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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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AAUW Program on Sex Trafficking

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Most people think of slavery in the past tense. Unfortunately, slavery still exists, even in the USA. Now we call it “human trafficking.” People right here in Indiana are being trafficked for the sex trade. Other people are tricked into fake jobs that end up being unpaid work under duress. Children and young adults are among those trafficked, but people of all ages can be victims.

To learn more about the issue of human trafficking, the public is invited to a program at 2 p.m., Saturday,  April 22 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3628 W. Johnson Rd. LaPorte. The program is sponsored by the Michigan City Affiliate of the American Association of University Women.

Speaker for the program is Michael Velasco, a board member of Sharing Hope Across the Region Through Education. SHARE is a human rights organization which is focused on advocating for victims of human trafficking.

AAUW also is advocating for survivors of human trafficking. Part of the advocacy involves posting of the National Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888, #endsextrafficking) in all public places as well as on the internet.  Another issue involves passing Vacatur laws in all states. Vacatur laws allow courts to vacate convictions for criminal activity for persons who are forced into such activity. These laws allow a rescued victim to better get on with their lives without criminal records. Eighteen states have such laws on the books, but Indiana is not one of them.

Walk-ins aare welcome.

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Trunk-or-Treat 2013

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Trunk or TreatTrunk or Treat is still on!  If rain continues at 3:00pm the event will be moved inside.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church invites the children of our community to “Trunk-Or-Treat” on November 2nd, 2013.

Time: 3pm-5pm

Cost: Free



Beautiful Savior’s “Trunk-or-Treat” event will be offered for children ages 1-12.

Beautiful Savior’s “Trunk-Or-Treat” event will be a fun, safe, non-threatening alternative to traditional Trick-or-Treating.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children, dressed in costumes if desired, to Beautiful Savior’s campus on November 2nd, 2013 beginning at 3:00pm.  Members of Beautiful Savior will decorate the trunks and tailgates of their vehicles and load them with candy and treats.  Parents are encouraged to walk from “trunk” to “trunk” with their children as they receive the candy.  The scare factor will be kept to a minimum so parents may feel comfortable enough to bring their youngest of children.

For more information contact Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at (219) 324-7442.

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Festival Singers visit BSLC

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On Sunday April 14th, Beautiful Savior will be blessed to have numerous young singers lending their voices to our worship service.  The Festival Singers of Michigan Lutheran High School, St. Joseph, Michigan, will be contributing four anthems to our worship service.  Michigan Lutheran High School is funded and organized by the WELS churches in the southwestern area of Michigan and the Northwestern area of Indiana.

While you might say that Michigan Lutheran High School is like any high school in regards to the students, the curriculum, and the extra-curricular activities, there are many things that make it different.  Jesus Christ, and the gospel message, is the central focus of everything MLHS does.  Every class.  Every sport.  Every event.  Every day.  It truly is a blessing to have this vehicle for Christian Education so close to Beautiful Savior.  It also is truly a blessing that we are able to hear and be uplifted by the voices and talents of these students.

Enjoy the Festival Singers when they visit Beautiful Savior.  Thank them for coming.  Pray for them and for the continued opportunities MLHS has to proclaim the gospel and keep Christ at the center of everything they do.

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His Cross. His Crown. Our Victory!

Easter Worship 2013

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His Cross. His Crown. Our Victory.

Easter Sunday morning is a morning filled with magnificence.  Just as the sun rises on a new day, our Beautiful Savior, Jesus, rose again to life.  Celebrate the victory God won for us! Regardless of your past, regardless of your circumstances, God wants you to know the joy of Easter.  Join us as we celebrate that joy.

Sunrise Service – 7:00am

Easter Reception – 8:15am

Celebration Service – 9:00am

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March 2013

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Easter…in March?!

The other day I handed out an invitation to Easter worship.  The invitee thanked me and then said, “Wait!  When is Easter this year?”

“March 31st,” I replied. “It’s early.”

“Yeah! Easter is supposed to be April’s holiday,” she said.

Easter is early this year, isn’t it?  Did you know it’s not even the earliest it can be? Easter can fall as early as March 22. Of course, the last time it did was in 1818 and it won’t happen again until 2285.  I don’t have any delusions I will be around to celebrate it then, but that’s okay.  While the date may change, the celebration is always the same. On Easter we celebrate the day of our Savior’s resurrection to life.  We celebrate his victory over sin and Satan – the victory he won for you.

Easter may be the most important day of all time.  In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul expresses the extreme importance of Easter:

“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17)

Without Easter we would still be stuck in our sins.  Without Easter we would not have the assurance that Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins was accepted by God.  Without Easter we wouldn’t have any hope, any joy, or any life, but Jesus did rise from the dead. After he had suffered our pain and our punishment for our sin, he rose again for our life – to give us new life.  Because of Easter you can join Paul as he expresses the amazing and joyful truth Easter provides:

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

Easter isn’t just an April holiday.  It isn’t just a March holiday.  Easter is an every-day holiday.  Celebrate Christ’s resurrection every day because through Christ’s resurrection you know you have new life; you know you will rise after your death; you know you will be brought into glory because of what Jesus did for you.  Celebrate Easter with Beautiful Savior on March 31st, and on every Sunday of the year.  Celebrate Easter in your own life every single day by giving thanks to God that you have victory in Christ Jesus!

The Sundays following Easter will begin a 5 week series on Easter as an everyday celebration!


Special Services

Easter is not the only special day we celebrate and remember this month.  Join the family of Beautiful Savior for these other worship opportunities:


On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into the royal city of Jerusalem.  We see him enter as a king, but this is the beginning of the week that would close with his immense suffering and death.  We join in singing Hosannas to him on this Palm Sunday, knowing he truly is our king.  Join us for worship and our Palm Sunday procession of palm branches. The children of our Sunday School will also lift their voices in a song of praise to our Savior.


On the night on which he was betrayed Jesus took bread, gave thanks and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat.  This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  We remember the evening of Jesus’ betrayal and the night on which he instituted the Lord’s Supper with a solemn service.  Join us for a service in which we will remember the words of Jesus’ last will and testament.  Lord’s Supper will be offered in this evening service.


Jesus died on Good Friday. How can the day of death be called good?  Jesus died to rescue us.  He died so that we might have life.  Join the family of Beautiful Savior as we stand before Jesus’ cross and thank him that he gave his life for us. His Cross.  His Crown. Our Victory!


Easter Sunday morning is a morning filled with magnificence.  Just as the sun rises on a new day, our Beautiful Savior Jesus rose again to life.  Celebrate the victory God won for us! Regardless of your past, regardless of your circumstances, God wants you to know the joy of Easter.  Join us as we celebrate that joy. His Cross.  His Crown.  Our Victory!


Easter Eggs

Team Reach has been busy organizing for a great community outreach event.  On March 23rd, Beautiful Savior will host a community Easter Egg Hunt.  Team Reach needs your help to ensure this event is a success.  Please look over the sign-up sheets to see how you might be able to help this event both with donations and volunteer service.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the family of Beautiful Savior to reach out to our community, share the love of Jesus, and invite families back to hear more about their Beautiful Savior.  Please consider offering your time and donations for the Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 23rd.


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