Sending Offerings through Bill Pay ~ Several members of St. John’s have asked if there is a way for them to make their weekly offerings automatically either online or by an automatic bank transaction.  St. John’s is investigating our online giving options, but are not yet ready to receive online gifts.  For the time being, we suggest that our members consider using your bank’s online Bill Pay service to make weekly or monthly gifts to St. John’s.  If you have questions about using Bill Pay to make donations, please contact Financial Secretary Mike Thom at 507-217-7671. 


You may also send your offerings by mail to:  St. John's Church

                                                                                 627 South Washington St.

                                                                                 New Ulm, MN 56073

Bible Classes will continue online.  Join us Sunday evenings at 7 pm for a study of The Screwtape Letters.  Classes will be held at (or with the Google Meet app on your smartphone or tablet) with "meeting code" tjx-anhj-gvx.  Or use this  shortcut here   You can also call in over the phone at (209) 457- 0523 using PIN: 100 259 597# (Note: this will be a long distance call.)  The meeting room can hold up to 250 participants, so feel free to tell your friends!

Charity Donations through Amazon ~ Support St. John’s at no extra cost when you shop In the Account tab, go to Your AmazonSmile. You will find St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm as an option when you do a search. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to St. John’s!

St. John's Church Fortress Newsletters

June 01, 2020

The Anxiety Cure

“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 prayer 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)


“Is anxiety a sin?”  A friend from Wisconsin called me a few weeks ago.  He wanted to know if anxiety was sinful.  I read between that lines understanding that he or someone in his family was anxious.  Who can blame him, right? After all there’s a lot to be anxious about right now, isn’t there? We can be anxious about our health. “Will I contract COVID-19? And if I do...

May 01, 2020

Jesus Will Lead Justice to Victory

We are now in the Easter season.  We have gone beyond Golgotha and the blood-stained cross to the empty tomb. We continue to celebrate the Resurrection.  But even as we look to new life and the joys of Easter, we still look back.  We have to.  We still need to see the three crosses planted on the Place of the Skull. We still gaze with awe on the cross in the center, stained with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We are reminded that our salvation, although a free gift to us, was not something obtained for free by Jesus.  He paid for it dearly. He gave his own life for it.  Perfect God became a sinner for us to take away our sin.  Immortal God died in our place so that by death he might conquer death for us.  For so it had to be.  Jesus had to satisfy God’s perfect justice by becoming a perfect sacrifice for all sinners for all time...

April 01, 2020

Death is Swallowed Up!

"Man, what a big mouth!" That phrase, "big mouth" (which I'm sure has been used to describe me once or twice before), can mean several things. Usually it's a reference to one who talks too much or especially to one who makes big boasts. But "big mouth" is also a reference to a variety of fish, like the bigmouth goby and the bigmouth buffalo fish, who, as their names imply, have big mouths and swallow their prey whole. This month, as we celebrate the victory that Jesus won for us on Easter, we rejoice that that Easter has a big mouth! It swallows its prey—Death—whole, in one big gulp. Here’s Paul's description of this big-mouthed Easter as in 1 Corinthians 15:54-57...

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