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Looking for a place to worship?

Come Worship With Us!

Our Sunday Worship Services are at 10:45a.m
Communion is offered the First Sunday of the month

104 East Street, Essex Iowa  51638
There is an elevator located on the East side of the church

Our Mission Statement


We, members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Essex, Iowa believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and know God so loved the world He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior.
We recognize God’s word is found in the Holy Scriptures and through prayerful study of these Scriptures God’s will is made known to us.

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Pentecost Season

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The Festival of Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday and typically falls between mid-May or early June. It is the longest season of the church year, extending to the season of Advent. Whereas the other seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter) emphasize some aspect of the life of Jesus, Pentecost emphasizes the life of the Spirit-infused church—disciples in action.

The Festival of Pentecost is a wonderful occasion to incorporate the Affirmation of Baptism into worship—

either for confirmands and/or the whole congregation. The Holy Spirit is still at work, calling, gathering, and empowering followers of Jesus to grow in discipleship.


Hear the word of God

and share the Lord's


Live among God's

faithful people


Proclaim the good

news of God

Serve all people

Strive for justice and




The five gifts of discipleship can be divided into two categories:

Inward Gifts of Discipleship: MY life is blessed!

1) Live among God’s faithful people

2) Hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper

Outward Gifts of Discipleship: MY life blesses others!

3) Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed

4) Serve all people, following the example of Jesus

5) Strive for justice and peace in all the earth

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Pastor Edward Bastedo is currently serving our congregation.
His contact information is:
Home:  831-578-8899
Office:  712-246-8768

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