Theme for the year: “Where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there.” Matthew 18:20
St. John’s Lutheran Church has served the south suburbs of Chicago since 1849. In the beginning the church served a rural population, primarily comprised of German farmers. The primary language spoken at the church for the first 100 years was German. With the rapid change from rural to suburban life, the church has changed dramatically in recent years. And it continues to change as the people change. We are a church in transition serving multiple generations from various cultural backgrounds with the love of Jesus Christ.
Worship times are every Saturday evening at 6:00 PM in our gymnasium and Sunday morning in church at 9:00 AM. There is Bible Class at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings and on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM in the gymnasium.
We would love for you to worship the Lord with us.
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
The Christian Church is always undergoing reformation. This is necessary because the church often gets off track. But the historical reformation of the church began on October 31, 1517, as Martin Luther posted 95 Theses for debate in which he protested the abuses of the Medieval church.
The Reformation is still important for us today because we need to always remember what the church is about and continually examine ourselves to make sure we are not off track. The principles of the reformation are summed up in a few phrases: Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone, and Scripture alone.