News / Announcements / Upcoming Events:

Please note:    – Make sure to check the calendar for weekly activities, meetings and Bible study times.
                         Youth and Sunday School announcements are located under the “Get Involved” tab.
                        – For descriptions of Bible studies currently being offered, look under the “Get Involved” tab.
Read our Newsletters Online:  (October newsletter is now available)
The newsletters are available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
All Members to Fill Out Self-Study:  (Deadline Extended to Oct 9)
As part of the process of calling a pastor, Beautiful Savior will undergo a congregational self-study.  This study will help identify the reasons the congregation exists, what needs the congregation should address and help prioritize the characteristics, skills and preferences the next pastor should have.  All this information will help the district president to compile a call list with pastors who would fit the congregation’s style, emphases and needs.  All members are encouraged to fill out the survey so they can have input and ownership in this process.  The deadline to fill out the survey is Oct. 9.
The self-study was emailed to our members on Sept 19.  If you did not receive the email or would prefer a paper copy of the self-study, you may pick one up in the church office. Also: Please check your email junk folder if you did not receive the email.
Pastor Appreciation Month:  (Month of October)
We would like to pray for Pastor Chris every day in October.  Please sign up for a day to uphold him in prayer.  You may send him a note or card expressing your thanks for all he does and let him know that you are praying for him; you could include a small gift card to a restaurant, grocery store or even Scheels.  Click here to sign up or call the church office
BSLC Choir:  (begins Oct 4)
If you are interested in singing in the Beautiful Savior Choir, show up on Wednesdays at 7:30pm beginning on October 4.  We practice each Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30pm.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Seiffert.
ND District Youth Gathering:  (Oct 19-21)    Registration Deadline: Oct 4
Join other students from across the state for the North Dakota District Youth Gathering at the Ramada Inn, Fargo. This gathering is geared to students in grades 6-12.  Those in grade nine and up are invited (and encouraged) to serve as teen counselors.  Click here for the Registration Form or pick one up in the narthex.  Click here for the pamphletFor more information, please see Pastor Chris.
Collecting Food for BSLC Stand Against Homelessness:  (Donate now)
Join our congregation’s fight against homelessness in the F-M area by bringing canned goods throughout the month of October to fill the shelves of the Dorothy Day food pantry.  Items needed include:  canned fruits and vegetables, side dishes, macaroni and cheese, soups, pasta sauce, salt, pepper, seasonings, miscellaneous baking items (brown sugar, frosting, baking mixes, etc.) and snack items.
Portals of Prayer:  (Pick yours up today)
The Portals of Prayer for October – December 2023 is now available in the narthex.  Feel free to pick one up the next time you’re in the building.
Zone LYF Bonfire and Hayride:  (Oct 8)  Note change in date! Sign Up with Pastor
All youth in grades 9-12 (and friends) are invited to attend the Zone LYF Bonfire and Hayride on Sunday, October 8 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, MN.  There is no cost for this event.  Bring your own chair and a snack to share.  S’mores and beverages will be provided.  Click here for the registration form or pick one up in the church narthex.  Return the completed registration form to the office or Pastor Chris.
Note:  This was postponed from Sept 24 to Oct 8 due to rain.
BSLC’s Stand Against Homelessness:  (Oct 14-15)
All youth and their families are invited to participate in BSLC’s Stand Against Homelessness.  Participants are asked to sleep outside in a makeshift cardboard shelter, fast for 24 hours, learn more about the problem of homelessness in the community and the resources available.  The event lasts from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday.  Click here for the registration form or pick one up in the narthex.  For more information, please see Pastor Chris.
LWML Fall Luncheon:  (Oct 14)   Sign Up Today to Attend!
Save the Date:  The Beautiful Savior LWML will host a fall brunch on Saturday, Oct 14 at 10 am.  It will start with a shop n’ drop auction, entertainment and a short  presentation by Kirk Rosin on the Orphan Grain Train Ukrainian Relief. This will be followed by a brunch and a special donation to Orphan Grain Train.  If you are interested in hosting a table or attending, you can sign up in the narthex.  If you are able to donate a shop n’ drop auction item, contact Kim in the church office. 
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
“Destination Unknown”:  Every Wednesday after confirmation class, youth in grades 6-12 can participate in a youth group adventure from 7:30-9 pm.  Each week, we will travel to a different surprise destination where we will have an activity and short devotion.  We will return to church for games, snacks and faith sharing.  For more information, please see Pastor Chris.  Hope to see you all there!
Join us for Sunday School:  
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School.  Click here to print the Registration Form or you can pick one up in the Narthex at the church.  Drop off or mail the completed form to the church office or bring it with you on a Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office. 
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
Sunday School wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  We are looking for people to help with specific projects (helping with activities, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with memory work, taking attendance, etc), please contact Stacy Knudson, Pastor Chris, or the church office – or stop in the office on Sunday morning to sign up.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!
New Sunday morning Bible study:  (Begins Sept 10 at 9:30am)
Jesus doesn’t always tell you what you want to hear, but He always tells you what you need to hear.  Our Lord has the words of eternal life, and even the hard words of Jesus are given in love. In our culture of sound bites, it’s easy for our Lord’s words to be taken out of context and misunderstood.  Come explore 15 of Christ’s most difficult teaching on topics such as money, family relationships and consequences for sin.  Each lesson will explore one teaching of Jesus by exploring His full treatment of the topic, along with parallel passages through the Bible and its context.  “Jesus Said What?” will help you to understand the hard words of Christ and come to know the love of Jesus behind them.  
Confirmation Classes:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr) 
As a part of our education ministry, BSLC offers confirmation classes for students in seventh through ninth grades.  If you have a child in those classes, please have them join us in-person Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris.
GLS “Growing Together in Grace” Pledge Cards: 
The members of BSLC were mailed a “Growing Together in Grace” pledge sheet.  At a special Voters’ meeting in May, BSLC members agreed to launch a three-year capital campaign to raise pledges and donations of $50,000 from BSLC members, to be matched by an anonymous donor, for a total support of $100,000.  Please  prayerfully consider how you can support this three-year capital campaign.  Please fill out the pledge sheet and return it to the church office by placing it in the offering plate or mailing it back to the church, by August 20.  Please note:  Donations do not need to be received by August 20, only pledges of support.  If you have any questions, contact the church.
Scam Alert:  (Posted Aug 7)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming from Pastor Chris.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you for a favor or to purchase gift cards, send cash, or the like.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Memorial Committee Members Wanted:  (Going on Now)
The church has received and continues to receive memorial donations.  Some of these donations have recommendations on how they should be used while others are to be used at the church’s discretion.  These donations are not included in our general funds.  We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping us select items with the memorial donations.  Please prayerfully consider if you can help with this task.  If you are interested, please contact Pastor Chris, Mike Schlichtmann or the church office. 
Music Ministry Leaders Needed:  (Going on Now) 
Beautiful Savior is in need of music ministry leaders for adult choir, Crossfire, and the children’s Christmas Program.  Prayerfully consider if you could share your gifts, talents and step up in any of these positions.  If you want more information on any of these positions, visit with Pastor Chris or leave your name in the church office. 

Beautiful Savior Apparel:  (Available in Church Office)

There are spare t-shirts, Polo Shirts and half-zip long-sleeve shirts available in the church office for purchase.  Sizes are limited for the ones in the office.  But, you can purchase and take yours home today if you find the one that fits.  T-shirts are $15.00 and the other items are priced.  

Sign Up to bring Treats on Sunday Morning:   (Sign Up Today)
There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex to sign up to bring two dozen treats, serve and/or cleanup on Sunday mornings.  You can choose which Sunday works best for you.  If you have questions, please contact the church office.
Congratulations Pastor Chris:  (June 22)
June 22 is the 15th anniversary of Pastor Chris’ installation.  Wish him congratulations!  We will recognize his anniversary at a later date.
Beautiful Savior’s Little Library is Open:
Check out the Beautiful Savior Little Library!  It is located by the east entrance into the church parking lot.
Our Beautiful Garden:  (Wednesdays & Saturdays)
Our weekly gardening sessions are Wednesdays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 9 am.  This is designed to be good Christian fellowship and a little light gardening work.  Gardeners get to reap some of the harvest, and we also set out the remainder in the church narthex for members to help themselves. We also donate to area food banks.  Email if you wish to be added to the communication list. 
Wittenberg Needs a New Organ:  (Donate Today)
Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel is an LCMS campus ministry serving students at UND. Their current organ is falling into disrepair and needs to be replaced.  They are hoping to replace their current pipe organ with a digital organ, reducing overall maintenance costs.  They aim to raise $100,000 by fall of 2024, hoping to dedicate it at their 60th anniversary celebration. You can partner with them by donating an organ key: 70 white keys: $100-500 each; 50 black keys: $501-1000 each; and 25 pedal keys: $1001+ each.  Gifts designated “Wittenberg Organ” may be sent to ND District LCMS, Box 9029, Fargo, ND 58106-9029.  Click here for more information.
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings:   (Fridays 9:00am)
BSLC members, men and women of any age, are invited to gather on Friday mornings at 9:00 am at Randy’s University Diner, 2130 University Drive S, Fargo.  Please join us!  Everyone is welcome!  Feel free to bring a friend.
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted June 13)

The food pantry at Beautiful Savior could use a few items: canned tuna, canned fruit, rice or potato packets and canned soup.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the collection container in the narthex.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.

Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:  (Registrations taken year round)
With over 500 young people in our association churches, many of them can benefit greatly from an education based here at Grace Lutheran School.  Let us take you for a tour of the school to get an idea of what Grace Lutheran is like.  We have needs based financial aid with over $100,000 available for your students to attend Grace!   Give us a call and set up a Care Visit today!   Their website is:
Thrivent Choice Dollars:  
If you are a Thrivent member and are eligible for Thrivent Choice dollars, please go to or contact your representative to have your Thrivent Choice dollars designated to Beautiful Savior.  These extra donations add up and are of great assistance to our General Fund.
You can setup your designation anytime during the year.
Listen to our Sermons on our website or iTunes:
Want to listen to the most current sermon – or one from the past few years?  Just go under the “Worship” tab and choose “Past Sermons (Listen)”.  Scroll down to the sermon you’d like to listen to, make sure your volume is on, and enjoy! 
Beautiful Savior sermons are also available as a podcast on iTunes.  You can listen to one of our posted sermons while at the lake, on a road trip or even while you’re on your exercise machine.  Go to the iTunes app, and search for “Beautiful Savior Fargo” and click on “Subscribe”. 
Note:  Look for the podcast with the picture of our stain glass window at the front of our church.
Are You on our Email List?
In addition to various correspondence, we email our bulletin and announcements each week to all our members.  If you are not receiving them, please let us know and we will get you on our email list. 
Call (701) 293-1047 or email to be added to our email list.
Please Save Your Used Stamps:

The LWML invites you to save your used postage stamps (yes, the stamps that come on your incoming mail every day).  Just tear off the corner of the envelope, keeping the whole stamp in tack with at least a 1/4 inch border around it.  Place these used stamps in the appropriate drawer of the plastic drawer cabinet that is located next to the LWML kiosk.  These stamps are actually sold at auctions to collectors and bring in cash for the LWML Mites program. 

What a simple way to support the LWML !
Please Check out the Lost and Found Box located in the Narthex:  (Going on Now)
Have you misplaced a clothing item, coat, gloves, sunglasses or other items?  Check out the lost and found bin and claim your lost item.  Jewelry or smaller items can be found on the window ledge of the church office.   Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store.
2023 Altar Flower Sign Up Chart:
Consider signing up for a bouquet on the altar in memory or honor of a loved one.  The flower chart is located outside the office on the bulletin board.  The cost is $30, and you can take your bouquet home after the second service on Sunday.  You can designate the money for altar flowers and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.  Please return the vase to the church after you are done enjoying the bouquet.
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Program:  (Going on Now)
Our congregation has adopted a Concordia Seminary student, Andrew Freriches.  As part of the program, we are asked not to just pray for Andrew and send him well-wishes, but our congregation is also committed to sending a minimum of $500 during each academic year to help Andrew with his seminary expenses.
Please consider giving over and above your regular offering to support our seminary student.  If you are donating via check, please designate these funds to the Adopt-A-Student program or you may also donate to this program via our website’s giving portal.  Every dollar of support will go to “our” adopted seminarian.  Thank you for your financial support of a future church worker.
Also, please feel free to to send notes of encouragement to Andrew as he prepares to serve in the Office of the Holy Ministry.  Make sure to let him know you are from Beautiful Savior!  If you would like to send a message to Andrew, call the church office or see the bulletin board for his mailing address.
Read our Newsletters Online: 
Do you currently receive the newsletter in the mail and would prefer to read it in a digital format?  If so, just let the office know and we can add you to our newsletter email group.  Instead of receiving the newsletter in the mail, we would send you an email with the newsletter attached.
The newsletters are also available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
Donations to Help Ukraine:  (Updated Nov 17, 2022)
Orphan Grain Train is still accepting monetary donations for their shipments to Ukraine.  If you would like to donate, click here to donate online to this cause.  Or you can send a check to Orphan Grain Train, P.O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE  68702-1466 – Make sure to earmark it for Ukrainian Relief.
Perhaps most importantly, we ask for your prayers.  Pray for the Lord to provide relief for the millions who are suffering.  Pray for our efforts to provide for these victims.  Pray for Him to put an end to this crisis.
LCMS “Reporter” Articles on the War in Ukraine & Option to Donate:  
The “Reporter” is the Official Newspaper of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  We are posting the link to their articles regarding the war in Ukraine here:
LCMS International Mission Webpage:  War in Ukraine
Click here to make a monetary donation online to help LCMS Mission Advancement with their efforts to provide assistance to our Christian brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
Make a New Years Resolution to Get Involved with the Church:
Do you want to be more involved in the church and don’t know how to get started?  Pick up a “Volunteer Opportunity” form in the narthex.  Or click here and print it at home Turn the completed form in to the church office and someone will contact you.  If you have any questions, call the church office, visit with a pastor or a member of the church council.  Thank you for your time and for sharing of your talents.
Portals of Prayer Available on an App:
“Portals of Prayer” is now available on your digital device!  In addition to relevant and easy-to-read meditations, you can listen to recordings of each day’s Bible readings, devotion, and prayer.  You can also search past devotions by keyword, save your favorites, share prayers, and access seven years of “Portals of Prayer” devotions.  Available on the App Store or Google Play.  The cost is $9.99 for a 1 year subscription.
Please Update Your Contact Information:
Do we have your current phone number, email and mailing address?  If you have moved, got rid of your landline/old phone number or have a new email address, please let us know. 
If you go south for the winter or move to the lake for the summer, please let the church office know.  Newsletters are not forwarded, and the church is charged $.62 each time one comes back.  By letting the office know, a newsletter can be emailed to you each month until you return home.  Thanks!
BSLC Worship Services Available on YouTube:
We hope you will join us in-person for worship to hear the Word and receive the Sacraments.  However, if you are unable to attend in-person, our services are available online on our YouTube channel.  If you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV.
Note: For those needing closed captioning… YouTube’s closed captioning [cc] feature is not available to turn on until approx. 24 hours after the live stream has ended.
Our YouTube channel is located at:
Our bulletins are available at:
Overflow Seating in the Fellowship Hall: 

   Beautiful Savior has live audio and video during worship services available in the fellowship hall.  If you have not been coming to church out of concern the sanctuary might be “too full”, the fellowship hall is another option for worship at the church.  See photo to the right of what the screen looks like during a worship service.  (Click on the picture to enlarge it.) 

   While in the fellowship hall, please be respectful of others who are in there to hear the worship service.
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
Follow us on Facebook:
Did you know Beautiful Savior has a Facebook page?  In addition to our website, it’s a great place to see what’s going on at our church.  It gives you a direct link to sermons when they have been posted and also reminds you when events are coming up.  Go to our Facebook page and click “Follow” so our posts come thru on your Facebook feed:  Click here to go to our Facebook page.
Harlan and Esther Wallum Scholarship Fund: 
Are you thinking about where you or your  children may go for college?  Consider one of our LCMS universities.  Grants are available to assist youth and adults who wish to begin or continue their education from an LCMS university or seminary.  Applications are available in the church office.
Properties Committee Members Needed:  (Volunteer Now)
We are in need of individuals to help serve on a properties committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please contact Scott Persoon, Denise Doeling, Pastor Chris, or any member of the Church Council.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed: 
Do you have a heart for people?  Do you have an hour a week to help?  Would you like to use your God-given talents for the glory of God and benefit of a congregation member?  Then becoming a Stephen Minister may be for you!
Stephen Ministers are not pastors or counselors, they simply listen and support individuals, in times of trial and need.
Stephen Ministers typically meet with a care receiver for one hour each week.  If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or have questions about Stephen Ministry, please visit with Pastor Chris.  All those who want to serve as Stephen Ministers must fill out an application which can be picked up from the church office. 
Mentors Needed for New Members:
The evangelism committee is looking for families or individuals to mentor new members.  If you think you would be interested in helping, please email  Thanks.
Main Street Living North: 
Main Street Living North is a Lutheran Television Program that is endorsed by the LCMS.  MSLN broadcasts each Sunday at 9:00 am, followed by “This Is Your Life” program at 9:30 am on TV station KVRR.  MSLN is also broadcast on WDAY Xtra with “This Is Your Life” program at 10 am followed by the “Main Street Living” worship service. 
The program is financially supported through donations given by the viewers and congregations of the viewing area.  The sermons and songs are video’d in advance and are then used in a future broadcast of the program.  The choir is composed of members of the local churches – you do not have to be part of our choir in order to participate.  If you would like more information about MSLN or want to watch this week’s broadcast, go to:  Once there, you can watch the current week’s broadcast with the links at the bottom of the screen.  Or you can access previous broadcasts from prior months by using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen and choosing “Watch Main Street Living” under the “Main Street Living” tab at the top of the screen.  Or use this link:  (Depending on your web browser, the drop down menu might show as a set of 3 lines at the top of the page.  If so, just click on the 3 lines to access the drop-down menu.)
To donate:  Financial Support checks may be sent to “Main Street Living North”, 821  5th Ave. S., Fargo, ND  58103.  You can also donate by credit card or a Paypal account at: you and God’s blessing in Christ!
Military Addresses Needed:
Do you have a family member in the military?  The LWML would like their address so that they can send cards of encouragement to them.  Please leave their address on the church office desk or email them to the church.  Thank you.
No Food or Drinks in the Sanctuary:
Please help to keep the sanctuary pews and chairs clean by not bringing food or beverages in the sanctuary.  If something should happen to get spilled, please clean up after yourself.  Thank you for helping us keep the Lord’s House clean and looking nice.
Prayer Chain and Announcements:
If you have a concern or joy and would like our prayer warriors to pray for you or others, please e-mail the office, and your prayer will be sent out on the e-mail chain.  Also please e-mail updates to the office or the pastors so it can be shared with our prayer warriors.  Please let the church office know by Wednesday if you have joys or concerns to put in our weekly announcements.  The petitions will run weekly until you ask to have them removed from the list.  Our church members appreciate the chance to pray for our special needs and joys.  Prayer is powerful. 
Opportunities to Get Involved at BSLC:
Have you thought you might enjoy singing with the choir or playing in the praise band? Do you have a gift for prayer, sewing, gardening, working with children or teens, or planning activities? These are just some of the ways you can contribute your gifts and talents at Beautiful Savior. For a more complete list of opportunities, take a look under the “Get Involved” tab of this website.  Or if you would like to learn more about any of these or want to know how you can serve our congregation, please visit with Claudia Schroeder or any member of the Church Council. 
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.
You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
College Student’s Address:
Do you have a child in college?  Please leave your child’s new college address with the church office.  This will allow us to keep in contact with them as well as to notify the campus ministry so they can make contact with your child.
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays ~ Sept-May) 
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  Crossfire is for any students in grades 3-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm.  If you have questions, contact the church office or come to the church on Sundays at 7 pm.
Sunday School Children to Sing during Services:  (Oct 8)
The Sunday school children in grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade will be singing before both services on Sunday, October 8.  Please have your child(ren) here by 8:00 am that morning for them to rehearse and to line up.  After they are done singing, they will sit with their parents for the worship service.  Even if you attend the 1st service, please allow them to stay for the first few minutes of 2nd service to sing at that time too.  Thank you.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Oct 12)
Next quilting date is Thursday, October 12 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm (you do not have to stay the whole time).  This is open to all women of the church.  Bring a friend or two if you want!  Being a quilter is NOT a requirement as much conversation and fellowship is involved.  Come help cut squares or tie the quilts.  We donate quilts to local organizations and sell them to members.  If there is a silent auction we can donate a quilt for, we are happy to do so.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 232-2464.
Gold Club:  (Oct 18) 
Join us Wednesday, October 18 at noon for a potluck luncheon.  Bring your specialty dish to share with others.  Gold Club is a time to get together and enjoy food, faith and fellowship.  Invite a friend, Gold Club is for anyone!  
Note for Oct 18:  ND District Business Manager, Tami Ulland will give a presentation on her trip to Kenya.  We will also celebrate Oktoberfest, so bring a German dish to share.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Oct 19 – 6:00 pm)
LWML typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm from September thru May.  All women regardless of age are invited to join.  Even if you can’t attend every meeting, you are still welcome to come as it fits your schedule.  There are lots of activities coming up – so even if you can’t attend the monthly meetings, consider teaming up on a committee to help make things happen.  Your participation in LWML is a great way to make new friends within the church.  And, at the same time, you will be Serving the Lord! 
Newsletter Articles due:  (Oct 20)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
The “Chosen” Video Series:  (Begins Oct 22)
See the Bible come to life through “The Chosen” video series beginning Sunday, Oct. 22.  We will begin season three and watch one episode each week followed by a brief discussion.  Bring a dish to share and we will have a potluck meal starting at 5:45 pm, watch the nightly episode at 6 pm, discussion at 7 pm and end our discussions by 7:30 pm each week in the fellowship hall.  Bring your family and friends for a night of fellowship and faith.
Trunk or Treat:  (Oct 25)
All kids from the congregation and their families are invited to Beautiful Savior’s Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30- 8 pm.  For those in preschool through fifth grade, come show off your costume and grab some treats in a fun, safe environment.  For those in sixth grade through twelfth grade, we need you to sponsor a car (we need at least 20 trunks) where you will hand out candy from your trunk.  Join us for this fun event!
Loose Change Sundays:  (Sun Oct 29)
Mites Sunday occurs during the months that have 5 Sundays and is called “Loose Change Sunday”!  Please bring your loose change or dollars on those Sundays and place it in the Mites Box.  On a weekly basis, the Mites Box is located across the hall from the church office and you are welcome to drop off loose change into the box at any time – it does not have to be on Loose Change Sunday.  Thank you to all who have dropped their loose change into the Mites Box.  Combined Mite Box donations amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants.  To see a list of the current recipients of the Mite Box donations, go to the “Get Involved / LWML” page of this website.
encourageMENt Men’s Breakfast Event:  (Nov 18)
The LCMS Men’s Ministry (encourageMENt) breakfast event will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 18 from 9am until noon.  Billy Barnett & Jackson Hankey will be presenting on the mission and ministry of the New Life Center.  The New Life Center serves men who are on the journey from homeless and hurting to whole and healthy by meeting basic needs and transforming lives through the love of Christ. 
All men are welcome!  Click here to view the poster.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party:  (Nov 19)
Save the Date:  The OCC Packing Party will be held on Sunday, November 19 starting at 9:30am until done.  Everyone welcome.  Bring your whole family.
Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, November 18 for setup/decorate and also on Sunday, November 19 to work the sign-in table, take photos, check boxes and more.  Click here to sign up to volunteer at the event
Going South for the Winter?
Please let the church office know when you plan to leave for the winter so that you will still receive any correspondence from the church.  The church has to pay the post office 63 cents for each piece of mail returned.  You can also let the church know if you would like the e-mail version of the newsletter while you are out of town.  Thank you for keeping the church updated while you travel!
Evangelism and Stewardship Meeting:  (Mar 21)
There will be a joint Evangelism and Stewardship meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 11:30am at Ruby Tuesdays to discuss ongoing Evangelism and Stewardship programs.  If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you! 
We are working on all kinds of fun areas, including: BSLC gear, member involvement, new members, Bible studies, small groups, fellowship, and witnessing.  We will also touch on other areas where we can build and improve on the mission of bringing Christ to Fargo and beyond!!  Please RSVP to so we can have a large enough table.  Everyone is welcome.
Celebration of Grace:  (Nov 10)
Save the Date:  Celebration of Grace will be held Friday, November 10 starting at 5:30pm at the Sanctuary Events Center.  Click here to view the poster.  
Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
Save the Dates:   (LWML 2024)
LWML Spring Rally will be held April 13, 2024 at Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo
LWML District Convention will be held June 14-16, 2024 in Bismarck, ND
Higher Things Retreat: (Apr 5-6, 2024)
Save the Date:  The Higher Things Retreat will be held on April 5-6, 2024 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 Burdick Expy E, Minot, ND