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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.