• St. John Lutheran Church

    Columbia, MD

    A Discipling Culture Church

    Asking the essential questions:


    "What is God saying to me?"

    "What am I going to do about it?"



    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayers and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    [Philippians 4:4-7]

    Every week at St John:

    • Worship live on Sundays at 10:15 AM at the “St John Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD” Facebook page. We’ll send the link out by e-letter as the broadcast begins for those not on Facebook.

    • Gather your supplies for Communion: Pastor Dan will lead a virtual Lord’s Supper at Sunday morning virtual worship. If possible, set up a small alter with a cross and candle. Have bread and grape juice (or wine) for your family so we can share the elements together during worship. If you don’t have juice, just bread is fine.
    • A team of staff and lay pastors have been making phone calls to every member for care and connection. If we missed you, or you have specific needs now, send a message to office@stjohnmd.org or call the office at (410) 799-8888. Please make sure we have your updated contact information.
    • We are praying for you daily and also for the needs of the local, national, and global community.


      United with you in Christ,


    —Pastors Dan and Karen



  • Sunday,  March 22 Message

    Join us Sunday morning on the St. John Facebook page at 10:15AM for a weekly message from Pastor Dan and Pastor Karen by clicking the link below.

  • Family Resources


    Adult Sermon Notes


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    FOR KIDS - Activity Pages and Study Guide - Click on titles to download.

    Do Not Worry - Activity Sheet and Study Guide

    Faith in the Son of God - Activity Sheet and Study Guide

    Jesus Keeps you Strong - Activity Sheets

    God Cares for Us - Activity Sheets

    Together@Home, Shepherd & Gatekeeper - Activity Sheets

  • Kelsey Lamothe

    UPDATE FROM KELSEY LAMOTHE, our friend and missionary in Botswana -

    "Things here are going alright, although with lock down in place, ministry is definitely a bit slow and my focus has shifted primarily to learning the language here." ​



    Prayer requests from Kelsey:


    Prayers for Youth for Christ Botswana:
    —that God would lead us in how best to minister to people in this unusual time,
    —that He’d keep working in the hearts of the students we’ve been working with,
    —and that we would be examples in adhering to the guidelines put out by the government.

    Let’s also pray for Kelsey’s protection and courage, and for her family in the US.


    You can receive Kelsey's blog via email by contacting the office at office@stjohnmd.org and we will forward your request to Kelsey.



    Please click the link below to read a letter from Kelsey when she arrived in Botswana.


  • What We Value


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    Our Vision & Mission

    God has given us a wonderful life to live to His glory. Jesus lived such a life and we see this demonstrated as a balanced life in three dimensions. We seek to grow in our relationship with God, learn how to live in community, boldly bring hope to the world.


    Time invested lingering in Christ's presence

    Join us on Facebook Live on Sundays at 10:15 AM at the “St John Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD” page.

    Missional Communities as Christ intends

    We believe spiritual growth happens best in community. God didn’t design us to live in isolation or to walk in our faith alone, but rather created us to grow through being with others who are also focused on Him.


    Multi-ethnic and multi-engaged - Outreach across the world

    We self-describe as a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-denominational church. We are engaged in our neighborhood, our larger community, nationally through coaching and support and internationally through key partnerships.


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    St. John Lutheran Church

    6004 Waterloo Rd.

    Columbia, MD 21045




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