St. John is a family congregation where we want to know each other, share in each otherís lives, care for one another, and show Christís love to not only those who enter our doors but those who have not. We come together on Sundays to worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Prayer is a priority in each of our worship services. We pray not only for ourselves, but also our community, nation, and world. Dress at St. John is always come as you are but at 7:45 you will find more folks dressed in traditional Sunday best compared to the other two worship services. Below is a short synopsis of each of our worship services. Please come and join us as we live out our mission statement, ďLive the Word, Proclaim Christ, Fill the Need.Ē
Traditional Worship 7:45am
7:45am worship is for those early risers or those who want to get out onto the golf courses before it gets too warm, please join us for a Traditional Worship service. We use multiple settings from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) coordinating with the church year and festival Sundays. Youíll hear the oldies and goodies of hymns along with an occasional newer one as well. Holy Communion, Jesusí body and blood, is served every week gathered around the altar receiving bread and wine. Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are also available. A traditional choir sings most Sundays September through Easter with special music the rest of the year. We have a nursery and the worship service can be heard in it. (For parents of young children, we have a nursery from which the worship service can be heard.)
9:45am worship offers an alternative worship that still holds true to Lutheran liturgy of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending, but puts it into a format so families can begin worship together, children can have a sermon specifically geared for them (children of all ages Ė even the young at heart), all receive Holy Communion each week together by intinction, and then children and youth are invited to attend their Sunday School class, while the rest continue with worship. Our praise band leads the music. We still use the ELW for the songs but this is the worship service where you will hear the more contemporary songs from the ELW and the oldies and goodies jazzed up in a way you may not have heard them before.
Traditional Worship 11:15am
11:15am worship is the same as 7:45am Traditional Worship service but you donít have to be up before the crack of dawn to attend. It is often a little more intimate of setting where you can really get to know the other people worshiping with you. A traditional choir also sings most Sundays September through Easter with special music the rest of the year.