Saturday, July 27
OSLC hosts groups of asylum seekers who find OSLC to be warm and welcoming place to sleep and relax on their journey towards safety in our country. With help from Lutheran Social Services, St. Vincent de Paul, the American Red Cross, our congregation members & others, we provided food, shelter, clothes, backpacks, hygiene supplies and showers then help them on their way to waiting family members & sponsors.
Our next nights of hosting scheduled for Sat., 7/27-28 & 8/24-25. There are sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall for each date and any special needs for specific supplies will be communicated. For those of you who would like to help but are unable to do so physically, monetary donations are always accepted! If you have any questions please speak with Jan K. or Sally R. or contact the church office.
Thank you for being Christ's hands and feet in the world.
Feed the Hungry
Please help feed the hungry by contributing to the local food shelf housed at our sister congregation, Trinity Lutheran. There is a collection grocery cart in the lobby of the sanctuary, or feel free to drop of food in the office during the week.
In addition, ready to eat food is distributed to people experiencing homeless who come to our church.
Host a Coffee Hour
Each week after worship OSLC offers a time of fellowship. Simple treats are served along with coffee, lemonade and tea. This is a wonderful time to catch up with long time friends and meet new folks, as well.
Coffee Hour cannot be a success without many helpers. Not only do we need volunteers to set up and clean up, we need people to bring treats to share. That’s right- coffee hour is potluck style! If you have something to share, simply put it in the hall before church. If you are able to help set up and clean up, sign up on the bulletin board in the hall. Never hosted before? We have people who can show you how things are done.
Lutheran Disaster Relief - How to Help
Lutheran Disaster Response – even as the fires persist in California – is responding to needs. Recovery will take years, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster.
Go to Lutheran Disaster Relief to donate.
Share Your Musical Talents
If you play an instrument or sing, we would love for you to share your musical talent! Music enhances our worship experience. If you are interested in solo or small ensemble participation, please contact our Choir Director, Terry Williams.
Serve Pancakes on July 21
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.
Remaining 2019 dates are Sept 15 and Nov 17.
Join the Piecemakers!
Join with others to make quilts for the Crisis Nursery.
No sewing experience requires...all are welcome! Contact the church office or Dianne for more information.
Grand Canyon Synod Global Engagement Team
If you are interested in helping congregations in our synod connect more globally, particularly in the areas of hunger relief and the Senegal partnership, consider joining the Global Engagement team. Led by Pastor Karn, this synod team meets regularly at the synod offices (1819 East Morten Ave., #100A, Phoenix, AZ 85020).
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. Want to know more? Speak with Lennie Andrews or contact the church office.
Help with Worship
Many people share their gifts each Sunday morning to make our worship flow smoothly. If you would like to help out as an usher, reader, to set up communion, or even greet people who attend, please contact the church office or Pastor Karn. You may also sign up on the sheets posted in the Narthex/lobby of the sanctuary.