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Arise Worship Series

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As Jesus ascended into Heaven, he called his church to take up his cause – the salvation of souls – as they gave witness and testimony to his victory. He equipped them for that important mission with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the tools of his Holy Word.

Today, the church, and we, her people, are called by our Savior to arise and take up his cause.

Encouraged by his victory, equipped by his Holy Spirit, and motivated by love we bear witness in the world to the glory of the gospel.

This series runs from May 24 – July 05, 2020.

Sunday Worship
9:30am

All services will be streamed live here and on Facebook.

For those comfortable, services will be held in-person beginning May 31. You can read about our COVID-19 response plan and the policies that will be in place for the health and safety of worshipers.


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Coronavirus

COVID-19

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Update – May 19, 2020

Beautiful Savior to Resume In-Person Worship

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beautiful Savior’s leadership has operated by balancing the following principles: 

  • Our desire and God’s command to gather around his Word. (Hebrews 10:23-24)
  • Our desire and God’s command to show care and concern for our neighbor’s spiritual and physical health. (Luke 10:25-37, Exodus 20:13)
  • Our desire and God’s command to honor and respect our government and leaders. (Romans 13:1-5)

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently released the “Back on Track Indiana” Plan. With this plan revised recommendations were made available for religious institutions. These recommendations commend those churches, like Beautiful Savior, that voluntarily moved to offer ministry remotely. It noted the following, “In Governor Holcomb’s Stay-At-Home orders, religious entities, groups, and facilities have been deemed “essential.” Both the United States Constitution and the Indiana Constitution protect the right of Hoosiers to worship and freely exercise their religion.”

As public and commercial entities are “re-opened” in the following weeks, Beautiful Savior will also “re-expand” our continuing ministry to include in-person worship. As we do so, we will implement practices offered by the Revised Guidance for Places of Worship. We plan to move forward in connection with the stages of Indiana’s Back on Track plan. You can find more information about these plans here: https://www.backontrack.in.gov.    

In this policy document, we share our timeline and the health and safety practices we plan to implement for the protection of all worshippers and the safety of our greater La Porte community. Both the practices and timeline may be adjusted as necessary according to data and guidance from medical professionals, our local, and state governments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Timeline for Resuming In-Person Worship

Back on Track Indiana provides that beginning May 24th, “Social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines.” This serves as our benchmark for resuming in-person worship. We will closely monitor guidance from our state and local governments, and shift our time-table accordingly if any changes occur.

May 31st – In-Person Worship will resume for those who are comfortable attending worship. Live streams will continue. There will not be Bible Study or Sunday School, and time of fellowship will be limited. In-person worship from this date forward will conform to the policies and procedures described below. Beautiful Savior will communicate any adjustments made to these policies and procedures.

Please note the following:

  • People 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions are encouraged to remain home, and limit their exposure. The (CDC) states that the following are at a higher risk:
    • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
    • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including:
      • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
      • People who have serious heart conditions
      • People who are immunocompromised due to cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
    • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
    • People with diabetes
    • People with chronic kidney disease
  • Face coverings are recommended.
  • Social distancing guidelines from the CDC (maintaining 6 feet of space) are to be followed.

Health and Safety Practices to Be Implemented

We have carefully crafted a plan for resuming in-person worship services that includes practices to guard and protect the health and safety of all attendees. We believe these practices are reasonable, effective, and allow us to serve many in corporate worship, spiritual growth, and outreach. We will provide a welcoming, safe environment through their implementation. Signage will remind attendees of these practices.

General Practices:

  • We ask those with symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in recent contact with someone who has been tested for and diagnosed with COVID-19 refrain from in-person worship and worship from home using the live stream option.
  • Facial coverings are recommended.
  • We will implement non-contact greetings. (No hugs, handshakes, or high fives.) 
  • Most interior doors will be propped open to avoid high contact of door handles.
  • Greeters wearing masks and gloves will open main entrances for attendees.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available at the main entrance, as well as near the entrance to the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. 
  • Seating areas will be marked to maintain social distancing. Alternating rows will be closed.
  • All hymnals, Bibles, and pens will be removed from seating areas.
  • Worship folders and connection cards will not be handed out. The worship presentation projected on our main screen will include all service items.
  • The offering will not be collected by passing the plate. We encourage givers to make use of online giving. An offering plate will be available by the entryway to the sanctuary for those who desire to give by cash or check. Thank you for your support of our ministry.
  • To assist our cleaning volunteers, and ensure proper disinfecting, the parent’s room will be closed. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to nursing mothers and families with young children.
  • We request RSVP’s for in-person worship for any who will attend from our sister congregations that have not yet resumed in-person worship.
  • Overflow seating will be placed in the fellowship hall, spaced so that social distancing can be maintained. Service items will be projected and service audio provided in the fellowship hall.
  • ●      Children’s Messages:
    • Children will sit at designated positions on the front floor, maintaining 6ft of social distance. Siblings will sit together.
  • Dismissal
    • Following worship attendees will be dismissed from the rear of the sanctuary, moving forward, this will be followed by any seated in the overflow area in the fellowship hall.
    • There will not be a formal time of fellowship. Those who desire to converse are asked to move outside and maintain social distancing practices.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures

  • Volunteer crews will clean the entire facility following worship. We have developed a thorough cleaning and disinfecting checklist.
  • High-contact surfaces will be disinfected thoroughly.
  • Volunteer crews will also clean and disinfect prior to worship.

Conclusion

Beautiful Savior recognizes that some will not feel comfortable attending in-person worship services yet. All worship services will be live streamed for those who desire to worship online. We encourage all individuals and families to consider their best opportunity to engage in worship during this challenging time. Beautiful Savior remains a La Porte County family founded on, and growing in, the truth of God’s Word; sharing the love of our Beautiful Savior.

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Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp

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Since 2013, Beautiful Savior has enjoyed providing a safe, secure, and fun soccer camp for the children of La Porte County. In order to take precautions for the health and safety of our participants and their families, our 2020 Soccer Camp may take on a new form or be held at a new time.

Currently, Indiana’s Back on Track plan allows for the start of recreational sports and leagues on June 14. Visit https://www.backontrack.in.gov for more information. This plan is contingent upon meeting several health standards in each stage, so it may change.

We would like to know what options for our soccer camp would most benefit your family and our community. We have created a survey for you to share your interests, availability, and concerns with us as we weigh options and make plans for Beautiful Savior’s Soccer Camp.

The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Click below to take the survey.


The following information shows our traditional camp structure. This may change based on how we plan for 2020 and the health and safety of our staff and participants. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make our plans for 2020.

 Main Camp (M-F)Beginners’ Camp (Tu-Fr)
Time5:30-7:30pm10:00-11:00am
Ages5-123-4
Cost$20$20

(Timely payment of the registration fee secures your child’s spot.)

The main camp for ages 5-12 will have evening sessions from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Beginners’ Camp begins on Tuesday, June 18th with mornings sessions from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Registrations and fee payment must be completed by June 1st. Space is limited and there is a cap on the number of participants in each age level. The nominal fee ensures that all children who want to participate will be able. (The slight increase for this year is to allow us to give each child a soccer ball at the end of camp.)

More Info

In Beautiful Savior’s Soccer Camp your child will learn the basic skills of soccer and have the ability to practice in a friendly and engaging environment for all participants. Participants will be coached by volunteers from Divine Savior Academy, located in Doral, Florida. Beautiful Savior’s camp will also incorporate a strong focus on teamwork and character building.  Beautiful Savior staff will strive to make this camp a fun and safe environment.

Participants will be divided into constructive and competitive age groups.

Beautiful Savior will also offer a free picnic meal to all campers and family members on Friday evening.

Each registered and participating child will receive a t-shirt and a soccer ball.

Participants must bring cleats or athletic shoes, and water. (Shin guards are highly recommended.)

Beginners’ Camp participants should bring athletic shoes and water. 

Qualifying families may contact Beautiful Savior directly to inquire about camp scholarships. Please call (219) 324-7442 or send an e-mail to admin@bslclaporte.org.


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One Victorious Empty Tomb

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One Victorious Empty Tomb

All services will be live streamed on Facebook and here.

Join us online this Easter to hear about a victory that will never fade – a victory won for you. One life lived and one life given into death to fix this broken world. One victorious empty tomb as he rose from the dead. God wants you to celebrate Jesus’ victory because it means your sins are forgiven, your guilt is gone, and your relationship with God is made right.

Please be our online guest for uplifting worship, a message of hope, and a place to find victory.

Sunday, April 12

9:30am

All services will be live streamed on Facebook and here.

Additional Holy Week Services

Palm Branch

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 4th

9:30am

Communion

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 9th

7:00pm

Cross

Good Friday

Friday, April 10th

7:00pm

All services will be live streamed on Facebook and here.


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Community Easter Egg Hunt

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COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 risks and the recommendations of our state and local governments, Beautiful Savior has canceled this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We hope to see you next year!

Call (219) 324-7442 for more information.


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Contrast Worship Series

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Lent is a season we walk on our journey with God. On that journey, we witness some stark contrasts, as striking as black against white. The contrasts highlight the differences between lost human beings and the redeeming God-man, between doing it yourself and trusting God, between groping around in darkness or walking in the light in the Lord. As we see juxtaposed images of our “old self” and the “new self,” we can more thoroughly enjoy the transformation God has accomplished through Christ.

The contrasts are as opposite as death and life.

The only one who could accomplish the transformation in your life is he who humbled himself, so you could be exalted. You are invited to walk on this journey, see the contrast, and find hope in what God has done.

Sundays, March 1 – April 5th, 2020

9:30am


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New Year New You

New Year, New You

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It’s time!

The new year is when we stop and resolve to become a better version of ourselves. We get back to the gym, we cook increased vegetable portions, or pump up our spiritual disciples. We want better versions of ourselves because we see the inadequacies in the current.

This New Year, discover how Jesus has already made a New You. This successful transformation has nothing to do with your resolve, but with his. Join us as we see how our powerful God has made us new through Christ.  

Sundays, January 12 – February 23

9:30am


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Christmas 2019

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God So Loved the World

We all desire love – reciprocal, inexplicable, unconditional.

But such a love is also impossible, right?

This Christmas discover the inexplicable, unconditional love of God.

God looked at this broken world and loved it. He sent his Son to bring God’s love and forgiveness to people in desperate need of both. The child born in a Bethlehem stable came to live for us, die for us, and rise from the dead to be our Savior.

Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Our worship will feature an inspiring message, favorite Christmas carols, and a place to find God’s, world-changing love.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…

John 3:16

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24th 2019

4:30pm

Christmas Day Celebration Service

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

9:30am


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WORTHY

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The brokenness of this world is clear.

How have you experienced it? Is a family member blind or deaf? Has an accident cost you the use of your legs? Do you wet your cheeks with the tears that trickle down because your grandparent is suffering or gone? Even if you’ve been spared physical brokenness, does other darkness creep into your life? Children are bullied and abused. Nations pour billions into weapons intended for warfare, and sometimes a fear of our own neighbors grips our hearts.

The brokenness of this world is clear.

Yet, God loved this broken world. God loves all the broken people of this world. And God chose one worthy to break the darkness and heal the brokenness. He chose one who would come to draw all nations to himself and establish true peace and justice. He chose one worthy to take up his powerful Spirit and wield that power for healing, forgiveness, and restoration.  He chose one worthy to build the highway that leads you and me to the very city of God and the halls of heaven.  He chose one to be worthy of a magnificent name – Immanuel – God with us!

The one who is worthy is Jesus.

Join us in the weeks leading up to Christmas as we prepare to welcome this one who is WORTHY into our own hearts. 

Sundays, December 1-22
9:30am

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Welcome Home

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There’s something about home. Home is where you relax after a long day of work. Home is where you can let your hair down, because you know the people there will love you, even with your quirks and flaws.

Home is where you feel most safe, in a world that isn’t.

Jesus intended for his church to be more than a school where we learn about God’s Word. He intended it to be more than a cathedral where we praise our Creator.

Jesus intended for church to be a home.

Jesus intended church to be a place where we gather with a spiritual family and enjoy all the blessings of home.

On October 20th, we will celebrate Welcome Home Sunday. We will talk about the importance of having the support of a Christian community.

The worship series will continue to discuss what we gain from Christian Community through November 24th.

Worship at 9:30am.


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3628 W. Johnson Rd.

219.324.7442

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