Parish Services

The Third Sunday in Lent

The following is the schedule for Previous or upcoming Worship Services

  • Adult Bible Class at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday morning after Worship
  • Sunday School classes have commenced welcoming children off all ages
The Third Sunday in Lent Worship Service

WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY. The Crucified and Risen Body of Jesus Is the True Temple of the Lord. The Lord rescues His people, Israel, “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2) and makes His gracious covenant with them, defined by the Ten Commandments. Since He has become their God by His grace, they shall be His people, having “no other gods” before Him (Ex. 20:3). He is “jealous” for them as a husband for his wife and as a father for his children. He has named them with His name and called them to rest in Him (Ex. 20:5–9). The incarnate Son, Christ Jesus, is likewise jealous for His Father’s house, because it is to be a place of divine grace and Sabbath rest for His people, and not “a house of trade” (John 2:16–17). His zeal consumes Him as He gives up “the temple of his body” to the destruction of the cross, but in three days He raises it up again to be the true temple forever (John 2:17–21). By His crucifixion He cleanses the entire household, and in His resurrection He becomes “wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30).


This Sunday's Readings
  • First Reading is...Exodus 20:1–17
  • Second Reading is...1 Corinthians 1:18–31
  • Holy Gospel Reading is...John 2:13–22

The Season of Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday Worship Services with Holy Communion will be Wednesday, February 14th at both the 10:30a and 7:00p Services. To help us walk with Jesus to the cross, we will follow a tree theme. The message for Ash Wednesday is, “The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”. Please join us for worship on Wednesdays throughout this Lenten Season.


Holy Week Schedule
  • Palm Sunday Worship Service with Communion March 24 at 9:00 am Children will sing in church as part of the Palm Sunday Service. We will meet downstairs and be part of the processional.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Communion March 28 at 7:00 pm
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Worship Service March 29 at 7:00 pm
  • Easter Sunrise Worship with Communion March 31 at 6:30 am
  • Easter Worship with Communion March 31 at 9:00 am

Easter breakfast between sunrise service and 9am service. Food provided includes: pancakes, eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls. There will be 2 sign-up sheets in the Narthex. One sheet for side dishes, fruit, and pastries and the second sheet for volunteer shift work 6:00 - 8:00am for set-up and serving and 8:00 - 10:00am for serving and clean-up. Any donations and time volunteered is greatly appreciated. (Sponsored by volunteers— LYF youth will make pancakes.) Freewill donations will be sent to Bryan Bell Fund.


Those Serving During the Month of March

 

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
  • Sunday School classes have commenced beginning on September 10, 2023.
  • There will be Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Catechesis & New Membership

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:

  • Adult Bible Class, held Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Midweek School, for Grades 4–8 preparing to receive the Lord's Supper; meets Wednesdays during the school year from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the basement.
  • Adult Catechesis (new member instruction) contact the pastor for the current schedule or to schedule a time.
Visitation of the Hospitalized and Homebound - From the Pastor

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