Holiday Food Baskets
Thanksgiving Food Drop-off Day is November 10th
How can we help our neighbors in need?
We collect food -- enough for 100 families for both Thanksgiving and Christmas..

This coming Sunday is drop off day for Thanksgiving Food Baskets. For shopping lists, see below.

This about the ways you can get involved. You may choose to ...
  • join with someone else to sponsor a family.
  • donate money for gift cards. This is important as grocery gift cards are provided for each family so they may purchase fresh food items.
  • volunteer by making phone calls.
  • bake cookies or wrap presents.
  • offer hospitality, shop, or check baskets.
  • donate food by placing it in the shopping cart.
  • donate money and let the basket committee do the shopping for you.

Click HERE to view the brochure. Want to see the shopping lists for the year? Click on THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS .

Questions? Click HERE to contact Jim & Marianne Harvey.
Sunday Events on November 10
Come and Worship
Blessing the Quilts
09:00 am Worship
09:00 am Godly Play
10:00 am Coffee Fellowship
10:00 am Adult Learning
10:00 am Kids Activities
10:00 am Sandwich Making
11:00 am Worship
12:00 pm Coffee Fellowship
05:00 pm Families Feeding Families
Blessing the Quilts
On Sunday during worship, we are blessing the beautiful quilts that our quilters, the OSLC Cover Ups have created. We know these quilts will bring warmth and comfort to many.
 
The Cover Ups are: Alma Knudsen, Leasha Brown, Claire Egtvedt, Hilkka Egtvedt, Andrea Kovalesky, Sharon Barrows, Pat Joramo, Margo Olson, Judy Kebbekus, Jackie Bacus, Alf Knudsen, Marilyn Bloomfield, Nancy Wood, and Dorothy Roalkvam.
Adult Learning on Sundays at 10am
Mental Wholeness Month
November 10
 
Erwin Saenz
Cocoon House

Will talk about what Cocoon House does in providing services for families in crisis and children displaced from their homes. 

OSLC helps support Cocoon House.

We meet in the Conference Room.  
This is Happening
Growing in Gratitude 2020
It’s been a year of blessings running over, with more to come! Advancing and sustaining God’s work through Our Savior’s depends on your generous financial support, volunteer hours and prayerful care.
 
Please consider making a Plan for Giving 2020 . There are many ways to give, from Electronic Funds Transfer through Give +, cash or checks, credit and debit card on our website or at church on the square. Please bring your Plan for Giving 2020 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2018 or mail it to the church office. The Church Council is hosting EveryOne for a Thank You brunch after worship.
 
However you choose to give, we pray that it will be a joyful response for all that God gives us.
Change for Change
Change for Change teaches kids in a tangible way how our giving helps others. Now through December, our kids are collecting coins to buy animals for needy families through the ELCA’s God’s Global Barnyard. Our Family & Friends Gathering folks are participating too—connecting kid to kid, so to speak. Will you share some of your Change Jar? Look for the bucket at Our Savior's.
Remembering Our Beloved

Memorial Service for Chuck Olson
Wednesday, November 20 at 1pm
We show our love and care as we gather together with family and friends to celebrate Chuck's life.
Video Documentary by Aaron Christopher:
"Ending the Silence:
Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church"
6:30pm Wednesday, November 13
The Adult Learning Committee and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion here at Our Savior’s are hosting a viewing of “Ending the Silence: Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church,” a feature length video on understanding and welcoming EveryOne. Potluck dinner at 6pm for those who can make it.
A series of classes is planned to follow the film. Starting on the Sundays in January, come and explore a social justice topic that has an impact on our church and community with  Dialogues On: Sexuality , an eight-week small group curriculum designed for adults. 
Our Savior's Seeks
a Part-time Volunteer Coordinator
We are grateful to Pam Karas for her service as our interim volunteer coordinator. She’ll be serving through November and we would like to have hired a new Coordinator by then! Help us discern and identify a new person for this important job in our community! Click HERE to contact Pastor David.
Jan Carlson's 80th Birthday!

We’re gathering to celebrate Jan Carlson’s 80th Birthday on Sunday November 17 at 12:15pm with soup and bread. All are welcome, we’re planning to have some fun Norwegian desserts, too. Please RSVP to Kaylene at 425-876-9588.
 
If you have a photo or memory you'd like to share of Jan, either email it to her nephew John at john-carlson@msn.com or bring it to the party!
Organist Halden Toy
Sunday, November 17 at 3pm
Organist Halden Toy, who resides in Marysville, has won numerous awards for his outstanding performances at the organ console. In 2014 he was one of eight finalists in the 5th International Organ Competition. At the age of 20, Toy was selected as one of DIAPASON'S 20 outstanding organists under 30 in 2014. Toy will be playing the Cosavant organ at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the installation of that instrument.

Click HERE for ticket information and purchase,
Do You Love to Garden?
This past Saturday, the regular Our Savior’s volunteer Grounds Crew was aided by additional volunteers to load another dumpster’s worth of leaves, cuttings and weeds to be hauled to Cedar Grove Composting for composting and recycling. In recent years the Grounds Crew has captured a lot of carbon by recycling nearly 90 tons of Our Savior’s yard waste.

The crew works a couple of hours per week, and they are looking for (younger) people who enjoy garden work and who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. If that sounds good to you, please contact crew leader Lloyd Townsend at 425.259.5257 for more information.
SHE Gathers
We gather together for conversation and community on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10am. Join us on November 17 in room 244
 
Women and Wine Event
Friday, 11/15 at 5pm
Port Gardner Bay Winery.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us! For more information click HERE to contact Arlene Anderson.
Sunday Morning Adult Learning
Mental Wholeness Month
November 17
Christine Vervitsiotis
Mental Health and Wellness Programs Manager, Homage

Will share about the mental health challenges faced by seniors. Such issues range from cognitive decline, depression, and chronic mental illnesses to triggering of historic trauma.
Full Sized Refrigerator Needed
The refrigerator / freezer in our rental house is not working and we need to replace it as soon as possible.

Do you have an extra refrigerator/freezer that you would like to donate? If so, please contact Rick Parchem by clicking HERE.
Families Feeding Families
Looking for a Second Sunday Coach
We need someone to oversee the making of sandwiches on the second Sunday of each month. Can you help? Click HERE to contact Pastor Parks for more details.
Godly Play Spoken Here
Kids' Sunday School During the 9am Service
The Godly Play leaders will escort the children from the sanctuary before the opening hymn. We ask parents to pick up their children after worship in the Fireside Room downstairs.

Prefer to stay in the sanctuary? Children's activity sheets and bags of crayons are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. The Littlest Lutherans Lookout is upstairs if needed.

Want more information about the Godly Play Foundation? Click HERE.
Kids' Activities at 10am
Littlest Lutherans
The Preschool through Elementary aged children will meet downstairs in room 102 with Lindsey Snyder for activities and art.

Kid's Ring & Sing
Following the 9am service and Sunday School, parents are invited to bring 3rd-5th grades to Ring & Sing in the sanctuary. Let by Lee Mathews, Roberta Foreman, and Lisa Egtvedt.
Amazon Wish List for Children's Ministry
We are excited to bring forward a lot of really great things for kids on Sunday mornings at Our Savior's! We are needing to stock items to create toolkits for children who remain in worship, build a prayground in the sanctuary, replace old items in the nursery and the Littlest Lutherans Lookout, as well as build up our Godly Play space. To make this happen, we have put together an Amazon Wish List. Peruse the list and select items you’d like to purchase, and they will be sent directly to Our Savior’s! Your gifts will help us make church more accessible to children of all ages! Anything helps, and we thank you for supporting the children of Our Savior's Lutheran Church!

To shop, just click on the Amazon icon below.
Prayground:
(n) A place for religious children, primarily Christian, to experience their faith in distinct ways that engage all senses.
There’s new excitement over including young children in worship. The Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Committee has been working to set up a “ Prayground ” in the sanctuary. With soft surfaces, soft toys, and a location near the front, toddlers and young children with their parents can learn, grow, and make connections with other worshippers. Children are a vital part of the community and we’re glad for the commitment to provide a special and safe space for these youngest ones and their parents. Would you like to help? Check out the Amazon Wish List { link here } and consider contributing an item to bring the Prayground to life.

The photo below is another example of a Prayground
Kids aged 0-4 years are welcome in the Nursery during both the 9am and the 11am services.

Lindsey Snyder at mrs.lindseysnyder@gmail.com is looking for volunteer helpers.
History Display
Come and take a look at the history of the music of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. You'll find in the hallway between the offices and the Fellowship Hall.
Camp Lutherwood Auction and Dinner
November 16 at 4pm at Our Savior's
Lutherwood is hosting a fundraising event that includes a silent auction and dinner. This event will help support the camp and its programs. Tickets are $50. To make a donation for the silent auction or to order a ticket, contact Camp Lutherwood by clicking HERE.
Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain receives prayers each week. Do you have a prayer concern? Add it to your yellow form on Sunday morning and we will pass it on to the team. Would you like to join the Prayer Chain? Contact Pam Karas by clicking HERE.
Need Help with Wheelchair, Walkers and Scooters?
  • Look for the designated spaces reserved for wheelchairs and scooters on the level floor along the stained-glass walls.
  • We can bring Holy Communion to you if you'd rather not navigate the aisle.
  • We can help fold and park walkers between the pews and keep the aisles clear.

We want to make sure EveryOne can participate, feel included, see the screen, enjoy the company of family and friends in worship. The ushers can help guide you to these areas.
EveryOne is Welcome
Our Savior's is a Welcoming Community. We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female" -Galatians 3:28. Christ has made us one. We are committed to extending this welcome to EveryOne without regard to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, age, socio-economic status, disability, political association, marital status, education or ethnic origin. God's reconciling love in Christ is at work in EveryOne. 
More Adult Learning
In addition to Adult Learning on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings,
we are happy to have the following study groups:
Women's Circle and Men in Mission
Leah Circle meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1pm, usually at Our Savior's in the Fireside Room. Our Bible Study comes out of "Gather" magazine, the ELCA women's ministry magazine. Each month we read the section in the magazine and the Bible references and discuss various questions. We'll have a copy of the magazine for you when you attend. No homework required, come and share your thoughts. We welcome newcomers and guests! For more information, contact Carolyn Otterness at 425.308.4552 or click HERE to contact her by email.

Men in Mission meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 8am. For more information, contact Ray Bowman at 425.478.2330 or click HERE to contact him by email.


Questions? Contact the Church Office for more information.
Money Matter$
Donating to Our Savior's

Thank you for your gifts in support of our church, including the many different ministries that the congregation helps like the Youth Trips, Family Events, Everett Rides, Food Baskets and Socktoberfest. We could not accomplish what we are able to without each and every one of you.If you have questions about signing up for online giving, contact Sheila Bartlett.

Did you know that over 100 households have signed up for automatic online giving through Give+ (formerly Simply Giving)? Throughout the year, your regular offering supports and sustains ministry ... even when you're away!

Click  HERE to sign-up or contact our Financial Secretary  Sheila Bartlett with questions about your giving or to sign up automatic online giving..

If you direct your giving through a financial institution, be sure to let them know that our address is: 215 Mukilteo Blvd. Everett WA 98203-2057.

Be sure to update your information if your credit card has expired.



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ELCA and NW WA Synod News
The Spirit by Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee

Click HERE to read the November issue of The Spirit
Did You Know?
Lutheran Disaster Response sends 100% of your donation to direct aid

This is possible because the administration costs are part of the infrastructure of our ELCA churchwide expression which is sustained by the mission support dollars from our ELCA congregations. To give or learn more, click HERE .

"Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God."
-- Isaiah 41:10

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Note These Upcoming Dates
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Food Baskets drop off on Sunday, 11/10
  • Video Documentary "Ending the Silence: Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church" on 11/13 at 6:30pm
  • Jan Carlson's 80th Birthday Celebration on 11/17 at 12:15pm
  • Port Gardner Bay Music Society Organ Recital on 11/17 at 3pm
  • Gratitude Sunday on 11/24 with ONE worship at 10am and Brunch for EveryOne at 11am.
  • Family & Friends Gathering on 11/24 at 4:30pm
  • Christmas Holiday Food Baskets drop off on Sunday, 12/8
  • Sunday School Christmas Program on 12/15
  • EveryOne Sunday on 12/22 with ONE worship at 10am followed by Smorgasbord Potluck
  • Christmas Eve Worship at 5pm, 7pm, 11pm
  • EveryOne Sunday on 12/29 with ONE worship at 10am



... and much more!

Donations and Support
Church Office
(425) 252 0413 

Office Hours:
8:30am to 1:30pm, MON--THUR
Closed Fridays
Schedule on Sunday Mornings

9am Worship with Holy Communion
9am Kids' Sunday School, Godly Play
10am Coffee Fellowship
10am Kids' Activities
10am Adult Learning
11am Worship
12pm Coffee Fellowship
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