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.

Rainbow Ministry


Mission Statement

The mission of the Rainbow Ministry Team is to welcome all and to support and encourage the St. John’s faith community to be open and inviting without regard to age, race, nationality, political circumstance, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic or family status or physical or mental abilities.

A rainbow embraces the full spectrum of color. The church is like a rainbow in that it embraces the full spectrum of God's creation in all its diversity. The Rainbow Ministry Team strives to be a prophetic voice to "A Church for All People." We know that the world is often an unloving place and that the experience of alienation is all too common. To those who have felt excluded here or elsewhere, we extend a particular welcome in Christ's love. We rejoice that diversity has enriched, nurtured and challenged the life and ministry we share as members of the body of Christ and workers in the kingdom of God.


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