Worship & Arts

Celebration Singers

St. John’s Celebration Singers rehearse Thursdays at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We are currently preparing for worship in the fall season and the encore performance of the “Homeland” Veteran’s Day Concert. All are welcome to join! For more information, contact Laura Stave at

Devotion in Motion

St. John’s Motion Choir rehearses on Sundays at 12:15 pm (after the 11 am worship service). 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

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 or phone: 760-702-7745.


Calendar of Events

Traditional Worship
Mar 24 @ 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.

Communion Assistant Training @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 24 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Praise Worship
Mar 24 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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