St. John's Lutheran is a member of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. This means that we accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian church; essentially, that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. We believe in the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became took on flesh 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, and constitute one God.
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To love. And to be loved. That's our fervent prayer for every member, every guest, and every person we reach on behalf of Jesus. Our church is named after John, the disciple. John is referred to as the disciple whom Jesus loved. In John 3:16, we learn that Jesus not only loved John, but God loved the entire world so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross. In His greatest commandment, Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. "Be Love(d)" reminds us to "be loved" by God and to "be love" to the world.
As a vibrant, active congregation of approximately 1,900 members, we do this through our three main initiatives: teaching God's children, reaching God's world, and growing God's church.