How to Prepare for Ash Wednesday
7pm Wed. Feb. 17 Live Stream Ash Wednesday and Holy Communion
Get the link HERE and live on Facebook.
Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance. We hear Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. During Lent, the people of God reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The ashes are a sign of our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning; washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.
7pm February 17— March 24
Holy Communion and personal stories of things lost and things found in the wake of the challenges of the last year. We hear from:
  • Jordan Stephens, Mom and Attorney
  • Matt Dougherty, Dad and Electrical Engineer
  • Phil Dykema, Tenor and Microbiologist
  • Jackie Knopf, Grandma and retired teacher
  • Claire Dobler, Sister and Acct Manager
  • Bob Dobler, Dad and Developer
  • Jay Cook, Dad and Chief Med Officer
Renew you Credit and Debit Cards for Give +
It’s that time of year again and many of us have cards expiring and renewing. You will want to be sure your new information is current for Simply Giving/Give+ go to the website, open the “give” tab and click on “donate.” Sheila Bartlett can help! We want to be sure that your gifts continue to support our mission.
It might also be a good time to consider an adjustment to the amount and/or frequency of your offering. The need is real! Your gifts help us maintain and grow our outreach and ministry.

Drive Through Abundance
Members and friends donated almost $1,000 in cash and piles of hats, gloves, jackets and socks to Families Feeding Families (Our Savior's partnership with Everett Hot Meals Coalition.) Thanks! People had pancakes and contributed to preschool scholarships too!
Remembering Sally Winkel
Many remember Sally and Pastor Bob Winkel. News came last week of her death on Monday, Feb 1. Pastor Parks has been in touch with him, shared our care and prayers. Bob served here at Our Savior’s for about twelve years before retiring in 2000.

He would welcome your cards and notes of encouragement. Madrona House 8800 Madison Ave North #134; Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

“Lord, now let your servant depart in peace according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which you have prepared before the face of all people; To be a light to the Nations and to be the glory of thy people Israel.”
Thanks for the Participation in Sunday's Congregational Meeting
Sunday brought together members and friends of Our Savior’s to celebrate the generosity and special appeals for 2020. We gave thanks for the contributions to Families Feeding Families, the Holiday Food Basket Drive, Quilts, Local Kids and School Supplies, the Sanctuary Lighting Campaign and a number of local partnering agencies. Thousands were shared for our neighbors and for people in need all over the World.
Our 2021 Operating Budget
Members approved the Council’s recommended spending plan for the year. The budget is set at $530,400. It is very similar to 2020 and
  • Maintains our commitment to the Synod
  • Compensates the Associate Pastor for the entire year
  • Keeps existing staffing
  • Reflects adjustments in anticipated facility income and utilities
  • Adds a line item for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Thanks for the meeting. Thanks for your part in financially supporting the ministry and outreach of Our Savior’s!
Gratitude and Thanks to Our Savior's Lutheran Church!
Click to hear a message from Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee and the Synod
Change for Change
Change for change turns our coins into life-giving change for families in need through the ELCA Hunger program. Our change buys pigs, goats, bees, trees, farm tools—all things to help families be self-sufficient. 
Please share part of your change jar!

Thanks to all who are starting to bring in their piggies and/or their change! This is from preschool. 
“The Faith we Share: Learning from Our
Jewish and Muslim Friends”
Join online,10 am on Sundays via ZOOM March 7, 14, and 21.  The course explores beliefs and practices we hold in common with other faith traditions. Click HERE for class description. For more information or to register contact: Rev. Rick Rouse or the church office
Looking for Help with Interior Painting and Repairs
There are spots here at church in the Sanctuary and Commons that need patching, painting and some simple wood working. How about you? Call us in the Church Office 425.252.0413 if you have a few hours to share. 
Mark your calendar for our QALCW Lenten Brunch via Zoom!
Led by Rev. Deb Squires, and celebrate Communion together.  Please RSVP by February 17 at this link. We hope you can join us! Any questions, call Candy Mathes @ 206-919-7330. Click HERE for the Women of the ELCA newsletter Echo.
What's Happening at Preschool?
Registration Dates
Current enrolled students registration date:
8:30am - 1pm Wednesday, February 24
Open Enrollment to public:
9am - 12 noon, Thursday, March 4

OSLC members and Preschool Committee members may register after February 1.

Since September Our Savior's Lutheran Preschool has been operating safely with our enhanced cleaning standards, cooperative preschool families, our amazing staff (we're so grateful) and lots of prayers.

Email: Debbie Cooper for more information.
Attention First, Second and Third Graders!
Kids Klub is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm to 3pm. Email: Debbie Cooper for more information.
Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Now that our region has entered into phase two of the Healthy Washington Road to Recovery plan, we are exploring options for holding in-person meetings for all youth in 6-12 grades.

Contact Taryn Hauglie, Director of Children, Youth, and Family ministries for more about ways kids can connect.
Help Kids Learn to Read
Fe y Esperanza (Faith and Hope) Latino Ministry in Everett is looking for older youth and adults to assist with tutoring. No experience necessary.

Due to limited education and English language barriers, parents often struggle to assist with homework. Commitment is an hour to an hour-and-a half a week.

We’re also looking for someone who can send weekly email reminders of our tutoring sessions and supervise the Zoom gatherings.

For more information please email pastor Arhiana Shek Dill at or call 425.312.3795. Thank you/gracias for considering supporting Latino kids and their learning in our community. 
"Dialogues On Sexuality"
Course description HERE
Books are available for a suggested donation of $10 and may be picked up at the church office.

Now through February 28, online Sundays at 10am. (11:45am for Feb. 7)
Facilitator, Carol Good
The World and the Congregation
Needs Your Peace 
We have been delighted to see the selfie video expressions of peace from the members and friends of Our Savior’s. There have been grandmothers, toddlers, teenagers and pets! Grab your phone, set it to video, hold it in landscape orientation, smile and say “God’s Peace to You!”

We’re collecting these for worship because they bless all those who share online. Your face, your greeting and your willingness to share is a powerful gift and helps in these crazy days of COVID 19. 
100 Tons!
Over the years, 100 tons of leaves, branches and fallen debris around the church have been scooped up by hard working volunteers and donated to a local compositing sight. Thank You!
Families Feeding Families and Hot Meals Coalition Serves the Community
Thank you to all the volunteers who serve our neighbors in need each week.
Check out the Latest Edition of Godly Play
"The Ark and the Tent"
Email Taryn Hauglie if you would like to be on the distribution list and Lindsey Snyder with any questions or needs!
More Members and Friends are Using Text-to-Give

After an easy, one-time sign-up, you can make contributions from your phone. Make a regular offering or recurring offering.

The COVID 19 crisis makes your offerings even more important to us. Please share a contribution to regular offering by clicking on the red banner below.
There's a way to make a one-time gift or set up an automatic donation to sustain ministry. Please contact our Financial SecretarSheila Bartlett with questions about your giving.

Mail a gift to 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd, Everett, WA 98203.
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