St. John Lutheran


Oskaloosa, Iowa

Sharing the Joy

of His Name

Spiritual Helps

Prayers, Creeds and Scripture to bring you closer to the Triune God.

Colors of the Church - Green

The Sundays following Pentecost, observed as "the time of the church," share a somewhat similar theme as that of Epiphany. Affectionately called the season of the "green meadow," no doubt due to the fact of green being the established color, these Sundays also emphasize the subject of growth. Green is a neutral color, but there is nothing colorless about our need to grow and mature as disciples of Jesus Christ. That's why the "green meadow" time of the church year is so lengthy. Time must be given to encourage all worshipers to maintain their faith through the constant use of God's means of grace.

Learn more... The Colors or the Liturgical Seasons.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive thosewho trespass against us.And lead
us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever and ever.

Witness, Mercy,

Life Together

In Christ, for the Church

and in the World.