New to St. John's?

All are Welcome!

If you’re planning a visit to St. John’s, please know… …you are welcome to come as you are. …we have ushers to greet and guide you. …we have materials to help you participate fully in our worship services. …we have open communion. Everyone is welcome at the Lord’s Supper. …we have welcoming congregation members who’d be happy to meet you. …we have plenty of volunteer opportunities through which you can make a difference in our community. …we have several educational opportunities to study Scripture and learn about who God is and who we are as God’s beloved children. …we have year-round youth and family ministry opportunities. …we have more information about St. John’s here. …we look forward to seeing you!

New Member Orientation

The St. John’s family is delighted to welcome new members! We will be hosting a new member orientation on Sunday, February 12 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall after our Sunday morning 11 am Worship Service. Lunch is included. During the orientation, we’ll explore what it means to be a Lutheran, what it means to be a member of St. John’s, and how you can participate in this vibrant faith community. If you are interested in becoming a member of St. John’s, or have any questions, please contact Pastor Jen at the church office by phone (760-345-2122) or email.

Calendar of Events

Saturday Night Light Worship
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us Saturdays at 4 PM for Contemporary acoustic service

Traditional Worship
Jul 21 @ 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.

Praise Worship
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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