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Welcome to a glimpse into the life and ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church!

You’ll discover a congregation of saints and sinners trying to live like Jesus – full of love for God, one another, and the world God made. You are always welcome here! Let's connect faith and life together.

St. John's Lutheran Church

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 am- 5 pm
Friday 9 am- 12 pm

Office Closed Temporarily

Chapel Open for Prayer
Monday- Thursday 10 am -3 pm

Seasons Gifts
Sundays 9-11 am


11am Worship

Participate in a long-standing, traditional worship service, rooted in the Lutheran liturgical tradition, and supported by our 72-rank Casavant organ, but don’t be surprised to discover elements of the contemporary in Word and song.

11 am worship is streamed live each Sunday on Facebook, YouTube (search SJLC), and our website.

Capacity is limited. Social distancing and masks are required. Please see our COVID-19 Guidelines.


9:27am Contemporary Worship

Our contemporary worship is designed for those who appreciate a more relaxed, non-traditional worship service. You can expect worship led by a band, praying together, use of media, and preaching. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Worship is located in the Faith Center. Closed captioning is available during this service. Feel free to come as you are. We will be glad to welcome you.

Social distancing and masks are required.


Mid-Week Lenten Service of Holy Communion

30-minute service of holy communion in the St. John's Chapel each Wednesday, 12:15-12:45 pm.

Designed with our older members in mind, please note that we'll be following strict guidelines for creating safe worship space, including the wearing of masks and social distancing



Nursery is available during 9:27 and 11 am worship. The Nursery is located in the lower level of the Faith Center.

Kingdom Kids updates are available from Stacey Shafer, Children's Minister.

Re-entering Guidelines

COVID-19 Information

The best way to prevent illness is to be vaccinated.

Before You Arrive

Where do I park?

Our campus spreads across two city blocks in downtown Salisbury. The worship spaces and offices are most easily accessed by the main entrance off Innes Street. Entrances to the CDC and Kindergarten are off Jackson Street.

Additional parking is available in larger lots across Council street. The Jackson street and Child Development Center lots are especially convenient for those worshipping at 9:27 am worship. On Sundays, the lot between the Sanctuary building and offices is reserved for Handicap parking. Bike racks are available outside Peeler Hall and at the Jackson St. Entrance.

Handicap accessibility?


There are two elevators on campus. The first is for easier access to the sanctuary. It is located under the covered driveway towards the rear of the sanctuary building. Another elevator is located in the Faith Center to more easily navigate the buildings upper and lower levels.

Handicapped parking

Handicapped parking is available throughout campus. On Sunday mornings, the lot between the sanctuary and education buildings is reserved for the elderly and those with physical limitations.

Shuttle from Trinity Oaks

We provide a bus shuttle to and from Trinity Oaks every Sunday morning and for special events. The shuttle leaves at 10:30 am and returns around 12:15 pm.

Bike racks are available outside Peeler Hall and at the Jackson St. Entrance.

Worship options for homebound, hearing impaired, and non-English speakers?

Homebound worshippers

For those who are unable to be in worship with us on Sunday mornings, we offer our 11 am worship on livestream every Sunday.

If you are homebound and would like to get connected through pastoral visits or virtual lifegroup opportunities, we would love to talk to you.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available at our 9:27 am worship for hearing impaired and non-English speakers. For more information, contact our Production Manager, Taylor Hutchins.

What about children?

Nursery is available during 9:27 and 11 am worship. The Nursery is located in the lower level of the Faith Center.

Kingdom Kids updates are available from Stacey Shafer, Children's Minister.

I have older kids. Where will they go?

On Sundays, our 3rd through 12th graders, are a part of our regular part of our worship.

On most Sunday evenings during the school year, our student ministry meets 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Our youth also participate in trips, confirmation, Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs), Summer Mission Opportunities, and much more.

What do you believe?

We believe in a God of love who created us to live in loving relationship with God, one another, and the world God made.

Aside from Sunday Worship, how else can I get connected?

At St. John’s there are a number of ways to get connected. Here are a few entry points.

Get connected through small group studies, book studies, Men's Ministry, GIFT Women's Ministry, Classes, Senior Ministry, and more!

Next Steps?

We are glad you have been joining St. John's in worship. We hope you’ve found it to be a warm and hospitable place to be. That’s certainly our goal!

One way to take a next step at St. John's is by attending one of our Encounter Classes. In the class, you’ll learn about the congregation’s purpose, various ministries, and our great desire to help you connect faith and life. In addition, we’ll share basic information about the Lutheran church, including its many ministries around the world … and, of course, leave time for your own questions.