Parish Services

Lenten Worship Service - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The following may well represent the schedule for the upcoming Worship Service, but please keep watching here for updates. Please know that evaluations continue to be performed during this fluid time.

While We Worship


  1. Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. - Sunday Divine Service Worship Service - Social Distancing and Masks Required
    *8:30 a.m. Service Live-Streamed on Youtube. - February_21_2021_Worship_Bulletin.pdf
  2. Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Divine Service Worship Service - Social Distancing and Masks Encouraged
  3. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - Lenten Worship Service - Social Distancing and Masks Required
    *Service Live-Streamed on Youtube. - February_24_2021_Lenten_Bulletin.pdf

We thank all who have been patient and understanding of our efforts to meet the safety concerns of our members and community friends. We will continue to evaluate the worship needs and adjust services as needed. We look forward to seeing all who are able to attend in-person worship this week. Every effort will be made to accommodate our visitors when needed. God’s peace in Christ Jesus be with you all.

Opportunities for Further Growth

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
  • Sunday School will begin September 13 following the 8:30 a.m. worship service, approximately 9:30-10:15 a.m. No opening singing at this time. Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall where social distancing can be maintained and masks will be required except during snack time.
  • There will be an Adult Bible Study on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m. We will meet in the church, mask required, as we do for church. Bring your own Bible and pen--if you want to take notes. Please feel free to submit any topic suggestions or Bible questions to Pastor. More times will be planned for studies in October.
Catechesis & New Membership

Catechesis means "Instruction in the Christian Faith." Catechesis begins when one inquires about membership in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church and continues in various forms throughout the life of a Christian.

Those desiring membership at St. John are asked to speak with the pastor. In order to receive the Lord's Supper, instruction in the Christian faith according to the Scriptures and Luther's Small Catechism is necessary. There is no fee or obligation for instruction.

Those who are already members of St. John mature and deepen in their understanding of the faith and their love for the Lord and neighbor by attending Divine Service and, as schedules permit, partaking of one or more of the following forums for ongoing catechesis:

  • Adult Bible Class, held Sundays after service in the basement.
  • Youth Study, for high school students; meets Sundays after the service.
  • Midweek School, for Grades 4–8 preparing to receive the Lord's Supper; meets Wednesdays during the school year from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the basement.
  • Adult Catechesis (new member instruction) contact the pastor for the current schedule or to schedule a time.
Visitation of the Hospitalized and Homebound - From the Pastor

There are circumstances in life that might land someone in the hospital. As your pastor, I consider it a high priority to visit when one of our members is in the hospital. But I might not always get the message. Sometimes people forget. Sometimes you might assume that someone else will let me know. If I should know that someone is in need of a pastoral visit in the hospital, please let me know. I would rather get five calls or messages letting me know than none. Thank you, Pastor Toensing