On June 1, 1914, a small group of people established the first congregation of St. John Lutheran Church, a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since that time, much has changed both in our congregation and our community, but the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ has remained the same.

St. John is a congregation of those gathered in the name of the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—around His saving Word and Sacraments. Sharing the message of the forgiveness of sins that is ours in Christ Jesus, we are committed to the pure preaching of God’s Word. Our mission, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is to further God’s kingdom, reaching out in an effort to save the lost and strengthen the saved.


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Location Information


St. John Lutheran Church--LCMS

710 Franklin Avenue SW

Wadena, MN  56482

Phone:  (218) 631-3000

Email: stjohnwadena1@yahoo.com

Pastor Meltzer's Email:  stjohnwadenapastor@yahoo.com

St. John Lutheran Church, Wadena, MN

               This Week at St. John                      

"Jesus said, 'I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'" Matthew 16:18


During these difficult times, and the uncertainty surrounding the spread of Covid-19, in an effort to most effectively meet the physical and spiritual needs of our congregation, we will forego gathering in large numbers.  Instead of regularly scheduled services, Pastor will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Sunday mornings for any and all desiring to hear the Word, confess their sins, be absolved, and receive the Lord's Supper. Simply call ahead or stop in. 


Please know that the doors of St. John Lutheran Church will remain open to anyone desiring a Sanctuary for prayer and meditation. As always, Pastor is either at church, or available, 24/7 to attend any physical, emotional, or spiritual needs.


"Jesus said, 'Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.'" Matthew 18:20



Note the following changes:  

  • Sunday School classes have been cancelled until                    further notice.

  • Faith, Family, and Fellowship has been postponed.

  • ALL Guild meetings cancelled until further notice.

  • Stitch & Chatter cancelled until further notice.

  • Pictorial Directory pictures postponed.

  • Rummage sale has been postponed.                  




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