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


March 1, 2017—7:00 p.m.
Worship w/Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes 

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
(March 8—April 5, 2017)

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
School Gymnasium
Free-will Offering

Ash Wednesday—March 1 - Annual Chili Dinner
(Hosted by St. John’s Board of Elders)
Wednesday—March 8 - Baked Chicken Dinner
(Hosted by St. John’s 5th Grade Students)
Wednesday—March 15 - Baked Ham Dinner
 (Hosted by St. John’s Board of Parish Education)

Wednesday—March 22 - Spaghetti Dinner
 (Hosted by St. John’s 6th Grade Students)

Wednesday—March 29 - BBQ Pork & Chicken Dinner
(Hosted by The Mayor Bible Group)
Wednesday—April 5 - Turkey & Trimmings Dinner
 (Hosted by St. John’s 7th & 8th Grade Students)

Maundy Thursday Luncheon—April 13 at 1:00 p.m.
 (Hosted by St. John’s Board of Caring Ministry)

Easter Sunday Breakfast—April 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Pastor Bruening's Message

February 2017

Call Process
The Call Committee is scheduling interviews with a select group of pastors from the candidates the District has given us to consider. Please realize that until the call committee is ready to present a name to the congregation we need to keep the discussion confidential concerning the names on the call list. Please keep the call committee in your prayers.

Preparing for Lent
Lent begins March 1. We speak of the 40 days of Lent since only weekdays are counted. Sundays are always considered days to remember our Lord’s resurrection and are called “Sundays in Lent.”

Devotion Booklets
All of the proposed Lenten Devotions have been submitted. We are in the process of having them proofed. I have been very impressed with the devotions people have written in the past and especially ones that our youth have written. This year our focus is: “Being with God” as we look at passages that talk about people walking, standing, or sitting with God or waiting on God.

Lenten Dinners
Once again, we will have our excellent chef, Tim Hauschild, preparing the Lenten dinners.

Lenten Worship
We will focus on the “little” people of the passion. Sometimes we think we are so insignificant, but these stories show how people who seemingly did something very small helped contribute to God’s plan for our salvation. These stories, in dialogue form, will include:
• the man who loaned Jesus his donkey;
• John Mark who probably led the disciples to the Upper Room;
• Mary, the mother of John Mark, who prepared the Passover meal for Jesus and his disciples;
• Malchus, whose ear Peter cut off and
• the centurion at the foot of the cross who proclaimed “Truly this man was the Son of God.”

Pastor Phil





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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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Prayer is the center of everything. People need prayer. Through prayer we can now boldly say “send me God.” A strong bond is created and we connect ....

When I am in the word daily, I feel God’s presence. I have an easier time resisting temptation and discerning His will. Reading daily doesn’t have to be doggedly endured. There are fresh new ways to do it. I can be on autopilot and it allows God to be in charge. With Him in charge, it gives ...

I started small groups because I was invited. That simple gesture has led to making connections and starting other new small groups. I am open to meeting new people and seeing the resources God has given us with people and we get to see how He works in our lives. People can be threatened by church. Small groups are ...

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