Christian Education





Confirmation and Youth Bible Study

Beginning for the season on Sunday, October 13, following our Family Meet and Greet on Sunday, October 6!

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.

Sunday School

St. John’s offers Sunday School every Sunday between Worship Services at 10 am for our “Little Lutherans.” Join us for Bible study, various crafts, and educational activities. All are welcome!



Women’s Bible Study

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 the Book of Acts.

All women we welcome!

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Club meets 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.



Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Come, Holy Spirit” Adult Ed series, focusing on the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, present with us, moving among us, speaking to us. This series has concluded – you can find previous class outlines and videos below.

Please stay tuned for details on our next Adult Ed Series at St. John’s. All are welcome as we learn and grow together!

~ Week One class video here and the class outline here.

~ Week Two class video here and class outline here.

~ Week Three class video here and outline here.

Week Four class video here and outline here.

Week Five class video here and outline here.

Week Six class video here and outline here.

Week Seven class video here and outline here.




Adult Education Archive

“The Story of Jesus: from Birth to Death to Life”

The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ are available here.

World Religions

The class notes for this five-part series on the religions of the world are available here.

“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response

The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is available as a free download at

“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.

Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”

In winter 2017, 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 here.

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

Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.


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