Coffee, Christ, & Connections
Beginning August 23
8 am at Panera Bread Company
Pastor Karn will be at Panera Bread Company (located on Glendale near the church) at 8 am. Any and everyone is welcome to come together and connect over coffee and a morning devotion. Bibles are encouraged. Plan on meeting for the rest of August and September.
Come once or come each week, it is up to you, but know that during this time deeper connections with Christ and one another will be made!
Sunday Bible Study
September through May
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.
Scholarly Pop Up Presentation
Kevin Barker, son of member Alyce Mayer, is pursuing his second Masters in Theology at Regent University. His paper, Apostate Rejection in the United and Divided Monarchies, is soon to be published. This is a deep dive into 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings, considering how Israel’s rejection of YHWH’s just and abiding love led to the dividing of the monarchy and exiling of the northern and southern kingdoms. For those of you interested in ancient church history and biblical scholarship this event is just for you.
As his travel schedule can be unpredictable, know that the next time Kevin is in town there will be a gathering of those interesting in hearing more about this topic. If you would like a copy of his paper beforehand, please let Pastor Karn know. Since we do not know exactly when or where, it is a Pop up event...it will happen when it happens so stay tuned.
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.
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!
Fall Women's Conference
Biennial Grand Canyon Women's Convention/Gathering
November 9-11, 2018
All women are invited to the biennial Grand Canyon Women's Convention/Gathering on November 9-11, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel. The Gathering events begin at 7 p.m. on Friday evening and conclude on Sunday morning following worship. The business session (convention) will be held on Friday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Each congregation can send one voting member to the business session.
Registration forms, scholarship forms, nomination forms for officers and board members and 2020 Triennial Convention voting members, and resolution forms are available to download here. Credit card payments are an option, as is online registration. Voting member registration is requested by September 17; all others by October 16. Hotel room registration can be made by calling 1-855-729-6011. Identify yourself as "GC SWO Biennial Convention" to get the group room rate, which includes a $10 breakfast coupon.
Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni from Fort Collins, Col., will be the keynote speaker. Her message will focus on being "Fully Known, Fully Loved." Rev. Karn S. Carroll will serve as chaplain. Bring your friends!
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.
Rehearsals Wed at 7:00 pm
beginning September 5
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.
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.
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.