February 18, 2021
A Message from Pastor Sell
"Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster." Joel 2:13 (ESV)
Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ,

Our Lenten journey began Ash Wednesday, when we were reminded to return to the Lord our God. That should sound familiar. It is in the Divine Service (setting two, where communion is served) and is for Lent. These words come straight from God's Word, Joel 2:13. This short hymn is called a verse, it helps the theme of the church's season. (You can hear it at the LCMS musical files here, https://lcms.app.box.com/v/LSB-Divine-Service-2/file/629862897)
The people of Israel had suffered from a plague of locusts and God used that to call His people to repentance, that they might acknowledge their sin and return to Him. I suppose, by analogy, we can say that our sins are like a plague of locust that darkens the daytime. Yet, the swarm will pass. Your locust swarm of sin landed on Christ. It is how we know the light of day will come and that light is Christ's victory through the payment of our sins. 

Lent becomes the preparation towards the grand celebration of Easter. Remember not only to return to the Lord, but Christ is always returning to you. The law calls us to return. But the Gospel is how Christ always returns to the faith He gave us with his saving gifts.

He returns to us daily in the mercy He promised and continues to give in the light of our baptism.
Lenten Blessings,
Pastor Sell
Ash Wednesday worship service
An update from
Our Savior Lutheran School
Sharing Christ's Love, Centered in God's Word



School Chapel
Ash Wednesday
2-17-2021

Led by Pastor Sell
Open enrollment starts February 1st. Please pray that children and their families are led to make the commitment to be in our Lutheran school next year. Visit our website for more information about our school.

Our Savior Lutheran School will once again be offering a summer camp beginning on June 1, for ages 2 through 8th grade. Visit our website for more information or to register.
PHONE UPDATE – We have the voice mail for the new phone system set up now. You can contact us at 636-343-7511 or email us anytime. If anyone from the church or school calls you it will show up on your caller ID as 636-600-1364. Thanks for your patience.
JOIN US IN BIBLE STUDY
Sunday morning at 9:15am.

We will continue our study of the Book of John with the help of Dr. Armbrust

Meet in the fellowship hall or online
Link to Sunday meeting
Meeting ID: 588 101 866

Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday nights Dr. Armbrust will lead a Bible study on the book of
Galatians.

Join us on Zoom at 7pm.

Link to Tuesday meeting
Meeting ID: 613691239
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ESTATE PLANNING

Our Savior's Endowment is a way to extend your service to your children and grandchildren through the Kingdom of God. Think about helping Christ's church and Our Savior's future.

Have you considered placing OSL in your will or trust?
 
Did you know that you could give a percentage of your estate to OSL?
 
Did you know that you could give a percentage of your life insurance to OSL?
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THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who purchased store cards for their family, friends, seminarian tree and staff. All the profit goes toward the building fund principle. This is an ongoing program. We have a few envelopes on the table in the narthex for anyone who would like to order.
Devotional Resources
Daily Reflections are provided by Higher Things. www.higherthings.org
A resource for youth and their families
led by Dr. Kevin Armbrust

Videos of previous Bible studies and more from Crucial Productions
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