Our Services

The information below describes practices that pre-date the pandemic.

While we wait for a return to a new normal, please refer to our instructions for in-person worship by clicking here.


We celebrate communion at both services on the first and third Sundays of the month, in addition to other festival services. Jesus welcomes everyone to his table—no exceptions! Small children who have not received communion instruction are welcome to receive a blessing. For those who prefer, white grape juice is available in the center of the communion plate.

Welcoming Place

The Welcoming Place is designed for members and non-members to socialize between church services—it is located just outside our Fellowship Hall on the middle level of the church. We encourage you to stay late after the 8:00 AM service, come early before the 10:30 AM service, or stop in before or after Sunday School to enjoy social time with others. There is self-serve coffee, other drinks and snacks available to enjoy every Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Children's Chapel

Each Sunday, during the 10:30 AM service, children from Pre-K to grade 4 are invited to a special program during the worship service.  During the Gathering Hymn the kids are escorted by trained adult volunteers to our "Children's Chapel".  While there they hear the same gospel message, but in an age-appropriate manner.  They sing a song, participate in activities and crafts, and pray.  The kids return to the sanctuary after the sermon and hymn of the day for a children's message and then to rejoin with their families for the remainder of the worship service.  During Children's Chapel, some of the older kids are selected to return as volunteer ushers.  Our adult ushers take these kids under their tutelage and mentor them to begin growing into the role of volunteer.  



Our choir leads the worship singing and offers an anthem to the Glory of God each Sunday at 10:30, September thru June. The choir is led by Archie Ulshafer. Solos and small ensembles are used during the summer months. The Choir’s repertoire includes music that ranges from traditional to contemporary Christian. We seek to reach people in their every day lives through fellowship, caring for one another and worship. The Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. To inquire about singing in the choir please contact Archie at music@saintjohnss.com


The Christ Alive Ringers, founded in September 2005, is a group of handbell enthusiasts dedicated to sacred music through the use of English Handbells. The group currently rings five octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and three octaves of Handchimes. Music is presented during the 10:30 worship service on the fourth Sunday of most months. Rehearsals are held weekly on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. during the months of September through May. The group, a member of The Handbell Musicians of America, expands their knowledge of English Handbells by attending some area festivals that are offered. Bells are led by Becky Ruth. To inquire about playing in our bell choir please contact Becky at beckaroo139@comcast.net.


Saint John's has a new Casavant organ that is proudly on display each Sunday by the musical talents of Archie Ulshafer our church organist. With his many years of experience in organ performance, our worship is filled with joyful liturgy and hymns from the Lutheran traditions. At Saint John's, the primary instrument of music for worship has always been and will always be the voices of the congregation raised in praise and thanksgiving to God.