Welcome to St. Johns
Connect with Christ, Church and Community
Our story begins in the summer of 1922 when the President was Warren G. Harding, the Vice President was Calvin Coolidge and the population of the United States was 110,049,000. The Presbyterian neighbors of St. Johns Park organized a Sunday afternoon Sunday school. The Springfield Presbyterian Church, (no longer in existence) helped to establish our new congregation. There was such enthusiastic support, that in less than a year, the property at Melrose and Fair Streets was acquired, and it soon became the St. Johns Park Chapel. Seventy-eight members went on the rolls as charter members on June 16, 1929. St. Johns continues to offer a vital ministry for Riverside, Ortega, Avondale, and beyond.
On Your First Visit
Both of our worship services take place in the sanctuary. Upon entering the sanctuary you will be welcomed and offered a bulletin. There will be a time of announcements and a short time to greet your neighbor. As a visitor, you are not asked to stand, raise your hand, or put a visitor tag. But we do look around for new faces, and people will come and introduce themselves.
Our vision is Connect with Christ, Church and Community. When we come together to worship, we desire to “Connect” with Christ which is done in our two different of styles of worship on Sunday morning. Both our 9am and 11am services run about 60 minutes and are dismissed with prayer and a blessing. If you have a prayer request, please fill out a connection card and place it in the offering plate as it is passed, and our prayer team will pray for your request.