Assisting Minister Training
Sunday, July 21
Assisting Ministry provide worship leadership on Sunday mornings. From helping with prayers to serving communion, these servants fulfill a wonderful role in our liturgy. If you are interested in learning how to serve as an Assisting Minister, please attend this 30 minute training event. Questions? Speak with Pastor Karn.
Theology on Tap July 23
Tuesday, July 23
6:00-7:00 pm Order food and drinks
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm Discussion
Some people make the assumption a pastor has the easiest job in the world: they only work one hour on Sundays! Of course, this is not true, but do you really know what a pastor is suppose to do? How one becomes a pastor? Why we have pastors, anyway? Join Pastor Karn and Pastoral Intern Libby as we discuss the theology behind pastoral ministry, call, and the priesthood of all believers. Theology on Tap will take place in the Green Room at Pomelos (7100 North 12th Street) on Tuesday, July 23. Food and drink should be ordered between 6:00- 7:00 pm and the discussion begins at 7:00 pm. Individuals pay for their own meals (bonus: Tuesday's special is Pizza and Wine for $25!).
Women's Coffee Connect
Fridays at 8:30 am at Luci's at the Orchard
Get your favorite beverage and spend an hour getting to know and deepen relationships with other woman. Drop in or come every week, and feel free to invite your friends.
Together at the Table- Faith Talks
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
On Thursday nights, Christie Bonner will be facilitating Faith Talks. There will be a scripture reading with contemplative reflection, followed by an informal discussion about personal faith and growth. This open door, drop in gathering begins at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings. Feel free to bring a "cuppa" your favorite beverage and linger in fellowship with other believers. Questions? Please speak with Christie (623-326-0137).
Serve Pancakes on July 21
OSLC regularly helps to prepare and serve a pancake breakfast at Grace Lutheran in downtown Phoenix, one of our sister congregations. If you would like to help, please sign up with the church office then be at Grace at 6:30 am to begin cooking.
Grace is now officially certified by Maricopa County to serve food to the public! This means they are wanting as many helpers as possible to get a Food Employee Certificate (formerly a Food Handlers Card).The card can be obtained for only $8.00 and it is good for 3 years (for an extra $2.00 you can choose an option to be able to print out your card anytime during the 3 year period.) To take a simple test and receive your Food Employee Certificate go to http://www.azfoodhandlers.com/Register3.aspx.
Other 2019 dates are Sept 15 and Nov 17.
Help the Piecemakers!
Would You Like To Be Part of A Church Fellowship Quilt Group?
The Piecemakers meet every month to cut, sort, tie and sew. Many hands are needed as we make quits for Lutheran World Relief.
If you are interested, please let Dianne (or contact the church office) and we will add your name to the list.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you knit or crochet? Then come to an informational meeting about the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Prayer shawls to be given to people who need to feel wrapped up in the love of Christ and find out how you can help.
Speak with Lennie A. or the church office for more information.
The OSLC Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday (August-May) and prepares music to enhance worship. Come and find out if you like to ring!
For more information please contact Pastor Karn.
Write a Yelp Review
Did you know that Our Saviour’s is on Yelp? It is one of the most frequently used apps when people are looking for reviews of places they may want to go or experience. If you are on Yelp, please considering writing your own review of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. It may just be the thing that encourages someone to check us out!
Wednesday July 24
Summer is great time to open a good book and get together with people of faith to discuss it. This July there will be a book club sharing about Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evens.
Rachel Held Evans was a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012), Searching for Sunday (2015), Inspired (2018). Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925— she wrote about faith, doubt and life in the Bible Belt.
Participants should purchase or check out Searching for Sunday and come prepared to discuss the book in its entirety on July 24.
Growing in Faith Together
Sunday Mornings at 9:45 am
On Sundays this summer, gather with other people of faith after worship to grow in faith together. The group might discuss the sermon, share about joys and struggles, or celebrate the Psalms that have been read. This is an informal time for thought sharing and building community. Feel free to drop in at 9:45 am in the conference room.
Summer Reading Challenge
Spend your summer reading the Psalms. This is an amazing book of the Bible that offers us 150 chapters of praise, lament, and thanksgiving. Beginning June 1 simply read one chapter a day and by the end of September you will have met the challenge!
Sunday Bible Study
Sundays at 10:30 am
Resumes in September
After worship, gather with other adults to dig deeper into the Bible. There is time to get a cup of coffee, say hello, and then head into the Adult Conference Room (in the Peterson Center Fellowship Hall). This group will be following the Narrative Lectionary for readings. Discussion ends by 11:30 am.
Living Lutheran Magazine
Living Lutheran is your source for news, reflections and stories from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its local and global companions. It cover religious news and social issues, congregational life, global and domestic mission, family matters, spiritual practices and resources, and more.
As the magazine of the ELCA, their mission is to:
Would you like to subscribe to Living Lutheran magazine? The cost is $8.95 per year. The magazine features resources to help deepen your faith, monthly reflectionns from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, and coverage of religious news, events and social issues. Feel free to Subscribe online.
In addition, you can Sign Up for regular emails from Living Lutheran.
Rehearsals Wed at 7:00 pm
The choir provides special music for worship and special services. They rehearse weekly on Wednesdays (Aug- May) Musical experience appreciated, but not required. This is a group that loves to praise Jesus in song and have a lot of fun, too! We currently have members ages 14-94!
For more information please contact Pastor Karn or Terry Williams.
AA Fridays at 7 pm
Need help staying sober? Gather with others in the program to offer support and encouragement. Nursery care is provided. This family-friendly group meets in the Fellowship Hall each Friday.