Who We Are at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Who We Are at St. John’s Lutheran Church 2018-06-10T14:50:04+00:00

St. John’s Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We believe in the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and the Gospel as the power of God for salvation for all that believe. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God, inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, recording and announcing God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. We believe the Church to be a people created by God in Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit.

Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. (Summer 9:00 a.m.)
Nursery care is provided.
Traditional worship that is joyful and welcoming to all.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church Mission-Vision-Values

Mission Statement:
Fueled by Christ’s redeeming love, St. John’s is called into a joyful life of welcoming hospitality, grace-filled worship, transformational relationships, and Gospel-driven service in the world.

Vision Statement:
A vibrant community living faith boldly.

Four Core Values:

Welcoming

Celebrating and caring for all people. Our doors are open. You belong. Come as you are.

Worshiping

Gathering together to joyfully thank God in prayer and praise for Jesus, who calls us, centers us, and sends us into the world.

Healing

Reflecting God’s unconditional grace and love by walking together through the joys and pains of life.

Serving

Gratefully responding to the needs of the world with the abilities God has gifted us.

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St. John’s Mission Statement Task Force — Patrick Coveney, Jon Dosdall, Ron Hasselmann, Bergit Nerheim, Elaine Taylor, Sarah Tellijohn, Pastor Mark Tiede, and Clara Willette — worked together for several months to create a congregational Mission, Vision, and Values Statement proposal. The Task Force then sought and received feedback from the congregation on the proposed Statement.

St. John’s Congregation Council approved this Statement of St. John’s Mission, Vision and Values on April 26, 2018. This Mission Statement describes our congregational life and is based on our Core Values. Core Values are rooted in Scripture and represent the foundation of how we see ourselves living as a body of Christ. All ministry programs flow from the Mission and Core Values. The Vision Statement is aspirational – how we see our congregation living out its mission in the future.

Now comes the work of evaluating and focusing on, as a congregation, whether and how all of our current ministry programs align with our Mission, Vision & Values.

This is indeed an exciting time in our congregational life!

 

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