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St Johns Lutheran Church

Living for the Glory of God

St. Johns Lutheran Church is a community of believers focused on loving God and loving others.  We desire to daily live our lives in such a way that people see the Hope found only in Jesus Christ.

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Our Core Values

Christ Centered – Mission Driven – Traditionally Grounded – Congregationally Focused

These core values direct what we do everyday, find out what these mean to us


Current Annual Reports

Every year St. Johns meets as a congregation to review the past year’s missions and goals for the coming year. You may read the 2019 Annual Meeting Reports and agendas here:  Updated Annual Meeting Jan 15.

Our History

St. Johns Lutheran Church began as German Lutheran immigrants from Ostfriesland settled in the Danforth, IL area.

The first Lutheran services were held during 1870 in the small schoolhouse


Our Leadership

First and foremost our Great High Priest is Christ Jesus.  But our flock is also shepherded by some great leaders.

You can learn more about why we are pretty proud those God has blessed us with.



Jesus left no doubt that his desire for us is to be his hands and feet to the world.

From caring for those nearby to reaching those far away, St Johns Lutheran church is a church on mission.


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Would you like to know about upcoming events or hear news about our ministries?  The best way to keep up to date is through our signing up for the church newsletter right in your inbox.

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Serving God’s People

St. Johns is a congregation of sacrificial giving. Many people share their gifts and talents to minister to individuals inside and outside the congregation. We encourage everyone to complete a survey sharing areas in which God may be asking them to give of their time and talents. Please click here to complete a survey of where you feel God calling you to serve Him and others.

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308 N Front Rd,
Danforth, IL 60930

Men’s Ministry

“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.” – Chuck Norris

Man up!

There’s no doubt that todays society lacks men of integrity.  At St John’s Lutheran Church we understand that men are not born with an innate sense of what a real man should be.  Manhood must be taught.

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Women’s Ministry

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”

-Rosalind Russell

God’s Girl

Femininity is defined not in what the latest pop culture says about what a women should be, but in the great worth her Heavenly Father has placed on her. When women start to see themselves as God sees them her value is extended beyond human imagination.    Learn more >>

Youth Ministry

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Growing up

What we lack as adults is often what we could not find in our youth.  The teen years have never been easy, but the man who builds his house on the rock comes out of the storm with a solid foundation.

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Education Ministry

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” C. S. Lewis


For many generation one of the distinctive quality of the Lutheran church has been a focused on being educated in the things of the God.  This means continuing plumbing the depths of his word, a life long endeavor.

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