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.
Worship Service Notes: 
Social distancing and face masks are recommended.  If you are sharing a pew with another person, please leave space between you and another person who is not your family member.  The fellowship hall is available for seating during services.
Newsletter Articles due:  (Apr 22)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Hosanna, He Lives!” Children’s Mini-Easter Musical:  (Apr 24 Rehearsal – Perform Apr 25)
All Sunday school age children are invited to participate in “Hosanna, He Lives!” children’s
mini-Easter musical, Sunday, April 25 at either/both worship services.  This is a 15 minute performance that will be held during the last 15 minutes of the 1st service and then again during the first 15 minutes of our 2nd service.  A practice will be held Saturday, April 24 at 10 am at the church.  For more information, call Ramsey at 866-5403.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Apr 22)
Next quilting date is Thursday, Apr 22 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (you do not have to stay the whole time).  This is open to all women of the church.  Bring a friend or two if you want!  Being a quilter is NOT a requirement as much conversation and fellowship is involved.  Come help cut squares or tie the quilts.  We donate quilts to local organizations and sell them to members.  If there is a silent auction we can donate a quilt for, we are happy to do so.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 232-2464.
GLS Pasta With a Purpose:  (April 24  11am- 7pm)
Grace Lutheran School is hosting their annual spaghetti dinner “Pasta with a Purpose” on Saturday, April 24 from 11am – 7pm.  Show your support of Grace Lutheran School and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner at the same time!  All seating is reservced and anyone wishing to attend MUST sign up in advance.  Reserve your table or order your take-out today at www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com or by calling (701) 232-7747.  Not yet ready to brave the crowds, take-out is available (which also needs to be ordered in advance.)
Confirmation Day:  (Apr 25)
The 2021 Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 pm in the afternoon.
Congratulations to our 2021 Confirmands!
New Women’s Bible Study starting:  (Apr 29 – Sign up Now)
The Thursday morning Bible Study will start a new study “Sermon on the Mount” on April 29.  What does it mean to “seek first the kingdom of God” in our relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitments? Jesus’ answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the greatest sermon ever preached —Sermon on the Mount.   We meet Thursdays 9 am via Zoom.  All women are welcome to join.  Please contact the church office or Shirley Elsner at 388-9521 to sign up.
BSLC offers Grace Lutheran School Tuition Assistance:  (Deadline April 26)
With classes from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, Grace Lutheran School is a wonderful option for Christ-centered education.  As part of its mission, Beautiful Savior offers tuition remission for GLS.
If you would like to apply for GLS tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out an application form (click here for the form) and return it to the church by April 26.  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 on 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 May.
Sunday Morning Bible Study Update:  (Apr 11)
We will begin a new Bible study on April 11: “Seeking God’s guidance: How to make wise decisions”.  We will also be moving back into the Fellowship Hall for Bible study.  This is open to everyone.  Please join us on Sundays at 9:30 am.
Sunday School to Meet in Classrooms:  (Starting April 11)
Sunday school will start in the sanctuary with music and then will be dismissed to their designated classrooms.  Preschool will meet in room 111, Kindergarten and first grade in 113, second, third and fourth in 100 and fifth through twelfth in the youth room.  Masks are required.  Parents will need to come to the classroom to pick up your child at 10:10 am.  Please keep your child with you and refrain from wandering around the church between Sunday school and the next church service.
VBS ~ “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God”  (Jun 6-10)
Save the Date:  Jesus loves you. You are a treasure and priceless to God.  Many of our kids’ lives have been flipped upside down.  Now, more than ever, they need to hear these special words to remind them that God knows them, hears them, comforts them, forgives them, and chooses them.  Help kids hold onto the truth that they are God’s greatest treasure!  Save the date for June 6-10 from 6-8pm.  Everyone 4 years – 6th grade is welcome to attend.  More info regarding registration will follow.
LCMS Summer Camps:  (Register Now)
There are brochures in the narthex for those who would like to attend church camp.  This year’s theme at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is “Be Strong in the Lord”.  Some of the camps offered are horse camps, art camp, guitar camp and even an adult camp.  Their website is www.shretreat.org.
 
Lutheran Island Camp is now taking registrations for Summer 2021 Camps.  There are great programs for all ages.  They have a Covid plan that will be adapted as restrictions and mandates are changed by their licensure.  Mid May, they will be posting specifics as they relate to their county’s expectations.   Their website is www.islandcamp.org.
Camp Grace Summer Childcare:  (Registration going on now)
Camp Grace is full-time or half-day childcare at Grace Lutheran School for children ages 4-12 that runs from June 1 – August 20.  The weekly fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, ALL ACTIVITIES, sun-screen and bug spray.  Registration forms can be requested at secretary@gracels.com, picked up in the office, or found under Camp Grace on the GLS school website:  www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
Shepherd’s Hill Camps:  (Registration now open)
This year at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads, the summer theme is “Be Strong in the Lord.”  You can register online at shretreat.org, email Rev. Jon Bonine, Executive Director at director@shretreat.org or call (701) 244-5225.  There are a few weekends left for you to reserve a spot this spring for a get-together, a spring escape, or a family reunion.  Call or email to reserve your space!
Thrivent Choice Dollars: 
If you are a Thrivent member and are eligible for Thrivent Choice dollars, please go to www.thrivent.com/choice or contact your representative to have your Thrivent Choice dollars designated to Beautiful Savior.
Read our Newsletters Online:
Do you currently receive the newsletter in the mail and would prefer to read it in a digital format?  If so, just let the office know and we can add you to our newsletter email group.  Instead of receiving the newsletter in the mail, we would send you an email with the newsletter attached.
The newsletters are also available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
BSLC Worship Services Available on YouTube:
We hope you will join us in-person for worship to hear the Word and receive the Sacraments.  However, if you are unable to attend in-person, our services are available online on our YouTube channel.  If you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV.
Note: For those needing closed captioning… YouTube’s closed captioning [cc] feature is not available to turn on until approx. 24 hours after the live stream has ended.
Our YouTube channel is located at:  www.youtube.com/channel/UC7L0AwnEaGMsmCosZUn-6jQ
Our bulletins are available at:  www.beautifulsaviorfargo.com/bulletins
2021 Flower Chart:
The 2021 Flower Chart is on the bulletin board outside the church office.  You may also register for a Sunday by calling the church office.  The cost is $25.  Please designate the check/cash for “altar flowers” and place in the offering plate or mail to the church office.  The flowers may be taken home after the last service on Sunday.  Please return vases to the church office when done using them. Thanks.  If you have any questions, contact the church office.
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 !
Updated Pictorial Directory:  (Take Yours Home Today) 
If you had your picture taken for the pictorial directory in the past three years, an updated directory is available in the narthex.  All the books are labeled so you may find your name and take your directory home with you.
Overflow Seating in the Fellowship Hall: 

   Beautiful Savior now has live audio and video of worship services, along with seating, 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.  Attached is a photo of the fellowship hall and what the screen looks like during a worship service.  (Click on the picture to enlarge it.) 

   While in the fellowship hall, please remember to allow for social distancing.  There should only be one family unit per table. Face masks are encouraged.  Also, please be respectful of others who are in there to hear the worship service.
   Next time you are at church for a worship service, even if you don’t plan to sit in the fellowship hall, we hope you’ll take a look at our new additional seating option.
Women’s Bible Study:  (Thursdays 9 am via Zoom)
The women’s Bible study group is studying “Revelations: The Triumph of God“.  Cost of the book is $8.  We meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 9 am.  All women are welcome to join us.  Contact the church office or Shirley Elsner (701) 388-9521 if you have questions or are interested in joining our group. 
Tuesday Evening Bible Study:  (Tuesdays 7 pm)
We are studying “Genesis: A Book of Beginnings“.  This study is open to both men and women.  No registration is required.  Please join us in the fellowship hall on Tuesdays at 7 pm.
LWML 39th Biennial Convention:  (Jun 24-27)
The LWML 39th Biennial Convention will be held in Lexington, KY on Thursday, June 24 thru Sunday, June 27.  The theme for the convention is “Running the Race…  Looking to Jesus” based on Hebrews 12:1-2.  Convention attendees will focus on Jesus thru God’s Word and Sacrament, joyfully celebrate our salvation with song and prayer, and serve our neighbors through witness and mission.  Go to www.lwml.org/2021-convention for more information, registration information, hotel links, polo shirt order form, etc.
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
Scam Alert:  (Posted Nov 17)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming Pastor Chris.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you for a favor or to purchase gift cards.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Are You on our Email List?
In addition to various correspondence, we email our bulletin and announcements each week to all our members.  If you are not receiving them, please let us know and we will get you on our email list. 
Call (701) 293-1047 or email office@bslcfargo.org to be added to our email list.
Portals of Prayer for April – June:  (Available now)
The Portals of Prayer booklet for April – June 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.
Restore His House 3 Year Capital Campaign:  (Update as of Dec 1)
We are starting the 3rd year of our 3 year capital campaign.  We are currently short $25,000 of our $330,000 goal with projects yet to accomplish.  If you would like to donate to the campaign, please write “Capital Campaign” on your donation check or donate to it via the online giving portal.  If you would like to see a complete list of Restore His House projects, they are posted in the church narthex.  Thank you for your support!
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.
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings:   (Fridays)
Our coffee club has resumed for those members who feel comfortable meeting in person. 
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.
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
In-person Sunday school has started.  We are looking for people to teach, team-teach, assist in a classroom, help with memory work, take attendance, and assist with the Christmas program.  Let Stacy Knudson, Pastor Brian or the office know if you would be willing to help our Sunday School program in any way.
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.
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 62 cents for each piece of mail returned.  You can also let the church know if you would like the e-mail version of the newsletter while you are out of town.  Thank you for keeping the church updated while you travel!
College Student’s Address:
Do you have a child in college?  Please leave your child’s new college address with the church office.  This will allow us to keep in contact with them as well as to notify the campus ministry so they can make contact with your child.
Confirmation Classes:  (Wednesdays)
As a part of our education ministry, BSLC offers confirmation classes for students in seventh through ninth grades.  If you have a child in those classes, please have them join us in-person Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
LYF meets in-person:  (Wednesdays)
On Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, LYF for Grades 6-12 will meet in person.  We will have a Bible study followed by a fun activity.  Please contact Pastor Brian with questions.  Hope you will join us!
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted Jan 23)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: canned fruit, tuna, 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, canned fruit, rice and pasta boxes or mixes, and spaghetti sauce.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the church office between 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Monday thru Thursday.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.
Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:  (Registrations taken year round)
With over 500 young people in our association churches, many of them can benefit greatly from an education based here at Grace Lutheran School.  Let us take you for a tour of the school to get an idea of what Grace Lutheran is like.  We have needs based financial aid with over $100,000 available for your students to attend Grace!   Registration is only $50.00 for new families.  Give us a call and set up a Care Visit today!   Their website is:  www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
Follow us on Facebook:
Did you know Beautiful Savior has a Facebook page?  In addition to our website, it’s a great place to see what’s going on at our church.  It gives you a direct link to sermons when they have been posted and also reminds you when events are coming up.  Go to our Facebook page and click “Follow” so our posts come thru on your Facebook feed:  Click here to go to our Facebook page.
Address and Phone Number(s) Changes:
Do we have your current phone number and address?  If you have moved, dropped your landline, have a new phone number or move to the lakes for the summer, please let the church office know.  You can inform us of the changes by calling, emailing or leaving a note in the office with the new information. Thank you.
Listen to our Sermons on our website, on Spotify or iTunes:
Want to listen to the most current sermon – or one from the past 2 years?  Just go under the “Worship” tab and choose “Past Sermons”.  Scroll down to the sermon you’d like to listen to, make sure your volume is on, and enjoy! 
Beautiful Savior sermons are also available as a podcast on both Spotify and 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 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.
Harlan and Esther Wallum Scholarship Fund: 
Are you thinking about where you or your  children may go for college?  Consider one of our LCMS universities.  Grants are available to assist youth and adults who wish to begin or continue their education from an LCMS university or seminary.  Applications are available in the church office.
Properties Committee Members Needed:  (Volunteer Now)
We are in need of individuals to help serve on a properties committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please contact Scott Persoon, Denise Doeling, Pastor Chris, Pastor Brian or any member of the Church Council.
Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed:  (currently not meeting due to pandemic)
Do you have a heart for people?  Do you have an hour a week to help?  Would you like to use your God-given talents for the glory of God and benefit of a congregation member?  Then becoming a Stephen Minister may be for you!
Stephen Ministers are not pastors or counselors, they simply listen and support individuals, in times of trial and need.
Stephen Ministers typically meet with a care receiver for one hour each week.  Training sessions are on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.  If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or have questions about Stephen Ministry, please visit with Pastor Chris.  All those who want to serve as Stephen Ministers must fill out an application which can be picked up from the church office. 
Join the Decorating Committee: 
Will you help us make our church look beautiful?  We’re starting a decorating committee to make our church look festive for the changing seasons.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee, email Dahlia Shane at dahlia.shane71@gmail.com for details.
ND District 1-1-1 Mission Giving:  (Going on Now)
The ND District has adopted a new voluntary model for funding the missions of the District.  Every baptized member of the Body of Christ in your congregation, from the baptized baby to the oldest member is involved. This funding model is based on the belief that “there is power and strength in many giving a little.”  Loving our neighbor includes caring for their spiritual well-being. The need exists for God’s people to come together in support of missions that are bearing kingdom fruit. In addition to each congregation’s regular giving to the District, the 1-1-1 funds stay in the District and support District missions. God’s generosity is not lacking! Where the Word of God is taught, and the Sacraments are administered according to their institution by Christ, there are ample resources to do this ministry. A special collection box and brochure with more information is located in the narthex.
Mentors Needed for New Members:
The evangelism committee is looking for families or individuals to mentor new members.  If you think you would be interested in helping, please email tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com.  Thanks.
Main Street Living North: 
Main Street Living North is a Lutheran Television Program that is endorsed by the LCMS.  MSLN broadcasts each Sunday at 9:00 am, followed by “This Is Your Life” program at 9:30 am on TV station KVRR.  MSLN is also broadcast on WDAY Xtra with “This Is Your Life” program at 10 am followed by the “Main Street Living” worship service. 
The program is financially supported through donations given by the viewers and congregations of the viewing area.  The sermons and songs are video’d in advance and are then used in a future broadcast of the program.  The choir is composed of members of the local churches – you do not have to be part of our choir in order to participate.  If you would like more information about MSLN or want to watch this week’s broadcast, go to: mainstreetliving.com/north.  Once there, you can watch the current week’s broadcast with the links at the bottom of the screen.  Or you can access previous broadcasts from prior months by using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen and choosing “Watch Main Street Living” under the “Main Street Living” tab at the top of the screen.  Or use this link:  mainstreetliving.com/north/blog/category/schedule.  (Depending on your web browser, the drop down menu might show as a set of 3 lines at the top of the page.  If so, just click on the 3 lines to access the drop-down menu.)
To donate:  Financial Support checks may be sent to “Main Street Living North”, 821  5th Ave. S., Fargo, ND  58103.  You can also donate by credit card or a Paypal account at: www.mainstreetliving.com/north.  Thank you and God’s blessing in Christ!
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.
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!
Evangelism Meeting:  (May 10)
The evangelism committee will meet Monday, May 10 at 12:30pm at Perkins.  We are looking for volunteers to help with distributing BSLC “swag bags”.  They are designed to increase the awareness of worship, education and service groups at Beautiful Savior.  Come and enjoy some fellowship, lunch and free pie!  Please RSVP to the church office or contact Tim Deitemeyer at tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com by Thursday, April 29.
Gold Club:  (May 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, May 19 at noon.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (May 17 – 6 pm via Zoom) – moved from May 20
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:  (Sun May 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.
Voters’ Meeting:  (Jun 13)
There will be a Voters’ Meeting on Sunday, June 13 at 10:15am in the Fellowship Hall.  Reports from various boards will be given.  All members of the congregation are encouraged to attend.
Higher Things Youth Conference:  Forgiven  (Jun 29- Jul 2, 2021)
Save the Date:  Attention Youth…  Higher Things Youth Conference is coming to North Dakota State University in Fargo on June 29 – July 2, 2021.    Register now.
For more information, go to www.higherthings.org/2021-forgiven or visit with Pastor Brian.
National Youth Gathering:  (Jul 9-13, 2022)
Save the Date:  The National Youth Gathering will take place in Houston, TX from July 9-13, 2022.
New Member Sunday:  (Postponed to Fall 2021 ~ Date will be announced later)
Beautiful Savior will welcome the newer members of our congregation during both worship services on Sunday, March 22, 2020.  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 to Fall 2021 ~ Date will be announced later)
Please join us on Sunday, March 22, 2020 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:  (Currently not meeting due to pandemic)
We are a small group of members who are joining Jesus on His mission by living each day as if it were a mission trip into our own community.  We are meeting once a month to share experiences and support each other.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Visit with Pastor Brian if you have not attended and plan to attend.
Crosstraining for BSLC Children Grades 1-5:  (Currently not meeting due to pandemic)
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, 2020.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.