Saint John Lutheran Church

Who We Are

A congregation of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod

At St. John's Lutheran Church, we value the pure, Biblical preaching of God's Word; the correct administration of His Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Supper); learning and the study of Holy Scripture by all ages; and the support, fellowship, and friendliness of God's people.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:45am - Sunday School and Adult Bible Class
  • 10:00am - Worship

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our services use various historic liturgies of the Chrisitan Church; hymns sung out of a hymnal, accompanied by organ or piano; a sermon drawn from the Bible, tailored to the experiences, needs, and concerns of our congregation; Baptisms of all ages (infants to adults); celebration of the Lord's Supper on first and third Sundays of the month; children's messages once a month; and a joyful and thankful spirit!

What is the community like?
Our congregation is in a rural setting, but draws people from both the country and nearby Geneseo and Quad Cities urban areas. Members and visitors say they are drawn to the peaceful, beautiful country setting, and stay for the nourishment of God's Word and Sacraments!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Non-Christians are welcome to attend any of our services and classes at any time. Questions are welcome, and our members and pastor would be happy to answer them! We do ask, however, that you be instructed in the Lutheran Christian faith before you partake of the Lord's Supper with us. We'd be happy to answer questions about that, too!


Christopher Bushre

Pastor Bushre is 38 years old. He's been married to his wife, Julie, for 11 years. They have three children: Aidan, 9, Allison, 7, and Declan, 2. Pastor Bushre received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1998, and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, in 2003. His first call in the ministry was to St. John's Lutheran Church in Lyons, NE, where he served for five years. He has been at St. John's Lutheran Church, Geneseo, IL, since 2008.

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