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THE GATHER, GROW, & GO
IN THIS ISSUE
From the Desk of Pastor Schultz ......... 1, 3
News & Notes ...... 2 4
Christian Education ..................... 4
Womens Ministry ........................ 5
Youth ............................. 6
Worship Assistants .................... 7
Sunday Funnies ........... 8
C o n n e c t i n g p e o p l e t o J e s u s a s w e g a t h e r , g r o w , a n d g o .
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church &
13145 S. Blackbob Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
Church Office (913) 780-6023
Preschool Office (913) 780-6889
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR SCHULTZ
The old saying goes April Showers bring May flowers. Since I love flower gardening, I have always felt a fond connection to that proverb. In fact, on this rainy Wednesday (well past the deadline for this article), I stopped by the Grass Pad and bought some cannas, seeds, and onion plants.
April also brings many opportunities for service, celebration, fellowship, and worship. The list below shows an April that is perhaps the busiest since I have been here. You perhaps will not fit everything into your family schedule and that is okay. How-ever, I encourage you to take part in what you can as you seek to serve, celebrate, and worship with your family of faith!
April 1, Church Workday
Saturday at 8 am Help clean up the church property for spring (Volunteers needed).
April 8, Blessing of the Bikes
Saturday at 11 am Vicars evangelism project (Volunteers needed)
April 9, Community Fun Day
Sunday from 3-5 pm We welcome our community for fun, games, and food. (Volunteers needed)
April 11, Passover Seder Meal
Tuesday from 6-8 pm En-joy a Passover meal similar to what Jesus celebrated with the disciple on the night He was betrayed. Learn the deep connections between the Passover of Ex-odus and Holy Communion.
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For those dealing with long-term illness and health concerns:
Jeff Richards, cousin of Carisa McMullen (metastatic melanoma)
Randy Bell, co-worker of Dave Seutter (brain tumor)
Sherri Webb (stroke)
Karen Blatchford, friend of Amy Freiermuth (stage 4 breast cancer)
Chris Christensen, grandfather of Matthew Christensen (colon cancer)
Rose Young, friend of Pat Brackin (undergoing chemotherapy for cancer)
Aaron Krout, nephew of Bobbi Boxler (bone cancer)
Steve Martinez, friend of Danny Hundley (cancer)
Cisco Rodriquez, Tiffany Harkins cousin (awaiting a kidney donor)
Barbara Clark, co-worker of Pam Wellons (stage 3 uterine cancer)
Ronnie Parks, brother-in-law of Judy Landall and Ken Kreissler (prostate cancer)
Sharon Pierson (breast cancer)
Denise Johnson, grandmother of Danniel Christensen (pancreatic cancer)
Kendra Carlson, Lisa Bahrs sister (breast cancer)
Steve Petsch, friend of the Haake family (brain cancer)
Haydon Buck, cousin of Christy Stapf (ruptured brain aneurysm)
Pat Gossen (liver problems)
For Military Service Men and Women:
Serving stateside: SRA Zach Hughes, SGT Brandon Seutter, MAJOR Paul Kassebaum, WO Daniel Kassebaum, CAPT Andrew Barrier, STAFF SGT Austin Nichols, First LT Brandon Boxler, SRA Brady Cox, Danny Myers, SSGT Philip Berube & Elizabeth, AN Christian Burdett, PV2 Jaleel Counts, Sec-ond LT Stephen Kerns, and PV1 Dakota Pierson
Serving overseas: Geoff & Emma (Brockschmidt) Moores - Italy and CAPT Michele Kerns - South Korea
For Our Expectant Mothers: Laura Hefte, Kara (Smith) Zech, Samantha Ronsick, and all other ex-
For the Sake of the Gospel:
Vicar Michael Hofmann and his wife Stacy, as they serve among us for the next year.
*New additions to the continued prayer list are in red.
*Please contact the Church office when a prayer can be removed.*
NEWS & NOTES
THE GATHER, GROW, & GO NEWSLETTER PAGE 2 APRIL 2017
Zach Booth Correction of cell phone (402) 640-4171 Brock & Sharlene Sears (Brylee & Shaelee) 307 S. Truman Road Archie, MO 64725
Charles & Sharon Sears (Skylar) 302 W. Pine St. Archie, MO 64725 Gordon & Sharon Obermueller (Grant) 20766 Rosewood Dr. Bucyrus, KS 66013 Vicar & Stacy Hofmann Add Apt. #315 to their address
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NEWS & NOTES
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR SCHULTZ (continued from page 1)
April 13, Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday at 7 pm
April 14, Good Friday Worship Services
Friday at 5 pm and 7 pm Services will be different, but will have the same ser-mon
April 15, Easter Egg Hunt (Volunteers needed)
Saturday at 10 am
Easter Sunrise Worship Service Sunday at 6:30 am Weather permit-ting we begin in the narthex and pro-ceed to the outdoor chapel. This is a dif-ferent service from the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am services.
Easter Sunday Worship Services Sunday at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am
Easter Breakfast Youth Fundraiser Sunday from 7:30-10:30 am
April 23, Sunday BSLC 25
th Anniversary Celebration
Worship, Bible Class, and Congregation Lunch at 12:30pm
April 29, Night of Witness
Saturday at 7 pm A special service of thanksgiving and encouragement to our 8
th Grade Confirmands
April 30, Confirmation Worship Service
Sunday at 10:45 am Six 8th
graders will confess and confirm their Baptismal faith.
The Fellowship board has been hosting the Lenten dinners on Wednesday eve-nings at 5:30 p.m. Each evening the dinner has had a special theme. The photos are from Soup Night and Breakfast for Dinner Night. The Fellowship board provided
the main entre and those attending provided salads, sides and desserts. The dinners are free. You may still join us for our last dinner on Wednesday, April 6. It will be Italian Night. The service starts at 7 p.m.
NEWS & NOTES
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We had a great Spring Workday at the church on Saturday, March 25. Roughly 30 members were in attendance for this annual tradition hosted by the Trustees, powered by coffee, donuts, pizza, and prayer. Groups broke out to gather up the pruned branches from the row of hedge trees along the drive, refresh the mulched areas surrounding the building, and to work on the landscaping for the expansion. Despite a very challenging work area, we made significant progress towards completing
the landscaping plan. The first 6 feet from the building on the South of the expansion (Fellowship room) can only be described as "neigh unbreakable", so if you see one of
the brave souls who broke that ground for our beautiful trees, shrubs, and tall grasses, please say "Thank You" (they are easy to spot, likely still wandering about with a nearly broken digging tool and blis-tered hands). We had to schedule a follow-up workday for April 1, but all-in-all it was a great day!
Beautiful Savior Preschool and MDO parents came out on Tuesday, March 7, for our second annual Open House night. Children were invited to bring their parents to five different rooms and the playground for an evening of learning and fun. Each room had a different learning theme such as music, movement, art, science and math, sensory, and play. Parents were also given handouts explaining the im-portance of each activity and also
sharing ideas for how to incorporate these ac-tivities at home. It was wonderful to see so many families come out for this fun event!
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Youre Invited to the KC CrossRoads
LWML Spring Event
Theology in Art and Architecture
Jesus is the Cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
When: Saturday, April 29th Registration 8:30 AM Meeting starts at 9 AM
Where: Risen Savior Lutheran Church Basehor, KS
Contact: Tiffany Harkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) can answer questions & help arrange carpool
Cost: $5.00 includes lunch In-gathering for the tornado victims
of Oak Grove, MO
Items needed: Diapers, liquid laundry soap, new pillows,
blankets, cleaning supplies, Wal-Mart gift cards ($10-$20),
peanut butter and jelly, paper plates, plastic knives, forks,
and spoons, and cases of drinking water.
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8th Grade Confirmation Trip
This years Confirmands spent the weekend in St. Louis, learning about the history of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and seeing firsthand where it all began. We started by taking a tour of
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, where we were able to stand in CFW Wal-thers Pulpit and see the chalice that he used. This chalice was brought over by the Saxon Lutherans and is still used to this day. After this tour we went to Con-
cordia Seminary, where the theology and traditions of the LCMS is passed on to those who are studying to be pastors in the LCMS. While at the seminary, we were treated to a special Carillon perfor-mance in Luther Tower, by Bill Wrede, a former classmate of Pastor Schultz.