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LWML -- Women's Conference April 17th at BSLC

posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:18 PM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Apr 5, 2021, 12:39 PM ]



LWML Women's Conference April 17th

Ladies of Beautiful Savior: on Saturday, April 17th our church will be hosting a women’s conference from 9-1.

Registration fee is $8 which includes a light breakfast and lunch. We will have a church service with communion, a bible study, guest speakers from Veterans Outreach and Honor Flight and wonderful fellowship.

There is a sign up sheet on the LWML table in the fellowship hall. We hope you join us for this event. Any questions see Lucy Fuller, Dolly Morris or Rose Reese.



Lutheran Women in Mission NEWS

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




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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.

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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.