Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014, will again be a day filled with work and good wishes for those in our community who need a meal and a welcoming place. A festive meal featuring lasagna will be served in Goethe Hall.
We need your help to provide food and serve the meal. Interested? We are in need of volunteers for setting up, preparation, food serving and clean-up. The Easter meal is smaller than the Thanksgiving meal, so it may be a more comfortable experience for new volunteers.
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.
Bible-reading programs in vogue, but fewer Americans overall reading Scripture
By Anita Creamer | Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 – 12:00 am | sacbee.org
In their quest to read the Bible cover to cover in three months’ time, 84 people at St. John’s Lutheran Church in midtown Sacramento have pored over about a quarter of the Bible so far. It’s been an eye-opener: The violence – the sheer level of bloodshed in the Old Testament – has taken many of them by surprise.
Pr. Leslie Welton and Sierra Dwyer-Voss are representing St. John’s on a trip to Rwanda this summer. They will be participating in the Girls Faith Encounter for young women at the Lutheran School in Rwanda. They will be paired with young women from Rwanda, meet influential female leaders, visit a women’s cooperative, go on a safari, engage with local community members, and explore what mission means. Your offering will help to make their trips possible.
The Janitorial/Custodian 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 and serving in keeping the facilities clean and attractive and is an integral part of maintaining the church buildings and systems.