Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

November 14, 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 Service 11:15 AM

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Faith Club 10:00 AM
Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Friendship Sunday
Blood Drive 8:00 AM
Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Heartsong Worship 11:15 AM
Confirmation Class 2:30 PM 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Hannah Circle 1:00 PM
Health & Wellness Meeting 7:00 PM

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lutheran Ladies Lunch 10:00 AM
Walk And Talk 11:00 AM
Zunfrtptivlrdge Thanksgiving Dinner 6:00 PM 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NewSense Deadline
Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Heartsong Band 6:00 PM
Choir Practice 6:45 PM 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Faith Club 10:00 AM
Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM

"The Apple of My Eye" 

"Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings."  (Psalm 17:8)

"In Old English, the pupil of the eye (the round dark center) was called the "apple."  It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple (a piece of fruit).  When you look at someone, their reflection appears in your pupil. So, if someone is the 'apple of your eye,' he or she is someone that you look at a lot and enjoy seeing." (copied from the Urban Dictionary).

Here's another interpretation:  "the phrase 'apple of my eye' refers in English today to something or someone that one cherishes above all others." (copied from Wikipedia).

What is the "apple of your eye"?  Is it your significant other? Is it your children or your grandchildren? Or, is it someTHING else in your life?

You are the "apple in God's Eye."  He loves you more than you will ever know.  He hides you constantly in the shadow of His wings; He watches over you all the time. 
Trust in His love for you, And you will find that God becomes "the apple of your eye" as well.  It's where He belongs!

Look for Him.  He is all around you.
And never forget -- God loves you, and, so do we!
Your friend in Christ,
Pastor Jim
The Pharisee and The Tax Collector

The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for Members:
Maggie Flint, recent auto accident (had surgery on a broken arm 11-12-19); family of Steve Smith upon his death, (remember his wife, Jill; Rachel, daughter; Ryan, son);  Kathy Robinson; Carl Snyder; Pat Petti; Pat Wolf; Prudy Zinser; Ken & Barbara Diehl; Larry & Janet Ecklund; Carolyn Parrish; Ken & Phyliss Farst;; Fred Hossler; Kasey Sorenson; Berla Smith; Cindy and Scott Gibson; Charles Hudson; Barbara Gish; Mary King; John Paul Neas; Pat & Ralph Keffer; Debbie Garrison; Wendi Garrison

Family Members and Friends:   
David Wurm (Faith Akin's father); Holly Faux (Dee & Parnell Freeman's daughter); Mary Lou Hawk; Alice Barnett; Vernon Crawford; Jeff Cornelius; Betty Essmann, Alice Sulkowski; Beth Neas; Craig Roberts; Todd Parker, cancer; Ada Bareika, Jackie Stamm's mother, Neil Bass, Paul's brother; Dustin, Marnie, and Mallory Rose Peeks; Nancy Wilde, friend of Julia Luabach; Andrew Reagan; Doug Buda; Ryan Nesseth; Rev. Giles Van Wormer; Chedel Beck; Marlene Eisen

Military Service Members: 
Nick Harris (Air Force)
Friends And Family: 
William Compton (Shane & Hannah's nephew - USAF); Andrew Acuna (Shirley Boyle's son-in-law;) Jonathan Warren (Army Ranger); Matt Hagy (Ranger), Wessner family friend; Lester E. McKinney (Air Force); Andrew Acuna (Army), Kandess Acuna's husband and son-in-law of Shirley Boyle; Cade Hall (Navy) Beckelhimer's grandson; Nick Hodge (Air Force); David Guck (Marines) Pat Wolf's friend; Michael Hudson (Coast Guard) Chuck & Carol Hudson's son.
Gospel Of The Week
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times  

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,  "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another;  every one of them will be thrown down."

"Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"
He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.   When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."

10 Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.   11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. 
12 "But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.  13 And so you will bear testimony to me.   14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.   15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.  16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.  17 Everyone will hate you because of me.  18 But not a hair of your head will perish.  19 Stand firm, and you will win life.

Luke 21:5-19

Families  Robert & Cheryl Milliken; Ann, Hannah, Leah Godsey

Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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