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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We invite you to join us in giving glory to God as we move into 2014. 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).

It's our stories of the journey together as shepherds who follow Jesus living and working. We share these stories with you... Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and To the Ends of the Earth.


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Bill Geis

Apr 13
Since publishing stories on, “Son of God” and “Noah,” I have one more movie to share, “God’s Not Dead.” My approach has been to help us see how each film gives opportunities to engage in faith conversations. God’s Not Dead opened March 21 in relatively small number of theaters, yet became the seventh most popular opening for any faith-based movie in history.
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Apr 6
I have a friend that I see and pray with regularly. Like many common prayer concerns, his journey is one that requires endurance and waiting. Every time we’re together he facetiously grins and recites the well-known patience prayer, “God give me patience… now.” We can both laugh in that moment because there’s a genuine prayer that has accompanied our journey together. Our earnest prayer is, “Lord, we’re not patient; so love us, teach us and give us a smile as we wait on you.”
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Mar 30
A few weeks ago, I shared my initial impressions of the film, “Son of God.” This weekend, I saw another film, “Noah” and want to share a few thoughts from my experience...(Read more)

Mar 23
Last Sunday, I shared with our congregation that The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens has voted to call me as their Director of Adult Ministries. My remarks are available in writing and if you have not received a copy of them, I encourage you to obtain one in the church narthex or request one by email from the church office. In that announcement, I explained that in our church denomination, pastors do not actively seek such a calling, but rather individual congregations initiate this by calling pastors. For this reason, I now have two calls—one to St. John’s and one to Webster Gardens—and now I must decide which to accept and which to return...(Read more)


A 50 Day Challenge

During the Great 50 Days of Easter (April 20 through June 8), Pastor Geis is challenging us to run our own race toward FIVE commitments of 50.

Raise Up $50,000 more in giving toward  the GTD Ministry Plan.

Raise up 50 people to fund Missionary Sarah Burr in Paraguay; (All “ends of the earth” contributions to GTD will go toward this effort.)

Raise up 50 people to personally introduce 50 families to St. John’s School.

Raise up 50 new families recruited for Vacation Bible School and Fine Arts Camp.

Raise up 50 prayer leaders who will pray for 50 days of ministry.


Please click here for full details on how you can help us reach farther.

How Can We Pray for You?

St. John's is committed to being a fellowship that blesses people near and far with the offerings of our prayers. We'd like to pray for you and invite you to share your requests with us. All requests will be kept confidential among our prayer team members who are standing by to pray for you and your loved ones. (Connect with us here!)


Meet Jesus!

Weekly Worship

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

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

Monday Night Worship
7:00 p.m.

Experience the
Support of the Church


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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