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.

Connection Café


In partnership with three other downtown congregations – St. Ambrose Cathedral, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and First United Methodist – St. John’s supports the Connection Café, a free noon meal program for any in need.  Currently located at 7th & Grand, just two blocks from St. John’s, the Café serves approximately 140 guests per day, five days per week.  Volunteers from churches, businesses, and organizations may contact the Café Coordinator, Rob Hoover (, to serve a single time or on a regular schedule.  The St. John’s Congregational Council, St. John’s Social Club, and other small groups are on-going participants in this ministry.


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