July 2019
What's happening this month
Congratulations to the Bell Choir for making the top 8 and the final voting ballot!


Vote until 7/21 @ 8:01pm Eastern
Share this with your friends and family! 
This helps get our name out into the community.

Agapé Day Camp is returning to Our Saviour Lutheran Church this summer, July 8-12 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM ! Campers will enjoy a week of games, songs, crafts, nature activities, Bible studies, and FUN, led by trained summer counselors from Agape' Kure Beach Ministries. Agape' Day Camp is for rising 1st through 8th graders. The cost is $135 per child. A separate day camp for preschoolers will also be available July 8-12 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM for ages 3 to 5 . The cost per child is $75. There will be a $250 cap for families registering multiple children.

This year’s theme is Spirit Power! Based on 2 Corinthians 13:14 “May the grace shown by the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. May the love that God has given us be with you. And may the sharing of life brought about by the Holy Spirit be with you all.” We will be exploring the Holy Spirit as a part of the Trinity and beyond! Together we will see the Holy Spirit as a gift that makes us advocates, community and peace makers.

To register, visit www.oslcsp.org and click on Day Camp Forms in the menu. Camperships are available! Contact Donna Knight at oslcsp@oslcsp.org or call 692-2662 ext. 206. Assistance is available!

SPACES LEFT-2 spots left for preschool and 3 for Agape
The Concert Committee and the Worship and Music Team will NOT be meeting on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Schedule change! No mid-week worship July 3rd - NEW STUDY starts Wednesday, July 10th! This service is not a recap of Sundays, so mark your calendar to come and see what it's all about!
There will be no Fun on Friday event during the month of July. Fun on Friday will return in August.
Wednesday July 17
at 6:30 PM

9 day travel excursion through the Holy Land-additional add-ons available!

Learn more about this trip of a lifetime at the tour presentation!

Please feel free to share this with friends who attend other churches as we will be reaching out and inviting them to join us.

Everyone welcome!

BROCHURES with additional information and photos are available at the welcome center desk. Please take some to hand out.
Adult Bible Study will resume Sunday, Sept. 7 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, pre-order materials or ask questions. You don't need to read the books to join the discussions. All are welcome!

Kid's Sunday School Details Coming Soon!
If you would be in interested in being an Ambassador For Christ, welcoming new guests to church and nurturing personal connections with people as they continue to grow in their faith, please drop by our Q & A on Sunday, July 14th , immediately after worship in the library for more details. We will be signing up individuals, couples and families to mentor and make connections with new guests of OSLC to foster more personalized relationships and help build our community.

Find out more by dropping by or contact Katie Van O'Linda or Lynn Antil for further details.
Elwood and Jean Henning moved to North Carolina after living for thirty-seven years in Westfield, NJ. Elwood was employed by IBM for thirty-three years before retiring to Seven Lakes, NC in 1991.   
A veteran of WWII, Elwood served in the Army and Army Air Corps. After discharge he served for twenty-two years in the Army Reserves.
They joined Our Saviour Lutheran Church in August 1991 and wasted no time getting involved in the life of the congregation. They served as ushers and offering tellers and were especially active with the Social Ministry Committee. For many years they worked tirelessly for weeks leading up to our Annual Bazaar sorting, pricing and selling items to raise money for our Discretionary Fund.
Elwood passed into the church triumphant at the age of 93 in August of 2008 leaving behind his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Jean. Together they had two children; a son, Elwood “Bud” Henning and a daughter, Judith Henning Stratton. Jean passed into the church triumphant at the age of 99 on February 17, 2019.  
Elwood and Jean generously supported various ministry projects at Our Saviour over the years. Upon Jean’s passing we learned of another gift that they left to the church. With grateful hearts, we announce that we have received a gift of $15,000 from Jean’s estate that was marked for the General Fund. Their donation comes at a time of great need and will make a difference in the financial health of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. We are grateful to be remembered by Elwood and Jean upon their death and have been blessed by their faithfulness and giving spirit.
In 1787, while the proposed United States constitution was being debated, George Washington occupied the presider’s chair. Visible at the top of the chair was a partial sun. Delegate Benjamin Franklin looked at that chair day after day while the deliberations wore on. Some of the ideas for the constitution were accepted, and some were not. But each time a proposal was debated, the document grew stronger. And as the document grew stronger, so did the nation in the making. Finally, when the last delegates were signing their name to the constitution, it’s reported that Benjamin Franklin said to James Madison, I’ve been looking at that sun in Washington’s chair, never sure if it were a rising sun or a setting sun. But today, I’m glad to report that it is a rising sun.

Might that be the way you look at our congregation? That over the years, there have been positive and negative days of ministry, ideas set forth that were helpful and less so, days when the future wasn’t always bright. But like Franklin, starting right now, can we look ahead and say, it’s a rising sun. I myself know that for a fact. It’s a rising sun. So as Franklin was right when he spoke of the nation, we can be right when we speak of OSLC. These are times to look forward to the rising sun.

Pastor Nagle
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you to the many members who attended and spoke during the Special Congregational Meeting held June 23, 2019 after Worship. As a result of the meeting, the Congregation overwhelmingly voted in favor of engaging the Center for Congregational Health (“CCH”) in Part I of the proposal submitted to OSLC.

The most essential part of the consultation process is the engagement of members through small group listening sessions. Once the dates for these listening sessions have been selected, please make every effort to attend. The success of this process is wholly dependent on each member’s participation. The Council specifically sought Congregational approval to empower the Congregation so that each member would know, not only the monetary cost, but also that the success of the consultation process and implementation of the recommendations from CCH is up to you as members.

After the listening sessions have occurred, the Congregation will receive a report from CCH along with recommendations for implementation.
Considering OSLC’s 210 giving units, one-half of the fee for CCH at $2,600 would equate to an additional gift of $12.38 to a spending unit's annual giving. I am requesting that each giving unit consider and give a one-time gift in that amount ($12.38) or more should Spirit so guide you. I hope that the encouragement of this process will inspire those members of greater means to give more to cover the cost and hopefully inspire additional giving which is needed to cover the general fund shortfall.

I look forward walking along with you in this time of discernment and reflection. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of Council.

Yours in Christ,
Bill Van O’Linda

2-Jon & Rachel Drew, 8 yrs
4-Ken & Dot Sparke, 66 yrs
4-Jack & Sue Diffily, 54 yrs
4-Al & Pat Wiggins, 54 yrs
5-Wayne & Judy Osborne, 38 yrs
6-Gary & Rosi Tucek, 17 yrs
11-Scott & Ellen Haulsee, 32 yrs
12-Bill & Katie Van O'Linda, 16 yrs
29-Mike & Tracy Metcalf, 30 yrs

1-Clara Lussier
3-Katie Metcalf
6-Bryce Pittard
7-Bill Weber
11-Harald Stelzer
12-Brittany Ray
14- Ken Sparke
15-Ed Carey
15-Rivan Harter
16-Lauren Davis
16-Olivia Drew
18-Peggy Smith
18-Barbara Taubersmith
18-Kathy Mondock
18-Scottt Haulsee
19-Harry Luntz
19-David O'Brien
22-Jocelyn Blakely
24-Jonathan Ward
27-Ellie Ray
30-Pam Crumpler
30-Miranda Ward
30-Wes McConaughay

Prayers & Cares

Friends and Relatives
All Military, All who suffer illnesses, Flood, Earthquake, Volcano Victims, Cancer Patients, Don Barcus, Bouchard family, Chelsea Boet, Jim Constantino, Barbara Dice, Pam Grupp, Phillip Hause, Gail Lussier, Joan 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, Jack and Sue Diffily, Leatha Ferebee, Dianne Forsberg , Ruth Kohler, Florence McCormick, Leonard Nagel, Lanie Nagle, Joan Nelson, Marian Oswalt, Barbara Reid, Jim Seevers, Jean Sherrill
In Extended Care Pinehurst Rehab: Peggy Smith, Quail Haven Rehab: Paul Halm, Mary McNabb, 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.
PRAYERS OF CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO  the family of Joan Bouchard who died on Monday, June 17th, 2019. Please keep the Bouchard family in your prayers.


To Matthew 25
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by Gen. Donald & Jane Streater

To Matthew 25
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by Col & Mrs. T P Williams

To the Memorial Fund
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by First Bank

To Matthew 25
In memory of Bonnie Springer
by Fraine and Sonje Zeitler

To the Memorial Fund
In memory of Cris Crisafulli
by Mary Stoddard

To the Memorial Fund
In memory of Cris Crisafulli
by Catherine Nichols

To submit items to be included in the monthly newsletter or on social media, please email Keri Johnson or visit the church social media/communications office across from the welcome desk. All submissions are due by the 20th of the month and are based on approval by the Pastor.

Please email photos from events and church activities to kjohnson@oslcsp.org.