Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Meditation Moment
 
From the Pastor ....
 
" They will know you are my disciples
by your love for one
another.
" 
(John 13:35   
 
On Sunday, we had an "incognito" pastor visitor! Upon arriving, my friend smelled fresh donuts. During worship, I wondered what she was thinking as her head was down. Brian noticed she was taking notes. After worship, she said, "I'm so impressed with the engagement of the youth and kids!" Students gave the message, offered special music, read the Gospel and offered the blessing.

Justin Grimm from the synod office also remarked that OSLC has a great energy! At the 8:00 AM service two weeks ago, there were so many prayers for birthdays, anniversaries and travels. We had a great laugh at that service when I was told, "there is a group of us traveling to Bethlehem." Impressed, I said, "wow!" (I was thinking "The Holy Land") She meant Bethlehem Lutheran in St. Paul where they would feed the hungry. OSLC truly is a "caring community." The common experience here is that we are a friendly place. It is a joy to serve here! Thanks so much for being who God has called us to be!
 
Joyfully,
 
Pastor Karna
 
This Week at Worship
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
 
5:00 pm Dinner
Menu: Sloppy Joes, Italian Pasta Salad and Dessert
 
5:30 pm Family Worship in the CLC
Message: Youth Skit Team 
 
6:10 pm Faith Formation
Time for Parents  
7:00 pm Confirmation  
7:00 pm Kingdom Choir
8:00 Proclaim! 
 
 
Sunday, February 16, 2020
  Message: Pastor Karna Moskalik  
 
8:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Music: Proclaim!   
   
(NO FAITH FORMATION OR ADULT EDUCATION) 
 
10:30 am Contemporary Worship in the CLC 
Led by the Praise Team  
 
11:45 am Jr High Evolve (Gr 7-9)
 
4:30 pm Sr High Activate (Gr 10-12)
 
  Volunteering is a work of heart. 
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  to greet, usher, read, serve communion  
or serve coffee!
 
 
Care of Creation Tip
In gratitude, caring for God's Air, Water, and Land
 
Caucus for Climate
Do you wish our elected leaders were leading efforts to face the crisis of climate change, which especially threatens our poorer sisters and brothers worldwide? You can help send a strong message to our elected and soon-to-be elected representatives by attending your political caucus on Monday, Feb. 25 and making it known that climate change is a priority issue for people of all parties.  
 
If you'd like to introduce a resolution on climate change at your caucus, the OSLC Care of Creation committee can help. Email Don Schuld ( committee member). Can you spend one evening helping protect the people of the world?  Find the location of your caucus HERE! 
 
A lot of "just one persons" working together can accomplish mighty things. ~ A message from your OSLC Care of Creation team.
 
Announcements

Inspirational Yoga
 
New session of Inspirational Yoga begins Saturday, February 15th!
We welcome beginners and offer a variety of classes that are always different and tailored to participants ability. Join us and our instructor, Kali on Saturday mornings 8:30 - 9:30 am. 4 sessions $40, single session $12. Any questions contact Summer Seidenkranz 651.331.9940.
Feb 15: Ayuryoga: Yoga for the season of winter
Feb 22: Fascia Yoga: Gentle movement for release
Feb 29: Yoga Mantra: Movement & sound meditation
Mar 7: Vinihoga: Yoga your way
Book of the Month Club
 
The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 1:00 pm to discuss "The Sandcastle Girls" by Bohjalian.  We hope you can join us.
Graduate Care Packages

 
Packages were sent filled with yummy valentines and lots of well wishes from their OSLC family on Monday. Thanks to all who donated and put the packages together. 
Lenten Soup Suppers
 
Soup Suppers begin Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 until Wed., Apr. 1, 2020. If you would love to bring a soup and/or dessert to share, or if you are willing to wash dishes, please sign up at the welcome desk or online! 
 
Soups and desserts need to be brought to the church kitchen by 5 pm each Wednesday. Please label your crock pots/containers and pick up after each soup supper. Dishwashers can begin at 5:45 pm. Soup Suppers are from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm. If you have any questions you can contact Jenifer Johnson, Kitchen Coordinator.  
Thyme for Grace Meals
 
Thyme for Grace is a food ministry for those in our congregation and community who could use a good home-cooked meal and a bit of extra care. There are currently nine packages with servings for 4 in the Kitchen freezer that are looking for a home; and one package with a serving for 2. Please remember to share with others that you know who would enjoy a bit of extra care. 
Sonshine Card Club
 
If you're looking for a "behind the scenes" volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in someone's life, this is it! The "Sonshine Card Club" is looking for volunteers to join us for the April 2020-March 2021 season. On behalf of the church, we send cards and notes of encouragement to people in need. This outreach is a service of the Health & Caring Ministry Team. If you might be interested, please contact Cindy Gackle at cgackle@enventis.net , 612-751-7921. Thank you.
Gratitude Containers
 
In 2019 the Gratitude Containers collected $710 which was sent to Lutheran Disaster Response to help the many people who have been affected by so many natural disasters. The Gratitude containers will once again be handed out on February 9th and 16th. Those who participate drop a coin in their container when they feel gratitude for the events in their own lives with the purpose of helping those who have been less fortunate. The containers filled with coins are then collected in November. Be sure to pick up a container!
2020 Woman's Retreat
 
Planning for the 2020 Women's Retreat is underway and registrations forms are on the women's bulletin board. The dates are April 24-25 and we will once again be at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington. The cost is $115 for a double room and $140 for a single room. Those attending will be traveling around the world to every continent with the theme "WonderFull World - Where Women Explore God's Love and Wonder." The weekend is always an inspirational and fun time to spend with our sisters in Christ. Get yourself registered now and bring a friend with you.
Mission Jamaica
 
Collecting bars of soap and large tubes of toothpaste for the March Mission Trip to Jamaica that Mary Anderson is traveling with. Items can be dropped off in the Gathering Area at church. Also, checks are being accepted to purchase broiler chicks for the WestHaven Orphanage in Jamaica. Checks can be made out to OSLC with Mission Jamaica in the memo line and placed in the offering plate or drop box on the Welcome Desk.  
Guatemala Youth Retreat
 
The Saint Paul Area Synod is hosting an opportunity for any youth in the synod to be a part of a youth retreat to Guatemala. Youth will join with the Lutheran Church in Guatemala (ILAG) and their youth from August 5-12, 2020, at the Lutheran Center in Guatemala City. Students will experience a cultural immersion with Guatemalan youth, growing in their faith in Jesus, their leadership skills, and practicing the accompaniment method for international fellowship. More information and registration forms can be found on the bulletin board across from the church office. Application deadline is March 1.
 
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Rocky Railway VBS Needs  
 
Rocky Railway will be our theme for VBS this summer! Please contact Darla  if you have any of the following items that we can have or borrow:
  • railroad or train items
  • vintage or older looking leather luggage to decorate our train station
  • Appliance sized boxes or wood pallets
Prayer

Faith Community Nurse Opening
 
We are now hiring a Faith Community Nurse for 15 hours per week. If you or someone you know is interested, the job application is available at www.lakeviewhealth.org . For more information, you can talk to Pastor Karna or contact the St. Croix Valley Faith Community Nursing Program Director, Jennifer Agen, at 651-430-8734 or jennifer.y.agen@lakeview.org 
 
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
Simply Giving

A more convenient way to give! In a few short minutes, you can make a one-time gift or set up a donation that will process automatically on a recurring basis. Recurring donations are convenient and provide our church with much needed consistent support throughout the year. To give online, visit our church's website and get set up! 
 
Stewardship is about love:
serving others through our time, talent, and treasure.