Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

September 17,2016

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, September 18, 2016

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Hannah Circle 10:00 AM

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NewSense article due

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM
Pastors Meeting @ Good Shepherd 9:30 AM
Underground Huddle 6:00 PM
Heartsong Band 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, September 23, 2016

Walk/Talk 10:00 AM

"You cannot serve God and wealth."  (Luke 16:13)

In between the hot days in Nashville, there is a coolness that creeps in once in a while to let us know that fall is not far away.  The humidity seems greater here in middle Tennessee than in the east; so, when a cool day comes, it is very obvious (and, appreciated)!

There are usual days ahead for the church:  the days of decision for sharing of our talents and treasures.  You should have, by now, received your Time and Talent form.  Please give it your most prayerful thought, fill it out, and return it to church asap!  We are very grateful for your commitments to this cause for sharing the faith through our parish!  Filling our your T and T form can really help.

Next - and coming soon - will be the financial commitment form for 2017.  OSLC needs this information to help in the planning for the future, and, what a future we have together!  In the same way you filled out your Time and Talent form - focusing on how we can minister to the world (our local community and the world we see on TV), we would like for you to think about how your money can help the world outside the walls of Our Saviour. Look through your most recent newsletter (and past ones if you still have them - or better yet, go online to our website and look back at past newsletters) and see the opportunities that our Social Ministry team (among others) provides for us to help out in the community.  Think, too, about the ELCA and how she serves so many outside of her own parameters through world hunger and world relief efforts.  Our Southeastern synod has been very active in helping with the most recent flooding in the south - your dollars go to help relieve the misery, destruction, and poverty created by daily life and by catastrophic happenings out of our control.  Your "Lutheran dollars" certainly make a difference there!

We ourselves have so many needs for our monthly income.  It's hard sometimes to give our monetary gifts when our own needs are so great.  But, did you know that when we share the first gifts from our monthly income, somehow we tend to manage our resources better throughout the month?  It's true.  Try it next month - write your check to the church first - make your commitment to God's ministry and then see how well you do with the rest of your income.  It's pretty amazing,

Somehow, we become wealthy by giving.  When you see wealth in the form as serving others, wealth takes on a different meaning for us.  By serving others, we find strength (and often peace) in that giving.  Our wealth comes in our own gifts - our time and talents - which, by helping others, strengthens and blesses us, thus, gives us "a special wealth."

God bless you in every good way.  Continue to pray for the Marshall and Billings families, along with all our recently infirmed:  Janet, Bill, Berla, and Mary.  Prayers continue for Melissa Malenda's father as well as Pastor Ed's father.

Years ago, Wendy's fast food company had a funny commercial that became a rather fun and infamous saying:  "Where's the beef?"  Today, let us build on that comical thought with a serious one:  "Where's the wealth?" - knowing that it is right in front of each of us in our sharing of our time, talents, and treasures.  Share them and discover a whole new way to wealth!

No matter how you decide to respond, remember...
God loves you and so do we!
Pastor Jim

Update on Ashley Nipper - Ashley continues to feel better, having days of weariness because she tries to do too much, but all in all - is healing well.  Thank you so much for all your cards and prayers!
Parable Of The Talents
Coming Up at OSLC   
This Sunday :   
Sunday Schedule changes:  Tradtional Worship 9 a.m. - Sunday School 10 a.m. - Heartsong 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Annual Congregational Picnic:
 at Lion's Park Pavilion

 Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. downstairs - OSLC
Hannah Circle - Monday, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, September 20:
Newsletter articles are due.

The Underground Huddle: 
meets this Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m.

Choir Practice: 
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Choir Room

Ronald McDonald House:  
see the newsletter for items needed.  Boxes are in the hallway at church.  Thanks!

Acolyte Sign up:  
Please sign up for acolyte using the sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway. 

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

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."

Time and Talents Forms:
have been mailed out.  Please return them to the church asap!
The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for:
Tom and Susan Marshall, and their whole family, upon the death of their mother, Betty Marshall; the Truman Billings family, upon his death this past week; Janet Ecklund (open heart surgery Friday, Sept. 16); Mary Ostermeyer (took a fall, broke her arm); the family of Bea Barron (former member years ago who passed away.  She lived out of town and been away for about 10 years).Berla Smith; Bill Brooks; Sharon Raye; Mary King; John Stafford; Rev. Dennis Hamm; Pat Keffer; Otto and Prudy Zinser; David & Martha Herting; Penny Van Hooser; Anne Godsey; Kay Scheurer; John Paul Neas; Irene Ackley; Truman Billings; Janice Knipp; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison; Lori Markstrom; Phoebe Sand

Family Members and Friends:   
Bill Pine; Gus Johnson; Steve Baline; Brad Whitson; Shelly Faling, Doris & Barry Schnabel's daughter; Jon-Bradley Ratliff, Melissa Melinda's son; Alice Sulkowski; David Stauffer, friend of Pat Wolf; Bill Reese; Dr. Roger Rundbaken, and Rev.Albert Sunderwirth, friends of Barry & Helen Fetterolf; Jason Rakel; Carey Outen; Sharon Neuhaus; Haskel Sykes; Reese Creasy; Rev. Willis Bowers; Josh Nunn; Ann  Carter; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Glenn Nutter; Mark Mullinex; Linda Linden; Bonita Martin; Tylor Miller; Jim Ackley; Preston Burke; Robin Barnett; Angie & Amber Frazier; Eve Hargrave; Mark Singleton; Bob Fetterolf; Eric & Chrissy Essmann; Chris Toft; Ben Ivey; Marsha Millhorn; Camden Yoder; Jessica Mowell; Beth Neas; Karen Winter; Al Rudolph; Rev. Jim Simpson; Jim Aderhold; Richard Williams; Mable Randolph, Mandy Hoyle's grandmother; David & Ashley Nipper

Military Service - Members:
Chance Johnson (Army); Nick Harris (Air Force); 

Military Service -  Friends and family:
Nick Hodge (Air Force), friend of the Flints; Chase Estep (Marines) brother of Clint Estep; David Guck (Marines) friend of Pat Wolf; Jeremy Downes (Navy) cousin of Joni Cannon; 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

the greenery in the chancel is dedicated to the glory of God

Matt, Cat, Logan, Easton, Nolan, and Maryn Hopper; Jason, Audrey, Bailee, & Brody Jarrett.

Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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