Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Meditation Moment
 
From the Pastor ....
     
"Be still and know that I am God."    
(Psalm 46:10)
                                                                                                              
One of my best cycling friends has a tough condition for a distance cyclist-asthma. Often this will flare up when she least expects it and it makes the journey incredibly tough for her on days when she pushes through without slowing down. Robyn and I also have another condition found in post-modern culture called: FOMO-which stands for "Fear Of Missing Out." When we ride in larger cycling groups, often the distance and pace is set by the larger group. When I know that it will just be two best friends riding along side each other, we can set the pace. If it's a tough day for my friend Robyn, we slow down or stop. Often, she has incredibly strong days too that I am pedaling so fast to keep up with her.

Paying attention to our breath is an important spiritual skill. When we are short of breath due to stress, its important to remember that we have someone who never leaves us. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit. The word in Greek and Hebrew for "spirit" can also be translated as "breath" or "wind." Taking just a moment to catch our breath, be still and know God can replenish us for the journey. As you read this I am still enjoying a restful vacation. I return on July 16th. I hope that you also have the chance to catch your breath and enjoy this gift of life.
 
Faithfully,
 
Pastor Karna
 
This Week at Worship

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 worship CANCELLED. 
The start of LIVE worship at the church has  
been postponed. Please watch for future  
communications for a start date. 
  

Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 9:00 am (Communion) online    
  Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik       
Special Music: Pastor Keith Lentz    
 
Online services found on Facebook or at  
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"Sermons"    
 
 
Memorial Service for Carol Mae Rosenwinkel 
July 5th, 1936 - May 29th, 2020

Date:  Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time:  4:00 PM 
Location:  Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center
                2800 Curve Crest Blvd W 
                Stillwater, MN 55082  
Open to the public:  Please wear a mask 
 
Cards can be mailed to:
Jim Rosenwinkel
13945 Upper 58th St N, Apt #106
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082 
 
 
Care of Creation Tip
In gratitude, caring for God's Air, Water, and Land

Car + 2 Gallon of Water = Clean Car and Water Savings
If you run the garden hose for 15 minutes while you wash your car, you'll send 50 to 100 gallons of clean drinking water down the storm drain. You can do the same job with just 2 gallons of water (which you could capture in a rain barrel). Soap and scrub the car by hand with the first gallon of water and a cloth. Then use a water-soaked cloth dipped in the second gallon as you rinse off the soap from top to bottom. The car will be just as clean, and our scarce drinking water will be preserved. That's a job done well.
 
A lot of "just one persons" working together can accomplish mighty things. ~ A message from your OSLC Care of Creation team.    
 
Announcements
 
Women's Outdoor Bible Study 
 
The women's Bible Study in the Park will have a new look this year.  Our first study will be led by Pastor Karna on July 16 (date change from original announcement).  It will be held in the yard of Becky Maier, 663 S. Broadway in Stillwater, and all women and friends of OSLC are invited to attend. Everyone will need to bring a mask and those attending will be seated apart.  No food will be served but individuals are encouraged to bring her own beverage and eats.   
 
The theme is "Just Love" in the Community: From Tree to We
(Luke 19:1-10).  The lesson views the story of Zacchaeus through the lens of restorative justice.  What does it mean to make amends for the harm we have caused?  How does Jesus invite us into healing relationships that reconnect us to the communities from which we have been alienated?  It all begins at 9:30 am.  We will see you there!  The offering that morning will go to Bethlehem in the  Midway for their work with the St. Paul neighborhood damaged by the recent looting and fires.
Summer Book Discussion (Begins July 19)  
 
As summertime is a great opportunity for reading, I'm inviting OSLC friends to join me in hearing the story of a woman named Debby Irving who wrote the book "Waking up White." She always wanted to love her neighbors and build bridges between racial divides, but she found this to be insurmountable. This is a story of her growing awareness of how she could effectively and authentically bring a healing to the brokenness in our world and lessen this divide we find ourselves living in.
 
We will meet on Sundays at 4 PM at Pioneer Park starting on
July 19th (date change from original announcement). Bring your own chair, mask and snack. In case of rain, we will meet on zoom.
 
Additional Note: Because of the timely topic of this book, it has become extremely difficult to obtain copies. We recently discovered that our books are back ordered until late August. Downloaded versions are available on Amazon Kindle for $7.99 for those who have tablets. Otherwise, we have secured one book which we will pass around for people to read.
Because of the topic, even if people have not been able to read the book, Pastor Karna would love for people to come for the discussion. Eventually everyone will have a chance to read the book.  
 
If you would like to be added to the book rotation list, please contact Office Administrator Kathy Newton via email or phone (651-439-0834 home#).
Sunday Virtual Worship Volunteer Opportunities 
 
Vocalists and Instrumentalists  
Thank you to the many musicians who have blessed OSLC's Online Worship. If you are a Vocalist or Instrumentalist who might sing or play for the Sunday Worship, please contact Jane Gay . Blessings and Thanks!  
 
Readers
If you would be willing to read the Gospel text for our Online Worship on Sundays, please contact Pastor Karna. Thank you.   
 
Stephen Ministry

All Alone?


Don't be. God doesn't want us to be all alone. He wants us to turn to others when things are bothering us. Stephen Ministers will walk with you through your troubles and be there for you when you need them.
 
OSLC has had Stephen Ministry since 2018. Since the beginning of this ministry, 15 trained Stephen Ministers have walked with 22 members and friends of our congregation during life's challenges. Perhaps you or someone you know could benefit from having a caring, listening and nonjudgmental ear. In addition, the Stephen Leaders at OSLC are looking ahead to training a second group of Stephen Ministers. If you might be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or if you know of someone who could benefit from having a Stephen Minister, please contact Stephen Leaders Becky Maier or Andrea Valley or reach out to Pastor Karna. Any of our current Stephen Ministers can also answer questions and share their experience.
 
"Encourage one another and build each other up,  
just as in fact you are doing."  
(1 Thessalonians 5:11)
 
Prayer
 
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 Karna Moskalik with any of your needs.
Board Updates
 
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Giving Opportunities
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By registering on the Our Savior's Giving Page, downloading the GivePlus+ mobile app, or texting 833-970-0714, you can make a one-time gift or set up a donation that will process automatically on a recurring basis. Recurring donations are convenient for you and provide our church with much needed consistent support throughout the year. We work with Vanco Payment Solutions to provide you a secure platform to manage your giving.
 
 
 
     
"Giving is not a debt you owe; it is a seed you sow." -Unknown