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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
Mission Central Trip

We will be heading to Misison Central on Oct. 31st.  Meet at the church at 8:00 am and be back around 5:00 that evening.  There is no cost and only need to bring yourself and a way to get there.  This is required retreat for those families that have 6th-8th grade students.  However it is open to all congregation members that would want to join us.  Mission Central does amazing work within our Synod and have some inspiring stories to tell us.  Lunch is provided.  If you are interested please let Brian know by emailing him or calling the office.  Hope to see you there!

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.