Service Times

  • Saturday:
    • 6pm - Sanctuary
  • Sunday:
    • 8:00am - Sanctuary
    • 9:30am - Sanctuary
    • 9:30am - Auditorium
    • 11:00am - Sanctuary
    • 5:00pm - Auditorium

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  • Sanctuary Address:
    185 S. Center St.
    Orange Ca  92866
  • Auditorium Address
    184 S. Center Shaffer St.
    Orange Ca 92866



Concert Series

St. John's Sanctuary Concert Series

2014 – 2015 Season

St. John's Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its eleventh annual season of the Concert Series. Eleven different sacred concerts have been planned for the 2014-2015 season. All events are offered free of charge, but an offering will be received. You are invited and encouraged to attend.

Please note:

St. John’s historic sanctuary will be closed for renovation during the summer of 2015.
Our concert series will end in May this season due to the renovation project.



Chapman University Orchestra and Choir

Chapman University Orchestra and Choir

Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
St. John's is happy to host the Chapman University Orchestra and Choir again this year in a concert of classical music.

Holy Week Concert

Holy Week Concert

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Palm Sunday -- The Jubilate Choir, Soloists, and Festival Orchestra present the story of Christ's suffering and death in the moving cantata, "The Seven Last Words of Christ" by Theodore Dubois. We conclude the concert celebrating Christ's resurrection with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, and invite the audience to sing along.

Cathedral Bells Concert

Cathedral Bells Concert

Sunday, May 03, 2015, 4:00 PM
The Cathedral Bells, St. John’s premiere Handbell Choir, presents an inspiring concert of handbell music. Alex Guebert, the director of the Cathedral Bells, has chosen a varied program that will prove to be very interesting to the audience.




Past Concerts This Season


Bach Cantata Vespers Concert

Bach Cantata Vespers Concert

September 21, 2014
Cathedral Singers, Four Soloists, Orchestra & Organ. Cantata 78 was written in 1724 for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. This cantata contains the beautiful duet, “Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten.”


Jubilate's Favorite Anthems

October 12, 2014
St. John’s Jubilate Choir performs favorite anthems selected from the past few years, along with a few new ones as well. The 80-voice choir performs a variety of music with organ, piano, and keyboard accompaniment.

Bach Cantata Vespers Concert

Bach Cantata Vespers Concert

November 9, 2014
The cantata “Savior of the Nations, Come” was written for the First Sunday in Advent in 1714, early in Bach’s career. The hymn, “Savior of the Nations, Come,” will also be featured in the vespers service. Charles Raasch is the organist.

Christmas Concerts - DEC 12 & 13

Christmas Concerts - DEC 12 & 13

December 12, 2014
THREE performances: DECEMBER 12 & 13

Christmas Concert  DEC 13 - 4pm

Christmas Concert DEC 13 - 4pm

December 13, 2014

Christmas Concert  DEC 13 - 7pm

Christmas Concert DEC 13 - 7pm

December 13, 2014
80 Voice Choir & Festival Orchestra - THREE performances: Dec. 12 & 13

Concert: Cal Baptist Choir & Orchestra

Concert: Cal Baptist Choir & Orchestra

January 25, 2015
St. John's is proud to host the energetic and inspirational Cal Baptist University Choir and Orchestra. Performing contemporary Christian music, the choir of 100+ voices and 40-piece orchestra are directed by Dr. Judd Bonner. Come early for a good seat!




We encourage your support by participating in the Patron Program, which funds most of the expenses involved in producing the Concert Series. Since the freewill offerings do not cover the entire costs of the concerts, we need your support to ensure the continuation of this ministry to the community. A listing of all patrons will appear in each concert program. Please refer to the Patron Program Enrollment Form for more details.

Again this year we will offer five Bach Cantata Vespers. An organ prelude will begin each vespers concert, which will also include Bible readings, two hymns, and a short sermon. The choir, soloists, and orchestra are conducted by William Heide; Charles Raasch is the organist.

Please note that all of our concerts are much more comfortable because we are now air conditioned! All of the concerts are held in St. John's historic sanctuary, located at the corner of Almond and Center in Old Towne Orange.

Your are also welcome to worship God with us at our regular worship services.