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BSLC Mission: To connect family, friends, neighbors
and community with our Beautiful Savior.
BSLC Vision: To become a congregation of committed
disciples growing in faith in God, and known in our
community for our spirit, hospitality, and compassion.
At the August Quarterly Meeting, I asked those in attendance to write down three things
that they felt this congregation should be focused on for the near future. I compiled the
answers and put them on cards that have hung in Werner Hall for the last few weeks
with the invitation to go over and group the cards as you saw them interconnecting with
other cards. The collage of ideas has shifted over time with the cards migrating and
being organized in different ways. It has solidified into a picture of what we should
The image I see is one of a Tree of Faith: Rooted, Reaching, and Bearing Fruit. We
have planted the tree of faith and it has rooted (Faith Formation). Now is the time to
help it flourish by helping it branch out to the community (Outreach/Service) and bear its
fruit (youth & family). We are rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ, but we must continue
our study and reflection on what that means- discipleship. Nourished in our faith we
reach out, sharing and caring, showing the love of God in Jesus Christ in the world.
Finally, like all living things, this tree knows that it must bear fruit and bring in the next
generation. [There were two other groupings that some might see as distinct. One is,
as they are more outcomes than process (bigger church, more members, more money,
etc.). The other is a collection that I see rightly by the collection of faith formation and
outreach. That deals with what we might call invitation
What are we going to do as a congregation to live out our Mission and Vision as we
focus our efforts to Root, Reach, and Bear fruit? How will they all interplay? How will
our Ministry Teams organize themselves and plan to better live out all of this? How will
the Church Council organize to live this out? How will our Mission Plan be affected by
all of this? How will the staff prioritize effort augment the congregations future focus?
Lots of questions as we go forward, but we go forward in Faith!
So some possible ways to respond to those questions:
1) Ministry Teams- evaluate what you do and how you do it. Dream, design, and
plan ways of going forward using the Mission, Vision and Focus. Look at your
Mission Planning forms and plan ahead.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Tucson, Arizona
Vol 38 No 9 SEPTEMBER 2015
A Monthly Publication of
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Mon-Thurs 9:30 AM - 4:00PM
Phone: 744-2665 Fax: 572-2068
Beautiful Savior Academy
SUNDAY WORSHIP AT 9:00 A.M.
BLENDED SERVICE SEPTEMBER 6 & 20
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2
FOOD. FAITH. FURTHER 5:00-8:00 P.M.
WITH TAIZE WORSHIP
To connect family,
friends, neighbors and
community with our
Beautiful Savior Continued on page 6
Beautiful Savior Lutheran
is a member of the
Grand Canyon Synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop
The Rev. Stephen Talmage, Synod Bishop
Pastor Rev. David L. Pavesic
(520) 275-2410 for emergencies
Facebook: PrDavid Pavesic
Office Administrator Dorothy Pederson Admin & Clerical
Staff Jeremy Knight Director of Music &
Faith Formation Coordinator
Rebecca Solomon Accompanist
Academy Rhonda Karrer Director
Shanda Sundberg Assistant Director
Candace Camamo Kindergarten Teacher
Carrie Munyon Preschool Teacher
Lisa Vaskovic Preschool Teacher
Charlene DeWitt Preschool Teacher
Linda Spain Preschool Aide
Sharon Burgess Preschool Teacher
Kelly Jennings Preschool Aide
Rebecca Vorholzer Preschool Aide
Stephanie Arellano Aftercare Teacher
Congregation Council Betsy Marco *President
Brian Ackerman *Vice-President
Christine Newman *Secretary
Joan Swanson Mission Support
Shannon Bryant Living Lutheran
Sarah Claasen Faith Formation
Mary Perry Co-Treasurer
Sandy Petersen Treasurer Sig Smitt Offering Secretary
Karen Johnson Counters
Church Related and Supported Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA
Lutheran Social Services of the SW
Lutheran Campus Ministry at UA
CA Lutheran University,
Thousand Oaks, CA
Submit articles, photos,
and updates for the calendar
no later than the 10th
of each month, please.
Christ In Our Home Daily Devotionals Available
$3.00 Large Print
$1.50 Small Print
Available in the Narthex
Put envelope in the offering plate.
2015 Flower chart ~
is Available in the Narthex Flowers must be paid for when you
reserve a date... please give the check to
Sandy Petersen or place in the offering
plate. Celebrate a special occasion, or
remember a special person, etc.
Cost is $35. Please make check payable
to Beautiful Savior.
Lutherans Linger Longer
(L L L) Please come and enjoy a
Cup of coffee and a goodie
Every Sunday after worship.
Werner Hall BSLC
Name Tags are Available! Would you like to learn names, or have others learn yours? Pick up a nametag
order form in the narthex, fill it out, and put it in the offering plate. Nametags are $8. Write additional names on a sheet of
paper if needed. Please mention if you cannot use the magnets.
Gods Work, Our Hands Day Sunday, September 13, 2015
Lets proclaim our Beautiful Savior in Word and Deed by
showing the community that Gods Work is being done
through Beautiful Saviors hands.
Information and sign-up sheets for the following ideas are in
the narthex, please consider choosing one and helping out:
Would you like to put a smile on a childs face?
Jazmyns Blanket of Hope will be visiting Banner Diamond childrens center.
Do you enjoy cooking? And like kids?
SPLASH House Eat and Play! We will cook a simple meal at church and then
take the prepared food to a neighborhood foster home . We will then deliver the
food, and spend time with the children and house parents.
Like to bake bookies? Make people smile?
Greet & Treat. Help by baking or preparing cookies for delivery. Dough will be
purchased from Costco. Sign up to bake or deliver cookies, recommend a local
business or agency in our neighborhood as a recipient.
Love the Dollar Store?
Totes and Toiletries for ICS Clients. Take home one of the plastic totes on
September 6 or 13. Fill it up with at least 5 of the recommended products from
the list and return them to church by September 20th. (Delivery date TBD)
Like to Walk? Enjoy seeing how other people have landscaped?
ICS Food Drive. We will hang bags on neighborhood doors on September 6 and
return to pick them up on the 13th.
Water! Walk local parks and shopping centers to hand out cool drinks.
Sunday, September 13th Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
10:00 a.m.Noon Sponsored by Walgreens.
Free with most insurance plans.
Lets work together to earn additional funds for our school! There are several ways that you can help earn additional funds for Beautiful Savior Academy with very little effort on your part. By simply shopping at Frys and Target we will earn a percentage of your
purchases. Please take a few moments and follow the directions below to connect to our school.
Please note that all Frys customers must re-enroll in the community rewards program yearly. We will
not receive any additional funds from your purchases until you reactivate your enrollment.
Frys Community Rewards Program:
*If you do not have an online Frys account, please go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com to set one up
before following the directions below.
1. Go to www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2
2. Select Sign-in
3. Enter your email and password then select sign-in
4. Select My Account, you should see Account Summary at the top
5. Scroll down, Click ENROLL under Community Rewards. If prompted,
enter personal information
6. Under Find Your Organization:
Enter the NPO number 80660 for Beautiful Savior Academy
7. Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization
8. Then select save changes
9. If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information
listed under Community Rewards on your Account Summary Page
Q Target Take Charge of Education
Connect your Target Visa Credit Card, Target Credit Card or Target Check Card to Beautiful
Savior Academy by visiting www.Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142
Our Target School Code is 15