FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:  As a visitor, will I have to stand and introduce myself?

       No. It is not our practice to have visitors stand and be introduced  

      during our worship services.

 

Q:  Are the facilities handicap accessible?

       Yes. There are reserved parking spots and wheelchair ramps to

       enter all of our facilities.

 

Q:  Are there accommodations for families with young children? 

       Yes. We welcome and encourage parents with young children

       to sit anywhere they wish within the church. Age appropriate

       activity sheets are available to help occupy your children.

      

       If your young child does begin to cry or act up...don't be

       embarrassed we don't mind.

       

       However, should you wish to take your child out of the worship

       service, there is a lounge nearby with books and toys for your  

       child; and comfortable sofas and a monitor for you to view the

       service.

 

Q:  Are there accommodations for the visually impaired?

        Yes. There are large print bulletins and hymnals available.

 

Q:  Who is permitted to receive "Holy Communion"?  

         Everyone who is baptized, truly sorry for their sins and believe

         that the body and blood of our Lord Jesus is present in and 

         with the eating of the bread and the drinking of the wine in

         the Lord's Supper is invited to Communion.  No one who 

         feels the need to come forward to receive, will be turned

         away.

 

Q:  What about the "common cup", "individual cup" and "grape

      juice" when one receives Communion?

         Both the common cup and the individual cup is available for

         your preference when you come forward to receive Holy

         Communion. Individual cups of white grape juice are also

         available to you.

 

Q:  What do I do with my children when I go forward to receive

      Communion?

          We encourage you to bring your children with you, so that

          you may be together as a family. Your children will receive

          a blessing from the Pastor.

 

Q:  Am I required to give an offering when I attend worship? 

          An offering plate is passed during the worship service...

          but as a guest, giving an offering is completely voluntary. 

 

Q:  What if I want to become a member of your church?

         We would be delighted! We would invite you and/or your

         children to be baptized. If you have been baptized, you can

         become a member of St. John by:

             Transfer or Affirmation of Faith: if you are now a member of 

          or have been a member of a Lutheran Church.

              Confirmation: if you have not been Confirmed in a Lutheran

          Church; or are or have been a member of another Christian

          Church; or have never been a member of any Christian     

          Church.

              Pastor Gavin would be happy to discuss all this with you.