Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church

"'Sharing The Joy Of His News' by growing inward through God's Word, Sacraments and Fellowship; and by growing outward
through words, actions and mission outreach.
" - St. John Lutheran Church


The Sunday Divine Service - Currently Remote

The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It is celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. - currently offered remotely due to COVID-19 'social distancing' practices.

Parish Services

Sunday, May 24, 2020

WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE ON THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER. Our Lord Jesus Is with Us in the Upper Room of His Church on Earth. On the night when He was betrayed, our Lord Jesus prayed for His apostles and His Church on earth. “The hour” had come when the Father would glorify His Son by the cross (John 17:1).

Through the shedding of His blood, He would bring forgiveness for the sins of the world, and in His resurrection and ascension He would unite all Christians with the Father “that they may be one” with God (John 17:11). He manifested His name to the apostles and gave them the words of the Father to speak in His name. The apostolic witness of His cross and resurrection (Acts 1:21–22) gathers disciples together “with one accord” into the one Body of Christ (Acts 1:14). “Devoting themselves to prayer,” they wait upon the Lord in “the upper room” (Acts 1:13–14), the place of His Holy Supper. Strengthened by the Gospel, Christians bear the cross of Christ in patience and peace, rejoicing to share in His suffering, in order that they “may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4:13).

Please use your Bible to join Pastor Toensing in the reading of Psalm 68:1-10. The readings today are included in the attachment for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: the First Reading is Acts 1:12-26, the Epistle Reading is 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11 and the Holy Gospel Reading is John 17:1-11. The text today is the Holy Gospel Reading and the sermon title is, “The Glory of God is in Giving Gifts”.

Seventh Sunday in Easter - May 24, 2020

Worship information for the May 24, 2020 Remote Sunday Worship Service

052420_Worship_Order.pdf
052420_Readings.pdf
052420_Sermon.pdf
052420_Parish_News.pdf

Additional Opportunities

Look also to "Mainstreet Living" which broadcasts at 10:30 a.m. on KLKN-TV on Sunday morning, or listen to the Lutheran hour on the radio, KFAB 1110 at 6:30 a.m. or KRVN 880 at 10:00 a.m. "Worship Anew" is also a great connection. May God keep you and your family safe while blessing your week ahead!


From Pastor Toensing

Dear Lord, grant us peace in the face of the COVID-19 virus. Remove our fears and fill us instead with the assurance that you will be with us. You are our refuge and strength. Give strength to our medical personnel who are serving patients. Keep them safe from harm and disease and grant them time of rest. Guide the medical personnel seeking to find vaccinations and medicines that help those severely affected. Grant all authority to work for the common good.  Move us to help where needed and to care for those who are sick. Bring us through this pandemic crisis and grant us good health. Most of all, increase our faith in Christ Jesus, through whom we have forgiveness of sins and the hope for everlasting life. You are King and our trust is in You. Hear our prayer for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Updated: 3.18.20

Personal & Family Resources

  • Be Still & Know - Free LCMS HOME Resources

    For Study
    Studying God's Word from Home
    Reaching people outside of your church, especially during a time of social restriction, can be incredibly difficult. See how you can learn and teach remotely with these Christian educator resources.

    For Study at Home

    Updated: 3.18.20
  • Be Still & Know - Free LCMS HOME Resources

    For Home
    Guide Learning beyond the Bible Class
    Christ’s love and message can be overshadowed amidst nervousness, uncertainty, and distress. Draw closer to Him during these times with devotional material to re-center on Christ while at home.

    Beyond the Classroom

    Updated: 3.18.20

    Everyday Faith Calendar - Free CPH HOME Resource

    For Family
    Everyday Faith Calendars for Family Devotions
    As a resource for your family to continue daily devotions during this pandemic, download the following Everyday Faith calendars for March & April. Each day on the calendar has a Bible verse to read and a thought or question to discuss as a family to remind you that, through everything, Christ is with you.

    March, 2020 Calendar April, 2020 Calendar

    Updated: 3.23.20

    Books of the Bible - Free Study Resource from CPH

    Books of the Bible
    Guided Questions for Bible Reading
    In these easy to use guides from Concordia Publishing House, you will find contextual information such as the author, purpose, and application for books of the Bible.

    Key phrases are selected to give and outline for the downloadable, question and answer study guide. The guide also includes themes for each passage to ensure that your devotion stays on track. New guides are added each month, so check them out for yourself!

    Download FREE Study Guides

    Updated: 3.24.20

Worship Services

Worship services at St. John are scheduled each Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning Communion services are held on the odd numbered weeks each month with non-communion services held on the even numbered Sundays. (Seasonally adjusted Service Times...)

  • Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday Evening - (Held during the Advent and Lenten Season - See Calendar during those months for service times.)

 

Sunday Bible Class

Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for adult Bible class where a variety of Christ centered topics are covered.

Jesus Christ brings the Gospel (from older English, "Good-spel," "good news") to the world. He announces that in His person the kingdom of God has come to mankind and that through faith in Him people might find new and eternal life. He is Himself the Good News, or Gospel.