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Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

October 6, 2018

This Sunday 
OSLC Choir

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

Traditional Service 9:00 AM

Sunday School 10:15 AM

Heartsong 11:15 AM

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Friends in Grief 10:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM 
Monday, October 8, 2018

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

Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Underground Huddle 6:00 PM
Heartsong Band 6:30 PM
Choir Practice 7:00 PM 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

"The Cross"
"...but we proclaim Christ crucified..." I Corinthians 1:23a

What DOES the cross mean to us in this day and time?

Is it just ornamentation that hangs from a chain around our necks or from a small hoop earring? Is it simply a cool design on an elaborate T-shirt? Does it simply identify the faith of a certain building as it adorns the highest point of the roof line?
Does the fact that the cross points both upward, downward, and outward have any significance in its meaning for us?

So what, then, is the big deal about the cross of Jesus Christ?
Many thousands died on crosses back in the biblical days. So, what's One more?
The cross - for the Roman government - was used to warn, threaten, and put fear in the populace of what would certainly happen to others if they acted out treasonous acts. It seemed to be a great deterrent to that kind of malicious behavior!

The symbol of the cross may well be one of the most recognized symbols in the world, next to the American flag, the "moon and star" Islamic symbol, McDonalds' arches, Coca Cola insignia, and Kentucky Fried Chicken caricature of Colonel Harland Sanders..

That God would not spare even His only begotten Son to show the depth of His love for the world - to allow Jesus to die on that decadent cross in an excruciatingly humbling death - would be both the most ridiculous and yet most courageous gesture that God could ever do for humanity.

"Christ crucified" points to the most powerful work ever done for the world. In its ultimate humility and degradation, God shows the truest power of all: love. A love that cannot be defeated or replaced; a love that cannot be controlled by any human source, for, it comes completely from God Himself.

The cross. Not just any cross. The Cross of Christ. Oh, you don't have to fully understand why, other than the fact that it is a constant reminder that...
...God loves you and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Suffer The Children To Come Unto Me

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Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Brenda Snyder; Larry Ecklund; Kay Scheurer; Jean Loveday; Josiah Flint; John Paul Neas; 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:   
Judy Wurm (Faith Akin's mother) Teresa Whetsell (Christa Dison's daughter, Dianan Duncan's sister);Alice Sulkowski;  Bob Shurr; Donald Pennell (cancer); Craig Pennell (car accident) uncle & cousin of Travis Pennell;  Eduard & Wilifred Bober, Karin McCoy's brothers; Albert Rudolph; Walter Schlic, Pam Ross' father; 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; all those still affected by Hurricane Florence

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

Some Pharisees  came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
"What did Moses command you?" he replied.
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away." 
"It was because your hearts were hard  that Moses wrote you this law,"Jesus replied.  "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'[a]   'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b]  and the two will become one flesh.'[c]  So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.  11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.   12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery." 

The Little Children and Jesus

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.  14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."   16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Mark 10:2-16


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Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

Our Vision
We love God and neighbor, so that all people will be disciples.