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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 […]

Let’s Feed Our Children-Individual Pasta Drive

Help the United Way serving FREE meals for children in Whiteside County. Please donate individual servings of pasta (15,000+ servings will be needed this summer). The most popular choices are Easy Mac, Chef Boyardee style of pasta, ramen noodles, and chicken noodle soup.Donations may be accepted at your church or at St. Paul Lutheran Church […]

April & May Special Offerings

The Congregation Council voted to designate the April and May Special Offerings to the Whiteside County School Supply Closet. This ministry is located near and operated by the Trinity United Methodist Church on Second Avenue in Sterling. As with most ministries, the events of the last couple of years have caused an increase in need […]

The Youth Palm Sunday Breakfast is Coming!

Mark your calendars for April 2nd! The Youth Palm Sunday Breakfast is coming! This Youth lead event is always a highlight of our congregation. The free will offering collected during breakfast helps support programming for youth events like the Quake and National Youth Gathering. Families look for the crew sign-up on March 5th to indicate […]

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 is where you can find the livestream every Sunday. There will also be links on the St. John’s website ( and on the Facebook […]

Lenten Self Denial Offering

The Congregation Council is pleased to announce that the April House Children’s Advocacy Center located in Morrison has been named the charitable organization to receive all Lenten Self-Denial offerings. To understand what a Children’s Advocacy Center is, you must first understand what children face without one. Without an advocacy center, the child may end up […]

Northern Illinois Synod Women of the ELCA 2023 Retreat-Women at the Well

John 4:11b “Where do you get that living water?” Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, Oregon, IL Program and worship led by Pastor Makayla Dahleen, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, IL Study will address the story of the woman at the well, John 4:1-42. Bibles are optional for the participants […]

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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