About St. John's

For nearly 150 years, St. John’s Lutheran Church and Preschool has been on mission to glorify God, reach out to the lost, and strengthen the saved to live bold and Christian lives of faith and witness, while striving to minister to those in need in the Woodstock community.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

(Matthew 28:19-20)

St. John's Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church is a family of imperfect people sharing faith in Jesus and sharing life, to make Jesus real to others, one person at a time. We believe Christ has called the local church to carry His message of grace, forgiveness and salvation to our community and to the world as we live our faith, and as we love others and minister to their needs:
By discovering who God is through His Word and sharing His love for all mankind made real in Jesus' life, death and resurrection, you can come to know God as a gracious, just, and loving Father.
By connecting with others through study, worship and relationships, you can carry the love and grace of God out to a world struggling to find meaning, purpose and life that is fulfilling.
By impacting the world for Jesus through our service to others and through our outreach, you can experience the blessing of relationship with Jesus as He lives in you through His followers.


(815) 338-5159


401 St. John's Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
(at the intersection of Route 47 and St. John Road)

Our vision is to accomplish our mission by growing our support for our Sunday School and Vacation Bible School ministry, our campus and anniversary celebration, our support for and participation in Woodstock community events, and through support for WACM, the local food pantry, and other organizations that help and benefit the needy in our community.

What we Believe

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran," means we accept and teach the Bible as God’s inspired and inerrant Word. We agree with the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the other reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone.

Church Service
GRACE ALONE God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
FAITH ALONE By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
SCRIPTURE ALONE The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.