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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.

FAITH+TALK
I’m going to shift to only writing a Faith Talk the first week of the month, but I wanted to keep all of you in the loop about my medical journey with my back.

As many of you know, I did hurt my back about three weeks ago and it became acute about ten days ago. After a MRI,
I learned that I have two bulging discs, one herniated disc, right side spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.
I will be seeing a PT and an orthopedic specialist. I don’t have any answers on much else, but I hope to soon!

I am so appreciative of your prayers and support! It’s been a lot to process for Mike and I and we are grateful for all of you. I am continuing to work full-time, although I might work from home a bit more for a comfortable position! It is possible that some of my appointments may interfere with scheduled meetings or bible studies, but I will endeavor to limit that impact. I’m being transparent with you about this so that you will understand when I might have to say “no” to an event or might not be as available as I normally am. Thank you for your patience! I really expect that in a couple of weeks, this will be a non-event, but getting there might be the challenge!

Thank you all again, I covet the prayers and God places in ministry together for such a time as this.

Blessings and see you Sunday!

Pastor Brigette
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:

Katsy, Alan, Charmaine, Janice, Adam, Betty, Pat, Evelyn,
John, Marty, James, Sam, Zoe, Lisa, Kathy, Phil, Sharon,
Margaret, Melanie, Karen, Tim, Eli, Lucas
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: June 13 - June 20, 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.
Wednesday, June 9


Thursday, June 10


Friday, June 11
6:30 AM Men's Bible Study (Meeting ID: 447821327)*

Saturday, June 12
9:00 AM Flag Day Celebration & Breakfast (See announcement or oslcslc.org/calendar)

Sunday, June 13
8:30 AM Sunday Adult Education (Meeting ID: 89069860021, Pass: 558844)*
10:00 AM In-Person Outdoor Worship (Watch live at the OSLC YouTube page)
12:30 AM OSLC Council Meeting*

Monday, June 14
1:30 PM Monday Bible Study (Meeting ID: 734218050, Pass: 373710)
Women's Bible Study on hiatus until September. 

Tuesday, June 15
9:00 AM Staff Meeting*
11:00 AM Utah Clergy Conference Meeting*
 
Wednesday, June 16


Thursday, June 17
7:00 AM Soc. Justice and Advocacy Ministry Meeting (ID: 87226817888, Pass: 840313)*

Friday, June 18
6:30 AM Men's Bible Study (Meeting ID: 447821327)*

Saturday, June 19

Sunday, June 20
8:30 AM Sunday Adult Education (Meeting ID: 89069860021, Pass: 558844)*
10:00 AM In-Person Outdoor Worship (Watch live at OSLC YouTube page)
June Birthdays
Lori LaDue
Jake Frischknecht
Wayne Rider
Barbara Braeden
Jay Knuth
Shirley Geary
Arleen Barrell
Barbara Tegge
June 9
June 10
June 10
June 16
June 21
June 25
June 27
June 29
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.
*NEW* Updated Sunday Morning Adult Education Zoom Info

There is an updated link for Sunday Morning Adult Education on zoom at 8:30 AM!
You can access the new link and meeting information below, as well as in the calendar above and on oslcslc.org.

Click here to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 89269860021
Passcode: 558844
*NEW* OSLC Garden Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for rehabilitation of the OSLC garden walkways and other related projects. If you would like to contribute to this effort please contact Bob and Kathy Joffs. Thank you for those who have volunteered so far!
*NEW* New Word In Season Available

The July-September issue of The Word In Season is now available. Copies will be available for pick-up in the OSLC Little Library near the west doors, or contact the OSLC office at office@oslcslc.org or (801) 278-1412.
*NEW* Venture Out at Millcreek Elementary

Venture Out will be at Millcreek elementary this Friday, June 11 6-10 p.m.! Subsequent weeks will occur at the info below:

  • June 18, World Refugee Celebration at Big Cottonwood Park
  • June 25, Churchill Jr. High
*NEW* Refugee Gardens Volunteer Opportunity

We have a volunteer slot coming up on the morning of June 29th in downtown Salt Lake. This is organized with the International Rescue Committee and New Roots. The International Rescue Committee provides support to refugees and immigrants so they can thrive in America. To learn more go to rescue.org or theirc.org

If you can join in on June 29th, please contact Linda Frischknecht at
(801) 419-8897 or frischy1348@gmail.com. This is a new outreach, and I will be excited to have a small group to help out.
"Let Waters Roll Like Justice" Sermon Series

“Let Waters Roll Like Justice” Sermon series on the book of Amos from June 6-July 11. We will explore the prophetic book for Amos in connection with our lives today.
Flag Day Celebration & Breakfast

Neighborhood Flag Day celebration and breakfast on June 12, at 9 a.m. at the LDS church on 4100 S. Camille St. Pastor Brigette has been invited to give the prayer. There will be a bicycle parade for the children with a breakfast to follow. Come and be with our neighbors! 
VBS With Sky Ranch

VBS will be with Sky Ranch from 9 a.m.-noon August 2-6 for ages 3 to sixth grade, with the theme "Creation Speaks!" We will need volunteers for snack preparation, craft prep (can be done before the week begins), and some leaders (youth and adult) to come and be with the children! 
Senior Spotlight: Irene Nordbrock

Irene and Earl have been married for 58 years this June. They have two grown daughters,and three grandsons. The oldest daughter lives in California and her youngest daughter and her family live in Florida and 3 grandsons. The twins are her oldest grandsons who are majoring in Mechanical Engineering and have completed their junior year at college. The youngest grandson is going to be a junior at high school this fall.

Q. Where were you born?

Irene was born on a farm in Carroll, Iowa. Irene's family consisted of her parents and her older sister. It was a working farm of livestock and crops. As a child growing up Irene would work on the farm gathering eggs.

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

After graduating from high school, Irene went to college at the University of Northern Iowa. Irene met Earl at the Student Lutheran Center. After Irene married Earl, Irene was a stay at home Mom, they raised two daughters. Irene attended SUNY (State University of New York) Plattsburgh, NY and graduated with a degree in Computer Science at the same time her oldest daughter graduated from high school. Irene worked as a Programmer until retirement. Irene volunteers at Project Linus and makes some tops for the group that she belongs to that tie quilts for charity. Irene and Earl have enjoyed traveling to Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and China.

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

Irene and Earl lived in Canada for 4 years due to Earl’s job.

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

Irene had attended Christ the King LC but then it closed. Irene looked for a church closest to their home in Draper, there were 3. They went to OSLC and liked it so they joined about 5 years ago. Irene loves the friendliness of the people, how everyone cares and what they provide for the youth.

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

Irene enjoys the excellent and delicious food, visiting with others and all the 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?

Irene has kept in touch with family and friends by telephone and the internet. Irene and Earl also enjoy taking day trips. Irene used her sewing skills and excess fabric to make quilts and wall hangings. Irene also makes quilts for their grandsons when they visit.
OSLC Vaccination Survey

As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, we would like to check in with you, our community and listen. We are interested in gauging the comfort level of our community as we make plans for our gatherings.

Please click here to take a short survey regarding vaccination and attendance preferences. All information is confidential and anonymous, and will not be distributed outside the Health and Operations committee or council.

Thank you for your honestly, feedback and being in community with us. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Brigette (pastor@oslcslc.org) or Tristan Abbott (tristan.abbott1@gmail.com).
OSLC Scholarship Applications
Application available now at oslcslc.org/oslc-scholarship
Healing Nations Guatemala Medical Mission, July 2021

The Social Ministry Team is collecting items and donations for the Guatemala Medical Mission during the month of May 2021. The medical team holds clinics every six months in Guatemala through Healing Nations, a Christian-based organization that facilitates cross-cultural missions between North American churches and vetted global partners; for long term relationship.The Medical Mission has been held virtually July of 2020 and January 2021 due to Covid and a small group is going to Guatemala in July of 2021. Arleen Barrell will be part of this team.

Supplies are very depleted. Please see list of items that are in need:

  • Prayer for team and Guatemalans we are serving
  • Ibuprofen 200mg adult
  • Ibuprofen 100mg chewable children’s
  • Athletes foot cream (clotrimazole 1% over the counter)
  • Herbal medications velarium root, turmeric, elderberry (can be purchased at Costco, on line at amazon or Walmart, Guatemalans love herbal medications)
  • Flonase spray (over the counter)
  • Bacitracin tubes (lots of cuts and scrapes)
  • Muscle rub (patient have lots of aches and pains due to hard physical labor)
  • Ace wraps, new any size
  • Chapstick (the kids especially love Chapstick)
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Large used or new suitcases to transport supplies to Guatemala (approximately 26”x 18”)

Many items can be purchased at Dollar Tree, Costco or on line at Amazon or Walmart. Donations can be drop off in box outside West wing or inside round room that says Guatemala Mission Donations or give to Darren in office.

Monetary Donations can be made to our Social Ministries Team under Guatemala medical Missions or you can donate directly to healingnations.net  

Thanks,

Social Ministry Team
(Questions Arleen Barrell at (801) 694-1283)
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!!!!)
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.
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.

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 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.
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 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