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If you are not a confirmed Lutheran, you join by attending catechesis classes ("adult instruction.")  These sessions engage in studying the Bible, using Luther's Small Catechism.  (The Catechism is a topical summary of the Christian faith, drawn from the Scriptures.)  Sessions are offered each Fall and Winter. 

If you are Lutheran, you can simply join by transferring from a sister LCMS congregation, of by reaffirmation of faith, for those joining us from other Lutheran bodies. 

Please contact the church office with any questions about your situation, or for information regarding the next Catechesis schedule.  (773.736.1112 or

Last updated on September 30, 2014 by St. John's Chicago Webmaster