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

St. Paul writes, “Christ has indeed been raised from the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:20). Big word: Indeed! Paul is stressing that we must not think of Jesus’ resurrection like a happy ending to another epic fable. The resurrection is not legend. It really happened. Easter is not just a holiday. Easter is history. On time’s infinite line, Jesus’ resurrection is the punctiliar moment that defines reality for us all. If Christ remained dead, he is a fraud and failure. But Christ has indeed been raised. So, the reality: Jesus is exactly what he claimed to be—the Son of God, our Lord and Savior. If Christ remained dead, then the grave is the final, ugly, rotten end of us all. But Christ has indeed been raised. So, the reality is Jesus’ resurrection proves that “all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). The reality of the resurrection does not just change our future, but the way we look at life now. 

The greatest theologian of the early church, Augustine, called the season of Easter “a joyful week of weeks”—seven wonderful weeks, each seven glorious days long. In this glorious season, let us meditate upon the breathtaking implications of the resurrection reality.

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

Paul's Missionary Journeys        

We'll join Paul and his companions as they take the gospel to places it's never been before. We'll see the joys and struggles of Paul's mission work, and we'll make applications to the work we do as a congregation. As we study Paul's journeys, our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will fill us with the same zeal for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ!

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.