Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church. We understand it can be intimidating to walk into a new place you've never been to before. We hope this information will help you feel a bit more comfortable and we invite you to join us for worship.
What are the worship services like? At St. John's, we offer two different times and styles of worship. School year: The 8 am worship service follows traditional Lutheran liturgy with hymns accompanied by the organ. The 10 am worship service uses video music and a variety of worship elements. Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day weekends): worship is at 9 am with a blend of tradition and more contemporary elements.
What should I wear? Come as you are. Some people come dressed in jeans while others come dressed in business casual. If you prefer to wear a tie or a dress, that's fine too. Just come. We want you to feel comfortable while we worship together.
What about my children? At St. John's, children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship. We like to see and hear children in worship. But we also know that children, at times, need a break so we do have a cry room if your child is having a rough day.
BiblesSome people bring their Bibles. We like to use the Scriptures intentionally in our worship and some people like to take notes. But don't worry if you don't have a Bible or forget to bring it, we have them in the pews, use ours.
OfferingsDuring worship everyone will be invited to worship God with an offering. Giving an offering is part of our worship and shows gratitude for all that God has done for us. Financial offerings support God's mission in and through the church. If you give or what you give is up to you.
Communion We celebrate Holy Communion almost every Sunday and everyone is welcome to the table. Gluten free wafers and white grape juice are provided for those who need these alternatives. If you don't feel ready to commune, no worries. Just know that you are invited!