Our Story

St. John's…

Is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA.)  We are part of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod and the Crow River Conference.  


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St. John's has been serving the greater Annandale area since 1886.


The MISSION of St. John's is to "experience, live, and share the love of Jesus Christ."  We seek to fulfill DiSCIPLes.  

The marks of a faithful DiSCIPLe are :

  • Devoted worship (worship weekly)   
  • Scripture-focused (read my Bible)
  • Caring neighbor (serve in and beyond St. John's)
  • Inviting friend *encourage faith in others)
  • Prayer-powered (pray daily)
  • Living giving (give of my God-given time, talents and treasures)            

Click here to view the St. John's 2017 Constitution

What We Believe

The Bible:

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that none may add or take away from it.


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The Trinity:

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and these three are one God.


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The Church:

We believe that the Church consists of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and made new people in Christ Jesus.


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The Savior:

We believe that all that have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that through the death and risen power of Christ, all who believe and confess Jesus as Lord can be saved from the penalty and power of sin.


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The Healer:

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the healer and that healing is provided for in the atonement.


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The Coming King:

We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive to Himself all born again believers.


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The Gifts:

We believe that the Church should claim and express the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10).