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.)
Faces of the Reformation
Johannes Bugenhagen - Luther’s friend & pastor who made Reformation
theology practical for churches
Born: June 24, 1485 | Wollin, Germany
Died: April 20, 1558 | Wittenberg, Germany
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
From Pastor Toensing
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.
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...)
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,