5625 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA

2021-01-22 Mount Olive Cross Removal

The 'old rugged cross' over the church had to be removed due to deterioration and, ultimately, storm damage from the 'derecho' wind storm a few months ago. It took awhile to get it scheduled, but it was taken down yesterday morning (01/22/21) quickly and safely thanks to Kale and Dustin from Northwest Erection. It was built from solid timber planks (supposedly from a single tree), treated with creosote, it was approximately 66ft tall, freestanding, and was about 68 years old. We plan to build a new one in a few months. 

what sets us apart

Mount Olive Lutheran Church is a vibrant group of people who love Jesus, one another, and the community we serve. As a local church we are a community of everyday people, seeking to embrace our cities and nations with the love, hope and goodness of our compassionate and faithful God.

Regardless of who you are or where life has taken you thus far, you are more than welcome here.