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. Wednesday evening Services are scheduled during selected portions of the year, as well as the Advent and Lenten seasons.
We pray that this joint venture between St. John and Bethlehem will give witness to the unity we share as Lutherans in our community. We pray that it may be a blessing for us to see the working relationship we share with our brothers and sisters in the faith at Bethlehem.
Sunday School is held after service from about 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. throughout the school year. Summer break begins May 14th for 2017. The last week of Sunday School will be on Sunday, May 7th.
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:
The pastor regularly visits those members of the parish who are hospitalized or homebound. Visitation includes Scripture readings, prayers and the Lord's Supper. Please contact the pastor or Elders if you know of someone in need of pastoral visitation.