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Please note:    – Make sure to check the calendar for weekly activities, meetings and Bible study times.
                        – Youth and Sunday School announcements are located under the “Get Involved” tab.
                        – For descriptions of Bible studies currently being offered, look under the “Get Involved” tab.
Worship Service Notes: 
Social distancing and face masks are recommended, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.  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.  It has a live-feed of both audio and video during the worship services.  The nursery (Room 104) is open and has a speaker system to hear the service (audio only).
At this time, we will continue to stream our Sunday morning worship service for those unable to attend in-person worship.
Newsletter Articles due:  (Due Now)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
New Member Sunday:  (Sept 26)
Beautiful Savior will welcome the newer members of our congregation on Sunday, September 26 at both services.  There will also be cupcakes/treats during fellowship time.  Plan on spending some time visiting with our newer members between services.  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.
Zone LYF Bonfire & Hayride:  (Sept 26)
Save the Date:  There will be a Zone LYF Bonfire and Hayride on Sunday, Sept 26 from 6-8pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, MN.  This is for all youth in grades 6-12 (& friends).  There is no cost for this event.  Please bring your own camping chair and a snack to share.  Smores and beverages will be provided.  Please sign up by September 19th.   Click here for the registration form.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month:  (Sign up today)
October is Pastor Appreciation month and 31 days of prayer!  We would like to pray for our pastors every day throughout the month of October.  Please sign up for a day to uphold our pastors in prayer using the sign up genius link below or by calling the church office.  You may send them a note or greeting card expressing your thanks for all they do and let them know that you are praying for them.  An optional idea would be to include a small gift or gift card for a restaurant, grocery store or even Scheels.
Click here to sign up for a day to uphold our pastors in prayer or you may also call the church office to sign up.
LWML Fall Rally:  (Oct 2)
Save the Date:  The LWML Fall Rally will be held on Saturday, Oct 2 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo.  It will begin at 9:00 am with registration and a light breakfast.  Pastor Kramp will lead the Bible study entitled “Blessed…to be Stressed?” which will start at 9:30 am.  Ingathering for the rally will be for the Perry Center.  Click here to see the Rally poster and ingathering items for Perry Center.
Former OCC Shoebox Recipient to Speak in Kindred / Barnesville:  (Oct 2 / Oct 3)
Izabella McMillon grew up during the communistic regime in Romania when even attending a church could have resulted in death. Finding a hidden Bible in their home, Izabella and her brother began secretly attending church weekly.  Join us Saturday, October 2 at 9am at West Prairie Free Lutheran, Kindred – OR – on Sunday, October 3 at 7pm at Hope Lutheran Brethren Church, Barnesville to hear the rest of Izabella’s story.        Click here to view the poster.
LWML Sunday:  (Oct 3)
LWML Sunday is October 3.  Help celebrate LWML Sunday and wear purple! The mite box will be out at both services on LWML Sunday.  Please support mission grants by dropping change, cash or checks into the box.  There will be special treats between services in the fellowship hall.    Click here to learn more about this mission minded organization or visit their website at www.lwml.org.
LFL Annual Pro-Life Dessert Banquet:  (Oct 3)
Save the Date:  The F-M Lutheran’s for Life 32nd Pro-Life Dessert Banquet will be held on Sunday, October 3 at 3:00pm at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, West Fargo.  Guest Speakers will be Rev. Chris Waldvogel and Tim Mosser.  To pre-register, or for more information, email Mary Wittenberg at FMLFLBanquet@outlook.com or call (701) 361-9904.
A Celebration of Grace Dinner & Auction:  (Nov 12)        * Buy your tickets NOW *
A Celebration of Grace dinner and auction will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021, at the Sanctuary Events Center.  Those who attend the event in-person will enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, the Celebration program and the live auction.  Those not able to attend the live event can still bid on silent auction items online.  Tickets for the dinner and auction are $40 and only 200 are available.  Tickets are available on Grace’s website www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com.  Online bidding is free and open to everyone.
Portals of Prayer for October – December:  (Available now)
The Portals of Prayer booklet for October – December 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.
 
“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.
Grace Lutheran School is Hiring: Part-Time Custodian  (re-posted Sept 20)
Grace Lutheran School has an immediate opening for a year-round part-time custodian.  15-25 hours per week.  Pay is $12/hr.   Click here to read their posted job description.  Or contact Grace Lutheran School at (701) 232-7747 or by email principal@gracels.com for information or to apply for the position.
NYG Parent Meeting:   (Oct 7)
There will be an National Youth Gathering parent meeting on Thursday, Oct 7 at 7pm for those who have youth who will be attending the 2022 National Gathering in Houston, TX during July 9-13, 2022.  We will be discussing fundraising ideas.
National Youth Gathering:  (Jul 9-13, 2022)
Save the Date:  The National Youth Gathering will take place in Houston, TX from July 9-13, 2022.  Facilities include a connected complex of thGeorge R. Brown Convention CenterHilton Americas Downtown, and the Marriott Marquis.
Discovery Green, an urban park, is located between the 3 buildings.  The Gathering registration fee is $395 per participant.  This fee covers all Gathering program and Office of National Mission Youth Ministry administrative costs and secondary insurance for all participants.  Hotel, travel and meal costs are not included in the registration fee.  After March 2, 2022, participants will continue to be admitted to the Gathering on a space available basis for the late registration fee of $450.   Click here for more information.
Pastor Leo Deitemeyer to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Ordination:  (Oct 10)
The family of Rev. Leo Deitemeyer is planning a celebration of thanksgiving to God for his ministry by acknowledging the 50th anniversary of his ordination as pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  You are invited to come and enjoy a short program, coffee, juice and snacks on Sunday, Oct. 10 at  2pm at Beautiful Savior.  If you are unable to attend, please send a card to: The Family of Pastor Deitemeyer, 1525 31st Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103 or an email to: tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com.
BSLC Stand Against Homelessness:  (Oct 16-17)
Save the Date:  All youth and their families are invited to participate in BSLC’s Stand Against Homelessness.  Participants are asked to sleep outside in a makeshift cardboard shelter, fast for 24 hours, participate in service projects and learn more about the problem of homelessness in the community and the resources available.  The event lasts from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday.  For more information, please see Pastor Brian.  Click here for the registration form.
Additionally, all church members are invited to donate boxed cereals and canned goods for the Dorothy Day House.
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
We plan to have in-person Sunday school this fall.  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.
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.
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. 
GLS Auction Donations Needed:   (Going on Now)
In preparation for the silent and live auction portions of A Celebration of Grace scheduled for Nov 12, Grace is  now accepting donations of time, talent, or treasure.  If you are a maker or crafter, consider donating a piece of your work.  If you possess a special skill, consider donating a learning experience.  We are always looking for new and unique ideas to put on the auction.  Donations can be dropped off at Grace School or call (701) 232-7747 to arrange a pick up.
Operation Christmas Child:  (Donate Today)
Did you buy shoes for back to school?  Bring us your empty shoeboxes! 
 
Items to focus on during September:  Every box needs a washcloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, a hair brush or comb, a cup or water bottle, and a bag (canvas bag, small backpack, cinch sac)..  Other great hygiene items are nail clippers, emery boards, dental floss, chapstick (non-medicated only), compact mirror, or fun band aids. 
Want to shop from home? We have an Amazon Wish List!  Click here to skip the stores and shop from home.  A variety of items in a wide range of prices are given as suggestions for your convenience.  You do not need to buy these exact items or the whole quantity of something. 
Anything else is also welcome of course.  Our goal is to pack 200 boxes again this year.  Watch for future announcements highlighting wish list items to be sure we have all categories covered. 
Click here for a  complete list of gift ideas and the “Do Not Include” list.  The list is also available on the donation box in the narthex.  Email Jennifer at: rnjkrause@yahoo.com with any questions.
Sunday School Registration 2021-2022:  (Register Now)     Started Sept 12
It’s time to register your child for class.  Please turn the forms into the church office as soon as possible.  Prayerfully consider teaching or assisting with a class this year.   Click here to print the Registration Form, complete it and return it to the church office via mail, email or stop by and drop it off.
Bibles for third-graders:  (Sept 12)
The scriptures implore us to keep the Word of the Lord in front of us as a constant reminder of how much God does for us, especially salvation through Jesus Christ.  God’s word is also a means of grace, by which God works faith in us.  Because God’s word is such a special gift, all children entering third grade will receive a Bible during either worship service on Rally Sunday.  If your child was unable to attend on Sept 12, please stop by the office to pick up your child’s Bible.
2021 Flower Chart:  (Dates still available in Oct, Nov & more)
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.
Confirmation Classes:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
As a part of our education ministry, BSLC offers confirmation classes for students in seventh through ninth grades.  If you have a child in those classes, please have them join us in-person Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
LYF meets in-person:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)
On Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, LYF for Grades 6-12 will meet in person.  We will have a Bible study followed by a fun activity.  Please contact Pastor Brian with questions.  Hope you will join us!
Portals of Prayer Available on an App:
“Portals of Prayer” is now available on your digital device!  In addition to relevant and easy-to-read meditations, you can listen to recordings of each day’s Bible readings, devotion, and prayer.  You can also search past devotions by keyword, save your favorites, share prayers, and access seven years of “Portals of Prayer” devotions.  Available on the App Store or Google Play.  The cost is $9.99 for a 1 year subscription.
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted Aug 14)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables and tuna is our current need.  But, you are always welcome to drop off boxed cereal, canned soups, canned fruit, rice and pasta boxes or mixes, and spaghetti sauce.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the church office between 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Monday thru Thursday.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.
Landscaping Rock Available:
The church has some landscaping “river rock” available if anyone is interested.  Contact the church office 293-1047 or Mike Schlichtmann for more information.
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
Restore His House Capital Campaign:  (going on now)
The “Restore His House” 3 year capital campaign is in the last year of the campaign and is currently short approximately $20,000 from its goal.  As was reported at the June 2018 voters’ meeting, our building is in need of a number of repairs and updates that are a normal part of taking care of a property as it ages.  Our goal for these projects is $300,000 over the next three years to meet these building needs.  In addition, we will donate 10% to Grace Lutheran School during that same time frame for a total campaign goal of $330,000.  
    If you have not made a donation to the campaign yet, it if not too late.  You can make donations to the campaign anytime by writing “Capital Campaign” on the memo line of your check or by donating thru the online giving portal.
   We ask that you prayerfully consider how God has blessed you and what you may be able to commit to this campaign.
   You can see a complete list of projects and also watch the progress of the campaign on the display in the Narthex.
Thrivent Choice Dollars: 
If you are a Thrivent member and are eligible for Thrivent Choice dollars, please go to www.thrivent.com/choice or contact your representative to have your Thrivent Choice dollars designated to Beautiful Savior.  These extra donations add up and are of great assistance to our General Fund.
Organist or Pianist Needed:
We are in need of an organist or pianist at BSLC.  One or two additional people would be nice to help out and give our regular musicians a break.  If you are interested or know someone who would be willing to help out, please talk to Pastor Chris, Pastor Brian, Mary Seiffert or email the church office.  Thanks!
Please Update Your Information:
Do we have your current phone number, email and mailing address?  If you have moved, got rid of your old phone number or have a new email address, please let us know. 
On that topic, we have been informed that cableone.net email addresses will no longer work after June 9th.  If you would like to continue to receive emails from Beautiful Savior, please let us know your new email address so it can be updated in our system.  
If you go to the lake for the summer, please let the church office know.  Newsletters are not forwarded, and the church is charged $.62 each time one comes back.  By letting the office know, a newsletter can be emailed to you each month until you return home.  Thanks!
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.
Our Beautiful Garden:  (Tuesdays 5pm & Saturdays 10am)
This year, we are having weekly gardening sessions every Tuesday at 5:00 pm and every Saturday at 10:00 am.  We are discontinuing the Wednesday gardening sessions for now to hopefully increase the number or regular/semi-regular gardeners.  Also, Tuesdays at 5:00 pm is a great time slot as there is a Bible study on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm which allows the garden members to stay for Bible Study.  Bring your gloves, water to drink, a hoe and any smaller boxes, cloth bags or containers to put veggies in.  If you have any questions or would like to be put on the group’s communication list, please contact Tim Deitemeyer at tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com.    See you at the garden!
Read our Newsletters Online:
Do you currently receive the newsletter in the mail and would prefer to read it in a digital format?  If so, just let the office know and we can add you to our newsletter email group.  Instead of receiving the newsletter in the mail, we would send you an email with the newsletter attached.
The newsletters are also available on our website under the “Resources” tab.  Click here to read this month’s newsletter, or any of our past newsletters.
BSLC Worship Services Available on YouTube:
We hope you will join us in-person for worship to hear the Word and receive the Sacraments.  However, if you are unable to attend in-person, our services are available online on our YouTube channel.  If you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV.
Note: For those needing closed captioning… YouTube’s closed captioning [cc] feature is not available to turn on until approx. 24 hours after the live stream has ended.
Our YouTube channel is located at:  www.youtube.com/channel/UC7L0AwnEaGMsmCosZUn-6jQ
Our bulletins are available at:  www.beautifulsaviorfargo.com/bulletins
Overflow Seating in the Fellowship Hall: 

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

   While in the fellowship hall, please remember to allow for social distancing.  Face masks are encouraged.  Also, please be respectful of others who are in there to hear the worship service.

Restore His House 3 Year Capital Campaign:  (Update as of August 15)
We are in the 3rd year of our 3 year capital campaign.  We are currently short $19,800 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!
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 !
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.
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
Scam Alert:  (Posted May 16)
We have received information that there is a scam occurring that sounds as if it is coming Pastor Chris.  We would never send out texts or emails that would ask you for a favor or to purchase gift cards.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Are You on our Email List?
In addition to various correspondence, we email our bulletin and announcements each week to all our members.  If you are not receiving them, please let us know and we will get you on our email list. 
Call (701) 293-1047 or email office@bslcfargo.org to be added to our email list.
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.
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!
Military Addresses Needed:
Do you have a family member in the military?  The LWML would like their address so that they can send cards of encouragement to them.  Please leave their address on the church office desk or email them to the church.  Thank you.
Fellowship Captain Needed: 
We are looking for Group Fellowship Captains…  Don’t let “captain” intimidate you.  Ask a friend to do it with you and make it a co-captain position.  
What does a captain do?  Our “captains” make phone calls or e-mail members to line up treats for Sundays, to help set up or clean up for special services and funerals.  A captain is responsible for one month at a time.  There are 8 captains in all that rotate the schedule. 
If you have additional questions, feel free to visit with Mary Seiffert who would be more than happy to give you more details.  You can also leave your name in the office and Mary can call you.  Thanks for stepping up!
No Food or Drinks in the Sanctuary:
Please help to keep the sanctuary pews and chairs clean by not bringing food or beverages in the sanctuary.  If something should happen to get spilled, please clean up after yourself.  Thank you for helping us keep the Lord’s House clean and looking nice.
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays Sept-May)
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  This is for any students in grades 6-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  If you have any questions, talk with Ramsey Dahl or come to a rehearsal any Sunday at 7 pm.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm.
Facebook Group and Instagram Page for Youth and Parents:
For information regarding our Facebook group or Instagram page for the Youth Grades 6-12 and their parents, please check the Youth page of this website located under the “Get Involved” tab above.
Support Grace Lutheran School each time you purchase gas:
Earn an automatic gas rebate for Grace Lutheran School of 3 cents for every gallon of gas purchased at the Exxon/Red Carpet Carwash Stations located on 13th Ave. S. in Fargo (by Perkins and by Family Fare).  Just swipe the card when you are paying, and GLS will automatically receive the donation!  Pick up your free GLS Organizational Rebate Card from the office – and take additional cards for your family and friends to use. (This is NOT a credit card.)  These local Exxon stations also donated to this year’s GLS Auction.
Prayer Chain and Announcements:
If you have a concern or joy and would like our prayer warriors to pray for you or others, please e-mail the office, and your prayer will be sent out on the e-mail chain.  Also please e-mail updates to the office or the pastors so it can be shared with our prayer warriors.  Please let the church office know by Wednesday if you have joys or concerns to put in our weekly announcements.  The petitions will run weekly until you ask to have them removed from the list.  Our church members appreciate the chance to pray for our special needs and joys.  Prayer is powerful. 
Opportunities to Get Involved at BSLC:
Have you ever wondered if you could be an usher or greeter on Sunday mornings? Have you thought you might enjoy singing with the choir or playing in the praise band? Do you have a gift for prayer, sewing, gardening, working with children or teens, or planning activities? These are just some of the ways you can contribute your gifts and talents at Beautiful Savior. For a more complete list of opportunities, take a look under the “Get Involved” tab of this website.  Or if you would like to learn more about any of these or want to know how you can serve our congregation, please visit with Jennifer Krause or any member of the Church Council. 
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.
You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Oct 14)
Next quilting date is Thursday, October 14 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.
Gold Club:  (Oct 20)
Join us Wednesday, October 20 at noon for a potluck luncheon.  Bring your specialty dish to share with others.  Gold Club is a time to get together and enjoy food, faith and fellowship.  Invite a friend, Gold Club is for anyone!
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Oct 21 – 6:00 pm)
LWML typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm.  All women regardless of age are invited to join.  Even if you can’t attend every meeting, you are still welcome to come as it fits your schedule.  There are lots of activities coming up – so even if you can’t attend the monthly meetings, consider teaming up on a committee to help make things happen.  Your participation in LWML is a great way to make new friends within the church.  And, at the same time, you will be Serving the Lord!
Trunk or Treat:  (Oct 27)
Save the Date:  All BSLC families are invited to the church Wednesday, Oct 27 from 6:30-8 pm for Trunk or Treat.  Preschool to fifth grade, come show off your costume and get treats in a fun, safe environment.  Sixth grade through twelfth grade (plus adults) can sponsor a car and hand out candy from your trunk.  Join us for this fun event!
Loose Change Sundays:  (Sun Oct 31)
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.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party:  (Nov 20)
Save the Date:  We will be packing our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child on Saturday, November 20 between 10 am and 5 pm.  Save the date and plan to participate by helping pack boxes!
ND District Annual Men’s Retreat:  (Jan 14-15, 2022)
The North Dakota District Annual Men’s Retreat will be held on January 14-15, 2022 at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads in St. John, ND.  One doesn’t have to look far to see the effects of sin on our fallen world – just turn on the nightly news.  Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® and author of Christian Hope Among Rivals, will encourage men to find hope in a hopeless world.  Cost to attend is $100.  Contact Corey Isaak at (701) 281-0240 or corey.isaak@gracefargo.org with questions or to register.
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.
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Program:  (Going on Now)
Watch for more details to come.
Munchies for Missions:  (Dec 5)
Save the Date:  Munchies for Mission will be held on Sunday, December 5 from 9 am – noon.  More details will be posted as the event gets closer.