Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

January 6, 2017

This Sunday 
OSLC Choir

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee, will offer two communion services and Sunday School. 

Traditional Service 9:00 AM

Sunday School 10:15 AM

Heartsong Service 11:15 AM

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM

Monday, January 8, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Cover Girls 10:00 AM
Council Meeting 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Friends in Grief 10:00 AM
Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Underground Huddle 6:00 PM
Heartsong Band 6:30 PM
Choir Practice 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, January 12, 2018

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

"Letting Your Light Shine!"

"...let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
(Matthew 5:16)

Today - Saturday - January 6 - is the day of the Epiphany.  It is the time of year where we commemorate the Star of Bethlehem and the arrival of the Wisemen.  It's significance?  That the world will now know of the birth of a King who will rule the world in justice and peace.

Tomorrow, Sunday the 7th - is "The Baptism of our Lord" Sunday.  The above passage was spoken twice last month for Haakon Hembre and Adelaide Smithgall at their Holy Baptism celebrations.  It is a prayer of hope as each one of them grows up, that more and more, people will not see them at work in the world but rather see Jesus Christ Himself working through them!

Let your light shine!  It's a new year, so, let it shine!  In the final moments of putting away the festive decorations and the coming of the darkness of winter and the coldness of the north winds - what better time than now to let your light shine - allow that warmth you feel being a part of God's family, here and now - and, on into the future!

Speaking of letting lights shine, accept my personal invitation for you to come Sunday afternoon (after you've been to morning services, of course!)  at 4:30 p.m. and hear choirs from Thankful Baptist Church, Bethel Christian Church of Jonesborough, Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, Central Baptist Church, and Our Saviour Lutheran Church share their music with the community as the season of Epiphany begins today!  We hope you can come and join us for this service (Pastor Vince Dial of Bethel Church will deliver a homily) and then join us afterward for a pot-luck with all these congregations in the fellowship hall!

"This little light of mine - I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!"

Peace to all of your hearts this Epiphany day!
As this New Year is here, please remember this - God loves you and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Magi Visit Jesus

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Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Kathleen Lowry, (JCMCH); David Hamilos; Kasey Sorenson (Home now); John Paul Neas; Ken & Marcia Peters (Ken undergoing chemo treatments);  Willie Weems; Tom Simonson; Barbara Gish; Mary King; Pat Keffer; Otto & Prudy Zinser; Penny & Curtis Van Hooser;  Kay & Chuck Scheurer; Irene Ackley; Phoebe Sand; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison; Debbie Garrison;  Lori Markstrom

Family Members and Friends:   
Carolyn Parrish & Christie Huff upon the death of their mother and grandmother, Anita Jones; Jon Koeppen, (hip surgery, home now); Patty & KaseySorenson; Jim Brunke (heart surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Wednesday);   Don Clemons, Jr; David Kirkland, Mike's son;  Scott Anderson, Rose Klix's son; Jennifer Keegan, surgery, daughter of Karin McCoy; Bob Fetterolf;  Earlene Kerley, cousin of Susan Kirkland, hip replacement; Rev. Giles Van Wormer, friend of the Pattesons; Laura Gill, Sean Golden's Grandmother; Stephanie & Jacob Sams, daughter and son-in-law of Allan and Colette Forsman;  Debbie Garrison; Sharon Fuhrman, friend of Patty Neas; Family of Kress Sherrill, relative of Ann Cunningham; Alice Barnett; Abi Amato; Jim Robinson; Anthony Anaya; Trish Bradley; Russ Heck; Tom and Joyce Miller, friends of the Fetterolfs; Curtis Oerly; Kert Stokes; Emma Herrod; Bob Fetterolf; Trisha Domako; Cherry Smith; Howard Parsons; Judie Perdue; Rose White; Carey Outen; Josh & Alice Nunn; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Pastor Jim Simpson; Marsha Millhorn; Beth Neas; Jim & Nancy Randall; Jacob Dunlap

Military Service Members: 
Chance Johnson (Army); Nick Harris (Air Force).
Friends And Family: 

Lester E. McKinney, Airman 1st Class;   Andrew Acuna (Army), husband of Kandess Acuna and son-in-law of Shirley Boyle; Cade Hall (Navy) grandson of the Beckelhimers; Nick Hodge (Air Force) friend of the Flints; Chase Estep (Marines) brother of Clint Estep; David Guck (Marines) friend of Pat Wolf; Lester E. McKinney; Michael Hudson, Coast Guard, son of Chuck & Carol Hudson.

Gospel Of The Week

The Magi Visit the Messiah

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea,  during the time of King Herod,  Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem  and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star  when it rose and have come to worship him."

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.  When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. "In Bethlehem  in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
"'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.'[b]" 

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.  He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.  11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.  Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts  of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned  in a dream  not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

Matthew 2:1-12


Famlies     Tim & Judi Boebel; Beth Abel

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