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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.
Newsletter Articles due:  (Due Now)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Jan 27)
Next quilting date is Thursday, January 27 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 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.
Sunday School Children to Sing during Services:  (Jan 30)
The Sunday school children in grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade will be singing before both services on Sunday, Jan 30.  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.
Loose Change Sundays:  (Sun Jan 30)
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.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study:  New Study starting Feb 1  (Sign Up Now)
We’ve all dealt with tragedies in life. What personal trials, disasters and setbacks have you had to endure?  Were there difficult times you thought you couldn’t get through?  God gives an example of someone in a similar situation: the prophet Jeremiah, who finds hope and joy amid life’s numerous calamities, afflictions and trials.  Beginning Tuesday, February 1, we will be looking at the book “Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah.”  This tour of the book of Jeremiah shows us how to find comfort amid life’s grief and heartbreaks by pointing us to Jeremiah’s reliance on God and ultimately pointing us to Jesus, the real “man of sorrows” and the One in whom all hope and joy are found.
NOTE:  Please sign up to receive a copy of the book, which costs $16.  This study will meet every Tuesday at 7pm and will be offered in-person and via Zoom.  You may enter the meeting manually:  Meeting ID: 878 698 0623; Passcode: 497670
This study is open to both men and women.  Please join us in the fellowship hall or via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7 pm.
Crosstraining for BSLC Children Grades 1-5:  (Jan 30)
Crosstraining meets one Sunday each month from 1-2:30 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, January 30.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
Married Small Group Bible Study:  (Jan 31)
New for 2022!  A Married Small Group Bible Study will begin on Monday, January 31 at 7 pm.  We will be taking a look at what God’s Word has to say about marriage and showing it is still so relevant today!  We will meet once a month.  Please RSVP and see Pastor Brian with any questions.
Scholarship from Lutheran Church Extension Fund:  (Deadline Jan 31)
Lutheran Church Extension Fund wants to help you pay for school!  LCMS high school seniors and college students (with at least a year of school left) from the LCMS North Dakota district have the opportunity to apply for a chance to win a LCEF $1,000 scholarship.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is January 31.  The winner will be announced on March 15.  Click here to apply today.
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.
Sock, Mitten & Hat Donations:   (Going on Now)
The tree has been taken down – but, we are still accepting donations.
Donations of new socks, mittens and hats for children or adults will be taken for a few more weeks due to the cold weather.  They can be returned to the baskets under the cross in the narthex.  These items will be donated to local schools and to Churches United for the Homeless.  A Thrivent grant will be used to purchase items as well.
Lutherans for Life Essay Contest:  (BSLC Student Deadline March 27)
Participants need to write a life-affirming essay based on the theme: Blessed For Life with the Bible verse: “… the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.” Psalm 41:2. (Consider being blessed with the gift of life, blessed by God for one’s entire life or blessed to be a blessing to others.)  Students in grades 6-12 are eligible.  BSLC can only forward to LFL the best essay from each of the 2 grade levels for the contest.  Click here to read the flyer for complete contest details.  Contact the church office with questions.
Restore His House 3 Year Capital Campaign:  (Update as of Dec 20)
We are at the end of the Restore His House three-year capital campaign.  We still have a little ways to go to achieve our goal.  To date, we have received $322,529 out of our $330,000 goal.  We are thankful for all who have donated to the campaign so that we can continue to upgrade our facility.  However, we do have a little more than $7,000 to go.  If you would like to make a donation to the campaign, there is still time.  You may donate to the campaign by leaving a check in the offering plate, mail it to the office or donate online thru our website.  When donating via check, please make sure to note it is for Restore His House capital campaign.  If you made a pledge to the campaign and are unsure whether you have fulfilled the pledge or still have some remaining, feel free to contact our financial secretary, Beth Gustafson, and she will gladly look it up for you.  
If you would like to donate to the campaign, please write “Capital Campaign” on your donation check or donate to it via the online giving portal.  If you would like to see a complete list of Restore His House projects, they are posted in the church narthex.  Thank you for your support!
Sunday Morning Bible Study:  New Study starting Jan 16
A new Bible study “Death, Heaven, Resurrection and the New Creation will be starting on Sunday, January 16 at 9:30am.  Death is a reality we all must face.  Some embrace death as a friend.  Others fear it, seeking to avoid it at all costs.  But Christians find hope in the Lord Jesus, who overcame the grave.  Death has no hold over Jesus, and it will have no hold over you.
The promises and victory of Christ will help us appreciate the importance of our physical bodies; approach the experience of dying trusting to Jesus; and consider the nature of our resurrected, glorious bodies in the new heavens and new earth.     Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for this important Bible study.
Youth & Family Ski Day:  (Ski Day Feb 26 – Registration Deadline Feb 20)
Save the Date:  The LCMS Youth and Family Ski Day is set for Saturday, February 26 at Andes Tower Hills.  We will meet at BSLC at 7:30am to carpool.  That will have us arrive at 9:30am at the ski resort and take a group photo and register as a group at 9:45am.  You must check in with the group in order to get the group rates listed on the registration form.  Click here for the registration form (or pick one up in the narthex). 
NOTE: See registration/information sheet for pricing, food  options and helpful hints.  Visit with Pastor Brian with questions.
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
We are looking for people to teach, team-teach, assist in a classroom, help with memory work, take attendance, and assist with the Christmas program.  Let Stacy Knudson, Pastor Brian or the office know if you would be willing to help our Sunday School program in any way.
Organist or Pianist Needed:
We are in need of an organist or pianist at BSLC.  One or two additional people would be nice to help out and give our regular musicians a break.  If you are interested or know someone who would be willing to help out, please talk to Pastor Chris, Pastor Brian, Mary Seiffert or email the church office.  Thanks!
2022 Altar Flower Sign Up Chart Available Now:
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.
Women’s Bible Study:  
The Thursday morning women’s Bible study group is currently studying “Jesus, the Reason”.  This is open to all women.  We meet on Thursdays at 9am via Zoom.  Please contact the church office or Shirley Elsner (701) 388-9521 if you are interested in joining the group. 
Portals of Prayer January-March 2022:  (Available Now)
The Portals of Prayer booklets for January – March 2022 are available in the narthex.  If you are stopping by to pick one up during the week, please call ahead to make sure someone is at the church and that the church is open.
Please note:  “Portals of Prayer” is also 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.
Offering Envelopes:
Offering envelopes for 2022 are available in the narthex.  (alphabetized by last name)
If you don’t find your envelopes, please let the office know.  
2022 Commitment Cards:
Your 2022 annual commitment card can be placed in the black drop box in the narthex, turned in to the office or placed in the offering plate.  Thank you for letting us know what you plan to give!  Pledging helps our congregation, members and its leader to be effective and faithful stewards of our resources.
Commitment cards were included in your offering envelope box.  If you did not receive one or have misplaced yours, click here to print a Commitment Card or pick one up in the narthex.
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Program:  (Going on Now)
Our congregation is adopting!  At the September Voters’ Meeting, BSLC passed a motion to adopt a student from Concordia Seminary.  The program asks for a minimum of $500 during the academic year.
Please consider giving over and above your regular offering to support a 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.  Beautiful Savior will soon learn more about our student, who will stay in touch with us during the academic year.  Thank you for your financial support of our future church workers.
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.
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!
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.
National Youth Gathering:  (Jul 9-13, 2022)
Save the Date:  The National Youth Gathering will take place in Houston, TX from July 9-13, 2022.  Facilities include a connected complex of thGeorge R. Brown Convention CenterHilton Americas Downtown, and the Marriott Marquis.
Discovery Green, an urban park, is located between the 3 buildings.  The Gathering registration fee is $395 per participant.  This fee covers all Gathering program and Office of National Mission Youth Ministry administrative costs and secondary insurance for all participants.  Hotel, travel and meal costs are not included in the registration fee.  After March 2, 2022, participants will continue to be admitted to the Gathering on a space available basis for the late registration fee of $450.   Click here for more information.
Restore His House Capital Campaign:  (going on now)
The “Restore His House” 3 year capital campaign is in the last year of the campaign and is currently short approximately $7,000 from its goal.  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.  
    If you have not made a donation to the campaign yet, it if not too late.  You can make donations to the campaign anytime by writing “Capital Campaign” on the memo line of your check or by donating thru the online giving portal.
   We ask that you prayerfully consider how God has blessed you and what you may be able to commit to this campaign.
   You can see a complete list of projects and also watch the progress of the campaign on the display in the Narthex.
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 !
Help Stock our Little Library with Christian Books:  (Going on Now)
Beautiful Savior needs your help to stock a new community library.  Throughout September, we will be collecting new and gently used Christian books for all ages.  Beautiful Savior also will accept monetary donations for the project.  Little Library promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in a public bookcase.  This project will allow us to provide free books about God’s salvation in Christ Jesus. 
Volunteers Needed to help Setup Communion:  (Going on Now)
Prayerfully consider if you could step up and join the Altar Guild.  Our altar guild sets up communion on those Sundays, Wednesdays (during summer months) or holidays when Holy communion is celebrated.  We are looking for approximately 3-4 people who would be willing to join our group.  We are also needing a new “captain” as our current captain is stepping down after many years of serving on the committee.  The captain is responsible to line up altar guild members for a month at a time.  If you would like to join the altar guild, contact the church office or talk to Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
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 or Pastor Brian.
LYF meets in-person:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
On Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, LYF for Grades 6-12 will meet in person.  We will have a Bible study followed by a fun activity.  Please contact Pastor Brian with questions.  Hope you will join us!
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.
Thrivent Choice Dollars: 
If you are a Thrivent member and are eligible for Thrivent Choice dollars, please go to www.thrivent.com/choice 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.
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted Aug 14)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables and tuna is our current need.  But, you are always welcome to drop off boxed cereal, canned soups, canned fruit, rice and pasta boxes or mixes, and spaghetti sauce.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the church office between 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Monday thru Thursday.  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!   Registration is only $50.00 for new families.  Give us a call and set up a Care Visit today!   Their website is:  www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
Please Update Your Information:
Do we have your current phone number, email and mailing address?  If you have moved, got rid of your old phone number or have a new email address, please let us know. 
On that topic, we have been informed that cableone.net email addresses will no longer work after June 9th.  If you would like to continue to receive emails from Beautiful Savior, please let us know your new email address so it can be updated in our system.  
If you go 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!
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.
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:  www.youtube.com/channel/UC7L0AwnEaGMsmCosZUn-6jQ
Our bulletins are available at:  www.beautifulsaviorfargo.com/bulletins
Overflow Seating in the Fellowship Hall: 

   Beautiful Savior now 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.
Scam Alert:  (Posted May 16)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming Pastor Chris.  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.
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 office@bslcfargo.org to be added to our email list.
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings:   (Fridays)
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.
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.
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.
Listen to our Sermons on our website or iTunes:
Want to listen to the most current sermon – or one from the past 2 years?  Just go under the “Worship” tab and choose “Past Sermons”.  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.
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, Pastor Brian or any member of the Church Council.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed:  (currently not meeting due to pandemic)
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.  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. 
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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!
Gold Club:  (Feb 16)
Join us Wednesday, February 16 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!
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Feb 17 – 6:00 pm)
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! 
Evangelism and Stewardship Meeting:  (Feb 21)
There will be a joint Evangelism and Stewardship meeting on Monday, February 21 at 12:30pm at Perkins to discuss ongoing Evangelism and Stewardship programs.  If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you!  Everyone is welcome.
Missional Community Meeting:  (Currently not meeting due to pandemic)
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, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Visit with Pastor Brian if you have not attended and plan to attend.
Buy Concessions from our Youth at the FargoDome:    (Nov 20)
The youth will be selling concessions at the FargoDome as a fundraiser to go to various youth events and also the National Youth Gathering in 2022.  Upcoming dates include: Nov 20.  If you are at an event at the FargoDome on that day, please look for our stand and purchase your concessions from the BSLC Youth.