Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Meditation Moment
 
From the Pastor ....
 
"We love because He first loved us."
(1 John 4:19)
     
On Ash Wednesday, we had the gift of the cross marked on our foreheads that reveal the depths of Jesus' love. While this ashen cross easily washes away, the reality of God's love is ever-present in our lives. During a typical Lent, people often fast from social media or chocolate. We never imagined that Lent in 2020 would involve fasting from just about everything: sports, entertainment, restaurants, school, working at the office, and even public worship!

As all of these comforts are stripped away, and we feel this emptiness of Holy Week, one thing remains: the ever-faithful loving presence of Jesus. Romans 8 reassures us that nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of Jesus. Sometimes this love of Jesus shows up in quiet ways such as silent prayer. Other times God's love shows up in very concrete means; quilters making masks, delivered groceries and a simple phone call. This past week I was blown away by the love of Our Savior's! This is a picture of a craft some of our youth made for me.  
 
We are living into our theme song, "the world needs love." A huge thank you to OSLC as we have 26 households that have increased their giving at this time to unlock the anonymous $30,000 for the challenge gift! As 10% of our offerings go out to bless and help others in need, we are showing this love of God for people at such a crucial time.

May you also trust and know that this love of Jesus is with you always! You are not alone. Our faithful Jesus promises to walk with us each and every day. May you sense the presence of Jesus sustaining you and uplifting you today and always!
 
Eternally,
 
Pastor Karna
 
This Week at Worship
Holy Week

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm  
Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  
Special Music: Matthew Fjestad & Pastor Keith Lentz
 
Good Friday, April 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 
Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  
Special Music: Olson Family & Pastor Keith Lentz
   
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am 
  Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  
Special Music: Emily Fjestad, Olson Family, 
Jen Seckora & Holly Newton  
 
Virtual services found on Facebook or at www.oslcstillwater.org 
 
Missed a Livestreamed service?  
Watch it later from our website.  
Services are posted shortly following each service. 
 
   
We will be taking a break from online worship on Wednesday, April 15.  
Online worship services will resume on Sunday, April 19 at 9:00 am . 
 
TEXT TO GIVE (NEW) 
 
Giving is now as simple as sending a text message from your mobile device. GivePlus Text is a service offered by Vanco Services to allow secure donations made through your cell phone. It's Simple!
  1. Send a text to the Our Savior's unique 10-digit number: 833-970-0714, along with the amount you with to donate.
  2. You will receive a registration link. Click the link and enter your contact and payment information. Tap "Process."
  3. After registration is complete, you will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email.
  4. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.
 
 
Care of Creation Tip
In gratitude, caring for God's Air, Water, and Land  
 
Keep the Earth Clean During Spring Cleaning Sheltering at home during the pandemic doesn't mean we can't affect (or help) our global environment.
 
Many people who have been directed to stay at home during the pandemic are using the time to do some Spring cleaning. After they clean, they have useful items they want to remove from their home. With donation centers and garage sales not being available, garbage haulers are seeing a spike in the disposal of these reusable items.
 
If this describes you, resist the urge to immediately discard these usable items you've lived with for so long. Put them away in a box until the reuse options are available again. Don't turn them into extra trash.
 
A lot of "just one persons" working together can accomplish mighty things. ~ A message from your OSLC Care of Creation team.
 
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Family Resources 
 
Please see videos and resources for children at the OSLC website under Virtual Worship and Resources and then under For Kids. Also, contact Darla if your child would like to write to an elderly friend from our congregation.
Time for Parents 
 
Time for Parents is a group dedicated to moms and dads sharing their highs, lows, concerns, and triumphs in parenting within the context of our Christian beliefs. We focus on various topics related to parenting and work to support each other in our journey as parents. We are currently connecting through Zoom every Sunday at 10 am. If you are interested in participating and need the link to join us, please contact Gloria Guinee. 
VBS Rocky Railway
 
Registration is now open for VBS Rocky Railway: Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through.  At Rocky Railway VBS, kids discover Jesus' power can pull them through life's ups and downs.  Creative activities, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.
When: Monday-Thursday, August 3 - 6, from 9 am - 12 pm
Who: Children ages 3 yrs (by Jan 1, 2020 AND potty-trained) through Grade 4 (2019-20 school year)
Register online NOW!   
 
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
 
To view church board minutes, please Click Here!
 
Giving Opportunities
Hassle Free, Secure Online Giving

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