About Us

Baptism is God’s gift to us, and in it we receive God’s grace and we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to love each other, care for each other, and facilitate social justice.

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What We Believe as Lutherans

We are uniquely Lutheran. As such we believe we are saved by God’s grace alone, and that grace is not earned but a free gift from God, as evidenced in the Word.

Accordingly, we are free to respond to God’s love by loving others and living a life of discipleship and service to our neighbors.

Luther’s teachings help us to understand this freedom, allowing us as free people to share and love and grace of Christ.


St. John Lutheran Church was established in Abingdon, Virginia in 1965. It has a rich history and a committed congregation. If you’re interested, take a deeper dive!