Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
Jesus Heals
Our Savior
Lutheran Church


5 South 8th Street
Louisburg, KS 66053

Worship 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:15a.m.-10:15a.m.
"But say the word and let my servant be healed."(Luke 7:7)
The Gospel readings for Sundays in June, taken from Luke, focus on Jesus' ministry in and around Galilee--Jesus heals a Centurion's servant, He raises a widow's son, He forgives a sinful woman, and He heals a man with a demon. But as Jesus heads toward Jerusalem, he says to one near him, "Follow me." Find out Jesus' response to the one who answers, "I will follow you, Lord, but let me first..." 
Follow Jesus Sundays in June.  See you in church!
JUNE 2013
Exciting new family Sunday school begins this Sunday, June 2
Bible Song

Christ Our Savior will start a new summer Sunday school program, Bible Song, for families this Sunday, June 2, at 9:15 a.m. All families are encouraged to attend as well as the Adult Sunday school group and anyone who wants to learn and support faith growth in our homes. The Bible Song mission is "to connect families with one another and with the Bible through a Scripture verse every night in every home," (Faith Inkubators).  


According to Faith Inkubators, the creators of The Bible Song method, Bible Song provides parents with a tool to "speak faith" with their children. Each lesson will introduce a Scripture verse in several different ways like fun skits, Scripture songs, prayers, and art. Everyone will learn the FAITH5 tool that makes it easy to connect Sunday school to home with nightly faith practice.  


This new approach to Sunday school was chosen by the Education stakeholders to help families participate in their children's faith education. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to help parents connect with their children through scripture, song, and prayer. See you Sunday!


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Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner

I AM  

John 8:58 "Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." Jesus makes a bold statement that causes great offense with his hearers.   To understand the offense it is important to look in Exodus.


Moses has been set aside by God to lead the nation Israel out of slavery in Egypt. Moses asks God, "how should I respond when people question me about who sent him to lead the nation." God answers Moses: "God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14)


The God who creates the heavens and the earth identifies himself as "I AM". God is before all things. He has power and might he will save his children.   Human language falls short of describing God. Human reason is incapable of understanding God. We are the created he is the creator.   He is. In Job 38 he asks Job where he was when he set the heavens in place and sets the boundaries of the seas. Isaiah 40 the prophet explains that God's ways are not our ways and we cannot understand his ways. God is. We can only trust, obey serve and praise him.  


Many times during his public ministry Jesus identifies himself with "I am".   His detractors are offended because they see that he is claiming to be God. Jesus equates himself with the Most High God.   The first commandment God gave his children was "You shall have no other God's". The second commandment is "You shall not misuse my name." Jesus claims to be one with God. He uses the name of God to identify himself. He is God. He honors the name of the His Father God. He is one with the Father.


We are not offended that Jesus claims to be one with God.   He is God made known. We are not offended by Jesus taking the name of God. We understand that Jesus is God. He is true God and true man. There is one God. Jesus is God. God makes himself known through the person and work of His Son. He opens our eyes which are blinded by sin by the power of His Spirit. What offends many, we accept as great truth. Jesus is God. The Father is God and the Spirit is God. This is the mystery of the Trinity which we accept by faith.  


Jesus identifies himself as "I Am". Jesus is God. He is our Lord and King. He declares us righteous. We are His redeemed children. "God so loved the world that he sent his Son..." Alleluia Jesus is Lord.      


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Join us for evening VBS June 3-5
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VBS is scheduled for June 3rd through the 5th from 6pm until 8:30pm. Each evening will begin with a light meal and fellowship. This will be a three-day VBS with crafts, music and Bible Study.


Shout it from the mountaintops! That Jesus Christ is Lord! Learn about the Only True God through three mountaintop Bible accounts where God meets His people with clear messages of His might and power.


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Walkers needed--Relay for Life June 7-8

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I enjoy making a difference in our community, and I know you do, too. That's why I'm pleased to be supporting the Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's signature event to fight cancer, Friday, June 7 through Saturday, June 8. Christ Our Savior has a team and I'd like to invite you to join us. You will be asked to donate a $10 Team Commitment fee and to walk for about one hour at the relay.


If you'd like to join, either by walking or running, please contact me at my email address provided below. Our time is running short as the Relay is almost here, so don't delay. Together, we really can make a difference in the fight against cancer.  So please consider joining our team and make a difference!



Michelle Eickhoff
Team Captain of Relay Revelers



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Family Youth Event June 8 
joy girl Families are invited to a hot dog dinner and bonfire as well as some outside fun and fellowship on Saturday, June 8, at The Walania's, 27340 Block Road, Paola, KS (1/2 mile north of Hwy 68).  This will be a great event to kick off summer and wrap up the fun week of VBS. Dinner and drinks will be provided, just bring lawn chairs and your family. 

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Craft Interest Group to meet on new day in June--Friday, June 14
The Craft Interest Group is trying something new!  Not a new craft project, but a new day and time for June. We will meet on Friday night June 14th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the church.  Summer is a busy time and many people cannot attend on Saturdays because of travel and activities.  So, join us Friday night June 14th and bring a project to work on.

In May, crafters worked on scrapbooks, a crocheted blanket, and a counted cross stitch baby quilt. You are welcome to bring a snack to share, but that is not required.  We have fun, fellowship and snacks!  If you need help with a project we are happy to offer our talents and advice. Questions? Call Cindy Karrow C-913-269-19356 or H-837-3323. 

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Attend Pie Auction & Dinner
June 22 to support Senior Center Lunches and Meals on Wheels
The seniors in our community need our help to ensure that senior nutrition services are affordable and can continue as they have for many years.  MidAmerica Nutrition in Ottawa, KS brings meals to seniors, who gather for lunch at the Senior Center and to those who are home bound, for a donation of a few dollars per meal. Government funds account for 40% of the overall support, while donations and grants make up the rest.  Because of government cutbacks and increased costs, however, communities are being asked to help raise funds needed to support the program. 

Christ Our Savior has formed a committee to help raise those funds needed to support the Louisburg Senior Center lunch program and Meals on Wheels and to help increase senior participation and volunteers for meal delivery. This Pie Auction and Dinner is our first attempt to spread community awareness and raise funds. Please join us by giving your support.

This is an important community outreach event for Christ Our Savior and we encourage you to get a group of friends together and plan an evening out in Louisburg to enjoy great barbecue and a fun pie auction with the some of the best home baked pies around. We are also accepting monetary donations as well as commitments to provide pies for the auction. Thrivent will be matching some of the funds raised, so we ask that checks be made payable to Thrivent.

Tickets are $20 per person for a great meal and entertaining pie auction and will be available for purchase after Sunday services or contact Beth Ramsey at (316)727-1249.

Christ Our Savior Newsletter is published monthly and produced in  email and print versions. 

Contact Info 
Jodie Berve

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In This Issue
Bible Song
Pastor Andy Writes...
VBS June 3-5
Relay for Life June 7-8
Family Youth Event June 8
Craft Interest Group June 14
Pie Auction June 22
Friends for Christ June 1
Choir Meeting June 2
It's a picnic at Friends for Christ, Saturday, June 1
Friends for Christ will meet  Saturday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Pastor & Debbie's, 1507 N. Broadway in Louisburg.  The theme for June is "Picnic."  We will, however, be inside in the cool  (Thanks Walter!) Sub sandwiches and fixings will be provided.  Bring a picnic type salad or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Cindy Henry (913) 406-6938 or Debbie Keltner 827-5382. 

Friends For Christ is for singles, couples, old, young, and children are welcome.  It's a time for fellowship, great food, and a Bible study. Can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night in the Burg!

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God's Musical Messengers "Notes"
Calling all Choir members! Let's get together to sing this summer!   Let's meet Sunday, June 2 immediately after 2nd service for a quick meeting to discuss rehearsal times/dates for this summer.  Contact Michelle Eickhoff for more information H-913-837-5276; W-913-780-7590; C-913-302-5282 or

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Opportunity to Serve with Altar Guild

Please consider joining a team to help with Communion preparation.  Communion setup and cleanup involves approximately 20 minutes on Saturday, 15 minutes between services and 15 minutes after 10:30 a.m. service. Alternating schedules will be determined by the number interested. Contact Torry Turney 816-405-3805 or

Altar Guild 
     June 02   Jim & Deb Bell 
     June 09   OPEN 
     June 16   OPEN 
     June 23   Walania's 
     June 30   OPEN 
Anyone that still wants to sign up for OPEN days just give Sandy Barsh a call (837-2997).


Those who sign up for flowers have 2 options.  You can provide them (picking them up and having them at church before the 8:00 a.m. service) or contact Sandy Barsh at 837-2997 and she will pick up the flowers.  The cost will be $15.00.  Make checks payable to Sandy Barsh.  Flowers can be taken home after the 2nd service.Vases should be returned to church.


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In the Military
Military members and friends of our congregation include: 

  Amando Aguayo

Michael Casper

Greg Jeffery

Ryan Helms

Mark Edgar

Ray Gigliotti

James Keltner

Joe Herold

Parker Herold

Micah Mesman

Christian Rieck

Cole Turney  

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June Anniversaries

6/4   Pastor Andy &  

        Debbie Keltner

6/13  Bill & Heather Smith

6/14  John & Jodie Berve

6/14  Dave & Kara Raetzel

6/18  Joe & Carrie Gregar

6/26  Travis & Katie Becker

6/26  Ben & Nikki Tews

6/28  Paul & Linda Richards


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June Birthdays

6/2         Emily Helms

6/8         Mark Burton

6/9         Bob Chester

6/9         David Frazier

6/10       Rick Stephens

6/11       Trevin Lohse

6/12       Conlee Hovey

6/13       Steve Edgar

6/14       Brenda Nay

6/15       Jim Knox

6/15       Nona Knox

6/15       Zach Waite

6/16       Don Newman

6/20       Paul Richards

6/20       Tanya Williams

6/22       Scott Dotson

6/22       Cade Holtzen

6/23       Larry Swinnerton

6/25       Jason Allen

6/25       Kelly Stohs

6/25       Nate Walania

6/29       Sam Potter

6/30       Austin Moore


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