The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It is celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The Sacrament of the Altar is celebrated on odd Sundays of the month and festival days. Wednesday evening Services are scheduled during selected portions of the year, as well as the Advent and Lenten seasons.
March 1, 2019 - Ripping cloth. Clinking coins. Tramping feet. These are just a few of the sounds of the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the midweek services of Lent—from Ash Wednesday through Good Friday—we will follow the passion our Lord through sounds and the stories they tell. Jesus goes to Jerusalem and to Calvary to give His life as a ransom for our sins. By His death we are saved. Join us for these services on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. May the Lord grant us to grow in faith and love in this journey with Jesus.
Catechesis means "Instruction in the Christian Faith." Catechesis begins when one inquires about membership in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church and continues in various forms throughout the life of a Christian.
Those desiring membership at St. John are asked to speak with the pastor. In order to receive the Lord's Supper, instruction in the Christian faith according to the Scriptures and Luther's Small Catechism is necessary. There is no fee or obligation for instruction.
Those who are already members of St. John mature and deepen in their understanding of the faith and their love for the Lord and neighbor by attending Divine Service and, as schedules permit, partaking of one or more of the following forums for ongoing catechesis:
There are circumstances in life that might land someone in the hospital. As your pastor, I consider it a high priority to visit when one of our members is in the hospital. But I might not always get the message. Sometimes people forget. Sometimes you might assume that someone else will let me know. If I should know that someone is in need of a pastoral visit in the hospital, please let me know. I would rather get five calls or messages letting me know than none. Thank you, Pastor Toensing