Come see what we’re all about.
Walking into a new church can be baffling; no wonder many are uneasy on their first visit! Most of us at St. John’s have had this first-visit experience and we’ll try to make your visit a warm one. Because of that, we will be in the narthex to welcome you, not to overwhelm you. We’ll offer a smile and answer any question you might have. There are three entrances to our church building, you may enter through any of them.
During the program year (September to May) we offer two different worship services on Sunday mornings; at 8:30 (more traditional liturgy with music led by organ and piano) and 10:30 (interactive family worship with music led by the Praise Band.) At 9:30 we offer a time for fellowship and education.
During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) we have indoor worship at 8:30 and outdoor worship at 10:00. Please bring a chair for the outdoor worship in the circle drive.
If you have any questions after worship, leaders with name tags are walking around the lobby. Feel free to talk to any of us and please, join us again!
The only way to discover the richness of a faith community is to experience worship on Sunday. Also, visiting on more than one occasion gives a truer picture. Consider yourself invited!
We hope this page answers any questions or concerns you might have. Please ask us if you have any other questions. We look forward to welcoming you.
When is worship?
These are non-COVID worship times!
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Service with organ, piano and choir music
10:30 a.m. – Family Interactive worship with Praise Band music
Memorial Day–Labor Day
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. – Praise Band Music
WHAT IS THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN?
Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating. Here are some common worries:
How Should I Dress?
People wear all kinds of things to church. Some folks wear suits, and that’s fine. Other people wear jeans, and that’s fine too. In a Wisconsin summer that’s always too short, people even wear shorts. Come as you are. Out of love for others, facial coverings (masks) are highly recommended as part of our COVID safety protocols.
What if My Toddler is Noisy?
We welcome all children at our worship services, and it is not unusual to hear the cry of a baby mixed in with the sound of hymns or readings. There is a “prayground” to the left as you enter the sanctuary for kids three and younger. If you feel uneasy, we do have a nursery where you can take your child and still hear the service.
How About My Kids?
During the school year, age-appropriate programming from ages three to high school is offered at 9:30 a.m. between our Sunday morning services. Please click the button below to learn more about our programming for children and youth.
What About the Offering?
As our guest, we will not expect you to contribute an offering, nor do we want to pressure you into doing so. You may wish to learn more about our ministry before bringing your offerings to God through our church, but you are welcome to participate as your heart leads you to give. Offerings may be given during worship or electronically through the website.
What About Communion?
As our guest, you are welcome to receive communion. We serve communion by intinction at all services, including a gluten-free option. (Intinction means you are given a wafer to dip into the wine or grape juice.) Ushers will guide you forward to communion. Children who do not yet receive communion are encouraged to come forward for a blessing. Safety protocols due to COVID have suspended communion by intinction. We offer served communion with wafers and individual cups or self-served communion using communion kits at your seat.
Will They Make Me Stand Up and Say Something?
We can assure you, we won’t embarrass you in this or any other way. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and at home with us. Time at church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience. We promise to do all we can so you can learn about your Savior.
Need more information?
We’d love to hear from you and answer any additional questions you have.