News & Notes – For the week of May 31 – June 6

Your faith will be challenged: On June 10th, Kim Weidt will start a study that is for anyone who wants look at Christian teachings that are often challenged in today’s world. The book is geared toward parents and titled “Teaching Your Kids About Jesus.” It has 30 conversations you should have with your child. We will be looking at Christian teachings that are often challenged in today’s world and how you can visit with your kids about them. Don’t have kids? You’re still welcome to join! We will be using GoToMeeting on Wednesdays at tentatively 8:00 PM. Time of meeting can be changed based on the needs of those attending. If you want Kim to order you a book, let her know by June 7th. or 605-377-4259.

VBS for 2020 has been cancelled due to risks of Covid-19 restrictions and concerns.

Reminder: to continue your support of the Lord’s work in and through our congregation, there are three options available for your giving during our “quarantine”: 1) give online at 2) snail mail in your offerings addressed to the church 3) drop off your offering in the church mailbox, which can only have its contents accessed with a key.

BABY STEPS: This week Beautiful Beginnings will reopen. Our plan and policy is to follow all CDC guidelines as appropriate. These guidelines put an incredible burden on staff, administrators, and students. Masks, temperature checks, frequent cleaning, and limits on certain activities and the number of students in each classroom will be the norm for some period of time.

Now is the time to Flock your Neighbor! The flock is here…get them into your friend’s yard before they buy insurance (not a lot has been purchased yet, so HURRY)! We have fulfilled all the current requests and are ready for more! All proceeds go into the youth fund account for any upcoming activities. Please pick up a form in the church entry table or contact Ray Livingston with any questions at

CANS AND BOTTLES: We are still accepting redeemable cans and bottles and your response has been great! Please put any contributions in the left side of the church garage and we’ll get them redeemed, or if they came from a store not currently accepting returns, we’ll add them to our inventory for future redemption. Thanks so much for your support.

AV Help Needed: All of us have time on our hands due to Covid-19 so it’s a great time to volunteer! We could use a few more people to rotate in the AV corner. Please contact Misty Fosselman at and cell is 515-493-6386 for more information and to be added to the schedule. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Shopping online these days? 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. Thanks to all who have selected Beautiful Savior as your Amazon Smile Charity. Thanks for your support!

Beautiful Women in Mission – Attention – There is a tote in the Fellowship Area for any items you may have collected for Agape for the LWML rally. The tote will be there until June 7. Thanks!

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