For more than a century, Christians have gathered together at St. John's for Divine Service, sharing the the gifts and blessings of the Triune God. Foremost among these, God grants forgiveness and life through Christ Jesus. These He has purchased and won through His suffering and death on the cross.For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
The St John's Lutheran Church parish has existed since 1895 and is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. The Holy Scriptures are the foundation and basis for all doctrine. The message preached each week remains the same as that which Martin Luther proclaimed in Germany four hundred years earlier. Forgiveness and justification come only in the Word, through faith, by grace. It is not our work, lest anyone should boast. The Gospel rests on God's work.
Ushers and a greeting team are there to welcome you and assist you when you arrive. You will be given a bulletin so that you can follow along and participate. We are a liturgical church which means we follow an order of service each week called the Eucharist which gives rhythm, pattern, and ritual to our worship. The high points in each service are the reading and instruction of the Holy Scriptures and the celebration of Holy Communion.
If you are new to the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, we ask you to first talk to us before taking communion. Because we so value the gift of Communion we would like the chance to explain to you what we believe and what we are doing before you participate.
Our pastor will conduct a series of instruction/membership classes on a regular basis for adults who are interested in joining the congregation or learning more about what the LCMS believes. For those who come from a (non-LCMS) Lutheran background, these classes serve as a kind of "refresher" course in Lutheran doctrine, and as a way of clarifying the differences between the LCMS and other Lutherans. For those coming from other denominations, these classes provide a thorough overview of the LCMS' central and foundational teachings and beliefs.
The purpose of St. John Lutheran School is to assist families and congregations in building a well-rounded solid Christian foundation in the life of each student. The school provides quality education; the students typically receive high scores on national achievements tests. The staff consists of qualified, degreed teachers. Each subject is taught from a Scriptural point of view. One educational objective is that students learn to reason from the Bible and to apply these Biblical principles to all aspects of life.