Online Church Directory ~ You can sign into our new attempt of an updated church directory for St. John’s at www.instantchurchdirectory.com, using your email address.  Only one email from a family unit was used.  If one doesn’t work, try another family member’s email address.  If you have recently updated your email address or would like St. John's to use a specific email for the Online Church Directory, please contact the church office at stjohnsnewulm@gmail.com or  354-6744.  Please feel free to reach out to Jesse Zahrt at thezahrts@gmail.com with any questions you may have.  We request that each family upload a photo to the directory website to be used as their family photo.  You can view the progress of the Picture Directory by clicking Here.


Art Camp / Vacation Bible School ~ will be held Tuesday, August 3 thru Thursday, August 5, from 9 - 11 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The event is open to students from Kindergarten - 6th grade. Students in 7th grade and older are invited to be helpers and also do art projects. The cost is $20 for grades 2-6; $5 for K - 1st grade. There will be lessons on acrylic and watercolor painting, pastels, pencil drawing, cartooning and caricaturing, and also age appropriate crafts for younger artists. Each student will receive a watercolor set and a t-shirt to take home following the camp. For parents with little ones: we are providing snacks and some amenities at Lincoln Park. The frog pool will be rented for one of the days for children 8 and younger. Sign-up  HERE!

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 ~ Sunday morning Bible class starts at 10:45 am, beginning June 6th. Pastor Bovee will lead a class on The Sermon on the Mount. The class will be held in the church basement or join online by clicking HERE


   St. John's Fortress Newsletter  


As we celebrate our national freedoms this month, let’s also be sure to give thanks to the one
who fought to win our lasting freedom—to Christ! Through him we are free from sin, death, and
hell. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery…”
(Galatians 5:1) ...

Can we return to the way things were?

It has been over a year. Wearing masks, socially distancing, following (or at least attempting to
follow) the directions in businesses and grocery stores with arrows on the floor to direct traffic flow,
not being able to eat in restaurants, having travel restrictions, being warned not to touch anything
someone else might have touched… The list goes on. ..

Here I Stand

A few years ago my parents asked me for some suggestions for a Christmas gift they could buy
for me. I suggested a wall calendar that was made for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran
Reformation. Each month, as I turned the page, I entered the historic events into my personal
calendar online and made them repeat annually. So now I pause regularly to reflect on our Lutheran heritage on these new “holidays” marked on my calendar...