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    August 4th Sermon: Your Kingdom Ephesians 2:1-10 1 John 2:15-17 Communion

    August 11 Sermon: Your Will Ephesians 3:14-21 1 John 5:13-15

    August 18

    Sermon: Give us today Luke 12:22-31 Exodus 16:4-8 Communion

    August 25 Sermon: Forgive us Matthew 18:21-35 End of summer BBQ by

    men’s group Blessing of the backpacks

    Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

    Newsletter The

    August 2019

    Gathering Growing

    Going in Christ

    President’s Post ..................... 1 BSLS Registration 2019-20 .. 2 Pastor’s Message ................... 3 Scam Alert............................. 3 Vacation Bible School .......... 4 Fall Sunday School ............... 5 Elders Message ..................... 6 Birthdays & Anniversaries .... 7 Kitchen Painting .................... 7

    Table of Contents

    Chili and Pie Cookoff ............7 Thanks to the Flooring Crew .7 Blessing the Backpacks .........8 Game Night ...........................8 Church Work Day .................8 End of Summer BBQ ............8 Men and Women’s Group .....8 Financial Report ....................9 August Calendar ..................10

    President’s Post

    Greetings everyone! It has already been a busy summer and I am enjoying watching many of you being involved in the programs at Beautiful Savior. The Friday Night Game Nights, Mystery Dinner, and Vacation Bible School have all been successful, and I’m looking forward to the Chili and Pie cook- off on August 17th.

    VBS Success – Thank you to everyone who helped make Vacation Bi- ble School a success this year! I got to be the crew leader for the 2nd and 3rd graders and was constantly impressed by the planning, coordination and energy that went into making VBS successful.

    Roofing Project - Last year we had a successful fund-raising campaign to pay for repairs to the roof over the Narthex and covered breezeway. The Sanctuary and Parish Hall roofs are in poor condi- tion and must be replaced also. Bids were received last year, and each will cost approximately $25,000. We already have $10,000 in designated donations for this work, so another $15,000 needs to be raised to do the next phase.

    LutherInn Basement Floor - The vinyl floor in the basement of Lu- therInn, which is used as our main pre-K classroom, is being replaced this summer by volunteers. If you have time to help with this project, let Bill Kittler know. Donations are also being accepted to defray the cost

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    Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and Preschool 16919 33rd Avenue South - SeaTac 98188 206-246-9533 Beautiful-Savior-Seatac@comcast.net (new!) Mrs. Kittler BSLS Director beautifulsaviorls@gmail.com

    Office Hours: 9:00 am—1:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am—12:00 Friday

    Pastor Christopher Howell pastorchowell@gmail.com A member of the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    of the new flooring.

    Church Picnic Round 2 - The Men’s Group is hosting a church picnic on August 25th beginning at 11:15, after the 2nd service. This will be a celebration of summer and a kick-off of the new school year for all the children and parents in attendance.

    In preparation for the onsite picnic, an all-hands work party has been called for the morning of Saturday, Au- gust 24th. The Parish Hall is rented that day, so all the workers will need to be gone by noon. Donuts and cof- fee will be served in LutherInn for the workers beginning at 8AM.

    Thanks for your continued support!

    Jeff Thoelke, Board President

    mailto:beautifulsaviorls@gmail.com

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    Lord’s Prayer- The Prayer that

    Shapes Your Life.

    “Pray continually, rejoice always, and give thanks in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:17)

    When Jesus’ disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray”, he gave them this prayer as a model to pray like Him. Jesus knows that because of our sinfulness, we can find prayer to be difficult. Surprisingly we can for- get that when we pray this prayer, we are praying the very prayer that the Son of God taught us to pray. This news can be amazingly comforting and bold, as the words that we say is what God wants us to lift up. We are not asking of God anything that He does not already want us to ask from Him, since we are using His own words.

    As we dig into the Lord’s Prayer and see how it enriches our lives of faith. Take some time this month and reflect on what you are actually saying

    What do you find is the most shocking petition?

    What is easy to pray about the Lord’s prayer?

    What are some of the hardest parts for you to pray in it?

    What changes is it asking you to make in your life?

    How could you or your family use the Lord’s Prayer in your daily lives?

    This prayer just like our salvation is one that hits on many levels. God has already accomplished this prayer. Yet it is also the prayer that is shaping and molding us as Christians. So, over the next few weeks re- flect on what you are saying and how God wants you to live and pray.

    Scam alert

    Recently a few members received an email that seemed to be from me. It was asking for gift cards to help a family in need. Such scams are either spoof email addresses or create look alike emails and will end with the pastor’s name. This scam is sadly an all too common reality today. It has happened a few times while I have been here and I receive several from pastors of the same nature. Jennifer Leach, the assistant director in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education said, “Scammers are good at convincing people there really is an emergency, so lots of people have made the trip to the Walmart or Target or CVS to buy gift cards to send these callers. And scammers love gift cards - it’s one

    of their favorite ways to get your money. These cards are like giving cash - and nearly untraceable, unless you

    act almost immediately.” If you or someone you know received one of these emails there are several things you can do. One is to

    verify in person or by phone any request involving money or personal information. Email and text messages are convenient but are easy to fake. If you have fallen for a scam, you can contact the company that you bought the card from. Sometimes they are able to trace the information. Agencies also urge you to contact the police if you fell victim to such a scam. Finally, the FTC has an online complaint page where you can enter your information www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov .

    Remember that Jesus says “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as

    snakes and as innocent as doves.” Along with that we are called “Forgive just as you have been forgiven.”

    Chris Howell

    http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

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    This year we went on an African safari. On our journey we followed the Israelites out of Egypt, through the wilderness leading to the promise land. But before that we learned about God’s great plan that leads us to him at the foot of the cross. We thank God for all the work that made VBS Sunday happen. We had a wonderful turnout. The kids also did a great job collecting for Luther- an Community Services and Refugees NW.

    Thank you to everyone who helped make ROAR VBS a success! There were 51 children who learned that when Life is unfair, scary, changing,

    sad and good...God is good! VBS would not have happened without these people:

    Opening, Closing and Music... Pastor Chris, Krista Johnson

    KidVid Cinema...Keisha Howell

    Spotlight...Kathy Fenster

    Hungry Herd Café...Doris and Floyd Moe, Carolyn McCosk- ery, Bridget Henshaw

    Stampede Sports...Phil Zafft, Gavin McCoskery, Hayet Alazar

    Wild Bible Adventure...Chris Kittler

    Imagination Station...Darcy Mey, Dawna Turk, Claire Mey

    Crew Leaders...Bill Kittler, Jeff Thoelke, John Gibbon

    Assistant Crew Leaders...Soli Alazar, Jordan Rillera

    Preschool...Kim Gibbon, Semay Alazar, Charlotte Rillera, Linda Pascual

    Sunday VBS BBQ Celebra- tion...Beautiful Savior Elders and their families

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    Fall Sunday School classes will resume on September 8th.

    This year we will have classes for preschool through high school.

     Preschool with Chris Kittler in the preschool room in the church basement

     Kindergarten-4th grade with Kim Gibbon in Andrew's Room in the church basement

     5th-9th grade with Spencer Johnson in the church balcony

     10th-12th grade with Keisha Howell in Luther Inn

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    Elder’s Corner –

    Free! Free! Have you seen any offers of free stuff? Come to an informational meeting and you will receive some free food or a free promotional item of your choice or a free vacation at a resort. Free cellphones or television programming when you join their plan. But being the skeptic that I am, I always wonder “what’s the catch?” And looking at the fine print at the bot- tom of the offer, there it is. Trapped in some room with a high-pressure salesperson to con- vince you to invest or buy something you don’t really want or need. Or locked into a phone or t