Tuesday, May 22, 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  
Mission & Outreach Ministry at Our Savior's!

The Mission & Outreach Committee's goal is to support the causes of Christ and demonstrate Christ's love in our community and beyond through charitable giving on behalf of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church congregation. It is our great pleasure to do the work of distributing ten percent of the OSLC budget this year to support mission and outreach programs at a local, national and international level, including disaster relief.

Some of the local organizations supported by OSLC's charitable giving are Valley Outreach, Young Lives, and Meals from the Heart, where families from our church help pack the meals and OSLC helps pay for the shipping and supply fees.

Your giving also helps two companion congregations in Mlafu, Tanzania and Zaculeu, Guatemala grow and thrive.  Congregation members visited both locations in 2017.

We also provide funds to Camp Wapogasset where hundreds of our children and youth have attended inspiring summer bible camp over decades of our association with them.

Support is also provided to Bethlehem on the Midway where our PEP group helps serve meals on the first Monday of each month to our neighbors in need in the Midway area.

The Mission and Outreach Committee works to be your helping hand reaching out to the world. If you feel called to the work of this committee and would like to join us or learn more, please talk with any of the committee members or the church office.  Current Committee Members: Abang Akway, Sue Amundson, Lynne Ardolf, Sandy Fabio, Laurie Burns, Chris Buse, Kathy Newton, Ray Valley (board rep).

Yours in Christ,

Kathy Newton
Mission and Outreach Committee Chair

Does this ministry speak to your heart?
If so, contact the church office for more info .

See you in church!

Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday, May 27, 2018 
Message: Christine Wenzel, Interim Pastor 

9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary    
Special Music: Holly Newton
and Good News!  
7:30 pm AA

Volunteers always needed to welcome worshipers,
read lessons, usher or serve communion.

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Holiday Weekends -- Single worship service at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Sunday, May 27
  • Independence Day: Sunday, July 1
  • Labor Day Weekend: Sunday, September 2

Summer Schedule -- Worship times at 8:00 & 9:30 am in the Sanctuary beginning June 3 - August 26  


Summer Music Opportunities

Might you share your musical gifts at Summer Worship? Looking for special music on Sundays 8:00 and/or 9:30 am from June 3 through September 2.
If you are available, please contact Jane Gay
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Summer Stretch 2018

Summer Stretch Registration is currently open for youth completing grades 6-9. In June we will do service projects and reflection time in the mornings and fun community activities in the afternoon. The cost is $100 by May 23 and $125 after that. There will be no registrations accepted after May 30. Registration sheets are located on the welcome desk and outside the youth room, OR print form from OSLC website NOW. We are going to have a blast so make sure to sign up! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Chad Larson or 425-281-8315. Get pumped!
Grades 5th & 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:  Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:00 pm - weather permitting.
RSVP by May 27 -- sign-up NOW 
Where:   Dave and Laverna Scholz' Home- 12962 Keller Ave Hugo 55038  
Vacation Bible School

Come sail away with us at SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus!
At Shipwrecked, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Buddies to remind them of God's love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long.
Dates:   August 6 - 10, 2018
Time:     9 am - 12 pm
Ages:     3 yrs. (by 6/1/18) to Grade 6 (2017-18 school year)
Cost:      $35 per participant
Register NOW!
VBS Donations Needed! 
In the Gathering Area you will find tags on driftwood which describe items needed for VBS. Take a tag, purchase the item, and then return the item to OSLC by the date requested. Thank you in advance!

Do You Have a Green Thumb? 
Looking for individuals to be part of a committee to preserve the plants located in the CLC and Gathering Area. Time commitment would be minimal and revolve mainly around upkeep (watering and replanting). Please contact Sue Ortman if you are interested.

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 Christine Wenzel or Parish Nurse, Stacy Meyer, with any of your needs.
Board Updates

To view church board minutes, please
Click Here!
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.