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.

St. John's Faith Garden

Pastor Bob tending to the ever growing Faith Garden.

Pastor Bob tending to the ever growing Faith Garden.

Let’s get growing! 2013 is the third season for St. John’s Faith Garden in Pastor Bob’s backyard. The goal is to produce fresh, nutritious vegetables for low-income hungry families who are clients of DMARC’s food pantries. Rotating teams of volunteer gardeners take care of the garden for a week, followed by three weeks off. Will you help this season? Garden novices through master gardeners are welcome. If you’d like to help, please contact Diana Sickles at, or Pastor Bob. If helping in St. John’s Faith Garden doesn’t work for you, please consider planting extra vegetables in your own garden to donate to the DMARC food pantries. Visit and click on “Food Pantry Information” to find a pantry near you.

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