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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 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
June 2019
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
This summer we will have Vacation Bible School in June. Vacation Bible School will be in the evening. I know we have some parents who would prefer daytime VBS. If there is enough interest, and I can find leaders, we could run a second VBS during the day. I hear interest in having more activities at the church. The problem is leadership and participation.
Wednesday evening Bible Study is a great way to learn more about scripture. We are currently studying what the Bible says about Angels and Demons. Everyone is welcome to attend these evening Bible Studies. They start at seven pm.
I struggle with summer Sunday School. There is a challenge in finding teachers. It is also important that we have participation in the Sunday Morning Bible Study. It is frustration for a teacher to prepare a lesson and have no students to teach. There will not be regular Sunday school this summer.
It is also time to look forward to the fall activities. Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church will be fifteen years old this year. I think it would be fun to have a fall celebration to commemorate this milestone. We had a great Reformation celebration. A fifteen-year celebration would be fun.
There are always opportunities to serve the Lord. My Dad used to say: "There is more than one way to skin a cat." I have never skinned a cat, nor do I think that would be a good idea. What my Dad was trying to say was that there is always more than one way to solve a problem.
Churches sometimes get in ruts. Doing the same thing the same way, and expecting different results, is never a good plan. Is there a better way to glorify God and serve our community?
Howard Meyer and Glen Pooler have offered to help anyone who needs help moving. They are retired and physically able to help. These are the kind of opportunities that are available. When we pool our gifts and resources and work together, we are becoming the church.
Summer months are difficult financially for the church. Attendance and giving goes down in the summer. God calls us to worship him with our praise, service, and first fruit giving. Consider how you can continue to support the church during the summer months.
It is exciting that our youth group will be attending the national youth gathering in Minneapolis this summer. Gerry and Michelle will be ending their service as youth leaders. I am praying that God will lift someone up to fill this ministry opportunity,

I pray you all have a safe and fun summer.  Remember wherever you go you are God's precious and beloved child.  God will place opportunities before you to share the hope you have in Christ.  Exploit these opportunities.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  Pray, praise and give thanks.
Pastor Andy
Vacation Bible School June 10-13!

Our Miraculous Mission VBS will be held on June 10th - 13th from 6-8 pm. Our lessons will focus on how God made the Universe, God Promises a Savior, Jesus the Savior is Born and Jesus the Savior is Risen.  Any child from Preschool - 6th grade is welcome to attend.   Dinner will be provided each evening.  

We are looking for volunteers to help provide the meals on Tuesday -Thursday.  Looking for items like mac and cheese, hotdogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos...whatever you can provide.  If you can help with a meal, please contact Carrie Gregar at 913-837-2791.  Thank you to the LWML for providing Monday's meal.

Enrollment forms are located online and at the  back of the church.  We need a form for each child attending.  There is no fee for attending,  so bring your child to VBS so they can join in the fun and learn more about our Savior!

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 13th. 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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Donations and a Prayer Envelope Fundraiser for Minneapolis!
Help our young people reach their destination - the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 11-15.
By selecting a numbered envelope from the "wall" in the Narthex in the next two weeks, your chosen donation will help us reach our fundraising goal. Each envelope is numbered sequentially from 1 to 50. Each envelope contains the corresponding dollar amount; as well as a prayer request card from our youth.
We invite and encourage you to offer a donation to our young members, and help us with their prayer requests in the process.  Just return your envelope in the marked bucket on the counter near the poster and please hold onto the prayer request and pray it.
It's with your support, since 2013, these young people and their adult chaperones have been afforded the opportunity to encounter Christ and his church on the national level.
From all our travelers to you our Christ Our Savior community we say THANK YOU in advance!!

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 2nd
Time: Between church services (9-10:00)
Where: COS Basement
Youth: We are asking youth to bring 1 can or bag of biscuits already cooked  and one gallon of milk (white or chocolate) or juice and or some fresh fruit (strawberries/ grapes).  We are also asking that you come down to help prep, cook, serve the meal and clean-up.

Youth Group Bake Sale

Congratulations to our 2019 Confirmation Class
Easter Breakfast Pictures
We wanted to say thank you again to everyone who was involved in making the Easter Breakfast a huge success.  Below are some additional pictures for you to enjoy.

In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Vacation Bible School
Meals on Wheels
Youth Fundraiser
Biscuits & Gravy
Youth Group Bake Sale
2019 Confirmation Class
Easter Breakfast Pictures
Friends for Christ
National Youth Gathering Meeting
Youth Group T-shirts
Altar Flowers
Official Acts
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


food_summer.jpg Friends for Christ  

Friends for Christ will meet Saturday, June 1st, 6 p.m. at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie Keltner.  Time to heat up the grill - cheeseburgers are on the menu.  All the fixings will be provided.  If you are reading this you are invited - you don't need to bring anything.  Come enjoy the fellowship, food and a Bible study.

MANDATORY- National Youth Gathering Meeting

Gerry and I would like to meet with all parents and youth going to the National Youth Gathering this summer to give you up to date information regarding our trip.  We would like to meet on Sunday, June 23 during Sunday school hour (9:15 a.m.) in the high school room.  We need at least one parent to be present at this meeting along with the youth going as we have forms that need to be signed!

Thank you!

Gerry & Michelle Eickhoff

Youth Group T-shirts

This is the design of our new youth group t-shirts.  They are $13.25 (this includes tax).  All orders needed to have been placed by Sunday, May 12.  But if you missed out please let Gerry and Michelle Eickhoff know ASAP.  There may be a chance to add to the order but with a little extra cost to you.

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



6/09 Doug & Molly Strubbe celebrating their 5th Anniv
6/16 Brenda Nay celebrating her birthday
6/23 Open
6/30 Open

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

Bobbie Boxler



Doug Brokaw & Vanessa White

April 27, 2019


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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
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

June Anniversaries


6/04    Pastor & Debbie Keltner

6/06  Kenneth Cline

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


6/01   Sandra Rangel

6/02   Emily Helms

6/05   Lois Rausch

6/09   Bob Chester

6/09   David Frazier

6/09   Rebecca Paul

6/11   Trevin Lohse

6/12   Conlee Hovey

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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