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: Will meet Monday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in Neumann. Questions? Contact Darla at

Quilting: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. in Room 308.

Gardening: We depart from the north church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, for the Cambridge Center Grove Orchard in Cambridge. Join us for an educational experience in a peaceful country setting. We will have a short tour and be able to buy apples and apple products. RSVP to Darla at so we know who will be attending.

Recreational Reading: Join us in Rose Holm on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

St. John’s Social Club: Our next event will be at the home of Ed & Mary Slattery on Saturday, Oct. 28. It will be a costume party with a Reformation theme. You may want to come as priests, monks, nuns, princes, peasants, devils or witches. The menu will feature German style food and drink, and games with Reformation trivia. Mark your calendars and watch for details.

WIRED Book Discussion: We will meet at the home of Mary Miller on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. The book we’ll discuss is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Please bring an appetizer to share and RSVP to

WIRED Retreat: There is room for a few more women at the WIRED Retreat on Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 14 & 15 at beautiful Prairiewoods near Cedar Rapids. Plans include essential oils, Pilates and Himalayan singing bowls with free time to relax, read, visit, go for a hike, etc. We leave St. John’s north parking lot Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. Cost includes the retreat, lodging and classes for $100. Sign up online at registrations or email Darla at

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