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Church of the Week: St. John's Lutheran Church

• Oct 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

We’re launching a new feature on this page that will highlight area churches. First up is one Grand Haven’s oldest congregations.

Name of church: St. John's Lutheran Church (LCMS) and School

Address: 527 Taylor Ave., Grand Haven

Denomination: Lutheran

Faith statement: Our purpose: to be God's shining light in a sin-darkened world, to boldly proclaim and teach God's Word, to proclaim Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

St. John's Lutheran Church has undertaken to become a training station for households and families. Following the biblical directive that the home (parents, and fathers in particular) are responsible for the faith development of those who reside therein, St. John's Lutheran Church seeks to help parents, fathers and other heads of households to turn their home into the "spiritual nurturing place" that God intends for it to be. We seek to equip the homes in our congregation and community to be beacons of God's light to their households, neighbors and neighborhoods.

Year congregation established: 1865

Pastor: Kurt Wenzelburger

Youth pastor/other key staff: Craig Kaschube, director of Youth & Family Life

Number of members: 592

Average weekly attendance: 250

Times of worship services: 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays

Sunday school/youth group options: Sunday School and Adult/Youth Bible Study on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Other services/events for church members: Join us for a Special Reformation Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, to include special music by Boardwalk Brass of Grand Haven (six-piece brass ensemble), followed by a potluck. There is no other service that weekend.

Community outreach missions: St. John's has gone on multiple mission trips to inner-city Detroit (planning to return next summer), is hosting a Feeding America Food Truck on Dec. 1, and also feeds the cast and crew for the annual Journey to Bethlehem.

Website: www.st-johns-lutheran.com

To get your church featured on the Tribune’s weekly Religion page, contact news editor Mark Brooky at mbrooky@grandhaventribune.com.‚Äč

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