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July 1, 2019

Summer Continues at Beautiful Savior!

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church ENews

Summer continues at Beautiful Savior with opportunities to connect with God, grow in faith, and serve and reach others available for all during the month of July!

Summer Psalms continue to be our focus in weekend Worship. To help you prepare each week, you will find the Psalm for each week in this edition of ENews.

The LCMS National Youth Gathering is coming to Minneapolis July 11-15 with an expected attendance of 21,000 participants. Fifty youth and adults from Beautiful Savior are attending, and we will host participants on our campus on July 13 for a morning of service. Pastor Joe would love to talk with you about how you can participate that day. You can contact him at jbehnke@beautifulsaviorlc.org.

You are also invited to National Youth Gathering closing worship on July 15 at U.S. Bank Stadium. In the Worship & Music area of ENews, you will find information about registering to attend.

Another outstanding serving opportunity comes your way at our Vacation Bible School from August 5-9. Brenda Meyer would love to talk to you about how you can participate that week. You can contact her at bmeyer@beautifulsaviorlc.org. Thanks in advance for serving! You will be blessed as you do so!

God’s richest blessings to you as you continue to connect with God, grow in faith, and serve and reach others during this beautiful month of July!

Pastor Tom Stoebig


Worship & Music


Ready for Summer?

We are too! Join us for worship as we continue our sermon series for this summer: Summer Psalms.

July 6 & 7
Psalm 66:1-7
Prayer for our nation

July 13 & 14
Psalm 41

July 20 & 21
Psalm 27

July 27 & 28
Psalm 138

Did you know you can access weekly worship service folders and recordings on our website?
Visit beautifulsaviorlc.org/worship and consider subscribing
to our YouTube channel.


You’re Invited to National Youth Gathering Worship

Local LCMS Lutherans are invited to attend the closing worship service at U.S. Bank Stadium on July 15. Join with 21,000+ other youth and adults as we receive Christ’s gifts for us. Registration for entry will begin at 8am, and locals will have
a designated seating area. Seats are limited.

If you wish to attend, you must RSVP by completing the form located here and then obtain a wristband at the Ecolab Gate upon entry.

Questions? Contact local relationship coordinator Kristine Marlatt at nyglocalcoordinator@gmail.com


Faith Formation



We Have a Group for You

Whether you are a woman or man, young adult or senior adult, we have a group for you! Groups can help you start living the life you’ve always desired—the life God is calling you to experience and enjoy.

Interested in starting a new group or learning what groups are available? Contact Bill Johnson bjohnson@beautifulsaviorlc.org  



Family Fun & Movie Night – July 19, 7:30pm

Come join a fun family night of yard games followed
by an outdoor movie. A short video will play for younger children
who need to leave early, and a full length movie will follow.

Come for part of the fun or all of it.
Bring your own lawn chairs, beverages, and a snack to share.
Have a favorite yard game? Bring that too!

Contact Brenda Meyer bmeyer@beautifulsaviorlc.org


VBS Register for a Great Week in God’s Word!

Register kids now to experience a Miraculous Mission and see how Jesus Saves the World at VBS on August 5-9 (9am-12pm).

Volunteers for VBS
Small group leaders are needed to lead the kids through stations and help with their activities. Register as a volunteer here or visit the bulletin board in the hall.

Borrow or Donate Items for VBS
We could also use help with donations and items to borrow for the week. View our current list of needs here or visit the Children’s Ministry bulletin board.

Questions about registering, volunteering, or donating items for VBS? Contact Brenda Meyer bmeyer@beautifulsaviorlc.org


Youth & Young Adults



Please pray for our 50 students and adults who will be learning about and experiencing our REAL.PRESENT.GOD. at the National Youth Gathering July 10-15. Visit lcmsgathering.com for information about live streams of the July 11-14 evening “Mass Events.”

All are welcome to join in our Closing Worship on Monday, July 15, 9:30am, at U.S. Bank Stadium. Please allow time to go through security as you arrive, and plan on the event lasting about 2 hours.

What’s Happening with Our Sr. High?
Follow @bslc_youth on Instagram!

Upcoming Events

Middle School Serve & Surf
Thursday, July 18, 8:30am – 4:30pm
For students entering grades 7 & 8
Feed My Starving Children + Bunker Beach!
Permission slip and $15 due to Amy Niemann by July 8.


Senior High Heathers & Brunch

Sunday, July 21

Meet in the Commons at 10am, help sing songs & read lessons
at the Heathers Assisted Living facility in Crystal.
Brunch follows at the Niemann home.

Permission slip required if you need a ride
from BSLC to the Heathers. Students can be picked
up at the Niemann home between 12-12:30pm.


Chilc Development Center


Summer Camps Underway

Summer programs are underway in the Child Development Center, and the students are enjoying the special summertime fun. Puddle jumping was a highlight in June along with Bike Day. While we are having fun in the summer, it’s now time to sign up for our fall preschool programs.  There are still a few openings left for our half-day (9-12:00) programs.  Give us a call to discuss our current programs and openings. Call the Center at 763.235.7626 or email for additional information.


Preschool for Next Year
September 2019-May 2020
3- to 5-year olds, 9am-12pm
Don’t delay–Classrooms are filling with only a few openings available.

Taste of Preschool (TOP)

2 1/2- to 3-year olds
Friday mornings, 9:15-11:45am
Sessions run 7-8 weeks

Full-day Programs
Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers
Available year-round, 7am-6pm
Join our wait list.





Adult Mission Trip Update on Connected Blog

An update for our 2020 adult mission trip is coming to our Connected Blog in mid-July. If you are subscribed to Connected Blog,
keep your eyes peeled for the email.

Would you like to start receiving Connected Blog emails?
Let us know by filling out the form located here or emailing our Communications Department communications@beautifulsaviorlc.org

Gathering Greet & Serve at Beautiful Savior

Saturday, July 13 // 8:00am-12:30pm

We are hosting 40 participants of the National Youth Gathering for a morning of service. We are looking for volunteers to help host, pack bags, and pick up bags of shoes in the neighborhood with them.

Contact Pastor Joe if interested.



Spiritual Care


Support Groups Begin in September

Our GriefShare and DivorceCare groups have finished for the summer and will begin again in September. Learn more about GriefShare, DivorceCare, and our new DivorceCare for Kids support groups at beautifulsaviorlc.org/spiritual-care.

Please prayerfully consider whether one of these groups might be helpful for you or someone you know.

For more information, to indicate your interest, or to volunteer, contact Kay Christoffersen kchristoffersen@beautifulsaviorlc.org.



Facilities & More



What to Expect during Summer Months

In years past, Beautiful Savior has been pretty quiet on weekdays through the summer. In 2018 that changed. We continue to see an increase in visitors into 2019.

Here are some exciting highlights:

We are entering our second year of hosting three repeat programs.  The Child Development Center has kids attending Monday- Friday for full-time childcare; our Summer Camp program is offered for school-age children (Monday-Friday); and Creo Kids Academy returns (a Summer Science Camp that Beautiful Savior hosts).

The Great Room continues to be rented out for a variety of events through the summer–graduation parties, Eagle Scout ceremonies, Ballet Camp, and more.

In July, the National Youth Gathering is coming to Minneapolis! We are a host site for a few churches who will be parking their vans here for the week.

In August, we will host Vacation Bible School which brings in hundreds of faces to learn how Jesus Saves the World.

This summer wraps up the Kingdom Impact Campaign upon the completion of the Columbarium’s construction.

Worship and Bible study are the heartbeat of what we are about and continue to “beat” weekly. Pray for the mission–connecting people with God’s love and helping them live as committed followers of Christ–as we welcome the many different people who will call our church their home throughout the summer.

Jim Holmlund
Director of Business Administration & Operations

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