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

Things to Celebrate
Family Theater with a cast of 50 members and friends performed to the joy of all in attendance. Thanks to everyone who put in many hours of time sharing their talents with us. Special thanks to Marnie Smith for organizing and directing this musical.

Education program: We have all Sunday School positions filled and are offering a variety of adult education programs. Thanks to all who have helped put this together.

Our parochial school began with all teachers returning, giving many hours of dedicated work for which we are truly thankful.

Financial Status
Last Spring I was hoping that the Board of Finance would be able to come up with a revised balanced budget that they would present to the September 20 Voters Assembly allowing us to begin the Call process for a new pastor. That statement was based on our ability to lower some expenses and on anticipated increased income due to the results of the pledge drive. Another factor was that only 6 students graduated in June leading us to believe that the school would see an increased number of students. However, the enrollment has not met these expectations and we anticipate a reduced income, which in part results in a deficit budget.

Council Retreat
On Saturday, October 24, the Coordinating Council has scheduled a retreat to do goal setting. One of the major points of discussion at that meeting will be to address our financial situation. We will set financial goals and discuss strategies to reach them. I have every confidence that we as a congregation will work our way through this situation.

A Ministry Goal: Involve Members in Calling on the Homebound.
This goal was given to the Board of Elders and they have responded: With the arrival of our Comfort Dog, Angel, Handlers go with Pastor Phil to make visits to the homebound thus increasing the number of members seeing our homebound people.

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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Prayer 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 connect ....

When 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 ...

I 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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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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