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April 2018

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
Easter Sunday Worship

New Sermon Series Begins this April

Each week we will focus on a different human emotion:

Gratitude | Fear | Anger | Love | Joy


We still have a few spots in our PreK class for Fall 2018. If you know anyone with a preschooler that will turn 5 by  December 31 , please tell them about our preschool!

Enjoy dinner at Chick-fil-A on one of the following evenings to support Our Saviours' kiddos. Chick-fil-A gives the preschool a portion of the proceeds from that night...all you have to do is eat!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights
Monday, April 30 anytime between 5 and 7 p.m.
Monday, May 21 anytime between 5 and 7 p.m.

Special Congregation Meeting & Potluck

Please save the date of Sunday, April 29!

On Sunday, April 29 we will have ONE Worship Service directly followed by a congregational meeting. After the meeting we hope you will stay for a church potluck lunch! Bring a dish to share.

Do you have pictures or information to share in the next newsletter? 
Please email your items to
by the 20th of the month.

Prayers & Cares

FRIENDS AND FAMILY All Military, Flood, Earthquake and Fire Victims, All those battling illness, John Bennett, Jim Constantino, Tami Gonzalez, Harley Jacobsen, Mary Lou Kenna, Diane Lewis, Martha Wilson Maxwell, Shawn Plotz, Shawn Quigley, Jeff Santos, Sandy Scholl's son-in-law, Fran Starke, Pat Streicker, Aleita Thomas, Holly Wohlfert, Paul Zanowski

AT HOME- Eloise Anderson, Pat Bock, Shirley Braisted, Bill Bradley, Cris Crisafulli, Dorothy Cullen, Jack and Sue Diffily, Leatha Ferebee, Ed and Nadine Garrett, Amy Hill, Florence McCormick, Carol Marsh, Joan Nelson, Marian Oswalt, Marilyn Quintana, Barbara Reid, Jean Sherrill, Grace Sides, Lynn Stalls, Rosanne Thein, Al Wiggins.

IN EXTENDED CARE- Elmcroft Care: Lou Howard, Penick Village Skilled Care: Dave Danielson, Ken Sparke; Pinehurst Rehab, Peggy Smith, Quail Haven Rehab: Mary McNabb, Bonnie Springer, Florence Ward

IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY- Sean Barnes, Jon Drew, Luke Erickson, Pastor Linn Fisher, Mark Jennings, Michael Karlowicz, Ian Lilyquist, Jon Kempenich, Mark Ochoa, Matt Prairie, Amy Ramirez and Sean Ramirez

OUR MISSION PARTNER - Water of Life Lutheran, Wilmington


EXPECTING PARENTS- Eric and Pastor Meghan Richter

Please note any prayer requests you have on your Welcome Card at Sunday morning worship or email the 

April Worship Assistant Schedule
Thank you for serving this month!

Financial Update

Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, April 13
6:30 - 8:30 pm

We are so excited Matthew 25 Ministries is hosting the annual Daddy Daughter Dance again this year!  Join us on Friday, April 13 at 6:30 pm. We can't wait to see you there! Questions? Please contact Travis Alfrey.


Gifts in Honorarium & Memorium
To the Discretionary Fund
In Memory of John Loeser
Bill and Trudy Blake

In Memory of Cindy Gass
Bill and Trudy Blake

To the Cindy Gass Nursery Fund
In Memory of Cindy Gass
Chuck and Caryl Moak

To the Music Enhancement Fund
In Honor of our Grandsons Alexander and Peter
Chuck and Caryl Moak

Please note a change in address for:
Jay and Dianne Forsberg
2504 US Highway 70
Beaufort, NC 28516

Many thanks for keeping our church grounds beautiful!

Volunteers were busy on the church grounds last month preparing for Easter Sunday! They  finished painting the white parking lot lines at the back of our lot. They also repainted yellow curbs,  handicap  bumpers and areas near the mailboxes. These areas were in great need of painting so we are all thrilled to have this team's help.  Pictured below:  Bill Blake, Jim Currey, Susie Stanislawek, Ray Farber, Bill Lindenberger,  Jim, Kris and Nick Klug,  Kari, Ben and Nick Garbark and  Evan Clayton

We also have a special thanks to give to Bill Blake, Jim Currey and Jim Klug who took time on a beautiful Saturday to clean some gutters around Our Saviour. We have some pretty great members and OSLC!

Don't miss: 
Upcoming Musical Performances at OSLC

Violinist Erika Atchley to play Sunday, April 29
Erika Atchley, violinist, currently with the N.C. Symphony Orchestra will be coming to OSLC on April 29  and  playing during the 10 a.m. service. Ms. Atchley has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Park Avenue  Chamber Orchestra and the Bar Harbor Festival Chamber Orchestra. She has toured throughout Europe and the  United States as a chamber musician. Ms. Atchley currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her 10 year old son who  also loves to play the violin.

LYRA Choral Concert, Join us Friday, April 27 
LYRA, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music at Our Saviour on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The first part of the concert, sacred music of the Russian Orthodox church, includes ancient songs to works of famous masters and little known but remarkable Russian composers of the 18th - 20th centuries. The second part of their program is made up of Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dancing, love songs.
This is a unique opportunity to share the enormous Russian musical heritage. Come and enjoy the sounds of Russia as interpreted by real Russians. All the singers are professionals singing in different professional choirs and opera houses of St. Petersburg.

Some of our fellow Lutherans really enjoyed their performance:

"The sound from these five excellent singers was awesome. They invoked the solemnity of a Russian church during the liturgical portion of the program. Their dynamic range is incredible with every note heard in perfect pitch, even in the very  soft sections of the music. Their volume seemed to be that of 20 singers in the loud portions. 

"The folk song portion of the program was enthusiastically received by the audience and many a toe was set to tapping. The members of LYRA were just as enthusiastic in their performance.  What is amazing is that each member of the group is an accomplished soloist in their own right and yet they perform as tightly knit ensemble." 
Zion Lutheran Church, Weatherly, PA

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Northern Moore Family Resource Center.

Anniversaries & Birthdays

April Birthdays
Happy Birthday to....


Artie Messbauer
Judy Osborne
Dan Peterson
Jerry Horn
Liam Blakely
Kris Klug
Marilyn Flemming
Courtney Groff
Jamey Lilyquist
Ellen Haulsee
Colten Jensen
Linda Messbauer
Vicki Binney
James Fisher
Ben Pittard
Matthew Margolis
Carol Brown

Christine Hughes
Bill Lindenberger
Deb Hogan
Erik Benson
Karen Crandall
Sara Blakely
Charles Needham
Ashley Holzmann
Riley Karlowicz
Mary McNabb
Jerry Constantino
Jose Martinez
Paulette Aanrud
Laikyn Davis
Cayla Herm
David Simmons Jr

April Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to....

Jim and Kris Klug
Donald and Betty Zeilstra
Greg and Karen Groff
Todd and Angie Board
Star and Shirley Braisted
Chris and Florrie Crisafulli
Jim and Patty Peeples
Jim and Karen Crandall
25 years
62 years
23 years
24 years
64 years
60 years
40 years
27 years

Notes of Thanks 

I would like to thank everyone for their cards, calls and food brought to the house after I had my heart surgery. I really appreciate all your kindness and good wishes.  

-Al Wiggins

Thank you to our church family for your prayers and many expressions of concern and care during my hospitalization and recovery.
-Amy Hill

Agape Day Camp Registration 

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5)
July 9-13, 2018
9 - 1 pm

First-Eighth Graders
July 9-13, 2018
9 - 3 pm

Agape Day Camp is coming back to Our Saviour Lutheran Church this summer! Your kids will enjoy a fun-filled week with the trained counselors from Agape Kure Beach Ministries, right here at OSLC. There will be a separate camp for preschoolers the same week. Here's what you need to know:
Space is limited, so register today!
Parents of rising 1st-8th graders need to fill out the registration form here , and return the form as well as a check for the required amount made out to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Forms can be returned to Kerry Alfrey or placed in her church mailbox.
Preschool families can sign up here and pay via PayPal or check.

The Rev. Linn Fisher, Pastor
The Rev. Meghan Richter, Associate Pastor
Pastor David R. Keck, Pastor Emeritus

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