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December 31, 2021

January 2022 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Looking Forward Into 2022!”  This evening I read several articles about what to expect in the coming year. These articles focused on what the average American might expect to see in 2022. The housing market will potentially cool as interest rates are expected to go up. The stock market is projected to cool during 2022.  […]

December 6, 2021

December 2021 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Finding the Manger and the Savior this Christmas” In Luke’s Gospel it is first an angel and then a chorus of angels that tell the shepherds about the birth of the Savior, the Messiah, the Lord.  Hearing this news, the shepherds run off towards Bethlehem and the manger to find the newborn King. In Matthew’s […]

October 27, 2021

November 2021 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

Pondering From The Pulpit Sometimes I take advantage of this column to share devotional thoughts from the scriptures. Sometimes I use the space to update you concerning church events and activities, and occasionally I simply share a thought or a congregational need. I think this month you may get all three. So, let’s get started. […]

September 29, 2021

October 2021 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  (Matthew 19:14) Every day I pray for life to return to normal and for this pandemic to simply become a bad nightmare that we will awaken from so we can get on […]

July 2, 2021

“Some Summer Thoughts and Questions” Herald article July 2021 by Pastor David Butler

“Some Summer Thoughts and Questions” I am the first to admit – it’s been a long fifteen months since COVID-19 became an everyday word for the world. Never in my lifetime have I seen things come to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye. Restaurants closed. Doctors performed annual physicals and exams over the […]

June 3, 2021

“It’s Not Just The Time Of Day” by Pastor David Butler, June 2021 Herald Article

Last week as I was preparing my sermon, the gospel had a particularly fascinating line that caught my attention. While it wasn’t where the sermon ultimately went, it is worth some comment if we want to consider the realities of life, the fickleness of people’s faith, and the ways we all behave. Of course, as […]

May 12, 2021

St. John’s Lutheran Resumes Two In-Person Worship Services

Join St. John’s For Worship This Sunday, May 16th  St. John’s will gather for worship this Sunday, May 16th, at our regular service times of 8:30AM or 11:00AM.  You may worship in-person at either service or join us on our YouTube site for the live-stream worship experience at 11:00AM.  We hope your plans for Sunday […]

April 27, 2021

St. John’s Returns To Two Services – by Pastor Butler May 2021

St. John’s Returns To Two ServicesHello everyone, and welcome to May 2021. Wow, we have certainly experienced unusual times and circumstances for the past 15 months. When I look back, I can hardly believe everything we have been confronted with and the truly magnificent way in which we have overcome obstacle after obstacle. While it […]

March 31, 2021

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark …” (John 20:1). Herald Article by Pastor David Butler, April 2021

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark …” (John 20:1) As I write to you today, Holy Week and Easter are quickly approaching. Here in the office, work is going on to make certain everything is in place for us to worship on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter […]

March 2, 2021

“Are You Familiar With The Journey We’re Taking?” by Pastor David Butler, March 2021

“Are You Familiar With The Journey We’re Taking?”There are all kinds of journeys that you and I will take over the course of our lives. Journeys such as the one where we move from birth, through childhood, and into our adult and senior years. There’s a journey we embark upon as we go through the […]

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