As a Lutheran congregation, we are committed to guiding adults from a Biblical perspective toward Christ-like Discipleship.


Our Vision for Adults:

  • That they will know Jesus Christ.
  • That they will know God’s Word.
  • That they will know themselves and grow in their own spiritual walk.
  • That they are prepared, able, and desire to share the love of Christ with others.
  • That they will demonstrate their faith, as they mature, through good works.

How you can get connected:

  • Attend a Sunday morning class
  • Attend a weekday Bible study
  • Participate in a Friends N Faith Group (FNF)
  • Join us on a Women’s or Men’s Retreat
  • Serve by volunteering to lead or assist in a class, a small group, an FNF group, help out in our church library, and/or by joining one of our retreat teams.

Pastor Mariola Bergquist 830-249-3651 ext 206

9:15am -10:15am Every Sunday:


“God Talk”

Room 119: We talk about God – His character and His promises – as He is revealed through the Bible and manifested in Jesus Christ. Led by Peggy Hoppes


Room 118: Studying “The Life of Martin Luther. An Historical Journey and Bible Study”. This study has been written in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. It takes participants through the circumstances and events of the life of Martin Luther as it reflects on the biblical themes underlying the Lutheran Reformation. Led by Richard Wagner

“The Bible in a Year”

Room 217. Led by Patsy Shields


Room 216: On Sunday, September 10th, we will be starting a new Bible Study just developed by the NALC: “Graying in Grace: Assisting adults in clinging to the faithful promises of God and ‘Walking alongside’ those who want to grow”. Led by Lanne Brehmer

“Faith Steps”

Room 215: “Four Portraits, One Jesus” by Mark Strauss, a study of the Gospels. Led by George Klein

“Christianity and the Controversies”

Do you enjoy discussing relevant ideas and topics? Are you looking for ways to apply your Christian faith in the modern world? Are you concerned about the erosion of Christianity from the marketplace of ideas?

Each week, we discuss how the Bible relates to a variety of historical and current modern issues. Past topics include free speech, public prayer, the Inquisition, capitalism, music, war, and slavery.

This class will meet in the sanctuary immediately following the early service. Classes begin on September 10. Our first topic is “Christianity and Millenials: Why aren’t young people going to church anymore?” Led by TJ Bazzoon




Men’s Study: 7:00 -8:30 pm, Shepherd House; led by Matt Olson



Men’s Breakfast: every other week, 6:30 am, Family Life Center; the Serendipity Bible for Men.



W.O.W. Women’s Bible study; Beginning September 6th – October 18th, 9-10:30 am; Room 118. Studying “Nehemiah” by Kelly Minter. Class led by Michelle Waters.

KOINONIA: Will resume September 6th.



“Precept”: women’s study; 9:15-11:15 am; room 118. led by Pastor Mariola



Friends N Faith Groups at St. John Lutheran are small groups within the congregation, formed each January, for the purpose of helping members get to know fellow members and develop friendships out of this community of faith. The groups are centered around various activities that define each group but all are meant to:

  • Help members know one another and foster friendships between members in Christian fellowship
  • Provide a specific group to whom each participant becomes a primary minister to fellow members of the group, caring for and encouraging one another in their faith journey
  • Provide the context for the group to provide service and ministry beyond the group


Current FNF Groups:

Below is a list of our current Friends ‘N Faith Groups, when they meet, and who to contact if you’re interested in attending:


LUNCH BUNCH: This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at different restaurants. Contact Elizabeth Markell at 830-755-4410.

EAT OUT GROUP: This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at different restaurants .Contact Kjell & Arliss Oliverson at 830-981-8501.

DOMINOES: This group meets on the 1st Sunday of each month at 6:00p.m. in Luther Hall. Contact Patsy Brehmer at 830-816-2221.

84 DOMINOES: This group meets on the 5th Sunday of the month at 6 pm in Luther Hall. Contact Dave Smith at 830-537-9120.

HAND AND FOOT CANASTA: This group meets on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Contact Dave Smith at 830-537-9120.

QUILTING: This group meets on the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month from 9-11 am to make quilts for LWR, & Our Daily Bread ministry. Contact Doris Beath at 210-698-2737

BASKETBALL: This group meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Contact Zack Fisher at 830-816-4452.

FABULOUS FOLDERS: This group meets every Friday morning in room 212 at 9:00 a.m. to fold bulletins. Contact Claudia Culvert at the church office at 830-249-3651.

MARVELOUS MAILERS: This group meets as needed to help with church mailings. Contact Deneice Cheves at the church office. 830-249-3651

MEN’S BREAKFAST: This group meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. in the Small Dining Room. Contact the church office for more information. 830-249-3651

MEN’S LUNCH: This group meets for lunch every third Monday of the month at Mamacita’s at 11:30 am. For more information, contact Bart Graves during regular business hours at 210-734-8007 or


1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”