St. John's Lutheran Church
st. john's lutheran church - montpelier OH - 419.485.3736

Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church in Montpelier OH, where we have faithfully proclaimed the love of Jesus Christ to the people of our surrounding area for over 150 years!  Our region has seen many changes through the years, but two wonderful truths have not changed - the blessings of God in Jesus our Savior, and the warmth and friendliness of the church family here at St. John's.

For us, worship is not a "spectator sport".  We will put you to work singing, reading, and participating in our services.  Maybe you will be working on our mission trips.  Perhaps teaching our youth is a good fit for you.  There are many ways to serve at St. John's.

St. John's offers the following weekly Sunday services:
  • 8 a.m. - Praise and Worship (a more relaxed service with contemporary music)
  • 9 a.m. - Sunday School classes for all ages, including two adult classes
  • 10 a.m. - Traditional Worship (traditional liturgy and hymns)
  • A staffed nursery is available at the 10 a.m. service.
Other services are held throughout the year as well including: Wednesday Lenten Services; Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday; Easter Sunrise; Mid-week Advent Services; and Christmas Eve Service, just to name a few.
We love having visitors and look forward to meeting you and worshiping together.



March 19, 2020 from Church Council –Church services will be suspended until April 4th.  We will reevaluate first week of April to determine if we have the April 5th (Palm Sunday) service.  

March 19, 2020 from Pastor Paul - I can also announce that I will be in the church building on Sunday morning from 8 am – 12 noon, in case anyone feels the need and wants to stop over for private prayer and communion.

And, of course, the 10:00 Sunday, March 22 Worship will be live-streamed.  This past Wednesday night’s Lenten Service, (March 18) we had 34 views, and Facebook says we have since reached 406 people.  Wednesday’s service has also been uploaded to St. John's brand-new Youtube channel.  Thanks, Nathan Baker!

Regular Schedule of Sunday Services 
8:00 a.m. Praise and Worship with
 Contemporary Music will be suspended (1st Sun.
 of the month has a Traditional     Service with Praise music.)  
 9:00 a.m. All Youth Sunday School activities are cancelled until further notice.
10:00 a.m.Traditional Worship online  only.

Regular Wednesday night activities
All Youth activities, choirs, classes and Senior choir are cancelled until further notice.

 Join us for Lent Service only on Wednesday,  25, and April 1 only online also. 


St John's is developing an email newsletter. If you would like to receive news about St. John's and our ministry by email, contact the church office:

           Pastor Paul Gruetter           

Pastor Paul began serving at St. John's in 2011.  A native Ohioan, Pastor Paul is a graduate of Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  
He is married to Joy, who is a private music teacher. They have two adult children, and three grandsons.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys tennis, music, gardening, watching college basketball, and cheering for the Cleveland Indians (he has even seen the Indians lose in eight different cities!).

Contact Pastor Paul by email at, or by phone at his office (419-485-3736) or his cell (567-201-3455)

We welcome our new Intern, Chris Boyd who arrived May 15.  He will be here for one year. 


St. John's is a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church.  For more information about the NALC, click below:

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Church council has implemented a policy about weather cancellations for St. John’s events.  Worship services will only be cancelled if Williams County is under a Level Three snow emergency.  Cancellations of other church activities will be decided by the leaders of those activities.

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