August 2019
What's happening this month
OSLC has a new mobile app! Use the links above to download it on your phone. Access upcoming events, notifications, prayer requests, past sermon notes and so much more! Keep OSLC at your fingertips when you are on the go!
Adult Bible Study will resume Sunday, Sept. 8 in classrooms 1 & 2 from 9:20-10:15.

Please see Peggy Benson at the table near the welcome center, to look over the books and ask questions.

You don't need to read the books to join the discussions. All are welcome!

Kids Sunday School will be using Group's Buzz curriculum framework with supplementary enhancements including a take-home family devotional, The Big Book of Questions and Answers , and additional make and take hands-on projects. From September through December, we will be exploring the Bible theme of God's loving justice

Sunday School will be offered to Grades K-5 in a mixed-age setting beginning on September 8. Class begins at 9:15 AM and ends at 10:20 AM.


6th-8th graders will meet on Sundays at 9:30 AM in the library. Confirmation class will consist of a combination of hands-on, community and classroom participation.

Senior Youth
More details coming soon for our older teens.

Interested in volunteering to help out with Sunday Fundays? Please contact Tiffaney Flack .

Join us after worship for our first SUNDAY FUNDAY on September 15th! Back To School-A school cafeteria-style lunch and water balloon toss contest! We will be collecting school supplies for the teachers at lower income schools in our area. A list of most needed supplies will be provided on our Facebook page and at the welcome center desk closer to the event date. Your entrance to the event is a school supply donation.
Are you interested in volunteering? Have an item to donate for the silent auction? Silent auction proceeds will be split between Matthew 25 and the OSLC Preschool. Please contact Aimee Haley .
On Friday, August 23 we will be going to Downtown Sanford, NC.
There are boutiques, small shops, retail shops, an Antique Mall and the Sanford Train Depot all within walking distance of each other. The Train Depot has a park if you just want to sit and enjoy the scenery. For lunch we will be going to Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House Restaurant. (See Menu at the Welcome Center.) It has amazing food, great service, fabulous desserts, sandwiches, and a wide variety of salads. It is located in a lovely, one hundred year old Victorian home transformed into a restaurant in 1995, full of southern hospitality. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 10:30 AM. Lunch is at your expense and the bus ride will only be $3.00. Sign~up at the Welcome Center. Come explore with us.

will be shown Tuesday Aug 20 at 6:30 pm in our sanctuary. All women are invited to come watch this Bible story come to life. It's about a young Jewish girl, how she winds up in a Persian harem and becomes queen unbeknownst to the King that she is Jewish and ultimately is instrumental in delivering the Jews. See how God intervenes in the affairs of man for God’s purposes. The movie is 90 minutes long and is rated PG. Popcorn provided! Sponsored by The Women of Faith Circle.


There is 1 spot available for this free camp due to a late cancellation. If interested please contact Sandy Zimmer.
Are you musically gifted? Do you love to sing?
If so, become part of the choir, bell choir or praise band!

ADULT CHOIR The adult choir at Our Savior sings at the big services throughout the church year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings. They sing all styles of music from the serious to the joyful. Members of the adult choir also offer small group songs and solos. If you are interested please contact our Minister of Music David Lussier at

BELL CHOIR The bell choir at Our Savior rings at the big services of the year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings. The group offers music as a ensemble as well as accompany congregational singing. Members of the bell choir offer small group songs as well. Basic music reading will help you. If you are interested please contact our Minister of Music David Lussier at

CHILDREN'S CHOIR The children's choir at Our Savior sings many Sundays throughout the church year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:50pm. They sing all styles of music from the serious to the joyful. The group is open to age 8 through grade 8. If you are interested please contact our Minister of Music David Lussier at

INSTRUMENTALISTS and COMPOSERS If you are an instrumentalist on any instrument or compose for choir-bell choir-praise band-congregation and would like to contribute to the worship at Our Savior please contact our Minister of Music David Lussier at
THANK YOU FROM CAMP AGAPE'  - To All who made day camp possible here at Our Saviour. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! From volunteers to donations to general needs, you had us covered. We could not have had such a FUN and smoothly-run Agape' Day Camp without each and everyone of you! You welcomed and invited us in, and supported us every step of the way so that we could grow in faith and get to know each camper. We appreciate everything Our Saviour did for us, the campers and Agape Day Camp! We can’t wait until next year!

Your Camp Agape' Counselors: Becca, Brandon, Polly, Kate and Allison. 
Agape' & Preschool 2019 Day Camp Photos

The Agape and Preschool Day Camps were a big success this year! We had 32 campers in Agape and 22 campers in Preschool. We hope to see such a big turnout next year and many years ahead! We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated their skills, time, money, supplies, support and well wishes! 
Many blessings, Katie and Lynn .

To view more, visit the album on our Facebook page
Next month, voting members will convene Aug. 5-10 for the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This will be the 15th gathering of the assembly, the primary decision-making body of the ELCA. This year’s theme is “We are church,” and voting members will spend the week participating in plenaries, discussions, Bible studies and worship while deliberating the work of the church.
This year, voting members will:

  • Elect the presiding bishop and secretary. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, elected in 2013, is seeking re-election to a six-year term. Secretary Chris Boerger, elected in 2013, is retiring after this term. The secretary is elected to a six-year term.

  • Vote on proposed budgets for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 fiscal years.

  • Review proposed amendments to the “Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”

  • Consider a proposal that the entrance rite for ministers of Word and Service be ordination and to no longer count deacons as laypeople for the representational principles.

  • Act on responses to memorials from synod assemblies.

On Aug. 6, voting members will participate in hearings to ask questions and learn more about some ministries of the church and the proposed actions that will come before them.
In her introductory letter to assembly participants, Eaton reminded voting members that the assembly is “a process of communal spiritual discernment to bring about God’s will for God’s people.”

Also taking place during the assembly will be a celebration for “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA,” a program to honor the 50th anniversary of women’s ordination, and an observance of the church’s focus on gun violence awareness.

We had hot dogs for lunch the other day. Not fancy brats. Just regular old hot dogs and buns. I wanted mine boiled because that’s how they’re meant to be eaten. She wanted hers browned in a skillet, for the same reason. I had mine with ketchup, because that’s how they’re meant to be eaten. She insists that mustard is the right condiment. She ate hers without a bun, while I did it the way they’re meant to be eaten. We both enjoyed our lunch, but here’s the question: should I post something on facebook telling the world how wrong she was with the way she ate her hot dog? Shall I post pictures of the right way to do it? Shall I loudly and frequently praise any people who opt for what I happen to know is the right and best (and therefore) only way to eat a hot dog? And shall I criticize those “other” people? If you’re a bun-less, mustardy browned hot dog person, can we ever be friends?

Sure, there’s some humor there. But if you ignore the hot dog part, might you still see yourself and how you differ from folks around you. And not just differ, because that’s ok. But differ with an angry and hateful attitude that includes words like stupid and unreasonable and traitorous and heretical and un-something or un-everything. Pick the issue. There are tons of them today and lots of people who insist on taking sides and lashing out at anyone who sees things from a different perspective. But do we have to have an angry discussion about everything in life? And what would it take for those hateful confrontations to be done away with? And are you really sure that mustard is better than ketchup? 

In this confrontational world of ours, change has to begin with you and me. Yes, there’s a lot that separates us but there’s so much that binds us together—and the knowledge that we are all loved children of God is nothing to disregard. So if you and I and our neighbors in church and at the ballot box, our friends on the golf course or in the book club, can start all our interactions with a kind of “what would Jesus do” mentality, who knows what our world and our nation and our church and our families will start to look like—again. Imagine the change that can happen when you and I start talking about hot dogs and move into a discussion of how all the people of God can live together.

Pastor Linn will be away on Military Duty August 8-20.
Please be sure to add him to your prayer list.
1-Bernie & Barbara Taubersmith, 72 yrs
5-Randy & Gretchen Nelms, 58 yrs
6-Jonathan & Miranda Ward, 3 yrs
8-Michael & Lauren Wilson, 6 yrs
9-Larry & Frances Wilson, 49 yrs
11-Dan & Sarah Peterson, 30 yrs
11-Peter & Peggy Benson, 29 yrs
14-Mike & Lynn Antil, 15 yrs
16-Ed & Jan Carey, 61 yrs
16-Irvin & Darlene Williams, 49 yrs
16-Michael & Dana Ignoffo, 7 yrs
18-Greg & Sara Blakely, 18 yrs
19-Bill & Gladys Wade, 48 yrs
26-Jeff & Vicki Binney, 47 yrs
29-Bill & Meg Lindenberger, 49 yrs

2- Gary Smith
2-Fran Currey
2-Rick Johnson
4-Polly Bethea
4- Dorothy Cullen
4- Dave Danielson
4- Barbara Holderby
6- Elsie Holzmann
7-Dianne Forsberg
7-Jim Klug
7-Austin Clayton
7-Isabella Ramirez
11-Liam Wilson
12- Heidi Pittard
13-Everett Prairie
16-Angie Board
19-Meghan Osborne
20-Catherine Sigmon-Mitchell
20-Amy Hinds
21- Lynn Whittle
22-Jim Seevers
24-Melinda Ransdell
26-Joyce Grau
26-Ellie Gulovich
27-Larry Wolff
27-Raven Davis
28-Chris Fee
29-Bobbie Barnes
30-Jordyn LaForge

Prayers & Cares

Friends and Relatives
All Military, All who suffer illnesses, Flood, Earthquake, Volcano Victims, Cancer Patients, Bruce Arrendale, Don Barcus,Chelsea Boet, Jim Constantino, Barbara Dice, The George Family, Dale and Dan Gillis, Pam Grupp, Phillip Hause, Kim Lindenberger, Gail Lussier, Joanne Lussier, Jennifer and Scott, Daris Jones, Diane Lewis, Bill Lindau, Lloyd Paris, Phillip Paris, Danielle Stefanik, Jon Strohmenger, and Paul Zanowski.

As a community of faith, we join together in prayer for the needs, concerns, joys and sorrows that we share. Please pray for God’s grace and strength to surround those listed below.
HOME — Eloise Anderson, Rick Barnes, Polly Bethea, Shirley Braisted, Dorothy Cullen, Dave Danielson, Jack and Sue Diffily, Leatha Ferebee, Christine Hughes, Carol Marsh, Florence McCormick, Leonard Nagel, Joan Nelson, Barbara Reid, Jim Seevers, Jean Sherrill.
In Extended Care Penick Village Rehab: Barbara Holderby, Pat Manning,
Pinehurst Rehab: Peggy Smith, Quail Haven Rehab: Paul Halm, Mary McNabb, Barbara Taubersmith Fox Hollow Rehab: Harris Skinner, Bob Springer, Magnolia Gardens Rehab: Pat Wiggins
In Service To Our Country —Sean Barnes, Jon Drew, Pastor Linn Fisher, Ben Flanick, Matthew Hinds, Mark Jennings, Matt Prairie, Amy Ramirez and Sean Ramirez
Our Missionary in Costa Rica Pastor Stephen Deal.


To Matthew 25
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by John Garcia

To Matthew 25
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by Sarah & Ross Perot Jr 

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