St. John’s Artist Series

St. John’s Artist Series began as a way to introduce our congregation to the community through the arts, and as a way to facilitate our mission: to equip our members to extend Christ to the world.

“Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the springs and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” — Psalm 150:3-6

Who knew, when we began our Artist Series in 2007, that we would still be welcoming artists and audiences to our church campus ten years later? With the start of a new season, we continue to offer programs of high quality with a varied view of what “art” consists of. Music, dance, drama, visual arts such as painting and sculpture – all have found their way into our programming in one season or another. We continue to seek talented artists who will maintain what has become a congregational and community tradition. Of interest, too, is the fact that we have been able to accomplish all this without cost of any kind to the congregation.

All events begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. Concerts take place in the church Sanctuary unless otherwise noted. No tickets are sold, but a freewill offering is gathered. We also showcase the work of local visual artists during the reception following each performance. In most cases, their work is available for purchase.


2019-20 Concert Season

St, John’s Artist Series has been richly blessed to welcome fine artists from our local Chicago area, as well as artists renowned nationally and internationally. To God be the glory as we present our 2019-20 concert season. Please join us!


Margaret Carlson
October 6, 2019 – 3:00pm

Margaret Carlson

Exciting contemporary jazz vocalist, in recital


Alliance Brass

November 17, 2019 – 3:00pm

Alliance Brass

“…the perfect blend of virtuosity and vitality”


Festival of Hymns

February 23, 2020 – 3:00pm

Festival of Hymns

Lenten and Easter hymns and hymn preludes played by guest organists commemorating the 40th anniversary of the installation of our Zimmer pipe organ.


Judson University Choir

April 19, 2020

Judson University Choir

The choir performs a wide variety of music, from choral masterworks to black gospel anthems to contemporary praise and worship.


Support the Series

Because there is considerable expense involved in presenting these events, we invite you again to support the effort. Your generous tax-deductible contribution, payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church, will enable us to offer additional high-quality arts programs in the future. You may send, give online or drop off your gift at any time. Kindly specify “Artist Series” in the memo line of your check. You may select the level of your support on the enclosed card.

For more information please contact the church office.

For the Word of God is active and alive.

The Book of Hebrews, Chapter 4, Verse 12