The Triune God Blesses You

                                                         

 Public worship at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church has resumed in a modified form.  Please read the information below, and see our home page for full details on how we will be safely worshiping and communing together over the next several weeks.

Dear Friends in Christ,

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  Lamentations 3:22-23

Over the past few months all of us have had our lives upended.  Maybe it was something as relatively minor as our routines.  Maybe it involved our health or the health of a loved one.  But when life gets upended it is then that we (re)discover what hasn’t changed.  What hasn’t changed and cannot change is God’s faithfulness.  We have celebrated that faithfulness with online sermons and Bible classes (which will continue for the foreseeable future) and now we are taking steps to hold public worship services.  Things will be very different, as you will read, but one thing will not change, because it cannot change – God’s faithfulness.

We are sharing the following information with you and all of our church family through emails such as this one, through a congregation-wide mailing, and on our website.  We are following the advice of other churches to "over-communicate" details for everyone's safety.

We are holding seven public worship services each week, running throughout the month of June.  In Christian love for all our members and worshipers, and with an abundance of care for everyone’s health and well-being: 

§  One of the services (Tuesday 3:30 pm) is only for people who have high risk factors. It is limited to 25 worshipers and face masks are required.

§  Two other services (Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am) are open for up to 50 worshipers at each service and face masks are required.

§  The other four services are also open for up to 50 worshipers at each service, and face masks are optional.

     Tuesday         3:30 pm                    25 people      high risk members only; face masks required

     Tuesday         6:00 pm                    50 people      face masks optional

     Saturday        3:30 pm                    50 people      face masks required

     Saturday        5:00 pm                    50 people      face masks optional

     Sunday          8:00 am                    50 people      face masks required

     Sunday          9:30 am                    50 people      face masks optional

     Sunday          11:00 am                  50 people      face masks optional

If you wish to attend any of the services listed above, please contact Mike Pfeifer either by email                              ( mike_pfeifer@beautifulsavior.com ) or call 920-676-2702 to sign up for a service.  This also allows us to be able to notify people in the event that someone in a particular service were to test positive for the virus.  It is our hope and prayer that this would not happen, but we want to be prepared in the event that it does occur.

A reminder that if you or an immediate family member is ill, experiencing CoVid 19 symptoms, or does not feel comfortable being in a public worship service, please remain home.  We will continue to have our worship services online weekly.

Our in-person services will be abbreviated to allow us time to clean our worship area, washrooms, entrances and exits after each service. For that reason, we ask that you please do not enter church until 10 minutes before your service begins, and leave the building after being dismissed at the end of your service.

Please enter the church by the south side doors only. These are the glass doors by the largest section of our parking lot.  Weather permitting, they will be propped open.

We have removed over 200 chairs from our worship area to create as much space for social distancing as possible ( please see two photos below this email )

There will be no Greeters or Ushers at this time.  In addition, our Nursery and Church Office will be closed.

Collection plates will be set out by the entrance and exit doors for offerings.

The entire service will be displayed on our screens, with no printed worship folders or announcement packets. At the recommendation of medical personnel, there will be no singing in our services at this time.

We also will be celebrating Lord’s Supper in the services during the second and fourth weeks of this month.  We will not be placing the bread and wine directly in your hands.  Individual serving tables will be placed by each person or family, and their bread and wine will be distributed to them there.  Pastor will explain the process at the beginning of distribution.

One area in which we are asking for help is with cleaning and sanitizing our building after each worship service.  If you would be willing to assist us immediately after the worship service you are attending, that would be greatly appreciated!  Please contact Mike Pfeifer or our church office to let us know if you can help ( call 499-7405 or email to: church_office@beautifulsavior.com ).  We will follow up with you before you attend that service.

While it has been many weeks since we’ve been able to gather together in God’s house, his Word has continued to be active in the hearts and lives of all of us and of fellow Christians throughout the world!  May we continue to thank and worship him, whether together in person at church or together in spirit at home.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Leon Ehlert  

 

 

 

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Call Assignments from our Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Our former Vicar, Jacob Limpert, has been assigned to St Paul Lutheran Church in Wonewoc, WI, where he will serve as their new Associate Pastor.

Our member Micah Schoeneck has been assigned to serve his Vicar year at Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church in Katy, Texas.

And Nathan Wong has been assigned to Beautiful Savior to serve his Vicar year here with us.  As we learn more about Nathan we'll be sure to share it with you!

May God bless all these new called workers as they serve in his Kingdom!

 

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High School and College Graduates

  Once again this year we would like to recognize and congratulate our high school and college graduates!  If you are graduating, please send us as many of the following as possible to:  mike_pfeifer@beautifulsavior.com

                   1. Graduate's name        2. School graduating from      3. If college: degree or major, please                       4. Any plans for post-high school or after college      5. A photo of the graduate

Thank you very much!

 
Free "Forward in Christ" available

We are giving free access for the June digital issue during this time of uncertainty to help you grow in God’s truth. Share this digital resource with friends, family, and others you know to offer hope and comfort as they stay at home. To share, copy and paste this link in an email to them:

https://online.nph.net/fic-free-issue-form

 

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Some members have asked if they can still continue to support God's Kingdom work through a financial gift.   We are working with Vanco, a national service which works with thousands of churches and organizations in providing electronic giving alternatives. You will find a "button" at the bottom of this home page if you wish to make either a one-time donation, or if you wish to set up a recurring gift. If you have any questions with this new option, please contact us at our church office (499-7405) or email to: mike_pfeifer@beautifulsavior.com  Thank you.  

 

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