Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
I remember a song our young children came home with from Sunday School:
I am the Church!
You are the Church!
We are the Church together!
The song included actions, and smiles, and loud voices. But the song also included some pretty good theology. The Church is not a building; the Church is people. The Church is me. The Church is you. But the Church is always at its best when it's US.
In the coming days, we will have the chance once again to be the Church at its best. On Sunday, Sept. 9, we will proclaim "Welcome Home" to one another. Still on the summer schedule, we'll worship at 8:00 and 9:30 AM. And in between...at roughly 9 o'clock, we will pose for an old fashioned Church Picture in the CLC. Come for the Holy; stay for the Donut Holes!
On September 16 and throughout that week, we will resume our fall routines; worship at three hours AND on Wednesday! Faith Formation at 9:15 on Sunday AND Wednesday at 5:30 will unfold throughout our building, along with choirs, confirmation and youth groups, adult education; hot coffee and warm hospitality.
Finally this; I also remember not visiting the dentist for a number of years, and after awhile, I was embarrassed to go back. Lectures, guilt, pain...I knew it was coming! But it didn't. My dentist gave me a hug and said "Welcome Back!"
We are the Church together!
See you in Church,
|Worship & Music this Week|
Sunday, September 9 - Welcome Back Sunday
"First Things First" by Dawn Alitz, Diaconal Minister
Text: Mark 7:24-37
8:00 am Worship
9:30 am "The Edge" Contemporary Worship
Special Music: JuBellate (8:00 service)
Childcare available at all services.
|"Welcome Back Sunday" on September 9th
Registration continues for Faith Formation classes. Parents may register their children, ages 2 years through 12th grade, for Sundays at 9:15 am or Wednesday evenings. Classes start September 16th.
Summer worship times: 8:00 and 9:30 am
Mission and Ministry Fair: Energy! Excitement! Excellence! We grow spiritually as we find a place to serve.
All Congregation photo: Come to the CLC at 9:00 am and be in the photo for the cover of the new pictorial directory!
"Rally Sunday" on September 16th
We return to three worship services at 8:00, 9:15, and 10:30 am.
Faith Formation classes begin!
Register for Sunday School, Confirmation and Youth Groups!
Please register online at www.oslcstillwater.org. Register Now
Kingdom Choir starts this Wednesday, September 5th at 7 pm!
Yoga Devotion Deadline is September 10thA new eight week session of yoga will begin Saturday, September 15 through November 3. Classes are held in the Children's Gathering area and begin at 9 am. We need at least 10 prepaid participants (we have 7 registered as of today). Cost is $55.00. Address payment to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and place in drop box by the Welcome Desk.
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!
|Adult Faith Formation & Opportunities for Service|
|Hear the sermon and join the conversation!
Pastor Keith Lentz: "It's An Inside Job!" Click here
Check out the conversation on The Talking Pew! Click here
It's not too late to sign up for Financial Peace University!
Call the church office or sign up on the Welcome Desk. For details, check our website or contact Pastor Linda Friesen.
Girl's Night Out on September 14th
Take an evening and enjoy time with girlfriends (and meet some new girlfriends). On this first of four Girl's Night Out, we will watch the movie Chocolat, a 2001 award winning movie about a woman and her daughter who open a chocolate shop in a small French village and shake up the rigid morality of that community. After the movie, we will share conversation about it. We will begin at 7:00 pm here in Our Savior's youth room. Mark your calendar, put on your most comfortable clothes and take a break!
We are reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Join us at church for discussion!
Book of the Month Club on September 17th at 1 pm or 7 pm
|Early Childhood/Children & Family Ministry News|
Faith Formation classes start September 16th!
If your children will be taking part in faith formation classes this fall, please Sign Up Now!
Teachers & Leaders for Preschool / Elementary Classes
The Faith Formation team still needs leaders for our fantastic fall programming. Do you have a heart for children, organization, or any other gift that God is calling you to share? Teacher Training is scheduled for September 11 at 7 pm. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Dawn Alitz at 651-439-5704 ext. 23 or email@example.com.
FaithMarker for 2 yr old children on September 16th All families of two-year-old children are invited to attend the Family FaithMarker held during the regular Sunday morning education time at 9:15 am. We will begin our time together in the classroom and end in worship for a FaithMarker Blessing at the end of the service.
Hey CLUB 56er's! On Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 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!
|Youth & Family Ministry News|
MEA Getaway is Only 2 Months Away!
On October 20th-23rd, 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.
September 9th is Confirmation Student Recognition Sunday!
To all of our 8th grade students entering into confirmation this fall, this is your day! We simply ask that you and your family be here for either the 8 am or 9:30 am service so we are able to recognize you as you enter into our confirmation program. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information! See you then!
Painting the Youth Room!
As most of you may already know, we have started to give the youth room a bit of a facelift in preparation for this fall. Our next item on the list is to paint the room! If you would like to help paint, please tell Chad your availability to do so.
Faith Formation classes start September 16th!
If your youth will be taking part in faith formation classes, confirmation, or youth groups this fall, please Sign Up Now!
Still Need Confirmation Small Group Leaders!
New to leading? Returning leader? We want you to use your gifts in our program! We will be meeting on September 6th at 7 pm in the Youth Room to prepare for the coming year. Questions? Please contact Chad by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at 425-281-8315.
|Looking for clean soup and vegetable cans
We are looking for a few people to assist our Wednesday Meal Coordinator with cooking and serving our Wednesday Meals from 4:30-6:00 pm. For more information, contact Dawn at 651-439-5704, ext 23 or email@example.com.
The 14.6 oz size is best. Will be used for a Sunday School project so appreciate no sharp edges. A donation box will be outside of Kayla's office in the narthex.
Wednesday Meal Assistants
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