Little Child Will Lead Them
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.
As I write, snow is in the forecast. A few minutes ago I saw St. John’s
Kindergarten class getting their boots on in joyful anticipation of a weekend
wonderland. Seeing the children triggers another joy. Many of our college
students have finals behind them and are heading home for joyful Christmas
reunions. As I walk the school hallway back to my office, I say a prayer asking
the Lord to prepare the way for their safe travel and joyful journeys....(Read
One of my favorite childhood memories of Advent/Christmas time was our spinning
angel chime. From a very early age, I would assemble the shiny golden metal
pieces that supported the angel carousel. I was always filled with wonder when
we lit the base candles and the angels above mysteriously began to rotate above.
My dad taught me their secret: the light of the candles brought heat which
produced rising air currents that would cause the rotation of my angel carousel.
As they moved, each angel crossed the path of two outer chimes; and with each
passing strike, those angels peacefully filled the room with their sounds. I
spent many peaceful hours mesmerized with my angle chimes at home and with my
grandparents. My grandmother graciously kept both homes well supplied with the
candles I used up...(Read
A number of years ago, a friend of St. John’s said, “You’re a ‘Christmas’
congregation!” He recalled the fine work we do in both church and school
ministries. From the Christmas Concert to our School Musical, we worship with
beautiful sounds and joyous hearts. From festive flowers, banners and trees to
the scores of caring hands engaging in service projects in our communities, St.
John’s shines a bright and beautiful witness to Jesus. We’re a Christmas
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 School 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.
School Christmas Concert
“A Little Child Will Lead Them”
Thursday, December 19th 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
Christmas School Concert
Family Carol Service
Christmas Day Worship
New Year's Eve Worship
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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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