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SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
Academy, page 4
Continuation of Pastor’s
letter, page 5
Council, page 5
Bishop Deb Hutterer, page 6
LWR & IMA, page 7
Church Ministries, page 8
To Help & Serve Others,
WELCA Conference, page 10
SALCA, page 11
Assisting with Worship,
Sunday Worship at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
All services with Holy Communion
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs
9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & Academy
VISTAS February 2019
Noah had it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years on the way to the Promised Land. Moses was with the Lord for 40 days and nights while receiving the Law on Mt. Sinai. King David and King Solomon each reigned for 40 years. Jesus was tempted for 40 days in the Wilderness.
40 is a big deal in the Bible. It means “A LOT.” For Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, it is A LOT!
2018 was the year BSLC turned 40. February 5, 2018, saw us celebrat- ing those 40 years with special guests and the founding pastor, Dan Hodgson, preaching that Sunday. It was a great time to consider all that has happened, and all that has been accomplished in 40 years. It was A LOT!
A community of faith was established. An Academy that is well known and respected in this area was developed. Countless lives have been touched by the worship, ministry, and people of BSLC. It is A LOT of good news that has been shared, lived, and given here.
Here is the thing though- WE AREN’T DONE YET! Forty may be a lot, but there is a lot more that we are called to do.
So, read the Annual Report and see what has been done this year. See what is being looked forward to as we keep following Jesus into the future. Pray for the ministries, the church, its members, those who have yet to come, and for yourself to see where God is calling you to do your part.
For we go “Forty Forward” following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We remember this truth from Scripture: “Surely the LORD your God has blessed you in all your undertakings; he knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:7
So, knowing how blessed we are, and that God is with us providing what we need, we started our “Forty For Four” (40 4 4) Campaign. It’s goal was to raise $40,000 each year for 4 years. It was to provide money for
40 IS “A LOT”
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Church 7570 N Thornydale Road
Tucson, AZ 85741
Mon-Thurs 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
Phone: 744-2665 Fax: 572-2068
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significant repairs and improvements that would help us move into the future. Last year we raised $34580.94. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE TO MAKE THAT POSSIBLE!
With that money, we were able to make improvements in our HVAC equipment for the entire campus (18 units!), install a T-Coil Loop System for the Hearing Impaired in the Sanctuary (final equipment to be installed soon), and update the Sanctuary with new paint, carpet, and expanded tiled surfaces for acoustic improvement of the space.
Isn’t it amazing to see what we can do!? Yet, WE ARE NOT DONE YET! There is more, much more, we can and need to do. Here is a list of projects to be tackled (hopefully with your help!) in the next 3 years of the campaign: new sanctuary speakers, renovated and improved Narthex/Gathering Area, Parking Lot surfacing, better signage, phone system replacement for the campus, roof repairs for the Academy, repainting and other upgrades for the Academy, window repairs for leaky windows, etc. etc. etc..
There is a lot to be done as we have used this campus a lot. Plus, if you look at our calendar, our average worship attendance (up 7 from 2017), and the list of new members- we have a lot more use ahead of us! For those who come now, and for those who will come in the future, we need to attend to the task of moving us forward.
A letter with an intent form will be coming out around the anniversary date in February asking you to prayerfully consider how you may add to your giving and support this campaign. I ask that you fill it out and return it so we can start planning and seeking bids. Please help us move forward together.
SOME THINGS TO LOOK AT THIS YEAR:
Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist, our renters for over a year and a half now. They have had ups and downs in their search for a new home. How long they will remain with us is up in the air, but a question we should ask ourselves is, “What would it be like to share space for a longer time frame?” What are the pros and cons and things that would have to be worked out or done differently? Would it be worth it? I believe there is potential there that would help us utilize the building more and grow an income stream that will help support our ministries. Something to pray about at the very least.
Telecare- a connecting ministry to our members. This would be a ministry where volunteers would call through our membership list on a regular basis with a simple question- “Is there anything you would like the church to pray for?” That’s it. It isn’t a phone tree for announce- ments or recruitment/giving calls, it is simply calling people, saying ‘hi’ and asking if we can pray for something that is one their heart. There will be a training coming up about how to do that and handle things that can come up, as well as simple training on prayer. Contact me if you are interested in calling or praying.
Updating Information- please, please, please! Last year we asked
Beautiful Savior Lutheran is a member of the
Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop
The Rev. Deborah Hutterer Synod Bishop
Pastor Rev. David L. Pavesic
(520) 275-2410 for emergencies
Facebook: David Pavesic
Office Administrator Jenni Pavesic 744-2665
Staff W. Aaron Rice Director of Music
Rebecca Solomon Accompanist
Academy Rhonda Karrer Director, 579-1453
Candace Camamo Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Vaskovic Adv. Preschool Teacher
Sharon Burgess Preschool Teacher
Carrie Munyon Preschool Teacher
Rebecca Vorholzer Preschool Teacher
Daniela Faust Preschool Aide
Cindy Cooper Aftercare Teacher
Linda Spain Volunteer Helper Kelly Jennings P.E. Teacher
Congregation Council Kim Ogden President
Pete Pederson Vice-President
Jodi Layton Secretary
Asher Havenhill Liaison
Janice Lewis Liaison
Diana Lonbeck Liaison
Richard Mauthe Liaison
???? Treasurer (non-voting)
Sig Smitt Offering Secretary
Susan Kingsborough Counters
Community Connections—Monday, Feb. 11th at 6:30pm in the front office. Come and tell us about the organizations that are on your heart and that you support.
Joy Circle Bible Study—Tuesday, Feb 12 at 9:30am in Werner Hall. All ladies are invited to attend.
Pint with a Pastor- This is to be a space for respectful exploration, dialogue, and fellowship. WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 5 & 19 at 6:30pm WHERE: Zpizza on La Cañada and Naranja Dr.
Thursday, Feb. 14th—Due date for submissions to the March VISTA newsletter.
PrimeTimers—Thursday, Feb 14 at 12:30pm in Werner Hall. Join us for food and fellowship.
Signs of the Spirit—Thursday, Feb. 14 & 28. Join us in learning to sign parts of the Sunday worship liturgy, especially the Benediction song at the end of worship.
Do Day Crafters—Tuesday, Feb. 5 & 19 at 9:15am in Werner Hall. Learn a new craft or bring an idea for a craft!
Blankets of Comfort—Friday, Feb. 8 & 22 at 1pm in Werner Hall. Join us in cutting fabric for pillows and blankets, to crotchet or even learn to crotchet.
Property Work Day—Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 7am meet in the kitchen for snack and a lists of projects.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD…REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS MARCH 1ST! We need all of you to help by sharing our information with friends, family, and neighbors.
February has the Academy Team looking at all of our options for
the upcoming school year. With the approval of an Assistant Director,
we are considering extending the academy hours to better meet the
needs of our surrounding community. We are not sure what that might
be at this point, but we will be working diligently to get our plans in