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.

After School Arts Program

Known as ASAP, the After School Arts Program was created in the fall of 2007 as an outreach to 3rd-5th-grade students attending schools in the St. John¹s neighborhood who have a talent and interest in the arts. After two years, ASAP filed for 501(c)(3) non-profit status and incorporated under the name Arts for the City, Inc. Programming continues to take place at St. John's and a majority of volunteer staff are St. John's members. ASAP is supported entirely by donations, gifts, and grants.

More information is available at or by contacting Executive Director Michelle Bolton King at


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