Celebrating 150 Years in Midtown Sacramento

2017 is a significant year at St. John's. Not only is it our 150th anniversary as a congregation here in Sacramento, but also the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation that started in Wittenberg, Germany when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door.

150 years ago, a group of German-Americans gathered in Sacramento and opened our doors for the first time. In 1912, the group moved to our current location on 17 and L Streets and built our beautiful church. We are excited for the many ways we plan on celebrating this beautiful year.


November 26, 2017
On this Christ the King Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, our Sesquicentennial year of celebration will end with an all-congregation celebration. Trusting that with one last push from new donors, and the fulfillment of Living Stones pledges, we will gather for a celebratory burning of the Sanctuary mortgage.  We will join the great 150-year-old cloud of faithful witnesses that is St. John’s Lutheran Church, giving God all of the glory!