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
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
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
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
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.