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St. John's History
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!
Our Pastors Through the Years
- January 1956 - July 1957
Administrative Pastor: Rev. Harold H. Brauer
- August 25, 1957 - May 1963
First Resident Pastor: Rev. Truman W. Broetzmann
- 1963 - 1970
Rev. Theodore Schroeder
- June 27, 1971 - August 15, 1978
Rev. Vernon F. Heim
- August 20, 1978 - July 12, 1992
Rev. Floyd W. Grothman
- July 19, 1992 - July 30, 2001
Rev. Steven G. Kline
- June 12, 1997 - October 16, 2010
Rev. G. Jeffrey Dobratz
- January 8, 2012 - ‘Present Day’
Pastor Larry R. Yaw
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'
- Kaleb Kohlmeyer June 2018 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. (current location).
January 27, 1991 Dedication of the New Sanctuary
October 2, 2016 Re-dedication of the Sanctuary after a remodel
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 James, Kenneth