On behalf of the hundreds of households
engaged in St. John’s as church and school, our prayer for you is to have a
New Year filled with the hope, peace and joy that is given to us in Jesus.
We would be delighted to be your home for the New Year. It is our desire to
be be a living, joyful, vibrant, community where together we …
Worship at St. John's
Worship Sundays at 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Monday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Winter storms are threatening to upset many Thanksgiving
gatherings this weekend. I pray for God’s angels to prepare safe passage for
travelers and for those working to attend to their needs. There is, however,
another storm system that disrupts Thanksgiving gatherings. It accounts for more
empty chairs at Thanksgiving tables than any blizzard could effect. It is the
After the Bible itself, one of the most important and one of the
most treasured books of Lutheranism is Martin Luther’s Small
Catechism. Each of its six chief parts begins with... (Read
This past Monday a dear lady named Pat handed me a letter at our
evening service. She and her husband, Ron, are new members to St.
John’s, but have a rich history of serving in the Lutheran
community. St. John’s outreach through our hearing loop system and
handicapped accessibility was among the considerations of their
first visit; but it was the... (Read
This Sunday’s celebration of “All Saints” connects us to not only
our friends and loved ones in heaven; it connects us to all the
company of heaven. There’s no greater and more important network
than the communion of saints. And all saints
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!)
Relief Efforts: Washington, Illinois
If you are in need of relief
assistance in Washington, visit
fill out a Request for Help form or call Lutheran Church Charities
toll-free at (866) 455-6466
Lutheran Church Charities is assisting Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Road, Washington, Illinois with volunteer
coordination for groups and individuals wishing to help with the
relief efforts there. Individuals, independently or serving as part
of a group, planning to help with cleanup must complete and submit
one of the forms below. We are registering both certified chainsaw
operator volunteers as well as general relief volunteers. Thank you
for Making A Difference in God's Kingdom serving those in need in
Washington. Please call LCC at 866-455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org
with any questions.
than forty years, the Christmas Concert presented by St. John’s
Lutheran Church and School, has drawn an audience from all over the
Chicago area. The choral and instrumental music performed not only
provides a respite in the busy days of the season, but allows people
of all ages to experience peace, hope and joy through the message
proclaimed in song.
“A Little Child Will Lead Them”
Sunday, December 8th at
Annual Women’s Retreat
Friday & Saturday, February 7-8, 2014
Turn away from the mirrors of the world and look into the never-changing mirror
of the Word.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
8:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Education Hour
Monday Night Worship
Dec 2 - Advent I
Dec 9 - Advent II
Dec 16 - Advent III
Annual Christmas Concert
Christmas School Concert
Family Carol Service
Christmas Day Worship
New Year's Eve Worship
Support of the Church
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
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
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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