Sunday Worship Times

8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

Education Hour 9:05 a.m. (September – April)

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200 South Main Street

Charles City, Iowa


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Latest News

Information Congregation Meeting

The church council will host informational meetings about proposed building maintenance and improvement projects. This informational meeting will take place  Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary and will include information about a possible new sound and video system. This meeting will help us get ready for a Congregational Vote on Sunday, November…

Are You Ready to join St. John?

Here’s what to do: Let us know that you are ready to join by checking it on the attendance slip or contacting the Church Office. Be sure to give us your contact information so that we can get in touch with you! Meet with Pastor Russ so that he can get to know you better…

Reverse Offering

Stewardship board will hold a “Reverse Offering” on October 21st. Before the regular offering the plates will be passed so that those who wish to participate can draw out a slip of paper with a food item on it to be brought back on October 28th. Food collected will be donated to the local food…

Stained Glass

A 1922 stained glass Ascension Window was found at St. John & is being restored. To help defray the cost for the restoration there will be a Silent Auction of smaller panels October 21.  Bidding will continue until the beginning of the 10:15 a.m. service.

Christmas Child Shoeboxes

It’s Operation Christmas Child gift time!  Boxes will be available in the Narthex October 21st.  You may designate your box for a girl or boy for one of the following age  groups:  2-4 years, 5-10 years, or 10-14 years. Fill the box with gifts, fun toys, school supplies–a list of gift suggestions is available at:….

Upcoming Events

St. John After School @ 3rd Floor, St. John Lutheran
Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The After School program is for children in preschool through 5th grade. They meet once a week and provide a safe, Christian based program. The kids have a snack, watch a video and do fun craft activities.

Wednesday Night Supper @ St. John Lutheran Parish Hall
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Carol Choir
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Carol Choir is for students in grades 1st through 6th grade. Carol Choir is led by Erik Hoefer

Wind Ensemble
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Wind Ensemble is a mixed group of brass & reed instruments led by Dr. David Schweizer.

St. John Confirmation program
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Confirmation is designed for 7th, 8th & 9th grade students. St. John has a “University style” program. Each student takes a 6 week course each time period with required and optional courses. For more information contact Laurie Heidebrink at 228-3397.

Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Stewardship Reverse Offering
Oct 21 @ 7:45 am – 11:00 am

Before the Song of the Day we will be passing the offering plates around. They will be filled with slips of paper. Each slip will contain an item needed by the local Food Box. We are asking you to take one slip out of the offering plate, purchase that item during the week, and then bring that item to church on September 28th.

Communion Sunday
Oct 21 @ 7:59 am – 10:14 am
Worship @ St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

St. John has a communion service on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.

Education Hour
Oct 21 @ 9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Education Hour at St. John includes Sunday School and any Adult Bible studies. Sunday School begins at 9:05 a.m.