IWhether you are straight or LGBTQIA+ you are welcome to get married at St. John’s.
Weddings are a major commitment and celebration in a couple’s life. Because of this St. John’s normally requires that one of the partners be affiliated with a Christian denomination (Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Presbyterian, Disciples, etc.) and all couples engage in four sessions of pre-marital counseling prior to the ceremony.
If you are interested in having your wedding at St. John’s or in having Pastor Peter officiate your ceremony elsewhere, contact him to learn more.
Baptism is a celebration of new life and marks the initiation into a Christian community. St. John’s joyfully performs baptisms for babies, children, and adults. Given the role of baptism in being an entry into Christian community all baptisms take place on Sunday morning during worship.
In keeping with our commitment to following Jesus’ path of welcoming the marginalized and disenfranchised, St. John’s performs baptisms for all children, including those of single parents, those whose LGBTQIA+, those who have been never-married, or those with complex family structures.
If you are interested in learning more, being baptized, or having your child baptized, contact Pastor Peter. Individual meetings and education around baptism are arranged with each baptismal candidate or family.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there, with them.” -Matthew 18:20
Part of being Christian is being part of a Christian community. Everyone may worship, serve, and grow together, regardless of membership status. If you are interested in voting, or becoming an official part of St. John’s, you may join St. John’s anytime during the year, simply let the pastor know.
There are no classes or groups, however, everyone who becomes a member at St. John’s is asked to volunteer in one area of ministry in the congregation and engage in first fruits giving.
If you are interested a current member of the congregation may be assigned as a mentor or sponsor to assist with answering questions and getting to know others at St. John’s.
You are encouraged to engage in continuing education classes, faith formation experiences, and talk with the pastor to learn more about the Lutheran tradition and reflect on how it shapes your spiritual walk.