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.

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

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As a founding congregation of what is now known as Central Iowa Shelter & Services, members and friends of St. John’s continue to support its work by preparing and serving the evening meal at the shelter on the 18th & 19th of every month.   Feeding over 200 guests each evening requires contributions of casseroles, salads, bread, milk, dessert, juice, and breakfast rolls for the next morning - all of which should be delivered to the shelter by 5:45pm.  Six to eight volunteers are also needed to set out and serve the meal.   Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Jennifer at richandjenearly (at)

You may volunteer to bring food and/or help serve by signing up on the clipboards in the narthex OR by visiting, just follow the 3 easy steps below:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


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