Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church

104 Central Ave North

P.O. Box 432

Mapleton, MN 56065

Phone: 1-507-524-3615

Email: stjohnslutheran.mapletonmn@gmail.com

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St. John's is excited to announce a new eGiving (online giving) and GivePlus mobile option. Through your contributions, the message of faith can continue to be shared, giving people the strength and compassion needed to make it through difficult times such as these.

As God's people, made in His image, we are giving people. This eGiving service, Vanco, provides tools to make giving simple even when you're unable to attend church, and it's safe and secure.

To access the GIVEPLUS Mobile option, please go to your app store and download to your device.  Please click on the link below to access the eGiving page for St. John Lutheran Church. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

EGIVING-Click Here


OFFICE MANAGER- St. John Lutheran is looking for a part-time (20-25 hours a week) Office Manager to help support the ministry of our church. Microsoft office/bookkeeping skills, proficient written and oral communication skills, and excellent lay listening is a must. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Cindy Rossow; cindy.rossow.2@mnsu.edu




Worship Practices Updates!


With the ever-changing nature of the pandemic threat over the past year and a half, we are glad to be currently restriction-free. We do, however, continue to think of safe practices. Masks are still welcome, but not required. Please keep an awareness of physical spacing, allowing some distance when possible. When passing the peace or greeting at the end of worship, extend a peace sign, a bow or a fist bump if you prefer not to shake hands.  Above all, be kind and respect others' choices. We look forward to seeing one another in the pews on Sunday!


ONLINE-SERVICES will continue to be broadcast for anyone who is not feeling well, has been in contact with a person testing positive for the virus or for any reason prefers to worship that way

COMMUNION PRACTICES- We have now returned to celebrating communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. Whenever communion is offered, it will first be served to those who wish/need to receive the elements where they are seated. Please raise your hand so the servers can identify you and come to you.

First Sunday: Communion will be served at the rail for those who are comfortable coming forward. The pattern or flow for coming forward will be a little different than in the past. Follow the directions of the ushers, as the pulpit side of the congregation will commune first, then the lectern side. Pre-filled, self-contained cup/wafer units are available at the bottom of the step railing, for you to pick up and bring to the altar rail if that is your preference.   We will serve continuously, with all receiving the blessing after all have been served.

Third Sunday: Communion will be served by coming forward to a station in the front of the Worship Center. There you can pick up an individual cup of wine from a tray and be offered a wafer from Pastor Steve, or use one of pre-filled, self-contained cup/wafer units (on a stand at the end of the aisle).



Feel free to send your offerings or correspondence to:

St. John Lutheran Church

P.O. Box 432

Mapleton, MN 56065


For IMMEDIATE administrative needs, please call Jill at 507-317-9485. 

For IMMEDIATE pastoral needs, please call Pastor Steve at 507-399-1842.

We continue to pray for your health and safety and for the community's security and wholeness.

God' Peace, Comfort and Courage Be With You,

And may God Bless You Today!


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Please download the links below to access the bulletin and weekly insert for past and upcoming services.


October 17 Bulletin

Large Print Bulletin

Weekly News Insert

Worship Reflections for Confirmands


October 24 Bulletin

Large Print Bulletin

Weekly News Insert

Worship Reflections for Confirmands





















10/24                   Choir practice @ 8:30 a.m.

                                Worship @ 9:30 a.m./NO Sunday School (MEA)

                                Coffee Hour after worship

10/25                   Quilting from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

10/26                   Quilting from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

10/27                   Confirmation from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

                                Youth Gathering Information Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

10/31                   Choir practice @ 8:30 a.m.

                                Worship @ 9:30 a.m./Sunday School from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

                                Coffee Hour after worship

11/1                      Quilting from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

11/2                      Quilting from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

11/3                      Confirmation from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

11/4                      Parish Ed Mtg. @ 6:30 p.m.

11/7                      Choir practice @ 8:30 a.m.

                                All Saints Sunday/Worship @ 9:30 a.m.

                             Sunday School from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

                             Coffee Hour after worship

For details on the events listed above or to view more about our programs, please click on the link below. Thanks!

News Insert


2022 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING: To download a copy of the youth or adult registration form, please click on the links below.

Youth Registration Form

Adult Registration Form










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