Lunch Bunch Series
Thursdays Noon- 1:00 pm
Beginning March 7
Beyond Question is a reflective bible study that explores the questions Jesus used to deepen discipleship. With scripture readings, guided meditation, and prayer, our book provides the tools for daily spiritual reflection and journaling. Once a week we will gather with one another to share what we have been learning about ourselves, Jesus, and what God is saying.
Journals are available ($10 suggestion donation, see Pastor Karn)
or you may purchase an e-version online at Augsburg Fortress.
Feel free to bring your lunch!
Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering
Saturday, April 6
8:30 am- 1:00 pm
hosted by Shepherd of the Valley
1500 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix
Devotions led by Stephanie Petrilli (a member of OSLC).
Outreach speaker is Kimberly Hall from Circle the City.
Keynote by Pastor Mary Louise Frenchman, Native American Urban Ministry.
Cost is $10 at the door and includes coffee and lunch.
RSVPs appreciated by March 28 to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or the SOV office 602-249-1936.
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 March 17
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.
2019 dates are March 17, May 19, July 21, Sept 15, and Nov 17.
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.
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.
The OSLC Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday (Spet-May) and prepares music to enhance worship. Come and find out if you like to ring!
For more information please contact Pastor Karn or Dani Frees.
Soup Suppers on Wednesdays
Sustenance Speaker Series
Wednesdays beginning March 13
6:00 pm Supper is Served
6:30pm Presentations Begin
All are welcome to join in evenings that will satisfy our hunger and sustain our souls. Each week we will center on Jesus' word concerning caring for the least among us. Then we welcome speakers from our community that are doing amazing work for the Kingdom of God. A freewill donation will be received and passed along to the organization of the evening.
March 13- UMOM
March 20- Lutheran Social Services of the SW
March 27- Justa Center
April 3- Duet
April 10- ELCA World Hunger
Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to help serve or bring soup, salad, or bread. (If applicable, please include dietary information).
Sunday Bible Study
Sundays at 10:30 am
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.
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!
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.