Didi Panzo here for Mother’s Day
Didi Panzo, our missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will be with us this Sunday, May 14th. Come and hear what God is doing in Africa!
Saturday, May 20 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Come May 20 to clean up and spruce up our church building and property. Bring rakes, brooms, clippers, etc. for outside and rags for inside work.
Summer Worship Schedule
Beginning June 4, Black Forest Lutheran will have only one worship service at 9:00 AM. It’s a chance for people who normally attend different services, to meet and worship together.
Our first outdoor worship will be Father’s Day, June 18.
Outdoor services -
July 2, 16, 30
August - 13, 27 (Church picnic)
Indoor services -
June 4, 11, 25
July 9, 23
August 6, 20
May 21- Graduates Sunday
May 28 - Last 2 service Sunday until Sept.
June 4 - New Member Reception, Pentecost - Wear red.
Senior Adult Ministry Events
Senior Adult Ministry Travel Group MAY GET-TO-GETHER Sunday, May 21st @ 2:00 PM at the home of Bart & Donna Ewers. Thursday, June 8 dinner at Mimi’s Café on Powers. 4:30 PM meet at church if you need a ride or 5:00 PM meet at Mimi’s Sign-up on bulletin board.
What the BFLC Book Group is reading in May "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. Discussion on Wednesday, May 17 at 1 PM. All are welcome to join us at the church for discussion and refreshments.
May 24/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.
Special Projects Group
The Special Projects Group is alive and well. We have several projects lined up for the spring and summer that might interest your:
This is a great way to serve both those in our congregation and community.
It’s me, Jan Duncan. The time has come to move to the next phase of my life and see what God has next in store for me. I have truly loved my time here at BFLC, serving God amongst you has been so rewarding. I will still be worshipping here and so will still have the pleasure of your presence in my life. My last day will be June 30. Thank you for being a part of my world and for growing in Christ right along with me for these past 12 ½ years.
Grace & Peace, Jan Duncan
Easter Basket Drive
Thank you all for your support of the Easter Basket drive! It was another successful year with 175 baskets going to the kiddos in the San Luis Valley, 20 baskets to the Marion House, and 5 baskets to Black Forest Cares. Thanks to your support, Thrivent support, AARP support, and creative shopping the baskets were filled with a chocolate bunny, stuffed animal, eggs filled with jelly beans, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, coloring book, crayons, pencil, eraser, toys, and a cutie (fruit). Thank you for helping us show these children God's love this Easter! Blessings, Your Easter basket team - Lavonne Hidy, Pam Wagner, and Francesca Vasta.
The invitation and challenge continue. Many of you have read and are still reading Rediscover Jesus. We have 3 more weeks to study on Wednesday mornings at 10:00a. During this time we are focusing on the 4 practical ways to get close to Jesus, stay close to him and close the gap.
Grace & Peace, Jan Duncan
Men’s Mutual Support Group
On Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM, after the men’s bible study, some of the guys stay to connect on a more personal level. They share what’s going on in their lives, past experiences, just whatever is on their mind. This opens up conversations and connections that allow for friendships to grow and support and concern for one another to happen. This is open to any of our guys, so come get to know others and be connected. For more information call the office or Dick Cole.
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 Craft Coordinator and Coordinator to keep daily activities on schedule during the week interested please let Lisa know in church office.
Details for MS/HS 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 8:45AM to 12:15PM.
6:15 PMp Gather/Mingle
6:20 Active Games
7:00 Bible Study
8:00 Campfire/Small Groups/Devo./Music
6:00 PM Program and Ice Cream Social
Congratulations to Our Graduates!
Kirsten Regennitter’s Open House Graduation Party
Monday, May 29
From 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Kobilan Farm
Caring for our little ones is a vital ministry here at BFLC. We have openings for both adults and teens this summer. This is a paid position. If you are interested or have questions contact Lisa in the office.
New Church Directories are in your church mailbox!
A total of $915 Choice Dollars grant funds went to Black Forest Lutheran Church in 2017.
Saturday, June 10 At BFLC 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nonperishable food, or a donation to the BF Cares food pantry.
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.
May 19 Bell Choir Concert
May 20 Church Spring Workday
May 21 Graduate Sunday Senior Adult Travel Group
May 24 Senior Social
June 4 New Member Reception Starting 9:00 AM Worship
Job Opening - Support Coordinator Black Forest Lutheran Church Description. Coordinate the volunteer ministry program encouraging participation by members in the various ministries of the church. Know the people of the congregation; their gifts, talents, time and needs so pastoral care by the pastor and support by the congregation can be provided. Become the focal point for the church's committees to help keep them fully staffed. Interface with staff and assist quality control to insure efficient, accurate, and timely completion of essential functions. Part-time Employment. This is an hourly job that typically averages 15 hours/week. Requirements vary depending on the time of year. Some of the work may be accomplished at home with flexible hours. An office is provided. Start Date. The job starts June 1, 2017 Contact Information: If interested, please contact Jim Kent at 719-440-7011 or Patsy Wurster at 719-358-1064 on the Mutual Ministry Committee for a complete description of the tasks required.
June 4-6 at Messiah Mountain Retreat Center. Cost: $50
Vacation Bible School - July 2-7
El Paso Mission Trip - July 8-15
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.
The office will be closing at noon on Fridays in June, July, and August. Also, 1 Scribe in June and 1 Scribe in July.
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