• As I write these words, the shelves of department stores are slowly being emptied of plastic eggs and baskets. Stuffed bunnies and other cute critters are awaiting little hugs in closet hiding spots, and jellybeans are being consumed by the handful. It’s the Easter season! 


  • Greetings, friends in Christ at St. John’s! I am looking forward to our three months together, April 17 – July 16. As a pastor in nearby communities, I have known for years that St. John’s is an effective congregation, generously “living God’s love in the world” in a variety of ways, continuing to build on a solid foundation while adapting to changing times and needs. I am honored to have been asked to serve as Interim Senior Pastor and pleased to support St. John’s and Pr. Frank in this way.


  • In the fall of 2016, St. John’s began its initial efforts to plan strategically when the Congregational Council and Wonderers developed a variety of strategies, goals and activities. They were designed to provide an overarching framework grounded in the belief that we are called as God’s stewards to manage what belongs to God and His holdings according to His desires and purposes.


  • As many members are aware, St. John’s Lutheran Church is blessed with staff who work tirelessly to ensure the operation of our church on a 24/7 basis. To their credit, many former and current staff members have gone above and beyond their call of duty to provide an array of services to members and help with both small and large projects. In short, we simply could not function without them.


  • Within the past couple months the Resources and Administration Department has added two more staff members. One is a familiar face that has worked at our front desk and acted as receptionist in a temporary position since November. The other comes to us from an extensive background in accounting and finances.


  • Palm Sunday Potluck

    Join St. John’s for brunch during Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 9 and help us send off Pastor Frank for his sabbatical! Sign up to bring a dish: breakfast meat, egg/potato casserole, vegetable, fruit, or salad. Contact Betty Miller at scmbjm46@gmail.com to sign up.


  • This Lent's St. John's Community Meal is scheduled for Holy Saturday, April 15 in Goethe Hall. Every year, St. John's hosts two community meals for the greater Sacramento community at need. The first meal of the year happens during Holy Week on Holy Saturday.