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Our Mission

To assist a hurting humanity, to enter into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to be incorporated into a healthy Body of Christ.


Divine Service with Holy Communion 9am Sundays


In the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we welcome you to our website. St. John’s is located on 88th Place and Myrtle Avenue in beautiful Glendale Queens: two blocks west of busy Woodhaven Boulevard and one block south of Forest Park. We are accessible by public transportation (please see below). We have a rich history of worship and we invite you to our worship service on Sundays at 9:00am. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday. In worship we receive the gracious gifts of Jesus by his precious love. We hope to see you soon!


Our Food Pantry

For our food pantry (dry goods only), please contact Ernie Grimes at the church office, If you can donate any non-perishable food items or canned goods it will be greatly appreciated. The non-perishable items can be brought to the church narthex. Thank you!

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St. John’s History

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Atlantic District in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Its roots date back to the early 1800’s in Williamsburg Brooklyn. On December 13, 1853, the church became known as St. John’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church and joined the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of New York. In April of 1861, St. John’s joined the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and other States (early name for the LCMS). During the 1920’s, a large number of congregants moved to Queens and bought homes in the newly developed area of Glendale. They planted the first St. John’s Church building across the street from its current location. The current church building’s cornerstone was laid on June 6, 1937, on the southeast corner of Myrtle Avenue and 88th Place during the pastorate of Rev. Henry C. Wolk. On June 25, 1944, Rev. Martin Theodore Steege was installed as pastor. St. John’s Lutheran School was originally opened in 1848 and despite a few closings and re-openings, remained an active school until 2011. Pastor Steege served St. John’s Church and School until 1973. Since 1973, the following pastors have served St. John’s: Rev. Kenneth Timm, Rev. Paul Behling, Rev. Dr. Donald Miles, Rev. William C. Fisher, Rev. Jessie Forrest and Rev. Marc Danzis. Today, St. John’s is served by Pastor Matthew O. Staneck.  St. John’s continues to serve the people of Glendale and surrounding communities with the joy of Jesus Christ!

Directions to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

88-24 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, New York 11385

 St. John’s is located 1½ blocks west of Woodhaven Boulevard. You may also take the Jackie Robinson Parkway to Myrtle Avenue. At the end of the ramp make a right and travel east to 88th Place.

The church is conveniently located to the Q55-Myrtle Avenue bus, or the Q11, Q52 limited or Q53 limited buses on Woodhaven Boulevard.