Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

February 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, February 10, 2019

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

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

Prayer Shawl 10:00 AM 

Wednesday, February 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, February 14, 2019

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

"By the grace of God, I am what I am." (I Corinthians 15:10)

We all have our opinions; we all bear our own grudges and prejudices. We live in a time and space where there are so many influences (good and bad) we cannot even begin to imagine them all.  Sometimes they seem to overwhelm us.

And yet, it is not by what I have achieved or what I have gained through my own work, wit, or wisdom. I am what I am ONLY  by the grace of God.  St. Paul makes it perfectly clear.

So - smile. Grit your teeth. Grin and bear it.   When a choice is needed by you, make it a compassionate one. It is by God's grace that we are saved and His grace that we must reflect toward everyone else in the world.  Without grace we are totally and completely lost. We cannot find our own way to God. But what Jesus did on the cross has set us free to be His children. We are who we are because of what God has done to set us free!

It is a free gift to us all. And because of Christ, it's what makes us who we are:  forgiven and loved.

Never forget - God loves you and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Jesus Calls Peter

The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Annabelle Mason (now at Cornerstone Village, Room #515); Kay Scheurer; Becky Hamilos; Debbie Garrison; Cheryl Milliken; Barbara Diehl; Frank Lau; Ken & Phyliss Farst; John Paul Neas; Frank Cunningham; 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:   
Jim Ackley (knee surgery); John Carpenter, Susan Reaves' son-in-law; Pastor Sterling Nelson & his wife, Pat; Brent Farmer; Dustin Peeks; Nancy Wilde, friend of Andrew Reagan; Family of Eugene Oheler; Dorothy Stephens, Tedd's mother; Joy Burns, Tedd Stephen's sister; Donald Pennell; Craig Pennell, uncle & cousin of Travis; Eduard & Wilifred Bober, Karin McCoy's brothers; Albert Rudolph;  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; Abi Amato; 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 Calls His First Disciples 

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God.   He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.  He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." 
Simon answered, "Master,  we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything.  But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.   So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"   For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,  10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid;  from now on you will fish for people."  11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:1-11


Famlies     Christopher, Erin, and Rebecca Rudd; Mary King.

Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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