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.
New Worship Guidelines:  (posted Oct 19)
Due to the new guidelines recommended by Gov. Burgum, attendance at services is restricted to a maximum of 50 attendees.  Please consider attending the 7 p.m. Thursday evening or 10:30 a.m. Sunday service to help even out the attendance so we don’t have to use a signup system.  We will continue to post our services online, but hope that you will still attend one of the three in-person worship services to receive both Word and Sacrament. 
All three services feature the same liturgy/music.
 
In addition, the city of Fargo has issued a mask mandate.  Therefore, masks are required within the church building including for worship services.  Thank you for your cooperation.
2020 & 2021 Flower Charts:
Both the 2020 & 2021 Flower Charts are on the bulletin board outside the church office.  In addition to dates in 2021, there are still dates available in November and December 2020. 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.
October is 31 days of prayer and Pastor Appreciation month!  (sign up today)
We would like to pray for our pastors every day throughout the month of October.  Click here to sign up for a day to uphold our pastors in prayer.  You may send them a note or greeting card expressing your thanks to them 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 store, coffee shop or restaurant.
Newsletter Articles 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.
Worship Services and our Vulnerable Members:
Please note: 
  • All three worship services currently have the same liturgy and music each week. 
  • Our 8:15 am service typically has the most number of children attending and is known to be the most full of our services.
Therefore, if you are in the vulnerable population and/or do not wish to be with a larger number or people, you may want to consider attending either the Thursday evening service or the 10:30 am Sunday service.
Confirmation Sponsors Needed:  (Going on Now)
Confirmation sponsors are needed for the new seventh-grade class.  Anyone from the congregation is welcome to sponsor a confirmand. Contact Mary Seiffert for a name and the student’s information.  Support your student with prayer and other ways you wish to remember them, be it a card or treat, but most importantly, with the power of prayer.
BSLC Stand Against Homelessness: Food donations are being collected the month of October
Join our congregation’s fight against homelessness in the F-M area by bringing canned goods throughout October to fill the shelves of the Dorothy Day food pantry.  Items needed include boxed cereal and canned goods, especially canned fruit and canned vegetables.  Food donations will be collected throughout the month of October.  Place your donations on the table in the narthex.
 
Daylight Saving Time:  (Nov 1)
Daylight Saving time ends on November 1.  Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday, October 31.
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.
Items Needed for Operation Christmas Child:  (Going on Now)
It will soon be time to pack the boxes for Operation Christmas Child:  Following are items that we currently still need:
     149 bars of soap – any kind or size
     13 washcloths
     129 regular size pink erasers
     62 scissors
     44 shirt/t-shirts – age 2-4
     43 shirt/t-shirts – age 5-9
     5 ball pumps
Other needed items in any amount: floss, chap stick, deodorant, band aids, small notepad/memo books, pencils
Drop your donations in the collection box by November 15. The packing party will be on Saturday, November 21.  Registration will be required to pack boxes.  
We have the potential to pack well over 200 boxes if we get enough of those basic items!  Click here for a complete list of gift ideas and “Do Not Include” list.  Email Jennifer at: rnjkrause@yahoo.com with any questions.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party:  (Nov 21)
The Operation Christmas Child packing party will be held on Saturday, Nov 21 from 10 am- 5 pm.  In order to maintain the necessary social distancing, families will need to sign up for a time slot to come and pack boxes.  Stations will be sanitized between each time slot.
Substitute Teachers Needed:  (Posted Oct 1)
Grace Lutheran School is searching for substitute teachers.  Please contact Susan at (701) 232-7747 or email principal@gracels.com if you are interested in being added to our sub list.
Portals of Prayer:  (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.
Fall Worship Services:  (Thursdays & Sundays)
Beautiful Savior will move to its full fall schedule, offering services at 7 pm on Thursday as well as 8:15 and 10:30 am on Sunday.  Although we will continue to post our services online, we hope that you will return to in-person worship to receive both Word and Sacrament, gladly receiving God’s gifts and walking in your forgiven, resurrected life as a member of the body of Christ.
 
Sunday Education Hour: 
Beautiful Savior offers an education hour from 9:30-10:10 am.  The shortened time is intended to promote responsible social distancing.  Adults will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Bible study.  Preschoolers to fourth-graders will meet in the Sanctuary and may use classrooms depending on the number of students on any given Sunday.  Fifth grade, as well as
junior and senior high will meet either in the sanctuary or in their classrooms.
GLS in Need of Artists and Creative People:  (Going on Now)
Grace is looking for a couple of people with artistic talent to help with class projects during the months of October and November.  Class projects are a big part of our Celebration of Grace.  Please contact Mrs. Weidner if you are willing to volunteer at cweidner@gracels.com or 701-232-7747.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study:  (Tuesdays 7 pm)
If you feel comfortable, join us in the fellowship hall on Tuesdays at 7 pm.  Men and women are invited to join us as we resume our study on miracles.
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 Registration:  (SS meets from 9:30 am – 10:10 am in the sanctuary)
It’s time to register your child(ren) for Sunday School.  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.
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.
Scam Alert:  (Posted Sept 8)
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.
What does a worship service currently look like?
Every other pew is roped off.  Masks are encouraged.  Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.  The offering plate it not passed – instead you can place your offering in the plate at the back as you leave the sanctuary.
Families sit together – but, if you are sharing a pew with another person, please leave space between you and another person who is not your family member.
What does communion currently look like?  (posted Aug 18)
Communion is offered during the worship service on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month.  Approximately 8 people are ushered up at a time.  Each individual or family is asked to leave a socially distance amount of space between them and the next individual or family.  In addition to putting on a mask, the pastors sanitize their hands 
immediately before communion and put a glove on the serving hand for the wafer distribution.
Please note:  You may still contact the church office or one of the pastors to schedule a time for private communion if you’d prefer.
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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.
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.
Cloth Face Masks Needed:  (Going on Now)
As COVID-19 continues, the Fargo VA Hospital is still in need of cloth masks.  If you are willing to help make more masks, please contact Donna Ceroll at 232-2464 for more information.
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 July 23)
The food pantry at BSLC is in need of non-perishable items: canned fruit, 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.
Sanitizing for Worship Services:  (volunteers needed)
To provide a safe worship environment, we need help sanitizing the sanctuary and narthex after the worship services on both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, and also the night before our Wednesday service.  We are looking for three people for each cleaning time slot.  With 3 people, it should only take 10-15 minutes.  Click here to sign up to help with this necessary task.  Thank you!
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.
BSLC Entering Phase 2 of Reopening:  (July 1)
Beautiful Savior’s council has approved several aspects of resuming Word and Sacrament ministry for the glory of God and benefit of His people. We will continue to offer our services online for those who are vulnerable, sick or not yet ready to worship in person.
• As of July 1, sign-ups no longer will be required to attend worship services. If our attendance climbs to more than 50 people at a service, we will add additional services.
• Communion will be offered during worship services on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month with additional safeguards in place that practice contact-free procedures, social distancing and disinfecting measures. Members also may make an appointment to receive private communion throughout the week and on Sunday.
• Small-group Bible studies will resume meeting in person at church.
• Sunday morning Bible study will continue to be offered via Zoom.
• Hospital and home visits will now happen regularly with safeguards in place.
Safety protocols will continue so that we might honor and keep the fifth commandment to not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body but help and support him in every physical need.
Worship Bulletins are available online:
The bulletin for our worship services are available on our website for you to view and/or print at home.  To do so, click on the “Worship” tab and choose “Bulletins”.  There you will see a list of dates of recent bulletins.  Just click on the date you’d like view.
In-Person Worship Services:  (Thursdays and Sundays)
As of September 9, Beautiful Savior is offering live, in-person worship services, but are limiting the number of people worshipping at one time to 100 people.  Following federal, state and local guidelines, we will seek to combine service with safety.  We offer 3 worship services each week, two on Sunday at 8:15 am & 10:30 am and one on Thursday at 7 pm.  Before attending a worship service, please read our worship service safety protocols.
 

Safety Notice:  We pray that you will continue to follow safety protocol and social distancing guidelines.  If you are among vulnerable populations, please exercise caution when deciding to come to church.  If you are feeling ill, have any symptoms related to coronavirus or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to coronavirus, please stay home for the safety and welfare of others.

Our worship services will continue to be available online during this time of social distancing.

In-Person Worship Service Safety Protocols:
As we joyfully announce that in-person worship services have resumed, we hope all those who plan to attend will follow the guidelines that have been put into place so that we can gather together safely, not just according to the current federal and state requirements, but also out of love and concern for othersClick here to read our Safety Protocol letter (dated May 13).
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.
Watch our Worship Services on YouTube:
The videos of our Worship Services are being uploaded to YouTube.  This will allow you to watch them online – or if you have a Smart TV or casting device, you can also watch them on your TV. 
Our Sunday Worship Services will be posted on our YouTube site, Facebook and on the church website at 8:15 am on Sundays.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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!
Fellowship and Quilting:  (Nov 12)
Next quilting date is Thursday, Nov 12 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:  (Nov 18)
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, Nov 18 at noon.
Ladies – Come check out LWML:  (Nov 19 – 6 pm in Fellowship Hall)
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!
Grace School Auction and Celebration:  (Nov 20)
Save the Date:  The annual Grace School auction and celebration will be held on Friday, November 20.  This will be an online event this year with a pre-recorded program and online auction.  Watch for more details and ticket information as the event gets closer.
Loose Change Sundays:  (Sun Nov 29)
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.
Annual ND District Men’s Winter Retreat:  (Jan 15-16, 2021)
Flowing From the Cross: Six Facets of God’s Forgiveness“:  The Bible has many images for forgiveness and six of those images are the essence of the book, Flowing From the Cross: Six Facets of God’s Forgiveness.  We’ll look at three pairs of contrasting pictures of forgiveness: Clean and Covered, Fixed and Far, Many and One.  The retreat is held at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads and begins with supper Friday at 6:00 pm & ends about 2:00 pm Saturday | Cost – $100 – Includes: 3 meals, lodging, speaker, snacks, games, fireside chats, etc. | Bring: Bible, bed roll, personal items, warm clothing, & friends.  Contact Corey Isaak to register: Call (701) 281-0240 or E-mail: corey.isaak@gracefargo.org
LYF Retreat:  (Mar 5-6, 2021)
Save the Date:  The LYF Retreat will be held at the Chieftain Conference Center in Carrington, ND from March 5-6, 2021.  More information will be available as the event gets closer.
GLS Pasta With a Purpose:  (Apr 24, 2021)
Grace Lutheran School will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Put it on your calendar today!  More information will be posted as the event gets closer.
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.
Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Save the Date:  Plan to attend the LYF chili cook-off and silent auction on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm. Purchase an endless chili bowl for a free will donation.  Sample and vote on Beautiful Savior’s finest recipes.  A trophy will be awarded for the best chili recipe.  Desserts also will be available for purchase.  Many wonderful silent auction items will be available.  We would like to invite the entire congregation to attend and contribute to this event.  Please consider donating an item for the silent auction.  Gift certificates and baskets of any value certainly are welcome.  See Pastor Brian if you would like to donate an item.  Thank you.
New Member Sunday:  (Postponed ~ New date will be announced later)
Beautiful Savior will welcome the newer members of our congregation during both worship services on Sunday, March 22.  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 ~ New date will be announced later)
Please join us on Sunday, March 22 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:  (Mar 24 – 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 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:  (May 17 – 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.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.