Tuesday, May 28, 2019

This Week at Worship
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
 
 Sunday, May 26, 2019
 
7:50 am Hymn Sing in the Sanctuary (prior to worship) 
8:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary  
Special Music: Matthew Fjestad 
 
9:30 am Contemporary Worship in the CLC
Led by the Praise Team  
 
Volunteering is a work of heart. 
SIGN UP TODAY to greet, usher, read, serve communion
or serve coffee!
 
 
Dementia Friendly Sunday   
 
Dementia Friendly Sunday is June 9. On that day, we will be joining other churches in the St. Croix Valley in providing a dementia friendly worship experience at both services. Familiar music, Bible verses, liturgy, and personal stories will be used to provide a nurturing space for people with
dementia and their caregivers. There will also be a free 
Music By Heart Community Sing Along  at Hudson'e Lakefront Park at 1:00 pm. We hope you can join us for this special day! Thank you to the St. Croix Valley Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition for supporting this effort! 
  
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Vacation Bible School Update!
 
Registration: 
As summer approaches, we continue to make plans for Vacation Bible School on July 29 - August 2. Registration will close on July 15. To ensure a safe and positive experience, we will not accept late registrations or walk-ins the day of VBS this year. Please register NOW to reserve your child's spot.
 
Volunteers:
We need many volunteers to make VBS a success. Many of the opportunities are still available and we need to have help with these areas to provide a great week for kids! Please consider signing up NOW for one of the following ways to volunteers:
 
Decorating:  Many times available - All ages can help!
Preschool Crew Leader:  LADC teachers lead the class we just need extra hands for helping - 9th graders and older needed to volunteer
Elementary Crew Leader:  Lead 5-7 students to each station - 7th graders and older needed to volunteer
Special Floaters:  Adults to help with our friends with special needs
Snack Co-Leader:  To help lead snack with Andrea Valley
Snack Assistant:  Help prepare snack supplies and clean up
Registration Table:  July 29 & 30 from 8:30-9:30 am to help with checking in children
Clean up crew:  August 2 after noon to help with clean up after VBS - All ages can help!
Kid Vid Leader:  Lead station
Kid Vid Assistant:  Assist station leader
Youth 5th & 6th Grade Leader:  Lead time with 5th & 6th graders and take them off site for activities
Youth 5th and 6th grade Drivers:  Drive students off site
Spotlight Drama:  Load pictures taken by photographer for spotlight Drama
Spotlight photographer:  Take specific pictures of students to be used for Spotlight Drama
 
Questions on volunteer positions? Please contact Darla Goble.  
 
Vacation Bible School Donation Display is up!  
Please consider helping with VBS by donating items needed. Take a tag from the display in the Gathering Area and put donated items in the basket near the display. Thanks for your support!
VBS Decorating!
 
VBS Decorating at Shepherd of the Valley church on May 31 from 4-9 pm for anybody who can come to help make shared decorations. Dinner will be served.  
2019 Summer Stretch
 
Summer Stretch registration is now open for Jr. High students from grades 6th (completed) to 9th (finished)! For 4 Wednesdays in June we will meet for service work in the morning and a fun activity in the afternoon with the exception of the last week where we will be spending all day at Valley Fair! The cost for the 4 weeks is $120 and the sign up deadline is May 22nd. Price will increase to $140 after May 22. We are going to have a blast! Click HERE to download a registration form. Sign-up now!
 
Announcements
 
Wash and Worship   
 
On June 2nd our mission trip youth will be hosting a fundraiser called Wash and Worship! This is where you can drop off your car to us before you head into church and we will have it washed for you by the time you get out! We will be set up in the west parking lot (the big one) and we would love to wash your car. We hope you can come out and support our students and leaders as they raise funds for our summer mission trip to Portland, OR.
What Would Jesus Recycle?    
 
The newly-created Care of Creation Committee
has begun meeting to help Our Savior's and
its congregation find ways to become better stewards of the air, water, and land given by
our Lord. The committee will work to provide education, opportunities, ideas, and suggestions to lead each of us to respond with hope and action to global environmental concerns which put God's people and creation at risk. We believe every person makes a difference in protecting God's creation.
 
Our Mission: The Care of Creation Committee's work is part of a grassroots effort in a growing number of congregations to live out the 1993 ELCA social statement "Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice" 
 
Watch for future messages about how you can care for God's creation.
If you'd like to help, contact Don Schuld.
 
Ministry Opportunities
 
Stephen Ministry
 
Support is something we all need. God gives us support through our Christian brothers and sisters. Let us all be sensitive to one another's needs and take time to support each other through prayers, phone calls, friendly chats after church, and even visits. Also, remember that we have Stephen ministers who are willing to give their support. For more information about Stephen Ministry, please contact Becky Maier or our parish nurse, Stacy Meyer.

"When I said, 'My foot is slipping,' your love, O Lord, supported me" 
(Psalm 94:18)
 
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
 
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.