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MAR 2021
Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
Pastor Andy Writes... 
Pastor Andy Keltner

Dear Friends in Christ,
It is my perception that some of you are waiting for an invitation to come back to worship services at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Louisburg. 
Consider this your written invitation.
Here are six reasons why you should regularly attend worship services:
  1. To worship (Psalm 84)
  2. To promote personal growth in grace. (Ephesians 4:12-13)
  3. To reach out to those who do no know Christ. (Acts 2:47)
  4. To encourage each other in the faith. (Hebrews 10:25)
  5. To use your gifts to glorify God! (1 Cor. 12:12-17)
  6. To accomplish together what could not be done alone. (Matthew 18:19-20)
You are invited to join regularly in the worship of God at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday mornings at 8 and 10:30 AM or in the evening at 7 PM. You are also encouraged to become involved in the ministry of the church through the use of you time and talents. Church attendance is not a matter of getting along with the pastor or the members. It is not a matter of what you can get out of the church. It is a matter of your relationship to God and what you can do to facilitate the spreading of God's word.

             "Let us not give up meeting together, 
              as some are in the habit of doing,  
              but let us encourage one another--
              and all the more as you see the Day
Hebrews 10:25

What is Lent?

The quarantine (literally, forty days) of Lent, a time of repentance, began on Ash Wednesday with an extended prayer and confession of sins, and with this reminder: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The forty days (not including Sundays, which are considered "little Easters") come to their conclusion now in the three holy days, or Triduum, of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Therefore these days center around the only sacrifice that gives us absolution, the forgiveness we so desire: the body and blood of the Lord's Supper that proclaim the glorious substitutionary suffering and death of our Lord on the cross and interment in the tomb. Only in this way can a person know and believe what there is to be so happy about on Easter Sunday!


I hope everyone enjoyed the first two Lenten meals. I know I did. Below is a brief refresher. See y'all at dinner. 
  • Due to Covid, it will be imperative that those attending the dinners, sign up in advance. See the sign up sheet in the Narthex. 
  • I will need volunteers to help serve and clean up. If this sounds like something you can do please email me at
  • I am also looking for individuals/families to sponsor the meals.  
  • Dinner from 5:30-6:30 PM with an Advent service following at 7 PM. 

03/03  Lent
Menu: Italian
03/10  Lent
Menu: Breakfast for Dinner
03/17  St. Patrick's Day
Menu:  TBD
03/24  Lent
Menu: Mexican
04/01  Maundy Thursday
Menu: Brisket and sides provided by the LWML. 
---I hope to see you there!

Education News
Sunday School News:
  • SS is back in session! Have your kids signed up yet?
  • Every child must be registered in order to attend Sunday School.
Confirmation News: 
  • Confirmation is on hiatus until after Easter.
  • Eighth graders can get a jump start on their memory work by clicking this link
Quick Links


March Birthdays
03/02          Kim Weber
03/03    Kahlan Aguayo
03/03   Olive McDaniel
03/03      Shyloh Waite
03/05      Brett Rangel
03/08        Jase Hovey
03/10   Courtney Allen
03/10 Adrianna Gregar
03/11     Sharon Meyer
03/12         Gail Brown
03/12    Heather Smith
03/13    Kelsey Keltner
03/13        Pastor Andy
03/20  McKenna Lohse
03/21   Gerry Eickhoff
03/21         Alice Knop
03/22             Jim Bell
03/22      Jacob Rangel
03/22         Ryan Varns
03/23      Hailey Marsh
03/25     Eamon Grove
03/28  Kendall Karrow
03/29      Marian Allen
03/30   Christine Fauss
03/30        Joe Keltner
03/30      Jacob Weber

March Anniversaries
03/09 Gerry & Michelle Eickhoff
03/10    Jason & Courtney Allen
03/12          Scott & Erin Marsh
03/27   Alan & Janet Paegelow

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

Colin Alexander 
Dylan Ash 
Jim Buckman
Garret 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 
Allison Walania
D.J. Weaver


Altar Flowers 

03/07In celebration of the Eickhoff's 30th anniversary.
03/14Tricia Rausch in honor of Andrew's 14th birthday!
03/14Wayne Varns in honor of Charlene's birthday!
03/28Palm Sunday

Those who have signed up for flowers have two options: 
  1. You can provide you own. They must be at the church before the 8:00 a.m. service.
  2. Sandy can get them for you for $20. (Make checks payable to Sandy Barsh)
Flowers may be taken home after the 10:30 a.m. service. Please return vases to church when flowers are done. You may contact Sandy Barsh at 913-548-9588 for questions or to fill an open date.

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Andy Keltner, Pastor 
5 South 8th Street
Louisburg, KS 66053
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 
10 AM - 2 PM

Worship 8 AM, 10:30 AM, & 7 PM 
Sunday School 9:15 AM -10:15 AM

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