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St. John’s Mission to create disciples of Jesus Christ:

CONNECT   To God and His People In Worship
GROW   Together in God’s Word Through Life Groups
SHARE   Christ With Our Words, Service and Resources

 

We believe:
Therefore
We Value:
God - the loving Father, Son and Holy Spirit wants all people to be saved. Loving all people

God created us in His image, but we have sinned therefore God offers salvation through faith in Jesus.

Sharing Jesus
Worship is the natural expression of a grateful heart, praising God and receiving His grace. Celebrating joyfully
God invites us to pray, promising to answer according to His will. Praying faithfully
The Bible is the inspired Word of God through which He reveals Himself and His will. Biblical teaching and learning
Through the Holy Spirit the Bible opens our hearts to the Living Word of God. Transformed lives 
The Church is one body of believers in Christ, established by God through Word and Sacrament to accomplish His work in the world. Being missional servants

St. John's Lutheran Church is a church focused first and foremost on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This gospel declares to us that God isn't angry, wrathful or disassociated from his people.  Rather God, through his Son Jesus Christ, is shown to be merciful, forgiving, loving and deeply committed to mankind in a personal manner.

The focus of our teaching is from the Holy Bible which we confess is the inspired Word of God. That Bible dictates all of our teaching and practice.  We believe that the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus and that through Jesus we have eternal life.  (John 20:21-22)  Our sermons and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love and are rooted in the Word of God.

St. John's teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran," St. John's accepts and teaches Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.

Grace alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

St. John's is a "confessional" congregation. We hold to the Lutheran Confessions as the correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century.

Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House.

 

 


Interested in Lutheran beliefs or church membership? We believe that our Church Information Class is the best way to get to know our church and its ministries, and to help newcomers feel a part of our church family. We want you to feel comfortable at St. John’s by preparing you to be an active member—serving God and others out of faith and... | read more Read More

 

 
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The answers ministry is committed to finding resources to help you find answers to your questions about Christianity, God and the Bible. Here are a few to get started. If you have any questions, concerns, or have additional resources you would like to request be added, please contact us. Read More

 

 

 

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