News & Notes - For the week of September 19-25

Jr. High Bowling- September 26th: Come enjoy time with your fellow 6-8th graders and go bowling in Madrid! We will be leaving the church at noon in the church vans. Bring $12 cash for 2 games, all you can eat pizza, and pitchers of pop. RSVP to Kim via the GroupMe app event, phone, or email. We need to know how many vans we need to take and must have accurate numbers.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE for Jr. Youth Gathering, IDOL TALK, is October 23rd-24th in Des Moines. Check out www.iowadistrictwest.org/youth for more info. Don't forget to get your registration materials into Kim TODAY!

Thanks to everyone who stayed after second service for a meal and BINGO to recognize Rally Sunday, thanks to our food volunteers and cleanup crew. A special thanks goes out to everyone who contributed an unbelievable number of prizes for this year's bingo games. Everybody won something from the incredible and diverse prizes. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Help Wanted! Beautiful Beginnings is hiring for part time daycare help that could possibly turn into fulltime. Email or call Jessica. Training for all positions, no experience, starting pay of $12.25/hr. No nights or weekends.

JOIN OUR CHOIR! Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Choir will begin practice on Saturday, September 25th at 9:30 a.m. We practice every Saturday. We would love to have new singers. If you are interested in joining us, please just come on Saturday morning or you may call our director Gary Gustafson at 515-228-3774 with questions. Hope to see new members this year.

Worship Team Members Needed! Do you play an instrument or enjoy singing (hopefully others enjoy it too!)? Next Sunday (Beautiful Savior’s Worship Team) is always looking to grow its talent pool. Members are all volunteers, and with everyone’s life getting busier, we need to rotate spots to keep the music “live” and fresh each week. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to enjoy the blessing of music and fellowship. Contact pastor if interested.

Redeemable Cans and Bottles: So far this year, we've been able to distribute $3,300 to various good causes through your contributions of redeemable cans and bottles. We'll make another distribution very shortly. In the meantime, we'll be happy to accept your contributions of any size to add to our fund balance. Simply place your contributions in the left side of the church garage and we'll take it from there. Also thanks to Papa's Pizza and now Fenders for your support as well.

SAVE THE DATE: Beautiful Women in Mission will be hosting the Des Moines West Zone LWML Fall Rally here at Beautiful Savior on Sunday, September 26th. Registration is at 1:30 P.M. with the Rally starting at 2:00 P.M. Registration fee is $3.00, and there will be a free will offering for the zone treasury. The speaker will be Elizabeth Graham, one of the Iowa West District's Young Women Representatives. Everyone is invited, and we are especially encouraging the younger women of our church to come and listen to what a young woman has to say about LWML, serving God, and other people. The rally will also be live streamed - Visit polkcity.church and select the"Join Us Live" link on the home page. Hope to see you!

In conjunction with the Rally, we are asking for donations for our Gifts from the Heart Ingathering for Freedom for Youth, a faith-based organization that provides Christian programs for young people across Iowa from Kindergarten through young adult. The posters in the September newsletter and around the church have a list of items you can donate. There will be a container in the Fellowship Area from September 4th through the 26th in which you can place your donations if you feel God is leading you to do so.

The national LWML featured mission grant for September is Spirit Warrior, Central Maine for $95,000. Maine is among the list of “least churched” states in the nation. It has only three LCMS churches in the entire state and has only five Veteran Administration Chaplains. Deaconess Kim Slininger was called to Hope Lutheran Church to reach out to the extensive veteran and military community in the Bangor area. Deaconess Kim is herself a disabled veteran, and the Spirit Warrior program is an extension of her ministry. Spirit Warrior is a program that addresses the need to provide pastoral/diaconal care using horses, to those who have stood in the face of evil and have returned. Current traditional therapy does not address the care of the spirit. Many veterans/service members want to connect with God and theological discussions take place while caring for the horses. This grant will provide funding for 58 veterans to go through the program.

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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!