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Welcome to the Countryman Family!

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As the St. John family eagerly awaits the installation of Rev. Troy Countryman as our senior pastor on December 11, here is some background about Pastor Troy, his wife Andrea, and their three children Piper, Oliver and Drew. Pastor Troy was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lutheran parochial education was an important part of... Read More

What's the deal with Advent?

Advent is a funny word. If we grow up in the church, we see it a lot and we know when it comes. It’s the thing right before Christmas, the church season now identified with blue and the wreath at the front near the altar. The word comes from a Latin phrase- “ad venit”. This means “he comes to”. When we... Read More

A Gift from Marie

    I have been a member of the LCMS since birth, when my godfather, my parents’ pastor at the time, baptized me into new life in Christ. Jokingly, I refer to myself as planning to be a “cradle to grave” Lutheran! I am sure many of us at St. John, both long-term and more recent members, can... Read More

Community Initiative Grant Approved

UPDATE 10/14/16: As St. John moves ahead with the grant program, we will be conducting listening sessions to better understand our community in our congregation before moving out to look at the community around us. These listening sessions are your opportunity to be heard and to work with us as we move ahead together. A... Read More

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