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.

Midweek Music Series

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For almost 20 years, St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines has hosted a Midweek Music Series, featuring the best in music that Des Moines has to offer. Each week at 12:05, a 25-minute concert, free and open to the public, takes place in the beautiful, stained glass-lit neo-gothic sanctuary located on the corner of Sixth and Watson Powell. After the concert, audience members are invited to head downstairs to meet with friends old and new, over a light lunch priced at $6.00 per person.


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About the Iowa Music Teachers Association

The Music Teachers National Association is an organization of over 20,000 college and private studio teachers dedicated to excellence in music teaching. The Iowa association (IMTA) has nearly 300 members and sponsors competitive and non-competitive activities for students as well as many events for teacher training and improvement. Auditions are held once a year in 15 different locations around the state. Presently there are over 175 teachers and about 1150 students participating. Wednesday's performers were winners in Des Moines area auditions held in December and January. They represent the studios of Jessica Anderson, Cyndie Caruth, Judith Dixon, and Diane Smith.




2017-18 Midweek Music Series Line-up

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