What is the best way for me to connect?
- Visit with others in our commons area! On Sundays, you can find coffee, tea and donuts.
- Come check out an Adult Bible class at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday.
- Join a small group.
- Help out! Serving Opportunities will introduce you to new people. It also helps to give you the sense that you’re really a part of this big community.
- Find out more about us by attending one of our 12-week (Spring or Fall) Adult Discipleship Classes.
What children's programs are offered?
What opportunities are available for me to serve others?
Opportunities abound for service. We believe very much in speaking with people about where their gifts lie and what their passions are. If you are willing, we can plug you into lots of things to do both inside and outside our congregation. Contact Heidi Mielke to get connected.
How do I get my kids connected to Childcare, Preschool/School, or Youth Group activities?
Just contact the office by phone or email and one of our staff will contact you to help get you connected.
If there is Communion the first time I worship at St. John, is it ok for me to participate?
Based on Jesus' words when he gave us the meal we believe that Communion is not a mere symbol but the gift of Jesus' body and blood for our forgiveness and life. Based on the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11, we also believe it is necessary for every person to be fully instructed about the meal before attending. That's why we ask that you speak with a pastor before approaching the Lord's table.
Why do the pastors wear robes?
While wearing robes might seem a little odd at first, the idea is to take the clothes of the pastor out of the equation so you are not sitting there thinking about his hideous tie suit combination. The robe is white, reminding us it is only by God's grace that any of us can share the Word of God. The stole (the colored cloth over his shoulders) reminds us of the call of the pastor into the office in which he serves.
Are there Sunday School or Bible Study opportunities available?
We offer both Sunday School classes and Bible Study at 9:55 a.m. for ages three to adults.
What's available for my children?
During our worship services, we believe children belong with their families. For infants through three year olds, we do offer a nursery from the hours of 9:00-noon on Sundays.
Will I be expected to introduce myself to people?
We respect that God created personalities He put in each one of us and know people have different social comfort levels. We provide opportunities to meet others around coffee and donuts, during Bible study and a greeting at the beginning of worship.
What should I wear?
When you come to one of our services, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans or shorts to a number dressed more formally. Most people find themselves somewhere in the middle. Just be sure to dress so that you will be comfortable and able to get the greatest possible impact from our service.
What do you believe and teach?
We believe the Bible is God's Word and we believe the message it shares. The Bible is a book meant to help us to be able to see Jesus as our Savior. Through the Bible God's Spirit works faith in our hearts. You can expect sermons and teaching to be aimed at sharing God's Word with you. Learn more on what we believe.
What can I expect when I visit for the first time?
Learn more on our I'm New Here page.
Is everyone welcome?
Yes! St. John Lutheran is not a church created by social or financial status, age, marital status or position. We are a group of people united by our need to receive God's mercy in Jesus.