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Reverend Michael Bagnall, Pastor
Festival of Workshops

LWML Mission Grants

Bishop Dien Ashley TaylorPipes above door Village LutheranPipes at Village LutheranOrgan Village LutheranSue and Tommy at Village LutheranTom with Dr. Boehler

2023 Easter Breakfast Flyer

Monthly Bible Verse 
Matthew 6:19
19“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Lent clipart

Begins on Ash Wednesday. Ends with midday prayer on Holy Saturday.
The resurrection of Jesus is our great salvation. To prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection (Easter), the Church sets aside a period of preparation. In AD 325, the Council of Nicaea recorded the first reference to the specific number of days for Lent: forty. This forty-day preparation was first prescribed for baptismal candidates and became known as Lent (from the Old English word for “spring”). During this period, the candidates were examined in preparation for Baptism at the Easter (or Paschal) Vigil.  Later, these 40 days were associated with Jesus’ forty days in the desert prior to His temptation (Matthew 4:1-11) and with the forty years the children of Israel spent in the wilderness (Numbers 14:34) and became a period of preparation for every Christian.
Ash Wednesday begins the observance of Lent. The placing of ashes on the forehead is a sign of penitence and a reminder of human mortality.  The Sundays during this season are not “of Lent” but “in Lent.”  Thus, the Sundays retain an Easter tone and may be less solemn than the midweek services that congregations typically offer. The observances of Lent are concrete reminders of the greater solemnity of this season, yet Lutherans emphasize the Gospel of Christ as central even to this penitential season.



The Divine Service with Holy Communion

Every Sunday at

10:30 a.m. September - May

9:30 a.m. June - August

Church located at 216 jewett ave. 

(church parking lot is located directly across the street from the church on jewett ave)

Protocol Update 

Order for Holy Communion Those wishing to receive the Sacrament at the Communion Rail please come forward as the Acolyte is being communed (This includes those wishing to receive from the Chalice).

Following the communion at the rail, those wishing to receive the Sacrament in a continuous line will be invited forward by the pastor. 

(Note: The Chalice is only offered at the Communion rail).

ALL pews are open.


 Please place offering in box mounted on narthex wall. Additional offering envelopes are available in the holders next to the offering box.    




YouTube Videos

Lenten Altar
Divine Service Sunday, March 26, 2023
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Lenten Cross
2023 Lenten Vespers Week 4

 Lenten Altar
Divine Service Sunday, March 19, 2023
Fourth Sunday in Lent
 lent cross
2023 Lenten Vespers Week 3

Lenten Altar

Divine Service Sunday, March 12, 2023

Third Sunday in Lent

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2023 Lenten Vespers Week 2
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Divine Service Sunday, March 5, 2023
Second Sunday in Lent

Lenten Cross
Vespers Week 1
Lenten Altar
Divine Service Sunday, February 26, 2023
First Sunday in Lent

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2023 Ash Wednesday Vespers

Christmas Day Bulletin Cover
2022 Christmas Day Service

Christmas Eve Bulletin Cover
2022 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Lessons and Carols Treble Clef
Sunday, December 11, 2022 (Third Sunday of Advent)

sun am bible study9:00 a.m. Every Sunday Morning September - May

bell choir
Hand-Bell Choir
11:40 a.m. Every Sunday Morning
September - Easter Sunday

St. John’s Lutheran Church Prayer Chain

phone    Prayer


We are always seeking additional members of the

congregation who would like to be part of the prayer chain.

     Being part of this is quite simple and very rewarding.

The way the chain works is that prayer requests are phoned into Anita Neitzel at (718) 442 2519. She writes down the request, prays, and then passes the prayer request on to the next person. If no answer, she leaves a message and calls the next person on the list to keep the chain of prayer going. When the last person on the chain receives the prayer request, they will let Anita know.


         Please pray about your participation and call Anita Neitzel at (718) 442 2519 if God leads you to be part of this ministry.


Thank You and God Bless You,

The Prayer Chain Participants




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