Worship Service ~ Every Sunday
Sunday School 8:45am - 9:45am
Adult/Youth Bible Studies 8:45am - 9:45am
Worship Service 10:00am
**Please note, we are Handicap Accessible and offer several wheelchairs for use at our facility.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. – Ephesians 2:19-21
At St. John’s Lutheran Church our confidence is, and continues to be, “Built on Christ our Cornerstone.” These are the words actually carved into our building’s cornerstone!
Changes come and go in the Church, but Christ Jesus is the one constant who does not change. He has been the Cornerstone of St. John’s since our inception in 1869, and will continue to be so until He returns again on the last day. He is our sure foundation, the One here with us, carrying us through the years, decades, generations, and centuries.
St. John’s was built, and has been maintained, on Christ our Cornerstone by the faithful pastors and members who came before us. We will continue their work by reaching out to our community with the Good News of salvation in Jesus until we are called home by our Lord. This is our duty and our great privilege, our calling and a wonderful blessing! It is both a joy and an honor. We are to preach and teach the Cornerstone, Christ Jesus, who has held this congregation in His hands for nearly 150 years, never letting us go, never leaving us nor forsaking us. It will continue to be that way as we minister into the future.
Christ is our Cornerstone! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
The purpose of this congregation shall be to serve its members and to spread the kingdom of God by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the Sacraments, and by the religious instruction of youth and adults, according to the confessional standard of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and to foster Christian fellowship and charity.
CONFESSION OF FAITH:
We acknowledge and accept all Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament as the inspired Word of God; and all the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, collected in the Book of Concord of 1580, as an exact exposition and explanation of the Divine Word, to which all doctrine must conform, and according to which it must be tried.
The Holy Communion is Christ Jesus’ gift of His true body with the bread and true blood with the wine for Christians to eat and to drink in faith. It is also a confession of agreement in the teachings of God’s Word with the church where the Communion is being received and so is a sign of full fellowship. If you are our guest at the Divine Service, we do not want to place you in a position of agreement with our beliefs before you have had opportunity to study them and confirm your agreement. Therefore, if you are not a member of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation, we welcome you to join us in hearing God’s Word in the readings, sermon, liturgy and hymns, but request that you not partake of the Communion. We also invite you to speak with our pastor concerning the opportunity to learn about the Lutheran confession of the Christian faith. We thank you for respecting our practice and pray that our gracious God would richly bless you!
8948 North 1900 Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254-8941