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Christmas Program Practices ~ Grades 3-6:  (starts Nov 3)
Practices for the Grades 3-6 Christmas Program will start on November 3rd.  The 3rd-6th Graders will rehearse on Saturdays from 10 am to noon each Saturday during November and December (except for Thanksgiving weekend).  The program will be held on Sunday, December 16 during the 10:45 am worship service.  If your child will be participating in the Christmas Program, please complete the sign up form (click here) and return it to the church office as soon as possible.   If you have any questions contact Ramsey Dahl at (701) 866-5403.
Christmas Program Practices ~ Preschool through 2nd Grade:  (starts Dec 1)
Christmas practice for the younger children for their program will begin December 1st.  The first and second graders will practice from 8:30 to 10 am.  The preschool and kindergarten students are asked to come at 9:15 am.  Their program will be on Sunday, December 16 during the 8:15 am worship service.
Children’s Christmas Programs:  (Dec 16)
The Christmas Programs will be held on Sunday, December 16. 
The program for the Preschool thru Grade 2 children will be during the 8:15 am worship service.
The program for Grades 3-6 will be during the 10:45 am worship service.
Please note that there will not be Sunday School that morning.
Sunday School Substitutes Needed:  (sign up now)
We are looking for a few more substitute teachers and volunteers to assist in classrooms.  We are also looking for someone to listen to the kids recite memory work.  Let Bobbi Hestdalen, Vicar Brian, Pastor Chris or the office know if you would be willing to help our Sunday School program in any way.  Sunday school wouldn’t be a success without our volunteers!  
Sunday School:
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 you can pick one up in the Narthex at the church.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Sunday School Teachers / Helpers Needed:
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 on Sunday morning to sign up.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!
Bibles for Third Graders:  (Sept 9)
The scriptures entreat us to keep the Word of the Lord in front of us as a constant reminder of how much God does for us, especially salvation through Jesus Christ.  God’s word is also a means of grace, by which God works faith in us.  Because God’s word is such a special gift, all children entering third grade will receive a free Bible during the 8:15 or 10:45 service on Rally Sunday, Sept. 9.  Please join us for this special celebration!
Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:

Association church members, friends and relatives are welcome to come in right NOW and register for the 2018-2019 school year!  With over 500 young people in our association churches, many of them can benefit greatly from an education based here at Grace Lutheran School.  Let us take you for a tour of the school to get an idea of what Grace Lutheran is like.  We have needs based financial aid with over $100,000 available for your students to attend Grace!   Registration is only $50.00 for new families.  Give us a call and set up a Care Visit with our Principal or Marketing Director today! 

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.
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:
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