Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
Christ 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.
Back to School is a time to remember--the most important teaching needs to happen at home. 
We are commanded to teach our children about Jesus.  
5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Teens learn to make bread and much more at first youth lock-in
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Micaela Eickhoff and Kristen Bell work on their loaves of bread.

The first ever teen youth group lock-in was a great success! Seven youths--Christian Eickhoff, Matthew Fuchs, Nate Wallania, Daniel Bell, Elizabeth Macclymont, Micaela Eickhoff, and Kristen Bell--participated in the lock-in. Nine adults helped throughout the night--Gerry Eickhoff, Pastor Andy, Steve Edger, Robin Macclymont, Christine Fauss and Rich Wallania, who wins an award for sleeping in his car. What a trooper!   


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Daniel Bell, Nate Wallania, and Matthew Fuchs work with yeast for the bread. 

The lock-in included an outdoor game called "Don't Drink the Water," a Bible study on Jesus the Bread of Life, and during game time teens played Wii, GameCube, and danced, while the adults played ring toss, and Othello. There was a presentation by Christian Eickhoff on his experience in San Antonio at the National Youth Gathering. The teens made bread and filled out devotion cards for the loaves of bread that were being delivered to the shut-ins on Sunday morning. The night was filled with games, bread making, eating, and VERY little sleep.


Christian Eickhoff works with Daniel Bell on starting bread dough.  

The teens also prepared for the blessing of the loaves during the 8:00 a.m. service, and learned at Sunday school about feeding to serve others both physically and spiritually and the acts of service that Jesus expects from all of us.  Teens delivering the bread to 3 shut-ins and finally reflected on the events of the lock-in while sharing lunch together. A great time was had by all and the group looks forward to more fellowship together in the future.


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Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner

Confirmation Class  

The tradition of the Lutheran Church is that seventh and eighth graders meet with the Pastor and learn the teachings of the church as they are presented in Luther's Small Catechism.   As a Pastor this gives me an opportunity to connect and interact with young people that is centered on the Word of God.   When a child is baptized in our church the parents promise that they will teach their children the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and the Lord's Prayer. There is a pledge to regularly attend services and parents agree to place the Holy Scripture into the hands of their children.


Confirmation is a time when young people get to ask hard questions about what being a Christian in a non-Christian society means.   This is a time of discussion and in depth study of how God reigns and desires the best for his children. The Catechism has the 6 chief parts and then asks: "What does this mean?" The child of God should constantly ask how they can apply the teachings of Scripture in their everyday life.


The Small Catechism states that the fundamentals of the Christian faith are to be taught by parents to their children.   Confirmation class gives an opportunity to discuss these teachings in a corporate setting of your child peers. Any 7th and 8th grade student is invited to attend. The purpose of this class is not to make children Lutheran but to allow them to define what it means to be chosen by God and equipped for service in his kingdom.


This year confirmation class will begin on September the 4th at 6pm.   We will meet Wednesdays during the school year. Confirmation is tentatively scheduled for May 4th 2014. This is the second Sunday after Easter. For families that you have 7th and 8th graders I would ask you to block out Wednesdays at 6pm for them to attend confirmation class. In order to prepare for the class take time as a family to share the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and the Lord's Prayer. This is a good practice for families with children of all ages.


Pray for this years' confirmation class. Look around and encourage families to send their children and study the teachings of Scripture. I look forward to this years' confirmation class.   Parents are also encouraged to attend this class. Walk along side your children as they grow in their faith.


Pastor Andy

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Fall Education decisions to be made at August Education Stakeholders meeting

Sunday, August 4th at 5:30 p.m.  will be the next Stakeholder's meeting.  On the agenda will be Sunday School, Youth events, and Family events.  Everyone is encouraged to attend as important decisions are made in the path that Christ Our Savior will follow for the fall.


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Craft Group to meet Friday, August 9

The Craft Group will meet one more Friday night before school starts, so bring your craft projects and join us.   We will meet Friday night August 9th from 6 - 10 pm at the church.  Bring a drink for yourself and a snack to share.   Call Cindy Karrow for more information 837-3323; cell 913-269-1935 or email  

Put these fall dates on your calendar and join us on Saturdays for Craft Group.  
September TBA 
October 12 
November 9
December - we will schedule this when we know what the LHS Holiday Mart date is.

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Swim and fellowship event brings items to Blessings in a Backpack 


Christ Our Savior families gathered at Louisburg Aquatic Center

Saturday, July 13 for swimming, snacking, and fellowship.  They also collected all the food items pictured above as well as $85 in donations for Blessings in a Backpack. 


Blessings in a Backpack is a local group that supplies backpacks of food to Louisburg grade school children enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program to take home over weekends during the school year.   

Organizers, Gretchen Lee and Debby Axmann reported that it was a fun event and a successful philanthropic effort.


waterslide swim snacks
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Thank you for your support!

I  would like to thank everyone who went to my biscuits and gravy and or hamburger and hotdog meal fund raisers. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't be able to do my project. We made our goal of $1000 and could start working on the project in September sometime thanks to your contributions. I am glad you guys enjoyed the food while supporting a good cause. Thank you very much and special thanks to Rich Walenia.

Zach Waite

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In This Issue
Pastor Andy Writes...
Education Stakeholders
Craft Group
Swim & Fellowship
Thank You from Zach
Friends for Christ
Lutheran Witness
Altar Flowers
Official Acts
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links

Friends for Christ, Saturday, Aug. 3 
Friends For Christ will meet Saturday, August 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Keltner's.  Hamburgers, and brats will be on the menu - bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share.  Please let Cindy Frazier (913) 406-6938 or Debbie Keltner (913) 837-5382 know if you plan to attend.  Enjoy good food, fellowship and a Bible study.

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Lutheran Witness     

Lutheran Witness Logo Lutheran Witness subscriptions and renewals are due by Sunday, August 18. The Kansas subscription year runs from November 1, 2013 - October 31, 2014. Lutheran Witness is the official publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Information will be in the entry hall of the church.   

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Altar Flowers 

Aug  4  Sam Walania's 1st Birthday
Aug 11 Cindy Karrow's Birthday
Aug 18 Walania's 17th Anniversary
Aug 25 OPEN

Anyone that still wants to sign up for OPEN days just give Sandy Barsh a call (837-2997) or talk to Debbie Keltner.


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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 August Education



Evening Bible Study

7:00 p.m.  



Sunday School

 Ages 3-Adult

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  


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Official Acts  



July 4th

David Frazier & Cindy Henry


July 20th

Jered Bell & Mallory Tharp

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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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August Anniversaries


8/3    Mike & Amy Mulich

8/12  Mike & Maureen Smith

8/14  Tim & Amanda Gregar

8/17  Rich & Tricia Walania

8/25  Dave & Kim Nemitz

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August Birthdays


8/4         Scott Curtis

8/4         Dave Nemitz

8/4         Drake Varns

8/6         Samuel Walania

8/8         Sadey Mathis

8/8         Alyce Sharp

8/8         Anna Tews

8/11       Cooper McDaniel

8/13       Huntre Graham

8/13       Cindy Karrow

8/14       Kyra O'Connor

8/14       Ty Robinson

8/16       Jeff Lohse

8/17       John Schlegel

8/19       Stacy Curtis

8/19       William Helms

8/20       Cole Mynsted

8/21       Kathie Kirkpatrick

8/22       Amy Mulich

8/23       Avery Graham

8/23       Brandy Kalinka

8/24       Zac Brown

8/24       Kara Raetzel

8/24       Steele Smith

8/25       Nancy Lukas

8/25       Nikki Tews

8/27       Ben Tews

8/29       David Sharp

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