What are Sundays like at St. John's?
St. John's offers worship services at 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
The 8:30 a.m. service is traditional and it takes place in the Sanctuary, a resonant space with a beautiful setting for a more formal service that incorporates elements of the historical liturgy of the church. Hymns will be accompanied by our magnificent Bosch organ and our Celebration Choir will offer worship anthems most Sundays. You will often find a cantor and lay readers to assist in drawing us into God's presence. Children begin worship with their families and are then dimissed to Sunday School.
The 10:00 a.m. service is a contemporary service and takes place in the Worship Center. It is much less formal than the traditional service, but no less reverent. Our Worship Team leads the congregation in contemporary praise and worship in a spacious auditorium with a large-screen backdrop and theater-style seating. Families begin this service together - worshipping, communing, & witnessing baptisms. Before Pastor's message, children age three through sixth grade are dismissed to Sunday School where they continue their worship through song, Bible exploration, and creative projects.
Adult Bible Studies are held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Nursery is open during both worship services for infants and toddlers through age two.
Jr. High Youth Group meets Wednesday nights 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Sr. High Youth Group meets Sunday nights 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Remix Sunday School is once a month during a Sunday 10:00 a.m. service.
What should I expect when I come?
The family of St. John's is warm and welcoming. You can come in your best dress or your worst jeans. There's a lot going on, but dive right in. Ask questions, people may be busy chatting, but they're happy to help if you let them know.
How big is St. John's? How many members are there?
On an average Sunday, we have a total of 600-800 people. Around 250 worship during the 8:30 service; 400 worship at 10:00.
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member of St. John's or simply learn more about Christian faith, take our Connections Class.
Our contact info: click here.
What's a Lutheran? Is that Christian?
We are first and foremost Christians. Missouri Synod Lutheran is a body of believers whose Christianity is expressed through Lutheran doctrine. Martin Luther, the great reformer, is known as the Father of Protestantism. He studied to become a lawyer before becoming an Augustinian monk in 1505, and was ordained a priest in 1507. While continuing his studies in pursuit of a Doctor of Theology degree, he discovered significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the theology and practices of the church at that time, primarily around how one receives God's gifts of grace, forgiveness, and salvation. On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the church door at Wittenberg University to debate 95 theological issues. Luther's hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible. He was rejected in that request but the truth was now revealed from God's word and the Reformation was born. Those supporters of Luther's battle for truth came to be known as Lutherans.
Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Luther:
We are saved by the grace of God alone through faith (trusting fully-absolute reliance on) not by anything we do. Faith in what? The God of the Bible is the one true God and through His Son Jesus our sins are forgiven and our relationship with God is restored. The Bible is the only norm of doctrine and life -- the only true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.