News & Notes – For the week of August 9 – 15

Are you a Visitor? If you are a visitor today, please email if you would like to have any of your questions about Beautiful Savior answered. I would love to hear from you. – Pastor Bunge

MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS! Thank you everyone who attended movie night on Friday!

Catechism: If you have a child entering 6-8th grades and did not receive an email from Pastor, please contact Lanette at so you can be added to the list. Catechism orientation meeting is Wednesday August 19 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Gym. We ask that only 1 parent and child attend so we can maintain good social distancing practices.

Flocking Summer 2020 Update: With flocking and insurance combined, the flamingoes have raised $800 that will go toward youth activities. Not just a fundraiser, these pink plastic birds along with the yard signs, are making people aware of the church, the youth group, website address. We have been to Altoona, Madrid, Urbandale and many yards around the Polk City area. They have honored grads, celebrated birthdays from 5 to 80 and in between, and cheered up people self-quarantining, along with just being sent as a prank from one friend to another.

Secretary is on vacation and will be returning Monday August 17. If you need assistance in her absence, please email

Reminder: to continue your support of the Lord’s work in and through our congregation, there are three options available for your giving during our “quarantine”: 1) give online at 2) snail mail in your offerings addressed to the church 3) drop off your offering in the church mailbox, which can only have its contents accessed with a key.

Now is the time to flock your Neighbor! The flock is here…get them into your friend’s yard before they buy insurance! We are ready for more flocking orders! All proceeds go into the youth fund for any upcoming activities. Please pick up a form in the church entry table or send your flock electronically at and click the Flamingo on the main page. Contact Ray with any questions at End of year special! Buy a flock of 100 and get 1 free (1 flamingo as a souvenir, not a Flamingo Flock)! 

Live Stream Archives: Our archived live streams are now public dating back to January 2018 with the exception of funerals, weddings, and other more private events. You can view these on the YouTube channel

Beautiful Women in Mission is collecting glasses for MOST Ministries. This was supposed to be a collection for their district convention, but since the convention was canceled the collection did not take place. MOST is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS that connects, trains, and sends short-term mission teams throughout the world, and they collect glasses for their Eyeglass Clinics. There is a container in the Fellowship Area for prescription glasses, sunglasses, and readers. If you have any of these around your house that you are not using anymore this is a great opportunity to do something with them that would benefit other people. This is an ongoing project for MOST, so we have not set a deadline yet. Watch for that announcement in the future. Thanks!

AV Help Needed: All of us have time on our hands due to Covid-19 so it’s a great time to volunteer! We could use a few more people to rotate in the AV corner. Please contact Misty Fosselman at and cell is 515-493-6386 for more information and to be added to the schedule. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Accepting redeemable cans/bottles: We’re still accepting redeemable cans and bottles. With your contributions, we’re building those nickels into dollars to put them to good use within the community and within our church. We are so grateful for your continuing support. Any contributions, no matter how big or how small, can be made by depositing your redeemable cans and bottles in the left side of the church garage. We’ll take it from there. Again, thanks so much for your support!

Shopping online these days? 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 Amazon Smile – BSLC. The account has been set-up and is ready to go. Thanks to all who have selected Beautiful Savior as your Amazon Smile Charity. Thanks for your support!

The August 2020 national LWML featured grant is Digital Media Development for Lutherans for Life, $30,000 LWML Mission Grant #13 for the 2019-2021 biennium is Digital Media Development. Lutherans For Life digital media will use social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and Instagram to serve as a visual witness and allow Lutherans to engage people in virtual conversations regarding life issues. Check out this mission grant at:

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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!