Worship isn't an exercise in rote repetition. For that matter, it's not something that we do for God because He needs it, either. Rather, we gather together under the cross of Christ to be formed and fueled for living in the world. In this way, St. John's is more of a "supply depot" than a place to hide from the world.
From the Lutheran perspective, going to the Lord's house is the high point of the Christian's week. There, we hear God's Word proclaimed, we receive forgiveness, we experience fellowship with other Christians, and God strengthens us through His Sacraments for life in the world. In the Divine Service, God is the One doing the serving: He gives, and we receive in faith. We offer our prayers of thanksgiving, our hymns of praise, and our petitions for God's intervention in our lives and in our world.
Music plays an important role in our congregation's worship life. Our Saturday service incorporates contemporary instrumentation, while Sunday services resound with the sound of the pipe organ, choir, and bell ringers. We enjoy use of the worship settings which celebrate the liturgies of Church from ancient and Reformation times alongside more recent settings, reflecting movement through the seasons of the church year. We offer midweek services during Advent (before Christmas) and Lent (before Holy Week and Easter) as we prepare for and remember God's work in our lives.
Join us in receiving God's good gifts, experiencing the transformation of life that comes though Christ Jesus alone!