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.
Memorial Service for Lynn Strege:  (July 14)
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held for Lynn Strege on Tuesday, July 14 at Beautiful Savior.  Visitation will be from 12 pm to 1 pm and the memorial service at 1 pm.  The committal service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery (864 Park Street East) in Lidgerwood, ND following the memorial service.  Lynn passed away on May 2 and is survived by his wife Arla and daughters Cheryl and Rene’. 
Please follow current CDC guidelines and protocols if you plan to attend. Please note no lunch will be served.
Click here to read Lynn’s obituary.
New Women’s Bible Study Starting:  (Aug 6)
Beginning Thursday, August 6th, the women’s Bible study group will be starting a new Bible study “Love Rules: A Study of the Ten Commandments “.  What do the Ten Commandments do for you?  Do they send you on a guilt trip?  Are they a mirror of your frailties?  Or do they hold life-changing love?  This Bible study addresses one commandment each week and then follows up with four devotions from different angles.  Cost of the book is $12.75. 
Contact the church office or Shirley Elsner if you are interested in joining our group so that a book can be ordered for you. 
Note:  The women’s Bible study meets on Thursday mornings at 9 am and is currently meeting via Zoom.
Grace Lutheran School News:  (posted July 10)
Grace Lutheran School has a new website:  www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
 
Grace Lutheran School is now enrolling pre-k to grade 8.  Please call 232-7747 for more information.
 
Recruit Families and Save on Tuition: Enroll a new family at GLS for the 2020-21 school year and receive:  $200 off for first family, $500 off for the second family and $1000 off for the third family!
Lutheran Island Camp Online Quilt Auction:  (July 20 – Aug 1)
The quilts have arrived and volunteers have been busy creating a catalog for the LIC upcoming quilt auction.  The auction will begin the week of July 20th and will end on the traditional day for the live auction, August 1st.  ProxiBid will be hosting the online auction.  If you plan to view and bid on quilts, you can set up your Buyer’s account now.  More details will be posted on their website:  www.islandcamp.org
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.
BSLC Entering Phase 2 of Reopening:  (July 1)
Beautiful Savior’s council has approved several aspects of resuming Word and Sacrament ministry for the glory of God and benefit of His people. We will continue to offer our services online and on DVD for those who are vulnerable, sick or not yet ready to worship in person.
• As of July 1, sign-ups no longer will be required to attend worship services. If our attendance climbs to more than 50 people at a service, we will add additional services.
• Communion will be offered during worship services on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month with additional safeguards in place that practice contact-free procedures, social distancing and disinfecting measures. Members also may make an appointment to receive private communion throughout the week and on Sunday.
• Small-group Bible studies will resume meeting in person at church.
• Sunday morning Bible study will continue to be offered via Zoom.
• Hospital and home visits will now happen regularly with safeguards in place.
Safety protocols will continue so that we might honor and keep the fifth commandment to not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body but help and support him in every physical need.
Coffee Club is Back:  (Fridays)
Coffee Club is resuming 9:00 a.m. on Fridays starting on July 3.  If you feel comfortable, join us at Randy’s Diner, 2130 University Drive S, Fargo.  BSLC members, men and women of any age are invited. 
Lutheran Island Camp Golf Fundraiser:  (Aug 21)
A golf outing fundraiser for Lutheran Island Camp will take place on Friday, August 21 starting at 9:00 am at Oakwood Golf Course, Henning, MN.  (Four person teams, best ball, shotgun start, 18 holes)   Cost is $70 per golfer.  Includes a game of golf, golf cart, lunch and drawing ticket.  Sponsors:  $60 minimum per hole.  Golf and Sponsor: $100.  
Prizes:  Drawing, Longest Drive, Putt, Closest to the Pin, and Team Score. 
LIC is available for lodging and breakfast.  Individual golfers can be assigned to a team.  
For more information, call (218) 583-2905 or email info@islandcamp.org
Pastor Brian on Main Street Living:  (July 5)
Pastor Brian will be leading the worship service on Main Street Living North on Sunday, July 5.  His message will be “Yoked to Christ by the Mighty Works of God” based on Matthew 11:25-30.
Did you miss watching it on tv on Sunday, July 5?  You may watch the worship service at any time on their website: www.mainstreetliving.com/north
Vacation Bible School 2020:   (Registration Deadline *extended* to July 10)
Due to a lot of unknowns, Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School 2020: “Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through” will be coming to you in August in a different way than we are used to.  This year, VBS will be coming to families as “VBS in a box.”  If you register for VBS this year, your family will receive a ‘box’ with: a CD/DVD of songs, craft supplies, snacks, Bible story leaflet and access to our digital resources for VBS.  This will include videos by Pastor Chris and Pastor Brian of our Bible stories for each day.  We pray this VBS approach 
provides flexible options for our families.  We will continue to provide you support as needed.  All kids age 4 (by August 1, 2020) to sixth grade (fall of 2020) are invited to participate in this year’s VBS.  To allow us time to order materials and have them available for your family, please register your child (click here for the form) by July 10.
Sunday morning Bible Study ~ Online via Zoom:  (Sundays)
Beautiful Savior offers a Sunday morning adult Bible class at 10:30 am via the Zoom platform.  This study is intended to allow for more feedback, participation and engagement from the congregation regarding sermon content and proclamation.  Join us with your questions, comments and insights.
If you would like a worksheet to fill out while you are listening to the sermon, click here then choose the Bible study date.
To attend the Zoom Bible study, click on this link (or you can type this link into the browser on your computer):  
For those of you using an ipad or mobile phone, download the Zoom app and enter Meeting Number: 882 2478 2029 and then when prompted, enter the Password: 497670
For those using a landline phone, dial 1-312-626-6799, then enter the meeting number and password when prompted.
If you have questions about 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 your questions about Zoom before Sunday.
Restore His House Update:  (posted June 25)
THANK YOU to everyone who has made a commitment to the Restore His House 3 year capital campaign over the past 18 months!  Because of your commitment to this campaign, we are excited to announce that the resurfacing of the parking lot project has been completed!  In addition to resurfacing the parking lot, we also replaced some portions
of the sidewalk that had major cracking and were considered “trip hazards”.  
The next time you are at the church, take a minute and look at the smooth black asphalt and yellow striping.  We are certain you will agree that it was a much needed improvement.
 
Please note:  The Restore His House capital campaign still has more projects we hope to complete.  If you have not made a commitment to this campaign and would like to contribute, you may still make a donation (write capital campaign on your check’s memo line) or complete a pledge card (available under the “Resources / Forms” tab of this website).
 
 
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted July 1)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: canned fruit, rice, boxed pasta and potatoes, and granola bars is our current need.  But, you are always welcome to drop off peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned soups, 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.
Portals of Prayer:  (available now)
The Portals of Prayer booklet for July – September is available in the narthex.  If you would like to stop by the church during the week to pick one up, it is recommended you call first to make sure someone is there and the building will be open.
Challenge Doubled, Will You Accept?:  (Going on Now)
When Lutheran World Relief launched the 75,000 Face Mask Challenge less than a month ago, they knew the compassionate response would be overwhelming – and that good people like you would meet the challenge.  As COVID-19 continues to make its way around the world, the poorest communities stand to bear the heaviest burdens.  Cloth masks are a first barrier of defense, and the need is only increasing.  To reach even more people in dire need, Lutheran World Relief is collecting 75,000 more masks!  How many will you make to help stop the spread?  Sign up for more info at
www.lwr.org/masks
In-Person Worship Services:  (Wednesdays and Sundays)
As of May 24, Beautiful Savior is now offering live, in-person worship services, but are limiting the number of people worshipping at one time to 50 people.  Following federal, state and local guidelines, we will seek to combine service with safety.  We offer 2 worship services each week, one on Sunday at 9 am and one on Wednesday at 7 pm.  Before attending a worship service, please read our worship service safety protocols.
 
Update:  As of July 1st, we are discontinuing the sign-ups for worship services.  If our worship services start to have more people attending that we can no longer have a safe, socially distanced worship environment, then we will add another service on Sunday morning. 
 

Safety Notice:  We pray that you will continue to follow safety protocol and social distancing guidelines.  If you are among vulnerable populations, please exercise caution when deciding to come to church.  If you are feeling ill, have any symptoms related to coronavirus or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to coronavirus, please stay home for the safety and welfare of others.

Our worship services will continue to be available online during this time of social distancing.

Landscaping Rock Available:  (Posted June 7)
The church has some landscaping “river rock” available if anyone is interested.  Contact the office 293-1047 or Mike Schlichtmann for more information.
Sanitizing for Worship Services:  (volunteers needed)
To provide a safe worship environment, we need help sanitizing the sanctuary and narthex after the worship services on both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, and also the night before our Wednesday service.  We are looking for three people for each cleaning time slot.  With 3 people, it should only take 15-20 minutes.  Click here to sign up to help with this necessary task.  Thank you!
In-Person Worship Service Safety Protocols:
As we joyfully announce that in-person worship services will be resuming on May 24, we hope all those who plan to attend will follow the guidelines that have been put into place so that we can gather together safely, not just according to the current federal and state requirements, but also out of love and concern for othersClick here to read our Safety Protocol letter (dated May 13).
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.
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
Our Beautiful Garden:  (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
The fourth annual Beautiful Garden at Beautiful Savior is looking for gardeners to help plant, nurture and enjoy fresh produce!  We come together on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and/or Saturdays at 10:00 am – and work on whatever needs to be done for the week.  We gather two to four times per month, but you are welcome to come any time that works with your schedule. 
Please note:  We need to be cautious though and practice social distancing when working together, including 6 feet or more of distance from others and staying outdoors and not touching surfaces (other than those nasty weeds). 
We are looking to be ready to plant by mid-May.  If you are interested in participating this summer, please send your name and email to:  tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com and we’ll get you added to the communication list.
BSLC currently has Worship Services on DVD:
Don’t have internet?  Or having trouble accessing our worship services online?  Beautiful Savior now will offer the option of viewing our worship services on DVDs at no cost.  We want to ensure that all our members have access to God’s gifts.  If you would like to begin receiving our worship services this way, please call the office at (701) 293-1047 or email office@bslcfargo.com.
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.
LYF will meet via Zoom:  (Wednesdays)
On Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, beginning April 29 LYF for Grades 6-12 will meet via Zoom.  We will have a Bible study and also a scavenger hunt.  Pastor Brian will be sending out the Zoom login information.  Please contact Pastor Brian with questions.  Hope you will join us!
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.
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study:  (meeting via Zoom)
The Thursday morning women’s Bible study group is meeting via Zoom during this time of social distancing.  We are currently on the Isaiah Bible study.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Shirley Elsner, Loretta Swanson or 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.
Summer Camps at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads:  (posted June 2)
We are having camps as scheduled!!  We are working to adjust for keeping more social distance during camps.  You can sign up for your favorite camp at www.shretreat.org or get a brochure at your church.  Early Bird Discounts have been extended!!  Register by May 10 to receive $25 off of each camp, or by May 25 for $15 off of each camp.  If you have any questions, please call 701-244-5225 for details.  Looking for a summer job?  We are looking for college-age camp counselors or more experienced adults to help out this summer.  Contact us today!  Please watch our website to find out when a freewill “Thank You” video conference will be offered, and a chance to learn more about the resources available to you at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads.
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.

Free Assistance for Learning how to use Zoom:   (It only takes a few minutes)

Beautiful Savior is using Zoom for Bible Studies, LWML meetings, Confirmation classes, and the various other meetings.  Zoom is a free program – so, there is no charge for you to participate in these meetings.

If you would have questions about the Zoom program or would like to do a “test meeting” to see what it is like, please email the church office:  office@bslcfargo.org  and a volunteer will call you and answer any of your questions and even help with set up.  To use Zoom, all you need is one of the following: a laptop, ipad, smart phone or a desk top with a webcam attached.  It will take just a few minutes to get you up and running – and once you are setup, the volunteer will even visit with you on Zoom so that you can see what a meeting would look like.

Please note that all requests for technical assistance should be initiated by you.  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.
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.
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 “Worship” 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.
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.
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.
Listen to our Sermons online:
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! 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. 
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!
Fellowship and Quilting:  (July 16)
Next quilting date is Thursday, July 16 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.
Newsletter Articles due:  (July 20)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Gold Club:  (Aug 19)
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, July 15 at noon.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Aug 20 – 6 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!
Loose Change Sundays:  (Aug 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.
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.
Crosstraining for BSLC Children Grades 1-5:  (May 17 – Cancelled)
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, May 17.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.