Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This Week at Worship
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:00 pm Dinner
Menu: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Salad and Dessert  
5:30 pm Worship in the CLC
6:10 pm Faith Formation & Youth Group
6:45 pm 10th Grade Confirmation - Individual Pictures
7:00 pm 10th Grade Confirmation - Group Picture & Rehearsal 
7:00 pm 8th & 9th Grade Confirmation Small Group Projects
 Sunday, October 28, 2018 
Message: Christine Wenzel, Interim Pastor    
8:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary      
 Special Music: JuBellate!
9:15 am Faith Formation
Time for Parents 
Adult Forum  
10:30 am Worship & Rite of Confirmation in the CLC
1:00 pm Youth Bells
5:00 pm Harvest Festival 
  7:30 pm AA 
Volunteers always needed to welcome worshipers,
read lessons, usher or serve communion.

Adult Forum -- October 28 @ 9:15 am in the Sanctuary         
Guest Speaker -- Rev. Nancy Nord Bence from "Protect Minnesota" 
Gun violence is a pervasive negative influence in America today, stealing lives, devastating families, oppressing communities, and costing Minnesota over $2 billion every year. People of faith recognize that every life is precious to God, but often hesitate to engage in an issue that seems so controversial and intractable. This presentation will focus on gun violence as an array of inter-related public health problems that can be solved - and explain how people of faith can be an important part of the solution.

All Worship Sunday Coming November 4!          
On Sunday, November 4, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 am followed by a snack and service activity. This is an opportunity to come together for worship and fellowship! Please plan to join us! 
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Nursery Volunteers Needed         
We are looking for high school age and older volunteers for the nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:45 am. Please contact Darla Goble if you are interested in being in the rotation of volunteers.   
Harvest Festival      
Join us for the Harvest Festival
on Sunday, October 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come and enjoy carnival games, chili cook-off, bingo, pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin & tools); judging will take place at
6:15 pm, costume parade (all ages!), free food and cake walk! This is an event for ALL ages. Feel free to invite your friends! 

Women's East Central Cluster Meeting     
Thursday, October 25, is the date for the Women's East Central Cluster meeting. It will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 609 S. 5th Street in Stillwater, with registration ($5) and dessert at 6:30 pm and the program at 7:00 pm.  
Andree Aronson, the development director of Youth Service Bureau, will speak about "Homeless Teens in the St. Croix Valley." She will lead us in a discussion about:
  1. Raising awareness of this increasing problem
  2. Discussing what services are available
  3. Identifying needs yet to be addressed. 
The monetary offering will go to the Youth Service Bureau and to the synodical women's organization. Material items are travel size personal care items, snack size bags of chips, dried fruit, cookies, crackers, nuts/trail mix, socks, $5 gift cards to McDonalds or Taco Bell, and $5-$10 gas gift cards to Holiday or Super America. Bring a friend and learn about how we can help address this concern!
Meals from the Heart Event! 
Join us in packing meals for the hungry. This is a great way for the OSLC community to work together to serve those in need. Last day to sign-up is Sunday, October 28!
Location: 5600 Memorial Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Date & Time: November 3 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Cost: $10.00/person to cover food and packing material costs
Sign-up: Welcome Desk or contact the church office
Children are welcome to participate. Any child under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult.  Pizza will be served following this event.
Support a Mlafu Student! 
We are now recruiting scholarship sponsors for the 2019 school year in Tanzania. A full scholarship is $450 and a half-scholarship is $225. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please contact Sue Hedlund or 651-303-8322 for more information. Verbal commitments are needed by October 29.
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. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Questions? Contact Summer Seidenkranz, or 651-331-9940.
Book of the Month Club    
The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, October 29th at 1:00 pm to discuss Radium Girls by Kate Moore.  Hope to see you there!
Complementary Stewardship Celebration Dinner!  
Date: November 11, 2018                                     Think Generously
Place: Community Life Center (CLC)                       Practice Generosity
Time: 5:30 pm                                                      Live Courageously
Who: All members and friends of OSLC
What: Dinner, Entertainment, and Special Guest Speaker
Why: Because you belong to God, and we are grateful for you!
Our role as God's stewards is one of many dimensions - grateful,
responsible, self-sacrificing, willing, sharing, proportionate, committed, regular, genuine, and challenged. By generously giving of ourselves, we discover joy in Christ.
Please let the church office know your household name and number attending if you can join us!
Girl's Time Out    
When: Friday, November 9, 2018,  
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
What:  Please join us in the Sanctuary for an evening of fun, insights and practical tips on down-sizing, decluttering and organizing your home. Catherine Solheim, a Professional Home Organizer, and member of Our Saviors will be with us for the evening to share her tips and tricks. You will learn different strategies for tackling your project and how to avoid common mistakes. We will start and end the meeting with prayer and also discuss how improving your organizational skills can improve your spiritual life as a Christian! This will be an interactive session. Please bring any questions you may have. Feel free to invite a friend to join you in this inspirational evening. We look forward to seeing you.   
Women's Advent Teas    
It's hard to think about Advent yet, but women's ministry is looking for women willing to open their homes or be a leader for our Advent Teas that will be happening the first week of December. If you would be able to do either of these, please let Marlene Lentz or Becky Maier know.   
Quilters' Boutique!    
On Sundays, November 4 & 11, the OSLC Quilters' will again hold their boutique! Plan to stop and check out all the beautiful items the quilters have made and maybe even get some of your Christmas shopping done. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies needed for graduate quilts and charitable gifts.
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.