Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Week at Worship
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:00 pm Wednesday Night Dinner
Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad & Dessert  
5:30 pm Worship
6:10 pm Faith Formation & Youth Group
7:00 pm Confirmation
7:00 pm Kingdom Choir
8:00 pm Proclaim!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
8:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary 
9:15 am Adult Forum
Faith Formation
Time for Parents
2/3 Year-old FaithMarker 
10:30 am Contemporary Worship in the CLC
Led by the Praise Team  
11:45 am Jr. High Evolve (Grades 7-9)
4:30 pm Sr. High Activate (Grades 10-12)
Serve God by serving at worship and fellowship.
On-the-job training available.  
Adult Forum on Mission Jamaica    
Our final Adult Forum for this year will be on April 28. Cindy Gackle, Mary Anderson and Maxine Enfield will present on their recent trip to Jamaica and will show pictures and tell about the variety of programs (trips) available for people who would like a mission trip - vacation with a purpose. Please join us.
Betty Rem Memorial Service
A visitation and memorial service for Elizabeth (Betty) Rem will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran on Thursday, April 25th.  The visitation is at 11 am and a memorial service at 12:00 pm (noon) followed by a luncheon. Betty passed away on Sunday, April 14, at the age of 86 years old. Please keep Betty's family and friends in your prayers. 
In life and in death we belong to God.   

Children, Youth & Family Ministry
6th Grade Lock-in!
Who:  All 6th graders and parents! Parents will come for the opening time from 7-8 pm.
What:  We will have an information time with Chad and Darla for students and parents from 7-8 pm. Then students will enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun to celebrate their 6th grade FaithMarker. Students will also learn about the Jr. High Evolve program.
When:  May 3 at 7 pm ( eat dinner before you come ). Parents pick up students by 8 am on May 4.
Where: OSLC
What to bring:  A snack to share, Sleeping bag, Pillow, Air mattress (optional), Any personal items needed
RSVP deadline: April 30 th - see the sign up Genius on the OSLC website to RSVP. For questions, please contact Darla Goble.
Mom's Night Out
On Friday, April 26, at 6:00 pm we will have our next Mom's night out at Lara Otsuka's house. Please contact Darla Goble if you plan to attend and to get Lara's address. Bring an appetizer to share!
Vacation Bible School
Come join us for VBS ROAR! Where Life is Wild and God is good!
Dates:   July 29-August 2, 2019
Time:     9 am - 12 pm
Ages:     3 yrs. (by 6/1/19) to Grade 6 (2018-19 school year)
Cost:      Early registration $40 per participant. After April, $45
Registration fee changes to $45 on May 1 so Register NOW. 
Please consider donating items for VBS! Take a tag from the display in the Gathering Area. Thanks for your support!   
Spring Cleaning at the Church     
Looking for volunteers to help spruce up the church grounds. There are outside and inside projects for all ages. Please join us on Saturday, April 27, from 9 am - noon. Hope to see you there!
Earth Day     
Earth Day was Easter Monday, April 22nd.  When it comes to caring for God's creation of our beautiful planet, everyday day should be Earth Day. On Sunday, April 28th, special attention will be given to creation care during the service and also between services in the form of tables with resources on how all of us can better care for creation. We hope to form an eco-faith work group that will promote increased creation care for our church, our homes and our community. Please consider volunteering for the work group or at least signing up to be regularly notified about our work. 
Fishing for Fishers of Men (and Fish)      
Do you like to fish or have an interest in learning? Fishers of Men is a Men and Youth (14 or older) ministry that is excited for its third year and we're always looking for a few more good men!  
We fish an area lake each Tuesday from 6-9 pm (weather and boat availability dependent) from late May through August. Fishers rotate to a new boat each week and take turns picking the lake and the terms of a friendly contest. If you have a boat and are interested in adding it to the lineup, great! But we typically are able to find enough boats with room for fishers who don't own their own boat. If you don't have much in the way of tackle or know how, no problem! Many of the guys have rods, tackle, and much knowledge to share!   
There are two primary objectives of this ministry:  
1) Holy fellowship among men
2) Enjoying God's beautiful creation and being thankful   
Notice that catching fish is not included (full disclosure: this is as much of a reminder to the author as it is for the record ��). If you are interested in being included, please contact Ray Valley or 651-303-5265 and he'll get you on the list!

He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?"
"No," they answered.  
He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat  
and you will find some."
When they did, they were unable to haul the net in
because of the large number of fish.  
(John 21:5-6)"
Lenten Tapestry    
Our congregation's tapestry is almost done and it is a wonderful work of art -- full of color and meaning. There are still spaces where you can add strands of color and places where you can attach something meaningful to you. We are all connected here at Our Savior's and the tapestry is not complete without you!"
April Book of the Month Club    
The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, April 29th at 1:00 pm to discuss Small Great Things by Picoult. Hope to see you there.
14th Annual Senior Health and Faith Day     
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at OSLC
Location:  Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Registration: Contact the church office  
There's no charge to attend the free Senior Health and Faith Day, held by Lakeview Hospital's Faith Community Nurse Program. However, registration is required as space is limited. 
Socks and Underwear Collection    
The women of Our Savior's are collecting new socks and underwear in women and children's sizes. These items will be given to Lutheran Social Services to be used in their Safe House, an emergency shelter for youth ages 16 to 20 years old, and at Life Haven, which provides housing and support to 16 and 17 year old mothers and expectant mothers and their children experiencing homelessness. Items can be placed in the box in front of the Welcome Desk by May 2.
Guatemala Gala  
The Guatemala Gala is coming up on Sunday, May 5, from 4-8:00 pm.  The Lutheran elementary school in Guatemala City needs to relocate as it currently resides near a steep ravine that is crumbling away. Monies raised will help to relocated this school. If you would like to learn more about our partners at the Guatemala Lutheran Church and would like to attend the gala, please talk with Sandy Fabio or Becky Maier.  Also needed are items for the silent auction at the Gala. If you have items that would be suitable for a silent or live auction, please also talk with Sandy Fabio or Becky Maier
Ministry Opportunities
Thyme for Grace 

Our Savior's cooks have been busy in the kitchen and there are now fresh "Thyme for Grace" meals in the freezer for anyone in this congregation to take to someone who might have a special situation where a meal would be a boost.  
  • These meals are intended to be shared for all occasions: birth, death, hospitalization of a family member, illness, surgery or just to provide a friendly visit with someone in need of companionship.
The meals can be found in the freezer in the kitchen supply room. Please be the eyes and ears of Our Savior's and share with the people that you know.
Think Stephen Ministry 

You are the front lines of caring ministry in our congregation. Throughout the week, as you meet and greet those around you, think Stephen Ministry.  If you see people who are downcast or struggling through difficult times, think Stephen Ministry. Tell them about this special ministry in our congregation where they can receive the extra love and care they need to make it through the challenge or crisis they are facing. Then let our parish nurse, Stacy Meyer, know of the need.
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.