Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Weekly Peek at Our Savior's....


God's good work continues in this place thanks to motivated members, friends, and staff.  Look what's happening in the Evangelism ministry at Our Savior's!

The Evangelism "Come & See" Committee strives to inspire members of Our Savior's to Proclaim, Invite, Encourage, and Energize! We have motion in each of our program themes: Hospitality, Events, and Congregational Engagement. We are making plans for a New Member Mingle picnic, the 2018 Lumberjack Days Parade, and an update to Our Savior's member photo directory. 

Our Church is welcoming new members and the Come & See Committee is dedicated to keeping up the momentum. Our wonderful team of volunteer Greeters and Welcome Desk Attendants are opening doors, making friendly introductions, and answering questions. Together we're promoting Our Savior's warm welcoming environment and the active involvement in our faith community.

Our mission is to welcome seekers of Christ's love to our home, Spread the spirit throughout our Community, Nourish spiritual growth to all who witness and follow Christ's example. We get our spiritual inspiration from Hebrews 13:2 - Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

"Come and you will see."

Current Members: Matt Clark (Committee Chair), Kathy Frost, Orv & Kathy Johnson, Dan Stoffer, Lann Zimdars

Does this ministry speak to your heart? If so, contact the Come and See Committee for more information about how you can get involved.

See you in church!

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 pm Dinner
Menu: Pizza & Salad   
5:30 pm Worship  
6:10 pm Faith Formation
Youth Group 
7:00 pm Confirmation  
7:00 pm Kingdom Choir    

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sermon: Pastor Keith Lentz 

8:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary  
Special Music: JuBellate
9:15 am Family Activity
Adult Forum (Sanctuary)
9:15 & 10:30 Ecumen Update (Family Room) 
 10:30 am Contemporary Worship in the CLC 
11:45 am Evolve Youth Group (Grades 7-9)
 5:00 pm Activate Youth Group (Grades 10-12)
7:30 pm AA

Click HERE to sign-up and volunteer
during a Sunday Worship Service!

Sunday Adult Forum Schedule

April 22:  Carol Swanson, retired teacher, missionary, scholar
Feminist Theology -- Looking at women in the Bible

Update from Pastor Dale Stiles

Dear OSLC members & friends, 
I am happy to share with you that I have accepted a call to serve as pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Lindstrom, MN beginning July 1.
The ELCA and UMC are full communion partners since 2009 meaning, theologically they are in agreement, they share open communion between denominations, and they share pastors. It is not unusual for Lutheran pastors to serve in Methodist congregations, and vice versa. I will remain rostered as an ELCA pastor in the St. Paul Area Synod (on loan to the UMC).
Carrie and I are both excited about this new opportunity. We have already felt so much support and encouragement from the District Office of the UMC in Mpls. I have met with their Board of Ordained Ministry and with their District Superintendent. The Lindstrom church is small but very active/engaged and poised for growth and new ideas. I will be following a pastor of ten years who is retiring in June.  
Thank you for your prayers, friendship and partnership over the last few years.
Pastor Dale
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Boys & Girls 5/6th Grade Fishing Outing

Who:   5/6 graders and an adult
  Chad and Darla will lead a time of fellowship and fishing. Dinner will be provided. Please bring fishing poles and dress appropriately for the weather. Adults will need a fishing license. Chad suggests a Conservation License if you don't plan to keep the fish you catch. We will provide bait.
When:  Saturday, April 28, 2018- 3:00 pm -weather permitting. Our alternate date is May 6 if the ice is still on the lake.
RSVP by April 21 -- sign-up NOW 
Where:   Dave and Laverna Scholz' Home- 12962 Keller Ave Hugo 55038 
Youth Donut Fundraiser

OSLC Youth will be selling donuts by the dozen between services on Sunday, April 22. Please stop and buy a dozen or two. To pre-order your donuts, please sign-up at the Welcome Desk. Cost is $5.00/dozen and come in plain, sugar or cinnamon sugar coating.


April Book of the Month Club
The April Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, April 30th at
1:00 pm to discuss "Be Frank With Me" by Johnson.
Pirates of the Cure-ibbean -- Relay for Life Team
Look for the table on Sunday, April 22nd, 9:15-10:30 am for more detailed information supporting this team. Luminarias, raffle tickets and Rose Floral Cards will be available for purchase.

Ministry Opportunities
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 Keith Lentz or Parish Nurse, Stacy Meyer, with any of your needs.
Board Updates

To view church board minutes, please
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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.