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.

Advent and Christmas Activities

Advent services Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at 7:30 pm.  

If you like to sing, join us for Cantata practice Sunday, Dec, 2 and 16 after the  church service.  We will also be practicing Wednesdays after the Advent services on December 5,12,19 at about 8 pm.  

All St. John's women are invited to have dinner together at J J Winn's on Dec. 13 at 6 pm. Please call the church at 419-485-3736 to make reservations.

Caroling on Dec. 16.  Meet at the church at 3:30 pm

Children's Christmas  Program
will be held on Sunday, December 23 at both the 8 am and 10 am services

Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 9 pm.  Featuring candles, carols, Cantata, and communion.  

Regular Schedule of Sunday Services :
8:00 a.m. Praise and Worship with
                Contemporary Music (1st Sun.
                   of the month has a                                       Traditional Service.)  
 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Catechism
10:00 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Regular Wednesday night activities:
6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Catechism 
          High School Fellowship                   
6:30-6:55 p.m. Junior Choir 
                         Mini Lutherans
6:55-7:05 p.m. Bell Choir
7:05-7:30 p.m. Cherub Choir 
                        Junior Lutherans

7:30-8:30 p.m. Senior Choir  

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)


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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