Hey Youth – Check out what’s going on this month!
Youth Zone Nerf Night:  (March 24)       Sign Up by March 19
All youth in grades 6-12 and their friends are invited for an evening of games, Bible study, music, food and of course Nerf on Friday, March 24 from 7pm- 10pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo.  Please bring $3 to cover the cost of food, or $5 if you bring a friend or team up with another youth kid. 
Click here for the Registration Form.  Contact Pastor Brian with questions.
Shepherd’s Hill Summer Camps:  (Register Now for 2023 Camps)
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND) is now taking early bird registrations for summer camps.  Their theme this year is “And the Rock was Christ.”  For a full list and description of all their camp programs, pricing and registration information, check out the bulletin board/brochures in the narthex or visit their website: www.shretreat.org.  If you have any questions, call at (701) 244-5225 or email their Executive Director, Rev. Jon Bonine at director@shretreat.org.
Lutheran Island Summer Camps:  (Register Now for Summer 2023)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) is now taking registrations for Summer 2023 Camps. 
If you are interested in their Horse program, be sure to register early as these weeks are sure to fill up.  For a full list and description of all of their summer camp programs and registration, visit their website: www.islandcamp.org.  There are great programs for all ages. 
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.
Easter Breakfast:   (April 9)
Bring your appetites to church this Easter!  A delicious breakfast of rolls, muffins, fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage links, juice and coffee will be served on Easter Sunday from 8:45 -10:30 am.  Thanks to the youth who will be serving our Easter breakfast this year.  Stop in the fellowship hall to enjoy food and conversation on this joyous day.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Previous years:   2021 = 185 lbs     2020 = 301 lbs     2019 = 230 lbs
National Youth Gathering Thank You:  (July 2022)
Eight youth, three adult leaders and Pastor Brian attended the National Youth Gathering in July in Houston, TX.  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:   (May 2022)
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.  
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 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!