160th anniversary


What We Believe
Welcome to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sterling, Illinois. St. John's is a congregation of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Members of St. John's are CALLED into God's world, CLAIMED by God and His people, and SENT to share our faith. We are a community of believers serving the needs of God's people in His world. We will accomplish these things with FAITH:
  • Faith is the foundation of our church
  • Actions guide our work in the community
  • Invite all to share in our family of faith
  • Trust in the Lord
  • Healthy and growing
Service Times
We invite you to join us for our weekly Holy Communion services at 9:30am Sundays, and 6:15pm Wednesdays in as part of our "Taste and See" Ministry Night.