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Vision & Values

Mission

Serving as God’s Family: Sharing His Love, Telling His Story

 

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SERVING AS GOD’S FAMILY

As sinners, imperfect people, we have separated ourselves from the God who created us and the world. God, however, did not give up on us. Instead, He chose to salvage the relationship we have with Him by sending His Son Jesus Christ into the world. It is through the waters of Holy Baptism that God reaches out to us and claims us as His children. As His family we are privileged to serve him and one another in love.

SHARING HIS LOVE

In baptism, we are connected to Christ both in His death and His resurrection (Romans 6). As He died on the cross, so our old sinful self dies, and as God the Father raised Him from the dead, so He raises us to new, everlasting life with Him now and in heaven. The sacrifice Christ made for us was the ultimate display of love (John 15:13).  As that love lives in us through faith we show forth the fruits of that love daily in our words and by what we do.

TELLING HIS STORY

Everything that we are and all that we have is a gift of God. Through Him, we were created and given life. And also through Him, our sins are forgiven and He gives us the gift and blessing of everlasting life. This message is ours to share. We leave it as our legacy for our children and we tell it to one another.  We forgive each other and build one another up in love. We also share the message of God’s love and salvation with those around us: our neighbors, relatives, friends, coworkers, and even complete strangers. God’s love is for all people.  He desires that all would come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).

 

Walking Together

St. John’s Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). We are a community of believers who gather together in Word and Sacrament, thriving on the gifts that God has given to us through His Son Jesus Christ, and sharing the Good News around the world.
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