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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

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

Seasons Gifts
Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday 9 - 11 am

SUNDAY MORNING

8:30am Chapel Worship

A traditional service of Lutheran liturgy in our beautiful St. John's Chapel. Worship is enriched by special music and our Chapel Choir. Holy Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

SUNDAY MORNING

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.

SUNDAY MORNING

11am Sanctuary Worship

The 11 am service is a long-standing, traditional worship service. The service is rooted in the Lutheran liturgical tradition, but don’t be surprised to discover elements of the contemporary in Word and song. The 40-voice Chancel Choir provides musical leadership, supported by our 72-rank Casavant organ. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month.

SUNDAY MORNING

Children

Nursery is available during all three worship services. We strive to keep our nursery clean, safe, and Christ-centered. Childcare is provided by paid attendants. Nursery for 8:30 and 9:27 am Worship is located in the lower level of the Faith Center. Nursery for 11 am Worship is on the lower level of the Sanctuary building.

Sunday School is during our 9:27 am Worship. Children are dismissed during the sermon. Parents should pick up their children from the ARK at 10:40 am.

Children’s Worship is offered during 11 am Worship, September-May. Children, ages 3 to 2nd grade, are invited forward during the sermon and are led to special children’s choir room for a lesson and activity. They return to their families during the sermon hymn.

Worship Bags are available for our youngest Kingdom Kids who choose to stay in the sanctuary during 11 am Worship. They are located in a red wagon by our ushers.

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?

Elevators

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 all three worship services. We strive to keep our nursery safe and Christ-centered. Nursery for 8:30 and 9:27 am Worship is located in the lower level of the Faith Center. Nursery for 11 am Worship is on the lower level of the Sanctuary building.

Sunday School is during our 9:27 am Worship. Children are dismissed during the sermon. Parents should pick up their children from the ARK at 10:40 am.

Children’s Worship is offered during 11 am Worship, September-May. Children, ages 3 to 2nd grade, are invited forward during the sermon and are led to special children’s choir room for a lesson and activity. They return to their families during the sermon hymn.

Worship Bags are available for our youngest children who choose to stay in the sanctuary during 11 am Worship. They are located in a red wagon by our ushers.

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.

Wednesdays!

Wednesdays are a great time for the whole family to connect at St. John’s. From September- April, join us for a meal at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Kingdom Kids. Various classes, lifegroups, and choirs also meet following Wednesday Night Meals.

Adults

Adults can get connected through lifegroups, classes, GIFT Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and Senior Seasons.

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.