Please make reservations for in-person worship by calling the church before 4:30pm the Thursday before the service you wish to attend. See the News page for details and guidelines. If you do not feel comfortable attending in person or are not feeling well, you can still participate via smartphone, tablet or computer on the Ministries page of this website or on St. John's Facebook page. Listen to the service by calling (888) 975-5536. Call in ANY TIME from Sunday morning through noon Friday.
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 in person, via phone or online. Our 4:30pm Wednesday services are temporarily suspended.

Upcoming Events

  • Holy Week Worship will be available online and by phone from 8am Thursday, April 1, 2021 through Saturday evening.
  • Easter Sunday Worship, April 4, 2021, will be as follows:
    • 9:30am in person with a reservation made by 4:30pm Thursday, April 1, 2021. An outdoor lawn chair service is planned, depending on the weather. A decision will be made by April 2, 2021.
    • Starting at 9:30am on Facebook.
    • Starting at 9:30am in the parking lot by tuning your radio to 99.9FM.
    • Sunday, April 4, 2021 through Friday, April 9, 2021 via phone: (888) 975-5536.