Worship

Worship Services

Sunday Worship:

8:15am
Worship
9:30am
Education Hour
10:45am
Worship

Monday Worship:

10:00am
December 25 - Christmas Day
7:00pm
Blue Christmas Service Dec. 4-scroll down for more info

Saturday Worship:

3:00pm
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve - Scroll down for all worship times
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Worship & Music

St. John's has parking for those with disabilities in our north parking lot (behind the church). In the far left corner, there is a door with an elevator sign, please enter through this door.

For those who are hard of hearing, St. John's has a T-coil hearing loop system in the worship area. There are also headsets available for use. If you prefer, you may bring your own personal ear buds or headset.

Worship

What would it be like to worship in a way that lives out the first and greatest commandment, as taught by Jesus: to love the Lord your God will all your heart and soul and mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself?

Every one of our weekly worship services is a blended service designed to put God at the center of worship. We do not offer separate “traditional / contemporary” styles of worship at St. John’s because:

  • We believe that a worship service should put God at the center of worship instead of trying to cater to the demands of consumers.

  • We believe that worship should draw people together instead of dividing them.

Every service strives to include:

  • Profound respect for the majesty and the holiness of God.
  • Grateful thanksgiving for the love and accessibility of God.
  • Respect for the traditions that draw us together as God’s people.
  • A mission focus to bring in those not drawn to or included in the tradition.

Following the example of Psalm 150, we recognize the value of many styles of worship that include a variety of talents and speak to people in different ways. We use many styles of worship, and we ask two things of those who gather:

  1. Whatever elements of our worship service speak to you most effectively, embrace them, give thanks for them.

  2. The elements of our worship that do not speak to you as effectively, that is your gift to the person next to you in the pews to whom that part of the service speaks most effectively.

The central question in worship, as in everything our congregation does, is what advances the mission of loving the Lord our God, and our neighbor as ourselves?

We invite you to join us for an encounter with God at our weekly Sunday services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Our summer schedule worship services (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. We also invite those who are unable to attend on Sundays to join us at worship on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. (from the second Monday after Easter until Monday of the week before Thanksgiving).

TV/Radio Ministry

St. John's is excited to be part of  the media ministry - "Together In God". We have a wonderful and great opportunity to share with Eau Claire and the surrounding communities our Sunday worship services on both radio and television the first & third Sundays of every month.

Click Here For Schedule

Worship Teams

We are the body of Christ. We are in this together to be a fountain of life and a river of compassion. So we do the activities of worship together—in teams.

The entire membership of St. John’s is divided into 11 Worship Teams. Each worship team is assigned to one month of the year. Eleven teams are used so that a rotation can be implemented that prevents one team from always getting saddled with responsibility for a particularly busy month (December, March).

Tasks which teams are asked to carry out include:

  • Worship assistant
  • Reader
  • Communion assistants
  • Ushers
  • Audio/Visual
  • Greeters
  • Nursery attendant
  • Hospitality
  • Welcome center
  • Acolytes are assigned through the confirmation program.

We also give thanks for those who are not able to participate due to age or illness; we give thanks for your years of discipleship, and ask that you allow those of us who are able to serve you now.

Interested in being part of a Worship Team? Contact Patti Gorell, Ministry Assistant

Music

St. Augustine said, “Singing is praying twice.” Music both enhances our worship to God and embraces our gifts.

C.E.H. (Children's Education Hour) Choir – Led by a group of talented and enthusiastic teachers, the children sing in praise to God and offer their gifts in worship. We learn and sing songs that partner with classroom/worship themes, teach both our musical heritage and new songs, and songs that build us up as a church family. This group regularly offers special music, leads psalms, and teaches/leads new songs to our congregation in worship.

St. John’s Choir – This group of high school and adult singers offer music leadership for worship each Sunday. Alternating between the first and second service, this ensemble rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. In addition to leading our liturgy and congregational song, St. John's Choir sings music from a wide spectrum of styles in sacred music from contemporary to traditional. This group is always open and welcoming to new singers!

Instrumentalists/Soloists – St. John’s welcomes musical gifts of all levels and varieties to participate in worship. No matter what instrument you play or what level of experience, you are wanted and invited to offer your gifts.

JuBellation (Director Kathy Kurshinsky) - JuBellation is the handbell choir at St. John's. They ring five octaves of Schulmerich bells and three octaves of hand chimes. Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings, and they play the third Sunday of the month at both services from September through May. The choir invites anyone interested to join them at a rehearsal or visit with them between services on the Sundays they play. Members must be able to read music, count rhythms, and be committed for rehearsals and playing times. Contact Kathy Kurshinsky