Today is the Deadline to Sign up for the Family Skate
Sunday, January 12, 2:30--4:30pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of FREE ice skating for the entire family at the Everett Community Ice Rink at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. All ages and all levels of skating welcome. Not a skater? No worries, grab a cup of hot cocoa and watch and visit with others.

Planning to come?
The deadline to let Taryn Hauglie know is Thursday, January 9. Email her right away by clicking HERE .
Sunday Events on January 12
Come and Worship

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
02:30 pm Family Skate
05:00 pm Families Feeding Families
Adult Learning on Sundays
Dialogues on Sexuality
Sundays at 10am, through February 16


God’s grace and love came to us in a human body that first Christmas. The birth of Jesus is an affirmation of our own physical form. We live, we love, we hurt, we feel and we heal as beings created in the image of God. Sometimes in our history as the Church, we have understood and celebrated that very well. Sometimes in our history, however, this gift has been abused. Join us as we gain insight into key topics like patriarchy and the Church, women's sexuality and the church, sex and marriage, and why language matters when talking about sexuality. Explore unique perspectives and experiences by reading opinions from leading voices on this topic. Books are available for a suggested donation of $12. We meet in the Conference Room at 10am.

Facilitator, Carol Good
This is Happening
Acolyte Training
Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30pm!
Open to all students 3rd grade and older who would like to learn how to be an acolyte for worship services this coming year, or those who simply want a refresher course.
 
To RSVP, email Taryn Hauglie , Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry by clicking on her name.
Kids and Holy Communion
Teaching Children about the Sacrament
Wednesdays on February 5 and February 12 at 6:30pm
Sessions for the Whole Family. We'll bake bread and squish grapes together.
Planning to attend? Sign up on a yellow slip or email Pastor David .
Newcomer Mini Retreat
Saturday, February 1 from 9am -- Lunch, Commons
Are you contemplating membership at Our Savior’s? Save the date! We are planning a Newcomer Mini Retreat on one Saturday morning in February. In that session, we’ll share together about the unique ways that Lutherans live out their Christian faith and explore some of the particulars about our own congregation. Come at 9am and stay for lunch. Planning to attend? Let us know on your yellow slip or email Pastor David by clicking HERE . Let us know if you will need child care.
SHE Gathers
Sunday, January 19 at 10am
We gather together for conversation and community on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10am. Join us next Sunday on January 19 in room 244.

S haring H ealing E ncouraging
Finance Forum
Sunday, January 19 at 10am
Members of the Council will host an informational forum on the proposed 2020 Operating Budget of the Congregation. We expect adjustments to payroll and staffing, utilities and contributions in the coming year. Come to share in the discussion!
Annual Meeting on January 26
One Worship Service at 10am
Annual Meeting at 11am
We look forward to gathering to deliberate the 2020 Operating Budget of the Congregation. We anticipate that drafts will be distributed ahead of the meeting for your preview. Thanks for your commitment to the Mission and Ministry of the Church!
Acts Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Come at 6pm and share a meal at the potluck and stay for the Bible Study. We meet in the Conference Room. Facilitator: Leasha Brown.

January 15: The Empowering Spirit
January 22: The Spirit on the Margins
January 29: The Conversion of Peter
February 5: World Upside Down
February 12: A Riot in Ephesus
February 19: On Trial for the Resurrection
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? Grab a toolkit near the back of the sanctuary. In them, you’ll find items to help your little one take in the worship service: water motion toys, dry erase boards, finger puppets, puzzles, and activity sheets for them to draw and color, and much more! Spark Story Bibles are also conveniently located in each pew for children to be able to follow along in service. 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.
Groceries to Help the Hungry
Right Here in Our Neighborhood
When you bring food and place it in the shopping cart through the month of April, it is picked up the Everett Family Support Center and Familias Unidas. The food is given to hungry people in our own neighborhood who are in need. A list of needs is in the cart, on the table in the back of the sanctuary; or you can get it by clicking HERE .  
Amazon Wish List for Children's Ministry
We are beyond grateful for all the support we’ve received in gifts from our Amazon Wish List! Our Godly Play program is off to an incredible start. Story Bibles in the pews and our Toolkits have been a fabulous addition to our worship life, and we look forward to installing our Prayground in the near future. We are still in need of items to improve on these initiatives; please consider checking out what’s still needed on the list by clicking HERE You may also donate toward wish list items on Sunday morning on our Square.

To shop, just click on the Amazon icon below.
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.
Worship Leaders Coordinator
Sherrie Fletcher is our Coordinator for Worship Leader Volunteers. People are signing up to serve communion, read the lessons, usher and host at the Cafe.
 
Click HERE to email Sherrie if you'd like to help, need training, or would like more information.
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.
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 groups:
Women's Circle, Men in Mission, SHE Gathers
Leah Circle
The 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
The 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.

SHE Gathers
What is SHE about? She is S haring, H ealing, E ncouraging.
Why does SHE Gather? She Gathers for many reasons, including: prayer, conversation, creating, nurture, exploring, support. All women are welcome, participants meet on the third Sunday of the month at 10am in room 244. Leaders are Kate Forrester , Arlene Anderson , and Carol Good . Click on their names to email them with questions.

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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No worries! We are happy to send them to you.

Do you give through electronic giving or online banking?
Do you find yourself recycling the envelopes you receive by mail?
Let the church office know by clicking HERE. Office Manager Beth Hansen can remove your address from the mailing list so you won't receive unwanted mail.
ELCA and NW WA Synod News
The Spirit by Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee

Click HERE to read the January 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
Click HERE to read the 1/8/2020 Situation Report: Wildfire in Australia

Click HERE to read the 1/8/2020 Situation Report: Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia
Note These Upcoming Dates
  • Family Ice Skating on 1/12 from 2:30-4:30pm
  • Family & Friends Gathering on 1/19 at 4:30pm
  • Martin Luther King Day 1/20, preschool and office are closed
  • Welcome Sunday on 1/26
  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation on 1/26 at 11am, following worship
  • Port Gardner Bay Music Society presents: "The Classics and All That Jazz" on 1/26 at 3pm
  • Newcomer Retreat on 2/1 at 9am



... and much more!

Donations and Support
Church Office
(425) 252 0413 

Office Hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm, MON--THUR
8:30am to 12:30pm FRI
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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