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.

Children's Ministry

VBS Registration Deadline is July 9! Our Lutheran Lakeside VBS Day Camp will be held at St. John’s Monday, July 31-Thursday, August 3 from 8:30-2:30 for all children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. There will continue to be forms on the tables outside of the sanctuary. Payment is also available on the St. John’s website. Forms may be turned in to Alicia Karwal at any time or dropped off at the front desk. Questions? Please contact Alicia at

If you would be interested in hosting a camp counselor (or two) from Lutheran Lakeside this summer during VBS week at St. John’s please contact Alicia at for more information. We will likely need to host three or four counselors. Also, if you are willing to volunteer as a helper during VBS Day Camp on one or more of the days, please contact Alicia. It is great fun! Thank you for considering these opportunities!

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