News & Notes – For the week of November 17-23

Sunday Morning Bible Study: We are studying Jesus’ genealogy and temptation.

Get ready… We’ve already seen snow this season so it must be time to think about Christmas. Join us November 24, 2019 for a bowl of chili after the late service and stay to help decorate the church for Christmas. The chili will be ready by 11:30. Enjoy lunch first, or dig right in and begin decorating. Many hands make light work. It seems odd to put up the decorations before Thanksgiving but Advent begins December 1.

No Saturday Service November 30.

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN! The LWML will be hosting an Advent Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. for all our sisters in Christ who are members of Beautiful Savior as well as anyone else you might want to invite. You should have received an email with details concerning this festive occasion. You can sign up for this event today in the Fellowship Area and also next weekend. If you didn’t receive the email, have questions, or would like to sign up via phone or email please call Patti Thies at 515-964-3583 or email at We hope to have a great turnout!

Bottles and Cans: We’re still taking redeemable cans and bottles for redemption and deposit to the youth fund. Simply put any contributions you care to make on the left side inside the church garage and we’ll take it from there. Any contributions from one can to whatever are gratefully accepted. Thanks for your continuing support. We are also grateful to Papas Pizza for their long term support of our bottle collecting efforts.

Looking Ahead: Watch for the “Christmas Ornaments” coming soon as we identify appropriate gifts for two families and residents at the Polk City nursing home who can use a little extra help during the holiday season.

Mark your calendars: Sunday School Christmas Program scheduled for December 15th during second service. We need parent volunteers to assist with planning, costumes, etc. Please reach out to Ashley Schepler 515-778-7607 or Sarah Anderson 515-297-3341. No Sunday School on the following dates for holiday breaks: December 1, 22 & 29.

Annual Voters Meeting will be Sunday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m.

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Scrip Cards are great gifts for someone on your Christmas list. For specific cards click Scrip Store or contact Deann Nelson.

LWML: All women are invited to the next LWML meeting which will be this Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 P.M.

If you are free tomorrow, November 18, you are invited to come to Trinity Lutheran, 32nd & University in Des Moines, to help with the Mission Central annual mailing. This is the only mailing from Mission Central – thanking donors and an opportunity to support mission projects. We’ll start at 9 a.m. You can come and go as your schedule allows.”

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 Amazon Smile – BSLC. The account has been set-up and is ready to go.

Diana’s Angels Tiny Feet Bracelet Workshop: November 16th from 9:30-11:30 am at Hope Lutheran Church – 3857 E. 42nd Street Des Moines, IA 50317. Diana’s Angels mission is to serve Christ and be faithful witnesses by providing appropriate burial clothing for premature infants who die and by offering Christian support and comfort to their grieving families. We believe even the tiniest person should be cared for with love, respect and dignity. At the workshop we will be stringing beads for our Tiny Feet Bracelets. These precious bracelets are given to mothers who have suffered a 1st trimester miscarriage. No experience required! For questions contact Kelly Buttery @ 963-1232. We encourage all ladies of the church to come join us!

Church Council Meeting Agenda – November 2019

•Call to order
•Opening Prayer
•Roll Call
•Approval of Minutes from October Council Meeting
•Officer Reports

•Unfinished business
• Tree removal has been completed
• 2020 budget for annual voter meeting set for December 1st
• Church council positions up for re-election
• Christmas family sponsorship
• Bids for entry and fellowship flooring replacement
• Bids for entry way mold remediation
• Parking lot painting for overflow access
• Expansion committee update

• New/Other Business
2020 budget for upcoming December 1st Voter’s meeting

• Announcements

Next church council meeting will be Monday December 16th @ 6 pm
•Adjournment 9:00 p.m.

•Closing Prayer

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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!