Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Meditation Moment
 
From the Pastor ....
 
"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where
will my help come from? My help comes
from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121)
     
One time I was asked to create a bio describing myself and interests. I self-disclosed that "drinking coffee" was one of my favorite "hobbies." One person laughed and commented how "that's my favorite 'hobby' too!" What was behind this statement was the joy of drinking a cup of coffee with a dear friend(s). On Tuesday mornings, I am blessed to continue this practice as I connect with area pastors for a Bible study. We share what is on our hearts, we discover inspiration for preaching and we know that we have trusted friendships in this gathering. It's a safe space to be who you are, known and loved. That's what "drinking coffee," means to me. It's a metaphor for having a trusted friend(s) to share the joys and struggles of life.
 
This is a picture of a sacred gift I was given: "a praying hands cross."  Truth be told, I limit my coffee drinking these days as I converse with my greatest friend, Jesus. In one hand, I hold this cross. In the other hand, I hold a coffee cup. Listening to Jesus, praying, reading God's Word and anchoring the day with spiritual practices gives me incredible hope. On days where this time is rushed, I feel it. When I linger in this presence of Christ, I discover a serenity that creates resiliency. A prayer partner gave me this cross years ago. Prayer holds great power to heal our world, and even calm the storms in our own hearts and minds. It's never too late to pause and spend time with God. May all of us continue to pray for the healing of our world. Know that I pray for all of Our Savior's. God is with us always.
  
Faithfully,
 
Pastor Karna
 
This Week at Worship

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm 
Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 9:00 am 
  Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  
Special Music: Matthew Fjestad
 
Online services found on Facebook or at  
Missed a Live streamed service?  
Watch it later from our website under
"Sermons"    
 
 
Care of Creation Tip 
In gratitude, caring for God's Air, Water, and Land

Rethinking Using Fossil Fuels      
One positive effect of staying home to slow the pandemic is that car and truck driving has decreased. This helps reduce a major source of greenhouse gases that affect our climate. Many of us are taking fewer vehicle trips by shopping for groceries once a week and by working from home. We've been forced to rethink our activities . . . and it shows us it's possible for us to do the same to help with the other global threat, climate change.

A lot of "just one persons" working together can accomplish mighty things. ~ A message from your OSLC Care of Creation team.
 
Announcements

Coffee with Pastor Karna 
 
Do you miss coffee hour at church? If so, join Pastor Karna on Sundays at 10 am through a "zoom coffee hour."  Enjoy coffee and goodies in the comfort of your home while re-connecting with church friends online. To join us, simply e-mail karna@oslcstillwater.org for the zoom link or call in number.
Sunday Virtual Worship Volunteer Opportunities 
 
Vocalists and Instrumentalists  
Thank you to the many musicians who have blessed OSLC's Online Worship from our beginning in March! 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.  
 
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Family Resources 
 
Please see videos and resources for children at our website under Online 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  
 
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
 
March and April minutes have been added. To view church board minutes, please Click Here!
 
Giving Opportunities
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"Giving is not a debt you owe; it is a seed you sow." -Unknown