Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This Week at Worship
Sunday, July 7, 2019
(Independence Day Weekend) 
9:15 am Independence Day Hymn Sing
9:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary   
Special Music: Rolf Larson 
Volunteering is a work of heart. 
  to greet, usher, read, serve communion  
or serve coffee!

Staff Resignation
We regretfully announce the resignation of Stacy Meyer, Parish Nurse, at Our Savior's Lutheran. Her compassion and caring heart as well as being a valuable team player and member of our staff will be greatly missed. Stacy was a key person to help establish a Stephen Ministry team here at OSLC. Her ministry also included visits with many of our OSLC family who were ill, recovering from surgery, grieving a personal loss, or to promote opportunities for companionship and conversation with others. In addition, she helped organize several service projects to assist children, adults and families in need. We heartfully thank her for her ministry here at OSLC and wish her success and happiness in her future endeavors. We ask that you keep Stacy and her family in your prayers.
We will be searching for a new parish nurse sometime in the near future.
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

VBS Training Sessions
Vacation Bible School volunteers who will be working directly with students please plan to be at one of the training sessions on July 10 at 6:00 pm or July 14 at 11:00 am.  
All volunteers 18 and older who are working directly with children must complete a background check. Complete background check HERE!
Vacation Bible School Update!
Registration: We continue to make plans for Vacation Bible School on
July 29 - August 2.
Registration will close on July 15 . To ensure a safe and positive experience, we will not accept late registrations or walk-ins the day of VBS this year. Please register NOW to reserve your child's spot at VBS.  
Volunteers still needed: We are in need of a back up Adult Bible Adventures leader and additional help for the preschool classes for the week of VBS, July 29-Aug 2. Please contact Darla Goble if you can help!
Vacation Bible School Donation Display:
Please consider helping with VBS by donating items needed. Take a tag from the display in the Gathering Area and put donated items in the basket near the display. Please return donation items by July 15 and perishable items by July 28. Thanks for your support!

Members & Friends Form: Help us update our records!
Please click on this link to fill out a short members & friends information form. This form serves many purposes including updating contact information in our database, information about your skills and interests that will inform us about where your time and talent may be best served, and finally it will serve as important up to date information about our congregation for our new pastor.  
If you prefer to fill out a paper form, print outs will be available at the Welcome Desk, or you can elect to print out the form and fill it out and turn it into the OSLC office. This information is a good step toward our vision of being   energized, engaged and equipped to demonstrate God's love to all."
Bible Study in the Park
The two studies that will be held for women of Our Savior's and friends will be on July 11 and August 6. The study is from the book of Esther and called "For Such a Time As This." Esther used her voice and in doing so saved her people. This summer we will explore what we can do. All women are invited to join us at 9:30 am at Valley View Park for a continental breakfast and fellowship along with the study. Chad Larsen, OSLC Youth Director, will lead us in this study for our first meeting on July 11.   
Ministry Opportunities

Stephen Ministries
The Stephen Ministers here at Our Savior's are ready and available to members of our congregation or to people who are not members.  If you know of anyone who is going through a tough time, please suggest to him or her that there is a Stephen Minister ready to listen. Let Becky Maier or the church office know so that a relationship can get started!
Request for Prayers and Support
Everyday joys and sorrows...Once in a lifetime joys and sorrows. Your brothers and sisters at Our Savior's want to support you. Email or call Pastor Christine Wenzel with any of your needs.
Board Updates
To view church board minutes, please Click Here!
Giving Opportunities
Simply Giving

A more convenient way to give! In a few short minutes, you can make a one-time gift or set up a donation that will process automatically on a recurring basis. Recurring donations are convenient and provide our church with much needed consistent support throughout the year. To give online, visit our church's website and get set up! 
Stewardship is about love:
serving others through our time, talent, and treasure.