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 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.

(Please select the link below or see the Church calendar for any alterations to our Seasonal and Midweek Worship Service times.)


Parish Services

Faces of the Reformation

Johannes Bugenhagen - Luther’s friend & pastor who made Reformation theology practical for churches
Born: June 24, 1485 | Wollin, Germany (formerly Pomerania)
Died: April 20, 1558 | Wittenberg, Germany

Johannes Bugenhagen is famous for his role as the pastor at the Wittenberg city church, St. Mary’s, which made him Martin Luther’s pastor and confessor. Bugenhagen first encountered Luther’s writings to refute them. Instead, Luther’s words convinced Bugenhagen, who moved to Wittenberg to study in 1521. He embodied Luther’s theology and was the first priest in Wittenberg to get married. In 1523 he became the pastor of St. Mary’s and developed a close relationship with Luther. He performed the marriage of Luther and Katie in 1525 and preached at Luther’s funeral in 1546. Bugenhagen, Luther, Justus Jonas and Philipp Melanchthon comprised the inner circle of the Wittenberg reformers. Bugenhagen sided with Luther against John Agricola on Christian freedom, and was the first in Wittenberg to oppose Zwingli’s theology of the Lord’s Supper. (Continued here...

From Pastor Toensing

Dear Friends, The summer is coming to an end and boy has it been quite full of events! I have now been among you for three months and it has been exciting to learn about you and to get to know you. Shelley and Steven and I have been warmly received by you all. We have been tremendously blessed by your care and support and sharing of gifts. We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity.  (more...)

Updated: 09.1.17
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...)

Updated: 09.1.17


  • Flowers on the Altar

    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 Diane Kahle.  

    Updated: 01.04.16
  • Lutheran Witness Online

    The Lutheran Witness Current IssueThe 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.

  • KFUO Radio Online

    Listen to KFUO

    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.
  • Orphan Grain Train

    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).

  • Electronic Newsletter

    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!

    Updated: 01.04.16

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. 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, or Gospel.

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