BOOK CLUBS -- Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Counter-Cultural Claims of Christ

posted Nov 9, 2018, 7:21 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 7:22 AM ]

Come join us on Mondays at  6 PM inside Culver’s on University or Thursdays at 8 AM inside Dunkin’ Donuts on Rt 64, as we have started a new book called Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale.

In it they defend the absolute claims of Christ against modern belief in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and more. The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are openly ridiculed as irrelevant.

For more details, contact Pastor Todd. 


posted Jul 18, 2018, 11:25 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 6:49 AM ]

You know the pace of honoring God accelerates during November & December. Here's a quick summary of the special worship opportunities during these months.

·      Thanksgiving Eve—7 p.m.
·      Thanksgiving Day—10 a.m.

·      Thanksgiving Dinner—If you are alone or far from family this Thanksgiving, please join us on Thursday, Nov. 22nd at 1 p.m. for Thanksgiving dinner.  We will be providing Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Drinks.   We ask that you provide a dish to share if you are able.   


WED, 4:30PM

·      December 5 

·      December 12  

·      December 19 


Dinner will be served immediately following the 4:30 pm Advent worship services at approximately 5:15 pm.  Please sign up before each dinner so that we can plan accordingly. Sign up sheets will be posted in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up will begin the weekend of November 24/25 for the December 5th dinner.

·      December 5 Fellowship Board

·      December 12  Trustees

·      December 19 Elders


posted May 4, 2018, 8:18 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 11:42 AM ]

There is a Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 9:15 a.m.    

Please come join us as we go over the proposed 2019 Budget as well as Officers and Boards for the 2019 Calendar Year.

PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE -- Repairs to the parking lot and resealing will be conducted sometime between now and Thanksgiving.  This reconstruction work will require that one side or other (North side or South side) will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking for two days each.  The paving company will give us two weeks notice prior to commencing work.  Cooperation with the construction company would be much appreciated.   


The annual Craft Fair, Bake Sale & Lunch is scheduled for Saturday, NOV 4th. from 9 am to 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  

    Last year’s fair was a huge success and we are hoping you’ll help us make this year’s even better.  We will have handmade crafts, baked  goodies, and lunch.                                                              

    If you have some crafts you made to donate, or homemade baked goodies to bring (ask that you bring on Friday, November 3rd during office hours, or Saturday before 9 a.m.) please bring in!   Thank you!

      Every year our Ladies Service Guild hosts a wonderful Christmas Cookie sale.  Mark your calendars!  This year's sweet treats will be available for purchase on Sat/Sunday, Dec 15-16.

And also mark your calendars for the Service Guild's annual Christmas luncheon. 

·      Annual BSLC Christmas Luncheon at Peridia Country Club (4950 Peridia Blvd East, SR70)

  • Friday, Dec 14th @ noon
  • Tickets = $20 will be sold in narthex before & between services. 
  • $10 optional Grab Bag


JOIN THE CHOIR on Wed @ 6:30pm; Play an Instrument in Praise

Celebrate your love of Jesus!... and make new friends!!

Join the choir. All welcome regardless of experience.  

Winter visitors are more than welcome!!  

We rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Hope to see you soon. -- And bring a friend!

Contact Norm Vagn if you have questions:

Calling All Musicians!  

Norm Vagn is looking for anyone in the congregation with musical ability to possibly serve during our services.  

  • All ages and experience/talent wanted.    

Just a willingness to serve the Lord through music!

OPERATION SHOEBOX -- Boxes due Nov 17-18; JINGLE RUN 2018

posted Jan 5, 2018, 12:11 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 11:50 AM ]

Beautiful Savior Church is supporting Operation Christmas Child this year and we are asking for your support and prayers.


Who: Share Christmas with a child in need overseas!

  • Just place your filled shoebox on or under the table in the Fellowship Hall.  
How:  Mark the outside of your SHOEBOX with a tag saying either Boy or Girl and age group and place your check for $9.00 (for shipping) payable to Beautiful Savior ( or include cash) in the box on top of the gifts. 

Background: Operation Child (OCC) is one of the ministries of Franklin Graham’s Christian missionary organization, SAMARITAN’S PURSE. OCC was created by David Cook and his wife Gill for children in Romania. Each November thousands of churches, groups and individual donors prepare and collect shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and other small gifts. Bible story booklet is often included in the shoebox along with the other items. The boxes are then shipped to distribution sites and shipped overseas by volunteers.  Thank you for supporting this program.

For more information, please contact:  Ann King or Donna Taylor


DISASTER RESPONSE  -- Learn How to Help with "LERT"

The Florida Georgia District of the LCMS has a program for training people in disaster response called LERT, Lutheran Early Response Team.  It has been used in a variety of disasters such as hurricanes and floods over the last 15 years to mitigate damage following disasters from Texas to North Carolina.  

  • LERT or similar training and certification is required to access disaster areas following an event such as a hurricane or flood. 

We are trying to gage whether there are enough people in the congregation interested in this type of program to pursue the idea further. 

·      Several people have indicated an interest this past week. 


 If you have an interest in volunteering for this program, please contact one of the following: Pastor Leavitt, Dick Wilson, Dennis Bonneau, or the church office.   

SUPERSENIORS -- Pilgrim Party - Nov. 15 @ Noon

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:22 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 7:08 AM ]

The SuperSeniorS would like to invite all you Pilgrims and Indians to come celebrate our many Blessings at our Pilgrim Party at noon on Thursday November 15th. 

Warm up for Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal. 

Enjoy the vocal and renowned guitar skills of Frankie Lombardi ( vocalist and drummer for the Dickie Betts band). Groan at the humor? and antics of our host. Bask in the warmth of Christian Fellowship. 

Bring your friends, neighbors and relatives and sign up in the fellowship hall so we can  know about how many to expect.

Interested in being part of a Parish Health Team here at Beautiful Savior?  Nurses, health workers or anyone who has an interest in the health & wellness of our members are welcome to join us. 

The Parish Health Ministry is a team of individuals that assist our congregation in the knowledge of health concerning soul, mind, and body with the emphasis on health education and spiritual care.

  • 3 John 2: Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (ESV)

Each month our Parish Health Ministry Team will be showcasing articles within the monthly Newsletter.  

  • Please be patient with the Team as we slowly grow and offer more to you in the future. 
  • Our bulletin board offers more information and is displayed in the Fellowship Hall. 

Please see Mary Luecke or Pastor Leavitt for more information. 

  • Don’t forget – Get them while they last -$5 Found on the Welcome Desk in the Narthex  

Service Guild Fundraiser -- POLY DUSTERS
This duster is great for hard to reach or hidden places and crevices.  Has a plastic handle, molded hook, 23” and Polypropylene Fibers.  See the table in the Fellowship Hall. 

JOIN THE CHOIR -- Rehearsals on Wed @ 6:30pm

Celebrate your love of Jesus!... and make new friends!!

Join the choir. All welcome regardless of experience.  

Winter visitors are more than welcome!!  

We rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Hope to see you soon. -- And bring a friend!



What is SCRIP? ? ?

Scrip is a weird word that you’ve likely never heard of before, but a long time ago, it was the word for alternative money in the form of a certificate. Nowadays we just call it Scrip Gift Card Fundraising.

  • The gift cards all have a rebate percentage on them, normally between 2% and 16% which is the amount that will go to BSLC

In this program there are hundreds of retailers to choose from, such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Starbucks, Targets, Wawa, Speedway, Shell and about 700 others. They are great for stocking stuffers, gifts to send for Christmas (like the Build-A-Bear one, can be used all over the United States).

·      The gas station ones are refillable, meaning you can add money to the amount already on the card.

·      No need to use your debit or credit card and worry about the machine having a skimmer on it and getting your banking info!

Consider buying some Winn-Dixie ones and use when purchasing your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner ingredients — doesn't cost you a thing and will help our Service Guild help our Church!

See Lydia Paton or Ellan McMorrow for info or call us at 941-227-2074

GERMANY TRIP - Sept 23, 2020

posted Feb 23, 2017, 7:01 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 7:34 AM ]

Join the Germany Journey: Martin Luther Trail and Oberammergau Passion Play 

Are you interested in joining the BSLC family for a trip to Germany September 23, 2020 to follow in the steps of Martin Luther and attend the once in 10 years Oberammergau Passion Play?

The 11 day all inclusive trip cost $4,299 which includes: rt air to/from Tampa, most meals, comprehensive touring, escorted by a professional; English speaking tour director, all service charges, gov tax and airline surcharges ($450), and a guaranteed 1st class (cat. 1 ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play.


In keeping with the 387 year old promise, the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany present their Passion Play depicting the last week of the life of Christ.  The play's presentation can be traced to 1633 when the Black Plague swept Europe.  The people of Oberammergau took a solemn oath: if God spared them, they would present a day-long play telling of Christ's last week of life on earth.  To this day they have kept their promise and every ten years the citizens of Oberammergau perform their passion play with the same love and devotion they have shown for over 380 years.  The play takes place on an open-air stage with a covered auditorium seating 4,700 guests against a beautiful natural backdrop of towering Alpine mountains (rain or shine). 

 Nawas International Travel specializes in Christian travel, where they have earned the reputation for reliability and excellence in their near 70 years of business.  I have traveled with Nawas several times and they are wonderful to meet our every need at a dollar value cost.  For more information and registration please see me, Joyce Brown (941-400-4549), or one of our other Stewardship members.  Happy Travels.

We have one reservation and we need up to 36 participants to go, would you like to join us?  Though the trip is in 2020, play tickets are available on a first come, first come basis with a $200 deposit required this year (2018) for the whole tour.  Play tickets sell out quickly. This fantastic, renowned once in a life-time opportunity to attend the every 10 year Oberammergau Passion Play is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. Here are some trip highlights:


  - 9 days, $4,299 cost (other tour companies are charge like $6,000 +).    

- Pick-up at BSLC bus to Tampa, round-trip/all included flight from Tampa to Frankfurt/Rhine Valley. 

 - Accommodations at first-class and selected hotels (hotels and guest houses are used in the very small village of Oberammergau, Germany.    

- First class (Category 1) admission to the Passion Play.    

- Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners.   

 - Service of a professional, English speaking tour director (office on site in Oberammergau).    

- Comprehensive sightseeing and transfers by private motor coach.   

- All hotel service charges, value add taxes, portage (where available) and entrance fees per itinerary.  

- $100,000 flight insurance for Nawas-ticketed passengers.  

-To begin our journey in Germany, we will drive to Eisenach and visit the Wartburg Castle; here we will visit Luther's office where he worked on a translation of the New Testament, plus Luther's Home with a brief stop at St. George Church were Luther preached.  

- Sept 26 we will go to what Luther called Erfurt where he was struck down by lighting July 2, 1505 and made his vow to become a monk and entered the Augustinian Cloister were we will see the beautiful St. Severus Church. Then on to Eisleben, Luther's birthplace and the home where he died in 1546  

- Sunday, Sept 27.  As a professor of philosophy and theology at Wittenberg University, Martin Luther made his public appearance by nailing his 95 Theses against the misuse of the indulgence system to the door of the Castle Church sparking the Reformation movement. We will see the Luther Monument in the marketplace and Luther's grave. We will visit Lutherhalle which is a museum of the Reformation history. We drive to Berlin next.  

- In Berlin, we will visit the reunited Berlin where we will see the remains of the Berlin Wall. From Berlin we travel to Leipzig where in 1519 Luther debated Johann Eck and denied the divine origin of papal supremacy.  

- Now a panorama view and visit to Nuremberg, and on to Oberammergau where we will be amazed at the Passion Play.

                                    See Joyce Brown.

Explore Germany in 2020 on Martin Luther Trail!


The Fellowship Board is asking for volunteers to help out for Sunday Fellowship.

We already have wonderful volunteers helping already and we so appreciate their assistance.  But we need a few more volunteers especially for fellowship following the 10:30 AM Service.  Please check out our signup board in the narthex. 

Contact Dan Legler, Chair of the Fellowship Board if you have questions 253-222-6273. 

Mount Dora Holiday Excursion - Fri, Dec 7 - $50 pp

posted Aug 18, 2016, 4:58 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 11:24 AM ]

Enjoy the holiday decorations and some shopping. 

Mt Dora Holiday Excursion

Friday, December 7th

Bus Transportation Included

$50.00 per person

Sign up and more information posted on Fellowship Bulletin Board

Cleaning Supply Items Needed

  • All purpose spray cleaners such as 409, Fantasik
  • Scrub Sponges
  • SOS Steal Wool Soap pads

Thank you in advance for your contribution of these items – just leave in the kitchen on the counter!

Thank you – Fellowship Board

WAYS TO GIVE, while Lowering Your IRS Taxes


I just want to remind you of a few things I have written on in the past that may improve your giving experience with Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION (RMD) -Those of you who are of age, and are required to withdraw a RMD from your IRA account, can direct a payment to BSLC and that amount will not be taxable to you even though it counts toward the amount you are required to distribute.  If you are in the 25% tax bracket and pay yourself $1,000 as part of your RMD you will pay a 25% tax on that payment and you are left with $750 to help fulfill your pledge to BSLC.  

  • If, instead, you direct that payment to BSLC the church will receive $1,000 and you will owe no tax on the distribution.  With the larger standard deduction this year, more people will not receive a tax benefit for charitable contributions and this is one way to receive the deduction and still claim the full standard deduction.  This is not tax advice and you should consult your tax advisor with any questions concerning your particular tax situation.

THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” - Many of you who are Thrivent Financial members receive “Choice Dollars” which you can direct toward a charitable organization.  BSLC is an entity that can receive these dollars and many of you are already choosing BSLC as the recipient of your “Choice Dollars”.  This choice must be made on an ongoing basis.

AMAZON SMILE - If you shop through Amazon you can go through Amazon Smile and Amazon will direct a certain percentage of your sale toward the charitable organization of your choice.  BSLC is one of the eligible organizations.  With the holidays just around the corner this is a good way help BSLC at no cost to you.

These are just a few ways to enhance your giving experience.  I would be happy to talk with you further about these or any other charitable giving strategies.

Bill Christensen, “Treasurer”

The Stewardship of Trust

 The Lord has created a wonderful world. The heavens and the earth and everything in between have been made in such a miraculous manner that they proclaim the handiwork of the Creator. There is nothing more magnificent than the grandiose vastness of space. There is nothing more fantastically fashioned than a strand of human DNA. Despite those who say that these exist as a result of the roll of the dice in a cosmic crap game, it is clear that the design and creative power of the divine word of God is the key. This amazing creation has been spoken into existence by an amazing God.  What makes this God even more amazing is that once He created this wonder, He actually trusted humanity with stewardship of it. Human beings, prior to the first stewardship crisis that we see in Genesis 3, were held in the highest regard by the Creator. Not only did He speak this creative wonder into existence, the Lord then spoke into being those to whom He would entrust all of this wonder. He made them male and female in His image. Our Lord trusted humanity to care for creation as an extension and reflection of His will.

A Shattered Trust

But as we know, that trust was violated. Man and woman reached out to own that which had only been given for them to steward. They claimed ownership over this perfect creation that was not theirs to own. With this trust shattered, everything else was shattered. The creature could no longer be in the presence of the Creator without fear of death. The creatures themselves, designed to be in perfect harmony with the Lord, each other and the creation had their perfect relationship shattered. Even the perfect creation would languish under the burden of the curse that was not its own making. This would cause the creation to work against the stewards who were still to manage it in their fallen state. These consequences resulted from the violated trust of the Owner by the stewards. Since trust played a huge role in the created task of stewardship, is it any wonder that even to this day trust plays a substantial role in congregational stewardship? Individual and congregational stewardship is completely linked to trust. The first level of trust is trust in the Lord. The second level of trust is the trust that the individual stewards have in those who are tasked with being steward leaders in the congregation. This two-fold trust is a must if faithful stewardship is to be cultivated among God’s people. (Excerpt: StewardCAST March 2017) Shopper?  FREE rewards for Church!!

Amazon donates to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. 
It is very easy to sign up, and costs you nothing!

#StartWithaSmile at:  

Thank you!

SMILE. . .. . .that is, AmazonSmile. Beautiful Savior has been registered with AmazonSmile to receive a contribution based on purchases by people who select it as their recipient. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases made by those who designate Beautiful Savior to receive it.

If you are already an Amazon shopper, simply go to from the web browser on your computer of mobile device. Your account will come up, just like always, and you will have an opportunity to enter Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church as your charity. This only needs to be done one time—Amazon will remember it and then every eligible purchase will result in a donation.

Shopping will be the same as always except your purchases will qualify for the contribution made to church. As you shop, you will see products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product page. Most of the tens of millions of items are eligible.

If you haven’t shopped at Amazon before and don’t have an account, it’s very easy to open one and then proceed to as above.

There is no cost to the church or to you for this. It is simply a way to add a few extra dollars to support our church. . .and that’s worth a smile.

Donations for Kitchen Supplies

Donations for kitchen supplies are always appreciated – just drop off in the kitchen. 

  • Coffee, decaf coffee, lemonade mix, plastic utensils, napkins, disposable plates (small, large divided) and cold drink cups
  • Cleaning supplies including: paper toweling, sponges, scrubbing pads (such as Brillo, SOS), dish soap, glass/multi-purpose spray cleaner (Windex etc).
Thank you for your donations!!


posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:18 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

Thank you for celebrating LWML Sunday with us on Sunday,  October 14th.

These are the gifts given to us through the Holy Spirit and they were in evidence on LWML Sunday as we listened to the testimonies of two men from “Throne of Grace”.  

We heard how the Lord worked in their lives and you responded with a generous offering of $500 for the continued work at “Throne of Grace”.  Thank you for supporting the Lord’s work and for Pastor Todd’s gift of service to these men and others.  

Through Thrivent we were able to serve you with breakfast and a special cake.  Thanks for all who helped. 

Our FL/GA District selected mission grants totaling over $100,000 for the next two years plus $30,000 for scholarships.  I will highlight some of them in the coming months.  

Also, if you are a senior in high school, it is not too soon to apply for a scholarship through LWML if you plan to go into the Lord’s work.  This includes teachers, DCE’s and ministers.   

Our women will be traveling to Lakeside Lutheran in Venice on Saturday, November 10 for the Sarasota Zone Fall Rally.  We will meet with other women in our Zone for worship, Bible Study (Pastor Todd is our Zone Counselor) praise, listen to a speaker from “Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARC), bring our Gifts from the Heart, have a lovely lunch and close with the business at hand.  There is still time to join us. Call Dolly at 941-753-3794 if you want to attend.

Mark your calendar for the LWML National Convention in Mobile, AL June 20-23, 2019 Our next meeting is Monday, November 12 at 10:00 AM 

LWML -- Convention Sept 28-30; Key Updates Summarized

“Serving the Lord with Gladness”  Psalm 100:2a

This verse is the theme of the FL/GA LWML Convention in Orlando on September 28 – 30.  Two delegates representing Beautiful Savior, Lucy Fuller and Penny Myers, will be voting on new Mission Projects.  

There are 18 new Mission Grant Proposals; also resolutions to approve and new officers to elect.  We pray for the Lord’s guidance in all these choices.

As you may remember the National LWML Convention will be held in Mobile, Alabama next June.  

Our mites are continuing to fund the current mission projects one of which is “Equipping Youth to Witness for Life – Y4Life”  a grant of $25,000.  Y4Life is a program for young adults and older teens to speak to their peers about issues such as unplanned pregnancies and abortion and is part of Lutherans for Life.  In their training they learn that 27% of those having an abortion have no religious affiliation and only 25% have been to church in the last month.  As sad as this situation is, it is also an opportunity to share the Gospel and God’s love.  Through training these young people can give guidance and information about alternative services while witnessing to their peers. 

The LWML office is moving to Concordia Seminary – St. Louis campus this fall after years of renting at Concordia Publishing House.  CPH will continue to warehouse LWML resources and fulfill orders.  

Remember to mark these dates on your calendar:

  • LWML Sunday – October 14, 2018 
  • The October meeting will be Monday, October 8th 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The might of mites... see where our 2017 mites have been allocated recently.  Please see Dolly Morris or call 753-3794.

“Being raised outside the church, working in a regimented military career,

and living with a Muslim husband certainly could send a young woman into emotional and physical overload.  This was the life of Erica Stephenson, as she served her country and her family, yet she was separated from God.”  She shares her story in the latest issue of the “Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly”.  Erica is a witness to the “steadfast love and faithfulness of our Heavenly Father, who called her out of darkness, into His marvelous light (I Peter 2:9)”.  As a reminder to all of us Erica says “I do not have to shoulder life by myself.  I am a beloved child of God and he wants me to lay my burdens at His feet.”  Her husband has also become a Christian as well as their children.  Erica is still in the military but is also serving as a part-time Deaconess in her home church.  “Praise the Lord”.

DISTRICT CONVENTION -- Orlando, Sept 28-30, 2018

“Strengthened.  Helped.  Upheld.”  Isaiah 41:10 is the theme for the Florida/Georgia District LWML Convention to be held in Orlando Sept. 28-30.  

Lucy Fuller and Penny Myers will be attending as delegates representing Beautiful Savior LWML.   We sincerely appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity.  Thank you, Lucy and Penny.  



LWML FALL RALLY – Nov. 10 in Venice

·      SARASOTA Lakeside Lutheran Church Venice, FL  -- Date: November 10, 2018


Our next LWML meeting for BSLC is Monday, Sept TBD, at 10:00 AM and I hope you can join us.

Serving the Lord with Gladness--   Psalm 100:2a

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you enjoy the fellowship time for coffee and refreshments following the 10:30 AM Service? 

Will you consider volunteering?

The Fellowship Board is asking for volunteers to help. 

We already have wonderful volunteers helping already and we so appreciate their assistance.  But we need a few more volunteers especially for fellowship following the 10:30 AM Service.  Please check out our signup board in the narthex. 

Contact Dan Legler, Chair of the Fellowship Board if you have questions 253-222-6273. 


Interested in being part of a Parrish Health Team here at Beautiful Savior?  Nurses, health workers or anyone who has an interest in the health & wellness of our members are welcome to join us. 

Please see Mary Luecke or Pastor Leavitt for more information. 


USHERS -- We need your help...guys & gals, and even the youth can serve as ushers. With some snowbirds still in their northern homes, we need more ushers for BOTH of our Sunday worship services. 


All you need is a smile and some basic knowledge of what is going on during each worship service.  Simply touch base in advance of the service, and you'll be able to help us maintain an organized flow to our worship, especially on communion Sundays. 


Contact Bob Wick to help at the 8am service, or Larry Barnes or Jim Smith if you can help during the 10:30am Sunday worship service.


posted Mar 23, 2016, 12:42 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

The Service Guild, in conjunction with the Evangelism Board delivered 5 beautiful lap blankets to the Disabled American Veterans in Bradenton,  on Tuesday, Sept. 18.   We thank Janice Cascio for these beautiful lap blankets.

Recently the Beautiful Savior Quilters delivered 51 Nap Mat Quilts to the Redlands Christian Migrant School in Palmetto.  The Quilters have been busy working to make these quilts and have them ready for the migrant children returning from up north.  The school was pleased as usual to receive our quilts for the babies.  The Quilters also are working to make quilts that the pastors deliver to members of our church who are seriously ill.

The Quilters meet on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Wayman Still Fellowship Hall  and break for lunch together, and then may stay until 3 p.m. to complete projects.  No prior experience in quilting is necessary, just willing hands and a desire to help.  If interested, bring a bag lunch and please come join us.   You will be most welcome.


NEEDED:  DECEMBER SUNDAYS -- Bring Your Breakfast Bakery, Fresh Fruit

Beautiful Savior will continue to partner with Publix to deliver bakery and bread to Salvation Army on Sunday mornings.  However, our church will share the responsibility with The Tabernacle Church starting this summer by alternating months for the Publix pick up at 6:30 AM.  

  • This will be an opportunity for congregation members to bring something (bakery, fruit, etc) to share for Sunday Fellowship during December 2018.   


We will continue to need volunteers every Sunday to assist for the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM fellowship hours. Sign up is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  

If you are new to volunteering for this church activity, just let us know and you can partner up with a Board Member.    

Let us know if you have any questions!  



Members are always so willing to contribute items to the kitchen and it is very much appreciated.  

A huge thank you to those who contributed paper  toweling!! 

  • Donations  of various cleaning supplies including Clorox wipes would be appreciated in the months of September/October to help with the kitchen supply costs! Just drop off anytime in the kitchen.

Thank you!!  from your Beautiful Savior Fellowship Board


Helping Hands Needs Your HELP

Serve the Lord by serving His people as the winds knock down the branches and the rain grows the grass and shrubs like crazy. 

Our snowbird helpers have flown north so we welcome you to join us on Wednesday mornings for Men’s Fellowship and light yard work. 

We need help with trimming, pruning, edging and mowing as well as just riding around in a cart picking up debris, blowing and vacuuming, or crushing cans. 

We also have many repairs and special projects for those with special skills (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, etc.). 

If Wednesday morning doesn’t fit your schedule, come any day of the week and we have plenty for you to do. 

We also provide these services for those members and their friends who could use a helping hand.


If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve Our Lord at Beautiful Savior, you are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to learn how you can participate through the Service Guild.

Our efforts help supply funds to purchase kitchen equipment, paraments and articles for the Altar Guild, support for the Youth Group and many items not covered by the church’s budget.

Feel free to join us and participate in one OR all of our activities:

  • Our Business Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10:00-12:00 in the Wayman L. Still Building,
  • Craft Workshop: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday’s at 10:00 -12:00 in the Wayman L. Still Building.
  • Cookie Sales at Christmas and Bake Sales throughout the year.
  • Preparing various Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Bake Sales and Receptions after Memorial Services.

Join us if you can!


posted Mar 7, 2016, 3:03 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

The beautiful flowers on Altar each Sunday are given to the Honor and Glory of God by members of our congregation who want to remember a loved one or to give thanksgiving for the people and events in their lives.     

Requests can be made for specific Sundays to coincide with remembrances and celebrations.  

Please see the sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall for days available.  

  • Each bouquet is $30.  
  • They may be taken home following the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service.   
  • Please make sure you leave the ceramic vase on the Altar.   

Thank you!

Book Clubs 

It’s never too late to join any of our book clubs!

Book clubs are coming back! 

Have you ever wondered . . . What is Heaven really going to be like?  What will we look like?  What will we do every day?  Won't Heaven get boring after a while? We all have questions about what Heaven will be like, and after twenty-five years of extensive research, Dr. Randy Alcorn has the answers.

In the most comprehensive and definitive book on Heaven to date, Randy invites you to picture Heaven the way Scripture describes it-a bright, vibrant, and physical New Earth, free from sin, suffering, and death, and brimming with Christ's presence, wondrous natural beauty, and the richness of human culture as God intended it.

God has put eternity in our hearts. Now, Randy Alcorn brings eternity to light in a way that will surprise you, spark your imagination, and change how you live today.

If you've always thought of Heaven as a realm of disembodied spirits, clouds, and eternal harp strumming, you're in for a wonderful surprise. Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.


  • Started Monday, August 6th at 6pm, we are meeting at Culver’s on University.   
  • For those who can’t make Monday nights, we are meeting at Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 64 on Thursdays at 8 a.m.   

If you would like to join us please contact Pastor Todd so he can get you a book

Contact Pastor Todd if you need more information or would like to join us. I hope to see you there! God Bless, Pastor Todd.

Look forward to seeing you! Pastor Todd

Helping Hands Men's Fellowship Group Needs Your Help

We know “The Lord” doesn’t need our help but appreciate that He gives us opportunities to serve Him and show our love and gratitude for Him and the many blessings He has given us. 

  • One of those opportunities is the Helping Hands Men’s Fellowship Group
  • We meet on Wednesdays anytime starting after 8:30 a.m., with a break for coffee, donuts and fellowship around 9:30 a.m. 
  • How long you stay is up to you. -- Some choose to come back after lunch even. 

What we do includes spraying weeds, weed-whacking, trimming and edging, grass cutting, trimming and maintenance of shrubs and flowers or simply riding in one of the golf carts to pick up dead branches and clumps of moss that have fallen. 

If you would like the satisfaction of serving “The Lord” and would enjoy the Christian camaraderie and fellowship, simply come join us whenever you can.

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