• Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church

  • Through Jesus Christ, we proclaim God’s Word, encourage one another in faith, witness to God’s love and serve all people.

Through Jesus Christ, we proclaim God's Word, encourage one another in faith, witness to God's love and serve all people.

God is calling us to grow in spiritual health, participate in the uplifting worship and engage in active outreach.

God is calling us to encourage each other to build and sustain our spiritual health by equipping every individual personally and the congregation collectively through the study and application of God's Word. This will enable us to identify how the Lord has blessed and gifted us for service, and empower every individual to utilize fully his/her spiritual gifts to the glory of God. As our fellowship grows, this process will be extended to all to whom we are connected.

God is calling us to heart-felt worship, receiving His grace through Word and Sacrament for the inspiration and preparation of His people for joyful service in His kingdom. The response of all people, regardless of age, through song, prayer, praise, thanksgiving, meditation, and service will glorify God as we strive for faithfulness in using God's Word as well as our gifts and talents.

God is calling us to witness to His love, make disciples of all nations, and address both physical and spiritual needs of others. We will serve the needs in our local community-hunger, poverty, loneliness, depression, and others. We will reach out to the global community and meet the ever-changing needs of all God's children and His creation. Accordingly, we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ with multitudes of people in both the local and global communities through financial support, prayer and active personal involvement.

This is what we will accomplish by His grace and with the strength He gives us.

We are a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) who is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.

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  • Word and Sacrament – The inspired, inerrant Word and the Christ-instituted Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper – are the means by which His saving grace and forgiveness which are the basis for what we teach and do.
  • Worship – We regularly meet together in worship to receive the means of grace and to glorify God in word and song.
  • Spiritual Leadership – Guided by the Holy Spirit, we remain obedient to the call and direction given by our Lord that His love is mad known to others through what we say and do.
  • Stewardship – God richly blesses us gifts of His Spirit. Thus, we are called to use God's gifts of time, abilities and material blessings in order to glorify God, build up His Church, and benefit our neighbor, all out of love and thanksgiving.
  • LCMS Heritage – As defined by our historical confessional statements, we stand firmly believing salvation is received by faith alone in which Christ has earned for us the forgiveness of sins that we may look forward and share the truth of Christ's love with others for generation to come.
  • Spiritual Growth – We are committed to sharing God's Word for mutual encouragement and edification within our fellowship, as well as sharing its truth with those outside our fellowship
  • Unity in Christ – Being united in our love of Christ, we strive to live in harmony with one another.

St. John's signed the constitution and became incorporated. The first resident pastor was Rev. William F. Milbrath, who was  installed on July 21, 1911. The first radio broadcast began on June 6, 1948 on KAUS radio and still continues today.

Groundbreaking for the present church location at 1200 13th Ave. NW was held May 2, 1971.



1908-1911 Rev.Christian Afflett
1911-1956 Rev. William Milbrath
1956-1968 Rev Robert Hamp
1968-1983 Rev. Curtis Schleicher
1984-1985 Rev. David Hoover
1986-2008 Rev. William Natzke
2009-2014 Rev. Tom Ogilvie
2015-2017 Rev. Robert Bailey - Interim

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