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St. John's Lutheran Church

Sunday Mornings


Christian Education ("Sunday School")

Every Sunday morning from September to early May children are invited to gather in the sanctuary at 8:30 for an opening prayer with Pastor Sarah. From there they go down to the fellowship hall for Sunday school: ages 2 through kindergarten, grades 1-4, and grades 5-8. Classes are taught by adults or high school students and last until 9:15.


Nursery

There is a staffed nursery available at every worship service for children kindergarten and younger. On Sunday mornings that means someone is there from 9:15 to 10:45.


Worship Topics:


Weekly Communion

Communion, the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist. They are all names for the same thing: the meal Jesus gave us to remember him and to receive his grace. In the ELCA, we say that Communion is a tangible way to receive God’s love and grace. At St. John’s, we invite anyone to join us at the table. Parents can determine when they are comfortable with their child taking part. We hold First Communion the week after Easter each year, with instruction several weeks before that on a Saturday. Parents may choose to allow their child to take communion at an early age and then receive instruction when they are old enough to read and sit still for 30 minutes, around kindergarten or first grade for most kids.


Children's Sermon

St. John’s has an active youth ministry, and all kids are invited to come forward for their own sermon every Sunday.


Passing of the Peace

In Matthew 5:23-24, Jesus said, “So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” At St. John’s we take this commandment seriously during our passing of the peace, just before Communion. Some people pass the peace to everyone while others chose to stay in their pews and share peace with those near them. Either way is good. As one member likes to say, we are a pool of love; jump in however you want.


Outdoor Worship

Several years ago, we built a permanent outdoor worship shelter to go along with the altar and garden at the back of our property. We’ve been able to use it often in the summer months on Sunday mornings for worship. Being out in God’s creation enhances the service in a unique and beautiful way.


Polka Sunday

St. John’s is blessed to have a talented tuba player in our midst. Lloyd Pohlman has been playing with polka bands for many years, and brings together a group of musicians each summer to play for us. Polka Sunday is traditionally held in August each year with music that’s great!


Pet Blessing

Each year we hold an animal blessing in the summer. Everyone is invited to bring their animals to receive a special blessing during worship.


Fellowship

Members of St. John’s love to eat and talk and spend time with each other. At least once a month we eat a meal together, whether it’s a breakfast cooked by our middle school class or a potluck of our best dishes to share. In between those Sundays we take time after worship to get a snack and drink some coffee together. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, and we hope you’ll take us up on our offer to join us for something to eat.


Sermons/Podcasts

Daily Bible Reading

Daily Bible Verse

Daily Devotionals

"So What" Movie (choose player below)

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Contact Us

 

St. John's Church

9812 St. Albans St.

Hebron, IL 60034 (map)

815-648-2671

Church Office Hours: Wed. & Thur. 8:00am - 2:00pm

Website: stjlutheran.com

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