Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church

Jesus identifies himself as the Water of Life, the Bread of Life, and the Light of the World. In Jesus we have all we need for our lives on earth and our walk to heaven.

Join us for
worship at 10:00 a.m.
and Bible Class at 11:10 a.m.




Worship this Week

The First Sunday in Advent
December 3, 2023
Come, Lord Jesus!
His Coming Brings Salvation
The season of Advent begins this coming Sunday. Derived from the Latin word, “coming,” Advent prepares us to celebrate the Savior’s birth at Christmas. Advent does more than that, however. The season also reminds us that Jesus comes to us in his Word and sacraments and will come again at the end of time. With the crowds on Palm Sunday, we shout: “Hosanna (save us)! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Reading - Isaiah 64:1-9
Messiah comes to those who wait for him.

Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
We eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.

Gospel - Mark 11:1-10
We welcome Jesus: Hosanna! Come and save us.


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

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
 Women in the Bible 

Over the course of five classes, we’ll explore the personalities and contributions of well-known women who served the Lord and the Lord’s people. Some are known to us, but some will offer new insights into the work God’s women do in the Savior’s kingdom. The classes will focus on:

November 19                    
Two Followers - Mary Magdalene and Priscilla
November 26                    
Two Gentiles - Rahab and Ruth
December 3                       
Two Heros - Deborah and Esther
December 10                    
Two Sisters - Mary and Martha
December 17                    
Two mothers - Elizabeth and Mary

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.