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.

Being “Lutheran”
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.

​The Sacraments of Holy Baptism,Absolution, and theLord's Supper are the means of Grace given to us by God.

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.

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.​

Mark 2:16, 2:17
16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
Matthew 18: 1-6 ESV
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
If you are poor or rich, you are welcome here!
If you are single and have children, you are welcome here!
If you were Baptized in a different religion, you are welcome here!
If you are not Baptized, you are welcome here!
If you are divorced, you are welcome here!
If you were married in the Catholic church, you are welcome here!
If your children were born out of wedlock, you and the children are welcome here.

What We Believe

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