Worship

For us, worship is foundation of faith for everything we do.
Worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.
Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue, and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian faith.

Worship at the
Purple door church

We are a church whose unity is in Jesus, who gathers us around word and water, wine and bread.  Our worship is the foundation of faith for everything we do.  Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s loving action in our lives. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit gathers us together, speaks to us through the words of Scripture as well as through the sermon, the sacraments, the prayers, and the music. Through worship, we are nurtured by God in order to grow in our faith and discipleship. From worship we are sent out into the world to be active participants in Christ’s mission in the world.
Our worship services have 4 basic movements: Gathering, Hearing, Celebrating and Sending.
Gathering: We sing, pray, and share God’s peace.
Hearing: We hear the Word of God proclaimed through the reading of the Bible and preaching. We respond in faith through confessing our sins, receiving the promise of forgiveness,  and songs, prayers, and offering.
Celebrating: We celebrate Holy Communion at every worship service. It is the Lord’s Table so everyone present is welcome to participate. Note: We have limited our celebration of Holy Communion to once a month during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Sending: Filled and refreshed by our encounter with God, we are sent out into the world for mission through singing and words of blessing.

Traditional
Worship

Every Sunday morning at St. John, we celebrate God through two traditional worship services which are held in the Sanctuary. These services take place at 7:45 am and 10:45 am. The traditional services are accompanied by organ, piano, vocal choirs, and bell choirs.  The hymns and liturgy for this service come from the Bible. The pastor and worship leaders wear robes. This service lasts for about 60 minutes.

Ushers will offer you a service bulletin and an announcement sheet (purple).  All you will need to fully participate in the worship will be projected on the screens.
Doors 1 & 2 are the most convenient for the Sanctuary and traditional worship.

Contemporary
Worship

At 9:15 am on Sunday mornings, we have a spirited, high energy worship that is warm, welcoming and relevant. This worship is served by our Praise Band which leads us in singing the latest and favorite contemporary music out there.  This service lasts for about 60 minutes.
Ushers will offer you a service bulletin and an announcement sheet (purple).  All you will need to fully participate in the worship will be projected on the screen.
Door 10 is the most convenient for the Family Life Center (FLC) and contemporary worship.

Worship
in North Star

Every Sunday evening at St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star, OH, we celebrate God through a traditional worship service. which is held in the Sanctuary. These services takes place at 6:00 pm. This liturgical services are accompanied by organ and piano.  The hymns and liturgy for this service come from the Bible.  This service lasts for about 60 minutes.
The scriptures and sermon are the same as they were on Sunday morning at St. John. 
A service bulletin and an announcement sheet will give all you will need to fully participate in the worship.

Find this beautiful church at:   13495 GREENVILLE STREET, North Star, Ohio 45350

Baptism

We are a church whose unity is in Jesus Christ; we gather around Word, water,  bread and wine.  Baptism is a significant part of our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life as children of God.
Our baptism sets us out on a lifelong journey that is characterized by our relationship to God, our relationship to our faith community, our relationships in our community and the wider world. Living our baptismal covenant means living a life of growth in the faith practices of discipleship.

 Communion

Through Holy Communion, we receive forgiveness of sins in the body and blood of Jesus.  With the forgiveness of sins comes life and salvation. Holy Communion is a gift from God given to all who wish to receive.   

Weddings

Marriage is a gift of God, intended for the joy and mutual strength of those who enter it and for the well-being of the whole human family. God created us and blessed humankind with the gifts of companionship, the capacity to love, and the care and nurture of children. Jesus affirmed the covenant of marriage and revealed God's own self-giving love on the cross. The Holy Spirit helps those who are united in marriage to be living signs of God's grace, love, and faithfulness. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Attire

Attire at all our worship services is however you feel comfortable for worship. On any Sunday at our church you may see athletic shoes, flip-flops, and heels, jeans, shorts, and suits, t-shirts, open collars and ties. When a person dresses out of love for the Lord, the choice of attire is acceptable to God . . . and us. 

Offerings/gifts/Tithes

God’s Word teaches that our offerings to God should reflect our belief that all we have is God’s gift to us. It teaches us that with our offerings we worship and honor God.
Our members bring offerings to God through the offering plate on Sunday mornings, automatic giving programs, and even texting. Our offerings give us the opportunity to  show love to Christ, and to support the work of our ministry as we bring the Good News of Christ’s love to more people.  

Nursery

The Nursery is available during the 9:15 and 10:45 Worship services and on Wednesdays during WOW.
The Nursery is located in the Education Wing.
Note:  Due to the  COVID-19 pandemic, the nursery is not currently open.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a sacred meal in which Christ comes to us in and through bread and wine.  We believe Christ is truly present in Holy Communion. When we receive the bread and wine of this meal, we receive his body and blood.
Jesus welcomes ALL to the table.  

Watch Online

If you can't get out, or if you are traveling, join worship virtually.  Our 9:15 am and 10:45 am worship services are streamed live and are recorded for viewing later at your convenience.

Children

Your child is precious in God's eyes and treasured in our worship space. St. John's strives to involve children in all parts of our service, from singing and reading to receiving communion. We want your child to hear and know the Good News of God's love.