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St. John's Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, Illinois

Mission Statement: To be and make disciples for Christ in response to

God’s grace.

Vision Statement: By God’s grace, we serve the Father, proclaim the Son,

and are alive with the Spirit.

Address: 2477 West Washington Street, Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-793-3933

Fax: 217-793-4564

Scroll down to view some of our Highlighted Events here at St. John's. Be sure to check out our Messenger (click here) and Eagle Newsletter (click here) to learn about all our upcoming events.


Holy Week at St. John's

Palm/Passion Weekend – April 12/13

The procession of palms leads us into the passion narrative of our Lord.

Saturday, April 12 - 5:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, April 13 - 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary); 10:30 a.m. (Contemporary)

Monday in Holy Week – April 14

Service of Corporate Confession and Forgiveness 6:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Tuesday in Holy Week – April 15

Service of Healing

6:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Wednesday in Holy Week – April 16

Service of Prayer for Families

6:00 p.m. (Parish Life Center)

Maundy Thursday – April 17

Service of Handwashing and Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Good Friday – April 18

Service of Word and Prayers around the Cross 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Good Friday Cantata

“Harvest of Sorrows”

7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Easter Saturday – April 19

Easter Vigil with Holy Communion

5:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Easter Sunday – April 20

Celebration Services of the Resurrection

with Holy Communion

7:30 a.m. (Sanctuary - Music by St. John’s

Chancel Choir and Bells of Glory)

9:30 a.m. (Sanctuary - Music by the Children of

St. John’s)

10:30 a.m. (Contemporary - Music by St. John’s Praise Team)

Breakfast will be served from 8:15-9:45 a.m. in the Parish Life Center (PLC). A free will offering will be received with all of the proceeds being used to send our 22 confirmation students to this summer’s confirmation camp.


Mission Trip 2014

Save the dates!!! June 29-July 5, 2014 are the dates for our 7th annual cross-generational mission trip to Marion, Virginia. Each year, a group of approximately 25-30 teenagers and adults travel together to beautiful Appalachia for a week of serving God’s people through home rehabilitation projects. Staying at the beautiful Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center nestled between the wooded mountainsides of the Jefferson National Forest and the calm serenity of the Hungry Mother State Park, each morning begins with meaningful devotions and each evening ends around the fireplace with Bible Study, group sharing, and worship. The trip is open to all youth (having completed 8th grade and above) and adults. An informational tri-fold with registration form included is available in the church office and on the website CLICK HERE Registration form is due by Sunday, April 20th. Come and serve Christ by serving Christ’s people in Appalachia!


Midweek Lenten Worship Series

Join Us for Food and Worship!

Midweek Lenten Worship Series

Five Who Knew Jesus

March 12th, 19th, and 26th; April 2nd and 9th

Join us on Wednesdays during Lent at 12:00 noon in the PLC Lobby for our annual Lenten Lunches featuring a delicious, homemade meal and a brief Lenten worship service beginning at 12:15. A Lenten Soup Supper will take place a 6 p.m. in the PLC Lobby followed by a traditional Lenten service at

7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


New Adult Forum Class

Starting March 23rd, our seminarian Linda Strader will begin a new eight-week study on Philip Yancey’s book Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference? In addition to the weekly class, Linda will be blogging about each session, so you can read her blog and join in the discussion any time it fits into your schedule. Linda’s blog can be found at http://straderlinda.wordpress.com. The class meets in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR) from 9:20-10:15 a.m. All are welcome!


BRUNCHILADA Sale

Come help our Senior High Sunday School Class “Students Taking Faith Forward” purchase healthy snacks and equipment for the MacArthur Park tutoring center and new plates for the Salvation Army by purchasing their unique, homemade “BRUNCHILADA (like a breakfast burrito.)” We will be selling them on April 27 from 9-10:15 for $4 each. Come help us grow in discipleship while you enjoy a terrific breakfast!