Information for Visitors

 

Welcome to St. John's!  We can't wait to greet you in person. Here are a few things you might be wondering about.

 

Where do I park?  We have some parking accessible directly from Pine Street, but there's lots more in the back, accessible from Woodland or Boyd Streets. Handicapped-accessible spaces and a portico for easy drop-off and pick-up are in the back, where both worship spaces can be reached without stairs.


What should I wear?  By and large, worshipers at our 11:00 service tend toward jackets and ties or dresses, while worshipers at our 9:00 service are more relaxed, with many people wearing jeans. Our 12:15 Wednesday worshipers are also fairly casual. That said, there's a lot of variation within each group. Whatever you choose to wear, we'll be happy to see you.


What about childcare?  Our nursery is staffed from 8:45 - 12:30 each Sunday morning. It's located in the children's Sunday School wing; our ushers and greeters will be happy to show you the way. Two smiling faces will be there to greet you and care for your children up through age three during that time. Children are also welcome in worship and Sunday School.


­What is worship like?  We worship in two different styles here at St. John's, traditional and contemporary. You can find out more about them here.


What do Lutherans believe? 

     We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  We acknowledge one God in these three persons.

     We believe that the whole universe was created and is sustained by God.  Through God's loving care, God provides for us, protects us, and preserves us.

     We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is our Lord and Savior.  He became fully human, suffered, died, and rose again in order to redeem all of humanity.  Through Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection, we are redeemed and become God's children. 

     We believe that the Holy Spirit calls us into relationship with God, gives us faith to believe in God, and helps us to become more fully the people God intends for us to be.
     We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God and that the Lutheran confessions help us to interpret God's Word faithfully.                 

                               

How can I become a member?  We hold new member courses in the spring and fall for people who are transferring from other congregations, and those who wish to affirm their baptism. In them, we spend some time talking about what it means to be Lutheran Christians and about how St. John's in particular provides opportunities to grow in faith. If you're interested in baptism or confirmation, just talk with Pastor Mike or Pastor Emily.

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