Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
Christ Our Savior
Lutheran Church
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
Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner
Resolution 12-07B

At the LCMS 67th Regular Convention, resolution 12-07BA was passed. The title of this resolution is: "To
Strengthen the Family as the Center for Discipleship". I found the research noted in this resolution to be

This resolution cited findings from sociological studies and research surveys. The eleventh whereas states: "Faith formation has been misunderstood as primarily the responsibility of the church, while the above Scriptures as well as sociological studies, show that parents are the primary influence on faith formation. When the father and mother attend church regularly, 33 percent of their children end up as regular church attenders; when the mother attends regularly but the father is non-practicing, only two percent of their children become regular churchgoers; when the father attends regularly but the mother is non-practicing, forty-four percent of the children become regular churchgoers, (Haug and Warner, Vol. 2 of Population Studies No 31, [Strasbuourg, 200]); and the church's responsibility lies in equipping parents."

The next 'whereas' states: "Another study, focused on Sunday School, found similar results on the
impact of parents: when both parents attend Bible study in addition to the Sunday service, 72 percent
attend Sunday School when grown; when only the father attends Sunday school, 55 percent attend
when grown; when only the mother attends Sunday school, 15 percent attend when grown; when
neither parent attends Sunday school, only six percent attend when grown (Nick Cady, The Impact on Kids of Dad's Faith and Church Attendance, June 20, 2016,

The next 'whereas' states: "Additionally, the survey found that: if a child is the first person to become a Christian, there is a 3.5 percent probability everyone else in the household will follow; if the mother is the first to become a Christian, there is a 17 percent probability everyone else in the household will follow; when the father is first, there is a 93 percent probability everyone in the household will follow."

The goal of this resolution is to train parents to teach the faith in the home. The church should focus and teaching parents to teach their children about Christ. It is interesting that the survey shows that fathers should be the spiritual head of the house. 

The problem we have as a church is the retention of our members. Children come to confirmation and then tend to drift away from the church. The LCMS has developed a website to help parents with their children's faith development. The website is; The new edition of Luther's Small Catechism published by  Concordia Publishing House was designed as a family devotional resource. There are other resources  available.

Children follow the examples set by their parents. The children watch their parents and observe what
they value. Proverbs 22:6, says that we should train up a child in the way that they should go.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, tells us we should teach God's Words diligently to our children. Your children are a precious gift from God. God has entrusted them to you to nurture. As parents, the goal is to give our children good things. There is nothing better to share with our children then the value of an eternal relationship with God through saving faith in Christ.
Sunday School begins Sunday, Sept. 9th!
Sunday School 

Join us for Sunday School!

Every Sunday beginning September 8th
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Ages  3 - Teen

Adult Bible Class at 9:15 a.m.

Come Grow in Christ with us!

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation Classes for 7th and 8th graders will begin Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m.

A letter has been mailed to all parents - if you didn't receive a letter and you are the parent of a 7th or 8th grader contact the church office at or 913-837-4502.
A Letter from our Church President - Paul Richards
All His Glory
If you could ask God for anything, what would it be?
Soloman asked God for Wisdom. The Disciples ask God for Boldness; Daniel asked God for a Dream. But Moses asked God for something unique, that the Lord did not grant in its fullness.
In Exodus 33:18 Moses asked for God to show his Glory. This came after a time of great rebellion against God, by his people. Moses had witnessed many miracles by the Lord, he had received food from Heaven, water from a rock and the Law of God. But he desired to see God in his full glory. God's response was that He would make all His goodness pass by Moses. However Moses would not be allowed to see the face of the Lord. The Lord's reason was for the protection of Moses, as "no one can see His face and live," so Moses was hidden in the cleft of the rock, covered with the Lord's hand, and he was allowed a glimpse of the Lord's back.
Think of the many things we strive for. We strive for so many lesser things in the world. We strive for big careers, fancy cars, bigger houses, more friendships, and stylish clothes. So much of our life is wasted on these lesser things, when what any of us truly desire, but are not aware of, is an encounter with our Lord. When you live a life in a relationship with the true living God, you feel peace and fulfillment that you could never find in the things this world has to offer. Moses, in the midst of a rebellious people, recognized the true desire of his heart was to see God.
Imagine back in creation, Adam opening his eyes to the eyes of his creator breathing the breath of life into him. Adam and Eve before the fall wanted for nothing. They had food, they had a beautiful garden, they had a spouse, and best of all -they had walks, with the Lord, in the garden. We need to guide our desires to desire what we were created for, a relationship with the Lord. Wake-up and spend time in prayer with him. In this busy world full of distractions, we need to find a cleft in a rock and experience His Glory.

Trinity Lutheran - Blocktoberfest

Trinity's Seventh Annual Blocktoberfest is Saturday, September 21st from noon-6:00 PM. The Blocktoberfest Outdoor Service is Sunday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM. All festivities will be held in the Shelter House. The whole family is welcome to take part in all of the fun!
In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Sunday School
Confirmation 2019/2020
Friends for Christ
Best Choice Labels
Altar Flowers
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


Friends for Christ  
Friends for Christ will meet Saturday, September 7th, 6 PM, at the home of Pastor Andy and Debbie. Rotisserie/smoked chicken will be provided. If able bring a "picnic" type dish to share. 

If you are reading this-you are invited-great food, fellowship and Bible study!

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

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

LWML will start meeting again, after our summer break, with a regular meeting, Monday, September 9th at 7 PM in the church basement. We will begin with a Bible study provided by Pastor Andy. After the Bible study we will have a short meeting regarding what's going on with LWML and us.

Everyone is welcome. All women in the church are members of LWML. If you have any question please feel free to contact Sandy Barsh at 837-2997 or Linda Newman at 837-5116.
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Altar Flowers
9/01 The Keltner Family
In thanksgiving for all blessings. 
9/08 Karl and Cindy Karrow
In celebration of their wedding anniversary.
9/15 In honor of Linda Newman's birthday
9/22 In Loving Memory of P.O.B.'s Birthday (Bill Richards)
9/29 In celebration of Sandy Barsh's birthday. 

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 837-2997 for questions or to fill an open date.


September 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
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

September Anniversaries

09/05/70  Glenn & Deanna Pooler
09/12/92  Karl & Cindy Karrow
09/14/91  Jim & Debbie Bell
09/14/98  Tim & Janie Ott
09/30/00  Stan & Jean Flick
September Birthdays
9/1    Debbie Keltner
9/3    Glenn Pooler
9/4    Allison Brown
9/6    Richard Fauss
9/8    Linda Newman
9/10  Jeff Axmann
9/13  Travis Becker
9/15  Sam Hunsperger
9/16  Tricia Rausch
9/17  Pat Lightner
9/18  Addy Stohs
9/19  Curtis Strubbe
9/22  Sandy Barsh
9/24  Tim Gregar
9/26  Ellie Kalinka
9/27  Isabelle Holtzen
9/27  Eli Roth
9/28  Charlotte Heishman

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