"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord"  Psalm 122:1

The Church Year begins with the season of Advent, which means “coming.” When someone is coming over, what do you do? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. If it’s a good friend popping in for a quick visit, you don’t worry too much about how the house looks or serving a meal. But imagine the governor is coming over for an evening to give you some sort of citizen’s award. That’s a big deal. There is work to be done: deep cleaning, planning a menu, getting the yard looking its best, etc. 

So, is Advent a big deal? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. In this worship series, we get the answer to those questions. We see that the King shall come. We see why the King came on that first Christmas and why he shall come again on judgment day. In this season, we also cherish the way our King comes to us today in Word and sacrament, establishing his reign in our hearts. 


Join us for a new series: The King Shall Come


Casual Atmosphere
Serious Faith

Are you looking for a place where there's serious Bible teaching, but in an
atmosphere that's casual? 

Beautiful Savior is a growing church
community in West Des Moines IA that seeks to glorify God by "Growing in the faith, Gathering together as believers, Going to our neighbors with the gospel!" 


Sunday Worship 
at 9am

Sunday School
Adult Bible Study 
at 10:15am


Wednesday Bible Study at 6:30pm


Sundays in Bible Class

Hymns of Prophecy

November 26:    Prepare the Royal Highway
December 3:      Comfort, Comfort, All My People
December 10:    Behold a Branch is Growing
December 17:    O Little Town of Bethlehem

Wednesdays in Bible Class

The Book of Genesis



Reaching souls with 100 new home missions

Beautiful Savior is part of our synod's goal to open 100 Home Missions in 10 years, receiving an enhancement this year.    On Sunday, August 27, 2023, we installed our new pastor and welcomed his family to West Des Moines.

Learn more about this initiative at https://wels100in10.net/

Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church in West Des Moines, Iowa.