Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

July 7, 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

Heartsong 11:15 AM

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

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

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Council Meeting 6:30 PM 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

"...when you call upon Me and come and pray to Me, I will hear you..." (Jeremiah 29:12)

One family in our parish has experienced the two extremes of life this week. The husband's mother died after a long illness last Sunday; his wife, then, gave birth to their new little daughter this Thursday. From death to life. This is the way it seems to go many times, isn't it?

But, shouldn't it be the other way around? We are born (given life), and then, we are gone (given death). The time-frame between these two parts of our lives vary. I have buried an infant, a toddler, and a handful of children over the years, as well as men and women in the younger stages of life on into their elder years.

How often have my prayers been for each one, each family, that God would hear our cries. Sometimes those cries were because of extreme heartbreak, and other times they were cries to "please take our loved one out of his/her misery." Both bear heartbreak-to be sure-but we believe and teach God hears us.

Jeremiah goes onto say that in our prayers, "When you search for Me, you will find Me-if you seek Me with all your heart." (Jer. 29:13)

This is a win-win situation for us. I cannot begin to describe or explain how God can do such a thing, but I do believe that God hears every prayer, every cry, every argumentative word, and every heartfelt heartache we offer to Him. When we pray, we are directly connected to God. There are no call waiting interferences; He hears us. This is what Jeremiah proclaims, and, I believe him.

We do not know what the plans for our lives are-(read verse 11)-but God does. Trust in Him and He will lead the way. Keep our faith focused upon His heart, and our welfare will play itself out-always-in the end-and it will be what is best for us and the world around us. Yep, that takes a lot of faith and trust!

And, to the Christian-yes-this is the way it is. We die, then we live. Our hope is based on the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Our faith accepts the truth that with death we are given the fuller amount of life, one that lasts forever.

How do we know this? Through prayer and regular bible reading - we are made aware of this. We also experience this confidence for this life because...

...God loves you, (everyday) and so do we!
Pastor Jim
Jesus Sends The Twelve

The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
the Paul & Rita Gregory family-upon the death of his mother, Annemarie, (in Texas) last Sunday, and, the birth of their daughter, Victoria Iris, on Thursday; Ken and Marcia Peters, as Ken is now under Hospice care at home; Fred Beckelhimer; Barbara Hovey; Larry Ecklund; Ken Farst; Kathleen Lowry; Charles Hudson; Pat Keffer; Barbara Gish; Phoebe Sand; Mary King; Otto Zinser; Penny Van Hooser; Kay Scheurer; John Paul Neas; Irene Ackley; Wendi Garrison

Family Members and Friends:   
Teresa Whetsell, Christa Dison's daughter; the family of Lee Plemmons; Kyle Cannon, Joni & Dale Cannon's son; Keith Fields, friend of Larry Ecklund; Branham Godsey; Alice Sulkowski; Bill & Selma Vickers; Rev. Gilers Wormer; Doug Buda; Lyssa & Andy Perry family; Linda Bessinger; Timmy Harper; Randy Combs; Susan Clements; John Bardsley; Betty Essmann; Marnie Peeks; Chedel Beck; Albert Rupolph; Abi Amato; Debbie Garrison; Marsha Millhorn; Beth Neas; Marlene Eisen; Jacob Dunlap

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

A Prophet Without Honor 

Jesus left there and went to his hometown,  accompanied by his disciples.  When the Sabbath came,  he began to teach in the synagogue,  and many who heard him were amazed. 
"Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing?  Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon?  Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. 
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home."   He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on  a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.   Calling the Twelve to him,  he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.
These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff-no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.  Wear sandals but not an extra shirt.  10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.  11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
12 They went out and preached that people should repent.  13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

Mark 6:1-13


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