Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Info As You Go
September 29, 2013
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool
13145 S. Blackbob Road ● Olathe, KS 66062 ● 913-780-6023●
Connecting People to Jesus as we gather, grow and go.
The recent flooding in Estes Park and other Colorado communities has caught the nation’s
attention. Maybe you have heard some of the amazing stories coming out in that area, and maybe
you have thought how can I help? Pastor Ada has contacted Rev Seth Clemmer of Mount Calvary
Lutheran Church in Estes Park and he indicated that they were establishing a fund to help
members who were displaced because of the floods. If you would like to help you can contact
Rev. Clemmer at (970) 586-4646 for more information.
This afternoon at 12:00 pm there will be another congregational forum
that is being held so that our congregational president, Kurt Norem,
can inform you about a proposal for building expansion and
improvements here at BSLC. For anyone who cannot be in church we
will videotape this information forum and post on the website. A SPECIAL VOTER’S
MEETING will be held on October 13th at 12:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting will be to
consider and vote upon the building expansion and improvement plan as set forth by the church
Special thanks to Fred Gruhn and Andrew Willey for making this
happen! We now have 2 new email providers: one for the day-to
day email and another that will handle large distribution lists
(ie: The Info as You Go, Newsletter, or Congregational emails). It
is imperative that we have everyone’s email address! Husbands AND wives, all adults, college
age kids, and youth. Please email the church office and provide any all addresses for your
family. Thanks!
HAVE YOU CHECKED the church website lately? Or have you misplaced that small slip of
paper that Andrew Willey gave you a few years ago? Did you know you can retrieve that
information? Just go to the church web-site, click log-in
on top right hand corner and type in your first name, a dash (-) and your
last name. Put in a password that you think it might be and then when the
error comes back click “forgot your password?” An email will be sent
where you can recover your password. You can then change your
password to whatever you wish. If you have never had a password, or
have changed your email address lately, this procedure will not work. We are working to get the
system updated. Email the church office [email protected] with any questions you may have.
SAVE-THE-DATE Sunday, November 24th for Advent Fun
Fest. The fun will begin at 5:00 pm! More details to come.
FINAL ORDERS for Concordia’s Fall Bible sale must be in
today! Please see the poster in the narthex and mark your
selections. Make checks out to Beautiful Savior and place in
mailbox 176. Orders will be placed tomorrow. Questions talk
to Debbie or Lynn.
EDUCATION HOUR OFFERINGS are currently being
collected for Operation Christmas Child. Our offering will be
used to support the Shoebox Ministry. If you would like to
build your own shoebox go to The
Sunday School children received flyers detailing items for the
shoebox collection last week or see the bulletin board by the
brothers, to respect those who labor among
you and are over you in the Lord and
admonish you, and to esteem them very
highly in love because of their work…”
1 Thessalonians 5: 12-13. This month,
please consider ways you might encourage
and honor Pastor Schultz, Pastor Ada,
Pastor Kjergaard, and Vicar Kapels for their leadership and
service as we partner to “Connect People to Jesus.” Perhaps
you might verbally thank them for their work among us and
in the community or tuck a note in their mailboxes or send a
card to them. Never fail to keep them in your prayers that all
that we do together here at Beautiful Savior and through our
outreach may be to the glory and praise of God.
CONNECTIONS CLASS begins on October 13. This is a
6-week class held on Sunday mornings during Education
Hour (9:30 – 10:30 am) for anyone who is planning to
transfer or is interested in finding out more or about Beautiful
Savior Lutheran Church and how we carry out God’s mission
in the world around us. This class is a wonderful opportunity
to meet others who are considering joining our congregation,
some current members and officers in a relaxed and friendly
atmosphere. It is a great way of getting connected to the
family of faith at Beautiful Savior. To find out more please
contact Pastor Schultz or Lynn Kosberg in the church office
at 780-6034.
Save the date! There will be a Potluck Luncheon on Sunday,
November 17th, at noon to welcome new
church members to our Beautiful Savior
family. The Board of Assimilation
encourages all church members to come to
this time of sharing and fellowship. Watch
for more details in the upcoming weeks.
Advice and Aid Pregnancy Centers offer faith-based support
to families affected by crisis pregnancies - from medical
services throughout the pregnancy to parenting/positive
lifestyle classes. The ministry also provides a 10 week
Scripture-based abortion recovery class for both men and
women who suffer from the painful effects of abortion. You
are invited to join others from BSLC attending the AAPC
annual banquet. The event begins at 6:30 pm (complimentary
dinner at 7pm) on Thursday, October 17, at the Overland
Park Sheraton Hotel. The keynote speaker is Melissa Ohden,
social worker and abortion survivor. There will be an
opportunity at the banquet to support this ministry with your
gift. We are seeking to fill a 12 person table. If you would
like to be part of this event, please contact either Pastor
Schultz ([email protected]) or Kyle and Gretchen
Krull ([email protected]).
MYTH BUSTERS CLASS will not meet on September 30th
or October 7th due to Rev. Pingel being out of town. Class
will resume on October 14.
SYG STUDY BREAKS will be held each Wednesday
evening from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the house. Questions, talk to
Pastor Ada.
REVELATION BIBLE STUDY Revelation parts 1 - 3
Bible class videos are posted on our website. Go to and click on the vimeo button and find the right
video from the list.
have been placed in your mailboxes! Make sure you get yours
turned in soon. Feature of the week Did you know there are several ways
you can create that special scrapbook for
someone? It does not always involve
lots of cash! There are many ways to
preserve those memories. How about
one made from cereal boxes? Or file folders? You don’t have
to have lots of creativity or supplies. Come find out when
several ladies will give quick mini sessions on how to get
started and how to make that special gift for someone…or
yourself! These 5-10 minute sessions will take place on
Friday evening. Check your invitation for all the details!
Sunday School lesson is “God Provides for Elijah.” Just as
God provided food and life for Elijah, the widow, and her
son, so He provides food , forgiveness, and life eternal for us
in Christ. Thank you to the 1st – 6th grade classes for
assembling the sack lunches that will be distributed to the
homeless in the Kansas City area this fall. Thank you also to
all who donated the items for the lunch sacks.
FARMSTEAD TREATS It’s time to celebrate the Harvest!
Try some great snack items/nuts & support Beautiful Savior’s
college students studying for church work
careers--A BSLC tradition for over 16 years!
Cash & carry items will be available in limited
quantities next Sunday. Order forms will also
be available. Invite your friends, family &
coworkers to try high quality nuts & snacks at a
great value brought to you by Beautiful Savior’s
LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League). Questions?
Trish Batten 397-0323 or Karen Rinne 742-3521.
LUMA FOOD PANTRY – this is the last Sunday to bring
donations for the quarterly food drive. Speak to Gina Raetzel
if you have any questions. Thanks!
Join the Thrivent
Community Board and the Greater Kansas City Associates
for Service Project at Hollis Renewal Center this afternoon
from 1 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy the nature, use the walking trails
and help with light clean up (please bring work gloves).
There will be projects that are children friendly as well. The
center is located at 11414 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS.
Directions are located on the Hollis Website, Call Carol Brandt at 913-7806451 if you have any questions.
ATTENTION ALL LADIES! Save the date for December
1st for Advent by Candlelight! More information coming
CrAFT will meet in October at our regular time –
October 11 starting at 4:00 pm. Email Joyce Webber with
your RSVP ([email protected]).
OKTOBERFEST! Well, you don’t really have to dress the
part, but surely you will want take part in this evening of
seasonal fun supporting Bethany Lutheran School. Join us on
Saturday, October 26th from 4-9 pm at Lutheran High (12411
Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO) for German food, beer, wine,
live music, an auction, and games for the whole family.
Tickets are $20/adult. Childcare is available for kids ages 3
and older for $10/child (maximum $20/family). If you are
interested, please see Lizzy and Kate Mahnken (or email their
mom at [email protected]) by October 6th. Danke!
BREAKFAST – Saturday October 5th. Please join in service
to the inner-city community by volunteering for one of
several jobs in serving a prepared breakfast with MLM. The
location is 31st and Charlotte. We are looking for 8-10
volunteers to arrive at 7:00 am. To help set-up, serve
breakfast, and clean up. We’re normally done by 9:30 am. If
you can serve please contact Steve Mordhorst at
[email protected] or 816-419-3430.
starting an Abortion Recovery Bible Study on Monday
October 7th at 7pm at Impact Fellowship Church, 12011 W
127th St, Overland Park, KS. If you or someone you know is
hurting from an abortion and would be interested in learning
more about this study or to participate in the study, please call
913-962-0200 and ask for Mary H. or Martha. All client
information is strictly confidential.
HALLOWEEN CANDY TIP Buy candy without
Halloween labels and any extra can be donated to BSLC for
use in the Christmas gift bags for the kids at the Catholic
Charities Christmas party.
SNACKPACK PROGRAM will be continued throughout
the school year. Items needed are plastic jars each of Peanut
butter, jelly, and cans of hearty soup. You may also place
monetary donations in the locked box in the corner of the big
donation box (checks made payable to Pioneer Trail Middle
School). Contact Gina Raetzel if you have any questions.
Thank You!
from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm at MidAmerican Nazarene
University – Bell Cultural Events Center. For more
information on this event, please see the flyer posted on the
bulletin board by the church mailboxes.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 ~ 9am - 3pm
Bethany Lutheran School Gymnasium
9101 Lamar, Overland Park, KS
Free Admission
You will not want to miss this spectacular Gift and Craft
Show! From handcrafted items such as ornaments, woodcraft
and crochet, to unique gift products like handbags, jewelry
and beauty items, you will be sure to find that special
Christmas gift. Close to 50 vendors are planned at the
Bethany Lutheran Gym, just east of Metcalf, one of the main
commercial avenues in Overland Park. Come play the “Prize
Walk” game plus much more! Concessions are available and
sponsored by the 8th grade classes of Bethany and Christ
Lutheran Schools. Proceeds help support the 8th grade
service and education class trips.
PAPER BOXES Please start saving your empty paper ream
boxes (with lids) -- they'll be needed this fall to pack
Thanksgiving meals for Catholic Charities.
HOT WHEELS CARS! It's time to start donating new Hot
Wheels or Matchbox cars for the Catholic Charities
Christmas Gift Bags. Please purchase one or two when you
are in the grocery store or drug store, and then drop them into
our large donation box in the Narthex. We also need
donations of cash to buy gifts for the girls' gift bags. Place
your monetary donations in the locked box built into the
corner of the large wooden box. We'll be collecting
throughout the month of September. Contact Deb Hodnik or
Gina Raetzel if you have questions.
Our Stewardship Last Week (09/22/13)
Worship Attendance
Education Hour Attendance
Our Gifts for the Lord’s Work:
Sunday Offering:
Sunday School Offering
Sunday, September 29
8:00 am – Worship w/ Communion
9:30 am – Education Hour
10:45 am – Worship w/ Communion
6:00 pm – Evening Worship w/ Communion
Monday, September 30
1:00 pm – Staff Meeting
Tuesday, October 1
9:30 am - Organist Practice
6:30 pm – Board of Elders
Wednesday, October 2
6:30 am – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
9:30 am – Organist Practice
11:00 am – Preschool Chapel
2:45 pm – Preschool Chapel
6:00 pm – LifeLight
6:00 pm – Pre-Confirmation Class
6:00 pm – Confirmation Class
6:00 pm – SYG Study Break
6:30 pm – Handbell Choir
7:30 pm – Adult Choir
Thursday, October 3
9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study
11:00 am – Preschool Chapel
7:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study
Friday, October 4
11:00 am – Preschool Staff Meeting
Saturday, October 5
8:30 am – LHS Golf Tournament
Sunday, October 6
8:00 am – Worship w/ Communion
9:30 am – Education Hour
10:45 am – Worship
6:00 pm – Evening Worship
This guide is provided to help you prepare for next Sunday. Use it
individually or with your family. Also included is a verse of Scripture to
commit to memory to help you in your witness to your family, friends,
and co-workers. It’s very simple…read the verse, reflect on the
questions, say the Scripture to remember, and pray. Enjoy your time in
the Word.
Monday: Micah 6:6-8 – How should we walk before God?
Tuesday: Phil. 1:3-11 – What was Paul’s status at this
Wednesday: Matt. 18:21-35 – How did Jesus emphasize
how we are to forgive others?
Thursday: Hab. 1:1-4, 2:1-4 – What is said about faith?
Friday: II Timothy 1:1-14 – How had Timothy got such a
sincere faith?
Saturday: Luke 17:1-10 – What is said about unworthy
Scripture to remember: II Timothy 1:7
Need to contact someone on the Church Staff?
Church Office – 913-780-6023
Joel Schultz, Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Mike Ada, Associate Pastor
[email protected]
Calvin Kapels, Vicar
[email protected]
Those celebrating Birthdays this week:
Pastor Carlton Kjergaard, Visitation Pastor
Sept. 29 – Alisyn Taege, Kinsley Pingel
Sept. 30 – Bill Weigel
Oct. 01 – Riley Olson
Oct. 02 – Mia Schreiner
Oct. 03 – Judy Landall, Garry Harris,
Gretchen Krull, Ryen Lahey
Oct. 04 – Marc McHugh
Oct. 05 – Terry Gerstenberger
Debbie Seutter, Senior Administrative Assistant [email protected]
Lynn Kosberg, Assimilation/Education Assistant [email protected]
Marc Splittgerber, Business/Financial Assistant
[email protected]
Amy Schultz, Preschool Director
Christy Stapf, Preschool Office Asst.
Deb Miller, Organist
[email protected]
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Leigh Frith, Adult choir/handbell director [email protected]
Those celebrating Anniversaries this week:
Sept. 30 – Garry & Donna Harris
Jim & Lisa Wilms
Shannon & Kristi Buckendahl
Oct. 05 – Ken & Sue Kreissler
Is your faith affecting your financial choices? Are you being a faithful
steward with your money by seeking God’s input? Life is a series of
decisions about how you will use and manage your money.
Remembering that God is the owner will help you to be a faithful
steward. As a steward, you need to turn the control of your finances
over to the Lord. Seeking God’s wisdom and guidance with your
money will reduce stress and tension and give you peace and comfort
knowing that He is in control.
“For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also”
Matthew 6:21