St. John Lutheran Church Celebrates a Century

The History of St. John Lutheran Church & School in Rochester In early 1920, a small band of first- and second-generation German immigrants living in Rochester decided it was time to stop riding the interurban car to Royal Oak to attend church services. They asked their pastor, the Rev. Otto H. Frincke of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Royal Oak, to help them form a congregation in their own town. Their first exploratory meetings were held in the home of Charles and Anna Kitchenmaster on Drace … [Read more...]

St. John Lutheran Church Presents Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

The St. John Lutheran Church musicians and choirs present the Advent message of hope and grace in a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Originating in England, the Service of Lessons and Carols is a century-old worship format that combines scripture readings, choral anthems, and familiar carols sung by the gathered congregation. It was inaugurated on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge, and was based on an order of … [Read more...]

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park returns on Sunday, August 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a family friendly outdoor Worship and Picnic event featuring uplifting music and a message of hope for families and the community. A free Picnic Lunch, Ice Cream Social and fun-filled games, activities, and entertainment for all ages will follow. A Health/Wellness Fair includes blood pressure screenings and fitness … [Read more...]

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park Celebrates 20 Years

The Rochester community is invited to the twentieth annual “Family Praise and Picnic in the Park” celebration on Sunday, August 26, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Band Shell in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy St. John Lutheran's family friendly outdoor Worship and Picnic event featuring uplifting music and a message of hope for families and the community. A free Picnic Lunch, Ice Cream Social, games, activities, and entertainment for all ages … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Symphony Orchestra for a Free Concert in the Park

Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will present For Amber Waves. This free concert in the Rochester Municipal Park is the final event of the Kiwanis sponsored summer series of performances.  Pops, Classics, and Patriotic selections will fill the night air once again under the direction of Maestro Zeljko Milicevic. If it should rain – no worries – the concert will play on at St. John Lutheran Church located at University and Helen. Bring a lawn chair, a … [Read more...]