St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church fills sanctuary with familiar faces
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (May 16, 2020) – Throughout the Illinois stay-at-home order, Pastor John Richy of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (18100 Wentworth) has been recording his Sunday messages and posting them on YouTube. When he mentioned how difficult it is to preach to an empty church, members responded by creating a congregation to fill the sanctuary.
Pastor Richy enjoyed his two-dimensional congregation, and he spent time at the opening of his May 10 service personally greeting and passing the peace with the parishioners’ pictures:
The YouTube videos of St. John’s weekly services are available on a dedicated page of the church website:
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 18100 Wentworth Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.