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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.
The Visit of the Wise Men
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:1-2)
January 2014
New COS Care Team forming
The COS Care Team is now the responsibility of Gloria Rolofson, COS Office Secretary. Gloria would like to get a new list of individuals who are willing to help provide meals in time of need, food for funerals, and volunteers to serve at funeral luncheons.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Gloria at or call the church (913)837-4502.

Come enjoy Soup and Salad at Friends for Christ, Saturday, Jan.4

Friends For Christ will meet Saturday, Jan. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Pastor and Debbie Keltner at 1507 N. Broadway, Louisburg. The menu is soup and salad. For questions or for more information please contact Cindy Frazier at 913-406-6938 or Debbie Keltner at 913-837-5382

Please, join us for food, great fellowship, and a Bible study. What a great way to start off the new year.

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Pastor Andy Writes...
Pastor Andy Keltner

The Devil's First Rule 


Jesus says that he is the way the truth and the life. Jesus says to "know the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32). The devil's first rule is to get us to forget Jesus. This leads us to the ridiculous conclusion that faith and feeling equal the same thing. I might not always feel God's power and presence, but that does not mean he is not there. In fact, God is not reliant on me for anything. He is who he is. Jesus came and paid the price for my sin. I am saved. This does not depend on anything I do or feel. It is truth. My salvation is a gift of God.   Satan's great lie is that it depends on something I do or something I feel to make me saved.


Satan is the deceiver. His first great lie comes in the garden when he asks the woman, "Did God actually say?" (Genesis 3:1). Satan challenges God's authority and word.   He tries to convince us that his lie is the truth and God's truth is a lie. When we ask the question "Did God actually say?" this leads us down a path where we question the power and the promises of God.


The great lie Satan foists on us is that Jesus is not the answer, but the answer is in ourselves. Jesus says, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).   Jesus is always the right answer. He is true God and true man. He is the Word of God revealed in the Scripture which is the inspired inerrant Word of God.   When we turn to the Bible for our strength and guidance we break the Devil's rule. The scary truth is we live in Biblically ignorant society. We are bombarded by messages that Christian truths are fairy tales and the teaching of Scripture is antiquated and irrelevant.  


This year, 2014 Anno Domini, which is the shortened version of "in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ," I pray you will take a bold and radical step and open your Bible and read.   Join a Bible study.   Start a Bible Study. Read your "Portals of Prayer" daily.   Have family devotions. Read the Bible with your spouse. Read Bible stories with your children. Listen to the Bible on your MP3. Open your Bible App on your smart phone.  Read, study and learn God's truth and you will be able to stand firm against the Devil's lies. God really did create the heavens and earth. God really does love us. God holds us to high standards. We really do sin daily. God forgives sinners in the person and work of his Son Jesus Christ.   God has purposed us for life as his beloved children. He equips us and empowers us with gifts from his Spirit. God's Spirit works through the Word and Sacrament ministry of his church.   We are beloved children of God. As we enter into 2014 in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ, we should celebrate and live this truth.


Beware when you read the Word of God; you will be confronted by truth that is not consistent with the ways of this world. You will be confronted by God's Law. In fact, by reading the Bible you will find that God shows you your sinfulness.   Then you will be comforted because you will see the power of God's mercy. Jesus died for sinners. We are reconciled to God through Christ and we are given the ministry of reconciliation. The Devil wants us to forget Jesus and rely on ourselves abstaining from reading His Word.   I am going to break the Devil's rules and live under God's gracious promise. By God's grace I am going to confess Christ as Lord and study God's truth revealed in Scripture. Join me.


Pastor Andy


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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
       Corinthians 5:1

In This Issue
Care Team
Friends for Christ
Pastor Andy Writes...
Altar Flowers
In the Military
Contact Info
Quick Links


Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) regular meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 13, at 7:00 pm in the church basement. There will be a Bible study and a short business meeting. For more information, Contact Sandy Barsh at 837-2997 or Linda Newman, 837-5116.   


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Altar Flowers 

1/5     OPEN
1/12   OPEN
1/19   OPEN
1/26   OPEN

Sign up to bring flowers in the narthex or contact Sandy Barsh at 837-2997.


If you provide flowers, deliver them to the church before 8 a.m. service or contact Sandy Barsh and she will provide the flowers for $15 (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: 

Greg Jeffrey


 Mark Edgar

Stationed in Africa


Ray Gigliotti

Lindy Kalinka

James Keltner

Clara LIttrell


Kelly Streck



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 Janurary Anniversaries


  09   Larry & Diane Lynn

  20   Shawn & Emily Helms   


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January Birthdays

1/9         Mike Mulich

1/9         Nadine Wells

1/11       Kathy Cone

1/12       Courtisa Sharp

1/12       Torry Turney

1/13       Alan Paegelow

1/15       Mindy Bell

1/15       Ava Littrell

1/15       Pat Walker

1/17       Bob Kirkpatrick

1/17       Stephanie Lohse

1/18       Billy Weissend

1/19       Jamee Gigliotti

1/19       McKenna Maaske

1/21       Bill Carlson

1/21       Amanda Gregar

1/22       Adelyn Moore

1/22       Kathy Richards

1/26       Jeannie Aguayo

1/27       Reagan Varns

1/27       Rich Walania

1/28       James Keltner Jr.

1/31       Elizabeth


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Contact Info 
Gloria Rolofson