Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to use in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God, and experience God's grace in our lives.

We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today's complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

With more than 10,000 congregations in 65 synods across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and 4.2 million members, we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.

St. John's Lutheran Church is part of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod (C/SIS), which engages and unites 130 congregations in mission.

For more information on the ELCA, please visit their website.

Read an Earth Day statement from ELCA presiding bishop, Pastor Elizabeth Eaton.