The Heart Beat for March 24, 2013



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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool

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Connecting People to Jesus as we gather, grow and go.

The Heart Beat for March 24, 2013


CALENDAR for the Week of March 24-31

Sun. 8:00 am – Worship w/ McDonald baptism

9:30 am – Education Hour

9:30 am – Connections class

10:45 am – Worship w/ Communion

12:00 pm – 5 & 6th filling Easter Eggs

12:15 pm – People of Passion Mtg.

6:00 pm – Evening Worship w/ Communion

Mon. No Preschool Classes

1:00 pm – Staff Meeting

Tues. 9:30 am – Organist Practice

Wed. 6:30 am – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study

9:30 am – Organist practice

11:00 am – Preschool Chapel

2:45 pm – Preschool Chapel

6:00 pm – Youth Hang Out

6:00 pm – Confirmation

6:30 pm – Handbell Choir

7:30 pm – Adult Choir/Easter Rehearsal

Thurs. Maundy Thursday

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

11:00 am – Preschool Chapel

6:00 pm – Adult Catechism Class

7:00 pm – MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

Fri. GOOD FRIDAY

Church Office Closed

No Preschool Classes

7:00 pm – GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

Sat. 10:00 am – Easter Egg Hunt

Sun. EASTER SUNDAY

6:30 am – Easter SonRise Service w/Comm.

7:30 am – Easter Breakfast until 10:30 am

8:00 am – Easter Worship w/ Communion

9:30 am – Easter Worship w/ Communion


11:00 am – Easter Worship w/ Communion

Please note – there will be no 6:00 pm Easter Service


PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
PASTOR ADA has a new phone number – please mark your records – (913) 669-1157.
EASTER LILIES There is sign-up sheet in the narthex for you to provide Easter Lilies. The cost of each plant this year is $7.00. Please put on the sign-up sheet if you wish to indicate the lilies to be in memory of or celebration of a person or event. Questions contact Sharon Kester.
EASTER EGG PARTY!! Today – The 5th and 6th grade classes are invited to an egg filling party from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The kids will be eating lunch, filing the Easter eggs for the egg hunt, and playing games. On Saturday, March 30 the 5th and 6th grade are invited to help run the egg hunt from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

EASTER EGG HUNT will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. All children through 4th grade are invited to attend the egg hunt. Don’t forget your basket to hunt the eggs! If you have any questions please contact Pastor Ada.

EASTER BREAKFAST There will be breakfast served on Easter Sunday from 7:30 – 10:30 am. It is being hosted by the Senior Youth and proceeds will go toward funds for their activities. A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the breakfast. Come join us downstairs and enjoy a yummy breakfast and spend time in fellowship with your Church family.

PALM SUNDAY CROSSES A special thank you to the 5th & 6th grade Sunday school class for making the crosses presented to you today during worship. They will also be leading the Children’s message along with Ms. Carolyn Hanson. Thank you for always being willing to help with the Palm Sunday worship as you have for the past several years.
PINNACLE RIDGE THANK YOU The residents of Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home were very appreciative of the people that came and sang carols last week. It brightened their day and put smiles on their faces! ……Elizabeth
PARISH EDUCATION
MYTH BUSTER’S CLASS The class will focus on the many misconceptions concerning the Office of the Keys – Church Discipline. The class meets Monday evenings at 6:00 pm and led by Rev. Richard Pingel. Please note – there will be no class this week, but classes will resume on April 1st.
SUNDAY SCHOOL This week in Sunday School – The children are reading Luke 22:1-23 and focusing on the events of Holy Week especially the Lords Supper.  Currently the education hour offerings are being collected for Together In Mission. To learn more about TIM please see the mission bulletin boards on the landing of the stairway.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BSLC SPRING CLEAN-UP There are many projects around the church that need to be addressed as the weather improves. The trustees are hosting a spring work day on April 6th from 8:00 am until noon. Most of the projects will be outdoors which will include some flower bed maintenance and planting. A light breakfast will be provided before work begins to make sure energy levels are high. Please contact any member of the board of trustees if you have a question or a project you would like considered. Thanks.


MLM CONGREGATIONAL SERVANT EVENT Come and serve people who are elderly and needy, in Jesus' name, on Saturday, May 4th from 8 am to 4 pm. We will be partnering with Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) to clean up yards and paint exteriors (first floor only) of people who are elderly or needy. Many of these persons have received notices from their city governments to improve the exterior of their homes. These notices have accompanying fines of $500-$1,000 which the residents cannot afford. You will not only be showing Jesus' love to our neighbors in need, but also reducing the stress in an elderly person's life. Contact Nathan Harkins at 913-669-6410 or nathan.a.harkins@hotmail.com if you have any questions. A sign-up sheet and release forms will be available in the narthex.
PRESCHOOL NEWS
BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR PRESCHOOL’S SILENT AUCTION & BAKE SALE Beautiful Savior Preschool’s silent auction & bake sale is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and we need your help to make it a success. This year’s funds will help purchase new toys and equipment for our playground! The auction & bake sale will be held April 1-8, 2013. Silent Auction items will be set up in the preschool hallway for you to bid on. (Jayhawk fans-check out the autographed team basketball!) Make sure to check out the bake sale treats, too! You will find those in the preschool hallway during the school week and in the narthex on Sunday, April 7th.

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR PRESCHOOL NIGHT AT PAPA MURPHY’S PIZZA Join us from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th, for Beautiful Savior Preschool Night at Papa Murphy’s Pizza, located at 119th St. & Blackbob Rd. Plan to take home a freshly made pizza that night for dinner and help support the kids at our preschool! For more information about all of our upcoming fundraising events, contact the preschool office at 913-780-6889.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Beautiful Savior Preschool has a Parent’s Night Out co-op that meets the first Friday of each month from 6:00-9:30 pm. Parents who participate in PNO take turns watching children here at the church so other parents can have a night out without the kids. The kids do crafts, read stories, watch a video, and play. Children at least 12 months old and walking through 2nd grade may participate in Parent’s Night Out. We are currently looking for additional parents to sign-up to participate in this program for the months of May through August 2013. A sign-up sheet will be available on the bulletin board outside of the preschool office as well as in the narthex through April 14th. If you would like additional information, please contact Christy Stapf in the preschool office at teachers@bslcks.org.
TIME TO REGISTER FOR PRESCHOOL Preschool enrollment for 2013-2014 is now open. We are excited to announce new hours and several new classes being offered for 2013-2014. Enrollment forms can be found on the church website or in the information rack in the Sunday school hallway. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Kristi Lam or Christy Stapf at 913-780-6889 or e-mail us at preschool@bslcks.org.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY

CRAFT NIGHT We had a total of 16 ladies last Friday at our monthly CRAFT night! So our group is growing! If you enjoy spending time with other women and working on any hobbies you may be letting slide, please join our growing ranks! The next CRAFT night will take place on Friday, April 12. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us!

SECRET PRAYER SISTERS The names have been drawn and little goodie bags along with the name of your prayer sister were placed in your mailboxes last week. We are very excited that the group has grown to 29 members! If you would like to join – we can still make accommodations for you! Our first event will take place Sunday, April 21st Look for more information to come. Remember – keep your sister in your prayers at all times! Debbie, Jana & Trish
DEVOTIONAL TEA PARTY Ladies – you are cordially invited to visit www.facebook.com/TheLWML every Saturday morning in March at 9:00 am to participate in a fun “A cup of Kay Devotional Tea Party!” No need to RSVP! Find all the details for this fun, FREE event by visiting www.lwml.org. Click on the “EVENTS” tab at the top of the page, then click on “Cup with Kay.”
YOUTH MINISTRY
CONFIRMATION/PRE-CONFIRMATION STUDENTS If you are in need of more hours for you church service projects, there is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for acolytes for our midweek Lent services and services for Holy Week. Please check to see where you would like to serve and sign up in the appropriate spaces.
UPCOMING HANGOUTS:

Wednesday, March 27th @ 6:00 pm
BSLC HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP 2013

July 15th - 20th - East St. Louis, Missouri


The Students will work to share the love of Jesus with those in the St. Louis area. They will be doing hands on construction, people/relational ministry, and working with kids at The Rock (St. Peter's Lutheran Church), as well as the St. Louis and East St. Louis areas. Registration flyers are available on a clipboard in the narthex and have been put in the church mailboxes of the high school youth. Please contact Pastor Ada, Tiffany & Nathan Harkins, or Gina Raetzel if you have any questions.

MISSION MINISTRY
PLEASE FILL OUR BOX WITH TOWELS!! We are collecting new bath towels (smaller than 52"x27"; dark color preferred). We still need at least 80 towels to meet our goal! If you don't have time to shop, we will be happy to shop for towels with your cash donations. (Envelopes are available by the donation box.) Every $5 donation will buy 2 towels! These towels will be assembled into care kits for Lutheran World Relief to distribute in disaster situations. Contact Joyce Webber or Charlotte Hundley if you have questions. Your help is greatly appreciated!
COMING NEXT MONTH - A baby shower for KVC -- Details will be announced soon! (But if you can't wait, you can get more information from Vickie Wingfield or Joyce Webber.)
"FILL A SACK FOR JESUS' SAKE" If you have donations for the quarterly food drive for the LUMA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency) food pantry please place your donations in the white Ford F-150 in the parking this morning. You can also place a monetary donation for LUMA in the locked box inside the wooden box. Please help refill the pantry shelves after the holidays. Thanks for your support!
COMMUNITY NOTICES

YOU ARE INVITED to attend a retirement celebration honoring Rev. Lee Hovel, as he celebrates 40 years in Pastoral ministry, 24 of which have been at Trinity Lutheran in Shawnee Mission. The celebration will be held at Shawnee Mission High School on Sunday, April 14. Worship Service begins at 10:00 am with a brunch immediately following. Please RSVP to Helen Smith, retiredhs@gmail.com or 816-679-7519.

CAREER PROGRAMS The Central Resource Library (Johnson County Library) will hold several seminars for those who are looking for jobs and how to transition into the marketplace. There are several copies of these programs posted on a clipboard in the narthex. Please take one to review. These seminars are open to the public and are free of charge.
ADVICE AND AID PREGNANCY CENTERS, INC. is in need of volunteers and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS. For more information on volunteering in this ministry or to RSVP, please contact Mary Newcomer at 913-962-0200 or email volunteer@adviceandaid.com.
LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL


  • Open House, TODAY from 6:30 – 8:00 pm for all potential students and their parents to come tour the facility and talk to teachers, etc.

  • This year the Drama Department will be presenting, “Cheaper by the Dozen” for all to enjoy. Join us on Saturday, April 6 or Sunday, April 7 at 7 pm in the theater.

  • 24th Annual “Affair of the Heart” Auction, Saturday, April 13. Tickets are $15. and include dinner and both the Silent and Live Auctions.
  • LHS SPRING MUSIC TOUR will take place April 19 -23 and will take them through Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota before culminating at Lutheran High in KC on April 26 at 7:00 pm. Please join them on that date for the final performance of “Shine among them like stars in the Sky” Philippians 2:15b



Christian Caregiver Support Ministry

We may be stretched as we care for our loved one. Sometimes we may lose it. By God’s grace we will confess our failings and strive for forgiveness. I John 2:1-10 Christian Caregiver Support Ministry, a Biblically-based care giving support group meets weekly on Sundays at 4:00pm at Christ Lutheran. The group meets in the library via the school entrance. Come for support if you are involved in the care for your loved one. Contact Tom Frommer (913) 538-1119 for more information. www.christiancaregiversupport.com. Attend when it fits your schedule. If you feel called to help with this ministry we are still in need of facilitators, please join us on May 13 from 9:30 – 11:30 am for Christian caregivers and support ministry training. Contact Tom Frommer (913) 538-1119 for more information.


Our Stewardship Last Week (03-17-13)

Worship Attendance 139/201/14

Education Hour Attendance: 208

Our Gifts for the Lord’s Work:

Sunday Offering $12,250.00

Heifer Intl. 24.30

Midweek Lent (3-13) $430.20

Education Hour Offering: $102.00

Easter Lilies $7.00

Book Reimbursements $11.00

PLEASE BEWARE!! Do not leave car keys, wallets, etc. in your coat pockets when you hang them up in the narthex. With the doors closed they are out of sight and a would-be thief would have free rein to go through pockets and be gone before anyone noticed. This did happen to one of our members in another location where she worked and she wanted to pass the warning along.




THIS WEEK IN PRAYER
NEW PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
For Henry James McDonald, son of Jeff & Rebecca, as he is baptized this morning in the 8:00 am service.
For Rob & Tori Redfern, niece of Larry Freesemann, as they celebrate the birth of their son, Corbyn Michael, born on March 5.
For Tori Redfern, niece of Larry Freesemann, hospitalized Thursday, March 14 of complications of the delivery.
For Kristie Hoyme, sister of Becky Hainje, for healing after surgery for a shattered wrist resulting from a fall.
For Denny Reed, friend of the Krull family, who is recovering from surgery for engraftment of new cells.
For Alyssa Burdett as she finishes up her internship and awaits for her first call as a DCE.
For all those who are seeking employment; may they receive guidance and strength.
CONTINUED PRAYERS:
For Erik & Courtney Gaede as they rejoice in the birth of their daughter, Amelia Mae, born March 10.
For Carol Smith recovering from hip replacement surgery.
For Sharon Welch, sister of Debbie Seutter, recovering from ankle replacement surgery.
For Art Hammeke, Lisa Circle’s uncle, suffering with complications from diabetes.
FOR THOSE DEALING WITH LONG-TERM ILLNESS AND HEALTH CONCERNS:

For Denny Reed, friend of the Krull family (radiation & awaiting a donor); Jill Frith sister of Rev. Frith (ovarian cancer); Denise Johnson, Danniel Christensen’s grandmother (pancreatic cancer); Marjorie Schwangler, Lois Guttu’s sister (esophagus cancer); Jennifer Masengarb, Pastor’s cousin (breast cancer); Jess Alton, friend of the Krull’s (brain cancer); Dorothy Kjergaard (breast cancer); Sharon Clifton, friend of the Reffetts (breast cancer); Jeri Dawn Beverstock, daughter of Bob & Karen Rinne (shingles & Crohn’s Disease); Rosemary Fiscella (stage 4 cancer); Becky Schotte, friend of Kim Burdett (cancer); Tim Degner, Gail Mattern’s brother, (epileptic seizures); Joan Marotz, Matt Schultze’s aunt (stage 4 terminal cancer); Braden Hofen (neuroblastoma cancer); Derrick Trott, friend of the Obermueller family (tumors).

Those celebrating Birthdays this week: Gerry Harnisch, Maggie Brockschmidt, Kyle Shiever, Anne Yarnell, Kara Smith, Megan Brown, Lisa Circle, Claire Dahl, Ian Buchanan, Vicar Wingfield, Susan Chapa, Daniel Thompson, Emily Freese, Walter Schlef, Joanne Hanson, Anne Marston, Aunica McMullen, Jackson Caldwell.
Those celebrating Anniversaries this week: Rodney & Kathi Hughes.

FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEN & WOMEN:

Serving overseas: AFC Philip Berube (& Elizabeth) (Germany); PFC Jared Vinzant (Afghanistan) (Lindsay Grossman’s friend)
Serving stateside:

SRA Zach Hughes SGT Brandon Seutter

AIRMAN Jake Mattern SGT Michael Burdett

MAJOR Paul Kassebaum SGT Daniel Kassebaum

CAPT Andrew Barrier STAFF SGT Austin Nichols

LT Brandon Boxler SPC Ryan Gibson

SPC Dusty Dill A1C Brady Cox
FOR OUR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:

Samantha Ronsick, Lori Hughey, Tara Olson-Capps and all other expectant mothers.
FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL
For Vicar Bill & Vickie Wingfield during their vicarage year with us.
For Alyssa Burdett & Karen Webber as they continue their studies to pursue church work careers: For Katie Wisnieski during her DCE internship.
For Aaron Chittick as he finishes up his last year at the Seminary.
For Pastor Carlton Kjergaard, assisted by wife Dorothy, and the ministry of Word and Sacrament he brings to residents in nursing and retirement homes.

For our Missionaries: T.I.M. partners: Tim & Beth Heiney, Andrea Herman, and the Carlos Family (Guinea, West Africa); Dr. & Mrs. Brian Sorge & family (India). For Brian Rothove, Debbie Seutter’s brother (with Mercy International in Honduras).

THIS WEEK IN THE WORD

This guide is provided to help you prepare for next Sunday. Use it individually or with your family. Also included is a verse of Scripture to commit to memory to help you in your witness to your family, friends, and co-workers. It’s very simple…read the verse, reflect on the questions, say the Scripture to remember, and pray. Enjoy your time in the Word.


Monday: Job 19:23-27 What did Job say about the words that he was speaking?
Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 What is said aobut the old heaven?
Wednesday: Mark 16:1-8 Who did the women find at the tomb?
Thursday: Isaiah 65:17-25 What is said about animals?
Friday: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 What is the last enemy to be destroyed?
Saturday: Luke 24:1-12 What did the 2 men ask the women?
Scripture to remember: 1 Corinthians 15:19








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