News & Notes – For the week of January 13-19, 2019

We welcome by transfer from Peace In The Valley, Arizona, Brad Cherry, as a new member of Beautiful Savior.

Adult instruction classes continue Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. We are on week 2 of 4. We will meet for a little over an hour each time. No costs, test, memorization, or obligation to join… just a basic overview of what we believe, teach and confess. It is also a great refresher course for existing members. Bring your friends!

2019 Altar Guild volunteers needed. Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping with Altar Guild Duties. The commitment is very little and you will rotate with other volunteers. This will only take about 20 minutes of your time. Please contact Mark Dunn or the church office at secretary@polkcity.church or 515.984.6146 if you are interested. Thank you!

2019 Contribution Statements and Offering Envelopes: Please stop in the Fellowship Hall and pick up your 2019 Offering Envelopes. If you did not receive a box and would like one assigned, please contact Lanette at secretary@polkcity.church or 515.984.6146. Please do not begin using until January 1, 2019. Also, please check your mailboxes for 2018 contribution statements.

2019 Altar Flowers: Floral bouquets enhance our worship services. If you would like, please sign up to bring flowers for the altar. Flowers should be delivered before the Saturday evening service and removed following the Sunday late service. Thanks!

We’re Hiring! No Night or Weekend hours! Do you have kids in school and want to make a little money around that schedule? You’re in luck! Beautiful Beginnings is looking for someone 10-2 or 10-3. Stop by and apply- we’d love for you to join our family!

LWML: All women are invited to attend the next LWML meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M. Pastor Bunge will have a Bible study. See you there!

Please Review us! PLEASE review Beautiful Savior on Google and Facebook, this will push us to the top of search results! The more and positive reviews we get, the higher our exposure for free. Only takes a minute or two. Thank you!

Attention Men! Men’s breakfast Saturday 8 a.m. We will tackle “big questions” like “why does God allow evil and suffering”.

COFFEE CUPS: If you’ve wondered about the glass coffee cups on the table in the fellowship hall, they are on display for you. If you are a visitor, a newer BSLC member, or just want a replacement coffee cup, please feel free to take one (or two) for your use. We’re glad you’re here!

NO MORE “BS” – IMPORTANT – email address and website changes: There are a few changes to the website and email addresses. First, and most importantly, our website is no now polkcity.church and no longer bs-lc.org. Second, The Scrip banner on the home page has been shifted to the bottom of the home page. We will be utilizing new email addresses as well. Please begin using: pastor@polkcity.church and secretary@polkcity.church. Thank you!

Church Directory: The 2018/19 BSLC Church Directory is hot off the press! Please pick up a copy in the fellowship hall. If you notice an error, please notify the office at secretary@polkcity.church. A correction sheet will be printed the middle of December reflecting changes and missing pictures we have been notified of. Please keep the changes coming! Thank you.

Good Shoes take you Good Places: IT’S NOT TOO LATE – We are able to collect shoes until FUNDS2ORG schedules the pickup of all the bags we have collected. We have collected over 1,400 pairs of shoes but we are hoping to get closer to our goal of 2,500 before the truck arrives. We will announce the pickup date when it is scheduled. Please continue to drop shoes in the entry way bin or contact the church office if you would like to arrange the youth to come pick up shoes. Thanks for all the contributions already made!

Help Needed! We need volunteers to learn how to do the live streaming AND sound board equipment for our second service. We’d like to add some ‘depth’ to our pool of existing helpers. It’s easy to do, and the training is short. Email the church office secretary@polkcity.church if interested.

YOUTH FUND: Holiday Parties? If you’ve got redeemable cans and bottles, please consider donating them to the youth fund by depositing them in the left side of the garage. We’ll redeem and deposit the proceeds. Our balance now stands at $8,466.14! Thanks so much for the many 2018 contributions, and to Papa’s Pizza for their long-time support.

Sunday morning Bible study: The Book of Revelation is our current Bible study. This week we continue our “detour to hell” (not literally)!

Food Drive Donations (D.M.A.R.K): Please consider donating to our food bank cabinet. All non-perishable food contributions as well as personal products are contributed to the Des Moines Area Food Bank for distribution every other month. A listing of the items desired by the food bank can be found in a handout on the food bank cabinet. Some of the most needed items are: Formula and baby food, personal care products, diapers (larger sizes of diapers are needed the most), baby wipes, and
feminine hygiene products. Food and personal items donated in the month of December and January
were 126.

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!