Worship With Us


Saturdays – 5:30 p.m.

Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Contemporary Worship: 10:00 a.m.

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About Our Worship Services

Our highest calling as Christian people is to worship God. At St. John’s of Highland, we build our mission around the weekend worship assembly of God’s people. Our privilege is to have talented musicians who lead worship. Our 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday liturgies are led by our organist and choir director, Joe Tuttle. One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) settings are always used at these services.

Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m., our liturgy is led by our talented band of contemporary musicians directed by guitar and keyboard player, Ron Baling.  In addition to CCM (Contemporary Christian Music), Ron has written many songs as well as the communion liturgy.

In a community of diverse musical preferences, we take pride in providing faithful word and sacrament liturgies for all who worship God, along with opportunities to participate in music for members of all ages. Participation can range from sharing your musical talents with one of our choirs to celebrating our Contemporary prelude with a variety of rhythm instruments (open to children of all ages!).

Currently, we have an active contemporary ensemble, a traditional chancel choir, a handbell choir, an a capella group and a youth choir. We frequently add instrumentalists and soloists to our special services. To participate in any of our music ministries, contact one of the music directors via the church office.

Communion at St. John’s

Communion is one of the two sacraments observed by the Evangelical Church of America (the other is Baptism). We have an open table for communion – all baptized Christians are welcome to receive the sacrament. We give thanks for this wonderful means of grace that we can share together!

St. John’s of Highland currently uses wafers and wine for the meal. Individuals come forward and receive the host first, and then proceed to the chalice for wine to be poured into a small communion cup. Individually wrapped gluten free hosts are also available, as are prefilled glasses of grape juice for those who cannot have wine.

For those who are worshipping at home with our weekly livestream, we provide prefilled, consecrated communion cups in our vestibule for pickup starting on Friday morning through Sunday morning.

While St. John’s offers a class on communion for fourth graders and their families, we allow parents to determine when their child is ready to receive this sacrament. In these cases, a child can either join the communion class if it is coming up, or they can meet with one of the pastors, along with their parents, for one-on-one instruction. If a student has already received communion but has not attended the communion class, they are invited to participate in order to have the full educational experience. We are always thankful when people join us for this sacramental meal!