Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m.

St. John Sanctuary
St. John Sanctuary

We gather every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. as a hopeful community in Christ using Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) as our worship resource.  ELW is grounded in the Lutheran conviction that the means of grace are central to our worship; means of grace which include weekly Holy Communion and the word of God read, preached, and sung.

We contend that relationships are what matter most in life; including, and maybe especially, our relationship with God in Jesus.  As is the case with any relationship, the more time you spend working on it, the stronger and more life-giving it will be.  Therefore, we appreciate the intentional time spent with God in worship.  Please join us!

Midweek Lenten Services and Meals

Lent suppers begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and will be served from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in Lent.  A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex giving you an opportunity to participate in these meals.  Please consider helping out.  This year, the proceeds from the free-will offering will go to support improvement projects at Waypost Camping Ministries; the camps our confirmation students attend.  The meals will be followed by worship at 6:30 p.m. and this year will again feature a round robin of local ELCA pastors addressing the theme of “Perfect love casts out fear.”  The first midweek Lenten service after Ash Wednesday, Pastor Niveen Sarras of Immanuel Lutheran will preside over worship.  The following week you will experience Pastor Erik Olson of First English Lutheran.  Next, Pastor Jen Dahle of St. Stephen Lutheran will lead worship.  The fourth week, Pastor Phil Bogen of Trinity and St. Peter Lutheran churches will be giving you his take on how perfect love casts out fear.  On April 10, I will conclude the series as your worship leader and preacher.  In the past, these round robin worship services have been popular as they give you the chance to experience the perspective and styles of different pastors and see what you are missing out on by hanging on to this grumpy old man of a pastor you have.