Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

May 20, 2017

This Sunday 
OSLC Choir

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee, will offer two communion services at 9:00 am traditional and Heartsong at 11:00 a.m. . 

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. .

A nursery is provided.  

All are welcome. 
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

Parent's Day Out 9:00 AM

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Walk and Talk 11:00 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, May 26, 2017

Chair Yoga 10:00 AM

"Jesus said, 'Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock.'"  (Matthew 7:24)

This is graduation recognition Sunday at OSLC.  We are proud to share that we have eight different young people graduating from different levels of learning:  some high school, others college, while still others graduate schools.  We give thanks for them all!

As you and I grow in years, on what kind of foundation for our wisdom have we built?

It is a daily hope of mine that the answer to that question is Jesus Christ.  Yes, it's often true, "If you say 'Jesus' when asked a religious question, you'll probably be right!"  In this case, you'd be right!.

No matter what field of life your education leads you, it needs Jesus Christ as the founder of how you will put all that you've learned into practice.  Will the job you begin soon take in account the thoughts and feelings of others?  Will your task in life constantly respect all others even though you work for someone who is extremely competitive?  Can you see the common good that the work you're called to do will help enhance and improve this world?  Are you able to live up to what you say you will do to better humankind in some way?
True, there are lots and lots of people who are not spiritually fed and motivated - who are wealthy and "well-to-do" because of their years of hard work - but - are they happy?  Truly happy?

Without God, life is hollow.  It bears an emptiness that is cold and sad.  As they say, "It is lonely at the top."

Maybe that's why Jesus usually chose people from the bottom rung of the social ladder rather than the top.

No matter, trust in the Lord as you venture out each day for the rest of your lives.  Without God in your life, things eventually go flat.  I've seen it time and time again. With God, Luke 1:37 says, all things are possible.  Let God help led your new lives every day.  You will see things differently from many others, and, be prepared for that.  But as you do, remember:
...God loves you and so do we!

Pastor Jim

Our thanks for the following graduates in 2017 - Megan Booker; Ryan Hall; Clayton Huff; Colton Leonard; Jacob Ottinger; Emily Ruth Patrick; Jackie Wessner; and Olivia Whitlock.  Details of their degrees and schools attended are listed in this Sunday's bulletin.
Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit
The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for:
JJoyce Hamm; John Stafford; Frank Cunningham; Tom Petty; Mike Kirkland; Trudy Blackmer; Kasey Sorenson; Margaret Allown; Barbara Gish; Mary King; Pat Keffer; Otto Zinser; David & Martha Herting; Penny Van Hooser; Janet Ecklund; Kay Scheurer; John Paul Neas; Irene Ackley; Phoebe Sand; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison; Lori Markstrom

Family Members and Friends:   
Anthony Anaya, great-granddaughter to Sandy and Ed Spearse, Brianna and Jose Anaya (the parents) and Anthony's grandparents, Jose and Roberta Anaya.  Infant Anthony has been diagnosed with very rare genetic disorder, MCADD; Trish Bradley, daughter of Marianne & Tom Simonson; Bob Fetterolf, he is now home in Charlotte, NC continuing treatment); Curtis Oerly, (type 1 diabetes), infant grandson of Duncan & Pam Wilson; Doris Cannon; Kert Stokes; Emma Herrod; Gary & Diane Benz (high school friends of Pastor Jim); Tom & Joyce Miller, friends of the Fetterolfs; Geoffrey Abel; Trisha Domako, Bill Brook's daughter; Cherry Smith; Howard Parsons; Eddie Jones; Judie Perdue; Rose White; Thad Efird; Shirley Harris; Beverly Van Riel; Shannon Arias; Joyce Sweeney; Debbie Garrison; Jeremy Downes; Doug Davidson; Gus Johnson; Steve Baline; Brad Whitson; Graham Hurter; Carey Outen; Josh & Alice Nunn; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Mark Mullinex; Robin Barnett; Eve Hargrave; Mark Singleton; Betty Essmann; Marsha Millhorn; Beth Neas; Al Rudolph; Rev. Jim Simpson; Richard Williams; Mable Randolph; Abi Amato

Military Service Members: 
Chance Johnson (Army); Nick Harris (Air Force).
Friends And Family: 
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
Gospel Of The Week
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 "If you love me, keep my commands.   16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate  to help you and be with you forever- 17 the Spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept him,  because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you.  18 I will not leave you as orphans;  I will come to you.  19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.   20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.  21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them."

John 14:15-21

Tom Marshall, Susan Marshall, Frank Iiames

Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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