WORSHIP

Sunday Worship

Our worship services take place at 10:00 am each Sunday morning. You can worship with us in the pews, or join the livestream on Zoom or facebook. The Zoom meeting stays open after the service for fellowship time, and you are welcome to stay for this slightly chaotic but always friendly "virtual coffee hour." If you worship with us in the pews, please plan to stay for actual coffee and fellowship after the service.

We still are taking some precautions as a result of the pandemic. You may wear a mask if you wish. Also, we are still social distancing, so some of the pews will be blocked off. Please follow the direction of the ushers.

To join the Zoom: 

  • On your computer, tablet or mobile phone, use this link.

  • Audio only on your landline or mobile phone (long distance charges may apply):

        +1 929 205 6099

        +1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 753-4674-0584

You can also view the service live on our facebook page.

What to Expect in Worship

Lutherans are a “Liturgical” church, which means our worship follows a set pattern: Gathering - Word - Meal - Sending.

 

St. John worship services include prayers, readings, music, a message and Holy Communion. All hymns and responses are projected on the screen. 

Here are answers to some questions you may have. 

What should I wear?

There is no dress code at St. John. God will be happy to see you, no matter what you’re wearing. And so will we!

Are kids welcome?

Of course! Children are welcome to attend! Until the pandemic is over, families with small children will be seated to the right.

Will I have to introduce myself?  

When you arrive, you will be greeted warmly, and you are free to introduce yourself or not. 

 

How will I know when to stand or sit?  

The pastor or worship leader will invite you to sit and stand at the appropriate times. If you have difficulty standing, you are welcome to remain seated.

Will I be expected to make the sign of the cross?  

Some of our members choose to make the sign of the cross in remembrance of their baptism. You may if you wish, or not, as you prefer.

Will I have to sing?  

Music is an important part of Lutheran worship, and we love singing together! You are not required to sing, but we hope you will add your voice to our joyful noise!

 

Do I have to be Lutheran to take communion? 

All are welcome to participate in this holy meal. We teach that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine, and we won't deny anyone who wishes to partake. 

What do I do at communion?

As you enter, you may pick up a small cup that contains a wafer and a sip of grape juice. The Pastor will indicate when it is time to partake. If you are worshiping online, plan to have a bit of bread or cracker to consume at that time.