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2017 Music and Gospel Workshop Photo Gallery
Luther and Katy Photo Gallery

2017 Music Extravaganza Photo Gallery
2017 Services, Sermons and Gospels

1-01-2017 Sermon                                     1-01-2017 Gospel Lesson

1-08-2017 Sermon                                      1-08-2017 Gospel Lesson

1-15-2017 Sermon                                      1-15-2017 Gospel Lesson

1-22-2017 Sermon                                      1-22-2017 Gospel Lesson

1-29-2017 Sermon                                     1-29-2017 Gospel Lesson

2-05-2017 Sermon                                     2-05-2017 1st Lesson                                    2-05-2017 2nd Lesson and Gospel

2-12-2017 Sermon                                     2-12-2017 Gospel Lesson

2-19-2017 Sermon                                     2-19-2017 Gospel Lesson

2-26-2017 Sermon                                     2-26-2017 Gospel Lesson

3-05-2017 Sermon                                     3-05-2017 Gospel Lesson

3-12-2017 Sermon                                     3-12-2017 Gospel Lesson

3-19-2017 Sermon                                     3-19-2017 Gospel Lesson

3-26-2017 Sermon                                     3-26-2017 Gospel Lesson

4-02-2017 Sermon                                     4-02-2017 Gospel Lesson




2016 Services, Sermons and Gospels

10/16/2016 11am Gospel    &      Sermon

10/23/2016 11am Gospel     &     Sermon

Reformation Sunday 11am Gospel      &     Sermon

11/06/2016 11am Gospel     &     Sermon

11/13/2016 11am Gospel     &     Sermon

11/20/2016 11am Gospel     &     Sermon

11/27/2016 11am Gospel     &     Sermon

12/04/2016 11am Gospel    &     Sermon

12/11/2016 11am Gospel    &     Sermon

12/18/2016 11am Gospel    &     Sermon

12/24/2016 4pm Family Service

12/24/2016 7pm Traditional Service

12/25/2016 11am Gospel    &     Sermon

Calendar of Events

Traditional Worship
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Traditional worship at 9:00 AM is a liturgically responsive worship service, based on the Bible and the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. St. John’s talented Patrick Karst accompanies this service on organ and keyboard and Laura Stave provides her beautiful voice as cantor and soloist. This service is formal, yet relaxed, allowing time for prayer and reflection, with communion each Sunday.

St. John’s choir, directed by Laura Stave, also provides special music on occasion.

Communion Assistant Training @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 24 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Praise Worship
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our 11:00 AM Worship is a “lighter” liturgy than the 9:00 AM service. The service’s jazz and praise beat encourages participation from the worshipers and although we mainly sing contemporary praise songs, we don’t neglect beloved hymns. The Praise team is directed by Bob Corwin and is comprised of Bob Corwin, pianist, Danny Flahive, bass fiddle, and Ron Mercier on the drums. Samantha Corwin and Laura Stave are the lead singers whose rhythmic harmony strengthens participation. These talented women also sing solos and duets each Sunday.

Lessons, sermons and announcements are the same at both services with Holy Communion every Sunday.

FIND Food Distribution @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

FIND Food Bank offers this service for hungry and food-insecure residents of eastern Riverside and southern San Bernardino Counties. St. John’s offers food the 4th Tuesday of every month. 


Worship Times & Location


42-575 Washington Street,
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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Saturday, 4 PM
Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM

Worship Schedule