Summer Worship Schedule
New! On the patio after 9:00 AM worship
Please, join us for refreshments and conversation. As we move from two services to one for the summer months, this a great opportunity to meet those who usually attend a different service.
Our Neighbor’s Faith
Pastor Ken is extending this class due to strong interest. Join him in the sanctuary following Fellowship Time.
Sky Sox Baseball
Tuesday, June 19
$2.00 Tuesdays at the Sky Sox Game! Join us at 6:00 PM, as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox take on the Salt Lake Bees. $2.00 per ticket and $2.00 parking. If you are able, come early and tailgate together before the game.
Vacation Bible School
Parents sign up your kids. Bring a neighbor or friend.
Middle-HS youth, sign-up to help. Plan on meeting with our Rainbow Trail counselors in the evening. Adults, we’d love you to help. Contact Lisa. Don’t miss this great event. Remember it’s free!
*New Name* - Our Mom’s Group will be meeting June 8 and June 22 at 10:00 AM
Contact: Misty Hopp for more information.
Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall!
June 27, July 25, Aug. 22 at 1:00 PM
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.
Thursday, June 14 - Outing to THE CLIVE CUSSLER CAR MUSEUM. Meet at the Monument Park & Ride at 9:30 AM
Saturday, June 30 - Potluck Gathering hosted by Duane and Kathy Steinke at 4:00 PM. Contact Donna Ewers if interested in going to these events!
Fight Fraud-Shred Instead
Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM in the church parking lot. Three boxes or paper bags will be accepted per car. Donations accepted for Black Forest Cares.
Didi Panzo Update from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Farming is important in the Congo because many people are hungry and crops provide food as well as a means of earning a livelihood. About 5 years ago, some farmers planted orange trees, perhaps provided by an aid organization. They have been tending the trees all this time and it sounds like they are starting to harvest the oranges for the first time. This is a new feed type for Boma and it might lead to more people planting such trees. Even people who are not farmers might plant a tree or two as a means of helping their family.
At this time of the year, other crops such as yams (sweet potatoes), beans, corn, and rice are also being harvested. Further cassava is harvested at this time of year. Cassava is the starchy root crop of a bush and is commonly eaten in both South America and Africa. It must be carefully prepared to be safe to eat. Americans eat Cassava as tapioca, commonly as a pudding. Didi does not often get to see the farmers at work as their fields are a long, roadless way from Boma.
Rebecca is continuing to recover. She will never be strong enough to be a farmer, as most of the work is done by hand, but she is searching for a marketable skill to learn.
Save the Date
Annual Church Picnic - August 26 after the Outdoor Service
June Wedding Anniversaries
Todd & Jeanette Gould - 3
Steve & Linda Langlais - 3
Wolf & Rachael Thielmann 3
Jim & Sandy Fariss - 5
Monty & Erin Lammers - 5
Ric & Stephanie Maxson - 6
Gary & Patsy Wurster - 6
Al & Sandy Maurer - 8
Rob & Shelly Pratt - 8
John & Ginger Gale - 10
Kevin & Melissa Devolve - 11
Steve & Nancy Lord - 11
Tom & Linda Pratt - 11
George & Ginny West - 11
Ramiro Ocampo & Cindy Bohn - 12
Don & Karen Ketels - 14
Steve & Dorothy Marlow - 14
Bill & Karen Moreau - 16
Mark & Michelle Robinson - 17
James & Kristina Mahurin - 18
David & Mary Campbell - 20
Winston & Amy Churchill - 20
Joshua & Jessica Roe - 20
Ed & Nancy Storey - 20
James & Karla Olson - 22
Guy & Tammy Childs - 24
Jim & Deanna Hormann - 25
Dick & Avelyn Ullom - 26
Bob & Cindy Winford - 26
Bill & Mary Montie - 27
Matt & Trina Seebach - 27
George & Norine Kerstein - 28
The office will be closing at noon on Fridays in June, July, and August.
Also, only one Scribe in June and one Scribe in July.
Saturday, June 16 at 8:00 PM
Join us for some telescope viewing of the night sky. Weather permitting we should have a good chance of viewing a small part of God’s universe.
June 3-5 at Messiah Mountain Retreat Center.
Let Rebecca know if you plan on going.
Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp/VBS - June 25-29
Summer Intergenerational Events
All sign-up boards are up!
Vacation Bible School/ Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
June 25-29 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Kindergarten - 6th grade (grade refers to the grade they will be entering this fall) Cost: Free
Registration has begun. 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 Snack Coordinator for the week. If you are interested please let Lisa know in church office.
MS/HS Day Camp
Week of June 24 - June 27
Sunday, June 24 - 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 Group/Devo./Music
Thursday 6:00 PM - Program and Ice Cream Social
2 - Shredding
3 - 9:00 AM Indoor Worship
8 - Mom’s Group
16 - Stargazing
17 - Outdoor Worship at 9:00 AM begins
19 - Sky Sox Game
21 - Senior Luncheon
22 - Mom’s Group
Cameron Regennitter will be High Ropes Coordinator 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: Cam Regennitter Camp Office
PO Box T Hillside, CO 81232
RTLC is a great opportunity for our children to grow spiritually and grow into future leaders.
Sunday, August 12
The Social Ministry Committee will host its annual Lemonade and Gingersnap Sunday following outdoor worship on Sunday, August 12. This is a fundraiser to enhance the yearly financial gift BFLC gives to our Mission Partner - Cristo Rey in El Paso, TX.
The gingersnaps made by members of the Committee are homemade and melt in your mouth! The lemonade will be icy cold. Please join us!
Lutheran Family Services
2018 School Supply Drive
We don’t need backpacks – only school supplies. There is no list of specific items yet, but we can assume the standard supplies for elementary and middle schools. You may also donate small ($10 - $25) gift cards to help the kids purchase new shoes/clothes for school (Target, Wal Mart etc.). People can drop off their donations in the Fellowship Hall and put in grey cart, marked LFS-School Supplies. The drive will end Sunday, July 22.
Contact Susan Harrison for any questions.
July is Birthday Month
On Sunday, July 1 we 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 give to the Fischer House Foundation. 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.
Thank you to all who participated in the Outreach Uganda and LWR Equal Exchange Fair Trade sale on May 6. Your support of these organizations is invaluable and truly makes a difference. Enjoy the products you purchased!
This month, the Social Ministries Committee is highlighting two local, faith-based non-profits: RESTORE INNOCENCE and SECOND CHANCE THROUGH FAITH. Each year, your Social Ministry committee donates money from our congregation to both of them.
RESTORE INNOCENCE “exists to aid victims of human trafficking in the rescue, restoration and reintegration process by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.” They work with young women in the Colorado Springs area to provide holistic aftercare in the wake of trafficking. In the past seven years they have mentored nearly 40 young women in transformational relationships, and have provided many “Restoration Bags” for victims – often handed out by law enforcement. For more information, see: https://www.restoreinnocence.org
SECOND CHANCE THROUGH FAITH is “committed to reaching at-risk youths with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to strengthen and redirect their paths.” This gang intervention ministry provides a “second chance to youth and young adults in the prevention, intervention, and suppression of gang involvement and juvenile delinquency through Faith in El Paso County.” The ministry was founded by a married couple who escaped the gang lifestyle. Read the amazing testimonials at: http://sctfgroup.org/index.html
Migrant Bag Update
Thanks to all who brought items last month. Our need continues all year for personal items like razors, shaving cream, tooth paste and brushes, towels, wash cloths, shampoo, sanitary items, etc. If you can help, please place items in the laundry cart in the fellowship hall. Be sure to mark your items “migrant bags”.
It’s almost summer, which means kids are out of school and looking for things to do. Right? If you would like to hire some of BFLC’s youth to help with yard work, babysitting, petsitting, or other odd jobs let the office know and we will connect you with a member of our youth who can help you out. Let’s support one another and our community.
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