Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church

The Season of Lent enables Christians to walk with Jesus as he faced the challenges that led him to the triumph and victory of Easter. Here is the center and core of the Christian religion and the source of our faith and hope.
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
and on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.



Worship this Week

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 26, 2023
Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Believers Can Face Death with Confidence
The prospect of death terrorizes those without faith in Christ. They peer into a future that is unknown and unsettled. Christians believe that death is the entry to heaven, but even for Christians death can be challenging and intimidating. In today’s Gospel, Jesus brings support and certainty to Christians living with the reality of death. In his words and actions Jesus provided a reason for confidence and hope and he offers the same to us today.
Prayer of the Day
Eternal God and Father, help us to remember Jesus, who obeyed your will and bore the cross for our salvation, that through his anguish, pain, and death we may receive the forgiveness of sins, victory over the grave, and finally inherit eternal life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
2 Kings 4:17-37
The Lord empowers Elisha to restore the life of a dead son.
Romans 8:11-19
We experience God’s life-restoring power with Christ.
John 11:17-27, 38-45
Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord.

St. John's Lutheran Church
1616 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI  53092
(262) 241-3121

Lent Worship

Midweek Lenten Services
6:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church

The series of five devotions is entitled “Behold the Man” and will present the suffering Jesus to us as our Savior and substitute. All five services are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s (1616 W. Mequon Road, Mequon). Professors from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary will conduct these services.  
Behold the Man!
March 1                Behold the Man as Host                   Prof. Nathan Ericson
March 8                Behold the Man in Prayer                Prof. Joel Russow
March 15              Behold the Man Rejected                 Prof. Ken Cherney
March 22              Behold the Man Condemned           Prof. David Bivens
March 29              Behold the Man Sacrificed               Vicar Bob Beaver

Holy Week Worship Schedule

The days of Holy Week and the most important days of the Christian Year
as believers follow Jesus to the cross and his empty tomb.
Worship during the week:
Sunday of the Passion, April 2 – Regular services at 8:30 (Trinity) and 10:00 a.m. (St. John's)
Holy Thursday, April 6 – Service with Holy Communion at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity.
Good Friday, April 7 – Service of the Seven Words at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s
Easter Sunday, April 9 – Regular services at 8:30 (Trinity) and 10:00 a.m. (St. John's).
There will be no Bible Class on Easter.

Trinity Lutheran Church
11458 N. Wauwatosa Road
Mequon, WI  53097

St. John's Lutheran Church
1616 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI  53092


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. Restrooms 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.

Bible Class

Sunday Bible Class

New Bible Class – How Did We Get Our Bibles?
The Bible did not drop out of heaven with a leather binding and gilded pages. It has traveled a long road from ancient scribes to modern versions. This isn’t surprising given that the Bible is a set of books written in multiple languages by dozens of authors across thousands of years. The books of the Bible had to be copied, chosen, translated, and published to become the Bible we know and trust. Sometimes when Christians discover this story, it can be somewhat of a shock.
Beginning Sunday, March 19, Pastor Tiefel will present a Bible Class course entitled “How Did We Get Our Bibles?” The class will follow the journey of the original manuscripts of God’s holy book to our present day and use. Participants will find the course enlightening and edifying.

The class is held in the St. John’s Center and begins about ten minutes after the end of worship (approx. 11:10 a.m.). 

Bible Information 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.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.