Sunday School

Sunday school is intended to teach Bible stories to children in a simplified and fun way. St. John’s Sunday school meets Sunday morning from 10:45 – 11:45 AM in the St. John’s school classrooms. Children between the ages of 3-14 are welcome to come enjoy snacks, Bible stories, games, and crafts.


Lutheran Pioneers

Lutheran Pioneers is intended to provide practical instruction and enjoyable fellowship for Christians between the ages of 5-14. It is a national organization with a “wagon-train” group at St. John’s made up of youths from local WELS churches. The group meets once or twice a month on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 PM in the classrooms at St. John’s. Boys and girls are separated into two groups with different leaders, but participate in a number of the same activities such as camping, handcrafts, studying wildlife, sledding, archery, and service projects.

For more information about Lutheran Girl Pioneers, visit their website at

For more information about Lutheran Boy Pioneers, visit their website at


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a five-morning camp intended to provide children with learning and fun during the summer months. St. John’s VBS is always held at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School and usually takes place in the middle of July. All children between the ages of 3-14 are welcome to attend and enjoy snacks, singing, Bible stories, games, soccer, and crafts. More details will be posted in May 2018.


Children's Message

Pastor Birsching provides a children’s message at all of St. John’s worship services. The Children’s Message is a short, simplified sermon specially aimed at helping young children understand the main point of the day’s Bible verses. The message is always interactive and usually uses an object lesson or visual aid. The children seem to love the message, almost as much as the adults do!

St. Johns Lutheran Church and School, Westland MI

For over 135 years, St. John’s has been serving the people of Westland. We are a group of imperfect people united by a perfect God. We come from many different walks of life, but have been given the same mission. Jesus has shown us God’s love and we want to share that love with the world.

That is why St. John’s is committed to teaching with His Word and reaching with His love.

School Registration Dates

K-8 – August 5, 2018 or by appointment.
Preschool – July 20, 2018 or by appointment.

To find out more about St. John’s Lutheran School visit the Our School section of the website.

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