Sunday worship can be seen by smartphone, tablet or computer on the News page of this website or on St. John's Facebook page.
OR listen Sundays at 7am, Noon or 4:30pm by using your phone to dial (508) 924-5733.

Online Bouquets of Hope Fundraiser

Bouquets of Hope, a Tri-Church event originally scheduled for April to raise money for a generator for Rock River Hospice & Home, is taking on a new form.

Thanks to the generosity of Thrivent members who designated Choice dollars to the event and community members who donated money directly to the cause, plus matching funds up to $5,000 from Arthur’s Garden Deli, the fundraiser is off to a fantastic start!

Because many items were collected from Tri-Church members and local businesses prior to the pandemic, there will be an online auction of these items. Themed baskets will include food, gas and gardening certificates, a golf package, a stay at the DeSoto House in Galena, a party package at Froggy’s, and a pie-a-month, plus more. In addition, table centerpieces made for the event will also be available to bid on. You may view all these items from the window at St. Paul (1701 16th Ave., Sterling) beginning May 26th. You may also “view” and bid on these items June 1-5 at a newly created Tri-Church website: The website will have instructions on who to call for placing a bid. For those with a Facebook page, please post this information to help Tri-Church get the word out.

Thanks in advance for helping Bouquets of Hope finish strong! And a very special thanks to Kyle Morgan for his technical expertise in making this possible!

St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, Illinois

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. Read more ...

Service Times

We invite you to join us for our worship with Holy Communion at 9:30am Sundays and 4:30pm Wednesdays.