We have to admit that our sins are great in number, that they have gone over our heads as if if we were drowning in our iniquities. Who could confess such a volume of ...
We Hope You'll Enjoy Your Visit!
At St. John’s, our goal is to share our faith in Christ in ways that are real and relevant to your life. We believe the age old truths of the Bible are especially meaningful today. The worship, music and teachings at St. John’s all work together to explore this ancient mystery and connect the Good News about Jesus to your daily life.
St. John's News
Come As You Are
No matter who you are or what has happened in your past or present, you are welcome at St. John’s. We appreciate and accept all people as the unique miracles God made us to be. Whether you have never been to church, haven’t been in a long time, or have been a follower of Jesus your entire life, you will find you belong here.
The truth is simple:
We are a community of faith, seeking to live by the grace and power of God.
At St. John’s, you will find a place where you can belong and feel at home;
- a place for you to grow and experience the accepting love of God;
- a place where you can find support, encouragement and friendship;
- a place where you can make a difference in your life and have a positive impact on other’s lives.
Lessons in the Lutheran Confessions
So today, we ought to be teaching our people that God forgives sins for Christ’s sake, not because we perform certain rituals.
The power of the keys binds things in heaven, not just on earth. When a “door” is unlocked or locked on earth in the name of Christ, it is done in heaven too.
So we confess that our holiness, our works of contrition, is insufficient for the remission of sins, while faith in Christ merits forgiveness of sin...
It is not enough to be sorry for our sin. Nor is it enough to do good. For we cannot assist ourselves. Instead, we must avail ourselves of the mercy of God in Christ Jesus.
Although we should certainly “fear, love, and trust God” (Small Catechism), these things, including the fear of God (attrition), do not earn grace.