New Here

St. John's Lutheran Church is a place to learn about and receive Jesus through God's gifts of Word and Sacrament. If you are new to worshiping God or have never attended worship at St. John's, we hope you find the information below helpful. Please feel free to contact Rev. Joel Heckmann (, (405) 263-7311) if you have any additional questions before or after visiting our services. Church elders and ushers are also available to answer any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome at St. John's and we hope you will worship with us soon!


St. John's Lutheran Church, through the work of the Holy Spirit, empowers its people to be disciples of Jesus Christ, proclaim the gospel and witness Christ's love to all people.  


Our services follow the liturgy from the Lutheran Service Book and include traditional hymns and occasionally a contemporary song or two.  What to wear? You may wear casual or dress clothes to St. John's. You will be welcomed as you are.


Sunday School and Bible Study begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and Worship at 10:15 a.m.  We also have a 6:00 p.m. Worship service on Saturday. Please take advantage of our designated visitor parking spaces. 


St. John's Lutheran Church is located at 408 W Colorado Avenue in Okarche. 


God loves us. We worship to receive His gifts of forgiveness, life, salvation, and comfort, and then give thanks and praise for His many blessings. We believe in the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. To learn more, visit our "Beliefs" page.


Our worship service is outlined in the weekly bulletin that is available as you enter the church from our ushers. Information not in the bulletin is primarily found in the Lutheran Service Book found in the racks on the back of the pew in front of where you are sitting. We also implement a slideshow containing the contents of the service, projected for anyone to use during the worship service.

How Much?

The offering is a time for the congregation to give back to God and to be stewards of our world, our community, and our church. If you feel moved to give at the offering, feel free, but there are no expectations.

Contact Us!

If you have additional questions, call us at (405)263-7311 or email us at