What to Expect
Where is the church located?
Our address is 765 Margaret Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55106.

When is the service?
Our worship service begins at 9:30 AM Sundays. Special services are held for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Ascension and Thanksgiving. Service times are announced.

What is the service like?
We practice a liturgical style of worship at St. John. Christian liturgy is a formal pattern of worship that incorporates many traditions that have been in use since the founding of Christianity.  A typical worship service at St. John includes the confession and absolution of sins, several readings from the Bible, a sermon focused on the redemptive work of our savior Jesus Christ, prayer, and the singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. 

We also set aside time for fellowship after services when members and guests can visit over coffee and snacks, as well as Little Lights Sunday School for children through age 10 and a more in-depth Bible study for adults.

What should I wear? Do I have to dress up?
Come as you are. Church services are a special opportunity to publicly profess our faith in God and to praise and thank Him, and many of our members choose to reflect their respect and reverence in the way they dress.  Alternatively, many of our members also choose to dress casually when they come to worship, so please wear whatever clothes you feel the most comfortable in. What you wear isn’t nearly as important as you being here, so come as you are!

Are my children welcome in church?
We encourage parents to attend worship services with their young children, as this instills good habits of attending worship services at an early age.  But we also understand the difficulties of parenting, and we provide a closed circuit television in the fellowship hall which allows parents to watch the service should they feel that their children are disrupting worship.

Do I need to give an offering?
The members of St. John have joined together to do the Lord’s work in our community and around the world, and our offerings are a joyful response of our faith.  As a visitor to our church, you are welcome but not obligated to give an offering.