What to Expect

We are grateful to have you join us for our worship gathering.  Our services are reverent and casual. Visiting a church can be stressful. We've all been where you are right now. So we are striving to make your visit to our congregation a rich reward for the stress of the first-time visit. We want to do our part to minimize this stress. Here are our promises to you:
-   You will not be embarrassed by not knowing what to do and where to go. We’ve worked very hard to have directional signs to help in your visit. However, signs can be confusing, so we’ve got designated greeters/ushers around the church lobby. You’ll recognize them by the name tag.  (Read More)

St. John Lutheran Church
460 West Erie Street, Rogers City, MI 49779

The worship entrance is located just off of Erie street. When you arrive at the Erie Street entrance, you will find guest parking in the front to your left. As you enter the building, the worship space will be in front of you. Enter through the large double doors to the sanctuary. The washrooms are located down the steps in the lobby to the church basement and also through a door to the right in the sanctuary. You'll also see signage for a welcome desk. The deacons/ushers will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the church. (Read More)

About Worship

Worship Service  9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 am.

We are grateful to have you join us for our worship gathering.  Our services are reverent and casual. We are grateful to have you join us for our worship gathering.  Our services are reverent and casual.
The 9:00 a.m. service utilizes a liturgical format with roots that go back to the second and third centuries. Traditional organ music accompanies the congregation in the singing portions of the liturgy and the hymns. The rich heritage of this service, combined with the deep truths of ancient hymns... (Read More)

The spiritual formation of children is a top priority of our congregation.  We believe there is no greater key to a child's physical, mental, and emotional development than a close relationship with Jesus.  We want children and their parents to know that Jesus cares deeply for them.  In fact, Jesus has promised, "I will be with you always." Matthew 28:20.  We promise that we will do our best to:

  • Maintain a safe growing environment.
  • Creating an environment where children are safe, loved, and cared for Value Diversity
  • Where every child feels welcome and included Focus on Gospel-Centered Learning (Read More)

We Gather to Receive

God has promised to give generously of His mercy and His Holy Spirit through His Word and Sacraments. We gather as a community to receive God’s gifts because apart from His gifts we have nothing of value. Read more...

We Gather to Encourage

Our God is good and gracious, we give thanks and offer songs of praise in celebration of His love for us. Our participation in the worship life of the congregation is a public witness of our confidence in God. Our gatherings enable us to demonstrate our love and support for one another. Read more...

We Gather to Care

We are a community of faith which not only gathers in worship, but also, gathers in community service. As we work together and share our resources, we are better able to love our community and assist people who are in need. Read more...

Upcoming Events

150th Anniversary of St. John Lutheran Church

Celebration Service: August 13, 2023 @ 3:00pm

Our Staff

Pastor Keith Lemley
Interim Pastor

Tonya Langlois

Matthew Quaine

Don Schaedig