Volume 4, Number 8, August 2022

From the Pastor’s Desk …

Some sayings aren’t worth repeating.

Some sayings are clever, but forgettable.

Some sayings are significant.

Consider “Attitudes are contagious – are yours worth catching?”

This one is significant.  Some people are normally positive and look for reasons things will turn out well.  Some people are normally negative and look for reasons things will turn out bad.

Well, Scripture promises that God will bring good out of all things that happen in the life of a Christian.  This is not a Pollyanna approach to life – it is a trusting child of God approach to life.

Consider this one from one of my doctor’s patient rooms “Ability is what you are capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.”

God does not give us all the same abilities – so he doesn’t want us to all use the same abilities.  God has given each of us our special abilities.  If we are motivated by God’s grace we want to use those abilities.  If our attitude is forged by what Jesus has done for us, then we desire to use our abilities, and to do it the very best.

Vacation Bible School

Please come!  August 8-11 is our FAMILY VBS.  Each evening session will be from 5:30 – 7:00.  This is for people of all ages.  A simple meal will be provided each evening.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  Our theme is God’s Truth Is Real Truth.

Please sign up on the sheet at church – or email Pastor so adequate “snackapers” (light meals) can be made.

Marketing Committee

We are starting an “ad hoc” committee – meaning a group with a narrow purpose to exist for a limited time – to address a unified, comprehensive marketing plan to help us accomplish our ministry plan.  If you have expertise or just interest in serving in this way please speak up.  Let Pastor know.

25th Anniversary

I hope everyone is getting excited as we approach the joyful experience of celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gospel ministry here at Beautiful Savior.  Here are some things we need from you:

1. Get your picture taken for our pictorial directory and picture board, when we are ready.

2. Join the choir to sing for this service (and perhaps other services).

3. Look for pictures from our history.

4. Think about ordering anniversary shirts.

5. Help with publicity.

6. Etc.

Product Shower for Beautiful Savior

Thank you to all who participated in this fun event.  It was fun to see what people brought with joy to shower our congregation with gifts.  If anyone wanted to bring something but couldn’t July 24th, feel free to still bring things.

A Look Ahead

Certainly, August shows special things happening.  But as a look ahead, September brings:

1. September 10th – Centerton Day when volunteers are needed to get the message out.

2. September 21st at 3:00 – A special meeting with Pastor Vogt, our District Mission Counselor to talk about the future of ministry for Beautiful Savior.

3. September 25th during Bible Study time– A special presentation by Mark Arnold, our District Christian Giving Counselor to share information about supporting God’s work even after we go to heaven.

August Birthdays and Anniversaries

10 – Ruth Moreton

12 – Priscilla Paugh

16 – (A) Calkins

22 – (A) Hansen’s

30 – Nathan Hahn

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