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).

VBS 2016: Cave Quest

Following Jesus, the Light of the World

June 20 - 25, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30 am


Pastor Bruening's Message

Good Things and Ebenezer

Samuel’s naming of a stone “Ebenezer” was in thankfulness for the Lord’s divine assistance. As we acknowledge God’s bountiful blessings individually and in our congregation, we too are setting up our own “Ebenezer.”

Succeeding Jerry Kuker, we are blessed to now have David A. Lincoln, an accomplished Musician leading our Music Program.

After Lynn Kahl announced her retirement as Principal, we went through an extensive search and are blessed to have our own Teri Lyn Mannes accept this position.

While the congregation still faces financial challenges, congregational giving is up 10% over last year.

Several individuals have stepped forward to make an extra gift to the Church and we are very thankful for their investment in our future.

Members have contributed over $15,000 to District and Synod during the first eight months of the fiscal year, this money has been forwarded and there is no outstanding balance. An additional $7,600 has been received for St. John’s Designated Charities and these funds will be distributed before June 30, 2016. Also, the Church has made great strides in paying down the Designated Charities Funds that date back to 2011 and beyond. The outstanding obligation has been reduced to $25,000 from $52,000.

Soon we will begin to look for a new shepherd for the congregation and trust in God to provide an appropriate candidate.

In His Service,
Pastor Bruening





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Weekly Worship

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

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

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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!)


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