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May 2017

Pastor Meghan's Ordination Service

On Friday, April 21, 2017, a group of Our Saviour members traveled to Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte for the Ordination Service for Pastor Meghan Richter. 

The service was a beautiful event with Pastor Meghan including a number of her friends and family in the ceremony. Pastor Meghan chose the gospel of John 15: 1-17, I am the Vine and my Father is the Vinegrower. Travis Alfrey, being a Charge, read a Bible verse in the program. Bishop Tim Smith presided over the service and gave a heartwarming sermon inter-mixing the Lion King's circle of life theme.

Read full article here

1517 Luther Way: Re-formation 2017

How is God is doing something new and different in us this year at Our Saviour Lutheran Church? During this 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, we have a great opportunity to look at how God is molding and shaping our congregation today! 

This series will help us uncover God's Grace through addressing our fears, daring to be uncomfortable and putting our trust in God. 
April 30 - Series Intro
May 7 - Address Our Fears
May 14 - Dare to be Uncomfortable
May 21 - Put Our Trust in God
Register for Sewing Camp! June 19-22

All 3rd - 8th grader Girls and Boys are invited to attend sewing camp this summer from  June 19-22 from  9:00AM-11:30AM. At sewing camp youth will make a pillowcase dress that will be sent to Pastor Deal's church in Costa Rica or Lutheran Relief in Africa. There is no cost to attend. Please note, space is limited to 12 attendees so we encourage you to register early.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Zimmer or Kerry Alfrey .

Register NOW for Agape Day Camp!
J uly 10 - 14, 2017
Who: Kids ages 3 - 8th grade

There's still room for your camper to attend Day Camp! This year's theme is Water for Life. We can't wait to share a week of songs, bible stories, nature activities and FUN with everyone! 

Please see the note below from Taylor McGuire about an Eagle Scout Project to create a memorial that will honor Veterans in the OSLC Courtyard:
My name is Taylor McGuire I am doing my eagle project to benefit all the veterans we have in our church. I am selling bricks to put the family names who have served our wonderful country the memorial for the veterans will be in the courtyard.

The bricks are only $50 dollars a piece to cover the cost of each brick engraving and the tools I will need to lay the bricks as well as the shipping of the bricks. I will need your name and phone number along with what you would like your brick to say.

Example of the brick design
 Please feel free to ask questions along the way. I will be in the narthex selling the bricks with a sample brick to show you what they will look like. There is also an opportunity to help lay the bricks (a property work day is scheduled for May 20 from 8 -12 pm), and if you would like to help please leave your name and phone number at the display table and I will certainly send you details of the project work days.

Thank you so much church family!


The Property Ministry has scheduled an outside workday for Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. Activities planned are: planting, mulching, general clean up, edging and trimming. Many hands are needed to make Our Saviour a beautiful place. Please bring your garden tools and gloves. A sign-up sheet is located at the Welcome Center. Any questions please call Bill Blake 315-3143.

May Birthdays! Happy Birthday to:

















Franklin Ward 

Darlene Smith 

Leonard Nagel 

Robbie Brown 

Annemarie Loeser 

Kate Thompson 

Todd Board 

Nancy Johnson 

Grace Sides 

Gunnar Levin 

Bill Wade 

Lucille Howard 

Steve Odom 

Joe Rabstejnek 

Linda Strohmenger 

Almira Weber 

John Carlyle 

















  Sue Diffily 

Heather Greisz 

Heather Kizer 

Lori Haley 

Heather Fischer 

Erin Metcalf 

Graylyn Cooksey 

Natasha Masar 

Dot Sparke 

Jim Currey 

Sean Ramirez 

Patrick Thompson 

Jerry Gaskill 

Kristie Craven 

Ruth Kohler 

Jeff Masar 

Bob Hoff 

Honoring Our Veterans

On Sunday, May 28, we will be honoring all Veterans who have passed away. If you have a picture of your loved one to display please drop it off at the Welcome Center by May 26. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

May Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to:

05       Lee & Joan Grant                           55 years
05       Will & Heather Kizer                      16 years
10       Sean & Amy Ramirez                    02 years
11       Mark* & Sybille Perreault              44 years
12       Ted & Beth Mataxis                       12 years
15       Brian & Christine Hughes             24 years
21       Joe & Heidi Rabstejnek                 29 years
23       Fred & Pat Stephenson                 64 years
25       Mike & Debbie Cruse                     42 years
26       Jeff & Natasha Masar                    27 years
28       Rick & Bobbie Barnes Jr               51 years
30       John & Sue Pfisterer                      53 years
31       Spencer & Katelyn Cole                 03 years

News From Our Saviour Preschool

You are invited to join us for the 
End of Year Preschool Program
Thursday, May 25th @  6pm

On the same evening, enjoy dinner at Chic-fil-a to 
support Our Saviour Preschool
Thursday, May 25th anytime from 5-7pm

To read

Building a Christ-centered foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Holy Week Youth Scavenger Hunt

During holy week our youth group had a scavenger hunt. They received a list of themes for Holy Week, and their challenge was to act out these different themes on the church grounds. We hope you enjoy these pictures of their adventure! 

Do you have pictures to share in the next newsletter? 
Email them to:

Prayers & Cares

Ella Fondrk, 
Jolene Fondrk, 
Ann Fuhrmann, 
Will Hill, 
Mary Lou Kenna, 
Diane Lewis, 
Pederson's Daughters Family, 
Rayna Pitko, 
Sharon Platz, 
Shawn Quigley, 
Jeff Santos, 
Jim Seibold Fran Starke, 
Pat Streicker, 
Elizabeth Toomey 

AT HOME- Rick Barnes, Pat Bock, Bill Bradley, Shirley Braisted, Louise Crum, Jack and Sue Diffily, Leatha Ferebee, Ed and Nadine Garrett, Florence McCormick, Mary McNabb, Joan
Nelson, Marian Oswalt, Barbara Reid, Jean Sherrill, Len Stanislawek, Rosanne Thein, Pat Williams

IN EXTENDED CARE- Elmcroft: Lucille Howard; Penick Village Skilled Care: Carole Carter,
Ken Sparke; Pinehurst Rehab: John Loeser, Quail Haven Rehab: Florence Ward

IN RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES - Elmcroft (Upper Unit): Peggy Smith; Fox Hollow: Har-
ris Skinner, St. Joseph's Villas/Pine Knoll: Flo Moore, Lydia Sturdevant; Southern Pines Gra-
cious Retirement Living: Dorothy Cullen, Paul Halm, Dorothy Meier, Carol Rushforth, Dottie
Sechrist, Paul Sechrist; Penick Village: Grace Bergstedt, Harry Carter, Dave and Roberta Dan-
ielson, Barbara Holderby, Janet Nelson, Dottie Sparke; Quail Haven: Franklin Ward

I N SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY- Sean Barnes, Peter Benson, Todd Board, Spencer Cole,
Jon Drew, Luke Erickson, Pastor Linn Fisher, Jonathan Gribben, Brian Hughes, Mark Jennings,
Michael Karlowicz, Jon Kempenich
OUR MISSION PARTNER - Water of Life Lutheran, Wilmington.

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

May Worship Assistant Schedule - Thank you for serving this month!

 Financial Update

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