St. John Lutheran Church is a congregation of believers that carries out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations through a ministry of Word and Sacraments. To that end, the parish has established worship services, Bible Classes, fellowship opportunities and service projects to permit members and others to demonstrate their faith and love in Christ in the community and world.
WHEN AND HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
First, attend worship regularly - it's free and requires no commitment on your part. Just come, join in praising our Lord, meet people, and become involved. When ready to make a commitment to participate in our ministry, indicate on the slip in the pews of your interest in becoming a member, or call the church office at 330-837-4645 to let us know. Someone will contact you about the next step in becoming a New Member !
"Welcome to St John Lutheran Church".
Belief and Practice
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:
Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
We invite you to learn more about what we believe and confess as Lutherans by reading the Augsburg Confession (of which the above means of Grace are a summary of the first thirteen articles) is a true and faithful explanation of Holy Scripture. The books of the Old and New Testaments are the true, inspired, without error, Word of God. The rest of the Book of Concord is, like the Augsburg Confession, a true and faithful explanation of Holy Scripture, and we subscribe unconditionally to it.
For a simple understanding of our doctrine, we invite you to read the Small Catechism or to read about what congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod believe and practice.