ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Come grow in faith with us
We are now offering Worship on the Lawn every Sunday at 11 am. Bring your lawn chair and your mask to enjoy worshipping together safely. This service will also be Live on our Facebook page for those who prefer to worship from home.
Please see our guidance for staying safe at worship.
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.
COME WORSHIP WITH US
We invite you to join us for worship every Sunday at 11am. We broadcast Live on our Facebook Page as well as in person at 223 S Hallett St in Medical Lake WA. While the weather is nice we will gather outside our building. Please wear a mask, bring a lawn chair and be sure to maintain distance from those outside your household.
We returned to worship inside the building on Oct 11 at 11am. We invite you to join us as you feel led. In person we ask your help in following our safety guidelines as we maintain physical distancing, wear masks and have open doors and windows to ensure airflow throughout the building. We are limited to 45 people in the sanctuary but have overflow seating available in the fellowship hall with audio/video connection. Ushers will be available to guide you on Sunday mornings. We celebrate Holy Communion weekly and invite you to bring your own elements to partake since we will not be directly handing out bread and wine to folks.
MEET OUR PASTOR
We are delighted to welcome our new pastors! Pastors Carol and Greg Yeager, who come to us from North Carolina. They bring humor, wit, and an ability to connect with their congregants. Music is important aspect of their ministry. Children are welcome, and will enjoy a Children's Sermon every Sunday. Pastor Carol also serves our country as member of the Air Force Reserves. We feel blessed to have them leading St. John's into the future!
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."
Julie Schrum is President of WELCA (Women of the ELCA). She enjoys worshiping and working together with the faithful and fun-loving ladies in our congregation. Julie is excited about her new role as president!
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.
Due to COVID -19 several of our fellowship opportunities are limited. Please contact the church office for details.
*For the safety of our children and their families, WOW will not be meeting until further notice. We miss your kids' smiling faces and energy and very much look forward to resume our program in the near future!*
Worship Wednesdays is an opportunity for our young people ages preschool - 8th grade to enjoy fellowship, fun, and learn more about Jesus! Parents are invited to drop off their children (ages preschool-8th grade) at 5:30. Pick up will be at 7:00. Participants will enjoy a light supper and fellowship. Following fellowship, children will participate in age appropriate Christian Education taught by retired or actively certified teachers. Our classes are filled with crafts, games, and music! Think of it as a mini Vacation Bible School every Wednesday night! Come join us!
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. When it is safe we will once again invite middle and high school aged children to be a part of this special tradition.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
We are excited to provide an opportunity for friendship and fun with our Women's 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. Bring your l mask and join in the fun!
October's book selection is The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. A historical fiction about the Packhorse librarians of Kentucky. Our next meeting is October 27th at 6:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Shelley Bunch at email@example.com.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Young people up to age 12 are invited to a fun time of Trunk or Treating in the church parking lot on October 24 from 4-6:30pm. Please come dressed up with a mask and enjoy some fun, socially distanced celebrating!
Back up date if it snows or rains is October 31 from 3-4:30pm.
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.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
9:00-12:00 M, W, AND F
SUNDAYS AT 11:00
CAN'T CATCH THE SERVICE? WATCH LIVE ON FACEBOOK ! YOU CAN FIND US AT ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH MEDICAL LAKE.
"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope"