February Bible Study
Tuesdays Feb 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 7:00pm
Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia has been described as “the clearest confession fo the Christian faith ever penned by a human.” During this four-week study we will explore what is at stake when we are busy pleasing people, whether there is more than one gospel, what do we do with God’s law now, and what life in the Spirit looks like.
Looking at the historical, lutheran, literary and devotional contexts, participants will seek to understand Paul’s message and how it impacts us today for mission and ministry. All are welcome. Please bring your bibles. The group meets in the conference room of Peterson Center Fellowship Hall.
Serve Pancakes Feb 16
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.
Our next time to serve is Sunday, May 17.
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.
Future opportunity to serve: March 15.
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.
Hand Bell Choir
The OSLC Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday at 6 pm to prepare music to enhance worship. Come and find out if you like to ring!
For more information please contact Pastor Karn or the director, Megan Carbiener.
Rehearsals Wed at 7:15 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.
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.
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.
February Book Club
Wednesday, February 19
The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert. Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and writer. Then one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. She ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed. Sara started a food pantry giving away literally tons of food from around the same altar where she'd first received the body of Christ.
Take This Bread is rich with real-life Dickensian characters church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and gangsters all blown into Miles life by the relentless force of her new-found calling. Here, in this beautiful, passionate book, is Christ's living communion.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday Mornings at 10:45am
On Sundays after worship, gather with other people of faith after worship to grow in faith together. The group will discuss the readings for the day. Bring your bibles and feel free to grab a cup of coffee and a treat before the class begins. Pastor Bob and Paul are the facilitators.
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.
On Thursdays at 7 pm, sit down with other faithful people and discuss whatever topic is on your hearts and minds. This is an open forum that creates space to share struggles, concerns, and joys with other Christians.
WELCA Gathering July 2020
July 16-19 in Phoenix
Join with women from all over our nation for the triennial gathering of Women of the ELCA. Since 1988, Lutheran women have gathered to party and act boldly on our faith. Lisa Plorin, president of Women of the ELCA’s executive board, invites you to join us at our 2020 Gathering in Phoenix. View the video.
Registration opens Sept 30.
Living Lutheran Magazine
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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.
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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!