November 11, 2021
A Message from Pastor Sell
New Angel Banners – Seraphim 
This will be a three part series in the newsletter to explain our new Seraphim Banners. The three parts are based upon the three main passages that the images are based upon, Is. 6:1-4, Rev. 4:8 and Rev. 5:8-12.
Memorial gifts, typically given at funerals, are used to purchase items such as these banners. Thanks to the memorial gifts, we continue to be able to bring some beautiful variety and color to our banners. They are intended to reflect the word of God during certain times of the church year.
Isaiah 6:1-4 
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 
Angel means messenger and in both the Old and the New Testaments, the messengers appear on earth to spread the message of God’s work on earth. When the context is heavenly, it’s directed at glorifying God as the creator and all powerful, all seeing, and always present to reveal His gracious will. 
 
Our new Seraphim (name of a kind of angel) banners will generally be used during the end times portion of the church year which is the last Sundays of Pentecost. They can also be used with the Lord’s Supper and other references to the saints in heaven and such. 
Cherubim and Seraphim are similar. Generally, they reflect the power and glory of God. The seraphim in this passage are standing above the Lord (wheels symbolize the all knowing-everywhere Lord). The middle wings are the ones they use to fly while the other wings are covering… 

  • the face as a way to reflect the humility of the created (angels are created beings) in the presence of the Creator and to not look directly at the face of God. It is a sign of reverence. 

  • the feet in humility, because feet come in contact with the dirt and filth of the earth. It reminds us of the humility of the Lord as He came to earth, and washed the feet of the disciples.  In humility He saved us.
In Christ, 
Pr. Mark Sell
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Playground
New junior-sized exercise equipment has been installed at the far end of the field!!! With shipping and installation delays, we've been anxiously awaiting their arrival since June. The addition of these pieces will help give the students more options for recess and will be useful for P.E. classes. Our next endeavor is to make improvements to the existing playground. A fund has been started for the playground, as we replace pea gravel with mulch, fix/replace the border walls, and replace the large structure in the ungated area.
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 nights Dr. Armbrust will lead a Bible study on the book of
Philipians.

Join us on Zoom at 7pm.

Link to Tuesday meeting
Meeting ID: 613691239
Remembering Saints and Friends
Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15
A faithful, veteran pastor once noted, “When you stay somewhere long enough, you stop burying members and start burying friends.” As I get older, All Saints Day is a much more meaningful day on the Church’s calendar than in my early days of pastoral ministry. Each year is a time to remember and give thanks for all of those witnesses with whom the Lord has surrounded us. Over time we grow in our gratitude for the examples of faithfulness that God provides to us. While some are scholars and church leaders, others are laypeople whose humble service may have never been acknowledged, but was a blessing to many. 
 
Whether we call them family or friends, members or mentors, this is a time for us to rejoice that God calls them “saints.” They are holy ones because the Holy Spirit has clothed them Christ’s holiness. Through Holy Baptism, God has made us to be a holy nation, not because of our good deeds, but because of Christ, Holy One of Israel. Through His suffering, death, and resurrection, we all can be called saints through faith in Jesus. 
 
However, God has called us more than just saints. He is also pleased to call us “precious,” not like the J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters speak, but those who are so beloved by Christ that He suffers and dies in their place. So even on All Saints Day and even at the graveside, we are able to find comfort and peace in knowing that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord, not even death itself. This means that the saints of God are precious to Him and when their earthly days come to an end, our God still has more awaiting them in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. That is why we look forward to the blessed reunion with those who have gone before us in the faith, fellow saints and those precious to us and more importantly to Christ Jesus. 
 
Prayer - Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that, together with them, we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Fraternally in Christ,

President Lee Hagan
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NEWS, EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
As in years past, we will collect canned goods for those in need during Thanksgiving. Canned goods and other non-perishable items can be placed on the stairs at the front of the church.
On the Air

You can listen to us live at 10:30am on the radio on KFUO 850AM.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.
The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.
This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO. For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit www.lcms.org/youth.
SUPPORTING OUR LCMS MISSIONARIES

Prayer card and September newsletter
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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?
Memorials

Did you know that "memorial gifts" and "thanksgiving gifts" apart from our Sunday giving is separated out and designated to fix up and beautify the inside of our church? 

It is customary for believers to give an additional gift as a memorial gift when someone they know and love from the body of Christ enters their eternal reward to be with Jesus. Sometimes people will give a "Thanksgiving" gift for an anniversary, a birthday, a grandchild's baptism, wedding, or confirmation or just because of how the Lord blessed them this past week. 

These gifts are set aside an can only be used for those things that beautify and fix up our church and are always announced to the church. 

Thanks to the many "memorial" gifts we receive for funerals along with special "thanksgiving" gifts the funds for these churchly needs is already gathered. In other words, they are already paid for! 

THANKS BE TO GOD as He always provides for what His people need.
STORE CARDS

This is an ongoing program. We have a few envelopes on the table in the narthex for anyone who would like to order. All the profit goes toward the building fund principle. Cards are ordered on Mondays and available for pickup on Thursdays. For a complete list of cards that can be ordered visit ShopWithScrip | 700+ of your favorite brands
Bring us your used ink cartridges! Small printer ink cartridges, like the ones for home printers, are collected at the church. You can bring them to the office or place them in the collection container in the narthex, on the coat rack shelf. The church receives a small donation for each cartridge we collect!
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