"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain."
St. John Lutheran Church
Faithful Pastors Through the Years
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ."
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel;
so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,
and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways,
that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.
But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so,
they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved."
"This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ
and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."
1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Those who have served
St. John Lutheran Church through the Years!
- Administrative Pastor
Rev. Harold H. Brauer January 1956 to July 1957
- First Resident Pastor
Rev. Truman W. Broetzmann August 25, 1957 to May 1963
- Rev. Vernon F. Heim June 27, 1971 to August 15, 1978
- Rev. Floyd W. Grothman August 20, 1978 to July 12, 1992
- Rev. Steven G. Kline July 19, 1992 to July 30, 2001
- Rev. G. Jeffrey Dobratz June 12, 1997 to October 16, 2010
- Pastor Larry R. Yaw January 8, 2012 to ‘Present Day’
Vicars & Deacons
- Vicar Evan J. Temple July 1, 1956 to August 20, 1957
- Deacon Jeffrey J. Johnson June 23, 2002 to 'Present Day'
- David P. Schmidt September, 1993 to 'Present Day'
"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; My God turns my darkness into light."
"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid which is Jesus Christ."1 Corinthians 3:11
March 1956 St. John Lutheran Church incorporated
Summer 1956 Construction started on St. John church building
(10 Families / 25 Communicants Members)
May 19, 1957 Dedication of St. John Lutheran Church
July 8, 1990 Ground Breaking Service for New Sanctuary located at
910 S. Saint Augustine St.
January 27, 1991 Dedication of the New Sanctuary
Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Babcock Mr. & Mrs. Emil Kirchenwitz
Mr. & Mrs. Waldemar Bonnin Mr. & Mrs. Frank Prokash
Donald, Lloyd, Joyce
Dr. & Mrs. William E. Burmeister Mrs. Angelo Sariego
Mrs. Cora Erickson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Santy
Dr. & Mrs. Delor E. Herzberg Mr. & Mrs. Paulus Winter