BE LOVED. To love. And to be loved. That's our fervent prayer for every member, every guest, and every person we reach on behalf of Jesus. Our church is named after John, the disciple. John is referred to as the disciple whom Jesus loved. In John 3:16, we learn that Jesus not only loved John, but God loved the entire world so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross. In His greatest commandment, Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. "Be Love(d)" reminds us to "be loved" by Christ and to "be love" to the world.
We want every person to know God's love and to share it in word and deed. As a church, we do this through our three main initiatives:
TEACHING God's children
REACHING God's world
GROWING God's church.
We do this out of love because God first loved us.
TEACHING God’s children at St. John's Lutheran School. Our school is an integral part of the St. John's ministry. It’s a great responsibility. But we don’t do it alone. With the power of the Holy Spirit and our church support, prayers, volunteer time, and financial gifts, our school makes a difference in the lives of children and their families ... a difference for today, for a lifetime, and for eternity.
St. John’s Lutheran Church is a member of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS). This means that we accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian church; essentially, that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. We believe in the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became took on flesh 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, and constitute one God.
For info on our church affiliation with the LCMS, click here.