Sunday Worship

We’re ONLINE ONLY for now

 

9:30am  Contemporary

11am   Traditional

 

 

Our Vision

 

Encounter Jesus.  Experience Family.  Embrace the Broken.

Encounter

Jesus

We are made to be in relationship with God.  Our loving Heavenly Father sent his son, Jesus, so we could know him.  This UP dimension of our lives helps us focus on what matters most.  At Saint John’s we love to worship and celebrate who God is and what he’s doing in our lives.

Experience

Family

Life is hard and we need support. God gives us a spiritual family to help us in times of need and to equip us to serve well.  If we’re going to grow in faith, we need brothers and sisters who will love us and challenge us.  This IN dimension of our lives helps us stop flying solo and realize how connected we really are.

Embrace

the Broken

There are so many people hurting all around us, all the time.  There are so many needs. God calls us to this OUT dimension of our lives to make a difference by serving and sharing our faith in Jesus’ name.  We give of ourselves to the lost, the least, and the last. God has not forgotten you and we won’t either.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.  
 
-Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20
 

Worship Life

We’re saving a spot for you

(in your home, online)

 

This Sunday, November 29th

Welcome to the First Sunday in Advent!

ONLINE ONLY – Two Gatherings 

9:30am Contemporary
11am Traditional

9:30am Contemporary Worship

You’ll love this energizing contemporary style led with guitar, keyboard, drums, and our uplifting worship teams.
 

11:00am Traditional Worship

Come enjoy traditional organ led liturgical worship.

 

Under normal circumstances, KidsChurch is held at the same time as our 9:30 Gathering!

(NO KIDSCHURCH DURING PURPLE or RED TIER OF COVID LOCKDOWN) 

 
We celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday (during COVID)
All are welcome! Dress up or come casual. Just come!
 
 
Here’s what to expect for December’s ONLINE worship (click for a video)
 

Click here for the latest update

 

Videos, Newsletters, Handouts

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.  
 
-Jesus in John 13:35
 

Life is Better Together

There’s a place for you here

KidsChurch

 
Right now, our Sunday KidsChurch in on hold. The good news is that we still have lots of great ways of connecting with families. Click here for more info our fun, monthly Joy boxes and Tuesday afternoon Homework Help! Still have questions? Email Cindi here.

Jr. & Sr. High Youth

 
With COVID, our students are meeting mostly online. There are in-person monthly activities and service opportunites as well. On Wednesdays, students can join us for a Study Group at 3:30pm.  Check in with Cindi here.

Adult Small Groups

 
Most of our small groups have switched to online or are on a break.  Weekly Zoom Connect Groups help us stay close to each other. Are you interested in a group, email Pastor Greg here.

 

 

 

Tuesday Bible Study

 
Pastor Greg leads this weekly Bible Study Tuesday mornings at 10:30am.  We meet in-person and online with Zoom for those who prefer to stay home.  Right now, we’re studying the I Am statements of Jesus in John’s Gospel.  You can watch here or email  Greg here for more info.

Congregational Care

 
As a family, we work hard to take care of each other.  When one is hurting, we all hurt.  The Body of Christ makes an enormous difference when we go through tough times. We also have a one-on-one Care ministry called Stephen’s Ministry.  Click here for more info.

Music Groups

 
With COVID, many of our music groups are offline.  We usually enjoy an upbeat choir, joyous handbells, and special music each Sunday.  Our worship teams work hard in-person and online to lead us in worhsip each week.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  
 
-Jesus in Mark 12:31
 

Serving Together

Make your life count
 
 

People’s Kitchen

& Food Pantry 

 
Every month we collect food for our local food pantry (and sometimes for our sister church in Santa Maria, Iglesia Luterana Santa Cruz). We also serve a meal at the People’s Kitchen in Grover Beach.

Zozu Project

in Uganda

 
We help with a school in Arua, Uganda called Solid Rock Christain School.  We sponsor kids and even take trips over there to help out.  Find out more here.

Recovery Groups

& More

 
We have outside groups at Saint John’s for different addictions.  Right now many of the groups are meeting online only.  Call for more info.
 

Lots of ways to serve. What is God calling you to do?

to equip the saints for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ
 
-Paul in Ephesians 4:12
 

Meet the Team

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Greg Wallace

Pastor

 

Cindi Wallace

Children & Youth Ministries Director

 
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Cheryl Apfel

Office Manager

 

 
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Pam Glenn

Office Assistant & Dress-a-Girl Coordinator

Cal Wood

Songfest Director

Janice Goodwin

Choir Director

Shari Bowman

Bell Choir Director 

 
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Dawn Russ

Organist

Get in Touch

We’re here for you

Church Campus

Saint John’s Lutheran Church
959 Valley Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
 
 

Phone & Fax

Telephone (805) 489-1259
Fax (805) 489-8719

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 4pm  
Fridays: Closed
With COVID, Hours Vary
 
 

Emails & Prayer Requests

 
 
 
 
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Come and join us for Worship!

 

Giving at Saint John’s

Financial giving is an act of worship

Your support makes a huge difference

 
People have been asking how they can keep giving financially during this time of isolation. Thank you so much for your financial support. If you’re able to keep giving, please do so.  If you’re not able, of course, we totally understand. If you have needs we can help with, please get in touch. –Greg
 

Giving by Mail

We are still receiving mail so you can send a check to:
Saint John’s Lutheran Church
959 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
 

Giving via Online Bill Pay through your bank

If you pay your bills online through your bank’s website, you can simply add Saint John’s as a “payee” and we’ll receive your contribution. Use the church address and phone (805) 489-1259.
 

Giving via Simply Giving

A very convenient way to give is through our Simply Giving program. You fill out a form and empower Simply Giving to make a weekly/monthly automatic withdrawal from your checking account. Email us in the office (office@saintjohnsag.com) and we’ll send you the form.
 

Giving by Text

To register the first time…. Text this number: (805) 250-4073
Enter amount of donation or type “assist”, SEND text.
Follow prompts to register. You’ll receive immediate confirmation via text that their donation was received. After a text donation has been processed, it appears on the giver’s credit card statement.  Donors can text “Repeat” after they’ve made a donation to make it recurring. They can also text “Schedule” to set up a recurring donation. 

 

Giving on the Website with a Credit or Debit Card

Fill out your info below and you can give right here! 
 

Giving Online