St. John's Lutheran Church

1276 White Street
Dubuque
Iowa
52001
Senior Pastor: 
Jay Ilten
Denomination: 
Lutheran
Authentic missions, relevant sermons, beautiful music, caring people.
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St. John's Lutheran Church, ELCA, has been described as "authentic."  It's real.  You can "feel" the Holy Spirit when you attend. It is a well-kept older church--built in 1879. While steeped in history, it has its eye on the future.    It alternates between traditional and contemporary services.  All who believe in Jesus Christ the Savior are welcome to Communion.  It has an "Open Closet" twice a month where anyone can get good used clothing FREE!  It also hosts the community-wide "Coats for Kids" in the winter. The congregation is a combination of young, middle-aged, and senior.  Professional people and day laborers work shoulder-to-shoulder for the glory of God.  "We are one in the spirit!"  St. John's is small in number but has a lot of enthusiasm.  There is  Sunday School, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School, and Adult forums. Services are at 10 A.M. There is fellowship with coffee after the service.  It is a downtown church with a history of community service.  The  pastor, Jay Ilten, is a man who knows about life.  He is on fire with the Holy Spirit and "walks the walk."  His sermons are Gospel-based and  relevant; and he also has a special "Children's Sermon" every Sunday. St. John's Lutheran Church is easy to find; it is across from the new Prescott Elementary School on White Street in  Dubuque, Iowa.  Office hours are from 1-4 P.M. on Monday through Friday.   Phone (563) 583-6572.  "St. John's--Where the Spirit Soars!"

Comments

quick question: how does the pastor "walk the walk?" can you give us examples?

Dear Matt,

 

Pastor Jay has had his share of personal problems and can identify with others' issues.  He is generous to a fault and won't even take all of his stipend in order to keep the doors open.  He has time for everyone at anytime, sometimes running himself ragged.  He is constantly examining himself and wondering if he is indeed being like Jesus in all he does.  He is a wonderful role model.  He is also very physical and works within the church alongside the custodian.  He helps with the Open Closet and brings people to church in his van.

Sincerely,

 

Rob G.

great feedback, Rob... I look forward to hearing more from you on our growing website...!

Dear Matt,

 

Thank you and blessings to you and yours.  If you're ever in Dubuque, you're welcome to worship with us at St. John's Lutheran  Church.

Rob G.