St. Johns Lutheran Church began serving families in Danforth and Iroquois County in 1870. As years have gone by our service area has continued to serve these families and others. St. Johns is a Christ-centered congregation, trying to live our lives as Christ would have us do. Worship services are held every Saturday evening at 5:00PM and Sunday morning at 8:30 AM with fellowship and Sunday School following. We celebrate God’s gift of Holy Communion every second and forth Sunday as well as every festival Sunday in the church year. St. Johns Lutheran Church is part of the North American Lutheran Church in America.

All are welcome to worship with us, as we know no-one is perfect and we all need God’s grace and forgiveness. We strive to love others and Christ has loved us.

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!

Sign up now for one the Iron Sharpens Iron  being held in March and April at a location near you! This is a day of men learning from men how to be the man God wants us to be. A time of workshops, prayers and worship with other men.

Women’s Ministry

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

-Rosalind Russell

The Women of the NALC are currently studying “Rejoice in the Lord, Always”, a Bible study on the Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We are learning the have joy in our hearts in all circumstances of life. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00. 

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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