Summer Worship Schedule
9:00 AM - Begins June 4
Summer schedule for indoor and outdoor services:
June: 4-In, 11-In, 18-Out, 25-In
July: 2-Out, 9-In, 16-Out, 23-In, 30-Out
August: 6-In,13-Out, 20-In, 27-Out(Picnic)
Our Mutual Ministry committee has selected Jeanette Gould to join our church staff as Support Coordinator. Jeanette is an active member of BFLC and has worked in customer support for the defense industry. She has spent the last 15 years developing her flexibility and listening skills at home as the mother of 4 boys and wife to Todd. Please welcome Jeanette as she begins here on June 1.
Thank you! Thank you to Jan Duncan for her 12 1/2 yrs. of service as our Director of Ministries. I have so appreciated her insight, good judgment, and loving care for our congregation. On Sunday, June 25, we will gather to thank and honor her at her retirement party. Please mark your calendars.
BFLC Church Workday
Saturday, June 3
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
More hands get more done! Lunch provided. Bring gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows. Items for workday depending on attendance:
-Move patio chairs from barn to patio
-Inside stuff – windows and kitchen
-Winter tools put away
-Outdoor worship area cleaned up
-East garden needs work
-Old equipment hauled to the dump
Senior Adult Ministry Events
Thursday, June 8
Dinner at Mimi’s Café on Powers
4:30 PM - meet at church if you need a ride
5:00 PM - meet at Mimi’s
Thursday - June 22nd ..... Tour the Olympic Center
Time: TBD We will plan to take a picnic lunch and visit a park after our tour. The tour fee is $10 for seniors. We will meet at the church and carpool from there. Contact: Donna Ewers if you would like to go.
Sunday - June 25th ..... Travel Group Get-Together @ 2:00 PM @ The Ewer’s Home. Bring a snack to share and let Donna know if you are able to attend.
Depart August 1st & return August 3rd ..... Overnight Trip To Carbondale, CO Contact Donna Ewers for all the details.
Saturday, June 10
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Nonperishable food, or a donation to the BF Cares food pantry. Contact Stan Beckner if you would like to volunteer for this event.
Details for Special Projects
We will perform fire mitigation on George Kerstein’s property in July. The project will have two phases:
Phase 1 we will down selected trees and limb them. Work days are Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th starting at 8:30 AM and going till 4:00 PM. If we finish the work at George’s early, we will start work on tree removal at Donna Wesley’s place. Here we will cut, limb, remove slash and offer the firewood to anyone who wants it. Phase 1 work will require chain saws and personal protection gear. We will have water on site. Bring your lunch if you plan to work into the afternoon.
Phase 2 will be back at George’s. We will have 10 volunteers from Next Step Ministries working with us from Monday, July 17th through Thursday, July 20th . These are youth from across the country that are spending a week at a time performing community development projects. We plan to clean up the slash and pile it in a nearby field. This will be some dirty work! If we need to continue the work into the following week, Next Step Ministries may be able to provide 10 more volunteers for 4 days.
Phase 2 will require some chain saw work. We will need trailers to haul the slash to the field and trucks to drag the logs to the clearing. I will bring chains for this part. The volunteers will help load and unload the trailers. I have access to two 10’ trailers. We could use 2 more and vehicles to pull them.
Also, during Phase 2 we have offered to provide lunch for the entire group, as well as water. If you would like to help with this, email Vonda Dowdy. If you are interested in helping with this Special Project, please call Joe Dowdy or sign up on bulletin board.
June Wedding Anniversaries
2 - Gary & Helene Reddy
3 - Todd & Jeanette Gould
3 - Steve & Linda Langlais
5 - Jim & Sandy Fariss
5 - Monty & Erin Lammers
6 - Ric & Stephanie Maxson
6 - Gary & Patsy Wurster
8 - Al & Sandy Maurer
8 - Rob & Shelly Pratt
10 - John & Ginger Gale
11 - Kevin & Melissa Devolve
11 - Steve & Nancy Lord
11 - Tom & Linda Pratt
12 - Ramiro Ocampo & Cindy Bohn
13 - Robert & Colleen McGlothlin
14 - Don & Karen Ketels
14 - Steve & Dorothy Marlow
16 - Bill & Karen Moreau
17 - Mark & Michelle Robinson
18 - James & Kristina Mahurin
20 - David & Mary Campbell
20 - Joshua & Jessica Roe
20 - Ed & Nancy Storey
22 - James & Karla Olson
24 - Guy & Tammy Childs
25 - Jim & Deanna Hormann
26 - Dick & Avelyn Ullom
26 - Bob & Cindy Winford
27 - Bill & Mary Montie
27 - Matt & Trina Seebach
28 - Ryan & Jessica Herrin
28 - George & Norine Kerstein
July is Birthday Month
On Sunday, July 2 we will celebrate the birthday of our nation and the birthdays of BFLC members with a birthday cake. We are asking you to give a gift-coin for every birthday you have celebrated. The coins collected that day will be given to the Fischer House. A container for your coins will be on the table, so don’t put your birthday offering in the offering plate.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
The Simply Giving Program
Pre-authorized Withdrawal is Available at BFLC
The Simply Giving Program is offered by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans at no charge. It is a reliable, safe way to move your stewardship plan into action. It allows you to share your donations through planned giving and activates your generosity into ongoing stewardship. Because your donation is given consistently, you won’t need to play “catch-up” at year-end or worry about forgotten checkbooks or missed Sunday offerings. If you would like more information, contact the church office.
Summer Church Office Hours
The church office will be closing at noon on Fridays in June, July, and August. Also, 1 Scribe in June and 1 Scribe in July.
Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp News
Cameron Regennitter will be Travel Director at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp this summer.
RTLC is asking for prayers, supporting letters, and care packages for our young folk.
You can send the above to:
Attn: (Staff person) Camp Office PO Box T
Hillside, CO 81232
RTLC is a great opportunity for our children to grow spiritually and grow into future leaders.
Vacation Bible School/Rainbow Trail Day Camp
July 3 - July 7
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Kindergarten-6th grade (grade refers to the grade they will be entering this fall) Cost: Free
Registration begins: May 28
VBS is always an outreach to our children as well as the children in the community. It provides a great venue for introducing children to Jesus and growing them in their relationships. Again, this year we are offering it free in the hopes that we can reach more children and families. We do need adults and teens to assist the Rainbow Trail counselors in running this program. Contact the office if you would like to be a part of this amazing outreach ministry.
We are also looking for a Snack/Food Coordinator and VBS Coordinator to keep daily activities on schedule during the week interested please let Lisa know in church office. And lots of other volunteers!
Middle School/High School Day Camp Week
July 2 - July 6
Sunday, July 2 – Potluck at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We will also be starting our camp for MS/HS this night!
Monday - Friday: Volunteer from 8:45 AM to 12:15 PM.
Sunday - Wednesday nights
6:15 PM Gather/Mingle
6:20 Active Games
7:00 Bible Study
8:00 Campfire/Small Groups/Devotions/Music
6:00 PM - Program and Ice Cream Social
Mission Endowment Fund (MEF)
The MEF is a part of our church. The fund manages designated monies with an eye toward furthering the work of Christ. It has been funded by designated donations, either from church members or from memorial gifts. The interest and dividends earned by the investments are donated to causes consistent with the church, by the committee. The most recent donation, for example, went to Didi Panzo, our missionary in Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
If you would like to learn more about the MEF, to be on the committee, or to make a donation, contact a committee member: Lora Kobilan, Chris Cooper, Bill Dieckhoff, Kathy Schwindt, or Ed Storey.
Thanks for Your Lenten Service Offerings!
This year’s offerings collected during Lent went towards our Good Samaritan Fund. The Fund provides assistance for natural or man-made disasters, people in need, health problems, or housing needs. This year, through your generosity, we collected $2,204.72. We really appreciate your contributions during Lent to this fund!
The Social Ministry Committee
Annual Church Picnic Save the Date Aug. 27 Outdoor Service
On behalf of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, thank you for your donation of $60.00. In Christ, Rateb Rabie Dear BFLC, We would like to thank you for your donation of $421.85 to Iglesia Luterana San Pedro.
May God Bless you all!
Rev. Eddy Perez
Friends at BFLC, I have to admit that I am overjoyed by your recent generosity thanks to your support, our guests now have access to showers, client navigators, partner agencies and computers to be used for job searches, applications and other life-improving activity. Your compassion and kindness make a big difference. As always if you ever have a question about the mission or would like to take a tour of our expanded campus, give me a call.
Springs Rescue Mission
Dear Friends of Christ,
Thank you for your donation of $819.25 to Food for the Poor.
Food for the Poor
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your donation of material goods to Catholic Charities St. Patrick’s Day Gala.
Thank you for continuing to support Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. We received your gift of $750.00.
Chief Development Officer
Thank you for your recent gift of $60.00 to Luther Seminary.
Pastor Catherine Malotky
Director of Development
Dear Brothers in Christ, Thank you for your blessed donation of $1,701.85 to the scholarship fund.
Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey
Migrant Workers Find Comfort
Every year, over 4,000 migrant farmworkers stream into the San Luis Valley to work harvest. With sporadic work, low wages, lack of family resources, and limited access to social services, migrants are a population that live close to the edge of crisis, often lacking basic resources.
Hygiene kits include:
-razors/shaving cream (men)
Please leave donations in the cart in the fellowship hall.
Social Ministry Committee Member Opening Available!
The Social Ministry Committee is seeking a new member to join our committee as we work to be the hands and feet of Christ to those outside our congregation. Each member liaisons with one of the ministries we support. The committee normally meets twice per year, but stays active throughout the year coordinating and planning special events and charity drives. If you feel you are called to this type of work, please contact either Jan Duncan in the office or Dave Reily, the chairperson of the committee.
June 3 Spring Church Workday
June 4 New Member Reception Starting 9:00 AM Worship
June 10 Shredding
June 18 First Outdoor Worship
June 25 Jan Duncan’s Retirement Party
June 28 Senior Social
June 28/July 26/Aug. 23
Join us for our monthly get together to socialize, play dominoes, or do crafts. There is no obligation to participate in the games. Individuals bring their own crafts to work on. Others use the opportunity to just sit and talk. Light snacks are provided.
Summer Youth Activities
June 4-6 at Messiah Mountain Retreat Center.
Vacation Bible School
El Paso Mission Trip
BFLC and Cristo Rey have been partners for almost two decades. Over the past few years, BFLC has consistently sent adults and youth to be part of the El Paso Border Immersion Program each summer. The El Paso Mission trip is not only an opportunity to strengthen relationship between the two congregations and their youth ministries, but also a chance for our youth to learn about the immigration realities and life on the borders from the various sides. Besides, the youth of BFLC will have a chance to grow in their faith and love for God and in serving his people as they lead the Vacation Bible School program for that week. This is a great opportunity for the youth to grow in worship, ministry, evangelism, discipleship and ministry.
Let Sedra know if you are interested.
Worship with us
Pastor: Ken Hohag
12455 Black Forest Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Black Forest Lutheran Church Schedule:
Sunday Worship: 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School: 9:30 AM for all ages
Growing Deeper Bible Study:
Each Tuesday at 6:30 PM