Tuesday, December 18, 2018

This Week at Worship
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:00 pm Dinner
Menu: Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup,
Bread, Salad & Dessert 
5:30 pm Advent Worship in the CLC
6:10 pm Faith Formation
Youth Group   
7:00 pm Confirmation
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Advent 
9:30 am Lessons & Carols Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Music: Bells II, Good News!, Proclaim! 
  7:30 pm AA 
Serve God by serving at worship and fellowship.
On-the-job training available.

December 24 -- Christmas Eve Worship Schedule
3:00 pm - Family Candlelight Worship with the Praise Band
4:30 pm - Festive Candlelight Worship with JuBellate
10:00 pm - Evening Candlelight Worship with the Kingdom Choir
Note: The church building and offices will be closed on December 25 & 26. Have a Merry Christmas! 

There is Still Time to Give  
Thank you for all of your financial support to Our Savior's Lutheran Church this year. Your support has enabled us to hold weekly worship services, visit our members that are shut-in or having health challenges, provide a lively youth group, hold dynamic regular Faith Formation instruction for younger children, give to local and international ministries, and so much more.  
It is not too late to make a donation for 2018, if you haven't already, to help us finish strong. If you have already contributed, please consider making an additional year-end gift. We are having a really great year and your additional contribution will enable us meet our budget and start 2019 strong. Please consider  contributing online today! Thank you.
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

2019 Mission Trip Information Meeting 
The High School 2019 Mission Trip will be to Portland, Oregon! There will be an informational meeting on December 20th at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. We will be providing information on the trip so you can make an informed decision on whether or not you want to come! We ask that a parent or guardian attend this meeting with you! Following this meeting, students will have one week to commit and turn in your initial deposit & covenant. Please let Chad know if you have any questions! Hope to see you there!
Mission Activate Needs Your Help!   
Next month on January 13th, we are going to be delivering Hope Tote's to the Homeless in St.Paul and we need your help with donations. Hope Tote's will consist of a reusable bag filled with different things to help the homeless population survive the winter. Items needed:
  • Reusable Totes
  • Warm Socks
  • Hats
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Hand Warmers
  • Scarves
Donations can be put in the Mission Activate bin in the gathering area and will be collected through Sunday, January 13th. Thank you in advance for your generous donations, we greatly appreciate it! 
Faith Formation Schedule
  • No Faith Formation on December 23, 26 or 30.
  • Faith Formation resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • All Worship Sunday on January 6, 2019.
Confirmation Schedule
  • Confirmation will meet tomorrow, December 19, at 7:00 pm.
  • No Confirmation on December 26, 2018.
  • Confirmation resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
Youth Group Schedule  
  • No Youth Groups will meet on December 23, 26, or 30, 2018.
  • Youth Group schedule begins again on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and Sunday, January 6, 2019.
2019 LADC Summer & Fall Registration   
The 2019 Summer and Fall Registration opened online on December 17. Current LADC Families and OSLC families will receive priority placement until January 7th, when new families will start to be placed. Both summer and school-year registration will go through the  Procare online registration.  Please register early, as many programs will fill quickly!  

Our Savior's Call Committee
The Board will be assembling a broadly representative team of people who love the Lord, love Our Savior's, and can work collaboratively in a group. The Call Committee will have training and orientation, and on-going support from the Synod office.
Serving on the Call Committee will take a significant amount of time over several months. The Call Committee sets its own schedule, but individual members must be willing to give this high priority on their personal calendar. If this sounds like something that calls to you, please tell us a little more. If interested in serving, please contact the church office and a "Call Committee Form" will be sent to you. Otherwise, forms are available on the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area. Completed forms are due in the church office by December 30, 2018.
Inspirational Yoga
Join us Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am in the gathering area for Inspirational Yoga. All ages, all levels; beginners welcome! The cost is $72.00 for each 8 week session and our next session begins 12/22/18. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Questions: contact Summer Seidenkranz, 651.331.9940.
New Member Orientation -- January 6!
Interested in becoming a member at Our Savior's Lutheran Church?  There will be a New Member Orientation on Sunday, January 6, at 10:30 am at the church. Orientation is a time for us to share information about what it means to be a member of Our Savior's and for you to ask any questions you have of us. If you would like to join but cannot attend on this date, please talk to Pastor Christine to schedule a different time. New Member Introduction will be Sunday, January 13 at both services. Note that membership gives you the privilege of voting at the next annual meeting scheduled for Sunday, January 20.
Guatemala Anyone?
Our Savior's will be traveling to Guatemala in June of 2019 to visit our companions in Zaculeu and would love to have you join with others for this opportunity. There will be an information meeting about this trip on Monday, January 7, at 7:00 pm in the choir room at Our Savior's. This will be a good time to learn what all is involved with such a trip and a time to ask questions. We hope you will join us.  If you are unable to attend but are interested, talk with Sandy Fabio or Becky Maier to make sure you have the information.

Ministry Opportunities
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 Christine Wenzel or Parish Nurse, Stacy Meyer, with any of your needs.
Board Updates

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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.