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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.
July 2017
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
Summer Happenings #2

VBS on Sunday Mornings:
July 16 th at 9:15 come to the church basement for VBS on Sunday.  The time will start with singing.  The VBS program this year is a Mighty Fortress.  We will sing songs of victory to prepare for the lesson.   The first lesson will be from Joshua 6:1-20.  For this lesson, we will need the wall builders from Jericho.  We will need walkers, horn blowers and those who will carry the Ark of the covenant.  God's people to shout.  "God is mighty the victory is won!"  If there is time left after the walls of Jericho are breached there will be a craft.  I am looking for assistants to bring down the walls of Jericho.
July 23 rd at 9:15 come to the church basement for VBS on Sunday.  The time will start with singing.  The lesson will be read from 2 Kings 22:1-23:30. Josiah, will be anointed King at the ripe old age of eight.  He will look for guidance as he begins his reign. After careful study, he decides to clean up the church.  As he cleans the church he finds the book.  He learns God's laws from the book. The prophetess, Huldah, tells Josiah that God will give peace during his reign over the house of Israel.  "God's Word is true and powerful. The victory is won!"
July 30 th at 9:15 come to the church basement for VBS on Sunday.  The time will start with singing.  The lesson will be read from Luke 23:1-24:12. Jesus followers watch as he dies on the cross.  They see his body lying in a tomb.  Jesus rises from death.  He is our Savior King.   The victory is won!
This is for all ages.  The lessons will be acted out.  I am looking for actors and story tellers.  Please consider helping and contact me if you are interested.  We have crafts left over from VBS.  The lessons are fun and informative.  Come and see what God has done.  We are victorious in Christ.
Seventh and eighth graders if you want to get a jump on confirmation this fall, read your catechism.  You should know the Ten Commandments and their meanings.  The Lord's Prayer also has an explanation. The Creed is a very concise and powerful statement of what we believe.  Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confession and Absolution are things you should be studying.
Reformation Celebration:
We are still looking for ideas for a Reformation Celebration.  I have had some interest.  Someone asked me if we could have a beer garden.  That would be fine.  I thought about selling indulgences but they are not worth anything.  There is a Luther the Rock Opera.   The confirmands like the Luther Rap. This is the Five Hundredth anniversary of Luther's Reformation. We should do something.
Worship is still every Sunday.  Many scholars have sounded the death Knell for the organized church.  In the last two decades, the church tried to conform to the World.  This failed miserably.  The value of the church is that we are set apart from the World.  God's Word brings us hope and peace.  Do not forsake meeting together as some are in the habit of doing.  Hebrews 11 says we encourage another when we meet.  We can stand and rail against the darkness in our world or we can be conduit for the light of God.

Dinner and Pie Auction
Looking for a fun evening with a good cause?  Make plans to attend the Meals on Wheels Dinner and Pie Auction!  The auction will be held on Saturday, July 8th. See the flyer below for more details.

If you can't attend but you can bake, this is for you!  We need pies! Please consider baking and donating pies for this worthy cause.  If you are interested, please contact Beth Ramsey (316-727-1249). Thank you in advance for helping!

Kansas District Convention
Every three years, Conventions are held by each of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's 35 districts. The schedule includes time for conducting business, electing officers and sharing information.  The conventions also offer opportunities for worship, nurture, inspiration and fellowship.

Christ Our Savior needs a Lay Delegate for the next convention of the Kansas District . This convention will be held June 7-9, 2018 in Topeka, KS.  If you would be willing to serve in this position contact Pastor Andy.

The District is also soliciting nominations for District President, Vice Presidents Secretary, Board of Directors Circuit Visitors and two Nomination committees.  If you would be interested in serving in any of these positions, please contact Pastor Andy.

Pastor Sweyko installed
During the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Pastor Stephen Sweyko was installed as the Assistant Pastor for Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.  The Assistant Pastor position has been established to serve the church on an as-needed/on- call basis assisting the pastor in providing a balanced ministry of preaching, teaching, pastoral care and organizational leadership to the congregation. Below are pictures marking that occasion.

In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Meals On Wheels
Kansas District Convetion
Pastor Sweyko Installed
Friends for Christ
Altar Flowers
Official Acts
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


strawberry_salad.jpg Friends for Christ  

Friends for Christ will meet Saturday, July 1st at 6 p.m. at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie Keltner. Salads are on the menu. A veggie tray will be provided. If you are reading this you are invited. Good food, make new friends and a Bible study.

Altar Flowers


Paul & Linda Richards in memory of their Mother's birthdays
David & Cindy Frazier for their Anniversary
7/16 Open
7/23 Open
7/30 Open

As you can see, we have most of the month open for Flowers! Please consider signing up!

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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July Education



Sunday School


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


July 16, 23 & 30th

Ages 3-High School

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



Bible Study

7:00 p.m.


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Official Acts  


May 14, 2017
Pastor Sweyko installed as the assistant Pastor

Transfer In
June 1, 2017
Carolyn Megee


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

Dylan Ash
Jim Buckman
Mark Edgar
Ray Gigliotti
Thomas Glick

Jeremy Howard

Zac Howard
Freddy Hurt
Greg Jeffrey
Tyler Jordan

Lindy Kalinka
James Keltner
Tom Moore
Rob O'Bannon

Rob Ortman
Marissa Schaffer

July Anniversaries


7/04  David & Cindy Frazier

7/06  Harvey & Pat Lightner

7/13  Vernon & Lois Rausch

7/21  Jered & Mallory Bell

7/29  Jeff & Stephanie Lohse

7/29  Billy & Toni Weissend


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July Birthdays


7/1      Connor Marsh

7/1      Bob Rolofson

7/4      Debbie Bell

7/5      Koell Smith

7/6      Mike Herl

7/13    Rebekah Sweyko

7/14    Alaina Roth

7/14    Joyce Shaffer

7/18    Cheryl Brown

7/19    John Berve

7/20    Jodie Berve

7/21    Jairus Brown

7/21    Addi Vance

7/24    Mathilde Newell

7/25    Jill Carlson

7/27    Joe Gregar

7/27    Gracie Waite

7/28    Homer Kalinka

7/29    Gloria Rolofson

7/30    Meghan Anderson

7/31    Tyler Roth


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