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ISRAEL TRIP -- Oct 30-Nov 8, 2019 -- only $3799 incldg air & hotel, etc.

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:22 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated May 9, 2019, 7:43 PM ]

This is a fantastic price, especially during the perfect weather time of year for visiting Israel!

Make your Bible study come alive!

Enjoy 10 days experiencing the places where Jesus walked, including a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Mount of Olives, walk to specific sites in Old City of Jerusalem, and so much more.

Tour price (per person) includes roundtrip air from Tampa (including $700 govt. taxes/airline imposed international surcharges), First Class hotels, breakfast & dinner daily, comprehensive sightseeing, porterage & entrance fees to all tour destinations. 

This will be a trip of your lifetime!!

For a detailed brochure, contact Pastor Curt Adams at 517-317-2303 or email to: .

GERMANY TRIP -- Where Luther Walked

Pastor Curt and Joyce Adams will be the host couple for Fall, 2020 11-day trip to Germany to visit sites important in the life of Martin Luther and attend the Oberammergau Passion Play. 

You are encouraged to learn more about the trip via a wonderfully informative film on the Oberammergau Passion Play, as well as a documentary entitled “Where Luther Walked”, featuring the late Roland Bainton, author of the award- winning Luther biography Here I Stand. Even if you don’t plan on taking the trip, these two films are worth seeing!

Even though the trip is more than a year away, reservations need to be made VERY SOON! The Oberammergau Passion Play sells out more than a year in advance. 

For more information, or to receive a Reservation Form for the trip, please contact Pastor Curt: phone - 517-317-2303;
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Join the Germany Journey: Martin Luther Trail and Oberammergau Passion Play 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

- Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners.   

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

- Comprehensive sightseeing and transfers by private motor coach.   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Pastor Curt: phone - 517-317-2303;
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The Fellowship Board is asking for volunteers to help out for Sunday Fellowship.

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

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

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

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

Join the choir. All welcome regardless of experience.  

Winter visitors are more than welcome!!  

We rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

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



What is SCRIP? ? ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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