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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Vacation Bible School

July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

9:00 - 11:30 am


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


Pastor Bruening's Message

May 2017

Dear Members and Friends of St. John’s,

When I came to St. John’s, I came as the Intentional Interim Pastor, which meant I came “intentionally” with certain goals or - an agenda. That agenda included:

1. Bringing St. John’s to a stable financial situation. The past two years’ income for budgeted items has exceeded our expenses for those budgeted items and this year, while we may have deficit, it should be relatively small.

2. Helping the congregation deal with considerable anxiety and division. At the last Voter’s Assembly I was happy to see a good spirit and trust that it will continue.

As I have done in the previous churches where I have served as Intentional Interim Pastor, once I completed that stated agenda, it was time to move on and take a new challenge.

I have really enjoyed being with the people of St. John’s and the support that they have offered me. However, it is time to leave and have therefore decided that my last day at St. John’s will be the School Graduation on June 8th.

I have met with several congregational leaders to discuss the next steps. The Worship Board and I have put together a plan for Worship Services. We have arranged to have quality Pastors come in as guest preachers through the end of July for the Sundays when we have Holy Communion; On non-Communion Sundays, Mark Stapleton will be preaching and in accordance with our District President’s approval, I or another Pastor will be checking over his sermons before he preaches them. I will be meeting with people from the Board of Parish Education to discuss a plan for ongoing adult Bible Study; and the Call Committee is proceeding with some good names so that we will hopefully have a qualified candidate to present to the congregation

I am confident of the love you have for our Lord and for one another and even more of the love the Lord has for you. You will always remain in my heart and in my prayers. Now remain in Christ, knowing that He will remain in you.

Pastor Phil




Weekly Worship

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

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

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