Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Summer Vacation "

Pastor Dale and his family are spending this week on a mission trip to West Virginia. Along with helping others, they hope to take in some sites and adventure experiences unique to that part of the country.

This Sunday we will have guest Pastor Cassie Nault leading worship and preaching at both services in Pastor Dale absence. The Croix Chordsmen Chorus will bless our 8:00 am service with music and the Praise Team will lead the 9:30 service in song.

The staff at Our Savior's wish you a blessed summer. Whether you are vacationing or just enjoying staying at home.

Summer Worship & Music This Week
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sermon by: Pastor Cassie Nault     

Summer Worship Times 8:00 & 9:30 am

8:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Special Music at 8:00 am by the Croix Chordsmen Chorus

9:30 am Worship in the CLC

    Childcare available at 9:30 am service   


Ecumen Senior Housing Update     

Many of you might be wondering about the status of the Ecumen project since the congregation voted to approve the purchase agreement in May. Recall the vote was to approve the sale of OSLC property to Ecumen provided the City approved the zoning change to allow for Ecumen to build in our residential area. This has been a multi-step process. First, the City recently approved a zoning amendment that would allow senior living facilities to be built in residential areas within Stillwater through an application process (hurdle one overcome). We approach the second hurdle on July 12th when the Stillwater City Planning Commission hears our application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) with Ecumen. I will be in attendance at that meeting and will make a statement on behalf of the congregation to the commission in support of the project. Anne Stanfield from Ecumen will also be making a statement.  If we can present a convincing case to the commission, then they may recommend approval of the PUD by the City Council (hopefully on the August 15th agenda). Approval by City Council would be the third, and hopefully last hurdle to overcome before Ecumen can break ground.
I'd like to stress that approval is not a for sure thing and that the project is not supported by many of our neighbors unfortunately. We encourage residents and OSLC members who are strong supporters of the project to contact your elected city council members and voice your support.  Consider also attending the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 12th at 7 pm at Stillwater City Hall. This has been a long time coming and we're almost to the top of the hill, but might need a final push to get to the peak. We're excited of the prospects that the Ecumen project could inject new life into our congregation and our community. We can all play a part in getting there.

God Speed,
Ray Valley
Church Board President
Our Savior's Lutheran Church 
Transportation Assistance
OSLC has volunteers available if a parishioner is in need of a ride to i.e. church activities, medical appointments. Contact Jean Pottratz, Parish Nurse for transportation assistance and/or Washington Co. resources and referrals. 651-439-5704 ext. 24. 
Blood Pressure Check
This Sunday, July 16, Parish Nurse, Jean Pottratz, will be doing blood pressure checks in her office before and after both worship services. Stop in if you would like your blood pressure checked.

Children, Youth & Family Ministry!

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!  
We still have a few openings for Preschool volunteers. Everything is organized and set-up for you! Sign up here to volunteer.
Final week to sign-up for Vacation Bible School (VBS)  

When: July 31 - August 4
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $35.00
Eligible Participants: Age 3 - 6th Grade
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2017

Register Now!
Ministry Opportunities!

Treat Donations for Lumberjack Days Parade
OSLC Lumberjack Days Parade Team will be collecting parade candy/treats through Sunday morning, July 23. In addition to candy ( no chocolate please ), cases of "Freezer Fun Pops" or cases of small bottles of water can also be contributed. Please drop off your donation in/near the "Candy Box" located by the Welcome Desk.
Altar Guild Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to join existing dedicated teams on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Sundays of a month. Responsibilities include picking up the Altar flowers from the florist and delivering them to the church, setting up communion, refilling candles with oil, changing the paraments, and preparing the baptismal font as needed. Time commitment is minimal for this important worship service role. If interested in joining our team, please contact Mary Artig 
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.  

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.