ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Come grow in faith and love with us
COME WORSHIP WITH US
Please take a look at our upcoming events. We hope that you find something that peaks your interests and meets your needs. You are always welcome!
Weekly worship service and Sunday School at 11:00
Coffee and fellowship will follow service
Come join us November 20th at 6:30 pm for our Women's Book Club!
Feed Medical Lake is the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. All are welcome for dinner and to take home a bag of free groceries!
Meet and Greet with the Yeagers! Open House on Nov. 19th from 5:00-7:00. Light dinner will be served.
MEET OUR PASTOR
As we continue the process of finding our new pastor, we are blessed to have Pastor Arnold with us through the Christmas season. Pastor Arnold was with us before and is excited to back with our community again!
George Archer currently serves as President of Church Council. George has been with St. John's since 2006. He is proud to be an Air Force Brat and graduated from Cheney High School in 1983. George mentors Medical Lake High School Robotics Team and teaches Hunter's Education in the summer. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren in Medical Lake. George says he serves at St. John's because "The Lord has put it on my heart to serve my community with the talents he has given me."
Margie Bonk is President of WELCA (Women of the ELCA). She enjoys worshiping and working together with the faithful and fun-loving ladies in our congregation. She is also involved with educating the young people, and is excited to have a talented and experienced group of teachers ready to welcome all children who come to participate! She encourages all to come and join!
Lara Duranti is our secretary. Lara brings her many talents and experiences gained from her years as a military spouse. She does a fantastic job organizing and running the day-to-day operations of our church.
We offer several opportunities to learning and fellowship. We hope you can join us!
Adult Bible Study: Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Mary Magdalene: The 4th Tuesday of every month at 9:30. We use the Lutheran's women's magazine Gather to guide our learning.
Men's Bible Study: Tuesday mornings at 8:30
Come join the Quilters (Wednesday at 9:30) and Crafters (2nd and 4th Wednesday at 12:30) to share talents, give back, and make friendships.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA) meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00. All women are welcome to be a part of our church leadership. We plan church events, missions work, and enjoy fellowship with each other.
Children ages preschool to 8th grade are invited to attend Sunday school during the middle portion of our worship service. We are excited to offer three classes: Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st grade-4th grade and 5th-8th. Our thematic curriculum is used to teach children about the love of God and the teachings of Jesus in a fun, age appropriate and engaging way!
The children just finished a successful mission project with Global Barnyard. This project raised $435 to purchase livestock to better the lives of people in underdeveloped communities around the world!
Be on the look out for information about our upcoming Christmas Pageant to be held Dec. 15th during church service.
Confirmation classes are open to middle school aged children that are interested in learning about Christianity and the Lutheran Church. These classes will resume at a later date. We will let you know!
A beautiful and important tradition in our church is bringing the light of the Holy Spirit and the cross to the altar. Middle School and High School students are invited to learn and participate as acolytes during worship services. We are currently looking for middle and high school aged children that would be willing to be a part of this special tradition.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
We are excited to announce a new opportunity for friendship and fun with our new book club! We will be meeting once a month to discuss a book chosen by the group. The books will vary in theme, but focus on women empowerment and interests. We will be sharing light snacks and refreshments. Our book for this month is Astronaut's Wives Club. Come join us on the 20th at 6:30! For more information, please contact Shelley Bunch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOHN'S MISSION
In response to Jesus' words (Matthew 28: 18-20) and in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, we will reach out into our community and the world with the Gospel. We will share God's gifts of love and salvation through the teaching and preaching of God's Word, the Sacraments and the living witness of this congregation and each of its members. We will do all this out of love for God and for our neighbors. We pray that God will use us to increase His kingdom, and that we might grow in faith, love and obedience to the Will of God.
Located in beautiful Medical Lake, St John's Lutheran Church offers congregants an opportunity to participate in a traditional service wrapped in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lutherans teach that we are who we are because of God's grace- that is, God's love for us without our deserving it in any way. That is shown most clearly in the good news that we are saved only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All are invited to participate in Communion. We take care of each other here at St. John's. We take care of each other and our community through physical acts and prayerful acts. We believe in the power of prayer. The power of prayer and genuine love for Jesus and his message for us to love each other creates an accepting and welcoming place for all.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00-12:00
Worship: Sunday at 11:00
Sunday School during worship service
Adult Bible Study: Sunday at 9:30
"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope"