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