St. John's Lutheran Church

"we preach Christ crucified"

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"The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?" (1 Corinthians 10:16)

This congregation is a member church of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. As such, we practice the ancient custom of closed communion. This is to say that we welcome all people to hear the Gospel proclaimed and to participate in worship, but Communion is reserved for those who share in our confession of faith which is in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11:23-29. We believe that in The Lord's Supper, we receive the true body and blood of Jesus in, with, and under, the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. We instruct both our youth and adult members in the basics of our faith prior to communing with us and ask that if you desire to also do so that you see the pastor to arrange for instruction.

To see a summary of our confession of faith, check out the What We Believe page.


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St. John's Lutheran Church — 500 North Cumberland, Russellville, AR 72801 — 479-968-1309