Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
Christ Our Savior
Lutheran Church
5 South 8th Street
Louisburg, KS 66053

Worship 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. 
Sunday School 9:15a.m.-10:15a.m.
2018 Holy Week Schedule
March 29th ~ Maundy Thursday
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Services at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner will be Brisket Dinner
(Thank you LWML)

March 30th ~ Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m.

April 1st ~ Easter
Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast at 8:15 a.m.
Children's Activities at 9:00 a.m.
Celebration Services at 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the 2018 Confirmation Class!

Mable Graham
Harrison Kalinka
Samantha McDaniel
Anna Morrison

Jordan Mynsted
Ben Rangel
Grace Walania

Seven Christ Our Savior teens studied the Lutheran Faith during the past two school years in preparation for their Confirmation. On April 15th, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, they will be confirmed in the presence of their families and the congregation.

Mable Graham is the daughter of Angie Graham; Harrison Kalinka is the son of Homer Kalinka and Brandi Kalinka, Samantha McDaniel is the daughter of Ian and Angie McDaniel; Anna Morrison is the daughter of Matt and Stephanie Morrison; Jordan Mynsted is the daughter of Steve and Karen Mynsted; Ben Rangel is the son of Tom and Sandra Rangel; Grace Walania is the daughter of Rich Walania and Tricia Walania.

Join us in congratulating these fine young men and women in their accomplishment as they enter the next stage of their faith journey.

April 2018
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
Poor Old Bill

P.O.B.  I got a note and it was signed this way.  P.O.B. stands for poor old Bill.  That was the way William (Bill) Robert Richards identified himself.  Bill was a remarkable human being and I celebrate that I got to know him and spend time with him.
Bill was a faithful founding member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.  I was privileged to be his pastor.  I also considered him to be my friend.
Bill sat in the front of the church every Sunday.  He was so faithful in worship that he was missed when he was not there.  I think this is something that is valuable for those of us who profess to be redeemed children of God.
Bill was a go to guy.  He was generous and was willing to help provide needed resources for the congregation. It would be fair to say that Bill was thrifty in his personal life, but he was generous in supporting the ministries of this church.
When I had to buy a home or leave Louisburg, Bill provided me with a personal loan, so I could stay in Louisburg.  Bill was a great support to me and my family.  My son fondly remembers time he spent solving the world's problems and swapping stories around the picnic table at the Louisburg Fire Station.  This was a daily pleasure that I sorely miss.
POB was also very wise.  I measure wisdom according to a Biblical standard.  King Solomon says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  Bill not only professed his faith, but he also let his actions speak louder than his words.
Bill invested in Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF).  He did this originally to help the congregation secure a low interest loan for the new building.  The more investors the church has the better our interest rate.  Not only did Bill invest in LCEF but half of the interest from that investment was paid monthly to pay against the principle of the church loan.
When Bill set up this investment he arranged that at his death the remaining principle would be applied to pay down the church's existing loan. I spoke with Bill about this. We figured that when Bill hit one hundred the existing loan would be paid off and we could use this for an endowment. Bill did not make it to one-hundred.  The original 100,000-dollar investment matured in LCEF and was transferred to a Lutheran Church Foundation Life annuity.  The church received a monthly amount and Bill received a monthly amount from this investment to reduce the congregation's indebtedness. The remainder of this investment, $74.000+, will be applied to the congregation debt.  This is an amazing bequest. This testifies to Bill's commitment to this congregation.
I will miss Poor Old Bill.  He was a treasure.  I pray that his legacy of generosity will be remembered. I would encourage all of you to do some estate planning.  The church council will honor Bills desire to pay down the church's indebtedness with this bequest.  I hope to see all of you in church faithfully.
Pastor Andy

Do you have a Senior in High School?
We would like to include the students in our congregation who will be graduating from High School in our May Newsletter.   If you have a child graduating this year, please send a picture to the church office email ( and we will be sure to include them.  Also, if they know their plans for next year, please include that as well.  Thank you!

We would like to say "Thank You" to all those who purchased Bierocks from the youth group this year. We are starting to climb towards our goal of $15,000. Thank you to: Kristen Bell, Drake and Brock Varns; Allison and Grace Walania; Micaela Eickhoff; and Koell Smith for waking up early on Saturday to bake 10 batches (160 bierocks). We certainly had a fun time making them!

Help us raise money for our Youth Group!  It's Easy!

It's easy, just save labels for cash. Just save the labels of Best Choice products. Be sure to save the UPC portion (proof of purchase). Our youth group will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPC's sent in. So far we have only 400 UPC codes. We will have a box in the narthex to begin collecting the labels within the next few weeks. So please keep your eyes open for the label box and help us raise some funds!

Friends and Family Movie Night

The Greatest Showman

Saturday, April 21
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Community Center

Wear your PJ's. Bring your pillow, blankets, popcorn add-ins (M & M's, licorice, pretzels, etc.) and your favorite soft drink to share! Popcorn will be provided.
During our time together, we will be discussing next month's "Fun" event-Laser tag or Fishing/Bonfire & fundraising.

See you there!

July 11-15, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Are you ready?

Give Gerry & Michelle Eickhoff a call at 913-837-5276
if you are interested in joining us!

Biscuits & Gravy Youth Fundraiser

Youth - We need your help and we need you to be there!!!  Remember this is for you!!!

Starting this month...Come on down for our monthly "All you can eat" Biscuits & Gravy, eggs, hash browns, cinnamon rolls with fruit, coffee and juice.
Suggested $5.00 donation
For: to help us raise funds for District & National Youth Gatherings.
When: Sunday, April 8th

Following April, we will serve breakfast on the first Sunday of every month.
Time: Between church services (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
Where: COS Basement
Youth: We are asking youth to bring 2 cans of biscuits (ready to go!) and a bag of shredded hash browns.  We are also asking that you come down to help prep, cook, set-up the tables, serve the meal and clean-up.  Report time is 8:30 a.m.!

We had a great time bowling on Sunday, March 8. We went to Mission Bowl in Olathe. We discovered we weren't the world's greatest bowlers but who cares. We sure had a lot of good times and laughs!

We also discussed doing a monthly fundraiser - Biscuits and gravy breakfast. We talked about LVR (Lutheran Valley Retreat Camp) in Colorado, the National Youth Gathering and our fundraising goal of $15,000.   We have a lot of exciting prospects for the summer months ahead for the youth group. We hope that you will join us and be a part of a fun exciting group that just likes to hang out together and have fun!

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In This Issue
2018 Holy Week Schedule
Confirmation 2018
Pastor Andy Writes...
Attention High School Seniors!
Thank you!
Best Choice Labels
Youth Group News
Friends for Christ
Used Gaming Systems
Altar Flowers
In the Military
April Anniversaries
April Birthdays
Contact Info
Quick Links


Friends for Christ  

Friends for Christ will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie Keltner (1507 N. Broadway St.).

Sandwiches will be provided.  Bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share or just show up.  There's always plenty of food.  Good food, great fellowship, and a Bible study.
Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) regular meeting will be held Monday, April 9th, at 7:00 pm in the church basement. There will be a Bible study and a short business meeting.

If you have any questions, Please contact Sandy Barsh at 837-2997 or Linda Newman, 837-5116. 


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We're still looking for Used Gaming Systems!

Do you have an unused Xbox; GameCube or Wii (with controllers) sitting around the house not being used AND in good working condition? Do you have any games for PlayStation 2, GameCube or Wii rated "E" that you don't play anymore? Then please think about donating it to our youth group! We are looking for some of these to use for our lock-ins and get togethers with the youth! If you have any of the above and are willing to donate it to the youth, please contact Gerry or Michelle Eickhoff at: or 913-837-5276.

Altar Flowers



Easter Lilies
04/08 The Karrow Family celebrating Karl's Birthday
04/22 Open
04/29 Open
We have most of April available for flowers.  Please consider signing up in the  narthex or call Sandy Barsh at 837-2997.


Bring flowers to church before the 8:00 a.m. service or contact Sandy Barsh to provide the flowers for $20 (checks payable to Sandy Barsh).  Flowers can be taken home after the 2nd service. Vases should be returned to church.


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April Education
Beginning April 4th & 11th
6:00 p.m.
Evening Bible Study
7:00 p.m.

Sunday School
 Ages 3-Adult
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In the Military
Military members and friends of our congregation include: 

Dylan Ash
Jim Buckman
Mark Edgar
Ray Gigliotti
Thomas Glick
Marissa Glick
Jeremy Howard
Zac Howard
Freddy Hurt
Greg Jeffrey
Tyler Jordan
James Keltner
Tom Moore
Rob O'Bannon
Rob Ortman
D.J. Weaver

April Anniversaries  

4/15/78 John & Teresa Schlegel
4/26/03 Richard & Christine Fauss
April Birthdays

   4/01   Michelle Eickhoff
   4/02   Harrison Kalinka
   4/06   Ashley Bell
   4/07   Shane Hovey
   4/07   Clara Littrell
   4/09   Karl Karrow
   4/09   Jillian Paegelow
   4/11   Gwen Lawrance
   4/12   Katherine Carter
   4/12   Scott Marsh
   4/13   Joseph Henry
   4/13   Janet Paegelow
   4/15   Sharon Murphy
   4/17   Wyatt Axmann
   4/17   Jimmy Kalinka
   4/18   Elaine Bell
   4/19   Isaac Grove
   4/21   Alison Moore
   4/22   Emma Knop
   4/23   Heather Keltner
   4/25   Kimber Muckenthaler
   4/25   Laney Stohs
   4/25   Matthew Stohs
   4/26   Chance Dubinick
   4/26   Rob Vance
   4/26   Josh Weber
   4/27   Drew Harding

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Contact Info 
Gloria Rolofson

If we've missed your birthday or anniversary co ntact COS Office so we can update our records. 
(913)837 -4502