Worship & Arts

Celebration Singers

St. John’s Celebration Singers are on a break for the summer season, and will resume in the fall. For more information, contact Laura Stave at All are welcome to join!

Devotion in Motion

St. John’s Motion Choir are on a break for the summer season, and will resume in the fall. This unique choir provides people with a visual opportunity to experience American Sign Language combined with choreographed movement that can inspire people to feel new depths in the messages of contemporary and traditional songs. No kneeling involved. All are welcome to join! For more information, contact Wendy Anderson at

Audio/Video Team

St. John’s AV Team is looking for volunteers – no experience needed. We provide training to help run the PowerPoint, Live Streaming, Camera and Sound Booth. This is a great opportunity to be of service in worship and learn a new skill. Contact Wendy Anderson (


Altar Flowers Ministry

St. John’s members and friends may donate altar flowers to the Glory of God, in celebration of a special event, or in memory of a loved one. Your check for $55.00, with “Altar flowers” on the memo should be made out to St. John’s. To select your special date, contact Diana Lang at


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