Welcome to St. John’s Lutheran Church
St. John’s Lutheran Church seeks to be a place where lives are transformed by God through the work of God’s people and through regular study of scripture and prayer. Whether it is a weekday afternoon or a Sunday morning we are a busy community of faith seeking to serve God in many aspects of our lives. From feeding the hungry to coaching kids on local teams the people of St. John’s seek to serve God by serving others. We also gather often in small group study and fellowship to support each other and to seek God’s will for our lives.
We’d love for you to join us at worship on Sundays year round, or on Wednesdays except for June/July/August, or just to stop by.
St. John’s is the red brick building with a bell tower, located on the east side of the street at 129 N. Watertown Street in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. There is a clickable map at the bottom of the page to help you find us. If your wondering about faith, if your questioning what God may have in store for you, St. John’s is a great place to start. Continue reading…
St. John’s Lutheran Church News
- Introducing Pastor Bob Vetter
I was born and raised on a farm near Benson, Minnesota. Our family moved to Mt. Horeb, WI in 1958 and to Stoughton,WI in 1959. After 2 years at St. Olaf College, I served 4 years in the United States Air Force. After discharge, I completed my undergraduate degree at UW-Madison. I worked for IBM Corporation for about 2 years. Thanks to the GI Bill, I earned all of my flying ratings and licenses. I spent several years as a flight instructor, aircraft mechanic, seaplane pilot, and charter pilot. My wife and I owned an air charter company, Air One Ltd., where I served as chief pilot. Later, after we closed our air charter operation, we bought and managed residential real estate properties in Stoughton and Madison. I attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. My first call came from Albany Lutheran Church, Albany, WI, where I served on a half-time basis for more than 20 years. Prior to that, I completed my training in Clinical Pastoral Education. That has equipped me to serve as a chaplain on an occasional, as-needed basis during my years in parish ministry. I have served as a chaplain at Madison’s 3 hospitals, Meriter, UW, and St. Mary’s. October, 2012, after completing the necessary requirements, I was awarded board certification as a chaplain. Also, during my years at Albany, I completed training as a spiritual director at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in Lacrosse, WI. I had one of my most memorable experiences while serving as a Red Cross chaplain in Joplin, MO, after the tornado of May, 2011. About 3 square miles of that city were devastated, and more than 160 lives were lost. May 1st, 2014, I began serving as the interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Oregon, WI. I left FPC June 30, 2016. My wife Dee and ...