Worship Style

Our Divine Worship services at St. John's follow a liturgical style - one reminiscent of the early church. Why? We believe an orderly sharing of God's Word keeps the focus on the cross, not the musical or speaking fads of the day.

You will hear in each service God's Word from the Old and New Testament, along with one of the foundational creeds (Apostles, Nicene, or Athanasian Creeds) crafted by the Holy Spirit among early church leaders. 

You may also share in the confession of sins, followed by the sweet words of absolution expressed by our pastors as the very words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Our music reflects and enhances the message of the service, allowing worshipers another way of receiving God's Word rather than simply being entertained. 

Might this traditional worship style seem "old fashioned" to some who aren't familiar with this style? Possibly. (But isn't that refreshing in an era when fast-paced change can leave us hungry for what is timeless?) 

Yet we believe at St. John's Lutheran Church that the pure sharing of God's Word requires a reverence that is truly immutable ... and may, in fact, be comforting to many who have grown  weary from the bombardment of technology and trends that dominate so many other aspects of our everyday lives.

If you want to learn more about our worship our beliefs, you are welcome to call the church office at (405) 794-5462. For more in-depth information, you may explore belief statements of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Join Us in Worship

Worship Opportunities


Sunday Worship Services

08:00am and 10:30am

In the Sanctuary

or on Facebook live if cancelled

Sunday School


At St. John's School

Adult Bible Study


In Blanchard Hall

Wednesday Worship Service


In the Sanctuary

or on Facebook live if cancelled

Mid-Week Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, 11:00am

In Blanchard Hall

The Lord's Supper-Communion Statement

St. John's Lutheran Church administers the Sacrament in what is often called a "close communion" manner.

Here's the specific statement of our congregation:

Worship at St. John's Lutheran Church is open to all; however, as a matter of faith, we practice closed communion. The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another (Matthew 26:26–28, Mark 14:22–24, Luke 22:17–20, 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood without understanding (1 Cor. 11:27-30) do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this alter, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, hold a confession different from that of this congregation or are living in a lifestyle contrary to God's Word refrain and speak with one of our pastors.