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.
Palm Sunday:  (Apr 5)
The Triumphal Entry:  The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Please join us on Palm Sunday for our worship service on our YouTube channel.
Sunday morning Bible Study ~ Online via Zoom:  (starting Apr 5)
Beginning April 5, BSLC will offer a Sunday morning adult Bible class at 9:30 am via the Zoom platform.  Simply log onto a computer and place the following link in your browser https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8786980623.  For those of you using an ipad or mobile phone, download the Zoom app and enter meeting number 8786980623.    Password: 497670
If you have questions or problems while loading the Zoom app or want to do a “test” before Sunday, please let the church office know and a volunteer will call and assist you with loading Zoom before Sunday.
BSLC Members:  Do you need someone to shop for you?
Any vulnerable BSLC members who need assistance getting groceries, please call the church office.  We have volunteers willing to shop for you and deliver groceries to your door.
Main Street Living Special Easter Programming:  (Apr 5 & Apr 12)
The documentary “The Holy Land-The Eternal Rock Tour” will air for the entire hour replacing the This is the Life segment and the local worship service on Palm Sunday, April 5.  The documentary shows the locations where many Biblical events occurred.  On Easter Sunday, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis will deliver a special Easter message.  The presentations will be available at www.mainstreetliving.com until the Friday following the broadcast.
Portals of Prayer:  (available now)
The Portals of Prayer booklet for April – June is available.  You are welcome to stop in the church and pick one up from the narthex – call first to make sure someone will be in the building.  If you live within the Fargo-Moorhead city limits and would like one dropped off at your house, we have volunteers willing to deliver it to you.  Just email the church office at office@bslcfargo.org.
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study:  (resuming meetings April 2)
The Thursday morning women’s Bible study group will resume meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 9 am via Zoom.  We will start back up with Lesson 8 of the Isaiah Bible study booklet.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Shirley Elsner, Loretta Swanson or the church office.
Devotions on Fridays:
Tune into Facebook Live every Friday as our pastors will post new devotions weekly.
Sunday School ~ watch your email for lessons:
Beautiful Savior has Sunday school lessons available for families.  Watch your email weekly for lessons.  To help parents teach the lesson, join the online Bible adult study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am starting on April 5. 
Beautiful Savior now offers Online Giving:
Due to requests from some of our members, Beautiful Savior now offers an Online Giving option.  Are you tired of writing checks or forgetting your offering envelope on Sunday mornings?  You now have a third option for giving your offerings: in the offering plate, mail a check, or now you can give online.  To do so, just click the “Give Now” button on our Home Page of our website and you will be launched to Vanco Payment Solutions’ safe and secure giving portal.  You can make a one-time donation – or you can set up recurring donations.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our financial secretary Beth Gustafson at (701) 239-9090.  Click here to donate today.
Note:  If you were previously signed up for Simply Giving recurring donations via a paper authorization with us, that authorization will remain in effect until you request it to be changed or cancelled.
Easter Flowers For Loved Ones:  (Deadline has past)
Thank you to all who sponsored flowers for Easter.  All plants have been sponsored.  If you sponsored a plant, you will be able to pick them up after Easter, at a designated pick up time, to take home.   You can make checks payable to the LWML and mail it to the church. 
Watch our Worship Services on YouTube:
Even though we are unable to gather together within the walls of our church building, our Pastors want you to know we are here for you.  We also are working on ways for you to stay connected with your church family.  The first of which is that we will be posting our worship service online for you to watch at home.  We hope that you will take some time out of your day to spend with us in the Living Word of God. 
The videos of our Worship Services are being uploaded to YouTube.  This will allow you to watch them online – or if you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV. 
Our Sunday Worship Services will be posted on our YouTube site, Facebook and on the church website at 8:15 am on Sundays.  Note: The Sermon Notes worksheet is available to download on the “Youth Grades 6-12” page of this website.
Worship Bulletins are available online:
The bulletin for our worship services are available on our website for you to view and/or print at home.  To do so, click on the “Sermons” tab and choose “Bulletins”.  There you will see a list of dates of recent bulletins.  Just click on the date you’d like view.
Note:  Bulletins will be posted the day before the service.
Sermons are now available on both Spotify and iTunes:  (posted March 26)
Beautiful Savior sermons are now available as a podcast on both Spotify and iTunes.  Now 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 either the Spotify or iTunes app and search for “Beautiful Savior Fargo” and click on “Follow” or “Subscribe”. 
Note:  Look for the podcast with the picture of our stain glass window at the front of our church.
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted March 18)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: peanut butter and canned fruit is our current need.  But, you are always welcome to drop off canned soups, rice and pasta boxes or mixes, spaghetti sauce, and boxed cereal.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the church office between 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.
High School Seniors:  (Going on Now)
Graduation Plans and Pictures Needed.  Do you have a youth who will graduate from high school this spring?  Beautiful Savior would like to know their future plans.  Please e-mail an update and a picture to the church office at office@bslcfargo.org.  A display of our high school seniors will be on the bulletin board outside the office along with a brief description of future plans.  There also will be a short article on our seniors in our May newsletter.  Our congregation will honor the seniors during a Sunday worship in May.
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.
Do you Need Assistance Connecting to BSLC Resources Online?:
Beautiful Savior now provides services, sermons, confirmation classes and other resources online to keep people connected to God’s Word and one another.  
 
For those of us who may need technical assistance to access these materials, Beautiful Savior has volunteers who will provide support at no cost to you.  If you would like technical assistance, please call the office at (701) 293-1047.  Support mainly will be available on nights and weekends, but call anytime, and we will get back to you when we can.  Please note that all requests for technical assistance should be initiated by you and go through the Beautiful Savior office via phone.
 
Beautiful Savior also will be using Zoom for video and audio conferencing.  We plan to offer confirmation classes, meetings and fellowship opportunities in the weeks ahead through Zoom, which now offers free basic accounts.  Please feel free to create a free account although you don’t need an account to access Zoom’s features.
 
Please know that BSLC will NOT be charging for Zoom or technical assistance.  If you receive any email or Web-based requests asking for cash, checks, gift cards or the like, it is a scam.  Beautiful Savior will never solicit funds via e-mail or social media.
Listen to our Sermons online:
Want to listen to the most current sermon – or one from the past 2 years?  Just go under the “Sermons” tab and choose “Past Sermons”.  Scroll down to the sermon you’d like to listen to, make sure your volume is on, and enjoy! 
Church Cancellations and Postponements due to the Coronavirus:
Church activity cancellations and postponements due to Covid-19 will be posted here.
 
 ~ All worship services, activities and meetings cancelled through the end of April.
 ~ Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction originally scheduled for March 21 will be rescheduled for a later date.
 ~ New Member Sunday and Potluck scheduled for March 22 will be rescheduled for a later date.
 ~ Voters’ Meeting originally scheduled for March 29 will be rescheduled for a later date.
 ~ Bach Festival Choir originally scheduled for April 4 at Immanuel will be rescheduled for a later date.
 
Please note:  Church activity cancellation and/or postponement announcements will be updated as decisions are made, so please check back for additional announcements as they become available.
 
Message from Pastor Chris and Pastor Brian:  (Posted March 18)
Due to COVID-19, we will not be meeting in the church at this time.  Instead, we be posting online worship services and working on other ways to connect with our members.
           Click the PLAY button in the center of the picture to view the video.

Beautiful Savior’s COVID-19 Update:  (Posted Mar 17)
Mindful of recent recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and President Trump, the council at Beautiful Savior has decided to suspend all official gatherings at the church for the next few weeks.  This includes all worship services, Sunday school classes, Bible classes, confirmation classes, meetings and fellowship events.
A letter was sent to all members of Beautiful Savior.  Click here to read the full letter.
Scam Alert:  (Posted Mar 9)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming Pastor Chris.  They are asking you to contact him regarding a favor by replying to a fake email address.  This is a scam.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you for a favor or to purchase gift cards.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Confirmation Sermon Notes:
The Confirmation students can complete their Sermon Notes by watching the worship services which will be posted on the website and Facebook each week.  You can find links to the Worship Services under the “Sermons” tab of this website.  Click here to print the Sermon Notes worksheet (it will print 2 per page).  At this point, just hold on to your Sermon Notes and bring them to the church when group Confirmation classes resume.
Volunteers Needed to help Setup Communion:  (Going on Now)
Are You Being Called?  Prayerfully consider if you could step up and join the Altar Guild or be an Altar Guild captain.  Our altar guild sets up communion on those Sundays, Wednesdays (during summer months) or holidays when Holy communion is celebrated.  The captain is responsible to line up altar guild members for a month at a time.  If you would like to be a captain or join the guild, talk to Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
Join the Decorating Committee: 
Will you help us make our church look beautiful?  We’re starting a decorating committee to make our church look festive for the changing seasons.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee, email Dahlia Shane at dahlia.shane71@gmail.com for details.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed:  (training Thursday evenings)
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.
Beautiful Savior will begin training Stephen Ministers February 20.  Please see Pastor Chris, Loretta Swanson or Kathy Johnson to learn more.
Lenten Series Highlights Christ’s Compassion vs. Human Anger:
Although we may become angry at something or someone who violates the Word of God, we often express that anger in unhelpful and even harmful ways. In our 2020 Lenten series, “Deliverance from Danger: Human anger meets Christ’s compassion in the Passion,” we will explore the destructive nature of supposed “righteous” anger in human. In response to all this misplaced, misinformed and misguided human anger, Jesus responds with grace and mercy, compassionately dispensing God’s gifts.
                                 Lenten Midweek Service Schedule: 
         Maundy Thurs, Apr 9: Jesus prepares a heavenly feast – Matt. 26:17-30
         Good Friday, Apr 10: Jesus prepares a heavenly kingdom – Luke 23:39-43
         Easter Sunday, Apr 12: Jesus prepares us for Good News – Matt. 28:1-10
Auction Items Needed:  (Donate Now)
The youth group is sponsoring a Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction this spring (date to be determined).  If you have an item that you would like to donate for the Silent Auction, please visit with Pastor Brian or bring it to the church office with a note indicating that it’s for the Auction.
Stephen Ministry Training:  (Thursdays)
Beautiful Savior is currently training Stephen Ministers.  Training sessions are on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.  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. 
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings: 
BSLC members, men and women of any age, are invited to gather on Friday mornings at 9 am at Randy’s University Diner, 2130 University Drive S, Fargo.  Please join us!  Everyone is welcome!  Feel free to bring a friend.
2020 Flower Chart:
The 2020 Flower Chart is on the bulletin board outside the church office.  If you would like to sponsor the flowers on the altar during a Sunday in 2020, just write your name on the chart and leave a check in the office designated as “Altar Flowers”.  Cost is $25.  After the 2nd service is done on Sunday, you are welcome to take home the flowers you sponsored.  If you have any questions, contact the church office.
Camp Grace Now Taking Registrations:  (Going on Now)
Looking for a great summer program to keep your children active and entertained?  Camp Grace is a summer day camp offered at GLS for children ages 4-12 years old.  Current Camp Grace families have until Feb 26 to secure a spot.  Registration will open up to current school families on Feb 27, with public registration opening on Mar 16 if slots still available.  For more information, contact the school office at 232-7747.
Properties Committee Director / Members Needed:  (Volunteer Now)
Our Properties Director position has been vacant since May.  We are in need of an individual or individuals to help serve on a properties committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please contact Denise Doeling, Pastor Chris, Pastor Brian or a member of the Church Council.  Thank you to those individuals who have stepped in and helped fill this position during the vacancy.
ND District 1-1-1 Mission Giving:  (Going on Now)
The ND District has adopted a new voluntary model for funding the missions of the District.  Every baptized member of the Body of Christ in your congregation, from the baptized baby to the oldest member is involved. This funding model is based on the belief that “there is power and strength in many giving a little.”  Loving our neighbor includes caring for their spiritual well-being. The need exists for God’s people to come together in support of missions that are bearing kingdom fruit. In addition to each congregation’s regular giving to the District, the 1-1-1 funds stay in the District and support District missions. God’s generosity is not lacking! Where the Word of God is taught, and the Sacraments are administered according to their institution by Christ, there are ample resources to do this ministry. A special collection box and brochure with more information is located in the narthex.
Do you buy from Amazon?
Did you know that Amazon will donate every time you shop when you shop thru Smile.Amazon.com ?

About AmazonSmile:  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com.  The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Make sure to choose: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Fargo, ND the first time you shop on AmazonSmile.   (Note: make sure to choose the correct Beautiful Savior as there are many of them…)   Please note:  To search for our church…  type in “Fargo Beautiful Savior” in the “Search for Charitable Organization” search line.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price.  You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.  And, yes, you can still use your Prime Membership on AmazonSmile.  Plus, your shopping cart and shopping history will carry over to AmazonSmile.  For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
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.
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 tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com.  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: mainstreetliving.com/north.  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:  mainstreetliving.com/north/blog/category/schedule.  (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: www.mainstreetliving.com/north.  Thank you and God’s blessing in Christ!
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.
Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed:  (Going on Now)
Valley Senior Services is looking for volunteers to deliver for Meals On Wheels.  Please call (701) 293-1440 or email Kari at kgillette@fargoparks.com for more details or to sign up.
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 !
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.
GLS Recess Duty Volunteers:  (Volunteer Now)
Note from Grace Lutheran School:  If anyone is interested in volunteering time to monitor lunchtime recess, please contact interim principal Jahnke at 232-7747 or principal@gracels.com.  We would appreciate your helping hands!
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (volunteer now)
Sunday school wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  We are always looking for people to teach, team-teach, assist in a classroom, help with memory work and take attendance.  Let Bobbi Hestdalen, Pastor Brian or the office know if you would be willing to help our Sunday school program in any way.
Scam Alert:  (Posted Jul 31)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming Pastor Chris.  They are asking you to purchase a Gift Card for a ailing church member.  This is a scam.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you to purchase gift cards for or send cash to someone else.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
BSLC Youth Working the Dome:

Thinking about going to the National Youth Gathering in 2022, future BSLC mission or youth trips? All Beautiful Savior youth age 13 and older can help work various events at the Fargo Dome to earn money for youth activities at BSLC.  Visit with Pastor Brian for more information.

Still Time to Enroll your Kids at Grace Lutheran School: 
We are looking forward to sharing Jesus with our students through the school year theme of “Beautiful Feet on Every Street”.  This theme is based on Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news.”  As always, feel free to stop in and visit our school any time. 
Address and Phone Number(s) Changes:
Do we have your current phone number and address?  If you have moved, dropped your landline, have a new phone number or move to the lakes for the summer, please let the church office know.  You can inform us of the changes by calling, emailing or leaving a note in the office with the new information. Thank you.
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.
Fellowship Captain Needed: 
We are looking for Group Fellowship Captains…  Don’t let “captain” intimidate you.  Ask a friend to do it with you and make it a co-captain position.  
What does a captain do?  Our “captains” make phone calls or e-mail members to line up treats for Sundays, to help set up or clean up for special services and funerals.  A captain is responsible for one month at a time.  There are 8 captains in all that rotate the schedule. 
If you have additional questions, feel free to visit with Mary Seiffert who would be more than happy to give you more details.  You can also leave your name in the office and Mary can call you.  Thanks for stepping up!
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.
Donate via Electronic Giving:
Did you know that Beautiful Savior offers an electronic option for giving your donations?  Just like paying your bills electronically, the Simply Giving program offers convenience for our members by allowing you to not have to write a check or remember your offering envelope on Sunday morning.  Electronic Giving also provides much-needed donation consistency for our church. e-Giving is a secure direct debit giving program used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account on a monthly, semi-monthly or bi-weekly basis.
 
As you consider future contributions, please also consider signing up for electronic giving.  The authorization form can be printed from the “Resources / Forms” tab of this website or can be picked up in the church office.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Gustafson or the church office.
Restore His House Capital Campaign:  (going on now)
The “Restore His House” 3 year capital campaign is underway and off to a good start, but has a long way to go.  As was reported at the June 2018 voters’ meeting, our building is in need of a number of repairs and updates that are a normal part of taking care of a property as it ages.  Our goal for these projects is $300,000 over the next three years to meet these building needs.  In addition, we will donate 10% to Grace Lutheran School during that same time frame for a total campaign goal of $330,000.  
    A mailing was sent out in October 2018 with details about the Restore His House Capital Campaign, giving you the opportunity to make your commitment to the Campaign.  If you did not make a commitment yet, it if not too late.  You can pick up a commitment card in the church office.  Or you may make donations to the campaign anytime by writing “Capital Campaign” on the memo line of your check.
   We ask that you prayerfully consider how God has blessed you and what you may be able to commit to this campaign over the next 3 years.
   You can see a complete list of projects and also watch the progress of the campaign on the display in the Narthex.
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.
Grace Lutheran School looking for Volunteers:   
Do you like to volunteer for a good causes?  At Grace Lutheran school we have LOTS of ways to volunteer your talents to help us!  We always need helpers to assisting students in completing their work, helping teachers with tasks and breaks, supervising morning care and recesses.  When our cook is ill or take a day off we need help in the kitchen.  Year-round there are always projects and repairs to do around the school.  Feel free to contact us for a service project.  Please contact our school office at (701) 232-7747 for further information.
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays Sept-May)
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  This is for any students in grades 6-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  If you have any questions, talk with Ramsey Dahl or come to a rehearsal any Sunday at 7 pm.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm.
Facebook Group and Instagram Page for Youth and Parents:
For information regarding our Facebook group or Instagram page for the Youth Grades 6-12 and their parents, please check the Youth page of this website located under the “Get Involved” tab above.
Support Grace Lutheran School each time you purchase gas:
Earn an automatic gas rebate for Grace Lutheran School of 3 cents for every gallon of gas purchased at the Exxon/Red Carpet Carwash Stations located on 13th Ave. S. in Fargo (by Perkins and by Family Fare).  Just swipe the card when you are paying, and GLS will automatically receive the donation!  Pick up your free GLS Organizational Rebate Card from the office – and take additional cards for your family and friends to use. (This is NOT a credit card.)  These local Exxon stations also donated to this year’s GLS Auction.
Confirmation Picture Display:
Take time to look at the picture boards outside the church office.  The Confirmation pictures from previous years are posted there.  If you have a good copy of any of the years that are printed as a 5×7 (not 8×10), please email a digital file to the church office or bring in a printed copy to the church office and we can scan it in and get an 8×10 made.
Thank you to everyone who brought in class photos of years that were missing!  (Pictured to the right is the class of 2018.)
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. 
Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:  (Never too late to register)
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!   Registration is only $50.00 for new families.  Give us a call and set up a Care Visit today!  
Opportunities to Get Involved at BSLC:
Have you ever wondered if you could be an usher or greeter on Sunday mornings? 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 Jennifer Krause 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!
Maundy Thursday:  (Apr 9)
Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper.  Two important events are the focus of Maundy Thursday.
 
First, Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples and thereby instituted the Lord’s Supper, also called Communion (Luke 22:19-20).  Second, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as an act of humility and service, thereby setting an example that we should love and serve one another in humility (John 3:3-17).
 
The word “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word for “command”.  The “Maundy” in “Maundy Thursday” refers to the command Jesus gave to the disciples at the Last Supper, that they should love and serve one another.
 
           Please join us for our worship service on our YouTube channel.
Good Friday:  (Apr 10)
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)
 
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Easter Sunday:  (Apr 12)
 
He has risen!  He has risen indeed!  Alleluia!  
 
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Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Apr 16 – Meeting will be held via Zoom)
LWML typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm.  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!
LWML Spring Event:  (Apr 18)
Save The Date:  The LWML Spring Event “A Hope that does not Disappoint” will be held on Saturday, April 18 at Trinity in Hope, ND.  Registration is at 9 am.  Click here to view the full itinerary.  Ingathering items are gently used non-plush toys and age appropriate books for a daycare.  We are also gathering money to provide lunch and winter gear for the school.  “Hope” to see you all there!
Newsletter Articles due:  (Apr 20)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Grace Lutheran School Annual Auction:  (May 1  ~  Auction Items deadline Apr 3)
Save the Date:  Please join us for an evening of fellowship, food an fun celebrating Grace Lutheran School.  Silent and Live auction events throughout the evening.  
Social hour will begin at 5:30 pm along with the silent auction.  Dinner, program and live auction will begin at 7 pm.
If you have something to donate to the auctions, please drop them off at the school no later than April 3.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (May 14)
Next quilting date is Thursday, May 14 from 10 am to 3 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.
Crosstraining for BSLC Children Grades 1-5:  (May 17)
Crosstraining meets one Sunday each month from 1-3 pm and is for children in first through fifth grades.  Crosstraining involves food (both spiritual and physical), fun and fellowship.  Our next Crosstraining day will be Sunday, March 15.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
Gold Club:  (May 20)
Gold Club is a time to get together for some wonderful food, fun and fellowship.  Our Gold Club is no longer just for seniors.  It is fellowship for anyone.  If you are free during the day, please come join us.  We also encourage you to bring a friend if you know someone else who would enjoy some social time.  Bring a dish or treat to share and join us Wednesday, May 20 at noon.
Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Save the Date:  Plan to attend the LYF chili cook-off and silent auction on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm. Purchase an endless chili bowl for a free will donation.  Sample and vote on Beautiful Savior’s finest recipes.  A trophy will be awarded for the best chili recipe.  Desserts also will be available for purchase.  Many wonderful silent auction items will be available.  We would like to invite the entire congregation to attend and contribute to this event.  Please consider donating an item for the silent auction.  Gift certificates and baskets of any value certainly are welcome.  See Pastor Brian if you would like to donate an item.  Thank you.
New Member Sunday:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Beautiful Savior will welcome the newer members of our congregation during both worship services on Sunday, March 22.  If you would like to become a member at Beautiful Savior, please call the office to find out what steps to take.  We would love to have you as part of our church family.
Church Potluck in honor of our Newer Members:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Please join us on Sunday, March 22 after our 2nd worship service (approx. 11:45 am) for a potluck lunch in honor of our newer members.  Everyone is encouraged to come and introduce yourself to someone new today.  Please bring a potluck item to share.  Hope to see you all there!
Missional Community Meeting:  (Mar 24 – Cancelled)
We are a small group of members who are joining Jesus on His mission by living each day as if it were a mission trip into our own community.  We are meeting once a month to share experiences and support each other.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Visit with Pastor Brian if you have not attended and plan to attend.
Loose Change Sundays:  (Mar 29 ~ Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
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.
Voters’ Meeting:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Save the Date:  The Spring Voters’ Meeting will be held Sunday, March 29 at 9:30 am (between worship services).  In addition to hearing reports from various departments, we will also be voting on the election of officers.  Please try to attend this important meeting.  Thank you.
Bach Choir Concert:  (Apr 4 ~ Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Save the Date:  The Bach Choir Concert will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 7 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church (1258 Broadway N, Fargo).  There will be performances by the Chamber Choir, the Festival Choir and a professional string ensemble.  You will hear selected movements of J. S. Bach’s motet Jesu, meine Freude and chorale “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”, to name a few pieces.  This concert is open to all so feel free to bring a friend.