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Not a problem! In fact, we don’t care if you’ve never been to church. Our worship service is easy to follow and doesn’t require that you have any past church experience. All are welcome to worship the Triune God!

Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Most people dress in business or business casual attire for worship. However, we’re pretty sure what you wear doesn’t matter to God, so it doesn’t to us either.

While St John Nottingham is a Missouri Synod Lutheran church, we welcome all people seeking to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Being Lutheran isn’t nearly as important as simply having a heart to seek your Savior. If you want to learn more about Lutheran doctrine, that is certainly an option. But it’s absolutely not a requirement for attending.

We offer Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

St John Nottingham believes, teaches and confesses that the Lord’s Supper is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the bread and wine, given to us Christians to eat and to drink. We hold that the bread and the wine in the Supper are the true body and blood of Christ and that these are given and received into the mouths of all who commune. Those who believe the promise: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” receive forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. This promise, along with the bodily eating and drinking, is the main thing in the Sacrament.

While the Lord’s Supper is always a personal matter, it is never a private matter. That is an important truth that is often overlooked. Those who commune at the same altar are thereby declaring publically that they are united in the doctrine of the Apostles (Acts 2:42). Therefore, fellowship in the Supper is church fellowship. This is what is taught by Holy Scripture in 1 Corinthians 10 and 11.

On the basis of God’s Holy Word, St John Nottingham continues to practice the ancient, Biblical and confessional practice of close communion as an opportunity to give joyful witness to our unity in the true faith. We practice close communion with the belief that this is what the Lord would have us do as we faithfully administer His body and blood in His holy Sacrament

If you are not a current member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we ask that you refrain from partaking in the Lord’s Supper until you have had an opportunity to meet with our Pastor or Deacon.

However, everyone is invited to come forward for a blessing whether or not they’re communing. If you come forward for a blessing only, place a finger on your lips as the bread and wine are distributed.