Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church



The story of Jesus’ ministry—his words and works to save us—warms our hearts during the cold days of winter. Hear and study God’s Word so that the fire of his love may inflame your faith and ignite your confidence.

 
We invite you to worship with us.
 
Our Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m.

      













 

Worship this Week

January 29, 2023
 
Worship at 10:00 a.m.
 

 
Jesus Brings Blessings to Those who Follow Him in Faith
In the famous Beatitudes, Jesus turns the world upside down. He calls people blessed whom the world considers losers and doormats. Jesus teaches us that weakness leads to a deeper trust in a powerful God. This is the way God loves to work: Weakness now gains eternal blessings in the world to come.     
 
Prayer of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, look with mercy on our weaknesses, and in all our dangers and needs stretch out the right hand of your majesty to help and defend us; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
 
Readings in Worship

First Reading – Zephaniah 2:3; 3:11-13
The Lord preserves and restores the humble who trust in him.
 
Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
God chooses the weak of the world so there is no doubt about his grace.
 
Gospel – Matthew 5:1:12
In the Beatitudes Jesus promises eternal rewards to those who follow him in faith.

 
 

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
 

The study of the Scriptures in Bible Class begins again on Sunday, February 5. The class is held in the St. John’s Center and begins about ten minutes after the end of worship. The first course for Bible Class in the new year focuses on the Life and Times of Daniel the Prophet.


 
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.