News & Notes – For the week of October 13-19

Sunday Morning Bible Study: We will finish our detour from Luke into basic differences between us and other denominations.

Altar Guild Volunteer Needed! We are in need of Altar Guild volunteers to help on a rotating basis. This task takes very little time or commitment but helps in a HUGE way. Please call or email the secretary if you are willing to volunteer. Thank you!

Men’s Breakfast next Saturday, Oct. 19, 8-9 a.m. Pumpkin pancakes & sausages and a study entitled, “He who dies with the most toys still dies.” All men welcome.

NO SATURDAY SERVICE THIS WEEK, October 19, Pastor will be conducting a wedding at TCI.

Cans and Bottles: In conjunction with the Meals from the Heartland packaging event, the proceeds received from cans and bottles received between October 1 and October 26 will be contributed for the purchase of raw materials used to assemble the meal packages. Simply put any redeemable cans/bottles in the church garage and we will take care of the rest. So far this month we have received $205.00! Thanks for your enthusiastic support of this great project!

MEALS FROM THE HEARTLAND: Plan to sign up and attend the Meals from the Heartland at their West Des Moines packaging site on October 26, 9:00-11:00 AM. (Address and a reminder will provided closer to the packaging date) If you’ve participated before, you know this is a fun event and a satisfying way to help provide meals to those in need in Iowa and around the world. If you’ve never packaged meals, it’s a great time to start with other BLCS members! Participants can be as young as 5. If you can’t stand for two hours, they have stools to help, It’s a great family event for all ages! Add your name to the signup roster in the fellowship hall, everyone is welcome.

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JH Youth (6-8th grade) Outing: We will be going to Geisler Farms in Bondurant, Sunday, October 20th from 2:30 to 5:00. There is an $8.00 admission fee (includes Wagon ride). We will meet everyone at church for drop off and pick up! As of right now, Becky Dellachiesa and Megan Burdine will be taking the group. We need one more volunteer to chaperone please!

UnHaunted House! We will be hosting the UnHaunted House on Sunday, October 27th! This is a community outreach event that is FREE for those who attend. If you would like to help support this event, please grab a leaf or two from the tree in the fellowship area. Kim Weidt will be ordering all supplies needed, the leaves tell you what your monetary support will go towards. Checks can be written to Kim Weidt and donations can be given to her or put in the WEIDT church mailbox.

LWML: All women are invited to attend the LWML meeting Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 at BSLC.

SCRIP STORE will be set up between services in the fellowship area the last Sunday of every month. Remember, it’s like buying a gift card and the youth get an extra bit of cash from the company. Thanks for your support!

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: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1422166. The account has been set-up and is ready to go.

IOWAY Banquet: Celebrate what God is doing in various mission areas through Iowa District West: Pacific Junction flood relief, Council Bluffs, Los Angeles, Des Moines, Pasadena, West Virginia, and Haiti. Please join us for an informative, fun, FREE yummy banquet catered at 5:00 p.m. on November 9 at Trinity, Jefferson 801 W. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA. Join the celebration of the great things God is doing through IOWAY. Please register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iowaybanquet or contact Ellie Menz 515.370.1159 or ellie@iowadistrictwest.org.

Update on the LWML Zone Fall Rally and Gifts from the Heart – The theme of the rally is “Mission: Des Moines” and will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale today. Cost is $3.00. Registration will start at 1:00, and the rally will begin at 1:30. The rally includes a giving opportunity – a Gifts from the Heart ingathering. There will be a bin in the Fellowship Area from September 29th through today in which you can put the following items if you feel God is leading you to do so. Anyone can contribute, and all women are invited to the rally. If you have any questions about the rally or would like a ride, contact Patti Thies at 515-964-3583 or at epthies72@gmail.com.
• Diapers (sizes 3-6) and baby wipes for Agape (Christian pregnancy center).
• Combs, brushes, toothbrushes, wash cloths, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and deodorant for health kits for IOWAY or the Urbandale Food Pantry. The last five items can be regular size or travel size.
• Paper towels and toilet paper for Joppa Homeless Ministry (Christian).
• Walmart and Target gift cards for all of the above.
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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!