Leading ordinary people to an extraordinary life in Christ.
"His Environment"
In the beginning God created everything. From the stars in the heavens to the fish in the oceans and every tree, plant and animal… everything found its existence in the imagination of God. Adam & Eve were given the responsibility of watching over, caring for, and working this creation that God had given to them. We honor God as we take care of the gift that He has given and not just using it for whatever we want to use it for. When you look out at the environment today, and you see how humanity is treating it, no wonder creation is longing for the return of Jesus! So what part do we each play in the stewardship of…His Environment? 
Eleanor Louise Bents, born on May 23, 2020 to Dustin & Jana Bents
will be baptized on Sunday, Sept. 13 at noon. Eleanor's spiritual sponsors are Bob Baumgart and Jessi Nevarez.
Children: Grace Place, Faith Alive, Children's Corner and the Nursery will be closed. We will have sealed worship activity bags for your children by the Sanctuary.
In order to reach the greatest number of people for worship, we have switched our FaceBook live times to Sunday at 9 and 10:30a. If you’re watching at those times on FaceBook, reach out to friends and host a watch party when you do! What a wonderful way to invite someone to worship!
Cedar Rapids Relief through Iowa District West
Iowa District East has reported extensive amounts of damage from the Derecho.
If you are able to physically help, contact Ellie Menz.
To financially support the effort, donate through the LCMS Disaster Relief Fund.
Volunteers and Non-perishable Food Items Needed!
Sign up to volunteer today!
Hundreds of volunteers are needed for this event. For a listing of all the volunteer spots, go to “Registration” link now.

Bring non-perishable items to church
Please feel free to bring non-perishable and non-expired items to church before the event. Click here for a list of food items.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Livestream or on GDLC Media Library
In this study, we’ll explore not only what Jesus has done for us but what He continues to do for us! We’ll be reminded that He has been faithful to us in the past and that His faithfulness hasn’t changed as we walk with Him into the future! 
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Join Pastor Tim in the Sanctuary for the video-series of "The Bible Unearthed Study."
This group will meet in person in the Sanctuary with the same social distancing guidelines as worship. Registration is required.
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 This study will help refresh the communication and connection of your relationship with practical teachings, practical exercises, and guidance on how to maneuver these changes together.
Session 8 of this 1John Bible Study with Pastor Joe is available. Each Bible study is about 20 minutes long, great thought to begin your day!
Starts Tuesday, Sept. 15
This study will focus on the book "Healthy Me, Healthy Us," by Dr. Less and Leslie Parrot. They will focus on the single most important thing you can do for your relationship--to be healthy.
Saturday, Sept. 12 | 6:00-9:30 p.m.
During this one-night event, laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from Matt and Lauren Chandler, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, and Conway and Jada Edwards to discover how to honor God in your relationship—plus comedy from Michael Jr.
Bible Studies and Online Events

Door Hangers – Fall and Christmas door hangers
September 15 (in-person) at 6:30 p.m.
September 17 (online) at 8 p.m. 

Monday Evening Bible Study: "Names of God" (Facebook Live)
Starts Monday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Morning Rise and Shine "Names of God" (online Zoom)
Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday Night Bible Study: "Better: A Study of Hebrews" (online Zoom)
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

We also have lots of October events. For a complete listing, click here.
Trap Shooting
Sunday, September 13 from 1-6 PM
18 years and older, register today! Bring your own guns and ammo. Also please remember to bring your own shooting glasses and hearing protection. No gun? No worries! We have extra 12 gauge shotguns so just bring as much 12 gauge target ammo as you desire to shoot. Not sure you want to shoot? That's okay, just come for the fun, food and fellowship. Registration is required.
Location: The farm of David and Vicki Giesselmann
7700 SW 112th St, West Des Moines, IA 50061

RightNow Media Presents:
The Book of Ephesians with J.D. Greear
9 session online Bible study beginning on September 15 at 7:30 AM
Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.
The Polk County Jail Ministry invites you to their 2020 Banquet/Fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Grace Church, 4200 25th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Come for dinner, music, testimonies and hear guest speaker, Jennifer Midgorden, Director of Operations, Salvation Army Retail Stores.

Please RSVP to (515) 875-5711 by September 25.
Since our office is closed, we wanted to provide a safe and secure way to drop off your offerings at church. Remember, we can also take offerings through our Web site, our App and the mail. Thank you for your generous and loving support.
Please consider financially donating to Urbandale Food Pantry through our GDLC giving options, select Urbandale Food Pantry.
In addition, the pantry is in need of cereal, soups, canned chicken and tuna fish, canned veggies and fruit and flavored rice packages. Please drop those items off in one of our bins at church or at the Food Pantry. Thank you!