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Women of the ELCA

Our Purpose 
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Ch

  

Our Mission

To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. 

Our Purpose 

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in  faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. 

The Lutheran Church

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That the Bible is the Word of God and the final authority for the faith and life of the Church

That the One God is made known in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

That Jesus is the Christ / Savior, true God begotten of the Father and true human born of the Virgin Mary

That by His life, suffering, death, resurrection and ascension Jesus has done enough to make full atonement for our sins

That the Holy Spirit is active in the one Church and comes to us through God's chosen means of grace: 

Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper

That Jesus will return on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead, and will receive to Himself those who believe in Him in order that they may share eternal life

That no human being be reason of strength can believe in Jesus as Lord / Ruler or come to Him. 

The Holy Spirit calls us through the Gospel and empowers us through His gifts of grace to have saving faith. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

That as a response to God's blessing of love and goodness, we are set free from sin and death to thank and praise, serve and obey Him as a blessing for others. 

Want to become a Member?

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St. John's receives members from all Lutheran Church bodies by Letter of Transfer. We will assist you in that process if you choose. For those who are members of other denominations, or who have no previous Church background, the Pastor will assist you with information and will accomodate you. You will want to discuss that with him.

We offer classes to give basic information about the Bible, Church history, Christian teaching and Christian life. The focus is on basic Christian truth about the way of salvation. These classes will give the opportunity and help those interested learn more about Lutherans and our congregation before becoming members.

Attending classes imposes no obligation for those who come. For those interested in membership in the congregation at the completion of the classes, membership is arranged and a time for joining the congregation set.

St. John's is one of the more than 11,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is the largest of the Lutheran church groups in this country with about 5.25 million baptized members. Our local congregation is a member of the Northeastern Iowa Synod (NEIS) which serves the northeastern quarter of the State of Iowa.

If you are already a member of a congregation, we pray God's blessing for you and your home congregation.

If you are not a member of a congregation in the Dunkerton community or are interested in membership at St. John's, we invite you to visit us and find out more about who we are and how we live and work together in Jesus' name.

We do invite you to join us in our congregation's life and work. We share a variety of opportunities for worship, education, and service in church and community. Our members are diverse and come from all walks of life. We intend to be a warm and inviting place where persons are welcome / accepted as they are. Individuals, couples and families are welcome.

If you are shut in, or unable to come to worship, let us know. The pastor or a lay visitor in the congregation will come to you with pastoral services.