Saved by Grace. Led by The Spirit. Called to Serve. OLD COPY

Saved by Grace. Led by The Spirit. Called to Serve. OLD COPY

Sunday, OCTOBER 11…

Our FINAL In-Person OUTDOOR Worship SERVICE for the year is at 9:00 a.m.  Reverend David Keesey-Berg will preside.

The Installation of our Synod’s new Bishop,
Joy Mortensen-Wiebe,
may be viewed online at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, OCTOBER 18…

INDOOR Worship Service will begin at 9:00 a.m.
We are delighted to welcome
Seats are limited, so please call ahead to reserve your spot!  608-291-4311
See this week’s announcements for more information. 

We will continue to have ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES on SUNDAYS at 9:00 a.m.

In-Person Outdoor SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sundays 8:30 a.m. before 9:00 a.m. Worship

Back Yard Fire Pit (weather permitting)


For all outdoor services, face masks are required. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We also encourage you to maintain social distancing. Join us in the parking lot in back of the church. You can choose to sit anywhere.  

Please bring:
a mask if you have one   your own communion elements for picnic communion   your own lawn chairs or blankets

Of course, outdoor services are weather dependent – we will monitor the forecasts. If it appears that we have to cancel, we will post that in our Weekly Announcements Email as well as on our Facebook Public Page and our Facebook Group Page.


Online livestream worship services will still premier via Youtube at 9:00 a.m.  If you are unable to attend the Outdoor Worship, or in the case of bad weather, please join us for our  online version.  An announcement will be made each week on Facebook with the link to the YouTube version.  You may also watch the online service again at any time after 9:00 a.m.

More Online Worship Services

Current Weekly Announcements

Current Children’s Bulletins:
For age 3+ …and…  For age 7+


Who We Are…

Our Denomination:  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)  …What is the ELCA of Southern Wisconsin?

Our Mission:  “Saved by Grace — Led by the Spirit — Called to Serve”

Our Vision:  In the context of Oregon and our local community, we, the people of St. John’s Lutheran Church, are called to…

  • Welcome all persons into a life in Christ, fostering acceptance and love in the Spirit. (Community/Evangelism)
  • Offer our diverse community varied Christ-centered worship opportunities that celebrate God’s grace and that affirm, educate, inspire and challenge us in our daily lives. (Worship)
  • Teach the Good News of Christ and challenge (encourage) children, youth and adults to grow in their spiritual lives. (Education)
  • Recognize and share our material and spiritual resources to serve God through church and community. (Service/Stewardship)

Church Address:

625 E. Netherwood St. in Oregon, WI  53575

Office Phone Number:


Emergency Phone Number (please leave a message):


Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm

Current Worship Times & Styles

Due to COVID and the redesign of our new sanctuary, we are currently not holding worship services inside the church.  Instead, we are holding two other types of worship services.  One weekly service is being held in person throughout the parking lot behind the church, and one weekly service is being held Online on YouTube.  They are both held on Sundays at 9:00 AM.  

Read more about Our Worship Services

Sunday School – Pandemic Style – is Now in Session!

St. John's Outdoor Worship Center
We will meet at the fire pit (outside) at 8:30am, whenever there is 9am outdoor worship.

Sunday School may include songs, activities, noisy offering (so bring your change), prayers, etc. Sunday School will end before the service begins and children will be given an activity that they can do during worship.

If you have questions about Sunday School, please contact Jen Kooistra, Director of Education, Youth and Family Ministries.


In Holy Communion, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus gave to us: Himself. In this meal, we receive Christ’s body and blood through the elements of bread and wine (or grape juice) for the forgiveness of sins. All baptized Christians are invited to come forward to receive Holy Communion, including children.  If you or your children do not wish to receive communion, we will gladly offer a blessing. Communion is offered by both red wine, in the first cup, and clear grape juice, in the second cup. The regular wafers are certified nut-free. Gluten-free wafers are available with the presiding pastor; please ask as you approach the server.

Our Staff

Naomi Garber – Interim Pastor

Laura McGoveran – Coordinator for Congregational Life

Ondra Williams – Director of Worship and Music

Jen Kooistra – Director of Youth, Family and Education Ministries

Shirley Schiffner – Financial Director

David Klarich – Technical Director

Barb Daane – Office Assistant

John Vogel – Building and Grounds Superintendent

Beverly Brinkman – Nursery Attendant

Read about Our Staff

Remember, Whoever you are. However you come.

There is always a place for you at St. John’s.