Sunday Bible Study
Sundays at 10:45 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.
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!
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.
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.
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. If you are interested in subscribing please contact the church office by Wednesday, November 8th, at email@example.com, or feel free to Subscribe online.
In addition, you can Sign Up for regular emails from Living Lutheran.
Thank you for Thrivent Choice Dollars
In the past several years OSLC been able to support organizations and missions through Thrivent Choice Dollars directed to our church. Thrivent Financial members within our congregation who have certain financial products are given Choice Dollars that Thrivent lets them direct to nonprofit organizations or churches of their choice.
Since this program began, about a dozen members and friends of Our Saviour's have directed several thousand of these Thrivent Choice Dollars to our congregation.
Those who have benefited from these funds have included:
1. Trinity Lutheran Church - Food Pantry.
2. Justa Center.
3. ELCA World Hunger and Grace Lutheran Church
4. Mary Ellen's Place (Shelter for homeless female veterans).
5. Feed My Starving Children.
6. OSLC youth for trips like the Youth Gathering and camp.
7. Lutheran Social Services for local Christmas projects.
8. Financial Support for the annual Christmas Caroling on Ollie the Trolley.
The amount of Thrivent Choice Dollars our church receives each month varies, but it adds up to additional investment in great ministries. If you are a Thrivent Financial member and are not sure if you eligible to receive Thrivent Choice Dollars please speak to Lennie Andrews (congregational Thrivent advocate) or contact Thrivent.
Thrivent Financial is a non-profit Christian agency offering life insurance, investments, and retirement accounts. www.thrivent.com.
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
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.