St. John has resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Reservations will NOT be required. Masks & distancing will be required. On entering a Deacon will sign you in for attendance & contact tracing purposes. In Person Worship…

Also, St. John boards and committees can meet in person at the church. Boards may meet one per day and are required to wear masks and social distance. For members who are not comfortable meeting in person, each board needs to make arrangements such as Zoom so absent members can participate.

Click the above image to go to the YouTube service this Sunday,

To get the bulletin and Taking Faith Home information click on the St. John banner at the very top of the e-Skinny.

Lenten Wednesday Devotional Service
Back to the Psalms”
A brief devotional service featuring a different Psalm each week.
February 24th – Psalm 91
In-person worship will be at 5:30 p.m. with NO pre-registration. It will be pre-recorded and posted on our YouTube channel; Facebook & audio podcast will be available through the website.


To keep up with your offerings: they can be mailed to St. John at 200 S. Main St, Charles City, IA 50616 Envelopes can still be picked up at the office.
or to sign up for Simply Giving, click on this link for a printable form:

On the St. John Website is a Digital Simply Giving tab which will allow you to manage your electronic giving from home! You can decide how much you would like to give, the frequency and which fund you would like your donation to go to.


St. John Sesquicentennial 2022. The church we know today as St. John started forming 150 years ago. If you would like to be on a committee and help plan and organize activities for the St. John sesquicentennial, please contact the church office.

Family Board
The Family Board has put together “Lent in a Bag” kits, which feature six symbols you might use to start a conversation and lead prayers as we begin the Lent season. A small cross is also included for Easter Sunday. These bags are for everyone with one side of the insert for adults and teens, and the other geared more towards families with children at home.
Lent is a season when many of us focus on our relationship with God. It is a journey – through ups and downs just as Jesus experienced during his time on earth. We remember Jesus’ life, ministry and death during this season. It is a time to think about how God is with us all the time. It is also a time to look at our own lives and draw closer to God. We do this through prayer, meditation, reading, exploring nature, fellowship, outreach – anything that connects you to God is a great practice! Lent in a Bag equips you with symbols of the season of Lent to help you have prayer and/or conversation at home. Each week we will give you a devotion that focuses on one of the symbols in the bag.
There are still some bags (1 per household) to pick up if you would like to participate. Be watching the St. John Facebook page each Sunday during Lent as we talk about the symbol for that week.

Laurie Heidebrink
Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church


REMINDER: Those students attending a Lutheran college who would like to receive an EPIC grant must notify the church by May 1st.
St. John scholarship applications for non-Lutheran colleges can be emailed to you
and should be emailed to the office by May1st.
Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Kathy in the office at 641-228-3397! We will continue to have flowers as they are on the online service & the radio broadcast reaches many of our at home congregation! There are still quite a few opportunities to sponsor these items. Kathy can tell you the dates that are open.

To get to the church website, click at the top of this page on the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church logo. will get you to the Facebook page

An email address you can use to get a message to the church
Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

Click on the podcast icon to be connected to the church podcast.