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.
April 2019
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
You Are

You are God's foremost visible creature. In all of God's creation you are the creature that was made in His image. You are God's most beloved creature. You are created to have an intimate relationship with God. All of God's amazing creation supports and sustains your existence. Every day of creation was planned to support you. God made this world for you. You are precious to God. You are God's foremost visible creature.
You are a sinner. God's creatures rebelled against their creator. The creature desired autonomy. The creature was enticed by the illusion of power and control. Since the original creature scorned the creator all people are born and conceived in sin. Not only is the creature born and conceived in sin but everyone of God's foremost visible creatures disrespect their creator daily. The creature disobeys the creator. The creator richly and daily provides for you his creature. He provides guidelines for living together. He makes a covenant with his creatures and the creature lives a life that neglects and fails to recognize the creator.  You are a sinner. You live as an enemy of the creator God. You do not love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind. You do not love your neighbor as yourself. You compound your sin by denying your God. You fail to worship your God. You fail to honor the creator who gives you all good gifts. You are a sinner.
You are reconciled to God. The creator God never stops loving his foremost visible creature. He makes a covenant with his creature and then you do not keep the covenant. The creator sends the Law as a guide for living in relationship to God. You disobey the covenant. God sends the prophets to call you to repentance.  You fail to repent. You deserve nothing from God but his wrath and eternal damnation.
You are reconciled to God. The prophets called you to repentance. They also pointed to one who would redeem the people of God. The Old testament points to a time when God would send a Savior. Jesus is your Savior.  He comes and suffers and dies. He carries the wrath of God to the cross. He suffers for your sin.  God's Son takes your punishment to the cross. He becomes sin. You are declared righteous. God's Son dies. You are reconciled to God as a beloved child.
You are a chosen and redeemed children of God. You are heirs of the eternal glory. You are a royal priesthood and holy nation. You are those who carry the Word of God to all nations. You are victorious in Christ. You are those who give reason for the hope you have.

It is important that you remember who you are.  You are God's foremost visible creature.  You are created in the image of God.  You are a sinner.  You are deserving of God's judgement.  You are the redeemed and chosen children of God.  Through the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross you are reconciled to God.  You are declared righteous.  You are forgiven and loved.  You are equipped with gifts to share the hope you have in Christ.  You are the people of God.  You are the body of Christ.  Celebrate who you are.

2019 Lenten and Holy Week Schedule

April 3rd ~ Remember Sins No More
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Services at 7:00 p.m.
Soups and Sandwiches
(Thank you to the Craft Group for the meal)

April 10th ~ Remember Steadfast Love
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Services at 7:00 p.m.
Chicken and Noodles
(Thank you for the generous donation that made this meal possible)

April 14th ~ Palm Sunday
Services at 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

April 17th ~ Maundy Thursday
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Services at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner will be Brisket Dinner
(Thank you to the LWML for the meal)

April 18th ~ Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m.

April 21st ~ 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.

If you would like to help with Easter Breakfast, please contact Christine Fauss at 913-645-4003.

Order Your Easter Lilies

Each year members of Christ Our Savior purchase Easter Lilies to adorn the altar area during Holy Week.

It's that time of year again!  You can begin placing your order for Easter Lilies until April 10th. Envelopes are available in the narthex of the church.  Please make checks payable to Sandy Barsh.

Youth Servant Event Scheduled for April 7th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This Sunday Servant Event focuses primarily on - though not exclusively - on performing chores for the elderly, shut-ins, widows, divorced persons, and single parents in our church.  These jobs might be anything from yard work, cleaning out flower beds, helping plant gardens, window cleaning, car maintenance, to furniture moving.  We have been asked to help an elderly member of our congregation who needs our help removing lots of downed limbs from this winter's storms.  We do ask that everyone helping wear gloves, closed toe shoes and no shorts!  Water will be provided by the Eickhoff's.  If you can help and are available Sunday, April 7, please contact us ASAP: Gerry &/or Michelle Eickhoff @ 913-837-5276 or e-mail us:  The more hands we have offering help, the easier our task will be.

Thank you!

Easter Breakfast
Easter is Sunday April 21st.  Once again we will have breakfast in between services from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.  Join us for food and fellowship. Youth and kids will have special Sunday School activities beginning at 9:15 am.
Please contact Christine Fauss at 
913-645-4003 to volunteer to provide food or to volunteer for set up and clean up for this special event. 
Thank you in advance to all who volunteer to make these meals special!

Thank You for your support!
We would like to say "Thank You" to all those who purchased Bierocks from the youth group this year.  We are starting to near our goal of $14,000.

Thank you to: Brock and Paulette Varns; Grace Walania & friend; Micaela Eickhoff; and Steele and Bill Smith for waking up early on Saturday to bake 10 batches (160 bierocks).   We certainly had a fun time making them!

Come Hungry on April 7th!
What: Come on down for our monthly "All you can eat" Biscuits & Gravy, eggs, hash browns, cinnamon rolls with fruit, coffee and juice.
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
For: Help the Youth Group raise funds for District & National Gatherings
When: Sunday, April 7th
Time: Between church services (9-10:00)
Where: COS Basement
We are asking youth to bring one gallon of milk (white or chocolate) or juice.  We are also asking that you be in the basement at 8:30 a.m. to help prep, cook, serve the meal and clean-up.

Attention 8th Grade Parents
Confirmation is next month (May 5th)!  Please send a picture of your 8th grader to  We will use these pictures in the April issue of our newsletter.

Thank you!

"You"th Group Meeting
Youth Group Meeting
April 28th - 9:15 a.m.
(date changed due to Easter)

Sunday, April 28th
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
COS Basement - Jr/Sr High Classroom
What to bring:
Ideas for "Fun Events" and Service Projects
What will we discuss:
Next month's "Fun" event- or Kickball/Picnic (youth vs. adults) or Fishing/Bonfire & of course our fundraisers; get back our proof for our t-shirts to take a look at.
2019 National Youth Gathering
July 11 - 15, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Help Us Raise Money for Our Youth Group
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 400 UPC codes.  We have a box in the narthex to collect the labels.  Please keep your eyes open for the label box and help us raise some funds!

In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Lent and Holy Week Schedule
Order Your Easter Lilies
Youth Servant Event
Easter Breakfast
Thank You!
Biscuits & Gravy Fundraiser
Attention 8th Grade Parents
Youth Group Meeting
2019 National Youth Gathering
Best Choice Labels
Friends for Christ
Altar Flowers
Official Acts
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


italian-feast.jpg Friends for Christ  

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

The theme this month is Breakfast food. Bring a dish to share and join the fun! Great food, great fellowship and a Bible study!  Hope to see you there!
Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) regular meeting will be held Monday, April 8th, 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.

Altar Flowers


Palm plants
04/21 Easter Lilies
04/28 Open

We have two open weekends this month.  Please sign up for flowers 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.


March Education



Beginning April 24th



6:00 p.m.

Evening Bible Study

7:00 p.m.



Sunday School

 Ages 3-Adult

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


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Official Acts


March 3, 2019
Wyatt Helton Tharp and
Braddock Michael Tharp
sons of Mike & Meredith Tharp

In the Military
Military members and friends of our congregation include: 

Colin Alexander
Dylan Ash
Jim Buckman
Garrett Cline
Mark Edgar
Thomas Glick
Maurissa Glick
Jeremy Howard
Zac Howard
Freddy Hurt
Greg Jeffrey
Tyler Jordan
James Keltner
Tom Moore
Rob O'Bannon
Rob Ortman
Garrett Rausch
Lindsay Rausch
Kelly Streck
Allison Walania
D.J. Weaver

April Anniversaries
4/15/1978  John & Teresa Schlegel
4/26/2003  Richard & Christine Fauss

April Birthdays
4/01   Michelle Eickhoff
4/02   Harrison Kalinka
4/04   Myriam Burton
4/06   Ashley Bell
4/07   Shane Hovey
4/09   Karl Karrow
4/11   Gwen Lawrance
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
4/23   Heather Keltner
4/25   Kimber Muckenthaler
4/25   Laney Stohs
4/25   Matthew Stohs
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