WE WELCOME NEW VISITORS AT ST. JOHN’S! We have all experienced entering a church wondering what to expect, what to wear, how long it would be, is it traditional or contemporary, and would we, with our children and all their noises, be accepted. Well, if you have wondered any of these, this section is for you.
What is the service like?
Our services are approximately one hour in length. We offer a traditional Lutheran service early Sunday morning, and contemporary worship services on Saturday evening and late Sunday morning. Service times may change with the seasons, so please check here for current service times. The messages are Biblical, real and understandable using images, videos, and other multimedia tools to communicate the truth of the Word of God in a relevant way. Music during the traditional service includes organ accompaniment, our choir, and other traditional instruments, while during the contemporary services, our Praise Team provides the music.
Can I take communion?
Yes, you are most welcome to commune with us if you share our beliefs about the sacrament of Communion. Please click here to learn more about our Communion Practices.
What’s the dress code?
We don’t have one! Casual attire is acceptable at all of our services. In fact, during our contemporary time of worship, you may even spot the pastors wearing blue jeans. We want you to be you. If that means wearing a 3-piece suit or a fancy dress and an “Easter Hat,” that’s great! But if that means sandals, shorts, and a t-shirt, that’s fine too.
What about children?
We understand what it means to have small children and the difficulty they can pose to going out. With that in mind, we have provided several opportunities to engage our young attendees. First, each worship service includes a children’s message time that relates to the adult sermon. Also, at our 10:45am Sunday Contemporary worship, a nursery is staffed on the lower level of the church.
We know that kids will be kids, so we will not escort you out of the building, look down on you or anything like that. Most of us have young children too, so rest assured that we know what you’re going through!
Can I attend Bible study?
We currently offer small-group Bible study discussions on Sunday morning at 9:30. Visitors are always welcome.
What about fellowship?
Please join us downstairs for our regular fellowship time with coffee and refreshments every Sunday at 9:00 am. In addition, fellowship opportunities are available throughout the year at special events.