Christian Education

Lenten Bible Study

Join us for Lenten Worship – Soup Supper at 6 pm, Study at 6:30 pm – as we engage in devotional conversation on themes in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Each week, we’ll explore the Lutheran perspective on –  baptism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and Communion. Copies of the Small Catechism will be available, or bring your copy, or download it as a free app from Augsburg Fortress Press.



Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”

This winter, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.

Notes are available below…

class outline and bibliography, are available here

first session, on Christ and the Moral Vision of Scripture, are available here.

second session, on How the Church has Changed, are available here.

third session, on Sodom & Gomorrah and Gibeah, are available here.

fourth session, on Holiness Codes (in Leviticus) and Vice Lists (in Paul’s Letters), are available here.

fifth session, on Creation and Marriage (Genesis 1 & 2), are available here.

sixth session, on Nature and Choice (Romans 1), are available here.


Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”

Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.




Confirmation and Youth Bible Study

Our Confirmation and Youth Bible study classes take place from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (after the 11 am Worship Service). Join us as we explore the faith together, share times of fellowship, and grow in God’s grace. Contact Molly Farrin though the Church Office (760-345-2122) for more information.

Kid’s Church

St. John’s offers Children’s Church every Sunday during our 11:00 am Worship Service. We gather together in Worship, and then have a break-out session in our Ministry Center that includes Bible study, various crafts, and educational activities. We then rejoin the Worship Service for Communion.

Women’s Bible Study – Two Opportunities to Gather

The Martha Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with fellowship and a business meeting at 9 am. At 10:30 am, we join together in Bible study. Currently, we are watching and discussing Rob Bell’s Nooma series. After the Bible study, we enjoy a potluck lunch together.

The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Saturday of every month in the Ministry Center at 8 am. Pastor Jen is currently leading the group in a study on Women in the Bible.

All women we welcome at both Circles!

Men’s Bible Study

The men of St. John’s meet the third Saturday of every month at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with fellowship and a business meeting. They continue with a Bible study together.






















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