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).

Pastor Bruening's Message

“Growing in Our Ability to be Effective Witnesses to Our Faith”

Summary of Our Focus on Witnessing:

1. Always begin with prayer.

2. List the unchurched people about whom you are concerned and lift their names daily in prayer.

3. Practice speaking your personal testimony about what Jesus means to you.

4. Check your testimony to make certain it gives glory to Jesus and is not just a recitation of all that you have done.

5. Let a trusted fellow Christian listen to your testimony and allow them the opportunity to give you feedback both on the content and presentation.

6. Be aware of the timing of your approach. If they are going through a time of difficulty, let them share with you what they are experiencing and then tell how your faith has helped you through your times of difficulty.

7. Rely on the Holy Spirit to give you the right words say. Remember Jesus’ promise: “When you are arrested [or are in a difficult situation], don’t worry about what you will say. You will be given the right words when the time comes. But you will not really be the ones speaking. Your words will come from the Holy Spirit.” Pray silently: “Holy Spirit, help me. Give me the words to say.”

8. Learn from the personal witness of the man born blind who remained persistent - “All I know is that I once was blind and now I see and Jesus gave me my sight.”

9. Be aware that we take risks when we share our faith. It may not be received well and may be rejected.

10. Always remember that your strength comes from Jesus Christ and guidance comes from the Holy Spirit.

11. While witnessing involves some risk, we all have the assurance of God’s love and forgiveness and a confidence in our eternal destiny in heaven.


Pastor Bruening



15th Annual Women's Retreat


February 6th & 7th, 2015
Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
Friday evening: 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

More info and online registration




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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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