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.
Call Meeting & Potluck:  (June 9)  Nominations due May 26
Beautiful Savior will have a potluck lunch and a call meeting on Sunday, June 9 at 11:30 am.  District President Arie Bertsch will present Beautiful Savior with a list of names to consider for calling a second pastor.  If you would like to nominate a pastor for consideration, please turn in your nomination form to the office by May 26. 
For the potluck, please bring a main dish, side or dessert to share.  If you have any questions, visit with Pastor Chris or a member of the call committee.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed:  (Sign Up Now)
Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School which will be held June 2-6.  Prayerfully consider if you can share your gifts and talents.  Contact Stacy Knudson or leave your name in the office if you would be willing to help in any way.
VBS Teachers / Volunteers Meeting:  (May 29)
There will be a VBS Teachers / Volunteers Meeting on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:15 – 6:55pm.
Summer Worship Schedule:  (Now thru Labor Day)
Our summer worship schedule begins Wednesday, May 22.  We will have a Wednesday evening worship service at 7pm.  We will only have 1 worship service on Sundays at 9am.  Bible study will be held after the service at 10:15am. 
Please note:  The Wednesday service is the “first” service of the week and is identical in music, liturgy and sermon to the following Sunday service.  (ie: Wednesday, May 22 is identical to Sunday, May 26.)
Newsletter Articles due:  (May 20)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Complete the Lutheran Family Service Survey:  (Now thru July 1)
As our year in partnership with Lutheran Family Service comes to a close, the LCMS North Dakota District wants to know what you think about the partnership.  Your insight will help provide data for the Board of Directors to evaluate the partnership as the 2025 LCMS ND District convention considers pursuing a longer term partnership with LFS.   Click here to take the survey Thank you for your time.
Please note: The link takes you to the description page and then you will need to click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page to continue with the survey.
Collecting Items for Gifts From The Heart:  (Going on Now)
The LWML ND District Convention is next month.  We are collecting items for the ingathering for Martin Luther School, Bismarck and Holy Cross – Friends in Mission.  They donate winter hats, scarves and mittens in the Bismarck/Mandan area and on the Standing Rock Reservation. Click here for a list of items we are collecting for these organizations.  Please place your donations in the collection box in the narthex by Wednesday, June 12.  Thank you for your support of these worthwhile organizations.
Vacation Bible School 2024:   (June 2-6)    Register Today!
VBS  2024 “Scuba: Diving Into Friendship with God” will be held Sunday, June 2- Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 pm. 
Kids ages four to sixth grade are invited to join us for VBS this summer through Bible story, songs, crafts, games and much more!  To sign up, click here to print the form or pick one up in the narthex, and return the completed form to the church office.  Don’t forget to invite your friends!   A meal will be available from 5:00-5:45 pm everyday at VBS for a free will offering.
Vacation Bible School:  (June 2-6)
Sign Up Today:  This year’s theme is Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God.
Take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never ending love of God: Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6.  Volunteers are needed for VBS.  Prayerfully consider if you can share your gifts and talents.  Contact Stacy Knudson if you would be willing to help in any way.
Walk with the LWML of the ND District:  (Month of May)
Join the LWML of the ND District in a virtual mite walk.  For just one dollar a day for the month of May you will be contributing towards the LWML ND mission grant goals.  Simply place $31 in an envelope marked LWML Mite Walk or in the purple envelopes provided in the narthex and place in the offering plate.  Thank you for generously supporting our mission grants.
Baby Shower for Women’s Care Center:  (month of May)
Life 97.9 is sponsoring the largest baby shower for the Women’s Care Center during the entire month of May.  Check out the wish list at: https://a.co/5V88Bp9.  Items can be dropped off at Hornbachers, Life 97.9 and the Women’s Care Center.  Walmart or Target gift cards will be used to purchase large items for clients.
LFL Encourages You to “Step Up 4 Life!”:  (May 12- June 24)
Register to participate in our annual “Step Up 4 Life” campaign and help Lutherans For Life in proclaiming that every life is indispensable and has intrinsic value given by God.  Participate in our walking campaign from May 12 – June 24 as an individual, team, or congregation and earn steps while raising money for the Gospel-motivated and life-affirming ministry of Lutherans For Life.  Register at www.stepup4life.org/2024 or email stepup4life@lutheransforlife.org.
Summer Office Hours:  (Begins after Memorial Day)
Beginning after Memorial Day, the church office hours for the summer are Monday-Thursday 9:30am – 1:30pm.  Please Note:  The church office is closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
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.
Shepherd’s Hill Summer Camps:  (Register today for 2024)
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND) offers camps for all ages each summer.  For a full list and description of all their camp programs, pricing and registration information, check out the bulletin board/brochures in the narthex or visit their website: www.shretreat.orgIf you have any questions, call at (701) 244-5225 or email their Executive Director, Rev. Jon Bonine at director@shretreat.org.
Lutheran Island Camps:  (Register today for 2024)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) offers camps for all ages each summer.  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: www.islandcamp.org.  There are great programs for all ages. 
Grace Tuition Assistance:    (Deadline:  Apr 15)

With classes from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, Grace Lutheran School is a wonderful option for Christ-centered education. As part of its mission, BSLC offers tuition remission for GLS.

If you would like to apply for GLS tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 school year, please fill out an application form and return it to the church by April 15. If you have any questions about the application form or about our policy, please call Pastor Chris at the church office at 293-1047 or his cell at (701) 893-6995. 

We expect that BSLC scholarships would cover between 50-60 percent of tuition, but it depends on how many families apply. We will let the families know how much tuition assistance they will be receiving from the church in early summer. 
Beautiful Savior Little Library is Open:  (Summer)
Check out the Beautiful Savior little library!  There are a variety of books for everyone.  It is located by the east entrance into the church parking lot.
Sign Up to bring Treats on Sunday Morning:   (Sign Up Today)
There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex to sign up to bring two dozen treats, serve and/or cleanup on Sunday mornings.  You can choose which Sunday works best for you.  If you have questions, please contact the church office.
Read our Newsletters Online:  (May newsletter is now available)
The newsletters are available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
Memorial Committee Members Wanted:  (Going on Now)
The church has received and continues to receive memorial donations.  Some of these donations have recommendations on how they should be used while others are to be used at the church’s discretion.  These donations are not included in our general funds.  We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping us select items with the memorial donations.  Please prayerfully consider if you can help with this task.  If you are interested, please contact Pastor Chris, Mike Schlichtmann or the church office. 

Beautiful Savior Apparel:  (Available in Church Office)

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

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 !
2024 Altar Flower Sign Up Chart:
Consider signing up for a bouquet on the chancel 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.
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings:   (Fridays 9:00am)
BSLC members, men and women of any age, are invited to gather on Friday mornings at 9:00 am at Randy’s University Diner, 2130 University Drive S, Fargo.  Please join us!  Everyone is welcome!  Feel free to bring a friend.
BSLC Choir:  (Wednesdays 7:30pm)    
If you are interested in singing in the Beautiful Savior Choir, show up on Wednesday at 7:30pm.
We practice each Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30pm.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Seiffert or the church office.
Scam Alert:  (Posted March 28)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming from Pastor Chris.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you for a favor or to purchase gift cards, send cash, or the like.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Want to Join the Lawn Mowing Team?:  (Going on Now)
If you are interested in helping mow, trim and upkeep the church grounds this summer, we’d love to have you join the team!  You can sign up for a week at a time – or maybe you just want to volunteer for 1 or 2 hours.  Just let us know if helping with the lawn is something you’d be interested in.  If you have questions or would like to sign up, contact Matt Gustafson (701) 205-2263 or leave a message in the church office. 
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
Sunday School wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  We are looking for people to help with specific projects (helping with activities, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with memory work, taking attendance, etc), please contact Stacy Knudson, Pastor Chris, or the church office – or stop in the office on Sunday morning to sign up.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!
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 6:15-7:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris.
Portals of Prayer:  (Pick yours up today)
The Portals of Prayer for April – June 2024 is now available in the narthex.  Feel free to pick one up the next time you’re in the building.
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Update:  (posted Nov 2023)
Beautiful Savior has committed to sponsor Andrew Freriches in his last year in the seminary.  
Please pray for him and feel free to send notes, cards or 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.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
“Destination Unknown”:  Every Wednesday after confirmation class, youth in grades 6-12 can participate in a youth group adventure from 7:30-9 pm.  Each week, we will travel to a different surprise destination where we will have an activity and short devotion.  We will return to church for games, snacks and faith sharing.  For more information, please see Pastor Chris.  Hope to see you all there!
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:  www.glsfargo.org
Join us for Sunday School:  
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School.  Click here to print the Registration Form or you can pick one up in the Narthex at the church.  Drop off or mail the completed form to the church office or bring it with you on a Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office. 
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2023)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, our members donated 369 pounds of food to be given to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
Previous years:   2022 = 368 lbs     2021 = 185 lbs     2020 = 301 lbs     2019 = 230 lbs
GLS “Growing Together in Grace” Pledge Cards: (posted Summer 2023)
The members of BSLC were mailed a “Growing Together in Grace” pledge sheet.  At a special Voters’ meeting in May, BSLC members agreed to launch a three-year capital campaign to raise pledges and donations of $50,000 from BSLC members, to be matched by an anonymous donor, for a total support of $100,000.  Please  prayerfully consider how you can support this three-year capital campaign.  Please fill out the pledge sheet and return it to the church office by placing it in the offering plate or mailing it back to the church.  If you have any questions, contact the church.
Music Ministry Leaders Needed:  (Going on Now) 
Beautiful Savior is in need of music ministry leaders for adult choir, Crossfire, and the children’s Christmas Program.  Prayerfully consider if you could share your gifts, talents and step up in any of these positions.  If you want more information on any of these positions, visit with Pastor Chris or leave your name in the church office. 
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted June 13)

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

Thrivent Choice Dollars:    (March 31 deadline for last year’s 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.
You can setup your designation anytime during the year.  Please note the deadline to assign your 2024 Choice Dollars is March 31, 2025.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Congratulations Pastor Chris:  (June 22, 2023)
June 22 is the 15th anniversary of Pastor Chris’ installation.  Wish him congratulations!  We will recognize his anniversary at a later date.
LCMS “Reporter” Articles on the War in Ukraine & Option to Donate:  
The “Reporter” is the Official Newspaper of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  We are posting the link to their articles regarding the war in Ukraine here:
LCMS International Mission Webpage:  War in Ukraine
 
Click here to make a monetary donation online to help LCMS Mission Advancement with their efforts to provide assistance to our Christian brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
Make a New Years Resolution to Get Involved with the Church:
Do you want to be more involved in the church and don’t know how to get started?  Pick up a “Volunteer Opportunity” form in the narthex.  Or click here and print it at home Turn the completed form in to the church office and someone will contact you.  If you have any questions, call the church office, visit with a pastor or a member of the church council.  Thank you for your time and for sharing of your talents.
Portals of Prayer Available on an App:
“Portals of Prayer” is now available on your digital device!  In addition to relevant and easy-to-read meditations, you can listen to recordings of each day’s Bible readings, devotion, and prayer.  You can also search past devotions by keyword, save your favorites, share prayers, and access seven years of “Portals of Prayer” devotions.  Available on the App Store or Google Play.  The cost is $9.99 for a 1 year subscription.
Please Update Your Contact Information:
Do we have your current phone number, email and mailing address?  If you have moved, got rid of your landline/old phone number or have a new email address, please let us know. 
If you go south for the winter or move to the lake for the summer, please let the church office know.  Newsletters are not forwarded, and the church is charged $.62 each time one comes back.  By letting the office know, a newsletter can be emailed to you each month until you return home.  Thanks!
BSLC Worship Services Available on YouTube:
We hope you will join us in-person for worship to hear the Word and receive the Sacraments.  However, if you are unable to attend in-person, our services are available online on our YouTube channel.  If you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV.
Note: For those needing closed captioning… YouTube’s closed captioning [cc] feature is not available to turn on until approx. 24 hours after the live stream has ended.
Our YouTube channel is located at:  www.youtube.com/channel/UC7L0AwnEaGMsmCosZUn-6jQ/streams
Our bulletins are available at:  www.beautifulsaviorfargo.com/bulletins
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
Follow us on Facebook:
Did you know Beautiful Savior has a Facebook page?  In addition to our website, it’s a great place to see what’s going on at our church.  It gives you a direct link to sermons when they have been posted and also reminds you when events are coming up.  Go to our Facebook page and click “Follow” so our posts come thru on your Facebook feed:  Click here to go to our Facebook page.
Harlan and Esther Wallum Scholarship Fund: 
Are you thinking about where you or your  children may go for college?  Consider one of our LCMS universities.  Grants are available to assist youth and adults who wish to begin or continue their education from an LCMS university or seminary.  Applications are available in the church office.
Properties Committee Members Needed:  (Volunteer Now)
We are in need of individuals to help serve on a properties committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please contact Scott Persoon, Mike Schlichtmann, Pastor Chris, or any member of the Church Council.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed: 
Do you have a heart for people?  Do you have an hour a week to help?  Would you like to use your God-given talents for the glory of God and benefit of a congregation member?  Then becoming a Stephen Minister may be for you!
Stephen Ministers are not pastors or counselors, they simply listen and support individuals, in times of trial and need.
Stephen Ministers typically meet with a care receiver for one hour each week.  If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or have questions about Stephen Ministry, please visit with Pastor Chris.  All those who want to serve as Stephen Ministers must fill out an application which can be picked up from the church office. 
Mentors Needed for New Members:
The evangelism committee is looking for families or individuals to mentor new members.  If you think you would be interested in helping, please email 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/northThank you and God’s blessing in Christ!
Military Addresses Needed:
Do you have a family member in the military?  The LWML would like their address so that they can send cards of encouragement to them.  Please leave their address on the church office desk or email them to the church.  Thank you.
No Food or Drinks in the Sanctuary:
Please help to keep the sanctuary pews and chairs clean by not bringing food or beverages in the sanctuary.  If something should happen to get spilled, please clean up after yourself.  Thank you for helping us keep the Lord’s House clean and looking nice.
Prayer Chain and Announcements:
If you have a concern or joy and would like our prayer warriors to pray for you or others, please e-mail the office, and your prayer will be sent out on the e-mail chain.  Also please e-mail updates to the office or the pastors so it can be shared with our prayer warriors.  Please let the church office know by Wednesday if you have joys or concerns to put in our weekly announcements.  The petitions will run weekly until you ask to have them removed from the list.  Our church members appreciate the chance to pray for our special needs and joys.  Prayer is powerful. 
Opportunities to Get Involved at BSLC:
Have you thought you might enjoy singing with the choir or playing in the praise band? Do you have a gift for prayer, sewing, gardening, working with children or teens, or planning activities? These are just some of the ways you can contribute your gifts and talents at Beautiful Savior. For a more complete list of opportunities, take a look under the “Get Involved” tab of this website.  Or if you would like to learn more about any of these or want to know how you can serve our congregation, please visit with Claudia Schroeder or any member of the Church Council. 
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.
You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
College Student’s Address:
Do you have a child in college?  Please leave your child’s new college address with the church office.  This will allow us to keep in contact with them as well as to notify the campus ministry so they can make contact with your child.
National Youth Gathering Fundraiser:  (June 1-15)
The NYG youth will be doing a Tastefully Simple online fundraiser from June 1-15.  The youth will receive 25% of all orders placed through this fundraiser.  Order forms will be available in the narthex as well as an online link.  All money raised will support the youth attending the 2025 National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.
Grace and Immanuel to Install New Pastors:  (June 2 & June 16)
You are cordially invited to attend the Service of Installation for:
  • Rev. Michael Suelzle as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, on Sunday, June 2 at 4pm followed by a meal.
  • Rev. Scott Johnson as associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 16 at 4pm followed by a potluck.
National Youth Gathering Fundraiser:  (June 10)
Save the date:  The NYG are having a Pizza Ranch fundraiser night on Monday, June 10 from
5-8pm at Pizza Ranch, 4480 23 Ave S, Fargo.  Please come and support our youth.  Mention Beautiful Savior when paying, and part of the receipt goes to our youth as well as the tips.  We will also be there clearing tables and refilling drinks.  Come join us!
Fellowship and Quilting:  (June 13)
Next quilting date is Thursday, June 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 2024 District Convention:  (June 14-16)

Save the Date and Plan to AttendThe Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) North Dakota District invites you to the 41st Biennial Convention in Bismarck, June 14-16.  The convention theme is “Lord of All Creation” based on the verse “For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16.

Attendees will join in worship, Bible study, servant events, and fellowship.  Delegates will elect new officers, approve the mission goal and select the mission grants for the 2024-2026 biennium.  The convention speakers are Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek, pastor at Holy Cross, Lidgerwood and Immanuel, rural Lidgerwood and author of “Life in Christ – Rooted, Woven, and Grafted into God’s Story”; Rev. Steve Schulz, Assistant Director of Mission Central; Rev. Max Phillips, Executive Director of Lutheran Family Service.  

Please join us and bring a friend!  More information and Convention Registration forms are available at: http://www.ndlwml.org

More information, along with the Registration form can be found in The Messenger on pages 5 & 6.  Sign up today!
Gold Club:  (June 19) 
Join us Wednesday, June 19 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!  
Church Potlucks:  (June 26 & Aug 14)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  There will be a church potluck before worship on Wednesdays, June 26 and August 14 starting at 5:30pm in the fellowship hall.
Get to know your fellow BSLC family by enjoying some food and fellowship with them.
Grilled hamburgers and brats will be provided.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your church family!
Loose Change Sundays:  (Sun Jun 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.
Church Potluck:  (July 21)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  There will be a church potluck following Bible Study on Sunday, July 21 starting at approximately 11:15am in the fellowship hall.
Get to know your fellow BSLC family by enjoying some food and fellowship with them.
Grilled hamburgers and brats will be provided.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your church family!
F-M Bach Choir:  (Aug 8, 2024)
The F-M Bach Choir will perform on Thursday, August 8 at 7pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. This concert will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first two Lutheran hymnals (published in 1724).  Music will feature settings of hymns from these hymnals, including Bach’s cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Savior of the Nations, Come), BWV 62; choruses from cantatas Es ist das Heil (Salvation Unto Us Has Come), BWV 9, and Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Out of the Depths I Cry to You), BWV 38; and choir and congregational settings of Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice and Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands.
Church Potluck Picnic at Rheault Farm:  (Sept 8)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  Join us on Sunday, September 8 at noon for a Rally Sunday Picnic at Rheault Farm!  
Get to know your fellow BSLC family by enjoying some food and fellowship with them.
Grilled hamburgers and brats will be provided.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your church family!
2024 ND LWML Fall Retreat:  (Sept 13-15)
Save the Dates:  The 2024 ND LWML Fall Retreat will be held Sept 13-15 in Grand Forks.
Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Sept 19 – 6:00 pm)
LWML typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm from September thru May.  All women regardless of age are invited to join.  Even if you can’t attend every meeting, you are still welcome to come as it fits your schedule.  There are lots of activities coming up – so even if you can’t attend the monthly meetings, consider teaming up on a committee to help make things happen.  Your participation in LWML is a great way to make new friends within the church.  And, at the same time, you will be Serving the Lord! 
LWML Fall Rally:  (Oct 12)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  The LWML Zone Fall Rally will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.  Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
LWML Fall Luncheon:  (Oct 26)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  The Beautiful Savior Fall Luncheon is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct 26.  Proceeds will go to Women’s Care Center
Watch for more information as the event gets closer.
Munchies for Missions:  (Dec 8)
Save the Date:  The Munchies for Missions event will be held on Sunday, December 8.  Proceeds will go to Grace Lutheran School.
LWML Convention 2025: (June 26-29, 2025)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend.   The LWML 41st Biennial Convention will be held in Omaha, NE on June 26-29, 2025.  The theme for this year is “Growing in God’s Grace”.  The logo, based on 2 Peter 3:18, features green leaves sprouting up in new growth with the Lutheran Women in Mission icon blossoming from the leaves.   Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
National Youth Gathering 2025:  (July 19-23, 2025
Save the Dates:  The National Youth Gathering will be held July 19-23, 2025 in New Orleans.  The theme this time is: Endure!
The “Chosen” Video Series:  (Sundays 5:45pm)     Will resume in Fall 2024
See the Bible come to life through “The Chosen” video series beginning Sunday, _____.  We will begin season four and watch one episode each week followed by a brief discussion.  Bring a dish to share and we will have a potluck meal starting at 5:45 pm, watch the nightly episode at 6 pm, discussion at 7 pm and end our discussions by 7:30 pm each week in the fellowship hall.  Bring your family and friends for a night of fellowship and faith.
Evangelism and Stewardship Meeting:  (Apr 29)
There will be a joint Evangelism and Stewardship meeting on Monday, April 29 at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall.  We will be discussing upcoming summer picnics, BSLC gear and more!  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Voters’ Meeting:  (June 30)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend: