The live streaming system has become an integral part of worship, and is in need of an overhaul to maintain its reliability moving into the future. The Church Council is seeking volunteers to evaluate the current live streaming system and suggest and help implement changes to bring the system up-to-date with current technology and possibly expand its capabilities. We also need a couple of people to be trained on the website, and on our Google & domain administration. If this suits your skill set (or if you are willing to be trained) please contact Pastor or use the Contact page on this website.

News & Notes - For the week of January 23-29

Welcome Kovacs Family! At the 10:30 service, we welcome Robert, Cindy, Courtney, Matthew, and Evan who are new members from Holy Trinity in Ankeny.

LAST week to send in your pictures! We are working to finalize the congregational directory and would like YOUR family picture included. Please email your picture to secretary@polkcity.church ASAP so we can all put a name to a face.
The directory will be finalized by the end of January.

Pancake Breakfast Sunday January 30 from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. in the gym. Free will donation with proceeds going to the Mortgage Reduction Fund. There will be PLENTY of pancakes, please plan to join us!

NO Sunday school January 30th so everyone can attend the pancake breakfast to support the Mortgage Reduction Fund.

The live streaming system has become an integral part of worship, and is in need of an overhaul to maintain its reliability moving into the future. The Church Council is seeking volunteers to evaluate the current live streaming system and suggest and help implement changes to bring the system up-to-date with current technology and possibly expand its capabilities. We also need a couple of people to be trained on the website, and on our Google & domain administration. If this suits your skill set (or if you are willing to be trained) please contact Pastor or Daniel Spieker at dspieker2322@gmail.com. Alternatively, use the Contact Us form on this website.

FOOD PANTRY: At Beautiful Savior, we support various food banks with contributions from the proceeds of donated redeemable cans and bottles. Another support comes from your donations of non-perishable food items. This can be a can of corn or a box of cereal, or any other food item. Perhaps you built up your canned food inventory but have some stuff on the shelf you realize you will never eat. Please consider a donation to our food pantry. We've got a shelf on the left side of the church entryway, and anything you care to donate can be placed there at any time. Periodically we "clean the shelves" and get the donations to an appropriate food bank. Your donation, added to others, can make a difference. Thanks for your support.

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 $12.75/hr. No nights or weekends.

CANS/BOTTLES: We're still accepting any number of redeemable cans/bottles you care to donate. We're building the fund balance to make great donations in the future. Please don't throw out money and avoid the hassle of redemption by placing any of cans/bottles you care to donate in the left side of the church garage. We'll do the rest. Thanks also to Papa's Pizza and Fenders for their support of our program. $11,150 worth of cans and bottles have been donated and the proceeds distributed to great causes in the last two years. Nickels really do add up!

The featured national LWML grant for January is "Hope of Christ for Cancer Patients - Phil's Friends" for $70,000. Phil’s Friends sends a care package containing a Bible, fleece blanket, knit hat, fuzzy socks, dental hygiene items, unscented lotion, and more that arrives at the door of a cancer patient. For the next 12 months Cards of Hope are sent with encouraging messages and uplifting Bible verses. The mission of Phil’s Friends is to introduce and strengthen relationships with Christ to those walking through cancer. For more information, go to lwml.org/2021-2023-mission-grant-6.

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.

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!