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QUICK SUMMARY - Events THIS WEEK

posted Sep 28, 2020, 12:21 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 3, 2021, 4:34 AM ]



COMMUNION via Drive-thru style on 1st Sunday Each Month 

We will offer drive-up reception of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month, between Noon and 1 p.m..

If you are at risk of illness, or afraid of becoming sick, please stay home.  Those that come are reminded to bring a face mask to wear.  As you enter the church parking lot you will be directed to drive to the overhang on the north side of the church.  Once at your station, first ensure that everyone is wearing a protective face mask and then roll down all windows where people are seated.  Do not exit your vehicle.

Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Todd will approach your vehicle.  You will be given a cup of wine and a wafer together in a package.  They will lead you through a short Order of Communion (copy attached, please print and bring with you.)  The bread and wine will be consecrated at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service that morning.  Those that have questions or desire prayer will be directed to an Elder who will assist you.

Please use the link below to sign up for the Drive-up Communion.   Each slot has room for two cars to sign up every five minutes.  For all people in your car please only sign up for one spot, just list the names after you pick your slot.   Please call the church office if you have any questions.

We look forward to offering you drive-up communion.  We pray that this will be a blessing to you and your family during these pandemic days.

Stay well and safe,

Pastor Leavitt


https://signup.com/go/rnMHpUs  ...(link for March 7th)

 If you didn’t have a chance to read through the Newsletter yet:  



  • Mon, March 1st -- Hope Seeds packing  10am

  • Tues, March 2nd  -- Service Guild 10am

  • Wed, March 3rd -- 
    • Wednesday Morning Bible Studies.  
      • Men’s Group starts at 7am 
      • Women’s Group starts at 10:00 a.m., held in the Fellowship Hall.
    • Lenten worship service @ 4:30PM

    • Confirmation Class  --6pm

    • Wednesday ZOOM online Bible study -- EXODUS study
      • 7pm

  • Thurs, March 4th -- Quilting group 10am

  • Saturday, March 6th
    • Bible study at 3:15pm
    • Worship service at 4:30pm

  • Sunday, March 7th -- 
    • Bible study 9:15am
    • Drive-Thru Communion @ noon til 1pm


Come join us for a Mortgage Burning Ceremony on Sunday, March 7 at 10 am. God has been so gracious through His people who so generously gave of themselves and their gifts to pay off the debt for our buildings and land. We would like to gather as our Beautiful Savior Family to give God thanks and praise helping us now to be debt free. We will meet outside to burn the mortgage.


COMMUNION via Drive-thru style on 1st Sunday Each Month 

We will offer drive-up reception of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month, between Noon and 1 p.m..

If you are at risk of illness, or afraid of becoming sick, please stay home.  Those that come are reminded to bring a face mask to wear.  As you enter the church parking lot you will be directed to drive to the overhang on the north side of the church.  Once at your station, first ensure that everyone is wearing a protective face mask and then roll down all windows where people are seated.  Do not exit your vehicle.

Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Todd will approach your vehicle.  You will be given a cup of wine and a wafer together in a package.  They will lead you through a short Order of Communion (copy attached, please print and bring with you.)  The bread and wine will be consecrated at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service that morning.  Those that have questions or desire prayer will be directed to an Elder who will assist you.

Please use the link below to sign up for the Drive-up Communion.   Each slot has room for two cars to sign up every five minutes.  For all people in your car please only sign up for one spot, just list the names after you pick your slot.   Please call the church office if you have any questions.

We look forward to offering you drive-up communion.  We pray that this will be a blessing to you and your family during these pandemic days.

Stay well and safe,

Pastor Leavitt


https://signup.com/go/rnMHpUs  ...(link for March 7th)



Amazon.com 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:

www.smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0381127  

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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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.



MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES

posted Sep 2, 2020, 8:31 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Feb 22, 2021, 12:08 PM ]


 

The season of Lent in the Christian Church is a 40-day period that begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday. (Sundays are not counted as part of the 40 days of Lent). 

As in the past, Beautiful Savior will observe the season of Lent with a special worship service on Wednesdays at 4:30PM, with these services will also live-streamed for viewing at home.

 The theme of repentance and sorrow for sin remains with us throughout the entire Lenten season and serves to prepares us for the observance of Christ’s suffering, death, and triumphant resurrection on Easter morning.


‘WORDS FROM THE CROSS’ SERMON SERIES - The liturgical color for Lent is purple and is intended to remind us of the contempt and scorn Jesus endured, and the subsequent sacrifice he made for our eternal salvation on the cross - and Jesus’ last words as He hung on that cross and endured that contempt and scorn, are an amazing testimony of His great love for us and all people – and Jesus’ ‘Words From the Cross’, will be the theme for the sermon messages delivered by Pastor Adams in our mid-week Lenten services this year. Each week we will consider a different Word, or saying, of Jesus from the cross.

The sermon series schedule is as follows:

  • 2/17 -      A Forgiving Word (Ash Wednesday)
  • 2/24 -      A Pardoning Word
  • 3/ 3 -       A Loving Word of Concern
  • 3/10 -      A Word Asking, ‘Why?’
  • 3/17 -      A Suffering Word
  • 3/24 -      A Trusting Word
  • 4/ 1 -       A Remembering Word (From the Upper Room) …(Maundy Thursday)
  • 4/ 2 -       The Word of Climax (Good Friday)

 

We encourage you to join us for these Lenten worship opportunities, either in person or by watching from home. A video link will be emailed each week and will also be available on our website. And you are encouraged as well to invite a friend to join you or to also tune in.

[Note: Because our fellowship and conversation is such an important part of our lives together as God’s people, we regret that because of the need to remain cautious and prudent in regards to the coronavirus, our traditional Lenten Suppers will not be held this year.]

 



Sunday School for Pre-K to 5th Grade is ready to begin again on Sunday, February 7th. Cassie Davis is looking forward to teaching the children in this age group Bible lessons to help them grow in their faith.

The class will meet from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.

Hopefully in the near future we will add a class for those in the 5th through 12th grade. Please call the Church Office if you have any questions.



Explaining the Vision 2025 Campaign Envelope

 

The new Vision 2025 Campaign Envelope in your envelope box, serves as a physical reminder and tool for the financial responsibility we as members have to the securing of Beautiful Savior’s future.

The 2025 Committee has created a list of goals and recommendations such as unfunded facility maintenance and to provide for the expansion, enhancement and program development for our Church.  

From your Stewardship Board




Debt Retirement Weekend -- 4th weekend of each month

You Helped Us Reach Our Goal!


We had hoped to reach our $75,000 goal by June of 2021...but YOU helped us to be "over-achievers".  THANK YOU!!

This program will be in keeping with the congregation’s charge to move forward with the 2025 Vision including debt retirement and a major repair program.

            your Stewardship Board



Prayerful Giving


The Stewardship Board has placed the 2020 pledge form and an envelope in each of the members mailboxes so that members can take them home the week before Stewardship Weekend. 

Each family should take the time in between to prayerfully consider their support of the Lord’s program here at Beautiful Savior.  We ask that you keep in mind the budget approved by the congregation for the programs here and our new debt elimination campaign.  

Fill out the form at home.  Keep the top part of the form as a reminder of your pledge to the Lord.  

  • Seal the bottom part of the form in the blank envelope provided with the form.  
  • Write your name on the outside of the envelope so that it can be returned to you on or about November 6, 2021.  
  • The pledges will not be opened and will only be known to you and the Lord.  
Thank you for your support of the ministry here at Beautiful Savior.  In Jesus’ name we pray.




COMMUNION via Drive-thru style on 1st Weekend Each Month 

We will offer drive-up reception of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month, between Noon and 1 p.m..

If you are at risk of illness, or afraid of becoming sick, please stay home.  Those that come are reminded to bring a face mask to wear.  As you enter the church parking lot you will be directed to drive to the overhang on the north side of the church.  Once at your station, first ensure that everyone is wearing a protective face mask and then roll down all windows where people are seated.  Do not exit your vehicle.

Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Todd will approach your vehicle.  You will be given a cup of wine and a wafer together in a package.  They will lead you through a short Order of Communion (copy attached, please print and bring with you.)  The bread and wine will be consecrated at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service that morning.  Those that have questions or desire prayer will be directed to an Elder who will assist you.

Please use the link below to sign up for the Drive-up Communion.   Each slot has room for two cars to sign up every five minutes.  For all people in your car please only sign up for one spot, just list the names after you pick your slot.   Please call the church office if you have any questions.

We look forward to offering you drive-up communion.  We pray that this will be a blessing to you and your family during these pandemic days.

Stay well and safe,

Pastor Leavitt

https://signup.com/go/MtpCnbh ...(link for Dec 6th)

NEW Bible Study starts Feb 10th -- Revelation: 7 Visions, 7 Truths

posted May 4, 2020, 1:33 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Feb 4, 2021, 9:30 AM ]


Wednesdays: Morning Bible studies on campus; Online study at 7pm Weds

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

7 Visions 7 Truths is a video Bible study that will change your life. Within the book of Revelation God has recorded seven visions, each containing a message about this world that you need to know.


7 Visions 7 Truths shows how the seven messages combine to explain what is happening in this world every day and to reveal your purpose within God’s master plan.

·      Pastor Scherbarth wrote 7 Visions 7 Truths to open the book of Revelation to everyone.

Whether you are a Bible expert or a Bible novice, 7 Visions 7 Truths will make it possible for you to read the book Revelation and to understand what God is revealing in this important book. The seven truths of Revelation will change your life forever.

7 Visions 7 Truths will enable you to…

· understand what God is teaching in the Book of Revelation.

· understand "what" is happening in this world and "why" it is happening. be equipped to live everyday with hope and confidence.

It all begins on Wednesday, February 10. Join the Men at 7 a.m. or the Women at 10 a.m. for this 13 week study. For more information you may call the church office.


WEDNESDAYS - Men @ 7 a.m. - Women @ 10 a.m. 


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WEDNESDAY EVENING ONLINE STUDY -- 

Travel through the steps of the Israelites in our online Bible Study on the book of Exodus every Wednesday at 7 PM. 

Simply have your Bible open to Exodus and use this ZOOM meeting link to participate each week. 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82388347913

 

God’s Blessings,

Pastor Todd Kuehn

Order Easter Lily plant -- Tuck payment into envelope on SignUp Board

posted Mar 20, 2020, 11:02 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 2:30 PM ]



We will soon be offering Easter Lilies this year once again. 

Be sure to put your donation in the Easter Lily envelope attached to the sign-up board when we have it placed in the Narthex. 

Important:  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRINT THE INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE SHOWN ON THE LIST OF DONATIONS ON THE SIGNUP BOARD. 

    • 6” Lilies are $8.75 
    • 8” Lilies (only 3 available) are $16.75 

Be part of helping to beautify our Church this Easter! You may take your lily after the 10:30 AM Service on Easter Sunday



CARD MAKING MINISTRY -- March 15th   Next Session


Come and join the fun on Monday, March15, when the Card Making Ministry will meet in the Still Building at 10AM.

We will make 4 Easter cards – two for BSLC Shut-Ins and two for personal use. 

A $5 contribution is asked to cover the cost of materials. Designs for the cards, all the materials needed, and step-by-step instructions for making the cards will be provided. No experience necessary!! 

We will be social distancing and wearing masks, as necessary. Due to these practices, the number of participants will be limited to 8. 

Please RSVP to Joyce Adams (curjoy2@gmail.com; 517-317-2303), or sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall by Sunday, March 14. 

Advance notice is needed to make sure we do not exceed the participant limit of 8 and the needed supplies will be ready. 

A big thank you to all the class participants who make the beautiful cards that are sent to our shut-ins. A special thank you to Melanie Bonneau who mails out the cards each month.



Direct the “Choice Dollars” to 

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 


As a Thrivent benefit member, each year you have “Choice Dollars” you are entitled to direct to a qualifying organization such as Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. The “Choice Dollars” you have in your account to donate for 2020 may be donated in January through March of 2021. .

You may direct online or by phone.

By email, just log into Thrivent.com, scroll down to “direct Choice Dollars,” and log into your account by entering your User ID and Password. Then you may direct the “Choice Dollars” to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or another qualifying recipient of your choice.

Last year we received $1,619  from your donations, and the year before we received $2,605. -- It is a wonderful way to raise money for Beautiful Savior without costing you anything.

If you prefer, you may phone Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 and speak to a Thrivent representative who will help you direct your “Choice Dollars.”

Remember, the Thrivent “Choice Dollars” not yet designated for 2020 may still be designated through March of 2021. DESIGNATE NOW — DON’T DELAY, and please remember to designate Beautiful Savior when you do.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
























































































































































2021 Confirmation Class -- Palm Sunday, April 28th Confirmation

posted Oct 12, 2019, 12:05 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 1:49 PM ]


Our 2021 Confirmation Class will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 28th, during the 10:30 Worship Service. The confirmands are: 

  • Kelsey Marie Greenleaf, 
  • Vanessa Marie Samsoe, 
  • Gavin William Swales, and 
  • Miranda Rylee Daley. 

God’s blessings to our Confirmands. 

There will be a table set up for cards or gifts, but we will not be able to have cake this year due to COVID restrictions.






Amazon.com 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:

www.smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0381127  

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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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.



We will offer drive-up reception of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month, between Noon and 1 p.m..

If you are at risk of illness, or afraid of becoming sick, please stay home.  Those that come are reminded to bring a face mask to wear.  As you enter the church parking lot you will be directed to drive to the overhang on the north side of the church.  Once at your station, first ensure that everyone is wearing a protective face mask and then roll down all windows where people are seated.  Do not exit your vehicle.

Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Todd will approach your vehicle.  You will be given a cup of wine and a wafer together in a package.  They will lead you through a short Order of Communion (copy attached, please print and bring with you.)  The bread and wine will be consecrated at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service that morning.  Those that have questions or desire prayer will be directed to an Elder who will assist you.

Please use the link below to sign up for the Drive-up Communion.   Each slot has room for two cars to sign up every five minutes.  For all people in your car please only sign up for one spot, just list the names after you pick your slot.   Please call the church office if you have any questions.

We look forward to offering you drive-up communion.  We pray that this will be a blessing to you and your family during these pandemic days.

Stay well and safe,

Pastor Leavitt

https://signup.com/go/eZMextw ...(link for FEB 7th, 2021)




Giving to God's Work

During this pandemic time, if possible, it
is important that you continue your financial commitment to the Lord’s work
here at Beautiful Savior so that services and basic facility costs can be
handled. Our Treasurer, Bill Christensen has recently written about this. His message follows.
"With the decision made cancelling worship services in our sanctuary from mid-March until May 30th, we were primarily concerned of the safety and well being of our members. For those of you who wish to continue to make your regular donations to meet monthly expenses there are alternative ways of giving. You can send an envelope with a check to the church in the mail (it is best not to send cash in the mail) or you can set the church up as a vendor and use bill pay from your checking account. 

  • Most banks give you the ability to electronically send a check from your account to the church. 
  • IF you use bill pay, please put your envelope number as the account number.

The church’s address is 7461 Prospect Road, Sarasota, FL 34243.

Those of you who are at least 70 1⁄2 can direct a required minimum distribution from an IRA to the church and it may not be taxable to you. If you have any questions you may contact Bill Christensen, Treasurer at 941-359-6908 or bjchrist1@comcast.net
."



CARD-MAKING MINISTRY --

     

CARD MAKING MINISTRY! A big Thank You to everyone who attended our prior card making sessions.  We have had a wonderful participation and made some beautiful cards.









SUPERSENIORS -- St. Patrick's Day Fun online

posted Aug 3, 2019, 9:53 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 1:55 PM ]





ERIN GO BRAGH ! 

Sure and Begorrah the SuperSeniorS will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at 1pm on Wednesday March 17th. 

Invite your friends, neighbors, relatives or any Leprechauns to tune in on YouTube (at: livemusiclive Beautiful Savior SuperSeniorS) .

  • A link will be sent out prior to the event to groan at the jokes, enjoy world class entertainment and bask in the warm Christian Fellowship.



PAST EVENTS...


Hey! It’s time for Mardi Gras . Please join the SuperSeniorS anytime after February 16th ( “Fat Tuesday” ).  

·      Invite your friends, neighbors and relatives to join your host Chester the Jester for mediocre humor and outstanding Christian Fellowship.

·      Plus enjoy the humor and music of James Albritton.

·      Look for livemusiclive Beautiful Savior SuperSeniorS on www.YouTube.com  on your smart TV or computer.

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The SuperSeniorS are excited to announce Winter Fest. Please join your host Frosty in kicking off the new year online at or after 1pm on or after Saturday January 23rd with fun, fellowship and great entertainment.

WinterFest 2021 produced by Joe Thayer! Join host Frostyand the SuperSeniorS at 1:00pm on Saturday January 23rd on YouTube ( livemusiclive Beautiful Savior SuperSeniorS) for the great sounds 🎼 of recording and national touring artists Ari McManus and Nicholaas Kraster ( Ari and the Alibis). 

The  humor and Christian Fellowship will be sure to make the experience a wonderful respite from our day to day drudgery. This show will also be available anytime during or after the live event.   

The link for the SuperSeniors event is  https://youtu.be/nii0PEa1GBA



PAST EVENTS --

We would like to invite all of you, your friends, neighbors and relatives to join Santa and his Elves on or after Thursday, December 17th on or after 1 pm. Fix your favorite party snacks and refreshments and sit back and enjoy some virtual Christmas fellowship.

Have your own ugly sweater contest while listening to Christmas jokes and your favorite traditional Christmas Carols .

Go to www.YouTube.com  and search for livemusiclive Beautiful Savior SuperSeniorS or use the following link https://youtu.be/swl5qcGIBXM


Past Event:

November is Super Month for SuperSeniorS. 

The SuperSeniorS enjoyed a day of Thanksgiving on Thursday November 19th at 1pm, BUT you can STILL enjoy it again! Your host, Miles Standish ♂️,will lead the Thanksgiving Celebration , with special musical guest Mickey White . Please invite ( warn) your friends, neighbors and relatives. 

The link for watching the SuperSeniorS event is below.   This can be watched anytime, but be sure to watch and enjoy!

YouTube =

 

Facebook =

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Oct 29th -- FALL FESTIVAL

Then stay tuned for a special treat errr at least distraction on Thursday October 29th for a second SuperSeniorS event. Watch for more details on this second special event.

Please invite your friends, neighbors and relatives, to join the SuperSeniorS on or anytime after 1 pm on Thursday October 29th for our Fall Festival, produced live by Edgar Alan Crow, in his livemusiclive studio. 

Join host Patches  in welcoming Zep Tepi Sun ( Michael Mack and Angel) for some rousing entertainment. Find us on Facebook and YouTube ( livemusiclive- Beautiful Savior SuperSeniorS) or use the link BELOW. Feel free to wear your favorite costume and prepare your favorite lunch ahead of time.

 

https://youtu.be/EIR0p3qJLq8


Past Event:

We hope you were able to watch last month, but if you weren’t you can still watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-fgrtODe6o&feature=youtu.be .  The entertainers “JUST FRIENDS” were wonderful, as well as the Captain!

Thank you to all who are supporting our online SuperSeniorS events. Between YouTube and Facebook, we had over 250 views. Many of those views included multiple people. Anyone wishing to make an offering to SuperSeniorS, just designate it’s for SuperSeniorS and these contributions will be given to our youth for their next mission trip or National Youth gathering.



Please join the SuperSeniorS and your pilot and guide ️ Captain Over  for the "Around the World" musical tour featuring special guests “Just Friends “.

 

You and your friends, neighbors and relatives are welcome to join us at 1pm on Thursday September 17th live or anytime after

Below  is the link for YouTube, and it will also be on our Facebook page, or search YouTube on your smart TV under livemusiclive and look for the handsome dude dressed like a Gondolier.

 

https://youtu.be/dMj9kWPvfSQ




RECENT EVENTS - June 18th, 2020:

Stressed out because of the global pandemic? Tired of self quarantining?

  • It's time to "clown around" and relieve that panic with some pandemic JOKES & Joe Thayer's piano music during this online party.

The SuperSeniorS invite you to join them on Thursday , June 18th at 1 p.m. for an online PANDEMIC PANIC PARTY 

Recommended menu includes steak and lobster, rice pilaf and asparagus in a cream sauce or whatever you want to make...(since you're doing the cooking & eating at your place). For the 2nd time you’ll be able to enjoy a beer, wine or other beverage of your choice! 


So plan to CLICK on the link below to join in the online fun!

https://www.facebook.com/Livemusiclive-113140153660071/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARDqXYuqfXEBq0W9JvjQ4f51Isldbf5knrXIDZcI-yVVUIhZusmaICNbo5lFuPf4w4zakbgrboEYFd96&hc_ref=ARRFnT8Tvz7ZeObiRSu1xg_upwTJjZM_Pz-rRewxSj0j93qtujzkgB8k_CBTzrwth74&__xts__[0]=68.ARCF3SYcsLgDV9HEJV1y_PwNELPv3aooQWJGBfDO5nfPVM9hZstghVGJkB2E9n2IYLU2O0UH2q8n7XgF0dFLD42UHzWD2GntVJ8brJzxpuWqZNgFJtmgiwE-3hxVCeYD-Hpubkp_VLFvB2izW6rglfF_jJqhdw2_i8IDNLcWhlaYOUsKT9rcWkj-To8KFn2CQVSWyIU-PYtJZg6VOkJ2ArGODEvWA_jpOXkB_iQK8P0PuXhi4l0yzw9NHO4BMy3uJDk78Cfg0X4KEGbOysh4RFjd3__aBoFlIRMwOm8N-N3YQcUXu25GjWn6gb8nKmCMoVGutd0kXxzmUtyMfymzBBe7cGLNOSkWfyvwY4qoxvS3pW5XwUxQ840SXeHdl-0Hsxb0mCHgB0XyRdWIGyrx68kuqxhJpQ3ofB8IzSWJw0iGu1-W7u1lHkCbGY8EB7EYF2c1ZGcpCtvAsH6l1Y-RXyHcKkytmj4bg6WItGWMpJY8GHEYU5qX6s1n9kIUDof_ZhqpONbb


Then sit back and enjoy the classic sounds of our friend Joe Thayer while eating your favorite dessert and enjoying your beverage.

Please invite your friends, neighbors and relatives to tune in as well. No need to register for this one!


        


 MOST ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED due to Coronavirus precautions.

"Baby Shower" COLLECTION DRIVE -- for Community Pregnancy Center - MARCH 28-29

The Evangelism Board is going to host a “Baby Shower” for the women and men in our community who are in need of supplies for their families.   The Community Pregnancy Center offers free services to those in need, and are always looking for help from our community.   The items they are in need of are below, but any baby items would be gladly accepted.

  

We will be taking donations the weekend of March 28 & 29 and April 4 & 5. There will be a crib set up for you to set your donations in!  Thank you!

·      Diapers size 4, 5 and 6     

·      Pull Ups size 2T/3T and 4T/5T   (we are on the 211 list for assistance - families that may have special needs child)

·      New - Newborn Car Seat 

·      Clothing (Sleepers, outfits, onesies ) size 6-9 months  / 9-12 months  /. 18 months. / and 24 months -2 T

·      Bottles with nipples and cap

·      Swaddle blankets

·      We usually keep 1 or 2 crib sheets on hand but we are currently out (on occasion there will be a request)

·      Diaper Rash Cream (example Aquaphor)

·      Baby Bath, Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion   

·      Diaper Bags 

  • Gift Cards - increments of $10.00 - $20.00 or $25.00 amounts.  (Publix, Walmart, Target, etc). Can be used to help fill an Rx, specialty formula, prenatal vitamins, shoes needed for employment, specific baby need) 

Really we can use whatever is put upon someone’s heart to give!!!  


Lap Blankets for Vets

The Service Guild is crocheting lap blankets for Vets in our area, and we really need donations of Yarn in Red, White & Blue. 

If you have any yarn yo


u would like to donate please bring in Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Thank you!









Starting in 2020, a member of the Parish Health Ministry Team (PHM) will be available once each month on the 3rd Wednesday from 11am – 2pm. The PHM office is located in the Still Building.

This is an opportunity for members to have blood pressure checks, ask questions about their medications, discuss health concerns confidentially and explore options for the best health. We’ll always welcome anyone who wants to drop by to say HELLO.

No appointments are needed, but if you have a specific need which you would like to discuss and want to be assured of enough time, please feel free to call ahead (church office: 941-355-2798) to schedule a specific time. 

SPECIAL TRAINING EVENT -- 



Baby Shower in March -- Donations for Community Pregnancy Clinic

posted Aug 18, 2016, 4:58 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 1:34 PM ]


The Evangelism Board is hosting another “Baby Shower” in March for the Community Pregnancy Clinic, located in Sarasota.

We will have a crib set up the first and second weekend in March if you wish to donate any items. They are happy for anything you wish to donate, but see list below for specifics. Thank you for helping us help them!


The Evangelism Board will periodically be standing and praying outside of the Planned Parenthood Clinic; usually we do this on Tuesdays...since that is the day of the week when the clinic is actually performing abortions.

If you would like to join us please let us know. You can call the Church Office or see one of the members of Evangelism if you have any questions. Thank you!



Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!! -- Join our Music Ministry

MUSIC MINISTRY

Is there a trumpet in your closet or a violin under your bed?  Do you have a tuba in your garage or a cello in your attic?  Get it out and dust it off, then play a few notes. Do you sound rusty? That is just fine because the rust will go away with time and practice.

IF you have an instrument and have an interest in playing simple pieces and hymns with other instrumentalists, pick up your phone or device and email Norm Vagn or Linda DeGuzman. For more information, call Linda DeGuzman (773-607-8837) or speak to one of us at church on Sunday.

Thank You & God bless!

Norm’s email is:  norm.vagn@sarasotacountyschools.net

Linda’s email is:  Ldeguzman2001@yahoo.com


Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!






        ALL ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED due to Coronavirus precautions.

GriefShare -- Saturdays @ 10am-noon

The Board of Evangelism is hosting GriefShare again this winter on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. 

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one and would like to be part of this faith-focused response to grief, please call Donna Taylor at 941-554-7017 or sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship room.



https://www.griefshare.org 

It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.



FALSE ALARMS -- BUILDING SECURITY

The church is assessed a fine each time the sheriff responds to a false burglary alarm. No one should be entering the church or Still building between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.

It appears that someone may have entered the premises on 12-18-19 at 11 pm just as the alarm was actuated.

In the past, we have experienced burglar alarms that activated due to causes other than entry. For all we know, the alarm on 12-18-19, had been caused by something other than a person making an entry. The responding officer found nothing out of the ordinary.

If you need to make entry between 11 pm and 6 am, please contact Orval in advance so he can notify the alarm company to deactivate the alarm during that time.

Any questions, please contact Orval Stuckmeyer.




Kitchen Help & Bakery Donations Needed 


We want to be able to continue having Fellowship before and after church services but need volunteers! 

The Fellowship Board needs people to sign up for kitchen help.    

Please see the board in the Fellowship Hall to pick a Sunday to help out. 

Thank you to those who signed up earlier. We can’t do it without you!




SUNDAY MORNING BREAD -- Beautiful Savior will continue to partner with Publix to deliver bakery and bread to Salvation Army on Sunday mornings.  

We invite congregation members to bring something (cookies, banana/zucchini bread, fruit, muffins ) to share during Sunday Fellowship.   

        THANK YOU!                  Beautiful Savior Fellowship Board


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.       


Beautiful Savior Fellowship Board



WAYS TO GIVE, while Lowering Your IRS Taxes


1 – 2 – 3  THINGS FROM YOUR “TREASURER”


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”



Amazon.com 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:

www.smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0381127  

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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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!!


LWML -- Lutheran Women in Mission NEWS

posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:18 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 2:28 PM ]



MARCH 2021 NEWS


Join us at our next meeting, Monday, March 8th at 10am. 



FEBRUARY 2021 NEWS

When mentioning mission projects that our mites are supporting we sometimes give you a dollar figure used for scholarships. For this biennium (2020-2022) the FL/GA District has allocated $30,000 for scholarships for young men and women studying to enter the Lord’s work. I thought you might like to know a little about how they are doing. At this moment I’m not sure how many we are helping but there are several in different years of study. We have notes from three of them who are in the fourth year.

·      Josh Leborious, a fourth year seminarian at St. Louis writes: “I have been elected class president for this year’s graduating class at the Seminary. I would covet your prayers in this endeavor. I am looking forward most to a class called Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered and to Systematics II. These classes already have provided awesome insights and new understanding.”

·      Christian Einertson, a fourth year seminarian, St. Louis, tells us: “Since returning in the fall, I’m settling into a new position as research assistant at Concordia Historical Institute, assisting callers researching people and events from the nearly two century long history of the Synod. I’ve already been involved in some really fun projects, from cataloging blueprints of Missouri Synod seminaries in India and China to working with the handwritten sermon manuscripts of C.F.W. Walther. My classes are going well.”

·      Hannah Engwall in her final year at Concordia Wisconsin shares: “I am taking 19 credits, working about 14-18 hours a week between two on-campus jobs-Student Worker in the library and Music Theory Tutor for music students looking for extra help understanding certain music concepts (It’s always nice seeing that light bulb moment when the information clicks)! I also fill in as organist on different occasions. As a Parish Music major, I often help out with services on campus and have served as a substitute organist at two different churches in the Milwaukee area. Thank you all for your support and prayers.” Mighty Mites!

 

Here at Beautiful Savior we will once again be helping “Hope Seeds” by packaging seeds to be sent where needed. We will be meeting here in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, March 1 from 10am until 12 noon. There is a sign-up sheet on the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. Please consider joining us.

 

Our next LWML meeting is scheduled for 

  • Monday, February 8, in the Conference Room at 10 am.

·      We are planning the Spring Rally to be held here on Saturday, April 17. Hope to see you there.

 

“Serve the Lord with gladness” Psalm 100:2



JANUARY NEWS

December News

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” – Luke 2:10

 

That’s the kind of news we need to hear right now, We might be wanting to hear something else right now like COVID cases are going down, the vaccine will be available for you within the next month, our utilities & rent/mortgage is paid or your job is restored. All valid but without the birth of our Savior, we have nothing to celebrate. Christmas gives us that time to rejoice once again that God loved us so much that He sent Jesus into this world to give His life for us. Thank you, Jesus, and Happy Birthday!

We have a big thank you for the congregation at Beautiful Savior, too. The LWML had “Mite Box” Sunday on November 22 and you blessed us with $311 in mites! The FL/GA District had giving Tuesday on Dec 1st, and we were able to contribute some much needed funds for our latest mission grants. You are always so generous and the Lord thanks you and we than you! MIGHT MITES.

Here are comments from two of our new mission grant recipients:

LiveUCF-Outreach and Engaging University Students - $8,500.  What a blessing (being selected is!). We are accomplishing some of our ministry on Zoom, and using local congregations for worship. The mission grant will enable us in personal and leadership development. Thank You and God’s richest blessings.

Giving a Voice to the New Missionaries to America -- $8,000.  Wow! What a wonderful blessing the LWML FL/GA District is giving to New Missionaries to America. For centuries we sent missionaries to other countries, but today God is sending back to us sons and daughters, granddaughters and grandsons of those brought to Christ in other lands …thank You!  (Did you know?)

With the Lord on our side, we’ll soon end this year of 2020 and not soon forget it. But 2021 will bring ore challenges and we have the assurance that YES, God is always there for us and will see us through.

NEXT MEETING AT BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR:

·      We will meet again on Monday, January 11th, 2021.

·      Blessed Christmas to all with joy and hope for 2021!



NOVEMBER NEWS --

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart It’s that time of year when we set aside a day to give thanks but really- don’t we need to do that every day? No matter the circumstances we can always find a reason to give thanks as I Thessalonians tells us in chapter 5 verse 18 “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. Even as we bring our prayers for others, the world situation, health issues, etc. do we include thanks for prayers answered, blessings we enjoy each day, our friends and family, God’s care…… The list goes on and let’s not forget the Praise! Sing it if you wish! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow . Happy Thanksgiving!


Lutheran Women in Mission were happy to get together for the first time in six months and we are looking forward to attending an LWML Fall Rally at Faith Lutheran in Parrish on November 7. It will be a shortened day lasting only until noon with a boxed lunch. We are still planning on hosting the Spring Rally here in April.

Our LWML Sunday this year will be held on November 22 and will be called “Mite Box Sunday”. We’re hoping many of you have some mite boxes that need emptying! If you don’t have a mite box, please pick one up on the table in the narthex or the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall.

On the FL/GA District level new projects were selected for the next two years. Since 14 were picked I won’t list them al,l but at the top of the list was a $5,000 grant to Alaska LCMS Church Outpost and 2 grants for the “Comfort Dog” Ministry. One to partnership with the ministry and another to help specifically with Luke the Comfort Dog at Alpharetta, GA. Body and Soul Ministry Food Pantry and Holy Trinity Food Pantry were chosen as well as several education programs for children and disadvantaged youth. Outreach and Engaging University Students was chosen and support for new missionaries with help for Haiti and a Lutheran School in Ethiopia. We like to let you know where your mites are going and from time to time will highlight a project or two. Thank you for donating so generously.


Our next meeting will be held on Monday, November 9 at 10:00 AM and we will meet in the Conference Room. Lucy Fuller will be our new LWML President and Nancy Gaul will stay on as VP. Nancy gives us inspiring devotions each month. Thank you, Nancy. Our new secretary will be Rose Reese. Jean Gaul is stepping down and has done a great job for us. Thank you, Jean. Becky Harris will remain as treasurer and Dolly Morris will handle publicity. Come and join us! 




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SEPT NEWS -- 

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Little did we know when this year was declared “The Year of Prayer” that we would be called on to pray as a country in a pandemic. There is no end of situations to pray for and they continue. The Lord knew what this year would bring and guides us to His Word for comfort and assurance. If you have been a part of Friday’s prayer day, you know 30 minutes isn’t enough so just ‘pray continually’ as the Bible tells us. And as everyone in the world is facing the threat of the ‘covid’ virus it reminds us that they are also in need of a Savior! We’ve got our work cut out for us! Praise the Lord!

As I mentioned last month the LWML FL/GA Convention will be virtual and part of the Pastor’s Equip Conference on Sept.24-26. Voting will be via mail not e-mail as I thought. Officers will be elected, mission grants will be chosen, the budget decided and resolutions voted on. As a unit society, Beautiful Savior LWML will have two delegates, Lucy Fuller and Diane Bullock, who have already submitted their ballots. We will have the results and share them with you next month.

We are planning on meeting Monday, September 14 at 10 AM. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall so we can spread out and keep our distance. Please wear your mask. There are some important things to discuss and I would appreciate a few of you being there. Please bring your mites and if you would rather not meet in person, we can make some other arrangements. Let me know. Dolly - 753-3794 or gmo54@aol.com I’m looking forward to seeing some of you soon. Till then ‘stay well and be safe’.




AUGUST NEWS -- I can’t say it any clearer than the words of Peter. We are privileged to come to the Lord at any time, day or night. How wonderful to have a friend like that and He is a friend to each of us! So call on Him, pray to Him, give Him thanks and praise and prepare to receive comfort and rest for your soul and peace for your heart.

After four long months ( and I’m sure more are to come) we welcome you again to our news about Lutheran Women in Mission. We have not been very productive since everything was canceled and came to a standstill.

I’m sure some of you have been keeping busy helping out where needed, making masks, calling someone who was alone or buying food and necessities for those hit the hardest and our quilters kept right on making those quilts for Lutheran World Relief. You brought in your mites in June when asked and I’m happy to say we reached our goal for Mission Projects with a little to spare as a start for the next list of projects. Thank you all for remembering the LWML and continuing to use your mite boxes.

We did, of course, have to cancel our LWML Rally in April. It is scheduled to be held next April, 2021 tentatively.

The Florida/Georgia District Convention is to be held with the Pastor’s Equip Conference on Sept. 24-26. At last report this was planned to be a Virtual Convention. Delegates will vote on business and projects via email.

  • ·      Beautiful Savior LWML will plan a meeting for Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 AM and also choose a date for LWML Sunday usually held in October.

These are both subject to change. We will continue to see what unfolds and just leave each day in the Lord’s hand. I close with our new parting words “Stay well and stay safe!”




In the past week Beautiful Savior LWML sent a sizable check to the FL/GA District representing the mites collected the past two months.  I tell you this because those mites came from you!  When I report that we met our goal (and I am confident we will) it will be because of you.  I thank you now and I’ll thank you then. At latest reports we are very near the goal and we have until the end of March when the books close.  “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.

 

One of our newest Mission Grants on the National level was for music outreach, classes and resources on the Border; Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care, El Paso, Texas. This grant of $98,400.00 will be used to renovate existing space for a recording studio and a practice area, as well as for purchasing musical instruments and providing lessons for students.  This ministry touches the lives of 400-500 students on the border. Music Director Miguel Munoz came to know Christ during his involvement with music classes and the Mariachi San Pablo Band.  Some years ago Bob and Marie Greenwalt (Nancy Gaul’s parents) were connected with the Ysleta Lutheran Mission while on a job assignment in Mexico. They spoke of it often and would be very pleased at this musical outreach.  We thank the Lord for their dedication.

 

The coming weeks will be busy ones as we remember our suffering Savior during these days of Lent leading up to the glorious resurrection on Easter morning.  We will also be preparing for the LWML Spring Rally being held here on April 18.

·      Bob Graham will be our guest speaker on Veterans’ Outreach.

·      We will also have a representative from a nationally recognized program named Honor Flight.  The Honor Flight, a non-profit organization, was created solely to honor America’s veterans for all the sacrifices of their Military duty. If you or someone you know would like to take the flight, please let us know.  

 Next meeting is Monday, March 9 at 10:00 AM 
















      


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


 



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




Amazon.com 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:

www.smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0381127  

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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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.


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. 



 




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. 

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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 if you can help during the 10:30am Sunday worship service.




Join our New Prayer Partners’ Ministry

posted Mar 23, 2016, 12:42 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Jan 29, 2021, 5:03 PM ]



“When a believing person prays, great things happen.”

James 5:16b  (NCV)

 

Prayer Partners’ Ministry

 

Your help is needed!

Each month, Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Todd give their Prayer Partners specific concerns for which to pray. Each person will pray for that concern on their assigned day, where they have quiet time at home to connect with God. If you are seasonal, your service can continue even when you are away.

Prayer Partners is a ministry that focuses on praying for our Pastors, our church, and the overall ministries of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. This ministry is vital to the growth and overall health of our church.

Getting comfortable with praying comes from doing it – God understands that there are no right “words”  -- He reads the hearts of those who come to Him.

We would like to welcome you, to be part of the Prayer Partners’ Ministry.

Julie Robinson, Prayer Partner Coordinator

Home: (941) 359-2408

Email:  kenai1996@tampabay.rr.com






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. 

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.





SERVICE GUILD


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!


FELLOWSHIP OVER FOOD IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED IN ON CAMPUS EVENTS BEFORE/AFTER WORSHIP

KITCHEN DONATIONS:

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

Parish Health Ministry -- NEWS

posted Mar 7, 2016, 3:03 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 2:23 PM ]



The Parish Health Ministry office (in the Still Building) will be staffed by one the Registered Nurses on Wednesdays from 11am - 2pm.  No appointment needed.  This is an opportunity to have your blood pressure checked, ask questions, discuss health concerns or just to say "hello"!


The Parish Health Ministry (PHM) will be providing Blood  Pressure Screenings the 2nd Sunday of the month  AFTER the 8am worship service and until the start of the 10:30 am worship service.   
    • Marcia Reth, PHM, is available for Blood Pressure Screenings at the Saturday worship service.

REGISTER FOR COVID 19 VACCINE --

As of 19 January, this is the latest information for registering for and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The Parish Health Ministry refers to the latest CDC updates online to get the most current information regarding COVID-19. The county websites at the end of this article are changing frequently.

Appointments go quickly and updates are posted online for next available opportunities. The websites also include valuable information on required documents (screening and consent forms) to fill out before arrival, instructions to bring identification to your appointment, and locations offering the shots. Registration confirmation numbers are also required, printed out or written down. If individuals do not have the ability to print the documents, they may be filled out at the vaccination sites but photo identification and proof of appointment are required for both counties. Residency is not required but snowbirds must remain in their county for their second round of vaccinations.

All COVID-19 vaccinations are free. If someone asks for payment for the vaccine or payment to be put on a waiting list, it is scam. Do not register through social media or other unsolicited, unknown sources.

·      For Manatee County there is a new way to preregister for future COVID-19 vaccinations. They are now offering standby appointments for all seniors 65 and older. To register online go to: vax.mymanatee.org  or to register by phone, call 311 between 8am - 5pm.

·      Sarasota County has a new vaccine appointment system which is Everbridge based and allows you to create an account and then register for upcoming vaccine clinics. You’ll be able to create an account using a computer or a mobile app, and there will be a call center to assist you if you have questions during the process. Go to the website for Sarasota below to set up your appointment.

·      The Sarasota VA Clinic on Bee Ridge Road currently has or will have the COVID-19 Vaccine for veterans who are in the VA Health System. It is recommended that Veterans call the clinic at (941) 371-3349 extension 12512 to validate inclusion in the VA Health System and to get your name on an list of persons interested in receiving the inoculations. They are currently serving persons who are over 75 years of age and in the VA system. If you get your name on the interest list, and you are younger than 75, they will contact you once they reach your age category.

 


JANUARY 2021 NEWS

The CDC provides the most up to date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and the vaccinations available. The CDC is updating this site often, due to the new information that is found.

Getting vaccinated is one of the many steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Protection from COVID-19 is critically important because, for some people, it can cause severe illness or death.

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like masks and social distancing, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.

Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

The links below will give you information regarding the vaccines available and considerations for your review.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fvaccines%2Fabout-vaccines%2Fhow-they-work.html




DECEMBER NEWS

Parish Health Ministry Team -- December News

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Parish Health Ministry (PHM) Team members, Mary Luecke (Spring participant) and Christine Gruschkus-Wright (Fall participant) graduated from the Foundations program, sponsored by BayCare Health System - St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. The ceremony was held at The Franciscan Center in Tampa.

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing curriculum is an intensive course built to equip those wishing to either become a faith community nurse in their faith community or to strengthen the ministry in which they are already involved.

The Dedication Ceremony included both the Spring and Fall, 2020 course participants. Due to COVID-19, the in-person ceremony was postponed until recently. It included the 19 graduates from faith communities from all areas of FL and the staff from St. Anthony’s. The ceremony was also Zoomed for those unable to attend in person. Strict COVID-19 precautions were adhered to and outdoors visiting was wonderful on the beautiful grounds.

With the completion of the Foundations classes and the tremendous information gathered there, both Mary and Christine and all the PHM Team members are committed to making sure Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church not only has a Parish Health Ministry, but one that is solidly based on a strong Foundation for years to come.





Call Marcia Reth at 941-753-0183 if you are interesting in learning more.  




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.



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!

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