St. John's Lutheran
St. John's Lutheran Church in Depew, NY
Family Ministry Night at the Bisons! Friday, July 19th. Sign up by 7/7.
Graduation Stepping Stone – Weekend of June 29th & 30th
Radio Broadcast Sponsorships needed! Sign-up sheet in office hallway.
Church Cookout – Sun, 8/11 at Camp Pioneer. Fun, food, games and fellowship! Cost: $5/each; $2/kids under 12.
Summer Worship Change – Sunday 7/7 – Contemporary Worship: 10:30 AM

Brief Background

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation was formally organized on on April 18 1895. The original church building was located on Kokomo St. in Depew, New York, but was moved to 67 Litchfield Ave. on March 6th, 1913. In 1948, the average attendance jumped and by September 1950, a new Sanctuary was dedicated. The current congregation worships in the 1950 Structure.

The Pastors of St. John’s:

Rev. F.T. Ruhland (1895-1913)

Rev. C.H. Franke (1913-1919)

Rev. J. Nestol (Interim 1919)

Rev. E.C. Miller (1920-1922)

Rev. P.O. Schultze (1923-1925)

Rev. E.L. Witte (1925-1927)

Rev. H. Wind Sr. (part time-1927-1937)

Rev. E.W. Krentz (1937-1941)

Rev. L.G. Leonard (1941-1948)

Rev. A.J.H. Frinke (1948-1958)

Rev. R.J. Neeb (1958-1965)

Rev. R.L. Erickson (1965-1980)

Rev. G.M. Karkau (Vacancy-1980-1981)

Rev. M.C. Blackwell (1981-2011)

Rev. G.M. Purpura Jr. (July 2008 – Present)