St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Divine Service: Sundays @ 9:30 am, Wednesday @ 7 pm, and on other Feast Days
Catechesis for Adults and Youth (Sunday School): Sundays after Divine Service ~11 am


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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church has been used mightily by God to deliver Christ Jesus and His gifts for over 164 years. The ministry of the congregation can be summed up by our mission statement: 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 directly strengthen Christian faith, including liturgy, prayer, catechesis, witness, spiritual songs, charity, and love for one another.

Our History

The Holy Trinity continues to bless St. John Lutheran Church as He has always done through her 165-year history in Sherman Center. While the names and faces have changed, God continues to keep His promise to call, gather, enlighten, and sanctify us though His Word and Spirit. Fifteen pastors preached, taught, baptized, and delivered Christ’s … Continue reading Our History

Divine Service

Why does our Lord gather us for worship? The most precious gifts and treasures our Lord gives us are His forgiveness, life, and salvation. Through His innocent life and bitter sufferings and death, Christ has purchased and won us from sin, death and the devil. Through Jesus Christ, all the sins of the world were … Continue reading Divine Service

Holy Baptism

We’re glad to hear you desire Holy Baptism! Before considering Holy Baptism in practice, first hear the Word of God. The Scriptures teach that a person is saved by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ alone. They also tell us that such “faith comes by hearing” (Rom 10:17). Jesus Himself commands Baptism and … Continue reading Holy Baptism

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is joyfully received here at Grace. At the altar, our Lord Jesus Christ delivers His true body and blood into our mouths. His gift of body and blood, given in, with, and under the bread and wine, bestows tremendous benefits. His body and blood forgives our sins, strengthens our faith, binds us … Continue reading The Lord’s Supper

Congregation at Prayer

A Catechetical and Devotional Tool The Congregation at Prayer is a weekly devotional and catechetical guide for use in the home, the congregation, and the Lutheran school. The Congregation at Prayer unites the congregation around the same sections of the Word of God and catechism and gives a common language for prayer and meditation upon … Continue reading Congregation at Prayer


The Congregation at Prayer Daily Guide Sunday Morning Catechesis at 8:15 a.m. (Catechumens through Adults) Sunday School at 8:15 a.m. (Pre-school through Youth Catechesis) Old Testament, New Testament, and Lutheran Catechesis classes Catechesis Manual for St. John Ev. Lutheran Church Overview of Catechesis for Youth and Adults Divine Service Report Rite of Examination and Absolution … Continue reading Catechesis

Interactive Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is a Christian statement of faith accepted by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and most Protestant churches. It gets its name from the First Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.), where it was initially adopted, and from the First Council of Constantinople (381 A.D.), where a revised version was accepted. Thus it may be referred to specifically as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed to distinguish it from … Continue reading Interactive Nicene Creed

Hymns to Know

One distinctive that marks the Lutheran confession from all others is the love of congregational singing. We owe this to Martin Luther and his friends. Luther himself recognized the role of music in the life of the church, composing hymn texts and tunes that we still use today. Luther wrote: “Indeed I plainly judge, and … Continue reading Hymns to Know