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.

As we celebrate St. John's 150th Anniversary, we remain a lively center for God's mission and ministry in the heart of Des Moines!

Throughout the year, we will give thanks for the grace of God that has sustained us in the past, enlives the present moment, and that leads us into the future. Our gratitude for such grace will be woven into song and speech, praise and prayer, welcome and service to our neighbors - both here in Des Moines and around the world.

In an ancient prayer, the Psalmist wrote: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all God's benefits... (Psalm 103:2). The benefits of God shown to this congregation are beyond our ability to count! They have brought us this far in faith, and they will carry us into the future. In this anniversary year, we enter that future with truly grateful hearts and joyful expectation!

Praise the Lord!
The Rev. Rachel Thorson Mithelman
Senior Pastor

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