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
September 26, 2021
Jesus Defeats the Forces of Evil
We Christians live in a world that is infiltrated with evil and our vile society assaults the good of God and the love of Christ every day in every way. On our own we cannot gain a victory over evil; in fact, we cannot defend ourselves against evil. Only Jesus has the power to overcome Satan and the evil he spawns. He defends us with his power, provides weapons for battle, and promises that we will gain the victory.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.