Overview of The Four Gospels
Thursdays Sept 19, 26, and Oct 3
7:00 pm- 8:00pm
Join Pastor Karn for three engaging evenings learning about the history and development of the four Gospel accounts. Mark, Matthew, Luke and John share similarities and yet are unique in their own ways. Come and learn about key dates, stories, audiences and perspectives. Don’t forget to bring your bibles.
Wednesday, October 16
Noon- 1:30 pm
The book for this month’s book club is Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott.
In this book, Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—"within us and outside us, all around us"—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all."
Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.
Join us for a discussion of the book in its entirety on October 16.
November book: Dear Church
Together at the Table- Faith Talks
Thursdays at 5:45 pm
On Thursday nights, a small group of faithful individuals gather and you are invited. 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 5:45- 7:00 pm on Thursday evenings. Feel free to bring a "cuppa" your favorite beverage and linger in fellowship with other believers.
Serve Pancakes on Nov 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Women's Retreat
November 8-9 is the fall women’s retreat Beauty from Ashes, hosted by the Women of the Grand Canyon Synod. Find renewal and restoration at the annual fall women’s retreat. The retreat features workshops focusing on Experiential Prayer, Nutrition from a Christian Perspective, and Experiencing Meditation. Enjoy friendship, instrumental music, and hear from keynote speaker Rev. Canon Debbie Royals, Vicar at St. Raphael in the Valley in Benson. Stephanie Petrilli is also organizing a housing rental near the retreat for OSLC attendees so that we can enjoy additional retreat time together Friday evening. Please contact her (email@example.com) by October 20 to reserve your bed. Friends and family are welcome. Register for the retreat at grandcanyonwomen.org.
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!
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
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 7:15 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.
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.