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Baby Shower in March -- Donations for Community Pregnancy Clinic

posted Aug 18, 2016, 4:58 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Feb 22, 2021, 12:22 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!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!! -- Join our 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:

Linda’s email is:

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. 

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.


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


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” 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!!