Tuesday, May 8, 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  
Women's Ministry at Our Savior's!

The women of Our Savior's have just co mpleted their 4th retreat which was held this year at the Mt Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington.  Twenty-nine women attended and shared great fellowship while Sarah and Hagar were the focus!  Already plans are in the works for a 2019 retreat.  

Looking ahead to July and August there will be Bible Study in the Park where the study will focus on prayer.  The quilters, prayer shawl knitters and card recyclers continue as usual for the summer, as well.  Planning is in the works for three "Girl's Time Out" events in the upcoming fall/winter. One will help us all get organized and Yoga "Looking for the Light" will also be on the agenda.  The women will be making cookies again in December and the Advent Teas will be on the schedule.

Always all women and friends of Our Savior's are invited to attend and be a part of the activities of the women.  Working and being with other women of all ages is a wonderfully renewing experience.  The mission of Women of the ELCA is "Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ" and activities are aimed at community, growth and action. 

Members of the Women's Ministry Leadership Team are:  Cindy Gackle, Jan Leppla, Jeaneen Lewis, Susan Fredricksen, Becky Maier (Team Leader), Marlene Lentz and Nancy Fjestad (Treasurer, not pictured).   

Does this ministry speak to your heart?
If so, contact Becky Maier for more info .

See you in church!

Sunday, May 13, 2018 
Message: Christine Wenzel, Interim Pastor 

8:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary  
Special Music: JuBellate  
9:15 am 1st Qtr Financial Review

 10:30 am Worship in the CLC  

7:30 pm AA

Volunteers always needed to welcome worshipers,
read lessons, usher or serve communion.
Wear a Hat on Mother's Day
Remember how important it was to dress up and wear your hat to church on Sundays, especially on Easter and Mothers' Day? Ladies, please help revive this old tradition this Sunday, Mothers' Day, by wearing your hats.

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

Rummage Sale -- Save Your Stuff!    

Do you have items in your house that you are no longer using? Well we have a solution for you. Save them to donate to our Youth Fundraiser
Rummage Sale taking place May 19.
  • Please make sure the items you are looking to donate have the potential for resale. No furniture, appliances, TVs or beds will be accepted this year.
  • Items may be dropped off at the church beginning May 16.
Questions? Please contact Chad Larson , Youth Director.
OSLC Families with 2018 High School Graduates!   

Parents, please check the list of students at the Welcome Desk to make sure we have your student listed. If not, please add their name to the list. High School Seniors will be recognized by Our Savior's on Sunday, May 20! 
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


1st Quarter Financial Review  

There will be an OSLC 1st Quarter Financial Review on Sunday, May 13, at 9:15 am in the Family Room for all interested in attending.   
Our Playground Fence Needs Repairs!  
We are looking for a few volunteers to help with this one-day project.
Email or call the Property & Grounds committee if you can assist.  Date to be scheduled in May or June.  Shari Ohland call 651.276.2412.
OSLC Roadside Clean-up!   

Spring has finally sprung and the green buds are bursting open. As the snow has melted it has revealed some other not so pretty items. Please  come help clean up our roads. Meet at Otto Berg Park Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 am.  It usually takes an hour if we get 8-12 people. Bring gloves, bags provided. This is a great volunteer event!

Questions? Please contact Mary Knuteson. 
Relay for Life   

PIRATES OF THE CURE-IBBEAN - RELAY FOR LIFE .  We will be back again on May 20 th (between services 9:00 - 10:30 am) selling raffle tickets and luminaras. OR You can also contribute online at the Relay for Life website -- Sandy Roslin Team. If you dine at  Potbelly, Oak Park Heights, on May 21st, mention our team, and a portion of their sales will be donated to the 'Pirates'. 

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
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.