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In compliance with physical distancing guidelines and recommendations from the Rocky Mountain Synod, the OSLC building will remain closed for the time being.
No one should access the building and staff will be working from home as much as possible.

Join us for outdoor, in-person worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. This worship will be live streamed and recorded for our YouTube channel.


The latest information about COVID-19 is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local authorities by visiting cdc.gov or coronavirus.utah.gov.

OSLC has established a series of criteria to help determine when it may be safe to re-open the building for worship and events. You can find this information at oslcslc.org.

Multiple ways to connect with OSLC!
There are variety of opportunities to connect with your friends at OSLC. Take a look at the information below for worship and community information.

You can also call the office with any questions. The best way to reach us for any reason is by email at office@oslcslc.org or pastor@oslcslc.org. Or call Pastor Brigette.
In-Person Worship

Join us for outdoor, in-person worship each Sunday at 10:00 AM! Bring your communion elements (bread and juice) and a mask. We will have a modified worship with instrumental music.

You can also catch this worship live and recorded on our YouTube channel. In case of inclement weather we will send an email alert and livestream worship from the sanctuary directly to YouTube. Online bulletins are available at oslcslc.org to help you follow along with the service.


OSLC Meetings via ZOOM
There are multiple opportunities for people of all ages to connect with OSLC friends using Zoom teleconferencing! You can also join Zoom conferences by telephone. Click here for a full list with connection details, or click on the links in the calendar below.


Prayer Request Opportunities
We are a vibrant community of prayer that encourages opportunities to share prayer requests with each other!
 
  • Prayers of the People: Click here or email pastor@oslcslc.org by 12:00 PM on Friday if you would like a prayer read during online worship.

  • OSLC Prayer Chain: Email office@oslcslc.org or call (801) 278-1412 during regular office hours.

  • Urgent prayer requests: If you desire immediate prayer support, please contact your friends or small group. You may also text or call Connie (801) 558-6158 or Cathy (801) 557-2032 to contact appropriate pray-ers.

(Permission should be received beforehand from prayer recipients.)


 Please pray this week for:

Denny, Katsy, Alan, Charmaine, Janice, Adam, Betty, Pat, Evelyn, John,
Marty, James, Sam, Zoe, Lisa, Kathy, Phil, Sharon, Margaret, Melanie, Karen
Stephen Ministers & Visiting Angels

OSLC has Stephen Ministers and Visiting Angels available to offer a listening ear, share a prayer, or engage in friendly conversation.

Contact Connie at (801) 558-6158, or Cathy (801) 557-2032 if you would like to receive a phone call.
Stephen Leaders:

Connie Degn
(801) 558-6158

Cathy Ricci
(801) 557-2032

Pastor Brigette
(720) 202-8212
Upcoming Events
OSLC Calendar: May 12-23, 2021

* Online via zoom.us/join. Click here for a video tutorial on joining a Zoom meeting.
Full information for each online meeting can be found at oslcslc.org.
  • Pastor Brigette Medical Half-Time
  • May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (asianpacificheritage.gov)
Wednesday, May 12


Thursday, May 13


Friday, May 14


Saturday, May 15


Sunday, May 16
8:30 AM Sunday Adult Education (Meeting ID: 835 9769 0693, Pass: 103179)*
10:00 In-Person Outdoor Worship (Watch live at the OSLC YouTube page)
12:30 PM OSLC Council Meeting*

Monday, May 17
1:30 PM Monday Bible Study (Meeting ID: 734 218 050, Pass: 373710)*
7:00 PM Women’s Bible Study (Meeting ID: 86913230346, Pass: 169932)*
 
Tuesday, May 18
9:00 AM Staff Meeting*
11:00 AM Utah Clergy Conference Meeting*
 
Wednesday, May 19
7:00 PM Soc. Justice & Advocacy Ministry Meeting (ID: 87226817888, Pass: 840313)
 
Thursday, May 20


Friday, May 21
6:30 AM Men's Bible Study (Meeting ID: 447821327)*

Saturday, May 22


Sunday, May 23
Penetcost - Wear red!
8:30 AM Sunday Adult Education (Meeting ID: 835 9769 0693, Pass: 103179)*
10:00 In-Person Outdoor Worship (Watch live at OSLC YouTube page)
12:30 PM Stephen Ministry Supervisory Meeting (ID: 85646519272, Pass: 729573)
May Birthdays
Margaret Schleidt
Wendy Neutzel
Mary Bowman
Deborah Hansen
Michaela Ricci
Josh Skogen
Lila Entzel
Sharon Roper
Steve Johnson
Susan Rodriguez
May 1
May 6
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 19
May 25
May 27
May 28
May 30
OSLC Announcements
Enews Article submissions must be made by 12:00 PM each Tuesday for the Wednesday publication. Announcements should be short, include a contact for more information, and will run for two weeks unless otherwise specified.
*SUNDAY* Easter Season Worship Series: Faith in Public Life

We will be pairing an ELCA Social Statement or Social Message with the reading from Acts each Sunday in the season of Easter. As part of worship, we will have time to discuss in small groups how our faith informs and matters in our daily lives. The conversations will be family friendly and open to all perspectives. If you would like to read the social statement or message ahead of time, please see the date and the link below.

 
(Rev. Brian Diggs, Executive Director for Family Promise SLC)






*UPCOMING* Pride Interfaith Service

The Pride Interfaith Service will take place on June 2. Save the date and Join others of many faiths and traditions for a celebratory service of song, prayer and inspiration at 7:00 PM.
*TOMORROW* OSLC Vaccine Clinic, May 13 @ 6:00 PM

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is hosting vaccine clinic on Thursday May 13 between 6:00-8:00 PM. All are welcome to attend, click here to register for a vaccination appointment.

We need volunteers to help direct traffic, assist with guiding people into the clinic, and clean up afterward. If you would like to volunteer, contact the OSLC office at (801) 278-1412 or office@oslcslc.org, or Pastor Brigette at pastor@oslcslc.org. Volunteers will need to arrive at 5:00 PM.
*NEW* Vacation Bible School

Save the Date! Vacation Bible School with Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp will be August 2-6. Look for more information to come! 
Handyman Needed

Family Promise Salt Lake is looking for people with "Handyman/woman" skills that could spare an hour or two when called upon to help maintain our two properties. If you are interested, please contact Brian Diggs at (801) 961-8622 or via email at brian@familypromisesaltlake.org

Family Promise Salt Lake believes in a community based approach to address homelessness. With your support, children and their parents/guardians have a chance to grow and flourish.
Senior Spotlight: Denny Sprecher

Denny was married to Bernie for almost 61 years. Bernie passed away in December 2020. They have 2 adult children, his daughter and son-in-law live in South Jordan, and his son lives in Oregon. Denny has 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Q: Where were you born?

Denny was born in Clarion, Iowa. His family consisted of his parents and his younger sister. Denny’s Dad was in the US Navy and then his Dad's work was in the printing business, so his family lived in many places. As a young boy Denny spent several summers helping out his Aunt and Uncle who owned a farm. Denny attended college in Iowa, he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Q: Before retirement, how did you spend your time?

Before retirement, Denny had a diverse career, he was a corporate pilot, a minerals processing engineer, who traveled all around the country. Most of Denny’s career was in sales, selling heavy equipment, mining equipment and as a design engineer. Denny enjoyed sales.

Denny enjoyed taking time off of work and with Bernie spending time touring the western part of the U.S. in his Model A Ford car. They did this for about 5 years. 
Denny's hobby was also building and racing Model A Ford racing cars with a new engine that was modified. For 6 years Denny held the record and won races in Salt Lake Flats, California,and Lincoln Nebraska. He was named King of the Hill, national champion. He competed with racers from 42 states. Denny did this for about 11 years.
 
Q: How did you find OSLC? How long have you been a member? What do you love about the community here?

In 1975 Denny moved to Sheridan, Wy, and became a member of a Lutheran church,where Pastor Roger Anderson was the Pastor. Pastor Roger later on accepted a call as Pastor of OSLC. In 1989 Denny moved to South Jordan. Denny knew that Pastor Anderson was at a Lutheran church in SLC and contacted him and then visited OSLC. Denny has been a member for about 30 years. What Denny loves about the community at OSLC is the congregation, the openness and love he receives from everyone.

Q: You’ve been a long time attendee of the senior luncheons. What do you enjoy about this activity?

Denny enjoys the social aspect of the seniors luncheons, the gourmet food and interesting programs.

Q: How have you kept in touch with family and friends during this unusual COVID-19 pandemic? What has kept you going during quarantine? Have you picked up any new hobbies or spent your time in new and different ways?

Denny keeps in touch with family and friends mostly by phone.He hasn't picked up any new hobbies, but his hobbies are his VW car restoration and model airplanes.
U of U Health: Vaccinations Available for Patients 16 & Older

U of U Health, along with several health systems in Utah, have been asked by the state to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines to select patients within the health system. They are currently offering the following COVID-19 vaccines to U of U Health patients who live in Utah:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (for patients age 16 or older)
  • Johnson & Johnson (for patients age 18 or older)

If you can't find a vaccine appointment at U of U Health, you can schedule your appointment with another provider. For other COVID-19 vaccine locations and scheduling options, visit VaccineFinder.org. If you need assistance you can also
call the state’s COVID-19 Information Hotline: 1(800) 456-7707.
Worship Leader Coordinator needed!

Do you enjoy helping people use their gifts? Then Worship Leader Coordinator is for you! We need someone to help us find readers, ushers, prayer leaders, etc. each week. We are scheduled through April 25 currently. Contact Pr. Brigette in
a few weeks if you are interested!
Parish Life Volunteers Needed

Our Parish Life committee needs a few willing people to participate on our committee. You would join Deb Luker council liaison and Alisa Rakow, chair in planning events, activities etc. We would meet about 4 times per year. There are always many willing hearts and hands to assist with our PL needs, you would not be required to do all of the work. 
 
Deb Luker is in the process of updating the contact list for people who are willing to assist with parish life activities. Some of these activities include, church socials, food preparation, deliveries, set up / clean up, funeral luncheons, holiday celebrations. 

We need experienced, inexperienced, old and young so if you are willing to be on that email or contact list, please contact Deb at debluker@gmail.com. (She will never ask for money, your bank account or SS# information!!!!)
Global Day of Prayer

OSLC COVID 19 Community Support Initiative

We are supporting our Salt Lake City community in this time of pandemic through our Community Support Initiative. Click here for more information on oslcslc.org.
Millcreek Elementary Partnership

Mill Creek Elementary supports a diverse, multi-ethnic population of 350 students (35% Latinx, 30% white, 35% other ethnicity) speaking 24 different languages and dialects. 60% of the students are on free or reduced lunch and the pantry at Mill Creek Elementary feeds 40-50 families each week. Due to state budget constraints, Mill Creek Elementary does not receive any subsidized funding for assistance feeding the children.

Pastor Brigette met with Principal Ann Kane last week and we are excited to support one another! Here are some of the ways you can be involved:

Read to the children!

They are looking for reading buddies over Zoom!
Contact Sarah Waddoups at swaddoups@graniteschools.org or (385) 646-4912.

Stock the food pantry!

Most needed items:

Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Ranch Dressing (Yes really! Kids love it!)
Shampoo
Bread
Peanut butter
Healthy cereal
New coats
New clothes
New shoes/boots

Thank you for your care and generosity! There will be additional opportunities to volunteer at the school as well once we can be in person. For more information contact Pastor Brigette (pastor@oslcslc.org).
OSLC Social Ministry: Road Home Assistance

OSCL is focusing on Homelessness this year. Did you know…


One way to help is to volunteer or donate to the Road Home which assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. Information can be found at theroadhome.org

There are many needs. Please see the link below, browse the website for ideas, or Click on the "Give" or "In-kind donations". There you can find a list of current needs and addresses of the 3 shelters. They take slightly used items. If you are unable to deliver items contact Arleen Barrell at (801) 694-1283.
Beginning May 3, we've returned to our full hours.

Downtown Food Pantry
Monday-Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
347 South 400 East, SLC 84111

Westside Food Pantry
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1358 West Indiana Avenue, SLC 84104

Crossroads Thrift Store
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
1358 West Indiana Avenue, SLC 84104
Limited number of people allowed in building simultaneously.

The Coalition of Religious Communities

St. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:

"See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!" (NRSV)

And now is the time for our caring community at OSLC to show we care about those experiencing homelessness.

The Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC) -- a social advocacy project of Crossroads Urban Center -- offers that opportunity during the 2021 Utah Legislature Session. CORC has weekly "Hunger & Homelessness Updates" and many other opportunities to learn and have our voices heard by elected officials about hunger and homelessness in Utah. "God's Work - Our Hands"... And Voices!

More information at:


There are a variety of ways to donate food or make monetary contributions to the Utah Food Bank:
 



1.   Drop off food at the Utah Food Bank:
 
3150 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(East side of building.)
 
Monday-Thursday 
8:00 AM -6:00 PM 
 
Friday
8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM -2:00 PM 

2.   Drop off your donations at Harmons Grocery stores:
 
Harmons stores have a drop-off barrel at the entrance. Click here for a list of locations. 
 
3.    Donate money or cash directly to the Utah Food Bank:
 
For every $1 donated, $7.66 of food or services are provided. To donate online, click the "Donate Now" button on the right side of the page or select "Give Money".  
 
4.    Virtual Shopping:
 
You can virtually shop for items to donate at utahfoodbank.org. Click "Give Food", scroll down to the section titled "Virtual Food Drive" and click "Get Started". 
 
Click the red "Donate" button on the right of the screen, then "Browse Store" on the next page. Add the items you would like to donate to your shopping cart and click "Check Out" to complete your donation.
 

You're also welcome to bring your food items to OSLC and it will be dropped
off at the Utah Food Bank when sufficient quantity has been collected.    
Contact office@oslcslc.org with any questions. 

You can also contact the Utah Food bank Food Drive Specialist directly at
(801) 887-1266 or fooddrive@utahfoodbank.org
The project is still in full swing. No, we don't meet for blanket making day. Yes, we do make blankets constantly and we are ready to distribute 175 blankets next week to those children who need a blanket hug (even though we can't physically be close to them).  
 
Blanketeers have been busy working at home. I have been shopping on-line for materials that have been delivered. I have been dropping off fabric and yarn to my workers' front porches and have been picking up finished blankets from their porches. We are careful not to be too close physically - but are in touch regularly.
The work goes on!
 
~ Millie

What can you do to support and contribute to Project Linus? Our volunteers hand-make new blankets for children from birth to 18 years old. The blankets are given to children who are ill, or in other ways need of a security blanket hug. Blankets can be flannel, fleece crochet edges, quilts, knit, crochet, or fleece fringe (made by specific pattern). Child friendly patterns and colors are preferred. Also, cash donations can be made directly to OSLC. To find out what to contribute and see blanket patterns visit slcprojectlinus.blogspot.com
Please collect the "pop-tops" from cans and save them at home. When the church re-opens, they can be added to the jar in the Round Room. Dorothy Purdie will then take them to the Ronald McDonald House .
Contact us at office@oslcslc.org or (801) 278-1412