Who is St. John’s?
St. John’s church is a Christian church and a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
What do St. John’s members believe?
We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. As both true man and true God, we believe Jesus Christ came to earth, suffered and died on a cross and rose from the dead for the forgiveness of sins of all mankind.
We believe that is it our duty to spread the Gospel, the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to all nations, as instructed by Jesus Christ:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Since the founding of St. John’s almost 150 years ago, our members have confessed our belief in the Triune God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the one and only true God with the following statement of belief, the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the
virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
For more information on our beliefs, please check out the following links!
Can I partake in Holy Communion at St. John’s?
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is a precious gift from the Risen Lord to His beloved Church. Scripture teaches us that with the bread and wine we are truly receiving the very body and blood of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 11:23-26).
This is a promise grasped not primarily by human understanding or intellect, but received in sincere repentance and faith in the promises of Jesus. Dr. Luther reminds us that the person “is truly worthy and well prepared” for the Sacrament “who has faith in these words, ‘Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins'” (from the Small Catechism).
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is here and available to all who yearn for this gift!