News & Notes – For the week of August 18-24

Summer Service Schedule ends today. We will resume regular service schedule next Sunday, August 25. 8:15 Traditional – 10:30 Contemporary.

Sunday school meeting! Sunday school Collaboration Crew Meeting TODAY after 9:30 Service. We are talking about teacher structure and classroom materials, anyone who wants to volunteer their time and talents is welcome! Please reach out to Ashley Schepler ( 515-778-7607) with any questions!

Catechism Orientation August 22 at 6:30 in the Sanctuary for parents and kids grades 6-8.

Lawn mowing help needed! Please consider helping to keep the church lawn looking beautiful by signing up to help with mowing. We need volunteers beginning THIS weekend through the end of October. Please see sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you to all who have helped so far this season!

Would you like an easy way to donate money to BSLC while doing your online shopping? Amazon has a program that will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to our church by clicking on the following link: The account has been set-up and is ready to go – just in time for back-to-school shopping!

We’re Hiring! Are you interested in working with preschoolers or toddlers? WE WANT YOU! Beautiful Beginnings has immediate openings for both full time and part time (afternoons). If interested, please contact Jessica Paulin, Operations Director of Beautiful Beginning Childcare and Preschool. Cell: 515.979.5442 or

Rally Sunday – September 8th – more details to come! Bingo donations can be left in the box in the fellowship area! Anything fun/different/exciting is welcome!

2019 National Youth Gathering Update: The group that attended the National Youth Gathering in July will be giving a presentation about our trip on Sunday September 8th. We will be sharing between second service and the Rally Sunday festivities, so we will keep it short.

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS: We are looking for one or two church members to join the Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Board. The Board sets operational policies, prepares the annual budget, and works with the childcare Director on a variety of issues as they come up related to the operation of the childcare. You don’t have to be an expert on childcare operations to be a board member, just common sense and the desire to make a difference in the lives of children in the community. The Board meets once a month and through email as necessary. If you are interested, please contact Jessica Paulin, Operations Director of Beautiful Beginning Childcare and Preschool.

Flamingo Update: Sadly we are coming to the end of the summer flocking season. Special dates such as birthdays and anniversaries will still be considered throughout the year. On another sad note, some of the current flock won’t be with us next spring. However, they will be helping out with lunch on Rally Sunday, September 8th, 2019. We’ve heard they are very tasty. See for the rest of the story. To send a flock to a friend, simply click on the pop up flamingo on the church website’s main page;

Youth Fund: Last week we received over 3,400 redeemable cans and bottles! That’s a lot of nickels! We’re still trying to identify our next project, but your contributions of redeemable items is still very welcome. Simply put anything you have to contribute on the left side of the church garage and we’ll do the rest. A big thank you also goes out to Papa’s Pizza for their continued support as well.

Church Council Meeting Agenda – August 2019
•Call to order
•Opening Prayer
•Roll Call

•Approval of Minutes from July Council Meeting

•Officer Reports

•Unfinished business

•New/Other Business

Next church council meeting will be Monday September 16th @ 7 pm

8:00 pm •Adjournment

•Closing Prayer
*Minutes from previous Council meetings are in the Fellowship Hall in a binder.

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Problems Watching Online Service? If you ever have problems while watching BSLC’s online/live stream, please scroll to the bottom of our website and click “report a problem”. Please do not send an email or the proper individuals won’t be notified of the issues. Thank you!

In Need of Prayers? Please contact Pastor for any prayer requests or if you would like visits for hospitalization, medical concerns, etc. Pastor can’t be there if he is not aware of the need. Thank you!