Making Sense of Life in Jesus
Located in Norwood Young America
7:00 PM (March through December)
8:30 AM (traditional) and 10:30 AM (contemporary)
Welcome to St. John's
St. John’s Lutheran Church, located in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, is a welcoming community that strives to help individuals make sense of life through their faith in Jesus Christ. As a mission-driven church, St. John’s is committed to supporting members on their spiritual journey and providing a supportive environment where individuals can grow in their relationship with God. The church offers a variety of programs and services to support members, including worship services, Bible studies, and outreach programs. Whether you’re new to the faith or a seasoned believer, St. John’s Lutheran Church provides a welcoming and supportive community where individuals can deepen their faith and find meaning in their lives.
Take that next step
Our mission is simple: we help people to take next steps in following Jesus. For us as a church, we’ve defined that using four “L” words, which together form a cross: LEARN, LOVE, LEAD, and LIVE.
We are students, always being open to what God’s Spirit is revealing through his Word. Whether in a Sunday morning sermon, small group Bible study or personal devotional time, we believe that God is revealing a truth that touches our hearts and transforms our lives.
Life is not meant to be lived alone. We are created for loving relationships. We see the church as a family where in spite of our imperfections and quirks we are united by the gospel of Jesus and invited to love as he did. If you’re looking for a place to be known and belong, we offer a number of different small groups based on age, interest and time availability.
Everyone has something to offer. And in that we are servants. We believe the church and world is a better place when everyone uses their skills, experiences and passions to meet the needs of our neighbors. Step up and serve somewhere. Your neighbor needs you!
We see ourselves as everyday missionaries. God gives us opportunities live out our faith publicly and be able to explain why in a winsome way. We demonstrate good behavior and we do good deeds in order that we might be able to influence others and speak the good news about Jesus.
Most churches are a part of some type of denomination or network of churches.
St. John’s is aligned with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We invite you to go online at lcms.org to find out more information on Lutheran Beliefs and Practices FAQs. The beauty of our Lutheran beliefs is that you are able to either “swim in the deep end” or “wade in the shallow end” of the pool. Martin Luther summarizes the essence of what we believe by using the following three phrases:
We are recipients of God’s undeserved love (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We trust that in Jesus our sins are forgiven and that God’s Spirit now fills us.
We look to the Bible as the sole authority in determining what we believe and how we live as Christians (2 Timothy 3:14-17).
We’d love to have you walk through our doors and join us for worship some weekend. We offer services at 8:30 AM (traditional hymns, organ-led) and 10:30 AM (contemporary songs, band-led). You’re also welcome to join us for a more laid-back Wednesday evening worship experience at 7 PM (March through December).
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Current Sermon Series
While We Wait.
We’re all waiting on something. There’s where we are and there’s what we’re waiting for—whether it’s someone to arrive or some date to come. For the Thessalonian church, they were waiting for the return of Jesus. “…to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath” (1 Thessalonians 1:10). Paul writes to them “while they’re waiting,” and instructs them on what they ought to be doing “in the meantime.”