Delivering Christ Jesus and His Gifts For You!

We are gathered by the Holy Spirit to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the means of the Spirit—Preaching, Baptism, Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. Our mission is to respond with activities that strengthen the Christian faith, including liturgy, prayer, catechesis, spiritual songs, witness, charity, and love for one another.

Complete forgiveness. 
True freedom.
Renewal of life.
Eternal wisdom.


LENT SCHEDULE

Our Lent Service Schedule at St. John Sherman Center begins ASH WEDNESDAY, February 14, at 6:30 pm. Also, join us for a Lenten suppers at 5:30 pm.

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm
Midweek for Lent 1, Feb. 21, 6:30 pm
Midweek for Lent 2, Feb. 28, 6:30 pm
Midweek for Lent 3, March 6, 6:30 pm
Midweek for Lent 4, March 13, 6:30 pm
Midweek for Lent 5, March 20, 6:30 pm
Maundy Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Good Friday Divine Service, March 29, 2 pm
Good Friday Vespers, March 29, 6:30 pm
Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), March 30, 6:30 pm


Our Church

We gather in person for Divine Service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

We also offer recordings of services, daily prayer, and Bible studies.


Our School

Rooted in Christ ~ Nurturing his Children ~ Building Relationships

St. John Lutheran School has served local families by providing students with a quality, faith-based education since 1855. 


Recent Sermons and Catechesis

  • Bible Study: Ezekiel 47:1-23 — February 18, 2024
    The NT refers to Christians as the heirs of the OT promises to Israel (Gal 3:26-29; 6:16) and as “the twelve tribes scattered in the diaspora” (James 1:1; cf. 1 Pet 1:1)
  • “The Son of David Goes Forth to War for You” Invocavit 2024
    The Son of David goes off to war with the Evil One, who tempts and assaults God’s people night and day. He fights to win and defend you, God’s people. Jesus is a man after God’s own heart, that is, doing the Father’s will. All the might of God’s enemies comes unraveled in Israel’s eternal Messiah king, Jesus.
  • Bible Study: Ezekiel 47:1-12 — February 11, 2024
    The indwelling of the Glory of Yahweh in the temple was necessary for the life-giving water to flow from the temple, and that indwelling points to the incarnation of Christ, “in whom all the fullness of the Deity dwells bodily” (Col 2:9). The water flows past the altar because the sacrificial atonement by Christ was necessary for the new life brought by the river to come to the dead and barren creation. The river is a prefiguration of Christian Baptism, following the LXX “water of forgiveness.” The same word for brook or stream can be translated as “release” and is used in the NT for forgiveness or remission of a debt, as in the Words of Institution and Baptism proclamation.
  • “Jesus promises to hear our cries of Kyrie eleison and answer them!” Quinquagesima 2024
    When we pray the Kyrie during the Divine Service or privately, we can think of Jesus asking us this same question: “What do you want Me to do for you?” We don’t pray the Kyrie idly or mechanically, with nothing in particular in mind, but we trust that the same Lord who stopped this entire procession so that He could inquire of a blind beggar stops before us poor beggars and inclines his ear to us, too. It won’t be long before our eyes will sleep the sleep of death. What’s important is that our faith saved us, that our eyes will open again on the Last Day, and behold the same Lord who stands before us when His Word opens our eyes. It is this faith that we desire: saving faith that sees Jesus.
  • Bible Study: Ezekiel 46:19ff — February 4, 2024
    All the rest of the book is a vision of the new land, confirming that 40-48 has been otherworldly and eschatological. The vision shown by Ezekiel is nothing that could be implemented by Ezekiel’s fellow Israelites after the exile, nor could it be implemented by Christians during the millennial reign of Christ on this earth. Only God Himself can bring about the rejuvenation of the land to a new Eden, as He promised to do after the return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 21–22). Ezekiel 47-48 depicts the new heavens and new earth in which all God’s redeemed believers will dwell for eternity. See also Romans 8:10-23 which promises that after the return of Christ, all believers will be raised bodily to eternal life, and even “the creation itself will be freed from its slavery to decay into the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Rom 8:21).