The First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021 Service of Lessons and Carols

November 26, 2021 in News

Special music and scripture readings that foretell the coming of Christ will bring added meaning to our worship and to the start of our Advent season at St. John’s. Join us for an inspiring service of music, scripture, and song! The hymns are ELW 257 (v. 1), ELW 715 (vv. 1 & 2), ELW 264 […]

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Christ the King, November 21, 2021 Golden Age Weekend

November 18, 2021 in Worship

Jesus says, “…if my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting…” Jesus Christ reigns through love and never violence. Accompanied by organ, Scott Brodt, clarinet, plays “Church Sonata in B flat” by Mozart. The hymn is ELW 855 (vv. 1, 2, & 5). The bulletin can be found here. The announcements can […]

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25th Sunday after Pentecost – Stewardship Sunday, November 14, 2021

November 11, 2021 in Worship

We gather for worship to hear the stories that encourage us to hold fast to our confession of hope, “Jesus is Lord.” Out of our hope come good works that serve all people. An ensemble sings “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” by C. Birdwell. The hymn is ELW 511 (vv. 1, 2). The […]

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All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021

November 4, 2021 in Worship

On this day in the church year, we give God thanks for all the faithful who have been an example of God’s love in our lives. We especially remember those who have died since last All Saints Sunday. Isabelle Dara sings “And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears” by E. Daley. The hymn is ELW […]

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Reformation Sunday, October 31, 2021

October 29, 2021 in Worship

Through the Holy Spirit, the Church is always reforming to proclaim the Gospel in every age; on this Reformation Sunday, however, we consider two commandments that never change: love God and love your neighbor. An ensemble of singers offers A Shelter in the Time of Storm by I. D. Stankey. The hymn is ELW 504. The bulletin can […]

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The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

October 21, 2021 in Worship

The disciples tell Bartimaeus “Take heart; get up, Jesus is calling you.” This is a simple proclamation of the Good News of God’s love we all can share. Dr. Mary Ann Swiatek, clarinet; Dr. Gerald Lowman, marimba; and Scott Brodt, clarinet, play arrangements of Children of the Heavenly Father  and I Know Whom I Have Believed. The hymn is […]

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The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 17th 2021

October 16, 2021 in Worship

Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. The Handbell Choir plays “Jesus I Adore you” and “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” The hymn is ELW 825 (vs. 1, 2 […]

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The 20th Sunday After Pentecost, October 10th 2021

October 7, 2021 in Worship

The 20th Sunday After Pentecost, October 10th 2021 On this Women of the ELCA Thankoffering Sunday, the women of our church offer their time, talents, and treasures in gratitude to the one who gives us life. An ensemble of women sings “A Festive Call to Praise” and “Take My Life, and Let It Be.” The […]

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 3rd, 2021

September 30, 2021 in Worship

On this Worldwide Communion Sunday, we welcome 26 children to our Lord’s table to receive the gifts of the wine and the bread for the first time. Kaeden Fox sings “The Children of the World.” The hymn is ELW 595 (vv. 1 & 2). The bulletin can be found here. The announcements can be found […]

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

September 28, 2021 in Kid's Corner

A Jesus story based Mark 8:27-38  

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