September 30, 2021
A Message from Pastor Sell
Our Lutheran publishing house is unique in the world of publishing. You know it as CPH or Concordia Publishing House. Most of our devotional literature, children's books, books for all ages, commentaries on each book of the bible, professional books for church workers... and the list could go on.
When I was a member of the Board of Directors and subsequently, a Sr. Editor at CPH, I oversaw most of these books administratively and theologically. For one book, there were 141 people who had to "sign off" and do something with the manuscript to get the book to the printer. Publishing is complicated and time-intensive. Writing a devotion, or a book, or doing art for those items is only the first step. 
However, the most important thing about CPH is the fact that it is the official publisher of our church body (the LC-MS or the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod). That means that everything it prints or edits must be distinctly Lutheran for LC-MS churches and her schools. Every book, article or devotion must be in line with God's Word and so each one is sent to a pastor, teacher, DCE or deaconess to read. This is called the Doctrinal Review Committee serving around the world. Their job is to judge the theological content and get if fixed.
This process is why your church, school, Sunday School, VBS, etc. can trust what we order from CPH so that we don't have to reread materials with an editorial eye. We can use them knowing that they are faithful the Lord's Word and there will be forgiveness of sins in it and connect us back to the local altar and congregation where God gives His gifts.

This is why the church trusts CPH. I have participated in this process in the past for some of the professional materials and the Concordia Commentary on the bible. This is another way that our Synod serves us and how we serve each other.
Blessings in Christ, 
Pr. Mark Sell
Weekly Memory Verse
Memory Verse Challenge

Worship Ministry * The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod The church confesses to Christ, "You have the words of eternal life" (John 6:68). The church is encouraged to "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ..." (Col. 3:16). Psalm 1 teaches us...

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This week’s memory verse: 

Psalm 56:3
 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Our Savior Lutheran School News
Sharing Christ's Love, Centered in God's Word

School Chapel


Led by Mrs. Proemsey
The annual Brew in the Lou will be held October 9, 1:00-5:00 pm, at Francis Park in St. Louis. Wristbands are $40 each if ordered in advance. They are $50 the day of the event. Flyers are located on the table on the back of church. We have wristbands in the office for purchase. A portion of wristband sales through the office go directly back to Our Savior Lutheran School.
2021 Brew In The Lou - Lutheran Elementary School...

Lutheran Elementary School Association

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TEACHER AIDES – If you know of someone who would be interested in being a teacher’s aide, please have them contact Michelle Eggold at

EXTENDED SCHOOL CARE – The Extended School Care (ESC) program is hiring for the 2021-2022 school year. If you enjoy working with kids please contact the school office for more information. This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking for a part-time position during the school year. 
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison brings greetings to all Lutheran educators at the start of the school year as he visits Our Savior Lutheran in Fenton!

Prayer card and September newsletter
JOY GROUP – Meets October 16 at 5:30 pm at Nicolleti’s for a fall harvest. Bring a Halloween bag with treats. Contact Mary Lou if you will be attending. 

You can listen to us live at 10:30am on the radio on KFUO 850AM.

Confirmation Instruction
Confirmation has begun!

Please contact the church office to enroll you, your child, or grandchild.
Board of Education 1st Monday of the month
Board of Elders 1st Monday of the month
Church Council 2nd Tuesday of the month
Congregation Assembly 3rd Tuesday of Feb/May/Aug/Nov
Ladies Day Circle 2nd Thursday of the month
Ladies Guild 1st Tuesday of the month
Men’s Club 4th Thursday of the month
Trustees 1st Wednesday of the month
DID YOU KNOW that every "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.
Window UPDATE - Thanks for your patience!

THANK YOU! We will soon place our order for our windows! Thank you to everyone who donated for the windows.

Covid and the Windows - As you yourself might have experienced, so many things are being hindered and delayed by the pandemic. This holds true for the manufacturing of the windows. As of this past week, we got word that the windows wouldn't be shipped until mid-December. Eric Binder, the vendor for the windows informed us that they can hold the windows as long as needed until we work out the schedule for the installation. Of course, that plan can't hatch until the windows are actually delivered. 

The next step is to pull together a small committee to work on the symbols/art for the stained glass windows.

Thanks for your patience.
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!
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

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

Join us on Zoom at 7pm.

Link to Tuesday meeting
Meeting ID: 613691239

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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?

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
Devotional Resources
Daily Reflections are provided by Higher Things.
A resource for youth and their families
led by Dr. Kevin Armbrust

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Bible Study 9:15am Sunday morning
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