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

When I was growing up, I learned more from the way my parents treated me than from any spoken words of instruction. One time when we had spent the night in a motel my mother took the glass out of the motel saying we needed one for the car. With that my dad went back into the motel. “I had to pay for the glass we took. While whoever actually bought the glass probably won’t get the money, at least I have paid for it.”

When I was away at school, the pastors of the area were planning a meeting and as they looked at dates, my dad commented about one of the suggested dates, “I can’t do it then because Phil is home and I don’t get to spend much time with him now that he is away at school.” It wasn’t my dad who told me that because he was also very humble, but Pastor Charlie Mueller, now of Trinity, Roselle. I always felt that I was important in their lives. My mom was often with me at bedtime when I said my prayers since my dad was usually away at a meeting. Every night I wanted to sing all five stanzas of “Now the Light Has Gone Away” because that was part of my evening prayer time and then had to ask God to bless everyone I knew. Never would my mom suggest singing just the first stanza or just praying for our immediate family to hurry things along.

My parents modeled loving, honest, Christian parenthood and for that I am grateful. They tried to instill in me that the thoughts and words and actions of daily life are signs of my love of God.

Lord, empower me by the Holy Spirit to speak and model love to family members so that our home may be a place where God’s love is clearly present. Amen

Proverbs 22: 6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it

In His Service,
Pastor Bruening






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

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

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