Sunday Education Hour

Every Sunday morning we offer several classes for adult study and conversation around the word of God during our educational hour (9:25am to 10:25am), where there are opportunities for the whole family to gather in groups for study, prayer and encouragement. Each is structured so that newcomers/visitors may join or try them out at any time in the cycle of the class curriculum.

We arrange our classes in a variety of settings and disciplines of study to help offer variety and connect with personal needs. There are four basic approaches to Christian studies (Biblical, Topical, Historical, Missional). While they all intersect around the living and active connections with the word of God, each discipline helps prepare us for living our faith in different ways.


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class

Currently our adult education hour topic is
          Bible Study Leader: Pastor Stapleton
          Location: Heritage Room 113

  June 3 – 24


Do you worry? Do you worry more than you should? Pastor Stapleton will lead a new Bible class in June about “Worry”. We know that we should not worry, however, we do it anyway! How does God help us through these trying times? Come and listen, and participate in this Bible class. This Bible class will meet between services every Sunday in June. Hope to see you there.


Sunday School

This summer join us for Summer Sunday School at 9:25am in the Music Room.  Mrs. Wykert leads this class.



Sunday School Classes begin at 9:25am, are for Preschool-8th Grade, and run from September through May.  We use the Cross Explorations curriculum from Concordia Publishing House.  Click here to learn more about Cross Explorations.



  Youth Sunday Morning Bible Study

On hiatus for the summer.


Parenting Bible Study: “Spiritual Parenting”

This is a Biblically based practical training program designed to equip parents to touch the hearts of their children. Bring your younger children to play in the Nursery while you connect with other parents. For parents of children ages two through eighteen. It takes place in the nursery (classroom 101) at 9:25am.

We are currently studying “Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World” by Ken and Steve Ham.  Participants will discover that the legacy we leave for our children begins as we love the Lord and accept His Word as our authority, committing to use it to guide us in all areas of our lives.  


New Member Class

Our new members class introduces people from various backgrounds in their faith journey to the basic teachings of our common Christian faith, to some of the distinctive teachings of Lutherans, and to the mission and ministry of St. John’s. We invite you to attend our New Member class when it is in session. If you would like more information on the class, please call the church office at 708 354-1690 ext. 210 or Email Mark Stapleton. Current members are also encouraged to attend this class for a refresher on the foundations of the faith.