St. John's Lutheran Church

In the City for Good!

St. John's Lutheran Church participates in God's mission to bless, save, restore and reconcile the world through meaningful worship and faithful witness in the city of Des Moines and around the world.

St. John's Lutheran Church invites and welcomes all people to experience the Good News of God's grace, forgiveness and unfailing love. The Good News calls and empowers us to share God's love in word and deed throughout our city, nation and world.

Can I hear a “wow?” Wow! Can I hear another “wow?” WOW!!

“Wow” is a small word to describe the incredible celebration that was All Saints’ Day and the 150th Anniversary Kick-off Brunch on November 2nd! Banners were flying and anticipation was in the air. At worship, we called out all those who were baptized as sisters and brothers in Christ the past year and all those we lovingly remember who have gone on as saints in the God’s holy kingdom. We celebrated with brass, strings, bells, organ, and voices resounding throughout the sanctuary and into the city! At the Gospel Brunch that followed we toasted the past and future, unveiled the new logo and recognized special members: centenarian and life-long member, Virginia W. Deuben, and Pastor Norm Ullestad, who was ordained at St. John’s. We all loved the North High School Gospel Choir that highlighted the brunch with their energized and inspired music! Thank you to all who made the weekend a special one in the life of St. John’s. Wow…Wow…WOW! 

Look for the banners with our logo on downtown streets (Locust and 8th).  They tell everyone we have been in the city for 150 years!  

To show our new logo, we have short and long sleeve tees, a Christmas ornament with the Christ window, and posters. They will be available for sale in the Fireside Lounge.

 600 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa  50309 - 515.243.7691 - a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America