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. The Sacrament of the Altar
is celebrated on odd Sundays of the month and festival days.
During this current Christmas season:
- Wednesday Advent Services: November 30th, December 7th, December 14th and December
21st, each at 7:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 p.m.
- Christmas Day Sunday
Service at 9:00 a.m..
(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
Who was Philipp Melanchthon? Some argue that he was a staunch
defender of the Lutheran faith. Others say he was a weak professor
whose battle cry was, “Why can’t we all just get along?” The answer
may be that he was both. All agree he was a brilliant scholar and
attended the University of Heidelberg, earning a bachelor’s degree
in 1511. At age 17, he received a master’s degree from the
University of Tübingen. His great-uncle Johann Reuchlin recommended
him to Fredrick the Wise, who was seeking a professor of Greek for
his newly formed university at Wittenberg. Melanchthon arrived Aug.
25, 1518, ten months after Luther posted his 95 Theses. Melanchthon
was young, only 21, and small and thin in stature. An imposing
figure he was not, but the world would know him one day as a giant
of the Reformation. (Continued
From the Elders
The Reason For The Season
As we go thru this time of vacancy, we as elders feel this
congregation has stayed very strong. We should be proud of this and
a lot of thanks goes to Pastor Williamson. Also, a special thanks go
to all the volunteers who helped in many different way. This is just
one way that shows how solid of a congregation we have here at St.
John. The Lord will provide us with a new shepherd to lead us. But,
as a congregation, keep believing that the lord will answer, and
remember this in your prayers. It is a time to be thankful and
blessed to live in this great country and have such good families &
friends right here in Kramer, NE. Remember, Jesus is the reason for
the season! (More...)
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 topics, always Gospel centered. Currently, "Being
Lutheran" by A. Trevor Sutton is being discussed.
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,