The Divine Service
The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It
is celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. -
with one notable exception announced
below. The Sacrament of the Altar
is celebrated on odd Sundays of the month and festival days.
(Please select the link below or see the Church calendar for any
alterations to our Seasonal and Midweek Worship Service times.)
Faces of the Reformation
Martin Luther (Last Days) - An Outlaw and International Hero Who
Commended Himself and the Church of the Reformation to Christ’s Mercy
Born: Nov. 10, 1483 | Eisleben, Germany
Died: Feb. 18, 1546
| Eisleben, Germany
In later life, Martin Luther had become internationally known.
Despite his return to Wittenberg from hiding at the Wartburg, Luther
remained an outlaw due to his condemnation at Worms. However, Saxony was
isolated enough that he was safe from the emperor so long as he remained
there. Thus, his role became one of providing guidance to others.
Luther adopted a new role as leader of a new church body. He
discovered that many of the laity was ignorant of his reforms. After
translating the Bible into German, he wanted the laity to be able to
engage with it. Therefore, he wrote his Small and Large Catechisms in
order to provide good theology that the laity could understand, an entry
point into the Scriptures, and right order and behavior. (More...)
From Pastor Toensing
Names. There are some portions of Scripture where there are a lot of
names. Each name is for a person that God cares about. God cares
about you. God knows your name—you are important and precious to
Him. His own name is to be honored and rightly used (see the
You are important to me. I have been trying to learn your names. I
have found that I still need to think on many; some are starting to
become second nature. But, if I try to get your name and get it
wrong—tell me and correct me. (more...)
Member Time & Talent Survey -
Members of St. John, The Evangelism Committee would like to invite
all confirmed members of our congregation to participate in filling
out the newly distributed "Time & Talent Survey". This will help our
congregation when reaching out to grab helping hands for a variety
of tasks and connecting you to service opportunities that are unique
to an individual members' desire and ability to help. (more...)
A calendar has been placed in the entryway of the church
to reserve a date to place flowers on the altar. If you
would like to donate toward flowers, the Ladies’ Aid
Altar Committee will purchase the flowers and place them
on the altar for you. Only live flowers are placed on
the altar. (Flowers will not be placed on the altar
during the seasons of Advent and Lent). If you have
questions please contact LaVonne Nitzel, JoAnn Renner or
The Lutheran Witness
is the flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more.
For over 90 years, KFUO has been dedicated to broadcasting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, to listeners around the globe. You can help take this message to the ends of the earth by tuning in and supporting this ministry.
We can once again send used clothing to Orphan Grain Train. When leaving clothes at the back door, please mark them for either OGT (Orphan Grain Train) or PCM (People's City Mission).
Please consider receiving your monthly newsletter via email or downloaded from our website to conserve and save paper. The bulletin and readings are also available via email the Tuesday after Sunday’s service. Please contact our church secretary,
Christine Hollman at the office to be added to the group email, 402.826.3883. Thank you for going GREEN!
October 29th Worship Service to be
held at Bethlehem Lutheran in Crete!
Please be aware that on Sunday, October 29th, the St. John
Worship Service will be joined together with Bethlehem Lutheran
Church in Crete for a special joint Reformation
Service to be held
in Crete at Bethlehem. Therefore, there will be NO service here at
St. John on that Sunday! Therefore, mark your calendars and please join us as we
find the opportunity to worship together with
our local sister congregation!
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
- 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. Currently, a
Reformation based topic is being explored.
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,