What We're About

St. John’s is a small country church located roughly halfway between Allison and Greene, at a location formerly known as Vilmar. In early November 2017, after leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Vilmar voted to join the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Since the vote, St. John’s has been received as a congregation of the NALC. The NALC is a new Lutheran church for confessing Lutherans looking for a church that is faithful in its preaching and practice to the Holy Bible and to the teachings of the Lutheran Confessions. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, the NALC believes all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of scripture. 
On Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, many of the members of the New Life Congregation, in Allison, transferred their membership to St. John’s, after disbanding their congregation. St. John’s is pleased to accept these new member and to be a congregation of the NALC. They are looking forward to being a part of their Lutheran community and moving forward in faith and mission, focusing on living out Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples.
Anyone is welcome to attend services and events at St. John’s. Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m., September through May; and 9 a.m., June through August. Weekly activities can be found in the worship schedule listed in the paper each week. God has blessed St. John’s in the past and we know He will continue to uphold us in the future.

Meet the Pastor

While St. John's is currently seeking new, full-time leadership, Pastor David Schafer, of Waukon, has accepted a part-time pro tem position at Vilmar.