For Our Visitors

For Our Visitors
Welcome to St. John’s and Immanuel!

We’re so excited that you took the time to check us out online and learn more about us!

We want to give you a feel for what our churches are like and why we love being here. We hope to answer some of the questions you may have about our Sunday worship services. If you choose to join us on a Sunday morning, we'll make every effort to make you feel comfortable and at home in our midst as our valued guest.
 
After checking out this information, if you still have questions, please explore our website or feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

Thanks again for dropping by!

Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn
 
Where are we located?

St. John’s is located at 33685 Germania Street, Frontenac, Minnesota 55026
Immanuel is located at 33739 West Florence Avenue, Lake City, Minnesota  55041
 
When is worship?

Our worship services are held every Sunday morning.  Our congregations alternate their services times monthly.
During the months of:
January, March, May, July, September, November – Immanuel 9:00am, St. John’s 10:30am
February, April, June, August, October, December – St. John’s 9:00am, Immanuel 10:30am

What can I expect when I visit?

You will hear from God’s Word that the problems and difficulties we have in this life are the result of sin, but that God sent his Son Jesus to save us from our sins. When Jesus died on the cross he reconciled us to God. When he rose from the dead he guaranteed our forgiveness and eternal life. Our salvation was accomplished 2,000 years ago with the work of Jesus. When you visit, our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will comfort your heart and give you the inner peace that only Christ can give.

How should I dress for worship?

Come as you are!  We’re all unique and have many different tastes—that’s how God made us. Dress the way you feel comfortable. You will still hear God’s word no matter how you’re dressed.

What is a worship service like?

Our worship services are Christ centered. Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection are the foundation of our faith and the focus of our worship.  God’s Word and the sacraments of holy baptism and the Lord’s supper are the means, or tools, God uses to give us his forgiveness and blessing. We follow a liturgical worship service, the historic pattern for Christian worship that has been used for centuries. We use mostly an organ and piano to accompany our singing.

Can I come to communion?

At St. John's and Immanuel we practice what’s called “close communion.” We want people to know exactly what they’re receiving when they come to the Lord’s supper. Communion is also an expression of unity of belief in the teachings of the Bible. So we ask that only our members—or members of our wider fellowship (WELS, ELS)—come to communion. We invite our guests once they’ve taken a class for church membership. This class teaches and reviews all the teachings of God’s Word. Be sure to let Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn know if you’d like to take the class.