Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

September 8, 2018

This Sunday 
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Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee, will offer two communion services. 

Traditional Service 9:00 AM

Heartsong 11:15 AM

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM
Monday, September 10, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Council Meeting 6:30 PM 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Underground Huddle 6:00 PM
Heartsong Band 6:30 PM
Choir Practice 7:00 PM 
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

Labor of Love

"Serve the Lord with celebration! Come before Him with shouts of joy! " (Psalm 100:2, CEB)

Service with a smile.

That's what many business owners teach their workers. In my opinion, no one seems to do it better than the young folks who work at Chik-Fila!

The catch phrase used most these days by waiters and salespeople is "My pleasure!"

Labor Day has come and gone. Pumpkin spice lattes are on the increase (even though it is still really hot outside). We even have a couple of pumpkin decorations out already at the house! And now, "God's Work. Our Hands" Sunday" is upon us!

It's a first for us at OSLC although the ELCA has been doing this Sunday for a number of years now. We are ready. We are ready to offer service with a smile, even when the task that's before us is hard work and we might be a bit unsure of how we will accomplish the tasks!

This GW.OH. Sunday is meant to be a labor of love. It's meant to help us do two things; [1] Practice what is preached on Sundays; and, [2] give back to the community.

This Sunday, over 30,000 ELCA Lutherans will gather for worship (we at 9 a.m.) and then venture afterwards to the tasks at hand. We'll be power washing and window cleaning; yard trimming and brush removing; we will be planting and mulching. We will be visiting nursing home residents with specially made cards by our youth; we will be writing thank-you notes to all of our emergency skilled personnel in the city; we will make blankets for the cold months ahead for the homeless; and, we will be making "blessing bags" that contain nutritious food for children who may miss meals on weekends (many get hot meals at school Monday through Friday).

It will be a labor of love.

Today, say a prayer for this Sunday. It's a first for us so we are somewhat unsure. But with God by our side, it will be a day of celebration and one filled with shouts of great joy!

And, what a great way to share with others the good news that..
God loves you, and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Jesus Casts Out Demon

The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Larry Ecklund; Josiah Flint; Barbara Gish; Kay Scheurer; John Paul Neas;  Jean Loveday; Irene Ackley; Ken & Phyliss Farst; Kathleen Lowery; Charles Hudson; Kasey Sorenson; Pat Keffer; Mary King; Otto Zinser; Penny Van Hooser; Wendi Garrison

Family Members and Friends:   
Marjorie Schaefer and family for the death of Fr. (Dr.) Harry Schaefer; Albert Rudolph; Walter Schlic, Pam Ross' father;  Ed Spearse; Branham Godsey; Bill & Selma Vicars; John Bardsley; Joseph Proctorm, grand-nephew of Tom & Susan Marshall; Geri Kirkland, Mike's sister-in-law; Alice Sulkowski; Jennifer Keegan, daughter of Karin McCoy; Randy Combs; Evalena Meredith; Marnie Peeks; Drew Myers; Laura Gill; Chedel Beck;  Amanda Jackson; Ryan Nesseth; Corky Hibbett; Bob & Debbie McGee; Mark Mullinax; Jim Bailey, Mike Murray; Marlene Eisen; Marge Bacon; Margie Hubbard; Scott Anderson; Peggy Howe; Earlene Kerley; Rev. Giles Van Wormer; Beverly Schlie; Abi Amato; Debbie Garrison; Josh & Alice Nunn; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Marsha Millhorn; Beth Neas

Military Service Members: 
Chance Johnson (Army); Nick Harris (Air Force)
Friends And Family: 
Lester E. McKinney, Airman 1st Class;   Andrew Acuna (Army), husband of Kandess Acuna and son-in-law of Shirley Boyle; Cade Hall (Navy) grandson of the Beckelhimers; Nick Hodge (Air Force) friend of the Flints; Chase Estep (Marines) brother of Clint Estep; David Guck (Marines) friend of Pat Wolf; Lester E. McKinney; Michael Hudson, Coast Guard, son of Chuck & Carol Hudson
Gospel Of The Week

Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman's Faith 

24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[a]  He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.  25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit  came and fell at his feet.  26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
27 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."
28 "Lord," she replied, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
29 Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man 

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre  and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee  and into the region of the Decapolis.[b]   32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk,  and they begged Jesus to place his hand on  him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit  and touched the man's tongue.  34 He looked up to heaven  and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!"(which means "Be opened!").  35 At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.  37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."

Mark 7:24-37


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