If you are thinking about joining us on a Sunday morning but aren’t sure what to expect, we hope the following answers some of your questions.
Do I need to dress up?
No! The days of hats and white gloves are long gone. Come as you are – you are accepted by God and by the people of St. John just as you are.
Will I need to talk?
Greeters at the door and the people around you might say “Hello” or “Good morning, welcome” but you won’t have to introduce yourself to the whole group. And we won’t point you out.
Will I know what to do?
At St. John we worship following a set order – a liturgy. All are invited to participate by singing and praying together. Our service outline is written up in a bulletin, with the page number of the hymns (songs) we sing printed, so they are easy to find. Sometimes Lutherans stand up, to pray or when the Gospel is read – and we tell you those times in the bulletin.
Do you have a children’s nursery?
At. St. John people of all ages worship together. We do have children’s coloring pages and crayons to keep little ones busy.
Do I have to give money?
At St. John, as part of worship, we do have an offering time in the service, when we return to God what He has first given us However, as a visitor you do not need to make an offering.
At St. John we have a liturgical style of worship. What does that mean? It means in our worship we have confession; we have sung and said prayers; we have preaching from scripture; we hear the Bible read to us; we give our offerings in response to all God has done for us; and we gather around his table to celebrate his presence in Holy Communion. This makes us liturgical.