Hey Youth – Check out what’s going on this month!
Family Ski Day:  (Feb 4)     Register by Jan 29
All families should save the date of Saturday, February 4, for some time on the slopes.  We will meet at 7:30 am sharp at the Beautiful Savior parking lot and return around 8:30 pm or so.  Check-in will be at 9:45 am. We will attempt to carpool but will need drivers as well.   Click here for the Registration and information sheets.  Registration Deadline is January 29th.  See Pastor Brian for more information.
LYF Retreat in Carrington:  (March 3 – 4)    Register by Feb 26
All students in 8th through 12th grade are invited to the Chieftain in Carrington.  We will meet at BSLC Friday, March 3 at 3:45pm and return Saturday, March 4 around 7 pm.  Cost is $70 which includes program costs, Friday junk food buffet, Saturday breakfast, pizza lunch buffet, snacks, and hotel.  Activities include teen-led growth sessions, devotions, snacks and some meals.  Extra money is needed for dinner on Friday and Saturday.  Click here for the Retreat ScheduleRegistration deadline is Sunday, February 26.  Click here for the Registration Form See Pastor Brian with questions.
Lutherans for Life 2023 State Essay Contest:  (Deadline April 1)
Sponsored by the Council of Federation Presidents For students in Grades 6-12 – (Any Lutheran student or student in a Lutheran school)  Contest Guidelines: Students will write a life affirming essay based on the 2023 Conference theme “Just As… I Am” with the Bible verse: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10).  Essays should include student’s name, grade (identify school or church) and email address.  All entries submitted by a teacher or pastor should include their name and email address.  This information should be submitted on the rubric page used in grading the essay.  Grades 6-8 should submit essays up to 400 words and grades 9-12 should submit essays up to 750 words.  Each school and church is to select their top pick in each of the two grade levels.  These two essay entries should be submitted digitally using Microsoft Word or Google Docs to office@bslcfargo.org by April 1.  All entries become the property of Lutherans For Life.  Questions, examples of topics, resources on the sanctity of life and guidelines can be found on the website lutheransforlife.org.
LCEF North Dakota District College Scholarship:  (Deadline April 15)
The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) North Dakota District College Scholarship was developed to encourage college students in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) North Dakota District to pursue their educational goals.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to at least one applicant.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA or current full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applicant must also be a member of a congregation belonging to the LCMS located in the North Dakota District.  Applications close on April 15.  Winners will be announced on May 10.
Apply at www.lcef.org/north-Dakota-scholarship.  If you have questions, contact Tami Ulland, LCEF District Vice President at (701) 360-1469 or tami.ulland@lcef.org.
2023 Calendar Youth Fundraiser:  
Our youth are selling the God’s Creation calendars as a fund-raiser for $10 each.  They may be purchased in the narthex on Sunday mornings between services or from the church office during the week.  Click here to see some additional pages. Thank you for supporting our youth. 
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 on Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm beginning on Wednesday, September 8.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)

All youth in grades 6-12, plan on joining us each Wednesday from 7:30-9 pm for (spiritual and physical) food, fun and fellowship.  Hope to see you all there!

Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays ~  Sept-May) 
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  Crossfire is for any students in grades 3-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm.  If you have questions, call Ramsey Dahl at 866-5403 or come to the church on Sundays at 7 pm.
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2022)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, we donated 368 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
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.
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.
National Youth Gathering Thank You:
Eight youth, three adult leaders and Pastor Brian attended the National Youth Gathering in July.  Thank you to everyone who supported the youth and adult leaders who attend the National Youth Gathering.  Your prayers and financial support were greatly appreciated!

Thank You from the Youth Group:

The NYG youth would like to thank the congregation for supporting their 2022 Mother’s Day flower sale.  They were able to raise over $1,000 to go toward their trip this summer for the National Youth Gathering in Houston.
Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction Update: 
Thank you to everyone who supported the NYG 2022 chili cook-off and silent auction!  $2,484 was raised to help the youth attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX this summer.  The trophy for best chili was awarded to … Dave Mielke.  
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2021)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, we donated 185 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
BSLC Youth Working the Dome:  (Currently none scheduled)
Thinking about going to the National Youth Gathering in 2025, future BSLC mission or youth trips? All Beautiful Savior youth age 13 and older can help work various events at the Fargo Dome to earn money for youth activities at BSLC.  Visit with or call Pastor Brian 293-1047 for more information.
Buy Concessions from our Youth at the FargoDome:    (currently none scheduled)
The youth will be selling concessions at the FargoDome as a fundraiser to go to various youth events and also the National Youth Gathering in 2025.  Upcoming dates include: ____.  If you are at an event at the FargoDome on that day, please look for our stand and purchase your concessions from the BSLC Youth.
Confirmation Sermon Notes:
The Confirmation students can complete their Sermon Notes by watching the worship services which will be posted on the website and Facebook each week.  You can find links to the Worship Services under the “Worship” tab of this website.  Click here to print the Sermon Notes worksheet (it will print 2 per page).
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2020)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, we donated 301 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
Thank You from Operation Christmas Child:

Operation Christmas Child was a great success!  121 awesome shoe box gifts were packed.  That is 121 kids who will experience God’s love for them through a simple gift and who will have the chance to hear about Jesus! Keep these kids in your prayers!  An announcement will be made as soon as we find out what countries our boxes have gone to. 

We had over 70 people participate in the packing party on Nov 17 and many more who donated items for the boxes or money for shipping.  Our Sunday School kids alone collected enough offerings to pay shipping for 28 boxes!  Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to donate shipping for ALL of our boxes!  Special thanks to our “elves” who helped with set up and during the party, solicited some special donations of items, coordinated with Sunday School, and provided church office support.  We thank God for all He has provided and for the opportunity to share His love!
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2019)
The Dorothy Day Food Pantry would like to extend their “Thank You” for our congregation’s donation of food.  During the month of October, we collected and donated 230 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
Confirmation Picture Display:
Our Confirmation picture display is finally complete.  However, if you have a good copy of any of the years that are printed as a 5×7 (not 8×10), please send the digital image to the church office – or bring in a printed version and we can scan it in and get an 8×10 made.   Thank you to everyone who brought in class photos to help fill in our new Class Picture Display.
National Youth Gathering Update:  (posted July 25, 2019)
Ten youth, two adult leaders and Pastor Brian went to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. They had a great time learning more about our Real. Present. God.  The youth enjoyed hearing the speakers at the gathering speaking on topics of their own interest.  They also enjoyed the mass event at night when more than 21,000 people gathered together to sing praises. Perhaps a tiny little glimpse of what will be in-store for us when we all get to sing together in heaven. Thank you for praying for us on our trip. 
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!