“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God;  I will strengthen you.  I will help you, I will uphold you with my  righteous right hand.”   Isaiah 41:10

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.  

MITES PROJECTS -- 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:


  • Next meeting will be Monday, September 17 at 10 AM 
  • October meeting will be Monday, October 8th AT 10AM
  • LWML Sunday – October 14, 2018. Our door offering will be given to “Throne of Grace”.  we will welcome a representative from “Throne of Grace” as part of LWML Saturday.   “Throne of Grace” is a ministry that works with homeless men and women.  Pastor Todd also works with this group and Beautiful Savior recently collected much needed items for them which they greatly appreciated.   

        Come and have breakfast with us also that day!

 “Serving the Lord with Gladness”  Psalm 100:2a

“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:19

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”  Philippians 4:7


Did you know there are still many ladies that are not signed up to get the Evangel and all the other news from the LWML FL-GA District online? Please share with them how easy it is to get ALL the district news, including the Evangel, delivered to their computer.   
1. Go to www.flgalwml.com  website and on the home page there is a little box titled “Join a Mailing List.” Select LWML FL-GA District Subscription.   

2. Type your friends name and email address in appropriate boxes and CLICK on “Join List.” That’s it!


                                                                                                                     The might of mites... see where our 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


Remember to recycle those used printer cartridges, cell phones, e-readers, tablets, digital cameras, laptops, etc. Please place them in the bins under the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. They will be gratefully accepted.


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

Notes from Dolly Morris...

The two travelers on the way to Emmaus met Jesus and after they recognized Him they hurried back to Jerusalem to tell the disciples and others that He was alive. That message is repeated each Easter in Christian churches all over the world. Does it stop there? I hope not because it is the foundation of our faith. I Corinthians 15:17  

We have the assurance that our faith is not in vain and therefore the hope of eternal life. This is what we want to share by reaching out to others and helping to meet some of their needs in the name of Jesus. That is the goal of Lutheran Women in Mission.



New mite boxes can be found in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you again for using those mite boxes.



Many of you may be familiar with Hope Seeds since it originated right here in Manatee County about 17 years ago. They have distributed millions of seeds to many people in 57 different countries and are still going strong. Be sure to come and listen to the latest stories of where and how these seeds are distributed. “Plant a Seed! Feed a Soul!”


Our new program “READY, SET, RECYCLE” has added some other items to the list. You already know & greatfully show your support by bringing in empty (used) ink cartridges from your computer's home printer. -- But check out the new items we're accepting for recycling. 

If you no longer use the following items, we have a place for them and will gladly accept them to be recycled. You can bring in used:

  • Pagers,
  • PDA’s,
  • DVD players,
  • i-Pods,
  • MP3 players,
  • Digital Cameras,
  • Laptop Computers,
  • GPS Systems,
  • Scientific/Graphing Calculators,
  • Tablets,
  • e-Readers and i-Pads.

Wow! We have really gone technical. Keep us in mind if you replace or no longer need these items. Bins for your donations are under the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks again!

Our LWML here at Beautiful Savior continue to collect those mites and disburse special gifts to needed charities. Hope Family services recently received the toiletries and used cell phones that you have given. Other recipients of your generosity were the children of Manatee County who are designated as homeless. An added thank-you to all who keep our “Meals on Wheels” barrel full. There is always a need for food and summer is a crucial time as many families can no longer rely on free school lunches.

  • We meet on the second Monday of each month at 10am in the Wayman Still Administration Bldg's library / conference room. 

May your heart be blessed with new joys this fall!

Stay up to date on all the LWML happenings in the Florida-Georgia district at: www.flgalwml.com 


You can always find more national information on the LWML website:  www.lwml.org