Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

March 9, 2019

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, March 10, 2019

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Council Meeting 6:30 PM 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

Lent 1

"...say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.'" (Psalm 91:20

Lent can be a time of turbulent peace. To get to the quiet, one has to bear the burdens of stress and other discomforts. Maybe it's as simple as giving up foods that we like for forty days, or, we take up something more strenuous during that time. The rumbling of stomachs and the stretching of muscles not used in a while can bring distress, however temporary they may be.

But why do we do all this "turbulence?"

Who do we seek to please or appease with all this action or all this absence thereof?
Why do we go to so much trouble?

Such disciplines were created long ago to help cleanse the heart, mind, body, and soul for a little while. During Lent, hopefully, it creates a sense of simpler life and openness to something new. By laying aside "old habits" or even old, more ancient rituals that may have lost their original purpose and meaning, we open ourselves up to the newness that the Holy Spirit can offer us.

It's been four days now since Lent began. It's not too late to start something now. Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, so, why not consider a deeper prayer life, or, reading more from our Bibles or a totally new devotional book? What about after reading a few bible verses, then taking a walk (no thanks to all the rain lately, sorry)? This way new and inviting thoughts can enter in and change the normal patterns of our lives, some of which might be very exciting and challenging.   Others, very needful.

Maybe these disciplines are to create a sort of new refuge for God to dwell within us.   Maybe these new ways of living could make clearer to us how God does deliver us from the troubles of this world in which we live. Prayerfully, give it a try. Let the Holy Spirit have a chance to help you through these days.

And, in all your thoughts, never forget: God loves you and so do we!
Pastor Jim
Temptation Of Jesus

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Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Carl Snyder, as we host a service of the Celebration of Life and Resurrection for his wife, Brenda Ann Snyder (Sunday at 3 p.m.); David Grazier; John Willis, Annabelle Mason; Kay Scheurer; Barbara Diehl; Frank Lau; Ken & Phyliss Farst; John Paul Neas; Frank Cunningham; Debbie Garrison; Kathleen Lowry; Brenda Snyder; Larry Ecklund; Josiah Flint; Barbara Gish; Jean Loveday; Irene Ackley; Charles Hudson; Kasey Sorenson; Pat & Ralph Keffer; Mary King; Penny Van Hooser; Wendi Garrison

Family Members and Friends:   
Jeff Cornelius; Betty Essmann, Becky Hamilos' mother; Pastor Sterling Nelson & his wife, Pat; Alice Sulkowski; Brent Farmer; Beth Neas; Craig Roberts; Karl Schaeffer, live transplant; Todd Parker, cancer; Ada bareika, Jackie Stamm's mother, Neil Bass, Paul's brother; Duwtin, Marnie, and Mallory Rose Peeks; =Nancy Wilde, friend of Julia Luabach; Andrew Reagan; Doug Buda; Scott Anderson, Rose Klix's son; Ryan Nesseth; Sheryl & Kelly Stephens; Donald Pennell; David Hendrickson; Rev. Giles Van Wormer;; Chedel Beck; Abi Amato; Marlene Eisen

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 Is Tested in the Wilderness 

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,  left the Jordan  and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,  where for forty days  he was tempted[a] by the devil.  He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God,  tell this stone to become bread."
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone.'[b]" 

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.   And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me,  and I can give it to anyone I want to.  If you worship me, it will all be yours."

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'[c]"
The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here.  10 For it is written:
"'He will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you carefully;

11 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'[d]"
12 Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'[e]"
13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

Luke 4:1-13


Famlies   Brandi Flint, Harmoni & Justis Metcalf, Erma Booker

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Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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