Welcome to St John’s Lutheran Church

St Johns Logo322 E. Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Join Us for Worship on Sundays at 9:30. Coffee fellowship follows worship as well as Godly Play for children, confirmation, youth and adult learning at 10:45. We are two blocks from the Capitol, in the Cap East Neighborhood.

A Welcoming Servant in the Heart of the City: In an average week, approximately 750 people come through our doors. About 130 people come for worship and congregational meetings. The other 620 come for shelter, or for financial assistance, (last year we gave $44,000 in direct assistance to those in need), or refugee settlement, or for an AA meeting. St. Johns is a center for service and mission as well as a vital urban congregation in downtown Madison.  It is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

A Welcoming Community: Because of our involvement for over thirty-five years with those in need, shelter work, and assisting people in dire circumstances, we have learned to be open and accepting of all who come to worship and who want to help with our mission. It’s a place where a variety of perspectives are encouraged and welcomed. Our theology reflects the Lutheran emphasis on grace, and we extend that grace to everyone.

St Johns is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. In 2006, the congregation overwhelmingly voted to become affiliated with ReconcilingWorks, formerly LC/NA, Lutheran Concerned/North America, a group of primarily Lutheran congregations dedicated to openness to all regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race or religious background. In 2004, the congregation adopted a resolution opening the door for the formation and affirmation of household covenants.

Contact Information: Our Office Phone is 608-256-2337, and our address is 322 E. Washington Ave, Madison, Wi 53703. Staff Email: You can email staff directly using the following links: Deb Cook, Dick Gundlach, Kristie Halverson, Pastor Ken Smith.

THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 26-28: Sunday worship begins at 9:30am. Emily Tveite,  Pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry will preach and preside. Coffee fellowship follows the service.