WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?

What are we about?

St. John's is a people who thirst to participate in God's healing action in our community and world by serving, giving, praying, learning, encouraging and accepting.  We see each person as deeply cherished and loved by God.  We strive to follow the way of Jesus by being a faith community centered in Christ's hope.  We seek to orient our lives around the way of Jesus, which is truly good news!  Freed by God's grace in Christ, we're called to reshape the world around us with this good news.

What denomination are we connected to?

Our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is a church that aches with the brokenhearted and oppressed, seeking to bring dignity, compassion and justice into the world wherever it is needed.
 

Who comes to worship?

People with a wide range of life experience and backgrounds.  Children and adults.  Senior citizens and teenagers.  Some arrive early for prayer, practice songs, or build friendship with others.  Some arrive a few minutes late because life can get hectic and such.  (No need to worry if you're running a little late.)  Some dress casually, some formally.

How long do services last?

It's in worship that God so often finds us, renews us, gives us faith, helps enliven or awaken us to God's presence who's been there all along.  Our services usually last about an hour (give or take) We have refreshments following worship on Sundays.  We're sent at the end of each worship service in God's world to serve, live, and love like Jesus.
 

Are your facilities handicapped accessible?

Yes! The sanctuary (worship center) is on the first floor level, but it is accessible by an elevator available at the Wood Street Entrance in the Parish House. The education building has two entrances; the one off of Wood Street and the one off of Clover Street.  The elevator goes to the first floor that has the church offices, Meet & Greet Room, The Lounge, Jr. & Sr. High Youth Room and Handicap Accessible Restrooms.  We have a glassed in walkway that connects the Parish House to the Church. The church also has a unisex in the Narthex which is on the same level as the Sanctuary.