November 13, 2019


BOLDLY SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST is our vision here at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.  We accept Jesus' Great Commission to go and make disciples of all people (Matthew 28:18-20).  We are a community of believers called by God to: Build relationships, Share Christ’s love, Live in God’s grace, Care for all people in need.


TELL THE NEXT GENERATION is our current theme, based on Psalm 78:4, which motivates us to appreciate the heritage of faith that has been handed down to us. It also motivates us to share that faith with all. We will Tell The Next Generation with our:

  • Vibrant Ministry
  • Courageous Witness
  • Faithful Legacy


Please pray for the following:

For Darren Cheshier, who remains in the hospital.

For Marcia Barber, who is in rehab at John Knox.


Thank you to all who made the Abounding Harvest such a success. Thank you to the Early Childhood Ministry Commission Board: Chris Troester, Justin Bliefnick, Barb Horsey, Kathy Tebbenkamp, Lisa Chapman, Lynn Burhke, John Bearman and Katherine Palmer. Thank you to Mark and Staci Mathes for your wonderful job of being an MC, an auctioneer and a DJ. Thank you to the check out crew: Elise Barry, Erin Niemeyer, Jan Troester & Pam Williams. Thank you to the beverage crew: Rick Chapman, Paul Lampe, Chuck & Corinne Palmer. Thank you to Donna Steele and her crew for the fabulous meal. Thank you to the Abounding Love teachers for the multitude of tasks: Pam Lampe, Dawn Lynch, Lindsay Umstattd, Stephanie Wood, Heather Kleinsasser, Jackie Braton, Caroline Hale, Abbey Wilson, Sarah Claassen, Priscilla Diaz, Stacy Gordey, Ash Calder, Sabrina Ethridge & Katelyn Mason.

 “Well done, good and faithful servants”

If you would like to nominate someone who has given of their time or talents to the Glory of God here at Beautiful Savior, please help us recognize them. Send their name and information about their service to Lisa at

News and Events – This Week

Special Speaker, Eric Eichinger, to be at BSLC TOMORROW, November 13! BSLC’s second vicar, now Pastor Eric of Bethel Lutheran in Clearwater, FL, will come and speak about his book “The Final Race- The Incredible World War II story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire.” Learn about the amazing life of Eric Liddell, who was not just an Olympian, but more importantly served as a missionary in China. Your faith will be strengthened by this amazing true story. It will start at 6:30, and there will be time for questions and book signing. Invite your friends!

More than Moms’ next meeting will be on November 14th at 6:00 p.m. We will be hearing from local author, Janet Huxley. Janet is a teacher at a private academy in Kansas City, volunteers as a Stephen Minister, leads small groups, and officiates as a judge with USA Swimming. Her book, Milk and Honey Land, recently won an Author Academy Award for best memoir of 2019. She will be speaking to our group about grace and forgiveness. Following Janet’s presentation, we will be making advent calendars with 24 days of random acts of kindness. Come for snacks and fellowship at 6 p.m. Meeting will get started at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions or want to be included on the Evite that goes out monthly, contact Betsy Cochran at 816.210.8642.

 On Saturday, November 16th at 11 a.m., the More than Moms group will be putting together "Hero Bags" for our local first responders in the basement. Bring the whole family for this fun service project! We'll be serving pizza. If you're interested, please text Betsy Cochran at 816-210-8642, so we can be sure to have enough pizza for everyone!

                                                                                                                                                            BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Our Wednesday morning Bible class is using the 2017 film ‘Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” It studies the events of the Reformation, and clips of the film will enhance our time together in the Word of God. Join us at 10:00 am on Wednesday.

Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30 as Norm Baldwin leads us in a Bible Study on Lutheran Worship, titled JOY;FULLY LUTHERAN. Grab a cup of coffee and meet us in the FLC.


We are teaming with St. Matthew Lutheran Church again this year to serve the Christmas Dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 711 Benton Blvd, KCMO, on Sunday, December 8.  Please sign up if you can donate a pie or if you can help serve the meal.  Pies need to be at the church kitchen by 10:45 on December 8.  Watch for more details!


Nov 20       “You Matter” Tour, Speaker: Heather Ruesch
Nov 27       Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Dec 6          Christmas Decorating Party 6:30 pm
Dec 8          Our Redeemer meal 3:30 pm
Dec 21        Christmas Program 3:30 pm

“Raising our kids seems impossible. So, let’s do it together”. The You Matter Tour is coming to BSLC Wednesday, November 20th. There will be a presentation for teens and adults. Our 7th – 12th grades will be attending and we are encouraging parents especially to come too. The speaker, Heather Reusch, is a mother, a youth speaker, and the author of the book “Sexuality Mentality”. Join us as she presents a message of God’s value for every human life, and how that value shapes our entire lives, our every decision, our every action.

The first Christmas Program practice will be Saturday, November 23rd in the Sanctuary from 9:00 – 10:00. The Kindergarten through 4th graders will participate in the 4th annual Beautiful Christmas Music Program titled “Mary’s Treasure”, which will be December 21st at 3:30 in the FLC. Other rehearsals will be on December 7th, 14th & 21st. Parents are asked to stay for the short music rehearsal.

Join us on Friday, December 6, at 6:30 for the Annual Christmas Decorating Party!  Everyone attending should bring an appetizer to share.  We’ll eat, fellowship, and decorate for Christmas. Please sign up!

4th Annual Beautiful Christmas Music Program “Mary’s Treasure” Join us for a special musical celebration of Jesus’ birth on December 21st at 3:30 pm in the FLC at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Here is the information for all those who will be participating:  Preschool through 4th Grade practices are Saturday, November 23, December 7, 14, and 21 from 9:00 -10:00 am in the church sanctuary. (Parents: please stay for the practice.)
There will be a costume fitting on December 14th from 9:00 – 10:30

On Wednesdays in Advent, Dec. 4, 11, & 18, please take note of the following schedule:
6:00 worship
6:45 meal
7:15-8:00 midweek and confirmation

We will see you there as together we prepare to celebrate the Incarnation of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

HOLIDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:  Mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Sat.  Dec. 21 (No worship service)
Sun. Dec. 22 (Regular worship times; no Sunday School/Bible Class)
Tue. Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
      3:00 p.m. - Traditional Family Service
      5:00 p.m. – Contemporary Family Service
      7:00 p.m. - Traditional Festival Service (with Holy Communion)
      9:00 p.m. - Traditional Festival Service (with Holy Communion)
Wed. Dec. 25 - (No worship service)
Sat. Dec. 28 (No worship service)
Sun. Dec. 29 (Regular worship times; NO Sunday School/Bible Class)
Tue. Dec. 31 – 5:00 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Service (with Holy Communion)

CANCELLATIONS: As winter approaches, please be aware that we announce all cancellations via email and facebook. So, if the weather looks questionable, please check those communications, or phone a friend who can check for you!


BLAZE High School Youth Group

  • November 24th Praise & Worship 6:00 pm
  • December 15th Port-A-Party from 4:00 – 8:00

FIRE Junior High Youth Group

  • December 15th Cookie Train – Deliver cookies to local Police Station, Fire Stations and Hospitals to show appreciation for their service.

Community News

Our neighbors at Prairie View have opened a “Family Support Closet” for needy families. We have already given them food from our VBS food drive, as well as other miscellaneous toiletries. They are experiencing an increase in families who have some very basic needs that we can help meet. The items they are requesting at this time are COATS, HATS & GLOVES. Please don’t bring bags of used clothes. Drop off the items listed in the food pantry tubs or the copy room. Thank you. We can be Jesus with skin on to our neighbors in need.

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