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.

Hospitality & Outreach


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.

You will find that personal interaction and service to others will touch your heart, your soul and your mind. Plus, we have a great deal of fun while we’re at it! You will feel a sense of “home” and “community” that has the power to change your outlook on life. 

Here are just a few ways that we offer hospitality within St. John’s and within the city:

  • Greeter at worship services
  • Sponsor new members (a very easy process)
  • Central Iowa Shelter & Services
  • Lunches for Mid-Week Music
  • Beloved Community Meals on Wednesday evenings
  • Receptionist at the front desk
  • Meals from Heart (on an as-needed rotating basis – family with a new baby, loss of a loved one, home from the hospital, etc.)
  • Church mailings or special projects
  • Calls to members

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 in worship or any activity. We welcome your involvement.  Contact Katie Tippins, Hospitality & Outreach Coordinator, at 515-243-7691 or

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