St. John’s Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions will be Scheduling Soon!


We are again contracting with Lifetouch studios to photograph our

St John’s family for our pictorial directory. These are the dates and times:

Tuesday – Friday, August 4th - 7th |  2 :00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 8th | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday & Friday, September 10th & 11th | 2:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 12th | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

CLICK HERE to reserve a time. The dates are coming up quickly, so schedule soon!  If you have any questions, contact our church office at 354-6744.   

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

August 01, 2020

Shelter at Home

March 26th of 2020 the stay at home order was declared.  The next day someone emailed me asking if I thought it was just a coincidence that it was on 3/26/20 that Isaiah 26:20 was being carried out.  “Yes,” I replied, “I’m certain that it is just a coincidence.”  We don’t look for verse numbers (of human invention) to coincide with dates (of human numbering) to interpret the Word of God.  That being said, there is certainly much for us to learn today from Isaiah 26. For starters, looking at the context of the chapter we see why God told his people to “shelter at home....

July 01, 2020


This past week someone posted a photo on Facebook of a group of young white people, sitting on a curb, chained together, and wearing t-shirts that said, “So sorry…”  The message they were attempting to convey is that they as representatives of the white race are sorry for the abuses that have been heaped by them on the black race over these many years.  Certainly, we as Christians condemn racial prejudice, hatred, and abuse of people of any color.  The atrocities connected with African slavery are something we find abominable.  However, I cannot apologize for someone else who has stepped on your toe...

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...

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


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