Worship Services

We worship each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM.  Our worship services are liturgical in nature following either Divine Service 1 or 2 from Lutheran Worship, supplemented occasionally with printed liturgies and hymns/songs.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month as well as festival Sundays we celebrate the Lord's Supper.  On the occasion of a fifth Sunday, the Lord's Supper and a rite of personal absolution is celebrated.

 

This Summer we are excited to continue these special worship opportunities:

 

Outdoor Worship Service and a Church Picnic will take place on Sundays June 16th, July 21st, and August 18th, weather permitting.  Outdoor Services will begin at 9:00 AM and a potluck picnic will follow.  Please feel welcome to join us on these special celebration days!

About the Lord's Supper

At St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Lord’s Supper is celebrated in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until he comes.

 

Because Holy Communion is a unified confession of the faith which is shared at this altar and because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession of faith differing from that of this congregation, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor, an elder, or an usher.  If you would like to study this topic further, please see Matthew 10:32-33; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34.

 

During distribution, children are invited to come forward and receive a blessing.  For those with special dietary considerations: the center ring of each communion tray contains grape juice; gluten free wafers are available upon request.