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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
Phone 605-665-7337
Regular Schedule  
  • 8:00 AM
  • 9:15 AM
    Education Hour
  • 10:30 AM
Advent Midweek Worship

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

We invite you to join your voices as we call out: “Hark the glad sound! Jesus is born!” Each service focuses on a biblical melody that God’s people sang as they awaited the Savior.

Dec. 2: The Song of Zechariah reveals how his newborn son, who will prepare the way of the Lord, serves as a melody of repentance for us.

Dec. 9: The Song of Mary declares that the Lord has remembered His covenant with us through His Son, making this a melody of remembrance.

Dec. 16: The Song of the Angels announces with great joy the Good News of Christ’s birth, and reveals how the angels’ message echoes through our lives today as a melody of rejoicing.

Advent Meals & Family Devotions

Meals served 5:30 – 7:00 PM; Devotions 6:15 PM

Families of all ages are invited to join us for a FREE meal and family devotions. Devotions will include Christmas songs, lighting of the Advent candles, Scripture reading, and a craft of musical instruments which can be played during the worship service.

High School Murder Mystery Dinner

Attention all high schoolers!  We will be journeying to the Old West on Dec 4-5.  There has been a murder and each on of you is a suspect.  Through politics, intrigue, deception, and investigation we will discover who the culprit is.  Keep your eyes open for more informatino coming to you on this event.  

Zingers Christmas Party

Attention Zingers!  We are having a Christmas party for 3rd through 5th graders at St. Johns.  On December 6th we'll be meeting in the fellowship hall for bingo, games, and goodies to celebrate Christmas.  The party will be starting at 2:00 and ending at 5:00 that evening.  No cost simply bring yourself and your fun attitude.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday School Christmas Program

The Sunday school Christmas program will be Dec 20th at 6:00 this year!  There will be three practices before the program on Dec 5th, 12th, and the 19th from 9:00-11:00.  After the program there will be hot coco and cookies for all to parkate in.  Join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus who has saved us from sin and given us the gift of eternal life!

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



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.