*Dear saints,


This morning we learned that Washington County has lifted all restrictions. With the full reopening the Sunday service schedule has been returned to normal for this Sunday, June 7, with one service at 9:30 a.m. The option to attend and commune outside or in the parish hall will remain. Continue to exercise good judgment and common sense, as you all have been doing so well, and be mindful that some people may still want or need to be more socially distant than others. We have all learned in these past days that none of us is owed public worship but that it is given as a gift. Let us make use of it!


“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord!” (Psalm 122:1).




Pastor Hayes

*We now have a YouTube channel where you may access all of our videos from this point forward; click here to be taken to the site or click on the video of this Sunday's service (Second Sunday after Trinity) below:


*Please click here for an announcement about this summer's "Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World" VBS!

*Higher Things has a devotion for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity from Luke 6:36-42;  click here to read it!

*Higher Things® is pleased to provide free daily devotions, called “Reflections” for youth and their families.  These Reflections are centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are based upon each day’s texts from the weekly readings in the one-year lectionary and from Luther’s Small Catechism. They are offering Daily Reflections for Pentecost through Trinity 4, May 31st through July 11th. Reflections are available as a printable booklet and in a variety of formats. Click here to access this!

*Concordia Publishing House (CPH) has a short devotion that is titled, "Four Bible Verses For Rejoicing Even When You Don't Feel Like It;" click here if you'd like to read it.


Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
No Sunday School & Adult Bible Class at this time.


Bulletins uploaded by noon on Saturday



Since 1878 St. John Ev. Lutheran Church of rural Palmer has been a community of faith that was, is, and always will be firmly built on the foundation of God's Son Jesus Christ.  This church is a member of Circuit 7, Kansas District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.



Updated with the Fourth Sunday after Trinity

July 5th, 2020

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Sermons & Recorded Services

Updated with the Second Sunday after Trinity

June 21st, 2020

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A video of today's service can be accessed in the announcements section!


New Cross and Ball

From Campbellsville Industries Inc.:

A decorative gold leaf cross for St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer, Kansas. The cross was given a 23 ½ K gold lead finish and turned out beautifully. The cross mast is fabricated from 3” x 5” aluminum tube, is 6’-0” in height with a 20” diameter ball, and cross arms and vertical mast that come to a 4-way point. The cross has a much larger decorative base assembly that goes below the cross and ball and is not shown, as it was not a part of the gold leafing.

St. John Church Council


 St. John Ev. Lutheran Church is served by the men and women of the church council.  The church council is made up of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, the Board of Elders, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Education, and the Board of Evangelism Chairman.  Learn more about who is serving and what they do on Church Council.


Fellowship Groups

Communion Statement

Pastor's Column

Kansas District

Edgar Fajen Memorial Fund

This fund is set up to assist members of St. John who are going into full time church work.  It also includes opportunities for helping pay off church work student loan debt, assist members of Circuit 7 churches who are going into full time church work, and support education related projects by groups at St. John.


We ascribe to the Lutheran Confessions and believe the Bible is the sole authority and foundation of all the doctrines that we teach and confess. Please visit the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod's website to see a more detailed description of the Lutheran faith.



St. John Ev. Lutheran Church

312 National Rd, Palmer, KS 66962, USA

Pastor Hayes: pastor.hayes@outlook.com        (785) 692-4228

secretary: theresa_meier@yahoo.com               (785) 692-4266

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