Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Created by God!  
Built for a Purpose!

Dear Members & Friends of Our Savior's Lutheran Church,

What a great week! Over 250 kids and volunteers learned, laughed, listened and loved the VBS experience. It was so amazing watching the kids get excited about God and giving without worry to help others across the world.
And now our week is over. As you arrive at OSLC, all decorations are now gone except for our "Lego Hallway." It's colorful! It's fun! It has all different shapes and sizes of blocks. Everyone comments on "The Wall." It makes an impact.
We at OSLC have been "Created by God." We are built for a purpose and have made an impact on our Stillwater community. We are like the "Lego Wall." We all have different gifts and talents to offer. We are full of color, fun and love. So as you walk through the hallway, continue to ask yourself - "How can I make an impact?
Wow God!

Lori Olson
OSLC VBS Director 
Summer Worship & Music This Week
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sermon by: Pastor Keith Lentz     

Summer Worship Times 8:00 & 9:30 am

8:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
(7:50 am Hymn Pick Prelude)  
Special Music: Sabrina Herder

9:30 am  Blended Worship in the CLC 
  Childcare available at 9:30 am service     

Children, Youth & Family Ministry

2017-18 Faith Formation & Confirmation Registration    

Registration for Fall Faith Formation & Confirmation (Sundays/Wednesdays) is happening NOW! We have something available for children & youth age 3 through 12th grade. Please Register Now!

Faith Formation Teachers & Assistants Needed!    

Our kids need you! We are in need of teachers and assistant teachers  for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We will have Faith Formation Classes 12 times throughout the coming year. Lessons are prepared and all supplies provided. Please contact Darla Goble to volunteer.  
Faith Formation All Worship Sundays    

Interested in providing special music or would you like to participate in our skits for our All Worship Sundays at the 10:30 am service? We need people of all ages to participate! Please contact Darla Goble with questions or to volunteer.

Ministry Opportunities

Looking for Member Experience in HR?     

The Church Board is in the process of forming a personnel committee to advise the board on important human resource related matters and how to best manage for the welfare of OSLC staff. If you have professional training and/or experience in Human Resource Administration and would be willing to apply your talents to help us get this committee up and running, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact OSLC President Ray Valley or any board member. 
Willing to Serve at Worship?     

View Usher/Greeter slots for August (Sundays at 8:00 or 9:30 am)
Those with last names beginning  M, N and O  are called to help during August, though anyone can sign up who enjoys serving in these capacities.

View Usher/Greeter slots for September and October
(Sundays at 8:00 or 10:30 am). Those with last names beginning  P, Q, R and S  are called to help during September and October, though anyone can sign up who enjoys serving in these capacities. Thank you for helping us to share hospitality with all who enter our doors! 
Request for Prayers and Support
Everyday joys and sorrows...Once in a lifetime joys and sorrows. Your brothers and sisters at Our Savior's want to support you. Email or call Pastor Dale Stiles or our Parish Nurse, Jean Pottratz, with any of your needs.  

Church Board

Financial Update 
Joel Frost, OSLC Church Treasurer, will be holding a financial update meeting for the congregation this Sunday, August 13, from 9:00-9:30 am in the Family Room. If interested, please plan to join us.

  Updates on the Ecumen Project.  
  1. Zoning Text Amendment
    a. Planning Commission public hearing on zoning text amendment that allows Senior Living Facilities by Special Use Permit in the RA Zoning District (PASSED).
    b. City Council approval of first reading of the zoning text amendment (PASSED).
    City Council approval of second reading and adoption of zoning text amendment (PASSED).
  2. Concept Planned Unit Development
    Planning Commission public hearing on the Concept Planned Unit Development (PASSED)
    City Council hearing/vote on Concept Planned Unit Development. (8/2/2017 - City Council Voted to Approve Concept PUD)
  3. Special Use Permit, Preliminary and Final Plat, Final Planned Unit Development
    Planning Commission holds public hearing on all of these requests at same time (Tentative 10/11/17).
    Park Commission considers this application.
    City Council holds hearing.
  4. Building permit
    The building permit application
  5. Development Agreement
    City Council considers agreement.
  6. Preconstruction meeting
    As soon as development agreement is approved by City Council, the Ecumen engineers and development team could meet with the City Engineer.
  7. Site work
    Site work can begin after preconstruction meeting and payment of fees described in the Development Agreement.
    Work on the building itself has to wait until the building permit is issued

Giving Opportunities

Simply Giving

A more convenient way to give! In a few short minutes, you can make a one-time gift or set up a donation that will process automatically on a recurring basis. Recurring donations are convenient and provide our church with much needed consistent support throughout the year.   To give online, visit our church's website and get set up!   
Stewardship is about love:
serving others through our time, talent, and treasure.