April 12, 2018
OSLC News & Updates
Coming up this week, make plans to join in the Fellowship Forum, this Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. Thanks for checking out the latest news and notes from Our Savior's!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Third Sunday of Easter
"Happenstance Opportunities"

8:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service*
10:00 a.m. - Fellowship Forum
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School
11:00 a.m. - Contemporary Worship Service*
11:00 a.m. - Kids' Activity Hour

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar.
The Revealing of the Children of God.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples.

*Communion Served
Childcare available
Attention High School Seniors
Applications for OSLC Foundation’s John C. Goplerud Scholarship are now being accepted. Application forms are available in the narthex or by clicking here. 
Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.  
Haiti Sharing
Mark the calendar as the Haiti Team is scheduled for a "Haiti Sharing" service, Sunday, April 29. Please bring your friends and family for a wonderful time of sharing experiences and video of their recent trip to our sister church in Les Anglais. This will take place at both the 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. services.  
This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m., in the Fireside Room, for a church council-led Fellowship Forum. Members of the council will provide updates on church news, we’ll also recognize April birthdays, and best of all, we’ll enjoy a delicious treat and coffee. See you at the Forum!
A Note from Pastor Kim
To the members and friends of Our Savior’s,

Last Sunday, Pastor Art and I began a class on “How Lutherans Interpret the Bible.” It’s a DVD based series taught by Dr. Mark Allan Powell, a professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. In our first session Dr. Powell shared what we have in common with others when it comes to interpreting the Bible, but he also spoke about some of the unique features we Lutherans bring to Bible interpretation.

Dr. Powell mentioned that he really appreciates how Lutherans view the Scriptures, but in doing so he also identified one sad reality in that we Lutherans don’t view the Scriptures often enough. The way I see it is that we Lutherans see the Bible as a sacred book, but it’s so sacred that we rarely pick it up. And that’s a shame.

At you’re reading this article I want to encourage you right now to pick up your Bible and hold it in your hand. In doing so I want you to realize that you’re holding the most remarkable book in the history of humankind. It has greatly impacted every area of life – from speech to the arts, from education to the realm of music, from social movements to morality and ethics there is simply no area where the Bible has not left its mark. 

Continue holding the Bible as I point out some of its most amazing features. It was written over a period of some 1500 years. It was written on three continents – Africa, Asia, and Europe. More than 40 different authors wrote material that has been included in the Scriptures. The authors are doctors, kings, fisherman, farmers, shepherds, politicians, religious leaders, and military personnel. The Bible was written in three languages – Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It was written in times of war as well as peace. It was written in the midst of persecution, struggle, famine, joy, and prosperity. It covers the whole realm of human experience. It’s a book of history, politics, poetry, theology, practical advice, and divine directives. It is truly amazing.

Now as you’re holding the Bible, let me ask you if you’ve said, “Some day I'm going to sit down and read the Bible. I’d like to know what it says and how to interpret it.” If you’ve ever said that, then let me ask, what’s stopping you? Why not begin now? And why not use the resource of this DVD series?

A personal goal of mine for 2018 was to grow personally – spiritually, physically, mentally. If you have a goal of growing spiritually then part of your journey must include Scripture reading. Reading Scripture without understanding it is like finding a gold nugget under a rock but failing to pick it up. So let me encourage you to attend this class. It’s Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., in the Conference Room. Our next session is scheduled for Sunday, April 22.

See you in worship,

Pastor Kim 

Mission Ministries
Oregon Zoo 
4001 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland OR 97221

Join us May 2nd for Central City Concern's "We Are Family" fundraising dinner! This event supports the following programs:

  • The Letty Owings Center: A six-month residential addiction treatment program for pregnant women and their young children that includes parenting and life skills training.
  • Laura's Place: A six-plex providing three to six months of transitional housing, support services, and case management for women who complete treatment at the Letty Owings Center and are on a waiting list for permanent housing.
  • Family Housing: Six alcohol and drug-free residential communities that provide a nurturing environment for up to 148 families.

We anticipate approximately 330 guests in attendance, including elected officials and prominent community members. Order ticket here.
Community Service Opportunity
Twenty-five spaces have been reserved for OSLC folks to volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton on Saturday, June 2. The shift is from 9-11:30 AM and we need to be there about 15 minutes early to check-in. 

This is a great Community Service volunteer opportunity for kids as anyone age 6 and over is welcome. The work is moderately physical and we work in a cool environment. Contact Shelley Zoller by text at 503-781-7123 to sign up or email at shelleyzoller@yahoo.com. Deadline is May 1 or when spaces fill.
Fellowship/Physical & Spiritual Wellness
Meeting on Monday
Ruth Circle will meet Monday, April 16, at
10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
All are invited for fellowship and Bible Study. For more information, contact Jackie Wischmeyer at 503-655-5864 or jgwischmeyer@comcast.net
New Sunday Adult Education class
“How Lutherans Interpret the Bible” is a video-based, seven-session course. The presenter is Mark Allen Powell, an ELCA pastor who is a professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
Pastor Kim and Pastor Art will be the facilitators of the discussions. Click here to see the schedule.
Next Class - April 22.

Check out a preview video below.

How Lutherans Interpret the Bible

Here's a preview of the author speaking on the topic.

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From the Intercessory Prayer Team

Easter Reflection Risen Victorious - A Time to Believe "It's Friday, but Sunday's comin'"... "Now when the Sabbath had passed.... on the first day of the week... before dawn, they came..." On that...

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Sermon Podcasts
"If you attend church on Sundays, you know how those mornings can feel. They’re like a glass of cold water under a shade tree on a hot summer day. They’re an opportunity to pause everything else so you can worship God and grow in relationship with Him. They’re satisfying to the soul. Shouldn’t every day be that way? If you’re in your car or on the move all week, podcasts can be a great way to sneak in a midweek sermon that helps you circle back to Jesus."
--Dave Ramsey

Check out the latest sermon podcast from Our Savior's. LIsten to last Sunday's sermon, "A Matter of Doubt". Pr. Kim delivers inspiring and positive messages for your midweek soul satisfaction. 

Click the links or the image to be taken to the sermon library.

From the Church Office
Room Reservations - Please remember it is important for insurance reasons that all church activities be included on the church calendar. This includes activities taking place at locations other than the church. If you need to check space availability for an event you are planning please contact Slobodan at slobodanp@oursaviors.net.  

Announcements - Send announcements or information for the bulletin or weekly newsletter to our communications specialist, Jeff Brosy, at jeffb@oursaviors.net

Submission deadline for the bulletin and newsletter is Wednesdays by noon.
Video Corner

Presiding ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wishes us a happy Easter and reminds us that life wins. Love wins.
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