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Growing Together in Christ by Sharing the Gospel with All People

 Welcome to St. John's Lutheran!


St. John’s is a congregation dedicated to Bible-based preaching and teaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We value family life and caring for people of all ages with the love of Jesus.
If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us for worship and church activities. If St. John’s is where God is leading you for membership, please contact one of the pastors.
If you are visiting the Yankton area, you are welcome to join us for worship and Bible study.
Please browse our website to learn more about St. John’s and our ministries.
 Thank you and God Bless!

Couldn't join us on Sunday morning?

Listen to us on 1450 AM KYNT Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM


Watch us on channel 98 (for Knology users) or

channel 3 (for Midcontinent users) Monday evenings at 6:30 PM


The names of the 2011 Department of Defense Freedom Award recipients have been announced and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Yankton, South Dakota is one of 15 recipients of this year’s award! The Freedom Award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. St. John’s Lutheran Church stood out among a field of 4,049 nominations submitted by Guard and Reserve service members or their families.
This is a great honor for St. John’s Lutheran Church.  The 2011 honorees were recognized in Washington, D.C. at the 16th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Ceremony on September 22, 2011. Since 1996, only 145 employers have been presented with the Freedom Award. Recipients met privately with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta prior to the ceremony.  



Contact Us  
St. Johns Lutheran Church
1009 Jackson St
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Map  •   Directions
Phone 605-665-7337
Regular Schedule  
  • 8:00 AM
  • 9:15 AM
    Education Hour
  • 10:30 AM

Attention youth!  We are heading out snow tubing on Feb 16!  We will meet at the church at 1PM that afternoon.  Then we'll be heading to Kirby Tubing Park in Souix Falls.  There is no cost except for food you want to purchase there.  We will return to the church at 8PM that evening.  Get your forms in and get your gear ready!  Any one interested and able to drive that day would be very much appreciated.  

Lenten Midweek Worship

The season of Lent is beginning here at St. Johns.  We will be having Ash Wednesdays services at 10AM and 7PM on February 10th.  After that we will be having regular Lent services at 10AM and 7PM until Palm Sunday.  Also as in Advent we will be having Lenten meals served.  They will begin at 5:30PM with a free no hassel or cleaning meal.  Then at 6:15PM we will be having a time of devotion as we finish up eating.  The devotion will be leading into the theme of Lent this year which is "Living Lent as People of the Resurrection".  Come and join us for food, devotion, worship, and good company!

Church handicap van

The church's handicap van is available for ANYONE needing a ride to church on Sunday mornings, for both the 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services.


We have a new webmaster! She is Becky (Karstens) Alvarado. If you have an item for the webpage, please email her at stjweb@hotmail.com.



We have a new page under our Info Center. It includes the Church Guidelines for weddings, baptisms and funerals.

One note, if you or someone you know is planning on getting married at St. John's, the wedding date must be set with the church office and the Pastors at least 6 months before the wedding.