Welcome from St. John Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois!
If you are new to the Champaign and Urbana area and would like to learn more about St. John Lutheran Church or School, please contact us at 217-359-1123. Our Pastors or Principal would be glad to meet you and answer any questions you might have.
We also welcome you to join us for worship on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., or on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. The Church and School are located on Mattis Avenue at Green Street in Champaign.
At St. John Lutheran Church and School, we believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God that teaches the good news of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. We do not make up our own teachings, but teach the ancient, precious truths that God has given us in Bible. The core of what we believe and teach can be summed up in the words of the Apostles’ Creed, which Christians have confessed since as early as 150 A.D.:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
God has richly blessed St. John Lutheran Church and School and we pray that we will be a blessing
to you as we share His message of God’s grace in Christ.
|Lenten Services are
3:30 pm & 7:15 pm
March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 & 19
Maundy Thursday - April 17th, 7:15 pm
Good Friday April 18th, 7:15 pm
Easter 6 am, 8 am & 10:45 am
Wednesday, March 5th MT25:31-46
ASH WEDNESDAY 1 PT 1:1-9
[The Sheep and Goats]
Our Fear of Finding Out at the Final
Judgment that We’re Not Among the Elect
Wednesday, March 12th MT 26:1-5; 57-67
LENTEN MIDWEEK 1 PP 1:19-29
[Caiaphas’ Plot to Kill Jesus]
Our Fear of Those Who Might Want Us Dead But Cannot Make Us Alive
Wednesday, March 19th MT 26:36-45
LENTEN MIDWEEK 2 HB 11:32-40
[Garden of Gethsemane]
Our Fear of Questioning God’s Good and
Gracious Will When Facing the Pain And
Prospect of Physical Death
Wednesday, March 26th MT 26:31-35; 69-75
LENTEN MIDWEEK 3 JUDE 1:17-25
[Peter’s Betrayal of Jesus]
Our Fear of Denying the Lord and Falling
Away from the Faith in Our Final Hour
Wednesday, April 2nd MT 27:1-10
LENTEN MIDWEEK 4 2 CO 1:3-11
[Judas Hangs Himself]
Our Fear of Being Driven to Ultimate Despair by the Wiles of the Devil at the Time
of Our Death
Wednesday, April 9th MT 27:11-26
LENTEN MIDWEEK 5 1 TM 6:6-19
[Jesus Before Pilate]
Our Fear of Interpreting Our Death to Mean that God Has Somehow Lost Control Over Our Lives, Instead of God’s Planned Setting For Us to Confess the Gospel
Thursday, April 17th MT 26:17-35
MAUNDY THURSDAY PP 2:1-8
[Institution of Lord’s Supper]
Our Fear of Death Turning Us Inward Upon Ourselves Instead of Outward Upon The Gifts of Christ and the People Who Will be Most Impact-ed by Our Death
Friday, April 18th MT 27:27-61
GOOD FRIDAY 2 CO 4:7-12
[The Crucifixion and Death of Christ]
Our Fear of Death as Some Kind of Sign that God Has Forsaken Us When Christ Has Been Forsaken in Our Place