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.
Married Couple Small Group Bible Study:  (Aug 18 – 7:00 pm)
Married Couple Small Group Bible Study will be taking a look at what God’s Word has to say about marriage and showing it is still so relevant today!  We will meet once a month.  Please see Pastor Brian with any questions.
Crosstraining for BSLC Children:  (Aug 21)
Crosstraining meets one Sunday each month from 1-2:30 pm and is for children in first through fifth grades.  Crosstraining involves food (both spiritual and physical), fun and fellowship.  Our next Crosstraining day will be August 21 at 1:00pm.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
Newsletter Articles due:  (Aug 22)
If you have something you would like included in the upcoming newsletter, please submit your article(s) by the 20th of the month.
Men’s Bible Study:  (Aug 22)
A Men’s Bible Study will begin on Monday, August 22 at 7 pm.  Come enjoy fellowship with other men from our church and learn what the Bible says about the vocation God has given us.  This Bible study group will meet once a month.
Wednesday Night Potluck Meal:   (Aug 24)
Save the Date and Plan to Attend:  Before the Wednesday night service on Aug 24, we will be hosting a potluck meal to get to know our fellow BSLC family.  The meal will be held at Beautiful Savior beginning at 5:30pm.  Hamburger and hotdogs will be provided.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your church family!  
Register Now for Sunday School: (Register Today!)
Sunday school begins Sunday, September 11 at 9:30am.  Please register your child(ren) now for class so that we know how many teachers we need and how much supplies need to be ordered.  Click here for the Registration Form.  Return the completed form to the church office.  Thank you.
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
Sunday School wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  As the school year approaches, 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.
LWML ND District Fall Retreat “Consecrated”:  Sept 16-18
Save the Date:  The ND District Fall Retreat “Consecrated” will be held Friday, Sept 16 – Sunday, Sept 18 at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads in St. John, ND.  Cost is $70 for lodging and $70 for registration.  Click here for the Registration Form.
BSLC Seeks Long Range Land Planning Committee Members:  (Going on Now)
We are looking for individuals interested in serving on a long range land planning committee to determine the best use for the land just to the north of the church building.  If interested in being on the committee, contact one of the pastors.
Thank you for donating to “What’s Your 80?”
The LWML would like to thank everyone who donated crayons and/or markers for their “What’s Your 80?” project.  We have met our goal; and the crayons and markers have been donated to Grace Lutheran School.  Thank you for your generosity!  (Click on the picture if you’d like to read the sign.)
BSLC Food Pantry Needs:  (posted Aug 6)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: cereal, soup, canned fruit, rice or potato packets, peanut butter and macaroni & cheese is our current need.  But, you are always welcome to drop off boxed cereal, canned soups, canned fruit, rice and pasta boxes or mixes, and spaghetti sauce.  If you are able to help with these needed items, you may drop them off in the collection container in the narthex.  Thank you so much for helping restock our shelves.
Beautiful Savior to Compile Business Directory:  (Deadline Sept 30)
Beautiful Savior is going to be assembling a Business Directory of members.  If you are interested in listing your business, cottage industry, side business or whatever, we would like to include you.  Also, if you hold a special license or other certification such as a notary, we would like to include this as well.  We feel that if our members were aware of businesses that Beautiful Savior members were involved with, they would be willing to support those businesses.  So, if you sell Mary Kay, do carpentry, work for a retail establishment in the area, or own a restaurant, pizza shop, appliance business or whatever, we are looking for those names to put in our directory. 
Please register your business by emailing the office or print the business directory card (click here) and turn it in to the church office (one card per business that you’d like to register).  When we have the list compiled, we will make a directory available to all Beautiful Savior members.
Donations being collected for Operation Christmas Child:  (Going on Now)
School supplies are on sale now and we need lots for OCC.  They are at the best prices they will be all year right now.  The top needs are crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencils, pens, scissors, erasers, and pencil sharpeners.  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 the list of gift ideas and the Do Not Include list.  Email Jennifer at: rnjkrause@yahoo.com with any questions.

Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Next Date: Aug 24)
All youth in grades 6-12, plan on joining us this summer on various Wednesdays from 8:00-9:30 pm for (spiritual and physical) food, fun and fellowship.  Hope to see you all there!
Coffee Club meets on Friday Mornings:   (Fridays)
BSLC members, men and women of any age, are invited to gather on Friday mornings at 9:00 am at Randy’s University Diner, 2130 University Drive S, Fargo.  Please join us!  Everyone is welcome!  Feel free to bring a friend.
BSLC has Adopted Concordia Seminary Student Andrew Frerichs:
Our current adopted seminary student is Andrew Frerichs, who will begin serving his vicarage later this summer at the Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.  To keep up with Andrew, we will post letters from him on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Please feel free to pray for Andrew and send notes, cards and gifts to encourage him as he prepares to serve in the Office of the Holy Ministry.  Make sure to let him know you are from Beautiful Savior! 
If you would like to send a message to Andrew, call the church office or see the bulletin board for his mailing address.
Now Hiring ~ Grace Lutheran School is Hiring:  (Going on Now)
GLS is hiring a part-time music teacher (or full time if licensing allows non-music teaching).
If interested, please contact Susan Jahnke at (701) 232-7747 or email her at principal@gracels.com.
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.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
Summer Worship Schedule:  (Going on Now)
Now through Sunday, September 4, Beautiful Savior offers two worship services each week during the summer.  The first service for the week is on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. The other is on Sunday mornings at 9am, with Bible study following at 10:15am.  (The 2 services are identical.)
Women’s Bible Study – New study starting in September: 
A new Thursday morning Bible study will begin September 8 at 9:00am at the church.  Grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and join us in “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply” by Deb Burma.  This study will give a way of taking familiar coffee-shop imagery, connecting it to our daily lives, and pouring in the rich aroma and flavor of God’s Word.  We meet on Thursdays at 9am at the church.  If you would like to join the group, please contact Shirley Elsner (701) 388-9521.  
Update on Orphan Grain Train Shipments to Ukraine:  (published July 7)
As of July 7th, Orphan Grain Train has sent a total of 6 air cargo shipments to Ukraine. 
Click here to read their articleOGT is still collecting monetary donations for future shipments.  If you would like to donate, click here to donate online to this cause.  Or you can send a check to Orphan Grain Train, P.O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE  68702-1466 – Make sure to earmark it for Ukrainian Relief.
Perhaps most importantly, we ask for your prayers.  Pray for the Lord to provide relief for the millions who are suffering.  Pray for our efforts to provide for these victims.  Pray for Him to put an end to this crisis.
Our Beautiful Garden:  (Wednesdays & Saturdays)
Come and enjoy some gardening at the Beautiful Garden at Beautiful Savior backyard.  This is a very relaxed and enjoyable fellowship event, our weekly “gardening sessions” are Wednesday’s at 5:30pm and Saturday’s at 8am.  One of our big additions for this year is a kid’s plot, so please bring your kids!!  Please email tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com if you wish to be added to the gardening communications list!
Concordia Seminary “Adopt a Student” Program:  (Going on Now)
Our congregation is adopting!  At the September 2021 Voters’ Meeting, BSLC passed a motion to adopt a student from Concordia Seminary.  The program asks for a minimum of $500 during the academic year.
Please consider giving over and above your regular offering to support a seminary student.  If you are donating via check, please designate these funds to the Adopt-A-Student program or you may also donate to this program via our website’s giving portal.  Every dollar of support will go to “our” adopted seminarian.  Beautiful Savior will soon learn more about our student, who will stay in touch with us during the academic year.  Thank you for your financial support of our future church workers.
LCMS District Office is Hiring:
The LCMS ND District Office is hiring!  The Office Manager will organize and coordinate office administration and procedures, in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  The Office Manager is an energetic professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats.  Experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision.  Well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting multiple programs.  Key job duties include customer service, relationship building, accounts receivable, accounts payable, writing, publishing, and file management.  Position is located in Fargo and is 20-25 hours/week.  Contact Tami Ulland at lcms.nd.busman@gmail.com or (701) 360-1469 for more information.
Lutheran Island Camps:  (Register Now for Summer 2022)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) is now taking registrations for Summer 2022 Camps. 
Be sure to check out our High Venture Camp if you have high school youth who are interested in learning about wilderness survival.  If you are interested in our Horse program be sure to register early as these weeks are sure to fill up.  If you want to ride, but not ride all day, you can sign up for Classic Camps and add on a trail ride. 
For a full list and description of all of our summer camp programs and registration, visit our website www.islandcamp.org.
There are great programs for all ages. 
Shepherd’s Hill Camps:  (Register Now for 2022 Camps)
This year at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND), the summer theme is “I am the Good Shepherd.”  Some of the camps offered are horse camps, art camp, guitar camp and even an adult camp.  For a full list and description of all our summer camp programs, pricing and registration information, visit our website:  www.shretreat.org.  If you have any questions, call (701) 244-5225 or email Rev. Jon Bonine, Executive Director at director@shretreat.org.
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.
Please Check out the Lost and Found Box located in the Narthex:  (Going on Now)
Have you misplaced your sunglasses, gloves or other items?  Check out the lost and found bin and claim your lost item.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store.
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 links 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.
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.
You can setup your designation anytime during the year.
Restore His House 3 Year Capital Campaign:  (Update as of Feb 20)
Our Restore His House three-year capital campaign ended on December 31, 2021.  It is with great pleasure that we can announce:  We have met our $330,000 goal! ~ Praise the Lord!  We are thankful for all who have donated to the campaign so that we can continue to upgrade our facility.  Any additional donations above the goal will still go to improvements to our facility or to overages that may occur due to price increases that have occurred since our original estimates 3 years ago for the remaining project costs.   If you would like to see a complete list of Restore His House projects, they are posted in the church narthex.  Thank you for your support!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study:  (Tuesdays 7pm)
We’ve all dealt with tragedies in life. What personal trials, disasters and setbacks have you had to endure?  Were there difficult times you thought you couldn’t get through?  God gives an example of someone in a similar situation: the prophet Jeremiah, who finds hope and joy amid life’s numerous calamities, afflictions and trials.  In this study, we will be looking at the book “Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah.”  This tour of the book of Jeremiah shows us how to find comfort amid life’s grief and heartbreaks by pointing us to Jeremiah’s reliance on God and ultimately pointing us to Jesus, the real “man of sorrows” and the One in whom all hope and joy are found.  This study is open to both men and women.
NOTE:  Please sign up to receive a copy of the book, which costs $16.  This study meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall and can also be joined via Zoom.  (Zoom information:  Meeting ID: 878 698 0623; Passcode: 497670 )
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.
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 !
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.
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!
College Student’s Address:
Do you have a child in college?  Please leave your child’s new college address with the church office.  This will allow us to keep in contact with them as well as to notify the campus ministry so they can make contact with your child.
Volunteers Needed to help Setup Communion:  (Going on Now)
Prayerfully consider if you could step up and join the Altar Guild.  Our altar guild sets up communion on those Sundays, Wednesdays (during summer months) or holidays when Holy communion is celebrated.  We are looking for approximately 3-4 people who would be willing to join our group.  We are also needing a new “captain” as our current captain is stepping down after many years of serving on the committee.  The captain is responsible to line up altar guild members for a month at a time.  If you would like to join the altar guild, contact the church office or talk to Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
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. 
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 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!
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 be respectful of others who are in there to hear the worship service.
Congregational Memory Verse Challenge:
The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it.
The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse each week.  Click here for this month’s verses.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Restore His House Capital Campaign:  
Our “Restore His House” 3 year capital campaign ended on December 31, 2021. And we are thrilled to announce:  “We have met our $330,000 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 years 2018-2021 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.  You can see a complete list of projects of the campaign on the display in the Narthex.
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.
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 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!
2022 Altar Flower Sign Up Chart:
Consider signing up for a bouquet on the altar in memory or honor of a loved one.  The flower chart is located outside the office on the bulletin board.  The cost is $30, and you can take your bouquet home after the second service on Sunday.  You can designate the money for altar flowers and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.  Please return the vase to the church after you are done enjoying the bouquet.
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Aug 25)
Next quilting date is Thursday, August 25 from 11:00 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.
NYG to Host Presentation for Envelope Sponsors:  (Aug 28)
Eight youth, three adult leaders and Pastor Brian went to the National Youth Gathering in Houston. They had a great time learning more about how our God is “In All Things.”  The youth were actively engaged by the speakers at the gathering and were able to go to sessions on topics they were interested in.  They also enjoyed the mass event each night when almost 20,000 people gathered together to sing, listen and worship our God who is involved “in all things.”  Thank you for praying for us on our trip.
The NYG youth will host a presentation for those who supported them through the envelope sponsorship fundraiser.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 28 at 11:15am right after our Sunday morning Bible class. 
Confirmation Classes:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)  Resumes Sept 7
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.
Confirmation Parent/Youth Meeting:  (Sept 7)
There will also be a short meeting following confirmation on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 pm with parents and students to review our confirmation program this year.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
Bibles for third-graders:  (Sept 11)
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 third grade children received a Bible on Rally Sunday.    If your child was unable to attend on Sept 11, please stop by the office to pick up your child’s Bible.
Gold Club:  (Sept 14)
Join us Wednesday, September 14 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!
LYF meets in-person:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)  Resumes Sept 14
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!
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Sept 15 – 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! 
Voter’s Meeting:  (Sept 18)
Save the Date:  There will be a Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, September 18 between services starting at 9:30am.  Reports will be given by the various committees.  Come and hear what is going on in your church.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Evangelism and Stewardship Meeting:  (Sept 20)
There will be a joint Evangelism and Stewardship meeting on Monday, September 20 at 11:30am at Ruby Tuesday to discuss ongoing Evangelism and Stewardship programs.  If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you! 
We are working on all kinds of fun areas, including: BSLC gear, member involvement, new members, Bible studies, small groups, fellowship, and witnessing.  We will also touch on other areas where we can build and improve on the mission of bringing Christ to the nations!!  Please RSVP to tim.deitemeyer@hotmail.com so we can have a large enough table at Ruby Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome.
LWML Fall Luncheon:  (Oct 1)
Save the Date:  The LWML Fall Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 1 starting at 10am.
This year the LWML will be hosting a salad luncheon on Saturday, October 1.  It will begin with entertainment at 10am and a short presentation by Hope, Inc.  This will be followed by a lunch with tea and a special donation to Hope, Inc.  If you are interested in hosting a table, contact Kim in the church office.  Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
LWML Fall Rally:  (Oct 8)
Save the Date:  The LWML Fall Rally will be held on Saturday, October 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope, ND.  Registration begins at 8:45am.  The theme is Pray Date: The ACTS of Prayer based on Thessalonians 5:16-18.  Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication.
EncourageMENt – LCMS Men’s Breakfast:  (Oct 8)
Beautiful Savior men, mark your calendars for the encourageMENt – LCMS Men’s Ministry breakfast event.  This will be held Saturday, October 8 from 9:00-11:55am at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Rev. Bernie Worral will give a presentation on Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support.  Click here to read the full announcement
To register, email Corey Isaak at corey.isaak@gracefargo.org.
Loose Change Sundays:  (Oct 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.
ND District Middle School Youth Gathering:  (Oct 20-22)
Save the Date:  All youth in grades 6-9 are invited to attend the Middle School Youth Gathering October 20-22 at the Ramada Inn, Bismarck.  See Pastor Brian with questions.
Watch for more details when the event gets closer.