Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church

Since 1861 St. John's has been serving
folks and families on Mequon's east side.
We would love to get to know you
and share a message of strength and
hope in our very confused world.

Sunday Worship
at 10:00 a.m.




Summertime Worship

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

Trinity and St. John’s Lutheran Churches

Sunday Worship
August 1, 2021

Life is full of scary events: weather events, health events, financial events, and more. In worship on August 1 we will hear Jesus encourage us to not be afraid and to put our trust in him.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord Almighty!
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.

Covid-19 Protocols

Although protocols seem to be relaxing, we desire to make concerned guests and members feel safe at worship.

New CDC Guidelines – As we understand the guidelines issued by the government this past week, worshipers who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated ought to be cautious as they approach gatherings of people. (updated May 14, 2021)

If you feel ill in any way, have an unusual cough, or have been exposed to someone who has the Coronavirus, please stay home.

If possible, please be seated only in designated pews. Households may sit together.

We prefer (although we do not demand) that worshipers wear masks.

We sing in worship. Significant studies indicate that singing in situations with masks and social distancing is not a threat to good health.

The offering is gathered by making plates available near the doors of the church.

Holy Communion is offered on our regular communion Sundays, the second and fourth Sundays of the month. We follow safe distribution prodecures.


Bible Class

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 the pastor at pastortiefel@gmail.com.

Bible Classes

Weekly Bible Classes are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
We take a break during the summer but will begin regular classes again in September.
Watch this site for more information.

St. John's Lutheran - Cemetery 
Guidelines for Floral Remembrances
It is appropriate that those who place flowers and plants at a headstone also care for them. The cemetery staff will remove floral remembrances at the point when they compromise the overall beauty of the cemetery.
Annuals and perennials may be planted within twelve inches of the front of a headstone. The soil may be turned over to receive plants. If annuals are not removed at the end of the season, they will be removed by the cemetery staff.
Cut flowers may be placed in front of a headstone. They will be removed when they have withered. Vases will be retained only if arrangements are made with the cemetery staff.
Living plants will be watered periodically by the cemetery staff if necessary.  Weeds will be removed if possible.
Artificial flowers and plants are discouraged but allowed. They will be removed if they become worn.