As a family united in faith by the Holy Spirit, we exist to worship and praise the Triune God, to be nurtured through His Word and Sacraments, and to share His love in Christ with others.
Saturday & Sunday Worship
Every church has its own style of worship. We think you’ll enjoy the services at St. John's Lutheran Church, but as in any church you should expect it to take a couple of weekends to become accustomed to our way of praising God together.
Each week the service is printed in the worship folder. All the prayers are printed there for you. You are welcome to bring along your own Bible and follow along there if you choose. The services focus on readings from the Bible. There we hear God talk to us. Music and singing are an important part of our services, too. Loud or soft, in monotone or rich harmony, all our praises are music to God. We rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1
The services usually include the following parts in a variety of forms:
- The Invocation - We call on the name of our Savior God as we praise him.
- Admitting sins and finding forgiveness - We acknowledge that we have not been or done what God asks. Then we are assured of forgiveness in Jesus.
- Bible Readings - Selections from God’s Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ apostles, and from Jesus himself in the Gospels. The pastor also gives a brief explanation of each reading.
- Sermon - Our pastors offers instruction and encouragement in a Bible based sermon. Expect God’s guidance and grace for dealing with problems as well and the promise of eternal life in heaven through Jesus. Included in your worship folder will be an outline of the sermon with a place for you to take notes if you wish.
- Response to the Word - We respond with offerings and prayers for the things he has promised to us and for strength to do what he has asked.
- Parting blessing - We hear one last assurance of God’s care.
Mixed throughout these different parts of our service are hymns and shorts songs to praise God.
Our services use traditional forms and modern language and application. The traditional brings us the best from God’s Church throughout the ages and the contemporary brings God’s promises and his will into our daily lives. We hope you enjoy both.