Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church



 
During the summer and into the fall, Sunday worship reviews and remembers Jesus’ words about living as Christians—how we think and work and relax as children of God. Looking for answers to life’s practical questions? Seeking direction for these difficult times?

Worship with us at 10:00 a.m.
on Sunday mornings.

 
 
 

      













 

Worship this Week

December 4, 2022
 
Worship at 10:00 a.m.
 

 
Come, Lord Jesus—as Judge
The arrival of the Son of God at a manger in Bethlehem marked the beginning of a new age. God entered our world as a child to forgive the sins of the world. He comes to us in his Word and sacraments to forgive our sins day after day. He will come again at the end of time as judge to save those who believed in his forgiveness and destroy those who did not. On the Second Sunday in Advent, John the Baptist calls us to repent of our sins and put our trust in Jesus as we live in his new age of grace.
 
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming, give us strength in our conflicts, and shed light on our path through the darkness of this world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
 
Readings for Sunday
Isaiah 11:1-10 – Jesus, the Root of Jesse, is qualified to serve as Savior and Judge.
Romans 15:4-13 – The Root of Jesse comes to rule over all nations.
Matthew 3:1-12 – John the Baptist calls us to repent and believe.



 
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. 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
 

Sunday morning Bible Classes are held following worship.

 
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.