These two services are identical and are created with families with children in mind. It includes story-telling, singing, a Christmas message, and of course candlelighting while singing Silent Night.
7:00 & 11:00 pm
These two services are identical and are traditional carol-filled Christmas services. They include music from our choir, a Christmas message, and the traditional candlelighting while singing Silent Night.
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.
This year, our Gift for the Christ Child will help hungry people at home and abroad. We will split the funds we receive between two beneficiaries: the Central Downtown Food Basket and the ELCA Hunger Appeal.
Please clearly mark “Gift for the Christ Child” on your check/offering. Additionally you may use the blue Gift for the Christ Child envelope found in the pews and in the church office.
On Friday, December 19, 2014, the president signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes a provision extending the Charitable IRA tax provision that expired on December 31, 2013. The provision enables individuals who are at least 70½ years of age to distribute up to $100,000 from their traditional or rollover IRA for 2014 without paying federal taxes on the distribution, if the distribution is made directly payable to a qualified charity.