About St. John's

For more than 160 years, St. John's has been part of the Newburg community.

Life is hard.

It's easy to look around and see so much pain - especially now as our communities face struggles like none we've seen before. From financial stress and unwelcome change to health challenges and the daily grind, life is hard.

Where can you turn if life feels off? If the people you've depended on have let you down or disappeared? What can bring comfort when every new day brings only more anxiety?

Find peace. Find hope. Find life.
In Jesus.

When life feels broken; when hope feels impossible; when the days feel long — Jesus is here.

His hope is for you, right now. At St. John's, we live this belief through our commitment to the sharing the truth of God's Word, loving our neighbors, service in our community to people and children of all backgrounds.

There's a place for you at St. John's - no matter where you've been or where you're going.


Our Mission

United in the one, saving faith, St. John's of Newburg exists to glorify the triune God by ministering to all its members and the world with the Gospel in Word and Sacrament.

What We Believe

St. John's Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church, affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

What we believe and teach is rooted in God's perfect Word. Because we know it never changes, we know we can base our faith upon it.


We believe there is only one true God who is holy, eternal, and has all power and wisdom. In the Bible, God reveals himself as Triune — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:18-20

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God's Word. It's true and without error.

2 Timothy 3:15-16


We believe that in six days God created the heavens and the earth — and all that is in them thousands of years ago.

Genesis 1

Man & Woman

We believe that all people are special creations of God, created in God's own image.

Genesis 1:26-27


We believe that we lost the image of God when Adam & Eve gave into the temptation of Satan in the Garden of Eden. This separated us from God, unable to reconcile ourselves to him.

Genesis 3

The Gospel

We believe that the gospel is the good news that our loving God sent Jesus Christ to take away the sins of all people. Because of Jesus' perfect life and sacrificial death, we are fully and freely forgiven.

Romans 1:16-17


We believe Jesus is God the Son, born of the virgin Mary, and that he suffered and died on the cross to pay for all of our sins.

Luke 1:26-38


We believe Jesus rose on Easter morning, conquering death. And because he rose, so will we. 

Ephesians 2:4-7

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit creates faith in our hearts through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 12:3

The Church

We believe that there is one holy, Christian church, made up of all who believe in Jesus.

Ephesians 4:3-6


We believe that Jesus washes away sin and people of all ages become God's children through baptism.

Galatians 3:26-27


We believe God's love and forgiveness is ours through Jesus' true body and blood in the Lord's supper.

Matthew 26:26-29


We believe that because of Jesus, we have a full, free forgiven life.

John 10:10

Meet Our Pastors


Jon Arndt

Pastor Arndt joined St. John's in 2020 after having served congregations in Dousman, Wisconsin and Petoskey, Michigan.

He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern College and Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.


Kurt Schaser

Pastor Schaser began his ministry at Luther Preparatory High School in Watertown, Wisconsin, serving as religion instructor, dorm supervisor and soccer coach. He received a call to serve as pastor at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska in 2003.

In 2013, he accepted the call to serve as pastor at St. John's.

Pastor Schaser received his Bachelor's degree from Martin Luther College and Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.