Caring Ministries

We care for the needs of others in our community in many ways. For more information, click here.

Community Outreach

We seek to make a difference in our world through our ministries and through partnerships with local charitable organizations. For more information, click here.

Christian Education

Together, we seek to know more fully the Scriptures that declare God’s love for us, grow in our spiritual faith and wisdom, and share God’s Word with others. To learn more, click here.

Worship & Arts

Every week, we come together to worship God and celebrate his grace. To learn more, click here.

Youth & Family

We offer various opportunities for children and youth to learn more about God’s love, experience God’s grace, and participate in God’s work. To learn more, click here.

Women’s & Men’s Ministries

Our women’s group and men’s group each meet once a month for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study, and both groups lead and participate in various ministries. For more information, click here.

Christian Education

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