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.

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An often-used word within church settings is “Stewardship.” I used to think of stewardship strictly in the financial sense. I was wrong. “Stewardship” pertains to ALL the ways we can serve our God and our neighbor. 

Another time honored description of church involvement is “Time, Talent, and Treasure.” We think a better way of looking at it is a way of offering our differing gifts, and we have all been given unique abilities by our Lord. 

Consider yourself a grateful caretaker of the many gifts with which you’ve been blessed. We offer an opportunity to share those gifts.

Many of you are already involved in ministries here at St. John’s. We gratefully acknowledge your contributions. Now I invite you all to engage more fully. Take a look at the opportunities provided. Or, maybe you have an idea for something not yet mentioned, give us a call. 

You will find that personal interaction and service to others will touch your heart, your soul and your mind. You will feel a sense of “home” and “community” that has the power to change your outlook on life. Join us and follow God into an adventure of ministry.

  • We invite your participation.
  • We will equip you with information and knowledge to serve in your selected area.
  • We will connect you with others sharing your same passion.
  • We will sustain your partnership and promise an enjoyable and heartening experience.

Please prayerfully consider how you may serve God and your neighbor. Even if you aren’t an “official” member of St. John’s, you are welcome to participate at any level. We welcome your involvement.

In the near future, we will have additional information about many of our service opportunities. Please check back to this area of the website. In the meantime, if you have questions on the ministries and opportunity for service, please contact me at 515-243-7691 ext. 115 or email Katie Tippins. For whatever talent, interest, or passion you have, we have a match for you.

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