About St. John’s
St John’s has been serving Coachella Valley communities for over 50 years. As Lutheran Christians, the good news of God’s unconditional love revealed in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is the foundation for everything we say and do. We live out this belief in weekly worship services of Word and Sacrament, Christian education and spiritual nurture, prayer, fellowship, and reaching out to those in need in our community.
As a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, St. John’s is in partnership with thousands of Lutheran congregations across the country in supporting Lutheran Disaster Relief and Lutheran Social Services, one of the largest non-profit social service networks in the U.S.
St. John’s has three weekly worship services, each with a distinct style and all centered in the experience of God’s grace. All services include song, sermon, prayer, and Communion.
Saturday Night Light Service
Our Saturday Night Light Service is held every Saturday afternoon from 4 pm to 4:45 pm. In addition to contemporary songs, Scripture readings, sermon, Confession and Communion, this service includes lighting candles in prayer and joining together for Prayer Around the Cross.
Our 9:00 am Worship Service is built on a traditional Lutheran liturgy with an emphasis on beloved hymns, the Word, prayer, and Holy Communion. Laura Stave, our music director, leads the congregation in song, accompanied by Patrick Karst.
Our 11:00 am Worship Service includes a more contemporary liturgy with an emphasis on uplifting music, the Word, prayer, and Holy Communion. The service features Laura Stave leading the congregation in song, and band members Danny Flahive on bass, Patrick Karst on piano, and Wayne Boyer on percussion.