Dear Friends,


We are still limiting attendance to 80 per service to maintain social distancing.  In order to do that in an organized way without having to turn anyone away, we’re asking our members to sign up on a first come, first served basis.  Please notice that there will be NO congregational singing at the Saturday night service, but there WILL be congregational singing on Sunday.  Finally, per the governor's executive order, face masks are now required in public gatherings, churches included.  Thanks for your patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times!

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

In-Person Bible Classes ~ The pandemic guidelines prevents adult Bible class from being held on Sunday mornings, but expanded Thursday morning and evening options will be offered. Beginning Thursday, September 17th, the weekly Thursday Bible classes will begin for the season. Pastor Guenther will lead a study of the book of Revelation at 10:30 am and Pastor Bovee will have the topic of Angels at 7 pm. After six weeks, they will present the same topics in the opposite time slots. The in-person class will be held in the basement or join the class online by clicking HERE 

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

November 01, 2020

Remember the Lord and Be Thankful   

The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on everybody. It is so easy to focus on all the negative things – masks, shut-downs, distance learning and home-schooling, social distancing, the politicizing of the pandemic, etc., etc. We are all wondering whether it will ever end. But perhaps one of the blessings of this virus is that it teaches us not to take things for granted, whether things we deem of great importance or simple everyday things. Hopefully, it will make us more acutely aware of God’s blessings all around us...

October 01, 2020

From Cope to Hope

This year has been quite the year so far, hasn’t it? Virus fears.  Quarantines. Civil unrest.  Rioting.  Looting.  Violence. Economic uncertainty.  Lost celebrations. Wildfires.  And all of this in an election year!  Is 2020 almost over?!  We’ve had to cope with a lot of things this year.  But cope we have.  We’ve made it through some challenges, and, with God’s help, we will continue to make it through.  In fact, throughout this year our members have been planning for when these challenges are over and we’re ready to move forward with our mission: to preach and teach, live, and share God’s love...

September 01, 2020

Read This Psalm About Our Awesome God and King

Has there ever been a year you can remember stranger and more uncertain than this one?  The world is full of unrest. There are riots, the threat of a pandemic disease, devastating storms, and even the rumor of giant murder hornets from Japan.  On top of everything else there is political upheaval.  What could make things worse than having all of these problems fall on an election year when they are being politicized and exploited for the sake of gaining power and winning an election?  Many of us may be shaking our heads and asking, what’s next? Could there be anything else laid on our plates?  What could be done for an encore?

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627 S. Washington Street | New Ulm, Minnesota |  (507) 354-6744


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