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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.
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Worship each Sunday at 10:00 AM
in-person or live and recorded
on YouTube. Click here for details.

Worship Leaders Needed!

If you would like to participate in worship you can sign up for
multiple dates at oslcslc.org.
Thank you for your ministry!

Connect with OSLC friends
Visit oslcslc.org for a full list
of meetings.
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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 prayers.

(Permission should be received beforehand from prayer recipients.)

 Please pray this week for:

Katsy, Charmaine, Adam, Betty, Pat, Evelyn,
John, Marty, James, Sam, Zoe, Lisa, Kathy,
Margaret, Kenzan
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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
OSLC Health & Operations Committee Updates
Indoor, in person worship has resumed! We are gathering in the building for worship, utilizing the sanctuary, the narthex and the south wing as worship spaces to allow for social distancing.

We continue to mask in care of our neighbors and use communion elements brought from home, or our prepackaged ones available each Sunday. Thank you for being a caring, compassionate and faithful community!

We will continue to monitor local and national COVID-19 infection rates to make informed judgements regarding building use, and remain proactive in communicating any changes as they become necessary. In the meantime, please use the following guidelines inside the building:
 
  • Visits to the church should be made by appointment. Contact the OSLC office to arrange building access (office@oslcslc.org or 801-278-1412).
  • Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and maintain effective sanitation. Masks, wipes, and hand sanitizer are available.
  • Bring your own Holy Communion elements. If wine or grape juice is problematic, receiving bread/crackers is just fine.
 
Click here for a message from OSLC Council President, Tristan Abbott, regarding current procedure.
 
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.

Click here for a message from Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson regarding the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and our role in mitigating elevated infection rates.
November Birthdays
Dorothy Darnell
Bob Joffs
Maggie Russell
Bill Hooper
Bob Mueller
Michael Ricci
Laura Grant
Barb Mueller
Lukas Schafer
Linda Frischknecht
Sarah Frischknecht
Janice Orme
Connor Bishop
Chris Johanson
Paul Pearson
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November Senior Spotlight
Meet Dorothy Purdie

You might know Dorothy Purdie as the Monday evening women’s Bible study hostess. However, she’s been involved with this congregation for many years. Eleanor Barrell and Bizzi Drinkaus were some of the last of her friends from that generation and she misses them. Dorothy remembers typing and mimeographing the bulletins on Saturdays, back when the west wing was our sanctuary.

Where were you born?

I was born on a homestead in the Sweetgrass Hills of northern Montana. Our family moved to Havre, MT when the homestead was lost. I graduated from Havre high school and married Richard Lucas and had my 3 children, Pam, George and Rick.

We subsequently moved to Idaho Falls and in 1965 came to Salt Lake City.
We used a map to circle the schools and churches within walking distance of our home when we moved here. Since both Richard and I were working, the children had to be able to walk to their doings. OSLC was within the circumference so this is the congregation we joined. All three children were confirmed and attended youth
activities here.

After a divorce, I moved to California and married Glen Purdie in 1971. Glen and I returned to SLC in 2007 to be near our 5 adult children and 12 grandchildren. Isn’t it unusual that all our offspring stayed right here in the Salt Lake area?

Before retirement, how did you spend your time?

I was in the travel and tour business from the mid-1950s until 2007.

What’s one fact that people are surprised to learn about you?

All of the above, which has given me a truly full and happy life.

What do you love most about the community here?

The inclusiveness and friendliness.

What has kept you going during COVID quarantine? Have you picked up any new hobbies or spent your time in new and different ways?

Abigail, my new great granddaughter, has brought much joy to me and my family.
OSLC Calendar & Ongoing Events
Click any of the buttons below for information
about ongoing events and initiatives at OSLC.

New Announcements & Upcoming Events
Enews Article submissions must be made by 12:00 PM each Tuesday for the Wednesday publication. Announcements should be short and include a contact for more information.

New announcements will typically remain for two weeks after introduction, or until the date of the event has passed. Check the "Ongoing Announcements & Events" section for older event info.
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*SATURDAY* Margaret Warrick Service

We will commend Margaret Warrick to God on November 20 at 2:00 PM. The service will take place at First United Methodist Church at 203 S 200 E. We continue to hold the family in prayer. Pastor Brigette will preach and Pastor AJ Bush will preside. Please note that masks are required at FUMC. 
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*SUNDAY* Holladay Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Holladay Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service will be at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church at 5335 South Highland Dr. Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m.and can be viewed on The City of Holladay’s YouTube Channel. Masks are required at this event.
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*UPDATED* Mill Creek Elementary Pantry

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. Their pantry serves about 25 families per week, with an average of 3 children per family.

Mary Bowman and Marion Lennberg returned from Mill Creek this week and had a list of items that the pantry currently needs:

  •     Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  •     Toilet paper/paper towels
  •     Diapers/ baby products
  •     Hand soap, body soap
  •     Dish soap
  •     Oil
  •     Sugar, flour
  •     Honey
  •     Soup, canned meat assortment
  •     Holiday fixings
  •     Sauces/condiments
  •     Snacks
  •     Dry rice/beans

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).
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*NEW* Christmas Cards for LIRS

Christmas Cards for LIRS We are joining with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services in spreading hope to children and families in immigrant detention facilities this holiday season.

You can help by writing holiday cards to welcome the immigrants. These cards will be collected until December 1. Do not use envelopes and do not provide your last name or address. For more information go to LIRS.org/Hope
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Advent Sunday Evening Worship

Advent Sunday evening worship at 5:00 PM beginning November 28: God Is With Us! Pastor Brigette will lead a brief (30 minute) contemplative Advent worship on the theme "God Is With Us!" using pre-recorded music, scripture meditation, and Holy Communion. 
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Winter Clothing Drive

The OSLC Winter coat and gear drive continues! Utah is currently receiving refugees from Afghanistan who will need assistance as they settle into their new homes. Catholic Community Services and the International Rescue Committee will be the two primary agencies providing assistance. Lutheran Family Services of Colorado and New Mexico will also be resettling refugees.

The International Rescue Committee has advised that they received enough coats for their Winter Coat Drive this year but expressed a need for other warm items.
If you have any boots, gloves, or new blankets you would like to donate for incoming refugees, please place your donations in the orange bucket.

You can also donate to these organizations directly using the following links:


Thank you for loving your neighbor as we strive to follow God's commands to welcome the stranger and foreigner, and seek the welfare of our neighbor in need.
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OSLC Giving Initiatives

Visit oslcslc.org/give for more information.
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Contact OSLC at office@oslcslc.org or (801) 278-1412