Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

April 14, 2018

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, April 15, 2018

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM 
Monday, April 16, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM 


"I am about to do a new thing." (Isaiah 43:19a)

How many Lutherans does it take to change a light bulb?
(Usual answer: "Change?!?!?!?")

A couple of weeks ago, when we remembered that Jesus was betrayed, tried, found guilty, sentenced, died and raised from the death (whew), what the disciples didn't grasp was that the Master was "about to do a new thing!" Each time in this scenario-as each event took place, it was a different outcome only because God allowed each step to happen just as He wanted it.   Each step along the way brought something new: it brought change.

Pilate didn't get it; Caiaphas did get it; neither did the groups of Pharisees, Saduccees, Scribes, Herodians, and Zealots. And yet, God used them all for His one purpose - to save the world.
God gets it. That's what's important. As long as God is in control then any change will work together for good to those who love Him, right?

No one in the Gospel got it. Not even the disciples. And yet, it was the changes that Jesus seemed to suggest for the past three years that got Him into all this trouble. None of the Jewish leaders wanted His change, so, they did what they had to do - follow God's plan to "do a new thing."

Change is all around us. Very few people will truthfully admit that they like change. But, undoubtedly, it is coming. How can we be ready?

Trust God - believe that His Word is true and good and you will be better able to deal with change. Maybe it's a change of d├ęcor; maybe it's a change of jobs; maybe it's a change of attitude; maybe it's a change of schools. Change is always a challenge, but when God is in charge, it can always - in the final say - be good.

And, for starters, always remember that...
...God loves you and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Jesus Appears To Disciples

The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Norm and Diana Duncan; Jason and Audrey Jarrett and family; (Norm Duncan has been at the VA this week with heart problems; hopes to go home today); Helen & Barry Fetterolf, and family; Chuck Hudson, (JCMCH 3204); Ken Farst (home now); Kathleen Lowry; Kasey Sorenson; Ken Peters; Barbara Gish; Mary King; Pat Keffer; Otto Zinser; Penny Van Hooser; Kay Scheurer; John Pau Neas; Irene Ackley; Wendi Garrison; Lori Markstrom

Family Members and Friends:   
Emily Bodenschatz, Ellen Guigelaar's sister; Nikki Miller, daughter-in-law of Janice Miller; Randy Combs; Evalena Meredith; Marnie Peeks; Drew Myers; Laura Gill; Bob Milliken; Chedel Beck; Mike Murray, friend of David Herting; Sharon Good; Marshall Keen, Melissa Malenda's father;  Bill Smith, Jr.; Scott Anderson, Rose Klix's son; Jennifer Keegan, daughter of Karin McCoy; Earlene Kerley, cousin of Susan Kirkland, hip replacement; Alice Sulkowski; 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; Abi Amato; Jim Robinson; Anthony Anaya; Trish Bradley; Russ Heck; Tom and Joyce Miller, friends of the Fetterolfs; Curtis Oerly; Kert Stokes; Emma Herrod; Trisha Domako; Cherry Smith; Howard Parsons; Judie Perdue; Rose White; Carey Outen; Josh & Alice Nunn; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Marsha Millhorn; Beth Neas; 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

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." 
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.   38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?  39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see;  a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.  41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"  42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,  43 and he took it and ate it in their presence. 

44 He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled  that is written about me in the Law of Moses,  the Prophets  and the Psalms." 

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer  and rise from the dead on the third day,   47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

John 20:19-31


Don & Mary Ann McGaughey; Barry & Helen Fetterolf.

Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

Our Vision
We love God and neighbor, so that all people will be disciples.