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

“Epiphany” comes from a Greek word that means “reveal.” Today, if someone says, “I had an epiphany,” he means he had some extremely important, life-changing revelation. Within the Church Year, that is the purpose of the season of Epiphany—to reveal important truths about Jesus Christ, truths that will indeed change your life. 

For most of his adult life, Jesus was known simply as Mary’s son. He followed his adoptive father, Joseph, into the carpentry business. People in his hometown of Nazareth probably thought of Jesus as a very nice man—hardworking, honest, a role model for others. (That is still how many think of Jesus today.) But around the age of thirty, the fuller truth about Jesus began to be revealed: his person, his power, his purpose. It started with Jesus standing in a river with John the Baptist. The biggest epiphany took place at a mountain, where select followers saw Jesus shining brighter than the sun. All these epiphanies—all these revelations about Jesus—changed the lives of everyone around him. In this season of Epiphany, as we follow Jesus from the river to the mountain, may they change us too.

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.