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Sunday Services: 8:15am & 11am, Sunday School 9:45am
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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Topeka, Kansas

A congregation of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

We welcome you to come and experience the joy and blessings of being part of the body of Christ at St. John's!

About St. John's

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of baptized Christians who gather in central Topeka to hear God’s Word proclaimed, to commune with Him in His Holy Supper, and to worship Him as Creator, Lord, and Savior. Filled with Christ and His Spirit through these His gifts we share God’s love with others in our individual callings and in our community.

We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, an association of about 6,000 congregations located throughout the United States. We confess the faith as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and in accordance with the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord. In our preaching and teaching we strive for a faithful and engaging proclamation of God’s Word that is neither shallow nor beholden to cultural whims, but rather speaks faithfully and clearly the word and will of God to the world in which we live. Our goal is to excel in this ministry of God’s Word to people of all ages, from the cradle to the grave. As Lutherans our worship is in keeping with the traditions of the "one holy catholic and apostolic Church". We cherish beauty in music and art and strive to employ these gifts of God’s creation in worship.

Established in 1874, we are the oldest LCMS church in Topeka. Since 1938 we have worshipped in the beautiful limestone building on the corner of 9th and Fillmore, just one block west of Topeka High School.

Since founding our own Lutheran parochial school in the first year of our existence, St. John’s has been continuously committed to quality Lutheran education. Since 1952 we have been a member of the Topeka Lutheran School Association.

Youth Confirmation with Reception Sunday, April 26 8:15 a.m.
Annual Smorgasboard Tuesday, April 28 5:00 p.m.
LWML Spring Salad Supper for Ladies Wednesday, May 6 5:30 p.m.
Address 901 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS 66606
Church Phone (785) 354-7132
Pastor Lange's Email
Pastor Bruss' Email
Church Office Email

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And that's our comfort. In this life, we share in His Cross so that in the next we might share in His resurrection. In this life, we are hated as He was hated, so that in the next we might be known by the Father as He is known by the Father. In this life, we suffer, so that in the next He might wipe every tear from our eyes.

      Jon Bruss from Good Shepherd Sunday, the Third Sunday of Easter

In the one hand, the key that unties sin from the sinner like you untie your shoes at night to take them off. In the other hand, the key that binds sins to the sinner and places the sinner in a straightjacket.

      Pastor Bruss from Quasimodo Geniti, the Second Sunday of Easter