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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.
February 2019
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
Congregational Planning Meeting
February 9th
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Ben Franklin is quoted as saying, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." It is time to have a planning meeting at Christ Our Savior. There are offices listed in the church constitution that are not being filled. Either the office needs to be filled, the constitution rewritten, or a combination of both. There are people filling positions as board chairmen without a functioning board. How do we become better organized and more efficient?
Now is the time to plan for annual events. These include Lenten dinners, Easter Breakfast, VBS, Labor Day parade, etc., It would be wise and prudent to plan for these events and recruit leaders that will organize these efforts. There are things we can do that we do not currently do. Are the members of this congregation using their gifts to serve the Lord in the most effective way?
Below is a list of offices that according to our constitution should be filled. I will be talking to you about filling these positions. What office would you be willing fill? I Would you be willing to serve on a constitution committee?
There is also a list of annual events. This is certainly not an exhaustive list. What needs to be added? Are there activities on this list that need to be reviewed or omitted? Are you interested in organizing and planning for one of these events? Without your participation these events will not happen. You are valuable in this congregations' ministries. There are tremendous opportunities to use your gifts to glorify God and impact our community for Christ.

Openings needing filled:
Board of Finance
Board of Worship
Board of Christian Care
Board of Education
Board of Endowment
Music Ministry
Youth Group Leaders (Eickhoff's said they are stepping down but not sure when)
Care Team Coordinator and members
Possible list of Events to plan:
Lenten Dinners
Easter Breakfast
Vacation Bible School
Labor Day Parade
4 th of July at Lewis and Young
Meals on Wheel's Pie Auction
Rally Sunday - kickoff for Sunday School event
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Advent Dinners
Children's Christmas Program
Church Decorating
Event Choir and Special music
I look forward to seeing you at the February 9 th planning meeting. Your participation is precious and valued in the ministry of this congregation. We will begin this meeting at 9 am with a quick review of the planning questions which will be available at the worship services. Then there will be opportunities to work on the church calendar for the coming year.
Biscuits & Gravy Fundraiser

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, February 3rd
Time: Between church services (9-10:00)
Where: COS Basement
Youth: We are asking youth to bring 1 bag of hash browns, 1 can of biscuits (already baked please!) along with milk 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.

Youth Ice Skating Event Planned

5th Annual Ice Skating
The Ice at Park Place

Sunday, February 3 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)

$8 to skate - $3 for Skate rental
(but you're welcome to bring your own skates!)

Receive $1 off your admission when you bring a canned or non-perishable food item for the Jewish Family Services Food Drive: Crackers, Canned Fruit, Tomato Products, Crackers, Canned Fish and Chicken, Canned Vegetable Soup, Peanut Butter 

Active service members and veterans receive $1 off with Military ID.

All who are interested need to sign -up in the Narthex or the Youth room in the basement.  If you need a ride, please contact Gerry & Michelle Eickhoff at 913-837-5276 or

Valentines to the Nursing Homes

Youth Group to Deliver Valentine's Day Cards
to Nursing Home
Sunday, February 10 - Come along!

This year the youth group and the Sunday school kids will be making homemade Valentine's Cards and treat bags for the residents at the local nursing homes.  We will be delivering them to the residents during Sunday school hour (9:15-10:15) on Sunday, February 10.  Please help our YOUth group collect as many as possible and help make someone's day!  Let's help them feel special!  Look in the Narthex for the Valentine Box to place your finished creations and the deadline for collecting the valentines is Sunday, February 10 by the end of 1st service.  Let us know also if you'd like to come along and deliver them to the residents.

Youth Group Meeting

Who: All going to the NYG must attend!  COS "YOU"th in grades 6-12 & friends/family
When: Sunday, February 10th
Time: We will meet immediately after 2nd service for a 30 minute meeting right after church!!!
Where: High School Youth Room
What to Bring: Your calendars and You!
What: We will discuss Kansas Event at NYG; February Servant Event - Valentines for Nursing homes; March Fundraiser - Casseroles!

Youth Casserole Sale

Sunday, February 13th

Each participating youth is to make a casserole (oven-ready) and bring it on Sunday, February 17.  We will be selling the casseroles between services and after 2 nd service.  Please provide name of casserole and directions for cooking your casserole (i.e. - oven temperature and time for cooking).  Also provide a thank you for the purchase!  We will sell each casserole for $15.  The more casseroles we have = the more money we can add towards the next National Youth Gathering in 2019 or summer camps.

In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Biscuits & Gravy Fundraiser
Youth Ice Skating
Valentines to Nursing Homes
Youth Group Meeting
Casserole Sales
Friends for Christ
Altar Flowers
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


italian-feast.jpg Friends for Christ  

Friends For Christ will meet at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie Keltner February 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  The theme will be "Tailgating" - Super Bowl is the next day.  If you let Debbie Keltner know what you are bringing we can make sure and have a variety of things.  If you are reading this you are invited!  It's a fun evening of good food, fellowship and a Bible study!  A great way to end the week in the 'Burg.
Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) regular meeting will be held Monday, February 11th, 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.
If the weather is bad we will not have a meeting.

Altar Flowers


02/03 The Walania's celebrating Grace's 15th birthday
02/10 The Eickhoff's celebrating Christian's 22nd birthday
02/17 Open - sign up in the narthex

Sandy Barsh celebrating Lori and Ashley's birthdays

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.


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February Education




Confirmation Class

6:00 p.m.

Evening Bible Study

7:15 p.m.




Sunday School

 Ages 3-Adult

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


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

Colin Alexander
Dylan Ash
Jim Buckman
Garrett Cline
Mark Edgar
Ray Gigliotti
Thomas Glick
Maurissa Glick
Jeremy Howard
Zac Howard
Freddy Hurt
Greg Jeffrey
Tyler Jordan
James Keltner
Tom Moore
Rob O'Bannon
Rob Ortman

D.J. Weaver

February Anniversaries


2/14/87 Chris & Gail Brown

2/16/85 Jeff & Shelley Thompson


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February Birthdays


2/1     Jeff Thompson

2/2     Matthew Brown

2/3     Debby Axmann

2/4     Keith Pritzel

2/7     Shawn Helms

2/7     Stephen Sweyko

2/9     Grace Rolofson

2/10   Grace Walania

2/11   Christian Eickhoff

2/11   Deanna Pooler

2/12   Madeline McDaniel

2/13   Alexa O'Connor

2/16   Daniel Bell

2/18   Dennis Lee

2/18   Harvey Lightner

2/19   Wayne Carlson

2/19   Garrett Rolofson

2/24   Mable Graham

2/24   Benjamin Sweyko

2/25   Michael Allen

2/26   Timothy Ott

2/27   Anders Vance

2/28   Tyler Stewart


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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