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. The purpose of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is to continue discovering God’s will for us in His kingdom through prayer, bible study and building relationships. Our guiding principles are as follows:
  1. Jesus is our Lord and Savior.
  2. We make prayer, bible study and dialog the center of our decision making.
  3. We are willing to change as we discover God’s mission for us.
  4. We invite everyone. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” ~ Matthew 28: 19a
  5. We recognize and give thanks for our blessings.
  6. We act for the discovery and fulfillment of God’s mission.
Service Times
We invite you to join us for our weekly Holy Communion services at 9:30am Sundays and 6:15pm Wednesdays. Christmas Eve services will be at 3pm at the Howard Janssen Farm & 6pm at St. John's.