Most Christian churches focus on the life of Jesus from late November until late May. We remember his birth, the beginning of his ministry, his walk to the cross, his suffering and death, and finally his resurrection and ascension into heaven. During the rest of the year, from about June to November, we focus on the Savior’s words and works and how they impact our everyday lives. If you’re interested in learning about what it means to be a Christian, come and worship with us this summer.
We worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday sermons are available under
“Sunday Sermons” on this site.
Worship this Week
October 24, 2021
Christians Imitate Christ in Serving Others
It is more natural—and much easier—to enjoy being served by others than to serve others. We like being waited on more than we like waiting on others. Most people feel this way, and believers struggle with the problem as well. Jesus did not struggle with this challenge. His entire ministry—living, dying, and rising again—provided for people what they could not provide for themselves. He did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many. Jesus’ service to us is our model and our motivation.
How lovely is your dwelling place,
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord.
Our Way of Worship
Our Sunday worship follows a worship pattern used in Christian churches for almost 1,500 years but in contemporary language and a variety of styles. The entire service is printed in an easy to use folder. We hear readings from the Bible and join together in prayer. We sing psalms and hymns found in a hymnal called Christian Worship which contains hundreds of well-known hymns. The high point of Sunday worship is the message or sermon, a twenty-minute explanation of a reading from the Bible and its meaning for our lives in the 21st century.
Some of our older members dress up for church, but casual dress is perfectly fine. The Lord looks at our hearts and attitudes, not our clothes. Members support the congregation's work with offerings, but guests should not feel obligated to participate. Rest rooms are located in the lower level of the church.
On two Sundays a month we celebrate Holy Communion, a special meal that forgives our sins as we receive the Savior's body and blood in bread and wine. The Bible teaches that receiving Holy Communion with others symbolizes our unity in faith, and so communion is offered to St. John's members and members of our denomination.
Sunday Bible Class
Regular Bible classes are held on Sundays at 11:10 a.m. in the St. John’s Center next to the church. The classes last about 50 minutes. The present course is entitled The Way Lutherans Worship and enables participants to understand the biblical sources and patterns of Christian worship.
Bible Information Classes
Pastor Tiefel is always willing to lead interested friends into a deeper study of the teachings of the Bible. If you are interested in learning more about what God says in his Word, contact him at email@example.com.