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.

Good Samaritan Fund


Because of our downtown location and proximity to the bus station and social service agencies, we often have visitors requesting emergency assistance with food, utilities, transportation, rent, prescriptions, etc.  We seek to connect them with area agencies equipped to help them, but when there are no other resources available or time is of the essence, our Good Samaritan Fund is used to provide assistance  at the discretion of the pastors.  Contributions to the fund are always welcome.   Simply mark your check or on-line donation “Good Samaritan Fund” and it will be used to help those in need. 

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