Is your child ready to take Communion for the first time? Join us for an introduction to the sacrament and a chance to get to know other families as we prepare for First Communion. Generally, at St. John’s children in grades 2 and 3 take First Communion instruction when their parents decide they are ready.
We will meet three times to talk about the essentials of Communion:
The ELCA – or Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – is the national religious body to which St. John’s belongs. Visit the ELCA website for more information about this affiliation of Lutherans in the USA.
Lutherans believe in the Triune God who is loving, forgiving, and nurturing. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died to free us from our sins. And we believe in the Holy Spirit who is active in our lives bringing inspiration and transformation to each of us. For more about what Lutherans believe, take a look at the Statements of Belief of the ELCA.
Yes. We believe that the gifts of God are free. We commune by intinction most of the time. You will be handed bread and will dip it into the cup. The red liquid is wine; the clear liquid is grape juice. To read more about the Sacrament of Communion, visit our Baptism & Holy Communion page.
Our 2015 theme – “Evermore & Evermore” – is a follow up on our Advent & Christmas theme, “Onward & Forevermore.” The link between Christmas & Easter is crucial for us. At Christmas, Jesus is born into the world. But that’s not the end of the story. The point and purpose of Jesus is not that he stay a cute little baby in a manger. The point and purpose of Jesus is to save. He was born for this.
The Property Assistant position is a part of the Property Maintenance team at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The property maintenance team is in charge of keeping the church campus appropriately set up for the various usages of the church, keeping the facilities clean and is an integral part of maintaining the church buildings and systems.