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.

Small Groups

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Mah Jongg: Meets Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in Neumann. Contact Darla Stiles at with questions. 

St. John’s Gardening Group: The season kicks off with a presentation by Robyn Hofland on “Container Gardening” in Neumann on Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.  She will also talk about miniature “fairy” gardens. Plan to attend and bring friends.  The 2017 St. John’s Gardening Tour Schedule is available online or in the Welcome Center.

Scrapbooking/Card Making: Join us on May 6, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Room 8. All are welcome.

EAGLES: Orange City trip May 19 (some are going early on the 18th). Please note if you wish to do it in one day, the trip is about 480 miles round-trip. The day has many free things but also activities with a small charge. There are $4 reserved seats for a parade and $15 for a book that covers many of the activities. Margaret Townsend would like to know if you are interested in participating. Please call her at 274-0962 or email at more information at

St. John’s Social Club: Garden Party at the home of Dennis and Karen Zaabel on Sunday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a salad to share. RSVP to Karen at

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