ADULT MINISTRIES

St. John's ministry programs cover everything from weekly Bible study to social groups for young adults. Review our different ministries below and see what interests you. New members are always welcome to join any ministry program at any point in the year.


20/30 Group

Designed for members who are in their 20s and 30s, this ministry focuses on bridging faith and the demands of everyday life. This is a great space for new parents and young professionals to come together and practice faith in their own way.

Bible Study

Most Sundays during the Education Hour (10:15 - 11:15 am), there is an adult education class Bible study. Topics for the class change every several weeks. Previous topics include: The Book of Romans, Introducing the Lutherans, The Doctrine of Justification and CREDO: The Apostles' Creed.

LLL Book Club

Open to all members, LLL Book Club meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 11:00 am in the church library. Books are chosen quarterly, and the selections can be found in the news section. Previous books read by LLL Book Club include The Sympathizer​​​​​​​When Breath Becomes Air​​​​​​​Accidental Saints​​​​​​​ and Zealot​​​​​​​.

PUB Theology

Once a month, we take our theology to a local pub in the tradition of the old publick house. This group discusses current events, Bible passages that still ring true and the unknown meanings behind hymns, among other topics. 

Sewing/Quilting Group

St. John’s Sewing & Quilting Group makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief, which sends them all over the world, premie babies and Project Linus, a program that distributes blankets to children of any age who are in need. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month and hosts a craft night every month.

WELCA

Women of the ELCA (WELCA) has three active circles at St. John’s: the Deborah Circle, the Esther Circle morning and the Esther Circle evening. All women are welcome to join any group at any time. Meetings are held in different members’ homes and have Bible study and fellowship. WELCA donates time and money to local, national and international organizations, and participates in activities with other ministries.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR


Pastor Leslie Welton

"Welcome! Whether you have been on a Christian journey your whole life or this is your first visit, we want you to feel welcome and invited to walk with us on this path of Discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. Here at St. John’s we rejoice every time a question is asked; we are not afraid to tackle the tough topics, and we recognize that your journey is yours. Adult education opportunities are widely varied, from Bible studies to book groups, service projects to craft projects, inviting everyone to learn in ways that are both comfortable and challenging. So whether you choose to read the Bible in 90 Days or learn to crochet to make blankets for babies in need, your spiritual journey is one we care deeply about and are excited to be a part of. Jesus calls us to be a light in this world, and every day we strive to give you the tools you need and opportunities to shine. Come join us! "


LUMINARIA

REDISCOVERING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

If you are interested in knowing more about St. John’s and this community of faith, joining Luminaria is the right choice for you.

Luminaria is our entry program into St. John’s. It is how someone becomes a “member.” This involves so much more than a brief course on Reformation history, discovering where the bathrooms are and giving newcomers offering envelopes. Luminaria is a journey that intentionally seeks to open one’s mind and heart into the life of faith as people make their way into our congregation.
We believe it is how the church is supposed to be there for those new to the faith, or new to St. John’s. Members of Luminaria are called lumens and are accompanied by companions on their journey through the program. There are also several leaders that guide the journey and offer extra support.


If you are interested in learning more about St. John’s and this community of faith, find out more about Luminaria – the light of Christ that shines brightly in our midst.