In celebration of Mother's Day, the OSLC outreach project will support Alleluia Lutheran Church in the West Valley with their bimonthly Diaper Distribution program. They distribute diapers and wipes to an average of 60 families selected through applications, distributing more than 1,300 diapers a month for the past 4 years.
This month, we will be collecting diapers (sizes 4, 5, & 6) and packages of wipes. Contributions to this project would also be appreciated. If you write a check, please indicate “Diaper Project” in the memo line.
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.
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 and let us know.
Serve Pancakes on May 19
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 July 21, Sept 15, and Nov 17.
Synod Assembly In-Kind Donations
Sing to the Lord a New Song is the theme of this years Grand Canyon Synod-ELCA Assembly. OSLC is currently seeking one male voting member of the congregation who would like to serve alongside of Stephanie P. and Pastor Karn as voting members for this year’s Synod Assembly. The Synod Assembly is at Love of Christ in Mesa on June 14 and 15th (Thursday and Friday).
Not able to attend? You can still participate by being part of the in-kind offering that is being collected on behalf of LSS.
Items requested: New, white towels; Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums; New underwear; New socks; Travel sized soap, deodorants, toothpaste, women’s products; Backpacks; Snack sized food items.
Please bring items to the church no later than June 9.
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.