Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Do you remember when Wednesday evening was "church night"? Sunday morning was worship and Sunday School, of course, but Wednesdays were where the action was! Youth group, bible study, choir practice, confirmation; all of this happened on Wednesday. Then we got busy, schools gave more homework, hockey was invented, and Church Night went by the wayside. Well guess what: It's Baaaaackkkk!!!
Wednesday evening church is back now BECAUSE we're busy! Some families still find Sunday morning the best time for worship and education, but because they have things to do and places to go, it sometimes gets squeezed out. Others have schedules that are so tight, they can't even consider Sunday as a day of rest and worship. "Ah, but something might work out if it were offered on Wednesday!"
Our Wednesday evening programs, literally, have something for everyone. It all starts with dinner at 5pm, for a $3 donation. THE STORY worship happens between 5:30-6:00; we're introducing some of the most important people of the bible - in person! Every week! (This week, you'll meet Eve.) When kids go off to class at 6pm, adults are free to stay for expanded study until 6:30. Or not. And then Chill, and confirmation, and choir practice take the stage.
So what's the point? Only this; that in a world that is fractured by busy-ness, you can grow in your faith at other times. And about half of the people we see at THE STORY worship come back Sunday mornings. It's about finding community, and nurture, and good stuff for our lives, and I invite you to join us! In a few weeks, I'll play a role at THE STORY; I think I'm Samson (or maybe it's Judas, can't remember!).
See you on Wednesday in Church!
|Worship & Music this Week|
Wednesday, September 19th - The Story...People of Faith
"Eve (and Adam)- the lovable screw-ups!" by Pastor Linda Friesen
Text: Genesis 2:4-25
5:00 pm Community dinner (suggested donation $3/person)
Menu: Pizza and salad
5:30-6 pm Worship together in the Community Life Center
6-6:30 pm Faith Formation for ALL ages
Sunday, September 23rd - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
"Fear Factor" by Pastor Steve Molin
Text: Mark 9:30-37
8:00 am Worship
9:15 am Worship
10:30 am "The Edge" Contemporary Worship
Special Music: Kingdom Choir (8:00 & 9:15 services)
Family FaithMarker: "My Church Family" for 3 yr olds
Childcare available at all services.
|Wednesday Worship starts September 19th!
Come for a night full of color as we tie-dye! The dye and instructions will be provided. Just bring yourself and something that is 100% cotton to tie dye. Join us at 6 pm. We will be done by 8 pm. For more information, please contact Kayla Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Story: People of Faith - Their Story and Our Story
5-5:30pm Community Dinner- pizza and salad this week!
5:30-6pm Worship in the Community Life Center (CLC)
6-6:30pm Faith Formation for ALL ages
Ever wonder how all the pieces of the Bible go together? What about all those people claiming to be in God's family? The Bible tells a story, a simple, yet not so simple story about God's family and God's desire to live in harmony with all that God has created. Each week we will be introduced to a new character from the Bible and learn how their story is our story. Where will we start? At the beginning, of course! September 19: Adam and Eve
September 26: Joseph and his brothers
Tie Dye Community Night coming September 21st!
Become a Love and Logic parent!A newly revised parenting program that provides practical tools and techniques to help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. Classes start October 1st. Online registration is available under "stay in the loop" at www.oslcstillwater.org.
Who will bless the children? Who will listen to the young hearts? Who will encourage with stories of God's faithfulness those who need them most? In today's church, both young and older adults often feel marginalized and devalued. It's time to come together to Influence the Generations! Dawn is looking for 4-8 adults of all ages to attend a one-day conference in Lake Elmo on October 19 to learn more about generations teaching and learning together. The cost is $25 and includes lunch, snacks, and conference materials. For more information, contact Dawn at email@example.com.
Thank you, Janet Tyndell!Janet, our accountant for the past four years, has accepted a full-time administrative position at the Catholic Church, just 3 minutes from her Circle Pines home. We thank her for her diligence and her dynamic faith, which informed everything she did in the role of bookkeeper. She is a servant, and we wish her all the best as she moves to this new
assignment within God's Church.
Welcome, Alicia Bauer!With the departure of Janet Tyndell, we are pleased to welcome Alicia Bauer of Ahola, Mack & Associates, Ltd, who will take on the role of bookkeeper for Our Savior's. She will be in the office Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Stop by to introduce yourself, or write her a sticky-note on your offering envelope! By all means, welcome her to our church!
Gi-normous (or not) Pumpkin Party on September 30thAfter the 10:30 service, we will salute the ORANGE once again! Please have your pumpkins at church by 10 am for weighing. Awards for many categories. If you have grown a pumpkin outside of OSLC official seeds, bring them for exhibition & our pleasure! Fall treats & beverages will be served.
|Adult Faith Formation & Opportunities for Service|
|Hear the sermon and join the conversation!
Pastor Steve Molin: "The Peter Principle" Click here
Check out the conversation on The Talking Pew! Click here
Cruise the St Croix River on October 7th
The Guatemala Task Force of the Saint Paul Area Synod will be hosting a fund raiser for the Lutheran Church in Guatemala. Tickets are $100 for one or $150 for two and can be purchased by contacting Becky Maier.
|Early Childhood/Children & Family Ministry News|
| Parents: If your child is taking part in faith formation and you have not registered them yet,
We will be gathering at Doug and Susan Smith's house for an afternoon full of fun and catching up. There will be rides to the Smith's following the 9:15 service and continuing through the 10:30 service. Participate in a fun scavenger hunt, have lunch, catch up on summer, and more depending on weather. The fun ends at 4 pm and we ask parents pick up your child at the house. Please RSVP to Kayla no later than Sept. 20 at Kayla@oslcstillwater.org or 651-439-5704, ext. 33. See you soon!
please do so as soon as possible at www.oslcstillwater.org. This is important for communication and planning purposes. Thank you!
CLUB 56 event on September 23rd!
Openings available in our Families First classes! LADC believes very strongly that the parent is the first and most important teacher! "Our Families First" is a weekly child/parent program that gives parents the opportunity to enjoy classroom activities with their child, in addition to meeting with a Parent Facilitator for a parenting class. During the parent meeting, teachers provide class time with the children, in a schedule similar to ECFE (early-childhood family education). Discussion subjects cover a variety of topics, including faith formation in the home, behavior management, parenting styles and more! Contact Dawn Alitz for more information.
Upcoming Family FaithMarkers September 23 - "My Church Family" for 3 yr olds
September 30 - "Prayer" for 4 yr olds
Watch the mail for your invitation. Complete FaithMarker schedule on our website under Ministries/Children Youth and Family/Family FaithMarkers.
|Youth & Family Ministry News|
Parents: If your youth is taking part in faith formation, confirmation, or youth groups and you have not registered them yet, please do so as soon as possible at www.oslcstillwater.org. This is important for communication and planning purposes. Thank you!
MEA Getaway on October 18-21!
Jr. and Sr. High Youth will head to Camp Castaway for a crazy fun weekend! There are only 20 spots available for the weekend so make sure to sign up on the youth board or with Chad if you want to go! Information is provided outside the youth room about the weekend.
|Preschool Teachers and Assistants
We need adult teachers in the Sunday morning 2 year old class and 3 year old class. We also need 7th-12th grade students to assist in all preschool classes. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Darla Goble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to be part of our e-mail prayer chain?
Members of this prayer chain receive requests for prayers and commit to respond to them promptly and confidentially. To be included in this group, send an email to email@example.com.
Provide meals for a family in need!
Join others in the community to provide meals for the Sobczak family as they recover from the accident involving two of their children. Sign up for meals on our website www.oslcstillwater.org (under Serving Others/Volunteer Opportunities) or go directly to Meal Train Click Here. Thank you!
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