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