Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This Week at Worship
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11:30 am Lenten Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary
followed by Soup Lunch  

5:15 - 6:15 pm Lenten Soup Supper
6:30 pm Lenten Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Music: Christine Rasmussen   
Confirmation Mentors & Students meet 
7:15 pm Kingdom Choir 
Sunday, March 17, 2018
8:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Music: Kingdom Choir    
9:00 am Blood Pressure Checks (Parish Nurse Office)
9:15 am Adult Education, Faith Formation, Time for Parents
10:30 am Worship in the CLC  
Led by the Praise Team
7:30 pm AA   
Serve God by serving at worship and fellowship.
On-the-job training available.

Lenten Soup Suppers
Sign up NOW to bring a soup, dessert, and/or be part of the clean up crew for Wednesday Soup Suppers. Questions? Contact Jenifer Johnson or 651-263-0218.  

2019 Lenten Schedule
Lenten Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10
  • 11:30 am Lenten Worship followed by lunch
  • 5:15-6:15 pm soup supper followed by worship at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary 
Holy Week April 14-April 21: No Faith Formation, Youth Groups or Confirmation
  • Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday - Worship services at 8:00 &
    10:30 am
  • Thursday, April 18: Maundy Thursday - Worship at 11:30 am &
    6:30 pm 
  • Friday, April 19: Good Friday - Worship at 6:30 pm 
  • Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday - Worship services at 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 am
Easter Breakfast served between services throughout the morning.
All proceeds go towards sending our High School youth to
Portland, OR for their summer mission trip!
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Youth Donut Fundraiser

The OSLC Youth will be selling donuts by the dozen between services on Sunday, March 17. Please plan to stop and buy a dozen or two. Cost is $5.00/dozen and come in plain, sugar or cinnamon sugar coating.
Preschool Play Time!
Hey friends! Come for a play day a couple of Mondays a month for
birth-preschool children and their parents! Our first "Play Time"
will be March 18 from 9-10:30 am in the CLC.
We will have large
motor play, storytime and a snack! All are welcome! Hope to see you
there & bring a friend!
VBS Registration
Come join us for VBS ROAR! Where Life is Wild and God is good!
At VBS ROAR, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Buddies to remind them of God's love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long.
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. (May-July, $45)  
VBS Volunteer Sign-up!
VBS volunteer recruitment is currently underway and we need your help! If you can volunteer for VBS this summer, July 29 - August 2, 2019, please
Volunteer NOW! There are many different types of volunteer positions to choose from. Please join the team!
Camp Wapo
Just a reminder that our OSLC spots at Camp Wapo this summer will be released to other campers after March 15. Students should register for the grade they will complete this year. OSLC camp dates are Seeds Weekend, June 21-23, Youth Week, June 23-28. See Darla Goble if you have questions. Register Now! 

Son-shine Card Club
The "Son-shine Card Club" is looking for new volunteers to join our April 2019-March 2020 season. We send cards and notes of encouragement to people in need on behalf of our church. This outreach is a service of the Health & Caring Ministry Team. If you might be interested, contact Sue Hedlund or Stacy Meyer .
Annual Senior Health & Faith Day
Theme: Celebrating your legacy of faith and stories.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Registration: Call (651-439-5704, ext. 101) or email 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. This year's event will focus on the legacy of faith and stories. Speakers include: Crystal Crocker (Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis) on: "God's call to grandparents: Passing on the faith to our family;" Laura Gilbert (author and inspirational speaker) on: "What legacy will your stuff tell?" Tami Briggs (Therapeutic harpist) will lead a session titled Dona Nobis Pacem (Let there be peace).
Women's Retreat
We will be at the truly beautiful Mt Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. The dates are April 26 and 27, beginning with dinner on Friday evening and finishing by 4:00 pm on Saturday. The cost is $110 for a double room and $130 for a single room. (Note: limited number of single rooms.)  The cost includes 3 delicious meals, comfortable lodging, and lots of fun with refreshing activities including games, hiking trails, and pool/sauna.  Registration forms are on the women's bulletin board across from the office. A $25 deposit is requested with your registration. Forms and money can be placed in the women's box in the office or left in the church office. We hope you will join us!
Adult Education

March Adult Education Schedule
In March, the Adult Education hour will be dedicated to a series on Legal Immigration. There is great political controversy regarding the control of immigration, both legal and illegal, worldwide today. Few people understand how the legal process in the USA works. Through this series, we hope to provide some clarity to the legal process for both refugees and asylees. Adult Education is on Sundays at 9:15 am in the sanctuary. 
March 17: Yusuf Abdi, Sr. Director of Refugee Services, at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSSMN) and Margaret Yapp, the Volunteer Coordinator for Refugee Services at LSSMN,
will describe the process for refugees coming to Minnesota as well as the process for Asylees. Refugees have been vetted by several US government agencies for immigrants coming to the USA and then are cleared by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services to come to Minnesota. Margaret will describe how LSSMN then assures these legal refugee(s) a safe and warm welcome in Minnesota through the "Circle of Welcome" program. Margaret has been working at LSSMN 3 years and is a graduate of Luther College where she majored in English and Religion. Yusuf will talk about the Asylee process.
March 24: Pastor Gilo Agwa will share with us how the Asylee process works. Gilo came to this country as an Asylee in 2011 and his family arrived as Asylees in 2014. To be an asylee, a person has to show proof that his life is in danger if he returns to his home country and then must go through the legal process and wait for clearance to stay in the USA until his application for Asylum is granted. Pastor Agwa will share how difficult it was for his family while waiting for approval to join him here in the USA. Pastor Agwa has a Masters of Divinity degree from Dubuque University Seminary in Iowa. Pastor Gilo is employed as a part-time Chaplain at Good Samaritan in Stillwater and also as a part-time leader of the joint Ministry for the Ethiopian immigrants and refugees in Minnesota sponsored by the SPAS of the ELCA and the Presbyteria of the Twin Cities Area.
March 31: Pastor Kathryn Tiede, Senior Director of Church Partnerships and Philanthropy for Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSSMN) will share how Refugee Resettlement is financed and will describe the services that LSSMN provides for immigrants as well how LSSMN touches the lives of people in nearly every county in Minnesota.  Pastor Tiede, who has served in parish ministry both in the ELCA and The Episcopal Church will be preaching at both services. She is passionate about the work of the Gospel as it is lived out in congregations and communities, and is excited about the opportunity to be with us.
Board Updates
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Ministry Opportunities

Stephen Ministry
In I Thessalonians 5 Paul writes, "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up... Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone."  God has called us all to build up and encourage one another.  For those who are experiencing a difficult time, our Stephen Ministers are providing the special encouragement, care, and support needed.  Please keep Our Savior's Stephen Ministers and their care receivers in your prayers!  Prayer matters!  
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.
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.