On Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 pm we will gather to remember all the saints — the baptized people of God both living and dead.
Join us as we welcome the new saints among us with a celebration of baptism and affirmation of baptism. And be comforted in God’s love as we remember those who have died. Save the date for a new way of observing All Saints Day.
Join us as we celebrate the power of change in the church! On Reformation Sunday we give thanks for the sixteenth-century Reformation which renewed the church of that time, and we will also pray for the unification of the church today. Wear red and join us for festival worship!
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.
The youth of St. John’s are preparing for the 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit. We are kicking off our first fundraiser on October 26 with a raffle. The raffle will primarily be hosted online, but on Sundays in Oehler Hall North from 10:15-11:15 you will have an opportunity to participate without being online!
Some of the great prizes you can look forward to winning are…
I grew up in a small town in Northeastern Ohio situated on Lake Erie. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but we always had food on the table and clothes to wear. My parents taught us about making a pledge to the church when my siblings and I were old enough to understand. They sat down at the table, talked about their finances and decided what they were able to give. Even in very lean years they tried to tithe. I have made a yearly pledge from the time I became employed until the present.
Thank you for your generous donation of quilts and kits for LWR’s distribution oversees. These gifts of your hearts and hands are beautiful expressions of God’s grace and love to people all around the world. Your care and compassion make it possible for families and communities to keep themselves healthy, warm, educated, and employed.