Nipper Notes

Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church

October 29,2016

This Sunday 
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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 30, 2016

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Yoga 6:30 PM

Friday, November 4, 2016

Walk/Talk 10:00 AM

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Men's Prayer Breakfast 8:00 AM

0 "Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change...". (Psalm 46:2) 

As Dr. Luther was putting the finishing touches on his theses of concern for the Church, ninety-five of them to be exact, I wonder if he had any inkling what was about to happen to him, to Germany, and the world?
Would he be fearless and trudge forward with no worry about the outcome?
Yes and no.
Dr. Luther was fearless, but not worry free; in fact, my impression with his life is he was a borderline manic depressive.
After all, feeling often that he was alone in all the changes he was pushing, wouldn't you struggle with depression? 
Having the Roman Church with 1,500 years of tradition staring down all your ideas, might cause you to have many worries, don't you think?
October 31, 1517, Dr. Luther made public his concerns and the world would never be the same again!
He did his best to put Jesus Christ at the center of the Church, and, in so doing, he allowed people to be a greater part of what the Church was supposed to be, because Jesus loved His children so much!
In the process of doing this, people were set free from certain controls the Church held for years over them all.
Even though the earth should change, Dr. Luther did not fear, and because of his faith, God reformed what He had begun 1,500 years before!
How fearless are you in the midst of all the changes in your life? 
What worries you most with everything else swirling around our heads (and hearts) in this modern world?
Remember the psalmist's bold sense about life:
"God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)
Trust in God, for He loves you, and so do we!
Pastor Jim 
Update On Ashley
Ashley has had a very good week this week.  She did not have any procedures or doctor's visits, and will not have any next week as well.  This way she can rest up for her surgeries on November 8.
David, Lennon, and Taylor are all doing fine.  Mary Alice and I are as well.  Thank you once more for all your prayers. We miss you all very much!
Pastor Jim and Mary Alice
Zacchaeus The Tax Collector
Coming Up at OSLC   
Today is Reformation Day:
 and OSLC celebrates with a special afternoon service honoring the kick off of the beginning of the 500th year of the Reformation. Bishop Jullan Gordian will be our guest pastor. All of the area wide ELCA Lutheran churches are invited, including their choirs. Please support this celebration by attending the service at 4:00 pm. A reception follows the afternoon service.

Remember to set you clocks back:
 one hour on Saturday, November 5 because DST begins on Sunday.

 meet at Hibachi Grill in Johnson City on November 2. Meet at the church by 11:00 am.

The Men's Prayer Breakfast:
 meets on November 5 at 8 am at Golden Corral.

Lunch and Learn:
 will present a program on Medicare, supplemental insurance plans, and new updates for 2017 on Friday, November 5. Kristie Golden will be the instructor. The program begins at 10 am.

Sanctuary Choir:
 rehearsal is from 10 to noon on Saturday, November 5. We would love to have more voices.

Attention Sunday School Parents: 
Our Christmas program rehearsals begin in earnest this week. Our first rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday, December 3 from 11-1ish followed by a second rehearsal during Sunday school the next day. We will provide the kids with a light lunch on Saturday. It will be very helpful if you have your children listen to the song CDs as well as practice their lines this week. Any questions, contact Marcy Aaroen.

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

The Underground Huddle:
 (grades 6-12) meets each Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm.

Anyone interested in membership:
, please see Pastor Ed after the service.

Acolyte Sign-up: 
The sign-up sheet for acolytes is on the bulletin board in the hallway. Thank you!

Please keep the church doors locked at all times. Thank you.
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Parish Nurse "Ministries in Motion":
 Thursdays @ 6:30 pm, Yoga in Youth Room, please bring your own mat; Fridays @ 10 am, Walk/Talk with prayer, devotion, and "Chair Yoga."
The OSLC Prayer List
Praying Hands

Please Pray for:
: Richard Koepper, upon the death of his father-in-law, Reese Creasy, in Virginia; 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 & Chuck Scheurer; John Paul Neas; Irene Ackley; Phoebe Sand; Janice Knipp; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison; Lori Markstrom.

Family Members and Friends:   
David Howard, friend of Tedd Stephens; 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; David Stauffer; Bill Reese; Dr. Roger Rundbaken; Rev. Albert Sunderwirth; Alice Sulkowski; Jason Rakel; Carey Outen; Sharon Neuhaus; Haskel Sykes; Rev. Willis Bowers; Josh & Alice Nunn; Ann Carter; Bruce & Betsy Shine; Mark Mullinex; Linda Linden; 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 
Terry, Ann, Jacob, and Chloie Ottinger; Claire Diehl
Our Purpose
Make disciples, and grow in grace.

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