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

September 24, 2023
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Upcoming Worship Themes – The last segment of the Christian church year begins on September 29 (St. Michael’s Day). From now until Advent our Sunday worship leads us to review the serious and sober truths that accompany life with God as we walk to the end of time.

September 24 - Fairness and Grace
October 1 - Repentance and Resolve
October 8 - Patience and Punishment
October 15 - Summons and Respect
October 23 - God and Government
October 29 – Faithless and Faithful
November 5 - Honesty and Service

Fairness and Grace
Is God fair? It’s an old question and people have been asking it for centuries. Why do the good die young? Why do the wicked get rich?  Why are the innocent punished? As God guides and governs his people, he often seems unfair. Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel illustrates the truth that God is unfair: He doesn’t treat as our sins deserve but provides the gifts we don’t deserve.  We call that grace.
Prayer of the Day
Lord God, you call us to work in your kingdom and promise to reward us according to your grace. Help us to rid our minds of worldly expectations and rejoice that you freely pour out the blessings of salvation to all people; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Readings for Sunday
Jonah 3:10- 4:11 – God answers Jonah’s challenge to his grace.
Romans 9:6-16 – God’s mercy does not depend on human desire or effort.
Matthew 20:1-16 – In grace God presents his reward to all people.

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

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

Bible Classes will begin again on Sunday, September 10. The first course of the semester will be based on St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians and is entitled "Finding Our True Identity." Paul will help us understand how we gained our identity as members of the family of God and how we are to demonstrate that identity in our lives. 

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.