Mission and Vision

We are a Christian community called to WORSHIP and sent to SERVE welcoming all to WALK with Christ and GROW in faith.

Congregational Life Statement

Because we are called by the Gospel of Jesus Christ who saves us and blesses us, we of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, as followers of Christ, will through the power of the Holy Spirit:

Witness - that is, carry out God’s mission to increase His kingdom by proclaiming His Law and Gospel, God’s judgement upon sin and His forgiveness and mercy in Jesus Christ, throughout the world, and by sharing His life through Christ-like words and actions;

Receive and Celebrate - Christ’s blessings in Word and Sacrament and in our daily lives through our worship as a congregation;

Nurture - by providing opportunities for people of all ages to grow in their faith, understanding, knowledge and wisdom;

Be Faithful Stewards - by managing all of God’s gifts to us responsibly and joyfully for the glory of God and the benefit of others;

Serve - God and His kingdom by doing whatever is necessary to help our fellow Christians and others in need of body, soul or spirit, responding to their spiritual, physical and emotional need; so that we may glorify God and further His kingdom.

We are a congregation of people who trust in the Triune God, called into being by the Holy Spirit through God's Word and Sacrament for the purpose of making people disciples of Jesus Christ. We profess and adhere to the historic Christian faith as it is expressed in the Holy Scriptures and explained in the ecumenical creeds of the holy Christian Church and the Lutheran Confessional writings.

We believe and confess that we are saved by God's grace alone through the death of His Son Jesus for our sins and that the only source and basis of our knowledge of God is His inspired and perfect book, the Holy Bible.

Our life as God's people centers around worship of Him, Christian fellowship with one another, Christian education and service to God and one another.

We are affiliated with The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, and we exist as a congregation of this church body to proclaim to our community and world God's saving love in Jesus Christ our risen and living Lord.