Volunteer & Donate – Join Jesus’ Mission


Our desire is to join Jesus on His mission. This means actively seeking out ways to volunteer & donate to our neighbors with the same love that Christ has shown to us. We have many opportunities to volunteer & donate whether it’s in your own neighborhood, in our city, in our nation and even the world!

Volunteer & Donate Opportunities

Child Development Center – Now Hiring

Christmas tea | ticket sales coming soon

  • Our guest speaker will be Tom Hegg, author of A Cup of Christmas Tea. November 5-26: Tickets will be available at the table next to the Welcome Center.

CHRISTMAS TEA | HOSTESS TABLES 4 tables left!

  • Hostess tables are now available for the Women’s Christmas Tea on December 2.
  • Please stop at the table next to the Welcome Center with questions or if you’re interested in being a hostess.

Honoring Our Veterans | November 11/12

  • We will honor our veterans in Worship, and they are invited to attend church in uniform. If you would like your name included in our publication, email your full name, phone number, branch & years of service to Cindy Dorfe—cdorfe@beautifulsaviorlc.org—by noon, November 3.

Board of directors candidate update

  • Candidate profiles are available at the Welcome Center. Vote to ratify approved slate of candidates November 4/5. Info: Anna Boeder, Randy Christoffersen or Paula Loveless. Thank you to our candidates and Board of Directors for their continued service and leadership!

Pray for an lcms missionary

  • Rev. Matthew & Heather Ruesch serving the Lord at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Provide Word and Sacrament ministry, evangelism and mercy efforts, and help identify new mission opportunities. Prayers that God would bless them and their efforts to establish an after-school program and campus ministry at the University of Puerto Rico

Operation christmas child | volunteer opportunities

  • There are many volunteer opportunities for all ages before, during, and after our Packing Event on Sunday, November 12. Visit beautifulsaviorlc.org/occ or the Welcome Center to sign up or learn more!

Operation christmas child | donations

  • M&M’s®Enjoy, fill with quarters, and return to the Operation Christmas Child displays. Donations will fund The Greatest Journey, a discipleship program for children.
  • Donate for Shoeboxes:  Visit the Operation Christmas Child displays or learn more at beautifulsaviorlc.org/occ. Bring your donations to the displays outside the Sanctuary or Church Office by November 5.

Workcamp Mission Trips – Oct. 15

  • Green Bay, June 23-30:  Students currently in grades 8+ can participate; adult chaperones needed, too; reserve your spot with a signed permission slip and $50 deposit by October 15.
  • Puerto Rico, July 21-28:  40+ students and adults have already signed up to serve. Please pray for our contacts there as they recover from the recent hurricanes.

Refugee conversation continues | DATE CHANGE TO NOV. 5

  • Thank you to the 29 people who participated in our last conversation and had great questions!
  • All are invited to join Pastor Joe in the Resource Center (Room 110) on Sunday, NOVEMBER 5, at 9:45am to continue the conversation.

Feed my starving children | November 11 Mobilepack

  • Ages 5+ are invited to join us at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia on Saturday, November 11, 9-11am, to help pack meals for malnourished children. Please invite your family and neighbors to join us and sign up at the Welcome Center today!

Operation Christmas Child Packing Event | Nov. 12

  • Save the date – our packing goal this year is 650 shoeboxes! Last year we packed 544 boxes that went to children in six different countries.

Meals of encouragement in jeopardy! We need your help!

  • Since its inception, our Meals of Encouragement ministry has provided meals to hundreds of people.
  • In order for this ministry to continue, we need a Food Prep Manager volunteer; responsibilities include reading recipes and helping prepare food. Training will be provided by Beautiful Savior.
  • Interested? Contact Pastor Joe Behnke jbehnke@beautifulsaviorlc.org

Houston recovery update

  • We were given the green light to start planning a trip to Houston to help with clean-up efforts. Pastor Joe is gathering the details of the work involved to start organizing our efforts there.
  • Beautiful Savior sent $2500 to LCMS World Relief and Human Care to aid relief efforts. Want to contribute? Visit http://www.lcms.org/harvey

Child Development Center | Accepting Résumés

Children’s & student Ministries | Ready to serve?

  • There are many opportunities for you to serve our preschool to high-school-age students on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings. We especially need small group guides.
  • Preschool – Elementary Students: Brenda Meyer bmeyer@beautifulsaviorlc.org
  • Middle School – High School Students: Amy Niemann aniemann@beautifulsaviorlc.org

Altar FLOWERs

  • Altar flowers can be donated to beautify our Sanctuary for a special occasion (birthday or anniversary) or in memory of a loved one.
  • You can sign up on the Beautiful Savior website: http://www.beautifulsaviorlc.org/donations/
  • The suggested donation is $40. Please make your check payable to Beautiful Savior, noting “altar flowers” on the memo line. Checks can be placed in the offering plate, in Kim Pieper’s mailbox near the church office, or given directly to Kim.
  • Flowers can be picked up after the 11am service if you want to bring them home.