SUNDAYs, 10:15 AM

We gather together to receive God's grace together every Sunday at 10:15 AM in the Sanctuary. The live stream of our worship service is also available on Facebook Live. Everyone is welcome to come and hear the promises of God proclaimed. The Lord's Supper is celebrated weekly. We'd love to have you join us!


Please click the worship options below for more information.

  • Our Sanctuary is open for weekly worship. If you are vaccinated, masks are optional. If you are not vaccinated, please continue to wear your mask at this time. Currently, we are celebrating the Lord's Supper weekly with the use of pre-packaged Communion chalices that are available on a table in the Narthex. Reservations for worship are no longer needed. Please sit where you would like, but please also be respectful of the distance between others.

  • A live stream of our weekly worship service will be available on Facebook Live. To watch the live stream of our worship services, please go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjohnswp.

SAFETY GUIDELINES

St. John's aims to worship together safely and faithfully. Current safety guidelines reflect recommendations for church gatherings. We ask that all attendees adhere to them. Please click on the option below to see our safety guidelines.

• If you have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last two weeks (including cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay at home. Those who are at higher risk from COVID-19 (i.e. those who are older or who have underlying health conditions) must understand that there are risks.

• If you are vaccinated, masks are optional. If you are not vaccinated, please continue to wear your mask.

• Congregants will be instructed upon entry to sanitize their hands. We will provide a large pump bottle of hand sanitizer for this purpose.

• Please sit where you'd like, but please also be respectful of the distance between others.

• Every other pew is marked off with a rope.

• Bottles of hand sanitizer are available in the pews.

• Offerings can be dropped off in a designated spot in the Narthex.

• The liturgy and hymns will be projected onto the screen in the Sanctuary if you would rather not use a bulletin.

THE LORD'S SUPPER

We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper with the use of pre-filled Communion chalices that contain unleavened bread and a sip of wine. It won’t look or feel like the particular elements you are used to receiving, but it is God’s Word of promise combined with the elements of unleavened bread and wine that make the Lord’s Supper what it is. As Luther writes in the Small Catechism, “These words [‘Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins’], along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: ‘forgiveness of sins.’” Even if the elements are presented in a slightly different way, Jesus promises to be present, forgiving our sins. These pre-filled Communion chalices will also give us the chance to do something we’ve never done before: receive the Lord’s Supper simultaneously! We will receive the Body and Blood at the same time. That’s exciting!

OUR COMMUNION POLICY

The Bible teaches us that...

...we are sinners who were born dead in sin.

...we need God's forgiveness and salvation.

...we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus alone. 

...Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion).

...Jesus' body and blood are given and shed for us for the forgiveness of our sins.


If you are baptized and believe what we believe, we welcome you to come to receive Christ's body and blood for the forgiveness of your sins. 


If you are unsure about the Christian faith, what we believe, or have questions, you're probably not ready to commune...and that's OK. God still loves you and still wants you to come to know Him more closely. 

questions?

If you have any questions about our worship, baptism, communion, confirmation, weddings, funerals or how to become a member of St. John's, please don't hesitate to email us!


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