Reservations are no longer required. 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.


Please take a moment to fill out the form found here to help facilitate the completion of our membership review process. Thank you for your time and support as we strive to be about the building up of God's Kingdom through Christ's mercy and grace.


Return To In-person Services

During the May 2021 council meeting, Council President Andrew Stutzke presented the latest data regarding infections, CDC and state guidance, and recommended that the church fully reopen. Masking will be a personal choice, not required. Singing will return, and the building will be open with the exception of the kitchen in the basement.

Covid Policy 05/23/21

CommUNITY Vacation Bible School 2021

This year's VBS will be a one-morning outdoor event, Saturday, July 10 from 9-11:30am at First Christian Church, 3400 Sixth Ave., Sterling. We’ll have tents set up for a variety of learning stations (music, arts and crafts, games). All PreK (age 3) through fifth-grade students are encouraged to attend. Sixth grade and older can volunteer to be leaders. More details will be coming soon!

Kroger Rewards

St. John’s is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can earn rewards for the St. John’s Building Fund every time you use it. Just about everything you purchase qualifies, with the exception of alcohol, tobacco, and postage stamps. There is no cost to participate and you’ll still earn fuel points on eligible purchases every time you shop. Signing up is free and easy.

  1. Visit kroger.com/communityrewards.
  2. Sign in to your digital account or create an account.
  3. Choose “I’m a Customer” and click on “View Details.”
  4. Be sure your card is linked to your account.
  5. Select St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (MU937).
  6. Receive a confirmation, and you’re ready! If you have questions, please contact Nancy Breed at (815) 441-4007. Thanks for your continued support of St. John’s.


The E-Messenger

Download a PDF of the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, The Messenger.

Past issues, starting in October 2012, are available here.