Worship

Worship Info

Lutheran worship focuses on two central themes: God’s Word and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. God’s Word finds a central place in our worship through the hearing of the Word in Scripture lessons read from the Bible each week, and through the pastor’s sermons which are Bible-based, contemporary interpretations of one or more of the […]

Baptisms

Baptism classes are held once a month in the Church for those wishing to be baptized or for bringing children to the font.  Typically the class is scheduled the second Sunday of the month at 9:15 AM in the Church Parlor.  During the class, the meaning and importance of Baptism are presented and if there are […]

Weddings

The wedding of a Christian man and woman is, like all liturgies of the Church, a service of praise and worship of God for all that God has given us.  A bride and groom are married, not by themselves, but in the presence of God in a worshipping community which supports them in their life together.  Christ […]

First Holy Communion

As Lutherans, we believe the faith God gave to us in Holy Baptism is nourished by the hearing of God’s Word and the receiving of the bread and the wine of Holy Communion. Classes for those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time are held on three Wednesday evenings in […]

Worship Volunteers

Altar Guild The members of St. John’s Altar Guild work to ensure that all things necessary for the proper conduct of worship are in place.  Their duties include the care of the altar linens and other liturgical items such as the Eucharistic vessels, elements, vestments, candles, and small furnishings for the altar.  Communion preparation is performed by […]

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Candles flicker throughout the nave. The story of our Savior’s birth has just been proclaimed from the Gospel. The music begins, and we join together in song: “Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar; heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!” […]