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Luther Library

LutherLibrarySince it’s re-opening in 1983, the Luther Library has been serving the community of St. John’s by sharing the word of God through books & video. The latest location beside the Worship Center in the Education Building is open and inviting to all. You can check out books and videos on Sundays during Sunday School from 9:45 to 10:45, but you are welcome to stop by nearly anytime to come curl up and enjoy a book.

Borrowing Books

All material taken from the library must first be checked out at the circulation desk. Books are loaned for 3 weeks. When you check out at the circulation desk, a date stamp will be placed on the due card attached to the back of the book that tells you the date the book is due. If you need a book for longer than 2 weeks, just ask. You may borrow up to 3 books at a time.

Requirements to check out DVD

Name/Address/Phone number. Be a St. John’s member over 18 years of age. If under 18 years of age, parent/guardian must sign for you. DVD’s are required to be returned in 1 week or late fees will be charged.
When you sign out a DVD you take on the responsibility for all damages.  If lost or returned with scratches, etc., you are responsible for replacing.


You are not allowed to check-out additional books/videos if you have overdue materials. Once everything has been returned you can again check out items from the library.

New Movies now available on DVD in the Library:

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Soul Surfer:

A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Gifted Hands:

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. Young Ben Carson didn’t have much of a chance. Growing up in a broken home amongst poverty and prejudice, his grades suffered and his temper flared. And yet, his mother never lost her faith in him. Insisting he follow the opportunities she never had, she helped to grow his imagination, intelligence and, most importantly, his belief in himself. That faith would be his gift – the thing that would drive him to follow his dream of becoming one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons.

The Little Drummer Boy:

In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus.  A story of generosity, hope, and love, this timeless tale will warm the hearts of children everywhere!

Sara and the Starfish:

For generations, the story of The Child and the Starfish; has won the hearts and minds of people around the world with its simple yet inspiring message that one person can make a difference. Now this timeless fable magically comes to life in the enchanting and heartwarming story of Sara and the Starfish. Sara loves spending summer vacation with her family at their cottage by the sea. But when a violent storm washes a baby starfish up onto the shore, Sara discovers that their paths are destined to cross in a profound way. It will take the combined efforts of Sara, her brother Josh, their friend Toby, and their faithful dog Flagg to save the tiny starfish from tragedy. Featuring the original song: There’s Someone Looking Out for You and Me. Special features include: Sing Along with Sara, Spanish sub-titles, DVD Storybook.

Facing the Giants:

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Really Woolly The Tree of Life:

Join the Woolly family for an exciting adventure! For as long as they can remember, Jacob and Grace have loved playing in the tree across the street from their pasture. But when construction begins on a new road through Wollyville, the city informs the Wollys that the tree will have to be cut down. At first, Grace and Jacob can’t bear the thought of losing their favorite place to play. But with the help of their family and the wisdom of the Bible, they soon discover that sometimes, we must lose something we love for the greater good. Christian families will appreciate The Tree of Life as a resource for discussing with the kids the sadness of death and the joy of resurrection!

Big Idea’s Jonah:

Get ready as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure in Big Idea’s first full-length feature film. Filled with music, laughs and some of the silliest adventurers ever to be swallowed whole, this is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you’ve never seen it before — a story where we learn that one of the best gifts you can give — or get — is a second chance.


In an attempt to save his marriage, A firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as “The Love Dare”.

The Perfect Game:

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Heroes of the Bible:

A baby, a quest, and the wild, wild West! Three great heroic stories of the Bible featuring the stories of Moses, Miram and Jospeh — all on one DVD!

If you have any questions concerning the library please contact:

Sharon Betston – 301-824-3121
Becky Keller – 301-733-2857