Church Services AT St. John's
Please join us for worship this week!
Saturday Evening at 5:00pm and Sunday Morning at 9:00am (year-round)
Wednesday Evening at 6:00pm (during Lent and Advent)
Communion at St. John's
What is Holy Communion?
On the night before Jesus died on the cross, He shared a last supper with His disciples. This experience, that happened so many years ago, compels us to this day to celebrate Holy Communion. Jesus invited us to share this gift until He returns so that we may have forgiveness of sins, strengthening of faith, and the power to live God-pleasing lives.
God’s Word tells us that when we receive communion, we are not merely receiving bread and wine, but the true body and blood of Jesus Christ. Baptized adult Christians are invited to share this great gift of God.
Both red wine and a non-alcoholic alternative are provided.
If you have questions about Communion, we encourage you to talk with our pastor after worship, or please call the church office at (815) 338-5159.
Bible Study Opportunities
Wednesday morning women’s study led by our members (9:30 - 10:30am)
Pastor Bob Pudell
Join Us for Worship
Sundays at 9am
Martin Luther, the 16th century Reformer after whom Lutherans are named, relished the freedom Christians have in trusting God’s mercy in Christ. He wrote:
“Faith is God’s work in us. It changes us and makes us to be born anew of God. This faith is a living, busy, active, mighty thing. It is impossible for it not to be doing good works incessantly. Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that believers would stake their lives on it a thousand times.”
We know visiting a church is a new experience for many. You can join in our worship or sit back and observe. We invite you to experience a friendly atmosphere, practical teaching from God's Word, and other people who desire a life of purpose and significance found only in the love of Jesus Christ.
God promises in His Word if we seek Him, we will find Him and we’ll be blessed through our faith which is a gift of His grace to you.
You are a valued part of God’s creation and His deep desire is to be in a loving relationship with you!