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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 and live online at oslcslc.org.

Worship Leaders Needed!

If you would like to participate
in worship contact offie@oslcslc.org or pasto@oslcslc.org.
Thank you for your ministry!

Connect with OSLC friends
Visit oslcslc.org for a full list.
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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, Liz, Margaret, Lisa,
Emily, Kenzan, Allison, Wesley, George

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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 or Cathy 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
May Birthdays
May Senior Spotlight
Meet Steven Kiger

1. Where were you born? city, state, (basically where you grew up as a child, education, marriage, children, grandchildren?)

I was born in Oxnard, Calif. I grew up in a small town of Somis, which had a population around 600, then moved to Camarillo. After I graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School, I attended Stanford University, where I majored in Electrical Engineering. I was accepted into the co-terminal engineering program, where in my final 2 years I took both undergraduate and graduate classes, graduating in 1973 with both my BSEE and MSEE degrees. I married my former spouse Reba in 1978 after we moved to Mesa, Arizona, then we moved to Sandy, Utah in 1983. I completed my Executive MBA at the Univ. of Utah in 1990. Reba and I have two children, and Reba has 2 children from a previous marriage. We now have 6 grandchildren, 4 of whom live in Draper. Reba and I divorced in 2001, and I married Jessica Hatch in 2004. 

2. Before retirement how did you spend your time? (career, hobbies, and how you spend your time now)

My entire career has been in Defense Electronics/Aerospace. I started my career as a Radar Engineer at Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo, CA, then worked as a Radar System Engineer/Project Leader at Motorola Government Electronics Division in Scottsdale, AZ. I completed my career as a Communications System Engineer/Program Manager/Dept. Manager at Unisys/Sperry/L-3 Communications in Salt Lake City after 32 years. When our 4 children were growing up in Sandy, Utah, I was active in their sports activities, church, and youth group activities. Reba was active as a Lutheran youth minister at Good Shepherd and then OSLC, and so we were often involved with youth trips and backpack trips. After Jessica and I married, we moved to Forest Glen Condominiums in 2007. I have been on the HOA Board for 8 years and Treasurer for 5. I also volunteer as the Treasurer of the Stanford Club of Utah. Jessica and I like to travel, taking cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal, and a cruise down the Nile in Egypt, as well as our annual trips to Hawaii. 

3. What's one fact that people are always surprised to learn about you?

While at Stanford I became active in the Stanford Alpine Club and was active in rock climbing and snow and ice camping, spending my weekends bouldering around the Bay area and climbing in Yosemite. After I graduated from Stanford, my parents gave me money to join the Stanford Alumni Association. I instead used the money, went to Yosemite, and took their week-long technical rock climbing/snow and ice class. We learned a variety of technical rock climbing and mountaineering skills, including a 150-foot overhang rappel, ice ax self-arrest, and snow and ice climbing. I also went on a Sierra Club trip to Switzerland where we hiked and climbed around the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. (I did later join the Stanford Alumni Association). 

4. How did you find OSLC?  How long have you been a member? What do you love about the community here?

I came to Our Saviour's around 1990 when Pastor Roger Anderson and John Erickson recruited my former wife Reba to start a youth ministry program at OSLC. While at OSLC, I was elected to the Council twice, participated on a Search Call Committee, taught junior high Sunday school class, was Treasurer for three years, and am active in Stephen Ministry. I was also active in helping to establish Via de Cristo in the Salt Lake valley. I have been at OSLC ever since. I love the people at OSLC, and OSLC has supported me during my Stage 4 melanoma diagnosis, 2 surgeries, radiation and three bouts of chemotherapy. I feel that OSLC has truly been my church home. 
OSLC Ministry Minute: OSLC Scholarship Commitee
The Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) Scholarship is an award from the OSLC Educational Trust Fund, which was established to facilitate and advance the fulfillment of the charitable purpose for which Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church exists. In this case, by providing financial assistance to qualified persons who would use their education to serve Jesus Christ.

Applicants must be a member of a Lutheran congregation and resident of Utah but need not intend to pursue a church profession or religion-related major in school.


Visit oslcslc.org/oslc-scholarship for additional details.

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted
to scholarship@oslcslc.org by May 31, 2022.
OSLC Calendar & Ongoing Events
Click any of the buttons below for information
about ongoing events and initiatives at OSLC.
New Announcements & Upcoming Events
Submit new items 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 a specified event date has passed. Check the "Ongoing Announcements & Events" section for older event info.
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*SUNDAY* Manna & Mercy Series

We will be reading through the Bible together between now and August 28. Each week at the end of the bulletin, there will be Bible passages for you to read during the week. For April 24, please read Genesis 1-9. We will be focusing on the creation story in worship. We pray that this is a joy filled and meaningful way to engage the Bible!

A few of the Manna and Mercy books remain, please take one if you haven't already! The tan ones are youth/adult and the purple are for 5th grade and younger. They are a free resource for you. If you would like to contribute please indicate “Manna and Mercy” on your donation.
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*SUNDAY* Confirmation Sunday

Darius Campbell, Elise Germer, Nora Hermanson, Olivia Hermanson and Sophie
Pearson-Terry will affirm their baptism this Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers and celebrate with them after church with a cake reception.
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*NEW* Giving Statements

Statements for January-April will be available for pick-up at the Welcome Center in the narthex through the rest of May. Statements remaining at that time will be mailed out.
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*NEW* Pastor Reba Kolasch Preaching May 22

Pastor Brigette will be in Denver May 16-20 at the Festival of Homiletics for continuing education. Pastor Reba Kolasch will be preaching on May 22.
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Synod Assembly

Pastor Brigette, Marti Weber, and Bertram Kundert will be at Synod Assembly May 9-11 in Loveland, CO. We gather to do the work of the larger Church! We are Church, Better Together!
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Hygiene Kits, thank you!

The Social Ministry committee would like to express its gratitude to our church members for making the hygiene kit for refugee project so successful – approximately 160 kits were put together and shipped to LWR. Impressive and heartfelt project.
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PRIDE Interfaith Worship, June 5

Bishop Jim Gonia will be in Utah June 2 nd through the 5. Join Bishop Jim and Pastor Brigette as the Interfaith Worship at First Baptist in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. on June 2. Bishop Jim will have time to meet with each congregation for coffee and chats at OSLC on June 4. OSLC folks can stop by between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on June 4 to meet with him. Other congregations will have other times, so please
come only during our designated time. And don’t forget June 5 9 a.m. at 2 nd and Pierpoint to worship with us before the Pride Parade.
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PRIDE Interfaith Worship, June 5

June 5 Worship will be held at 9 a.m. at the Pride Parade Start route at 200 S and 200 W in Salt Lake City. Bishop Jim Gonia will be preaching. We will live stream on our YouTube channel as well! Then come help carry the Pride Flag in the parade!

Following the worship service, all the gathered congregations will march together in the PRIDE parade helping to hold a Lutherans for Love banner and a giant Pride flag. We will have t-shirts that say Lutherans for Love with the Pride Lutheran Rose. We will livestream but you won't want to miss it!

To order a Lutherans For Love t-shirt contact Darren in the office at office@oslcslc.org by Monday May 9. T-shirts will be charcoal gray with a rainbow Luther’s Rose on the front with a list of the Utah conference congregations on the back. They are $15 each.
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Vacation Bible Camp, June 20-24

Vacation Bible Camp with Sky Ranch counselors will be June 20-June 24, 2022, 9:00 AM-Noon, for ages kindergarten (rising) through finishing 5 grade.

We will need caring adults/youth to work with the children and the counselors for art, snacks, and outdoor games. Click here or sign up in directly at OSLC if you would like to volunteer. Contact Pastor Brigette if you are available any of those days.
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Mill Creek Elementary Little Library

The Millcreek Elementary Little Library was installed on Friday, April 1. Thank you to George and Margaret Schleidt for their work the Little Library, and to everyone who has helped stock the Little Library so far!

If you're still considering donating a book you can find ideas by clicking on the link below for a list developed by our Stewardship & Generosity team.

(https://a.co/1dyvspV)
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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.

Visit the Giving & Service Opportunities page at oslcslc.org for details regarding current pantry needs.
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Visit the Giving & Service Opportunities page at oslcslc.org for details.

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Contact OSLC at office@oslcslc.org or (801) 278-1412