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Upcoming Events
NOV

13

WED
Discipleship Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
There is a new Wednesday morning Bible study will starting at 10 AM on May 1st at St. John.  This Bible study will be a lectionary based which means that we will be discussing the up-coming reading that we will use in our services.  One great thing about this Bible Study is that you can join in at any time, even if you happen to miss a week.  It is open to all members of our congregation and community that are able to join us.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner is from 6-6:30 PM, class from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Bells of St John
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Voices of St John Rehearsal
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

14

THU
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Aging Services
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free group workshop designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Whether you are helping a parent, spouse, or friend who lives at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home, you will benefit from the tools presented in this program. You will learn strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face, as well as how to reduce stress, communicate more effectively, make tough decisions, and reduce feelings of guilt, anger, and depression. An informational meeting will be held at 1 PM in the fellowship hall. Workshop sessions begin Thursday, October 17th and will take place for 6 weeks (through November 21st) There is no cost to attend but registration is required. For more information or to register call Michael Maas 507-450-1518.
NOV

15

FRI
AA Meeting
8:00 PM
NOV

16

SAT
Save the Bell Tower Fundraiser
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At Next Chapter Winery Barrel Room
NOV

17

SUN
Rock'n the Church Sings
8:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Coffee Hour
10:00 AM
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church Council Meeting
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Rock'n the Church Rehearsal
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
NA Meeting
6:30 PM
NOV

18

MON
Girl Scout Leader Mtg.
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boy Scout Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

20

WED
Discipleship Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
There is a new Wednesday morning Bible study will starting at 10 AM on May 1st at St. John.  This Bible study will be a lectionary based which means that we will be discussing the up-coming reading that we will use in our services.  One great thing about this Bible Study is that you can join in at any time, even if you happen to miss a week.  It is open to all members of our congregation and community that are able to join us.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner is from 6-6:30 PM, class from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Bells of St John
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Voices of St John Rehearsal
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Our Faith

Our Faith

 

A congregation of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, St. John Lutheran Church welcomes you!! Committed to proclaiming, teaching, celebrating, and living the gospel of Jesus Christ, St. John is a vibrant and caring group of people who are pleased to have you join us for worship, or to become part of our community of faith.

 

So, just what are Lutherans all about?

A Lutheran is:

  • A member of the larger body of Christ including all followers of Jesus (Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, non-affiliated, etc.)
  • Completely reliant on the grace of God for salvation
  • Baptized once for the forgiveness of sin and regularly receives the sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Claimed by God, marked with the cross of Christ and sealed with the Holy Spirit
  • A servant within his/her family, church and community

 

A Lutheran believes:

 

  • There is one God made known in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • God the Father created and sustains all things.
  • In the person of Jesus God came into our world in order to bring us salvation. Through Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection God has freed us from sin and guilt, and has brought the promise of new life.
  • God's Holy Spirit continues to walk with us in our daily lives, calling us to faith, nurturing us as we grow in our faith, and renewing us each day.
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God.
  • The Bible tells the story of God's relationship with God's people.
  • The Bible is not a rule book but a "living word" that calls us to radical change.
  • All people have worth and dignity because we are all created in God's image. Nonetheless, each of us falls victim to our human weakness and to our sinful nature. We reject God, we choose to follow our own path, and by our own power, we are unable to find life and salvation.
  • God's unconditional love for us gives us freedom to be honest about our doubts, our fears, and our failures as well as our joys and successes.
  • We are accepted before God not because of anything we do but simply by our trust in God.
  • We are saved by grace through faith (Galatians 2:15-16).
  • We experience God's saving action in Holy Baptism.
  • In Baptism we are also called to be disciples of Jesus, and through the presence of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered each day in our service and our witness.
  • And each day we are being saved through the work of the Holy Spirit!

 

 

What Must a Person Do to Become a Christian?


Jesus said, " Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." (John 11:25-26)

 

To learn more about the faith we share as Lutheran Christians - Click on blue text to visit the linked web site:

 

Some Brief Definitions for Christianity and Lutheranism

 

 

Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

 

 
The Three Historic Ecumenical Creeds of the Christian Church