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.

Prairewoods WIRED Retreat

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Prairewoods WIRED Retreat


Please join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat on Saturday/Sunday, October 14 and 15 at Prairiewoods.

Cost:  $100/person(includes private overnight room, 4 wonderfully fresh meals, Essential Oils & Singing Bowls classes)

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  • Saturday:
    • Leave St. John’s at 9:00 am (carpooling)
    • Arrive at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, (just on the edge of Cedar Rapids) in time for lunch
    • Saturday afternoon possibilities: 
      • enjoy a 1 ½ hour class on Essential Oils by Rachel Fischer:  Recap of basics and go Beyond Basics to learn how to use essential oils in cooking, green cleaning, beauty, laundry, pets, etc.)
      • participate in a 45 minute pilates class (slow, controlled mindful movement, gentle stretching)
      • Relax, read, go for a hike, walk the labyrinth, sit and visit
    • Dinner 5:30 pm
    • Evening open for suggestions
  • Sunday:
    • Breakfast 8:00 am
    • Himalayan singing bowls:  10:00 amExperience sound, stillness, and relaxation through the enigmatic vibrations of singing bowls.  Kathy Broghammer will invite you to sit or lie on a yoga mat to listen and just be.  Hear the sounds and feel the vibrations of the singing bowls going inward.  Let your soul rest.
    • Lunch at noon,  Then head back to Des Moines

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