We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and we conform our lives to his by:
- Being a presence in the community
- Nurturing children in faith
- Providing a place to belong
- Showing compassion to those in need
St John Lutheran of Ely’s Vision:
Guided by the four tenets of our mission statement, St. John strives to live in the light of God’s love each and every day. God continues to call each one of us forward in Christ -equipping us to share time, talents, and gifts for the sake of others.
Whether you’re coming from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, or the surrounding communities of Solon, Shueyville, or Swisher, you’re just a short drive away from Ely, Iowa. As a bedroom community located in the heart of so much activity, it’s our mission to provide a center for growing, sharing, and belonging as a people in Christ. St. John is a place for meetings and gatherings. It’s a place that partners with local leaders and programs, and it’s a place where friends and neighbors come together.