Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

October 22,2016

This Sunday 
OSLC Choir

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee, will offer Holy Communion Service 9:00 AM, Sunday School at 10:00 AM and Heartsong at 11:00 AM.
A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Heartsong Service 11:00 AM

Monday, October 24, 2016

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Cover Girls 10:00 AM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Grief class to lunch 11:45 AM

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Underground Huddle 6:00 PM
Heartsong Band 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir 7:00 PM
Katie Circle 10:30 PM

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, October 28, 2016

Walk/Talk 10:00 AM
Evening Grief Class 6:00 PM
Trunk or Treat 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Heartsong Service 11:00 AM
Reformation Service 4:00 PM

Monday, October 31, 2016

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Cover Girls

"Justified by faith"

Luke 18:9-14

Two people came to church one day to pray.

Because it was his tradition, the first entered the nave and stood to pray.

"You have blessed me and my family with many good things. I, in turn, have met the letter of the law each day, did everything it has commanded, thus, the reason for such blessings." He smiled at himself as he left the church, with his head held high, so high he didn't notice the other person walking into the narthex, literally knocking him down in the process.

The other person, whose habits rarely brought him to church, got up, brushed himself off, and entered the nave, knelt at the altar, with his head in shame, all but too ashamed to lift his eyes to the altar. He cried "I'm a no good sinner! Can you find it in your heart to forgive me, Lord, even for things I do over and over again?"

As we move into the week that leads up to Reformation Sunday, ask yourself: "How do God's children get to heaven?"

Is it based only on the following of the law and nothing else?

Or, is it based on an imperfect faith?

Is it based on the honest pride of doing good things?

Or, is it in the humility of each day's self examination?

Is it about just focusing on those who love you?

Or, is it about focusing on those who may not regard you as equal (and vice versa)?

In this Sunday's Gospel, the answer to the question is, "To get into heaven" one only needs to have faith in Jesus, deficient trust as it may be!"

You are imperfect, but you are loved.

By faith, you ARE saved.

God does love you, and so do we!

Pastor Jim
Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector
Coming Up at OSLC   
Monday and Wednesday
 -downstairs - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parish Nurse "Ministries In Motion":
Thursdays, Yoga - 6:30 p.m. Downstairs Youth Room (please bring your own mat); Fridays, "Walk and Talk" - prayer devotion and "Chair Yoga."

"We Are One Church Together":
Copies of the OSLC Vision plan are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall for your viewing.  Please be sure to pick up your copy.

Nursery Helpers:  
Remember that we can always use nursery volunteers each week!  Sign up on the bulletin board in the nursery hallway.  Thanks!

Time and Talents:
 Forms have been mailed out.  If you still haven't returned them, please return them to the church ASAP!  Thanks!
The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for:
Barbara Gish, Pat Tomita; Julie Witham; Berla Smith; Sharon Raye; Bill Brooks; Mary King; Rev. Dennis Hamm; Mary Ostermeyer; Pat Keffer; Otto Zinser; David & Martha Herting; Penny Van Hooser; Janet Ecklund; John Stafford; Kay Scheurer; John Paul Neas; Irene Ackley; Phoebe Sand; Janice Knipp; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison; Lori Markstrom

Family Members and Friends:   
Thad Efird; Lee Rolman, Orville Proffitt's sister; Shirley Harris, mother of Jimmy Guinn; Beverly VanRiel; Shannon Arias; Joyce Sweeney; Justin Keffer, Debbie Garrison; Jeremy Downes; Doug Davidson; Gus Johnson; Steve Baline; Brad Whitson; Graham Hurter; Bill Reese; Dr. Roger Rundbaken; Rev. Albert Sunderwirth; Alice Sulkowski; Jason Rakel; Carey Outen; Sharon Neuhaus; Haskel Sykes; Reese Creasy; Rev. Willis Bowers; Josh & Alice Nunn; Ann Carter; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Mark Mullinex; Linda Linden; Bonita Martin; Taylor Miller; Jim Ackley; Preston Burke; Robin Barnett; Eve Hargrave; Mark Singleton; Bob Fetterolf; Betty Essmann; Chris Toft; Marsha Millhorn; Carmen Yoder; Jessica Mowell; Beth Neas; Karen Winter; Al Rudolph; Rev. Jim Simpson; Jim Aderhold; Richard Williams; Mable Randolph; Ashley & David Nipper

Military Service -  Friends and family:
Chance Johnson (Army); Nick Harris (Air Force).
Friends and family: 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; Adam Beier (Army) nephew of Carolynn Bailey.

Thought for the Month
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him." ~ Psalm 34:8

are given to the glory of God 

Heartsong - by Don & Christy Huff to the glory of God & in honor of Gracie's 3rd birthday.

Traditional: by David & Becky Hamilos to the glory of God and in honor of their 32nd Wedding Anniversary"
Tom and Patricia Petti; Eleanor and Adam Crouch
Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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