We understand that worship preferences vary so we offer two different experiences

TRADITIONAL

Follow the traditional liturgy using the Lutheran Service Book of Worship (hymnal), sing hymns and songs accompanied by an organ in a formal environment.

  • Saturday 6:00 PM

  • Sunday 8:00 AM

Located in the Church Nave

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Located in the School Cafeteria

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CONNECT

Follow the Lutheran liturgy using a projection screen, sings songs accompanied by a modern band in a casual environment.

Sunday 9:30 AM

We understand that worship preferences vary so we offer two different experiences

TRADITIONAL

Follow the traditional liturgy using the Lutheran Service Book of Worship (hymnal), sing hymns and songs accompanied by an organ in a formal environment.

Saturday 6:00 PMSunday 8:00 AM

Located in the Church Nave
Contact Us With Questions

CONNECT

Follow the Lutheran liturgy using a projection screen, sings songs accompanied by a modern band in a casual environment.

Sunday 9:30 AM

Located in the School Cafeteria
Contact Us With Questions

Meet Our Worship Leaders

REV. RONALD A. BRAUER

REV. RONALD A. BRAUER

Pastor

Reverend Ron A. Brauer has served St. John’s Lutheran Church & School since June 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University Chicago majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Physical Science. He spent time teaching in Lutheran elementary schools in Rocky River, Ohio; Gaylord, Minn.; Fremont, Neb.; & Rochelle, Ill. In 2002, he earned a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. with concentrations in Exegetical and Practical Theology.

REV. DR. KENDALL SCHAEFFER

Assistant Pastor

Reverend Schaeffer was born in Michigan and spent most of his life there. He served 6 years in the DCE ministry in Cleveland, Ohio and East Lansing, MI prior to entering Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, in 1985. He has served various congregations in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan as Pastor. He has served as a member of the Youth Board in Northern Illinois District, Dean of Junior High Retreats in Iowa District West, and Circuit Counselor in Iowa and Michigan. In 1976 he was blessed to be joined in marriage to Karen (Toburen) and this union has been blessed with 4 children: Rachel (Winter), Joel, Jason, and Jeremy, and 9 grandchildren. Our faith, music, family and sports are important parts of life. In November 2016, Pastor Schaeffer earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Seminary in Newburg, IN.

Meet Our Worship Leaders

REV. RONALD A. BRAUER

REV. RONALD A. BRAUER

Pastor

Reverend Ron A. Brauer has served St. John’s Lutheran Church & School since June 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University Chicago majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Physical Science. He spent time teaching in Lutheran elementary schools in Rocky River, Ohio; Gaylord, Minn.; Fremont, Neb.; & Rochelle, Ill. In 2002, he earned a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. with concentrations in Exegetical and Practical Theology.

REV. DR. KENDALL SCHAEFFER

Assistant Pastor

Reverend Schaeffer was born in Michigan and spent most of his life there. He served 6 years in the DCE ministry in Cleveland, Ohio and East Lansing, MI prior to entering Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, in 1985. He has served various congregations in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan as Pastor. He has served as a member of the Youth Board in Northern Illinois District, Dean of Junior High Retreats in Iowa District West, and Circuit Counselor in Iowa and Michigan. In 1976 he was blessed to be joined in marriage to Karen (Toburen) and this union has been blessed with 4 children: Rachel (Winter), Joel, Jason, and Jeremy, and 9 grandchildren. Our faith, music, family and sports are important parts of life. In November 2016, Pastor Schaeffer 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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