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

Thomas Müntzer - Twisting the Reformation into a violent rebellion
Born: circa 1485 | Died: May 27, 1525

Thomas Müntzer was convinced that authentic Christianity was possible only through the charismatic action of the Holy Spirit upon the human heart. All other doctrine was secondary to this experience of the Spirit. He further argued that any theology that did not emphasize this view on every point should be rejected. This radical position led him to oppose the other reformers and even to inspire a violent revolt.   (Continued here...

Pastor Toensing Installed

The members of St. John Lutheran Church thank our Lord God for the safe arrival of Pastor Maynard Toensing to become the new Shepherd of our congregational flock. The installation service held during the afternoon of the Sunday previous was a joyous occasion with much prayer and thankfulness shared.

We remind everyone of our service time of 9:00 a.m. this Sunday where Pastor Toensing will be begin leading our worship services here at St. John. Fellowship and Bible class will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Updated: 06.16.17

Afternoon Tea

The ladies of St. John are invited to an Afternoon Tea in honor of, and to welcome, Shelley Toensing on Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. The gathering will take place at St. John Lutheran Church in the lower-level Fellowship Hall (Please enter east/front door of the church). Please RSVP by June 18th to Carol Brinkmeyer, 402-826-9013. There will also be a sign-up sheet available at church on Sunday.

Updated: 05.17.17


  • 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, Blythe Dewey at the office to be added to the group email, 402.826.3883. Thank you for going GREEN!

    Updated: 01.04.16

Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars for VBS 2017 which will be held July 23-27 from 5:30-7:15 p.m. This year will be lots of fun with many exciting activities! Don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors! See VBS page here...

Updated: 05.01.17

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, the book of Ezekiel 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.