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February Special Offerings

The special offerings for February have been designated by the Congregation Council to be donated to the Rock River Hospice and Home. The in-patient facility that also houses the administrative offices for the organization was built in 2017 and is a gift to our community that was sorely needed. Rock River Hospice & Home is […]

Moving Beyond the Page

Join us for faith, fellowship, and book study on February 8 & 22 at 6:30 pm in the church library. We’ll be discussing Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances. Copies will be available upon request. Please speak with Pastor Jacob.

Join us for Mid-Week Lenten Worship!

Throughout Lent we will be teaming up with Tri Church congregations and utilizing a synod-wide Lent series entitled Promises at the Crossroads of History and Hope written by the Rev. Dr. Charlene Rauchy Cox for mid-week worship services. This resource is provided free for congregations to use through the Northern Illinois Synod. The season of […]

Food Pantry Sunday!

The Congregation Council has once again designated the first Sunday of each month as Food Pantry Sunday. A receptacle will be available for donations. We stopped focusing on this during the pandemic and have not resurrected the practice of intentionally making donations. Considering the increasing need in our community we would like to increase our […]

A Message from PADS Homeless Shelter

Dear Friends of Pads, It seems like just yesterday my time began here at the PADS shelter, 12 years ago I started, and we have come a long way and helped hundreds of people. I wish I could say that this is my accomplishment, but it’s not just my accomplishment but all of you as […]

Policy Updates

At the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, the Congregation Council has approved updates to five policies over the course of several months. Most of the updates were necessary due to the elimination of the treasurer’s position in our congregation. This also completes the required biennial review of the complete St. John’s Policy Manual. The updated […]

Building Community…Piece by Piece

St. John’s is participating in an opportunity for community building and fellowship! Stop by Monday through Friday during normal church office hours or on Sundays before or after worship and help complete the puzzle in the church library. When we work together, all the pieces come together.

Altar Flowers

We have recently had questions concerning altar flowers. Many of our members choose to designate altar flowers in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one. Arrangements and payment for the arrangement are made by the donor. Liners for the oblong brass vase and the two tall brass vases are available for the […]

Worship Live Streaming

Please share with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. the following options available to watch or listen to weekly worship with St. John, St. Paul, or Immanuel. St. John’s Lutheran Church https://www.youtube.com/@StJohnsSterlingIL/streams is where you can find the livestream every Sunday. There will also be links on the St. John’s website (https://stjohnssterling.org/worship-services/) and on the Facebook […]

Kroger Rewards

St. John’s is 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 […]

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