WELCOME

Pastor's Welcome,

 

'We the members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church believe that in response to God's Good News we give God praise in all that we do, specially through worship together, Bible study groups, fellowship and mission outreach. We also believe that we can't always live our faith perfectly. That is why we need the forgiveness of our Savior Jesus.



We invite you to join us for worship Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at  7:45 a.m. and 10:00a.m.

 

Sincerely,

Rev. Timothy Sims

Senior Pastor

St. John Lutheran Church

Chester, Illinois

 

 

Our Philosophy

We the members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church believe that in response to God's Good News we give God praise in all that we do, specially Bible study

 

groups, fellowship and mission outreach. We also believe that we can't always live our faith perfectly. That is why we need the forgiveness of our Savior Jesus

 

Our History

St. John Lutheran Church was founded April 22, 1849 by a group of men at the home of Henry Goehrs. His signature apears on the constitution along with Jobst H. Allmeyer, 

Fredrich Gericke, Louis Dettmer, Heinrich Runge, Fredrich William Allmeyer. Fredrich Brinkman, Juergen Dettmer, 

H. Bode, and Jacob Pick. and Dr. Walther, president of the Lutheran seminary in St. Louis, sent a candidate, C. H. Siegmund Buttermann, to organize the congregation on May 13, 1849. He died just two months later of Cholera.