up. 

If you would like to visit with me as Pastor, please send me an email with information on how best to contact you. We seek to serve others—especially in sharing the Good News of Christ—as Christ has served us with His gift of salvation. We pray that God’s peace would be yours in Christ Jesus. - Pastor Toensing


From the Elders

God’s Love for Ordinary People, in an Ordinary Time from the Elders During the last few weeks in May we saw opportunity to celebrate the Ascension of our Lord, the Day of Pentecost – a Greek term meaning “fifty”, referring to the Old Testament feast held 50 days after Passover – today noted as fifty days after Easter, and Trinity Sunday. The long season of Sunday’s now upon us are categorized by one of two names connected to an LCMS congregation’s chosen liturgical lectionary. Perhaps different from their local sister congregation. (Read More...)

Updated: 6.1.21

VBS Registration Now Open

Vacation Bible School Registration is now open for VBS 2021 at St. John! Place VBS on your calendars for July 18-22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. as we begin an exciting start to the planning of an in-person 2021 Vacation Bible School (all things considered)! (...read more)

Updated: 4.16.21


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 - 8:00 a.m. | 10:30 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 9:15 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.