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September 25, 2016

Welcome to Worship at Our Savior’s Lutheran!

We are glad you’re here! Today we are in the second week of a four-week series entitled, “Fit to Serve”. Throughout this series we are learning about what it means to be physically and spiritually fit to better serve God and our neighbors. Today we go beyond the physical and spiritual and hear about how we, as whole people, can best serve. Using what is called the “Wholeness Wheel” we’ll look at not only the physical and spiritual components to our overall fitness, but also the emotional, intellectual, financial, social and vocational parts of who God created us to be as whole beings. It is good you’re here this day. Peace and welcome to you!

Announcements for Sunday, September 25, 2016

Altar Flowers today are given by Burgee & Joyce Amdahl in loving memory of their daughter Laura and grandson Derrek.

Adult Education will meet in the Sanctuary from 9:15 am – 10:15 am. OSLC members, Becky Maier and Corrine Colburn, will speak to us about a new partnership between OSLC and a small Lutheran congregation in Guatemala. Plan to attend and hear more about this partnership and their recent travels to Guatemala! Next Sunday, October 2, Rachel Swanson and “Living Well.”

Today we welcome Alaina Mary Clark, Max Timothy Ryan Olson & Tyler Joseph Tharp into the Kingdom of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism! 

  • Alaina is the daughter of Matt & Katherine Clark and will be baptized at the 8:00 service.
  • Max is the son of Erik & Lindsay Olson and will be baptized at the 10:30 service.
  • Tyler is the son of Brande Kraft & Travis Tharp and will be baptized at the 10:30 service.

“Jesus and Me!” is returning! During the 10:30 service on Sundays, children ages 3 years old through 3rd grade will be invited to leave the service during the sermon to play a game or do an activity with a volunteer. Please make sure your child has a name tag on before they leave the CLC. Thank you!

Fit to Serve — Hydration Station Fundraiser.  As part of our congregations’ focus on Fit to Serve, we are highlighting the wellness efforts that we already have in place. If you haven’t seen them, walk around the church and find the Wellness Room; the four standing desks; and the indoor and outdoor walking maps. And to add to our wellness atmosphere at Our Savior’s, we are raising funds to install two Hydration Stations. These are drinking fountains with a water bottle filling station. We are trying to raise $3,000 and if you donate at least $20, we will reward you with a Fit to Serve aluminum water bottle. Please look for the Fit to Serve display in the Gathering Area from now until October 9th. Help us be a congregation focused on wellness by making a donation!  Remember cash or checks only. Thank you!

Tenth Triennial Gathering – Women of the ELCA The Tenth Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA will be happening in Minneapolis July 13-16, 2017.  This is a great opportunity for all women in our area to attend without all the costs of traveling to other areas of the country.  “All Anew” is the theme.  We will listen to inspiring speakers; participate in worship and praise; learn by attending workshops, view films and engage in servant events, and visit the exhibit hall where you can gather, shop and connect.  And there will be special events where women in their 20s and 30s can eat chocolate and join others to run it off later.  Registration information and general information can be found on the women’s bulletin board across from the office work room.  Or, check out the web site, for complete information.  Registration is open now with the price going up in January of 2017.

Valley Outreach Food Shelf — Volunteers Needed.
OSLC will be staffing the food shelf October 10, 12 & 14. Volunteers are needed for a 3 hour shift (9:30 am -12:30 pm) to assist clients with their food needs and stocking shelves. Please consider this opportunity to help.  A sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Desk.  The food shelf is located at 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. W. next to the Gazette.

Undies & Socks count as of Thursday, September 22nd:

  • 113 pair of Undies
  • 79 pairs of socks.

Undie Sunday is one week away, October 2nd.  Drop off new/in the package undies or socks in the ‘track’ container located in the gathering area.  Keep those engines roaring, folks.

Community Vigil for Hope and Healing. As a response to the brokenness and suffering so prevalent around us, the faith communities of the St. Croix Valley are joining together to host a community-wide Vigil for Hope and Healing on October 9 from 6:00-6:45 pm on the Green Space, corner of 4th and Myrtle Streets in Stillwater. The event will feature singer/songwriter Peter Mayer. Bring a neighbor. Invite a stranger!. Come to share the assurance that God’s “love is  stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than depair.”
(Henri Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love)


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