Our mission is to share the love of Jesus by growing our own faith and encourage our fellow disciples to come together as one body in Christ as we minister to all people so that they are nurtured in faith, grow in knowledge and experience, and are inspired and empowered to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
HOPE Bible Study: Meets every Tuesday morning at 9 AM, September to June. Online sermons by pastors of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, IA, are viewed and discussed.
Men’s Bible Study: Meets Thursdays at 6:30 AM for breakfast at Happy Chef on 169 to discuss the scripture texts that will be preached on in upcoming Sundays.
Sunday Morning Adult Forum: Meets at 9:15-10:15 AM on select Sundays from September through May in the Quilting Room with a cup of Fair Trade Coffee. A variety of topics are explored with guest speakers, film clips, and book discussions.
Sunday Adult Forum - October 22 @ 9:15: The Reformation with Bryce Stenzel. We are priviledged to have Bryce Stenzel, professional historian, share his presentation on "Martin Luther and the Reformation" with us!
Stenzel's passion for making historical personalities come alive enriches the story to be told about the Reformation. We Lutherans are grateful for Martin Luther's work (his protests) and his standing up for what he believed God's word in the Bible tells us. Luther's scholarly work as a theologian has formed who we are today as Protestant Christians. Save the date--October 22 between worship services to learn more - Everyone is welcome!
Gospel of Action: Introduction to Mark: Wednesdays in November @ 1:30 pm. You could say that the Gospel of Mark is a literary masterpiece, telling the “good news” of Jesus Christ in 16 short chapters, captivating the reader, if read through in one sitting, like you might be captivated by a well-written short story. There is a sense of urgency to this Gospel. The Kingdom of God has come near. Jesus of Nazareth is the one who comes into Galilee preaching, teaching, healing, casting out demons, and proclaiming the good news. The Gospel is framed by the picture of Baptism at the beginning and the reality of the Cross at the end. Bring yourself, your Bible, and an interest in good conversation. No experience necessary - all are welcome!