Church records indicate that, in 1899, enough money was raised to purchase a pipe organ, which was to be placed in the center of the church (as shown below). It was purchased from the Hinners Company, which was founded in 1879 in Pekin, IL. The cost of this organ was roughly $1,000 (which was more than the original cost to build the church!). NOTE: As of 2016, its relative value was in the range of $26,000-$28,000.
In April 1961, the Building Committee proposed to repair the organ and move it. Pipes would no longer be viewable in the front of the church, and the organist would sit to the side of the church, causing the entire look of the Sanctuary to change, with more white and off-white tones, and less wood trim visible. The focus would now be on the alter, rather than the organ. (Photo below shows the pipe organ today.)
The instrument arrived in Yorkville by train, in its box, weighing two and a half tons, and was transported to the church following its arrival. The new pipe organ was cause for great celebration and pride amongst the community, and a recital was given within days of its arrival to a large audience, showcasing it as the "(finest instrument) on the Fox River."