Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

September 30,2016

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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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Men's Prayer Breakfast 8:00 AM

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Traditional Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Heartsong Service 11:00 AM
Worship and Music Meeting 1:30 PM

Monday, October 3, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, October 7, 2016

Walk/Talk 10:00 AM

"Free yet bound"?  (I Corinthians 9:19)

A Martin Luther quote:

"A Christian is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone."

Simply put, "we are servants to no one - and yet- slaves to all."
God calls us to have our own heart, this is true; we naturally tend to love those who love us. This tends to be the first loves of our lives!

However, as we grow, we are called/expected to reach outside ourselves all the time as a way to use that God-given heart the Lord has first given us.

Take a moment in your regular bible reading this week and add this one in:

I Corinthians 9:19.  St. Paul says:"For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them."

We are free through Christ, but we are slaves (a strong term, to be sure) to everyone we meet.

What is the inspiration to be this way? Jesus Christ.

He was God (owing no one) but He became a slave for all through the cross (becoming bound to all our sins)! What an amazing God we have!  What an amazing call we have to serve in the world around us!

How can we live this out this week?
God truly loves you, and, so do we!

Pastor Jim
Update on Ashley Nipper:

Ashley continues to do well. Her weekly doctor visits tend to knock her back a little bit (these visits deal with reconstruction); right before she goes to the doctor each week, she's feeling better, but after each visit she's kind of back where she was the week before. She remains limited in what she can do; she cannot drive a car. She still gets tired.

But, your prayers do lift her spirits, and those of David! (And ours too!) They also are so helpful in the healing process. Thank you all so very much! We miss you all!
God bless you!

Pastor Jim & Mary Alice

Parable Of The Mustard Seed
Coming Up at OSLC   
New Membership:
anyone interested in membership please see pstor Ed after the service or call the church office (282-2313). New Member Sunday will be October 16th.

Remember the new Sunday Schedule:  
Traditional Worship 9 a.m; Sunday School 10 a.m; Heartsong 11 a.m.

The Underground Huddle: 
(Grades 6-12) meets this Wednesday, at 6 p.m.

Heartsong Practice: 
 W3ednesday, 6 p.m. - Fellowship Hall

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

Property Meeting:  
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Library.

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.

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!

Time and Talents Forms:
have been mailed out.  Please return them to the church SAP!  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 and 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:   
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

(traditional) by Tom and Susan Marshall, in memory of their mother, Betty, and to the glory of God.

Erin, Christopher, Rebecca Rudd; Berla Smith.
Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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