Strengthen Faith, Build Hope, Share Love in Christ Our Savior 
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.
Consecrated Stewards II~Oct. 13 through Nov. 3 
The Bible offers great guidance and calls us to use our gifts and abilities in the whole of our life-not just on Sunday. It is time to use our talents to give All for One-All for God-All the time. (Bob Lichty, Talent Show: Your Faith in Full Color) TO LEARN MORE, SEE "PASTOR ANDY WRITES..."

Dress-down Sunday Work Event Oct.6 
work sunday

Wear your work clothes on Sunday, Oct. 6 and join in the work event immediately after 2nd service. A light lunch with Sloppy Joes, chips, Ice Tea, and Lemonade will be served for work volunteers. Projects will include
limb and brush clean-up, light interior painting and cleaning, exterior painting, and more.

For more information contact Rich Fauss at or 913-219-7107.

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Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner

God and Money 


No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Luke 16:13


"A checkbook is a theological document; it will tell you who and what you worship." Billy Graham


"People go through three conversions: their head, their heart and their pocketbook, unfortunately, not all at the same time." Martin Luther (1483-1546)


I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, and the like is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditures excludes them. C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), English author and scholar  


I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God's hands that I still possess.  

Martin Luther (1483-1546)


Christian stewardship is not an option it is a way of life. God is the giver of all good gifts. He gives us our time talent and resources. The question we have to ask does our check book and calendar reflect our worship of the giver of all good gifts.


"Remember the Sabbath by keeping Holy" says that we need rest. True rest comes when we spend time with our God. Do we have time for our God?


As we walk through Consecrated Stewards this month, it is not all about money. Stewardship is about how we live in relationship to our God. Those who first followed Christ found a value and purpose for life that they could find nowhere else. They were willing to forsake everything and follow Christ.   God used them to change the world.   When we look for purpose and value for our lives it can truly be found in serving our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ gives value and purpose. We are a permanent part of his eternal Kingdom.   God will bless those who follow him and serve him. "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33  




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Save the date, Sunday, Nov. 3, for special celebration and luncheon 
CS Logo w Texy

Mark Sunday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 3 on your calendar as a time of spiritual growth, fellowship, and commitment here at Christ Our Savior. Nov. 3 will be "Consecration Sunday," the culmination of a biblical-based stewardship education and commitment emphasis called Consecrated Stewards that focuses on raising people in Christian discipleship, not just raising money for the work of the church.  


To understand the Consecrated Stewards approach, you need to know that it is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. It is not based on the budgetary needs of the church, but on the desire to have each person grow in discipleship. Opportunity for growth in discipleship will take place during the Sundays Oct. 13 through Nov. 3.

  • The personal witness of some of our members.
  • Encouragement and resources for prayer.
  • Celebration of the various ministries of our congregation.
  • A series of Bible studies on Sunday mornings.
  • Consecration Sunday activities on Nov. 3, including an opportunity to make a faith-based commitment during the worship service which will be led by guest pastor Dan Wehmeier from King of Kings, Gardner; a special fellowship and celebration luncheon for all the Christ Our Savior family.

The encouragement to commitment on Consecration Sunday takes place within the context of the morning worship service. Our guest leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, and then ask our attendees and members to respond to God's leading through a financial commitment that will enable our church's missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world.


Every attendee and member who completes a response card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We also urge people to attend who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card. Consecrated Stewards works with people where they are and when they are ready. Members make their commitments as a confidential act of worship. We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards.  


Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship.


Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in our Consecrated Stewards events.


Craig Holtzen

Council President


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JR/SR. High Youth Group

Family Meeting Sunday, Oct. 6 


It's a Potluck Dinner!

So bring your favorite dish!

Plates, silverware drinks, cups,  

and napkins will be provided.


      When:  Sunday,October 6

       Time:  5:00pm-7:00pm

     Where:  COS Basement

       Bring:  Your family, favorite potluck dish and Bible.
Attendees:  Grades 6-12 and your entire family!!


We'll have games, food, devotion/bible study, and family youth group planning meeting to discuss upcoming events for this year and begin preparing for the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in 2016!


Please RSVP to the Eickhoffs (so we can get a head count) by Friday, October 4 @ or 913-837-5276 (please leave us a message if we are not home).  


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Craft Group to meet Saturday, Oct. 12
Craft Group will meet Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We will have lunch around noon. Bring your own drink. Come when you can and stay as long as you like! Bring snacks to share if you want to, but we have plenty of goodies. 

Call Cindy Karrow for details 837-3323 or cell 913-269-1935 or email  
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Food delivered to Agape Christian Center 

Bob Food PantryVolunteers from our church, with help from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, delivered $792.53 worth of food to the Agape Christian Center food pantry.   


A big thanks to Loren & Carrie Hoskins, Paul Richards, Kelsey & Sam Traffis, and Bob and Kathy Richards for their help picking up and delivering the items. Also thanks to Price Chopper and Mike Steck of the Agape Christian Center for their help. 

Kansas District Youth Gathering 2013What If


The senior high youth group would like to say "thank you" to the congregation for all of their help and support during our bake sales. We would not be able to attend such a great event without your help! We will come back and share our pictures/experiences with all of you!


If you are still interested in having your son or daughter attend a Christian event like no other but missed the deadline to register- you can still contact the Eickhoffs to register your child as a late registrant. You can reach us at: 913-837-5276 (leave us a message if we're not home) or at  


       When:  November 22-24, 2013(Friday night - Sunday morning)
Hyatt Regency, Wichita

Hotel Cost:  $101 per room (plus tax) per night.

                   Each room will sleep up to four people.  

                   (This cost is split 4 ways.)
      Theme:  WHAT IF?
 Attendees:  Youth in grades 9-12
    Speaker:  Brad Alles
        Band:  Room 211
  Reg. Cost:  Early - $89 per person begins Sept. 1          
                   Standard - $109 per person begins Oct. 1


*Registration includes programing, workshops, and activities, gathering t-shirt and Saturday lunch,    


*All youth registrations must be accompanied by a primary adult leader registration, maximum nine

youth per adult.

*All other meals - plan on an average of $10 per meal (Friday night, Saturday morning (unless we get donations??), Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning (unless we get donations??), Sunday Lunch) = $50 per person


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In This Issue
Dress-down Sunday
Pastor Andy Writes...
Youth Family Meeting
Craft Group
Food Delivered
2013 Youth Gathering
Friends for Christ
LWML Meetings
Altar Flowers
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links

A Prayer for Our Pastor
Almighty and ever-gracious God,
We give you thanks for Pastor Andy. You have appointed him to be our Shepherd; to minister to our spiritual needs, to reach the lost souls in our community, to prayerfully guide and tend to our church.


We realize that the tasks of a pastor are demanding. His job is never done. He listens, cares, and prays for us, encourages and teaches us, and reaches out to those in need of help and salvation.

We give you thanks, O Lord, for our pastor. On this day we pray that you would strengthen and empower him. We pray that you would bless him and his family,
and that you would keep them out of harm's way. May you keep him from temptations and negativity.
May the joy of the Lord always remain in his heart; 




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Friends for Christ, Saturday, Oct. 5
Friends For Christ will meet Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m.  at Pastor and Debbie's house for good food, great fellowship, and a Bible Study. Think Oktoberfest--German food and drinks!  Bring a dish to share.  An RSVP with what you will be bringing would be helpful so we have a variety of food.  Contact Cindy Frazier at 913-406-6938 
or Debbie Keltner 913 837 5382   

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LWML logo

LWML to discuss Fall Zone Event 
LWML's regular meeting is the 2nd Monday of each month.  Oct 14th is this months meeting.  We meet at 7:00pm in the church basement.  There is always a bible study before the business meeting.

This month we will be discussing the upcoming Fall Zone Event that will be help Oct. 26th at First Lutheran Church in Paola, Ks.  The Mission Ingathering will be for My Fathers House in Paola.  They are always in need of sleeping pillows, personal hygiene products, body lotions, shaving cream, baby wipes, etc.  You can bring the items to church and we will take them with us to the zone event to be delivered.

Please don't forget to sign up if you are able to help in anyway in providing a dish for meals after funerals or for shut ins due to illness.  Sign up sheets are in the front entry hall of church.  If you would like more information contact me, Sandy Barsh at 837-2997 or email,  or  Linda Newman at 837-5116 or email,   Hope to see you at the meeting. 

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Altar Flowers 

    10/06  Stan & Jean Flick
               13th Anniversary
    10/13  OPEN*

    10/20  Travis & Katie Becker
               TJ's 1st Birthday

    10/27  OPEN*    


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.


*Contact Sandy if you want to provide flowes or cover the cost for an OPEN Sunday. Cost is $15.


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 Greg Jeffrey 


Mark Edgar

Stationed in Africa


Ray Gigliotti


Lindy Kalinka


Basic Training


James Keltner


Clara LIttrell

Graduating From

Basic Training


Kelly Streck



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October Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary

  10/5       Josh & Kim Weber

  10/7       Rob & Alicia Vance

  10/8       Kyle & Donica Littrell

  10/24     Rich & Judy Lohse

  10/27     Rick & Debi Stephens


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October Birthdays 


10/3       Jared Stewart

10/9       Carrie Gregar

10/11     Lily McDaniel

10/11     Alyssa Raetzel

10/13     Bill Smith

10/15     Jordan Mynsted

10/17     Chris Brown

10/17     Ainsley Vance

10/19     Craig Holtzen

10/21     Katie Becker

10/22     Jodi Hovey

10/22     Mike Smith

10/23     Hannah Mathis

10/24     Brynn Aguayo

10/24     TJ Becker Jr.

10/24     Abbey Frazier

10/27     Brook Frazier

10/28     Alyse Moore


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