News & Notes – For the week of May 19-25, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 NP Graduates! Katherine Brown, Carley Rolf, Austin Meiners, and Andrew Mordini.

The flamingos are coming! Youth Group has a large flock of flamingos and they are out of yards to nest in and are getting restless! Sign up to have them sent to a “friend’s” yard or buy insurance so they don’t arrive in your yard! Flamingo forms can be found in the fellowship hall on the youth bookshelf. Thank you for supporting our youth, we have raised $200 so far, keep those orders coming!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all who contributed to the organ fund and helped with installation and removal of the old! The replacement organ has been installed and it sounds great! We appreciate everyone’s generosity and stewardship!

Adult information classes continue Wednesday in the gym.

VBS IS COMING! June 10th-13th, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We’re in need of volunteers for our 2019 session of VBS:

– 2nd-3rd helpers (1)

– 4th-5th helpers (1) adults (1)
Thank you for helping to make this program a success. Please follow this link to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044DA9AE23AAFF2-vbs2019 or in the fellowship hall.

Sunday morning Bible study enters into Revelation 22, the last chapter of the bible.

Church Council Agenda: May 20, 2019
7:00pm – Call to order

• Opening Prayer
• Roll Call
• Approval of Minutes from April Council Meeting
• Unfinished business
– Items from security team
– shades in sanctuary for south windows, window film to be ordered
– light outside main door – working on
– Sound system in progress June 1st
– Tree removal-weather permitting
– replacement organ installed. Fund raising efforts update
– VBS- needing volunteers to work
• New Business
– To be determined from Officer Reports to be provided to Church Council Members prior to meeting
• Announcements
Next church council meeting will be Monday June 17th @ 7 pm
8:00 pm – Adjournment
• Closing Prayer

Teachers Needed! As Sunday School wraps up this year, we are in planning mode for next year! If you love God’s Word and sharing it with the little minds of the world, we need your help! We are looking to fill teacher roles and review curriculum ideas. Please reach out to Ashley Schepler (ajschepler@gmail.com; 515-778-7607) directly to be added to the Sunday School Collaboration Crew!
Facebook Live Bible Study is Wednesday 12:15-12:45 p.m. (Study posted on the church Facebook page the Tuesday before.)
SKYZONE invite for 8th-12th Grade: High School Youth will celebrate the end of the school year with fellowship at SkyZone on May 29th. We will leave the church at 6:30 by van. There is a sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall. Don’t forget, liability waiver must be completed online. https://www.skyzone.com/desmoines

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the SUMMER: 6-12 Grade CAMPING at Jester Park ~ June 19th, Mother/Daughter Bible Study ~ June 26, July 10, July 24, August 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summer Service Schedule: Save the date! July 7th, we begin our summer worship schedule. There will be one service on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday night “come as you are” will remain at 6:00 p.m. This schedule will continue through August 18th with regular worship times beginning August 25. Pastor is taking your questions as the basis for the one summer service sermons. Please email him with questions you would like him to answer: pastor@polkcity.church Pastor will keep questioners anonymous unless requested otherwise.

Another Giving Opportunity! In conjunction with the National LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama in June, there will be a collection known as Gifts from the Heart for people in need. The gifts will be donated to Christian organizations who help women considering an abortion, women who are victims of domestic violence, women with drug and alcohol addictions, and the hungry and homeless. The LWML group here at Beautiful Savior is asking specifically for the following items which will be taken to the convention if you feel God is moving you to donate. There will be a bin in the Fellowship Area from May 18th until June 16th in which you can place these items. Thank you for considering to serve God and His struggling children.

• Walmart or Target gift cards in $10 and $25 amounts (Buy them through Scrip and support our Youth as well! Cash donations for Bibles)
• You can put the gift cards and cash in envelopes and there will be a special box in the bin for them.
• Twin-sized sheet sets – new and in original package
• Christian literature – books, tracts, bookmarks, etc.

Attention All Women: The next LWML meeting will be held this Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 P.M. There will be a Bible study on mothers and a business meeting. This will be the last meeting before our summer break, we will be tying up loose ends. We would love for you to come and take the summer to prayerfully consider visiting us again in September. See you Tuesday!

Garage Cleaning? We’ll be happy to take redeemable cans and bottles for the youth fund. Simply put them in the left side of the church garage. Those nickels add up! Through the efforts of lots of people and the various fund-raising projects, the current youth fund balance now stands at $16,219.06! The majority of these funds will be used for National youth gathering event in July in Minneapolis, but we’d like to build on the momentum and work on fundraising for the next event. Thanks so much for your overwhelming support.

Want to (re)listen to a sermon? Check out polkcity.church under the “What’s Happening” tab and click on “Sermon Podcast.”

Problems Watching Online Service? If you ever have problems while watching BSLC’s online/live stream, please scroll to the bottom of our website polkcity.church 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!