Service to Others

 Our Mission is to restore hope and provide opportunities for people to become all that God intends them to be; to put our Lutheran  faith into action through service to the community.

Family Promise Chicago North Shore

St. John’s is a host site for a transitional housing network serving families in homeless situations. Once a quarter, we provide meals and housing in our church building for up to fourteen persons for one week. Volunteers are needed to provide food as well as evening and overnight hospitality. 

St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen

St. John’s volunteers help serve the Sunday afternoon meal at a soup kitchen in Evanston. Set-up begins at 1:30 PM and dinner is served at 3 PM. Donate food items, prepare a dish, serve or chat with guests and help with clean-up. 


Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. They have sewed and shipped over 1000 quilts to families in need. Come for the morning or afternoon session or both. Beginners welcome.

12-Step Support Groups

St. John’s hosts seven groups that meet weekly, including AA and Alanon.

Holy Family School

The St. John’s angel tree provides Christmas gifts for grade school students. We also fill one or two tables with guests at the annual banquet and benefit auction 

Brother Dano’s Sandwich Ministry

Volunteers gather in our church kitchen to prepare brown bag meals for those served by The Night Ministry of Chicago. Donations of bread, cookies and cash for sandwich meat and cheese are welcome. Learn more at 

Extended Ministries Fund

No less than 5% of the funds are distributed annually in support of a variety of charitable concerns beyond the walls of our church. The annual distribution exceeds $15,00