Hey Kids – Check out what’s going on at the church!
VBS Kids helped battle hunger in Haiti:
This year the offerings received during VBS week went to help battle hunger in Haiti.  The island of Haiti has been battling years of drought and hurricanes.  As a result, parents struggle to grow enough food for their families.  Operation Kid-to-Kid is partnering with World Vision to provide Haitian families with drought-tolerant seeds – A $10 gift provides seeds that can grow into food that will feed a child for an entire year.  Our VBS kids are happy to announce that $464 was collected and donated to provide seeds for Haiti.
Lutheran Island Fargo Moorhead Day Camp:  (July 16-20)
A team of well trained staff members from Lutheran Island Camp will be providing a day camp opportunity for children ages 5-12 in the FM area the week of July 16-20.  The day camp will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead.  For more information, check out the brochure in the narthex or on the Lutheran Island Camp website at: www.islandcamp.org/camps.php then scroll down to the “Off-Island Explorer Day Camps” section.  You may also register online via their website.
Summer Camps at Shepherd’s Hill:
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads has brochures in the narthex for those who would like to attend church camp.  Rev. Jon Bonine is the new camp director at Shepherd’s Hill.  This year’s theme at camp is “A New Creation”.  Some of the camps offered are: horse camp, science camp, Leadership Quest, fishing camp and even a grandparent camp.  For more information, go to their website  www.shretreat.org.
Summer Camps at Lutheran Island Camp:
Lutheran Island Camp is celebrating its 66th year of camping this year.  They are located approx. 90 miles from Fargo.  This year’s theme at camp is “by FAITH”.  They offer a full range of camps all summer long.  There are camps for ages 3-18, adults and even family camps.  Activities range from Horseback Riding, Performing Arts, Paintball, Kayaking and Fishing to name a few.  Attend just one camp – or sign up for multiple.  There are brochures with Registration Forms in the narthex for those who would like to attend a camp. 
For more information, go to their website www.islandcamp.org.
Vacation Bible School:  (June 3 -7)
Anchor your kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life with this year’s “Shipwrecked” Vacation Bible School.  All kids from age 4 to fifth grade are invited to participate.  This year’s VBS will be held from Sunday, June 3 through Thursday, June 7 from 6:00-8:30 pm.  This five-day experience helps kids discover that they are rescued by Jesus.  This adventure is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear and touch!  Bible Point crafts, team-building games and cool Bible songs are just a few of the activities that help faith come alive into everyday life.
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.  You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
Sunday School Memory Work:  (2017-2018)
The following note was sent home with all Sunday School children on Sept 17:
Dear Parents of Sunday School Children:  We would like to encourage talking about God’s word at home.  To help facilitate this, each grade has been given memory work.  Please take some time during the week to work with your child(ren) on their memory work.  We would like each child to be able to have all of it completed by the end of the year.
In case your child’s memory work sheet has been misplaced, just click on the appropriate link to access it:
     Preschool       Kindergarten       1st Grade       2nd Grade       3rd Grade      4th Grade        5th Grade
Sunday School:  (begins Sept 9, 2018)
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School (the form is located under the “Resources / Forms” tab of this website) or just show up on Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
PS – If you would like to help our Sunday School program in any way
(ie: teaching, substitute teaching, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with attendance, etc), please contact the church office or stop in the office Sunday morning during Sunday School.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!