Tuesday, July 9, 2019

This Week at Worship
Sunday, July 14, 2019
8:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Music:  Levi Gregg, Flutist 
9:30 am Contemporary Worship in the CLC 
Led by the Praise Team 
Volunteering is a work of heart. 
  to greet, usher, read, serve communion  
or serve coffee!
Church Board

Financial Update
Chris Buse, Board Treasurer, will hold a congregational Finance Committee update on July 14 at 9:15 am in the sanctuary . All members and friends are invited to attend.
Notice of Special Congregational Meeting
Congregational Meeting.  The OSLC Board is pleased to call a special congregational meeting on July 21, 2019 at 10:30 am for the purpose of voting to call Our Savior's new pastor. The meeting will take place in the Sanctuary. 
Meet and Greet! The Board also invites you to meet the candidate
whom the Call Committee has selected.
Come meet and greet the candidate on July 20, 2019 from noon to 2 pm at OSLC for an open house.
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

VBS Training Sessions
Vacation Bible School volunteers who will be working directly with students please plan to be at one of the training sessions on July 10 at 6:00 pm or July 14 at 11:00 am.  
All volunteers 18 and older who are working directly with children must complete a background check. Complete background check HERE!
Vacation Bible School
Final Registration Week!  Vacation Bible School is 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 at VBS.  
Volunteers still needed: Additional help for the preschool classes for the week of VBS, July 29-Aug 2. Please contact Darla Goble if you can help!
Vacation Bible School Donation Display:
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. Please return donation items by July 15 and perishable items by July 28. Thanks for your support!
2019-20 Faith Formation
Registration for fall programming is now open. There is something for children age 3 through 12th grade. Register Now!
We have begun our search for volunteer teachers for the following grades :  
  • Preschool assistants
  • 1-2 grade teacher and assistant
  • 3-4 grade teacher and assistant
  • 5 & 6 grade Boys teacher
  • 5 & 6 grade Girls teacher
  • 1-4 grade teacher and assistant
Lessons and supplies are all prepared. The time commitment is minimal. Please email Darla Goble if you are interested in teaching.   

Bible Study in the Park
The two studies that will be held for women of Our Savior's and friends will be on July 11 and August 6. The study is from the book of Esther and called "For Such a Time As This." Esther used her voice and in doing so saved her people. This summer we will explore what we can do. All women are invited to join us at 9:30 am at Valley View Park for a continental breakfast and fellowship along with the study. Chad Larsen, OSLC Youth Director, will lead us in this study for our first meeting on July 11.   
Alzheimer's Support Group
The next meeting of the St. Croix Valley Alzheimer's Association Support Group is Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 pm. The topic is "Behaviors Related to Dementia & Alzheimer's: Reasons and Responses." The group meets at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, 6201 Osgood Ave. N., Room 201, 6:30-8:00 pm. For more information call Valerie Richards at 651-210-7866. 
Members & Friends Form: Help us update our records!
Please click on this link to fill out a short members & friends information form. This form serves many purposes including updating contact information in our database, information about your skills and interests that will inform us about where your time and talent may be best served, and finally it will serve as important up to date information about our congregation for our new pastor.  
If you prefer to fill out a paper form, print outs will be available at the Welcome Desk, or you can elect to print out the form and fill it out and turn it into the OSLC office. This information is a good step toward our vision of being   energized, engaged and equipped to demonstrate God's love to all."
Ministry Opportunities

Stephen Ministries
The Stephen Ministers here at Our Savior's are ready and available to members of our congregation or to people who are not members.  If you know of anyone who is going through a tough time, please suggest to him or her that there is a Stephen Minister ready to listen. Let Becky Maier or the church office know so that a relationship can get started!
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 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.