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January 2017
Sunday School To Begin Jan. 15!

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WHEN:   Sundays from 10:30AM-11:00AM, starting Jan. 15
WHERE:   The Youth Wing 
WHO:  For kids ages 3 (must be potty trained) through 5th grade 

Additional details: To aid our Sunday School leaders in starting promptly, the kids attending the 9:30 service will be asked to lead the benediction at the end of the service and then exit the sanctuary with one of the teachers. Kids attending the 11:00 service will be escorted to the Fellowship Hall at the end of Sunday School to join their parents. Parents are invited to meet in the parlor for coffee while the kids are in Sunday School. 

We've heard from so many that Sunday School is important to you and we need your help to make this successful. We would appreciate any support you can provide, whether that is through leading our children, sending your kids, or simply keeping our Christian Education program in your prayers. 

We are asking if everyone could sign up to teach at least one Sunday - no long term commitments! We will provide you with the lesson and materials each week to make it easy to be the leader. You can  sign up here! Questions? Email Kerry Alfrey.
Join us for Youth Group - Jan. 15th at 4pm!



All middle and high schoolers are invited to join us as we kick off Youth Group in the New Year!

Join Us For Worship!

8:30 AM The Living Word

9:30 AM The Tradition

11:00 AM FLOW


Mark Your Calendars:

Annual Congregational Meeting 
Please join us for the annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 8 at 11 am. The meeting with take place directly following ONE Sunday worship service at 10 am.

Join us for a cover dish lunch after the meeting. Please bring a dish to share!

Jan. 29th is the 5th Sunday of the Month:
Please join us for ONE worship service at 10 am.


Thank for your help with Christmas for Moore!

As a congregation we  supported 30 families through Christmas for Moore by providing food baskets and gifts for families in our community who are in need. 


January Birthdays!
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Jennifer Ryder
Justin Ryder
Charlie Leib
Joshua Dorsch
Ivan Greisz
Sarah Peterson
Florence Ward
Mark Karabinus
Susan Crumpler
Sydney Higgerson
Beth Mataxis
Doug Stalls
Carol Carlyle
Vernon Crumpler
Sarah Hughes
Karen Mussetter
Paul Sachtleben
Rachel Drew
Halden Levin
Jim Peeples
John Strohmenger
Lydia Chrisco
Kirsten Benson
Todd Steingraber
Chris Crisafulli
Edd Sechrist
Billy VanO'Linda III
Caroline Antil
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Carol Brown
Bella Gribben
Tracy Merchant
Jean Wolf
Charles McGee 
Bob Springer 
Amber Martin
Jason Morton
Casey Seagroves
Stephanie Cooksey
Juliana Paris
Joan Zielsdorf
Terinda McGuire
Rosi Tucek
Gay Wittenstrom
John Regler
Steve Cochran
Pat Manning
Adele Prill
Terry Hill
Camille Cole
Bill Pomplun
Brooke Erickson
Jo Ann Hoff
Jim Moe
Audrey Raasch
Lynn Antil


January Anniversaries!

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John & Janet Baumeister
Larry & Sarah Berth
Pat & Kathy Mondock
Jerry & Carole Gaskill
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Gifts in Memoriam

TO THE MEMORIAL FUND

In Memory of Rich Manning
Tom and Diane Adams
Doug and Carol Aitken
Bill and Trudy Blake
Laurel Stanell

In Memory of Edd Sechrist
Tom and Diane Adams
Doug and Carol Aitken
Don and April Barcus
Bill and Trudy Blake
Laurel Stanell

TO THE PROPERTY FUND
In Memory of Rich Manning
Susie Stanislawek

TO MATTHEW 25 MINISTRY
In Memory of Emma Boehm
Lynn and Karen Mussetter

TO THE DISCRETIONAY FUND
In Memory of Emma Boehm
Bill and Trudy Blake
John and Annemarie Loeser


Change of Address

Ken and Dot Sparke  
514 E. New Jersey Ave.  
Apartment 5121
Southern Pines, NC  28387



Prayers & Cares

FRIENDS AND RELATIVES-  All Military, Ella Fondrk, Jolene Fondrk, Charlie Pike, Joyce Pike, Rayna Pitko, Shawn Quigley, The Family of Regina Ross, Fran Starke, Pat Streicker, Family of Sara Tan, Elizabeth Toomey, Susan Van Dyke, Joanne Yaple, Rayna Yaple

HOSPITAL - First Health: Reid Center - Edd Sechrist; Charles Needham

AT HOME - Rick Barnes, Joan Bouchard, Bill Bradley, Shirley Braisted, Cris Crisafulli, Louise Crum, Jack and Sue Diffily, Leatha Ferebee, Marilyn Flemming, Leatha Ferebee, Ed and Nadine Garrett, Rufus and Florence McCormick, Mary McNabb, Joan Nelson, Marian Oswalt,
Barbara Reid, Jean Sherrill, Harris Skinner, Len Stanislawek, Rosanne Thein, Pat Williams


IN EXTENDED CARE - Elmcroft: Lucille Howard; Penick Village Skilled Care: Ken Sparke;
Pinehurst Rehab: John Loeser, Quail Haven Rehab: Florence Ward, St Joseph's Rehab: Ron Romig

IN RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES - Elmcroft (Upper Unit): Peggy Smith; St. Joseph's
Villas/Pine Knoll: Flo Moore, Lydia Sturdevant; Southern Pines Gracious Retirement Living: Dorothy Cullen, Dorothy Meier, Carol Rushforth, Dottie Sechrist, Paul Sechrist; Penick Village: Grace Bergstedt, Harry and Carole Carter, Dave and Roberta Danielson, Janet Nelson, Dottie Sparke

IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY - Sean Barnes, Peter Benson, Todd Board, Spencer Cole, Jon Drew, Luke Erickson, Jonathan Gribben, Brian Hughes, Mark Jennings, Michael Karlowicz, Jon Kempenich 

OUR MISSION PARTNER - Water of Life Lutheran, Wilmington

OUR MISSIONARY IN COSTA RICA - Stephen Deal

ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED - Jessica Hughes and Caleb Howard

EXPECTING PARENTS - Ben and Meredith Treece

Please note any prayer requests you have on your Welcome Card at Sunday morning worship or email the church office.

Join us Jan. 21 to hear from Stephen Deal, Missionary
On  Sunday,January 21, Pastor Stephen Deal and his wife Marta will be visiting our congregation.  Pastor Deal is the missionary that we have supported for the last 8 years. He is the regional representative for Central America based in Costa Rica. They are looking forward to sharing their missionary experiences with all ages at our church.
Please join us for a pot luck following the  11 am service.  You can sign up at the Welcome Center on or before Jan 8. We would like you to indicate a casserole, salad or dessert.

The Evangelism committee is looking for a member to host Pastor Deal and his wife to stay at their house Saturday night and provide breakfast for the couple, preferably in Pinehurst or Southern Pines. If you are able to house them, please call or email Pastor Linn. Thank you all in advance for your hospitality and for welcoming the Deal's into our congregation! 

Thiel Choir in Concert - March 4th at 7 pm

The forty-voice Thiel Choir from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, will 
perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

They will also sing in worship Sunday morning, March 5th. The performance is part of the Thiel Choir's 2017 spring choir tour. The Thiel Choir performs annually for audiences predominantly in the eastern United States and tours internationally every four years. The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Bray, reflects the diverse interests and disciplines of the Thiel College student body. 
Thiel College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and its 135-acre campus is located in Greenville, a community of 7,000.

The choir will perform a variety of sacred works by Hans Leo Hassler, Henry Purcell, Rene Clausen, Jean Berger, F. Melius Christiansen, Vincent Persichetti, Michael John Trotta, Knut Nystedt and Robert Wetzler, and arrangements of both American folksongs, hymns and spirituals. For this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, excerpts from the writings of Martin Luther will help weave a narrative for our time.

There will be no charge for admission, however, a freewill offering will be taken.

For more information about the concert, contact the church office at 910-692- 2662.

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Financial Update


News From Our Saviour Preschool:

In December Our Savior Preschoolers shared the Christmas Story!

 
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