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.



Meets for monthly special events from spring to fall to tour gardens or nurseries, listen to speakers, learn, & share.

 Facilitator:  Ellen Fisher at Ellenfisher123 (at)

St. John's 2019 Gardening Schedule

June: Iowa Outdoor Products Tuesday, June 18th, 5:00 p.m. 3200 86th Street, Urbandale, IA.

Enjoy a guided tour of their products and plants and a talk from Horticulture Specialist, April Moore on the topic of Diversifying the Garden.

July: Buzzed Bee Meadery - Tuesday, July 16th, 5:00 p.m. 1755 340TH St., Melbourne, IA

Tour & Tasting! Join us at the Meadery and discover how awesome honey can be! Learn about the mead making process, bees and nectar sources that impact the flavor profile of the honey. Try Lemon, Ginger Snap and Chocolate Mead just to name a few! (free tasting and/or purchase by the glass or bottle)

August: Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden®. - Friday, August 9th, 12-2 p.m.   1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA.

This Test Garden serves as a display garden, a testing ground for plants, and a photography studio for our company's publications and websites.  For additional information regarding these events please contact Ellen Fisher at

Images from a few of our previous Gardening Group trips

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