St John's Lutheran Church, La Grange IL 60525 (LCMS)

St. John's Lutheran Church and School
47th Street and Brainard Avenue, La Grange, Illinois 60525


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Weekly Worship at St. John's
St. John's worships weekly on Sunday mornings.

Sunday Worship
8:00a and 10:45a

Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday on every month

Sunday Education Hour

We invite you to join us in giving glory to God as we continue our journey. St. John’s is giving glory to God in our church and school (Jerusalem), glory to God in the communities where we live (Judea), glory to God in nearby communities cross-culturally (Samaria) and glory to God even to the ends of the earth! (Acts 1:8).


Pastor Bruening's Message

Fall Kick Off
On Sunday, September 13, we will have our Fall Kick- Off (Rally Day). Activities on that day will include the following:
8:00 a.m.—Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10:45 a.m.—Celebration Worship in Waiola Park followed by a picnic (chicken will be provided), fellowship and games. Please bring lawn chairs and a side dish to share.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our members and friends to get to know one another better and a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors, especially if they are unchurched to join us. We will be placing door hangers on the doors of the people in the neighborhood to join us for this celebration. In our Worship we will focus on the response of the father in Mark’s Gospel to Jesus, “Lord I believe; help my unbelief!” as we look at how we all struggle in different ways with our faith journey.

Financial Situation
Because you responded so well to our appeal for extra funds at the end of the last fiscal year, we were able to end the year with a surplus. Personally I am very appreciative that the members of St. John’s have responded so favorably whenever there has been a request for money or volunteers.

St. John’s Family Theater 2015
I was overwhelmed when I was able to attend the dress rehearsal last year for the Family Theater production. I am amazed at how many people give of their time and talent to make this wonderful program for the Church. Activities such as these help build relationships and strengthen ties within a congregation. Thanks to Marnie Smith for organizing and directing this production and to all the participants.

Council Retreat and a Vision Statement
The Council is in the process of evaluating the goals previously set. We will then work on setting new goals at a Council retreat, tentatively scheduled for October 24. The next step would be to cast a vision based on our mission statement. The vision statement will take our Mission Statement and put a vision with it showing what we want to see happening in Jerusalem (our congregational and school) as well as what we want to see happening in Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.


In His Service,
Pastor Bruening






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Weekly Worship

Sunday Worship
8:00 & 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Education Hour
9:25-10:25 a.m.

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