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.
Easter Flowers:  (Sign up Today)
A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex to order Easter flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones.  Flowers and the prices are listed on the sign-up sheets.  Quantities are limited, so get your orders in early.  Please make checks payable to the LWML.
Lenten Midweek Services:  (Remaining Date: Mar 29)
BSLC will offer mid-week Lenten worship services at 7pm on Wednesdays beginning with an Ash Wednesday service on February 22.  Midweek Wednesday services will continue thru March 29.  Each Wednesday, there will also be a soup and sandwich potluck meal from 6:00-6:45pm.
Thrivent Choice Dollars:   (Thrivent’s Deadline is March 31 to designate your 2022 dollars)
If you are a Thrivent member and are eligible for Thrivent Choice dollars, please go to or contact your representative to have your Thrivent Choice dollars designated to Beautiful Savior.  These extra donations add up and are of great assistance to our General Fund.
You can setup your designation anytime during the year.
Concordia St. Paul 2023 Christus Chorus:  (Apr 1)
The Concordia St. Paul 2023 Christus Chorus will be performing at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 1st at 7pm.  The performance is “Free and Open to the Public”.
Click here for their 2 page poster which shows the other performance times.
Lutherans for Life 2023 State Essay Contest:  (Deadline April 1)
Sponsored by the Council of Federation Presidents For students in Grades 6-12 – (Any Lutheran student or student in a Lutheran school)  Contest Guidelines: Students will write a life affirming essay based on the 2023 Conference theme “Just As… I Am” with the Bible verse: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10).  Essays should include student’s name, grade (identify school or church) and email address.  Grades 6-8 should submit essays up to 400 words and grades 9-12 should submit essays up to 750 words.  Each school and church is to select their top pick in each of the two grade levels.  These two essay entries should be submitted digitally using Microsoft Word or Google Docs to by April 1.  All entries become the property of Lutherans For Life.  Questions, examples of topics, resources on the sanctity of life and guidelines can be found on the website
Palm Sunday Party:  (Apr 2)

When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, people celebrated the coming of the Messiah.  Beautiful Savior will host its own celebration for kids during Sunday school on Sunday, April 2 from 9:30-10:30 am in the fellowship hall.  This celebration will include snacks, crafts and the story about Palm Sunday. 

Sunday School Children to Sing during Services:  (Apr 2) 
The Sunday school children in grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade will be singing before both services on Sunday, April 2.  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.
LWML is Collecting Items for Hope Blooms:  (Going on Now)
Items we are collecting for Hope Blooms are:
Pint, half-pint mason or similar food jars that are 8-12 oz in size (NO VASES), twine or jute, cleansing Clorox wipes, paper towels, garbage bags (40-50 gal.), hand soap, dishwasher pods, cleaning or janitorial supplies (see items listed on their website  Thank you for your support of this organization. There is a tote in the narthex to place your donations. 
Portals of Prayer:  (Pick yours up today)
The Portals of Prayer for April – June 2023 is now available in the narthex.  Feel free to pick one up the next time you’re in the building.
“The Chosen” Bible study:  (Sundays 6:30pm)
See the Bible come to life through “The Chosen” video series.  We will be watching one episode each week followed by a brief discussion.  Popcorn will be provided.  We meet  in the fellowship hall on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.  Bring family and friends for a night of fellowship and faith.
Women’s Bible Study:  (Thursdays 9am)
We will be starting a new Bible Study “Praying the Psalms” on Thursday, March 23.  We will meet in-person at the church on Thursday mornings at 9am.  “Praying the Psalms” will help you to learn how to openly express the full range of emotions – joy, anger, distress, hope and trust – to God.  
All women are welcome to join.  Contact the church office or Shirley Elsner (701) 388-9521 if you have questions or are interested in joining our group.
LWML National Convention:  (June 22-25, 2023)
Save the date:  The LWML National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, WI on June 22-25.  “Celebrate the Lord of the Nations”, (Psalm 33:12-13).  Register early at
Early registration deadline in March 14.  Go to their website for details.
Shepherd’s Hill Summer Camps:  (Sign Up Today)
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is now taking early bird registrations for summer camp “And the Rock was Christ.”  For a full list and description of all the programs, pricing and registration, check out the bulletin board/brochures in the narthex or visit their website at or call Rev. Jon Bonine at 701-244-5225.
Lutheran Island Summer Camps:  (Register Now for Summer 2023)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) is now taking registrations for Summer 2023 Camps. 
If you are interested in their Horse program be sure to register early as these weeks are sure to fill up.  For a full list and description of all of their summer camp programs and registration, visit their website:  There are great programs for all ages. 
Listen to our Sermons on our website or iTunes:
Want to listen to the most current sermon – or one from the past few years?  Just go under the “Worship” tab and choose “Past Sermons (Listen)”.  Scroll down to the sermon you’d like to listen to, make sure your volume is on, and enjoy! 
Beautiful Savior sermons are also available as a podcast on iTunes.  You can listen to one of our posted sermons while at the lake, on a road trip or even while you’re on your exercise machine.  Go to the iTunes app, and search for “Beautiful Savior Fargo” and click on “Subscribe”. 
Note:  Look for the podcast with the picture of our stain glass window at the front of our church.
Are You on our Email List?
In addition to various correspondence, we email our bulletin and announcements each week to all our members.  If you are not receiving them, please let us know and we will get you on our email list. 
Call (701) 293-1047 or email to be added to our email list.
Please Save Your Used Stamps:

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

What a simple way to support the LWML !
Scam Alert:  (Posted Feb 24)
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, send cash, or the like.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Send Notes of Encouragement to our Adopted Concordia Seminary Student Andrew:
Our current adopted seminary student is Andrew Frerichs. He began serving his vicarage last summer at the Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.  To keep up with Andrew, we will post letters from him on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Please feel free to pray for Andrew and send notes, cards and gifts to encourage him as he prepares to serve in the Office of the Holy Ministry.  Make sure to let him know you are from Beautiful Savior! 
If you would like to send a message to Andrew, call the church office or see the bulletin board for his mailing address.
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.
Sunday Morning Treats:   (Sign Up Today)
We no longer have service captains calling members to ask for treats for Sunday morning fellowship hour.  Instead, there are sheets in the narthex where members can sign up to bring two dozen treats, serve and/or cleanup on Sunday mornings.  If you have questions, please contact the church office.
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.
New Pictorial Directory:  (Final Day:  Feb 7) 
Final photography date is:  February 7. 
Beautiful Savior is getting ready to create a new 40th Anniversary Pictorial Directory.  We need your help to make it complete!  Our directory will showcase our families, provide contact information and become a useful resource to keep us connected as the body of Christ.  By participating, you will receive a complimentary 8×10 portrait and a printed photo directory.  Please Note: This will replace our existing pictorial directory.  You must have your photo taken in order to be included in the new directory.
Please Check out the Lost and Found Box located in the Narthex:  (Going on Now)
Have you misplaced a clothing item, coat, gloves, sunglasses or other items?  Check out the lost and found bin and claim your lost item.  Jewelry or smaller items can be found on the window ledge of the church office.   Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store.
2023 Altar Flower Sign Up Chart:
Consider signing up for a bouquet on the altar in memory or honor of a loved one.  The flower chart is located outside the office on the bulletin board.  The cost is $30, and you can take your bouquet home after the second service on Sunday.  You can designate the money for altar flowers and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.  Please return the vase to the church after you are done enjoying the bouquet.
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Program:  (Going on Now)
Our congregation has adopted a Concordia Seminary student, Andrew Freriches.  As part of the program, we are asked not to just pray for Andrew and send him well-wishes, but our congregation is also committed to sending a minimum of $500 during each academic year to help Andrew with his seminary expenses.
Please consider giving over and above your regular offering to support our seminary student.  If you are donating via check, please designate these funds to the Adopt-A-Student program or you may also donate to this program via our website’s giving portal.  Every dollar of support will go to “our” adopted seminarian.  Thank you for your financial support of a future church worker.
Read our Newsletters Online:
Do you currently receive the newsletter in the mail and would prefer to read it in a digital format?  If so, just let the office know and we can add you to our newsletter email group.  Instead of receiving the newsletter in the mail, we would send you an email with the newsletter attached.
The newsletters are also available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
Donations to Help Ukraine:  (Updated Nov 17, 2022)
Orphan Grain Train is still accepting monetary donations for their shipments to Ukraine.  If you would like to donate, click here to donate online to this cause.  Or you can send a check to Orphan Grain Train, P.O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE  68702-1466 – Make sure to earmark it for Ukrainian Relief.
Perhaps most importantly, we ask for your prayers.  Pray for the Lord to provide relief for the millions who are suffering.  Pray for our efforts to provide for these victims.  Pray for Him to put an end to this crisis.
Join us for Sunday School:  (Began Sept 11)
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School.  Click here to print the Registration Form or you can pick one up in the Narthex at the church.  Drop off or mail the completed form to the church office or bring it with you on a Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office. 
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
Sunday School wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  If you would like to help our Sunday School program in any way (ie: teaching, substitute teaching, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with memory work, taking attendance, etc), please contact Stacy Knudson, Pastor Brian, or the church office – or stop in the office on Sunday morning to sign up.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!
LCMS “Reporter” Articles on the War in Ukraine & Option to Donate:  
The “Reporter” is the Official Newspaper of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  We are posting the link to their articles regarding the war in Ukraine here:
LCMS International Mission Webpage:  War in Ukraine
Click here to make a monetary donation online to help LCMS Mission Advancement with their efforts to provide assistance to our Christian brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
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!
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays ~ Sept-May) 
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  Crossfire is for any students in grades 3-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm.  If you have questions, call Ramsey Dahl at 866-5403 or come to the church on Sundays at 7 pm.
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.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
LYF for grades 6-12 meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.  We will have a Bible study followed by a fun activity.  Please contact Pastor Brian with questions.  Hope you will join us!
Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:  (Registrations taken year round)
With over 500 young people in our association churches, many of them can benefit greatly from an education based here at Grace Lutheran School.  Let us take you for a tour of the school to get an idea of what Grace Lutheran is like.  We have needs based financial aid with over $100,000 available for your students to attend Grace!   Give us a call and set up a Care Visit today!   Their website is:
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted Aug 6)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: soup, canned fruit, rice or potato packets 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 collection container in the narthex.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.
Restore His House 3 Year Capital Campaign:  (Update as of Feb 20)
Our Restore His House three-year capital campaign ended on December 31, 2021.  It is with great pleasure that we can announce:  We have met our $330,000 goal! ~ Praise the Lord!  We are thankful for all who have donated to the campaign so that we can continue to upgrade our facility.  Any additional donations above the goal will still go to improvements to our facility or to overages that may occur due to price increases that have occurred since our original estimates 3 years ago for the remaining project costs.   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!
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.
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.
Portals of Prayer Available on an App:
“Portals of Prayer” is now available on your digital device!  In addition to relevant and easy-to-read meditations, you can listen to recordings of each day’s Bible readings, devotion, and prayer.  You can also search past devotions by keyword, save your favorites, share prayers, and access seven years of “Portals of Prayer” devotions.  Available on the App Store or Google Play.  The cost is $9.99 for a 1 year subscription.
Please Update Your Contact Information:
Do we have your current phone number, email and mailing address?  If you have moved, got rid of your landline/old phone number or have a new email address, please let us know. 
If you go south for the winter or move to the lake for the summer, please let the church office know.  Newsletters are not forwarded, and the church is charged $.62 each time one comes back.  By letting the office know, a newsletter can be emailed to you each month until you return home.  Thanks!
BSLC Worship Services Available on YouTube:
We hope you will join us in-person for worship to hear the Word and receive the Sacraments.  However, if you are unable to attend in-person, our services are available online on our YouTube channel.  If you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV.
Note: For those needing closed captioning… YouTube’s closed captioning [cc] feature is not available to turn on until approx. 24 hours after the live stream has ended.
Our YouTube channel is located at:
Our bulletins are available at:
Overflow Seating in the Fellowship Hall: 

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

   While in the fellowship hall, please be respectful of others who are in there to hear the worship service.
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
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. 
Follow us on Facebook:
Did you know Beautiful Savior has a Facebook page?  In addition to our website, it’s a great place to see what’s going on at our church.  It gives you a direct link to sermons when they have been posted and also reminds you when events are coming up.  Go to our Facebook page and click “Follow” so our posts come thru on your Facebook feed:  Click here to go to our Facebook page.
Harlan and Esther Wallum Scholarship Fund: 
Are you thinking about where you or your  children may go for college?  Consider one of our LCMS universities.  Grants are available to assist youth and adults who wish to begin or continue their education from an LCMS university or seminary.  Applications are available in the church office.
Properties Committee Members Needed:  (Volunteer Now)
We are in need of individuals to help serve on a properties committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please contact Scott Persoon, Denise Doeling, Pastor Chris, Pastor Brian or any member of the Church Council.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed: 
Do you have a heart for people?  Do you have an hour a week to help?  Would you like to use your God-given talents for the glory of God and benefit of a congregation member?  Then becoming a Stephen Minister may be for you!
Stephen Ministers are not pastors or counselors, they simply listen and support individuals, in times of trial and need.
Stephen Ministers typically meet with a care receiver for one hour each week.  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 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  Thanks.
Main Street Living North: 
Main Street Living North is a Lutheran Television Program that is endorsed by the LCMS.  MSLN broadcasts each Sunday at 9:00 am, followed by “This Is Your Life” program at 9:30 am on TV station KVRR.  MSLN is also broadcast on WDAY Xtra with “This Is Your Life” program at 10 am followed by the “Main Street Living” worship service. 
The program is financially supported through donations given by the viewers and congregations of the viewing area.  The sermons and songs are video’d in advance and are then used in a future broadcast of the program.  The choir is composed of members of the local churches – you do not have to be part of our choir in order to participate.  If you would like more information about MSLN or want to watch this week’s broadcast, go to:  Once there, you can watch the current week’s broadcast with the links at the bottom of the screen.  Or you can access previous broadcasts from prior months by using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen and choosing “Watch Main Street Living” under the “Main Street Living” tab at the top of the screen.  Or use this link:  (Depending on your web browser, the drop down menu might show as a set of 3 lines at the top of the page.  If so, just click on the 3 lines to access the drop-down menu.)
To donate:  Financial Support checks may be sent to “Main Street Living North”, 821  5th Ave. S., Fargo, ND  58103.  You can also donate by credit card or a Paypal account at: you and God’s blessing in Christ!
Military Addresses Needed:
Do you have a family member in the military?  The LWML would like their address so that they can send cards of encouragement to them.  Please leave their address on the church office desk or email them to the church.  Thank you.
No Food or Drinks in the Sanctuary:
Please help to keep the sanctuary pews and chairs clean by not bringing food or beverages in the sanctuary.  If something should happen to get spilled, please clean up after yourself.  Thank you for helping us keep the Lord’s House clean and looking nice.
Prayer Chain and Announcements:
If you have a concern or joy and would like our prayer warriors to pray for you or others, please e-mail the office, and your prayer will be sent out on the e-mail chain.  Also please e-mail updates to the office or the pastors so it can be shared with our prayer warriors.  Please let the church office know by Wednesday if you have joys or concerns to put in our weekly announcements.  The petitions will run weekly until you ask to have them removed from the list.  Our church members appreciate the chance to pray for our special needs and joys.  Prayer is powerful. 
Opportunities to Get Involved at BSLC:
Have you thought you might enjoy singing with the choir or playing in the praise band? Do you have a gift for prayer, sewing, gardening, working with children or teens, or planning activities? These are just some of the ways you can contribute your gifts and talents at Beautiful Savior. For a more complete list of opportunities, take a look under the “Get Involved” tab of this website.  Or if you would like to learn more about any of these or want to know how you can serve our congregation, please visit with Claudia Schroeder or any member of the Church Council. 
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.
You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
Maundy Thursday:  (Apr 6)
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 13:3-17).
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.
We will have worship at 7pm with a celebration of holy communion in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.
Good Friday:  (Apr 7)
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)
Please join us for service Friday, April 7 at 7pm to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Easter Sunday:  (Apr 9)
He has risen!  He has risen indeed!  Alleluia!
Please join us for service at 8:15am, 9:30am or 10:45am with breakfast served from 8:45-10:30am.
Please note:  There is no Sunday School or Adult Bible Study on Easter Sunday.
Easter Breakfast:   (April 9)
Bring your appetites to church this Easter!  A delicious breakfast of rolls, muffins, fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage links, juice and coffee will be served on Easter Sunday from 8:45 -10:30 am.  Thanks to the youth who will be serving our Easter breakfast this year.  Stop in the fellowship hall to enjoy food and conversation on this joyous day.
Men’s Bible Study:  (Apr 10)
The Men’s Bible Study will meet on Monday, April 10 at 7 pm.  Come enjoy fellowship with other men from our church and learn what the Bible says about the vocation God has given us.  This Bible study group meets once a month.  Please see Pastor Brian with any questions.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Apr 13)
Next quilting date is Thursday, April 13 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm (you do not have to stay the whole time).  This is open to all women of the church.  Bring a friend or two if you want!  Being a quilter is NOT a requirement as much conversation and fellowship is involved.  Come help cut squares or tie the quilts.  We donate quilts to local organizations and sell them to members.  If there is a silent auction we can donate a quilt for, we are happy to do so.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 232-2464.
LWML Spring Event:  (Apr 15)
Save the Date:  The LWML Spring Event will be held at Beautiful Savior on Saturday, April 15 starting at 9am.  Kelly from Hope Blooms will be our speaker.  We will be making flower arrangements.  Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers and rearranges them into beautiful bedside bouquets so that those who are in need most in our community feel this sense of inclusion.  The event will also include a Bible study, and a lunch will be served.  Ingathering items for Hope Blooms are listed on the poster.  
LCEF North Dakota District College Scholarship:  (Deadline April 15)
The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) North Dakota District College Scholarship was developed to encourage college students in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) North Dakota District to pursue their educational goals.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to at least one applicant.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA or current full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applicant must also be a member of a congregation belonging to the LCMS located in the North Dakota District.  Applications close on April 15.  Winners will be announced on May 10.
Apply at you have questions, contact Tami Ulland, LCEF District Vice President at (701) 360-1469 or
Crosstraining for BSLC Children:  (Apr 16)
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 April 16 at 1:00pm.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
Gold Club:  (Apr 19)
Join us Wednesday, April19 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!    
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.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Apr 20 – 6:00 pm)
LWML typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm from September thru May.  All women regardless of age are invited to join.  Even if you can’t attend every meeting, you are still welcome to come as it fits your schedule.  There are lots of activities coming up – so even if you can’t attend the monthly meetings, consider teaming up on a committee to help make things happen.  Your participation in LWML is a great way to make new friends within the church.  And, at the same time, you will be Serving the Lord! 
Married Couple Small Group Bible Study:  (Apr 20 – 7:00 pm)
Married Couple Small Group Bible Study will be taking a look at what God’s Word has to say about marriage and showing it is still so relevant today!  This is a great way to get to know other couples in our congregation!  We meet once a month.  Please see Pastor Brian with any questions.
GLS Pasta for a Purpose:  (Apr 29)   * Buy your tickets now * 
Save the Date:  Warm your hearts and bellies with Pasta With a Purpose Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 29 from 12-7 pm.  The big news this year: in celebration of Grace Lutheran School’s 75th Anniversary, alumni tickets are half price!!  Tickets will be available at the door, or you can pre-purchase from any student, teacher, board of ed member, or from the office.  Tickets are $12 for 12 and up, $6 for 4-11, and just $6 for all alumni!!  Carryout is available day-of, no registration required.  Sauce can be pre-ordered until April 22 from their website,
Loose Change Sundays:  (Apr 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.
BSLC Long Range Land Planning Committee:  (Feb 27 – 5:00 pm)
The BSLC Long Range Land Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm. If you have any questions or concerns visit with Pastor Chris.  The long range land planning committee is a group of volunteers who are discussing options for the best use for the land just to the north of the church building.  If interested in being on the committee, contact one of the pastors.
Evangelism and Stewardship Meeting:  (Mar 21)
There will be a joint Evangelism and Stewardship meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 11:30am at Ruby Tuesdays to discuss ongoing Evangelism and Stewardship programs.  If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you! 
We are working on all kinds of fun areas, including: BSLC gear, member involvement, new members, Bible studies, small groups, fellowship, and witnessing.  We will also touch on other areas where we can build and improve on the mission of bringing Christ to Fargo and beyond!!  Please RSVP to so we can have a large enough table.  Everyone is welcome.