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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Cristina Deeds (Horn) is a a graduate of Luther College where she earned her B.A. in Music and studied under Ronald Fox. She is currently the principal horn of the Iowa Chamber Players, Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and Des Moines Community Orchestra. She also plays with the Des Moines Metro Concert Band, Fortnightly Wind Quintet, and Timberline Brass Quintet. As a busy freelance artist, Cristina has performed with several Des Moines area colleges, high schools, churches, and other organizations such as the Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus, and The Opera Project. Cristina previously taught Instrumental Music inBethany, MO, Dubuque, IA, and West Des Moines, IA.

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2017-18 Midweek Music Series Line-up

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