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 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
June 2018
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
What If?
What if everyone who considers Christ Our Savior their church showed up at second service one Sunday this summer? Would there be enough places for everyone to sit? Would there be enough bulletins? Would we have enough wafers and cups set up for communion?
What if all the children of all the families in the church came to Sunday school? Would we have enough teachers? Would we have enough lesson plans? Would we have enough room?
What if every member gave their first fruits to God? What would we do with all this money? Would we have enough counters? Would we fight over what ministries we could support? Would we have to hire another staff person?
What if every member attended Bible study? Would they be motivated to share their faith in the community? Would this bring in more people to worship? Would families be stronger, and children be empowered by God's truth?
What if we had too many Sunday school teachers? What if we had too many people who wanted to help with music and worship? What if we have too many people who wanted to serve the church in leadership? What if we had groups that wanted to go on mission trips or serve in community?
These are things I ponder. Then I remember what my dad used to say: "If wishes and buts were candy and nuts we would all have a Merry Christmas." We tend to, "what if", ourselves a lot. When we, "what if", we are expressing a dissatisfaction with the way things are. This is okay if you are identifying problems and working out solutions. This is damaging if you only identify problems. If all you do is identify problems, then all you are doing is complaining. Nobody likes a complainer.
God encourages us to look at the possibilities. Paul, in Philippians says: "I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:12-13) Paul faces difficulties and he trusts God to strengthen him. In Luke Chapter 1 the angel tells a frightened teen aged girl, "For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:37)
God calls us to participate in worship. God calls us to give our first fruits. God calls us serve one another. God promises to provide for all our needs. God assures us that he has redeemed us. We are declared righteous through the suffering and death of Christ on the cross. God tells us that we are his disciples. God commissions us to proclaim his truth and bring hope and peace to all nations. God is faithful. What if we trust in his promise and respond to his call?
What if you see something that needs to be done in our church or our community, and did something positive and proactive, instead of waiting for someone else to step up and help? What if you placed your relationship to God as a priority? I can tell you "what if".  "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33) Allow God to use you to accomplish his purpose. May God fill your life with opportunities to share his love and live your faith.
Pastor Andy
Vacation Bible School June 11-15!
With summer fast approaching, we wanted to remind everyone of our Vacation Bible School Plans.  There will be a table in the entry of the church where you can take postcards to share with your family and friends as well as registration forms that need to be filled out for every child planning to attend.
Let's make this year a great week of learning and celebrating our Savior!

Join us at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church
for VBS - Splash Canyon!
June 11th-June 14th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We will begin with Dinner followed by
The Lesson, Games, Crafts and the Closing
June 15th   VBS Celebration   7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Celebration Event
(Bring your Swim suits and Towel)
Please fill out registration forms in the narthex of the church
Contact Tricia Walania (913-206-8297 or email if you have any questions or need additional information.

Meals on Wheels Benefit
Meals On Wheels

Christ Our Savior is sponsoring our annual Dinner and Pie Auction to benefit the Meals On Wheels program in Louisburg on Saturday, July 7th. This is our big outreach to the community each year and we ask for your prayers and pies, as well as your attendance, if possible.

The fundraiser will be held at the American Legion John P. Hand Post 250 on 9th Street in Louisburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.


Anyone who would like to donate pie(s) would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Beth Ramsey for further information.


Thank you!


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Baby Baskets

Kaliber "Kali" Ann Muckenthaler arrived May 4th.  Kali's basket will be in the entry hall through June 3rd  if you would like to share a gift with her.  

Baby Harding is due the end of May so we will have this basket available from now until several weeks after their baby makes it's arrival.

Any gift is greatly appreciated!  Some gift ideas include diapers, wipes, gift cards, a home cooked meal, clothing, etc.  It's about sharing the love with these new little bundles!

Biscuits and 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, June 3rd
Time: Between church services (9-10:00)
Where: COS Basement
Youth: We need Youth to be in the basement @ 8:30 a.m. to help prep, cook, set-up tables, serve the meals and clean-up!  We are asking youth to bring 2 cans of biscuits (already baked) and a bag of shredded hash browns.  We are also asking that you come down to help prep, cook, serve the meal and clean-up.

COS "You"th Group Family Meetings

Saturday, June 3rd
Louisburg Lake ( 287th Street & South Metcalf Road) ; Eickhoff House (30216 New Lancaster Road)
What: Fishing and Kayaking at Louisburg Lake; Hot Dogs and S'mores at Eickhoff's house.
Time: Meet at Lake - Fish/Kayak from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Eickhoff House- Pit fire, grill hot dogs and S'mores from 7:30 - ??? (whenever we finish)
Bring: fishing poles/bait, lawn chairs, blankets, side dishes for later at the Eickhoff's (hot dogs, table ware and drinks provided)
   ** Please sign up in the nartex so Gerry and I can plan on how many hotdogs to buy - Thank you!**

"You"th Group Garage Sale

Saturday, June 23rd from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
COS Community Center
What: The Youth need your help!  If you have any items you would be willing to donate, please drop them off in the old junior high room in the church basement beginning Sunday, May 27th.  If you have any large items and need help getting them to the church, please contact Gerry and Michelle Eickhoff at 913-837-5276.
Questions: Contact Gerry and Michelle Eickhoff at

Beware of the Flocking!

Flamingo Don't be flocked! Flamingo Alert

Be on the lookout for the flamingos!  We've heard that the flock was making its way back to Louisburg.  So be prepared . I f you don't like tacky, pink flamingos invading your yard or you just don't want to be 
Tickled Pink
you can protect yourself by purchasing Anti-Flocking Insurance from one of our trusty youth group insurance agents.  If your yard is invaded, please call our trained de-flockers to handle the situation.  Do not attempt to handle these birds by yourself.  Our trained agents will be available soon in the narthex on Sunday, June 3rd and June 10th to answer any questions you may have regarding these pesky birds - how to flock your friends with them, how to prevent being flocked, etc.  Flockings will be scheduled to run from June 4 - June 29 when members of the COS Flamingo Flocking Crew will deliver approximately 10 birds to an unsuspecting lawn where they have been directed to roost for 48 hours.

Be an early bird...reserve your Flocking now!

2019 National Youth Gathering


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!

In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Vacation Bible School
Meals on Wheels
Baby Baskets
Biscuits & Gravy
Youth Group Family Meeting
Garage Sale
Beware of the Flocking!
2019 National Youth Gatherin
Friends for Christ
Best Choice Labels
Still Wanted...
Altar Flowers
Official Acts
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


food_summer.jpg Friends for Christ  

Friends for Christ will meet Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie Keltner.  Hamburgers are on the menu.  Bring a dish to share if you can.

Friends for Christ will not meet in July. The Meals on Wheels Pie Auction is on our usual night that we meet.

Save a   Label and help us raise money for our Youth Group!

Thank you to those who have donated labels so far!

It's easy!  Just save Best Choice product labels for cash!  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 it.  So far we have 400 UPC codes.  We will have a box in the narthex to begin collecting the labels within the next few weeks.  Please keep your eyes open for the label box and help us raise some funds.

  Still Wanted - 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.

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is off for the summer and will resume meetings in the fall.

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


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Altar Flowers



The Keltner's celebrating Pastor & Debbie's Anniv
6/10 Doug and Molly Strubbe celebrating their 4th Anniversary
6/17 The Newman's celebrating Don's Brithday
6/24 Walania Family celebrating Nate's 18th birthday

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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June Education



Evening Bible Study

7:00 p.m.  



We will not have Adult Bible Class and Sunday School this summer  


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Official Acts


Transfer In

Sandra Rangel

April 27, 2018


Rebecca (Becki) Shertey

May 10, 2018



Emmersyn Nicole Brown

May 20, 2018

Parents: Zac & Bailey Brown

Sponsors: Ethan Armstron &

Sam Lehman



Jack Rittinghouse and

Rachel Atwood

May 26, 2018


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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
Marissa Glick
Jeremy Howard
Zac Howard
Freddy Hurt
Greg Jeffrey
Tyler Jordan
James Keltner
Tom Moore
Rob O'Bannon
Rob Ortman
D.J. Weaver

June Anniversaries


6/4    Pastor & Debbie Keltner

6/13  Bill & Heather Smith

6/15  Howard & Sharon Meyer

6/18  Joe & Carrie Gregar

6/24  Bill & Sharon Murphy

6/26  Travis & Katie Becker

6/27  Drew & Gentry Harding

6/28  Paul & Linda Richards


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June Birthdays


6/1     Brock Noll

6/1     Sandra Rangel

6/2     Emily Helms

6/5     Lois Rausch

6/9     Bob Chester

6/9     David Frazier

6/10   Rick Stephens

6/11   Trevin Lohse

6/13   Steve Edgar

6/14   Brenda Nay

6/15   Zach Waite

6/16   Don Newman

6/20   Paul Richards

6/21   Bill Murphy

6/22   Cade Holtzen

6/25   Jason Allen

6/25   Luke Roth

6/25   Kelly Stohs

6/25   Nate Walania

6/30   Austin Moore


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Contact Info 

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