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HOW TO FIND US

From the west follow Lincolnway/Highway 2 to Monroe St.  Turn right on Monroe and travel south to Kingsbury Ave.  The church is on the right.

From the east follow Lincolnway/Highway 2 to Monroe St.  Turn left onto Monroe St. and travel south to Kingsbury Ave.  The church is on the right.

From the north take Highway 35/Pine Lake Ave to Lincolnway/Highway 2. Turn left onto Lincolnway/Highway 2 and follow that to Monroe St.  Turn right on Monroe and travel south to Kingsbury Ave. The church is on the right.

From the south take Highway 35/Indiana Ave to Kingsbury Ave. Turn right onto Kingsbury and follow to Monroe St.  The church is on the right.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

6:00 PM Saturday evening service takes place in the church.  The order of service is from the Lutheran Service Book and is printed in the bulletin. The hymns are accompanied on the organ.

Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays

A ramp is located on the Kingsbury Avet. side of the church.  The main entrance is under the portico by the Monroe St. entrance

There is an unattended nursery in the church basement
Dress is casual to semi-formal
The service is about 45 minutes to 1 hour
You are no longer required to wear masks
There is a restroom located on the main level with additional restrooms in the church basement
There are steps up to the main worship area

9:00 AM Sunday morning worship takes place in the school cafeteria and is a blended order of worship. The order of service is displayed on the screen and contemporary Christian music is accompanied by piano and guitar or music videos.

Communion is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays 

You can enter through the double doors closest to the parking lot

Dress is casual

Services are about 45 minutes to 1 hour

The bathrooms are located across the hall from the worship area

You are no longer required to wear masks

There are no steps to the worship area but the hallway is long

 

HOW TO FIND US

From the west follow Lincolnway/Highway 2 to Monroe St.  Turn right on Monroe and travel south to Kingsbury Ave.  The church is on the right.

From the east follow Lincolnway/Highway 2 to Monroe St.  Turn left onto Monroe St. and travel south to Kingsbury Ave.  The church is on the right.

From the north take Highway 35/Pine Lake Ave to Lincolnway/Highway 2. Turn left onto Lincolnway/Highway 2 and follow that to Monroe St.  Turn right on Monroe and travel south to Kingsbury Ave. The church is on the right.

From the south take Highway 35/Indiana Ave to Kingsbury St. Turn right onto Kingsbury and follow to Monroe St.  The church is on the right.

Map

WHAT TO EXPECT

6:00 PM Saturday evening service takes place in the church.  The order of service is from the Lutheran Service Book and is printed in the bulletin. The hymns are accompanied on the organ.

Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays

A ramp is located on Kingsbury Ave. side of the church. The main entrance is under the portico by the Monroe St. entrance

There is an unattended nursery in the church basement
Dress is casual to semi-formal
The service is about 45 minutes to 1 hour
You are no longer required to wear masks
There is a restroom located on the main level with additional restrooms in the church basement
There are steps up to the main worship area

9:00 AM Sunday morning worship takes place in the school cafeteria and is a blended order of worship. The order of service is displayed on the screen and contemporary Christian music is accompanied by piano and guitar or music videos.
Communion is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays
You can enter through the double doors closest to the parking lot
Dress is casual
Services are about 45 minutes to 1 hour
The bathrooms are located across the hall from the worship area
You are no longer required to wear masks
There are no steps to the worship area but the hallway is long

Rev. Dr. Kendall Schaeffer

Pastor Schaeffer

Meet Our Pastor

Reverend Schaeffer has served St John’s since 2017.  Before becoming a pastor, he was a Director of Christian Education.  While a DCE he served on the Youth Boards in the Northern Illinois District and Iowa District West.

Pastor Schaeffer earned the Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. He has served churches in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan.  He currently is serving as Circuit Visitor.

In November 2016, he earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Seminary in Newburg, IN.

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Schaeffer

Rev. Dr. Kendall Schaeffer

Reverend Schaeffer has served St John’s since 2017.  Before becoming a pastor, he was a Director of Christian Education.  While a DCE he served on the Youth Boards in the Northern Illinois District and Iowa District West.

Pastor Schaeffer earned the Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. He has served churches in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan.  He currently is serving as Circuit Visitor.

In November 2016, he earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Seminary in Newburg, IN.

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Who We Are

We are part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Indiana District and believe, teach and confess the doctrines taught in the Book of Concord.
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St John’s was founded in 1857.  The original church and school were located on A Street in La Porte.  In 1954 the church moved to its current location on the corner of Monroe and Kinsbury in La Porte.

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