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March 12, 2017

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, March 12, 2017

Altar Flowers today are given by Lee Natwick and family in loving memory of Linnea Natwick.

“A Gift from the Heart” 2017 Lenten Devotional — Our Savior’s along with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Durango, CO have combined efforts in putting together a Lenten devotional. The finished devotional can be found in the Gathering Area and we encourage each family to take one home with them and read it during this Lenten season.

Interested in Becoming a Member at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church? Please attend one of the New Member Orientation sessions on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 pm or Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 pm here at the church. Childcare will be available at both sessions. Please RSVP to the church office at or 651-439-5704, ext. 10 to let us know which session you would like to attend. New members will be received on Sunday, April 23.

Valley Outreach Food Shelf — Volunteers Needed. OSLC will be staffing the food shelf March 27, 29 and March 31. 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.

The St. Croix Valley Parish Nurses are excited to announce the 12th Annual Senior Health and Faith Day Event “Healing Through the Arts…Living Well in Mind, Body, Spirit” on Tuesday, April 25 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm here at Our Savior’s. Please see the signup sheet on the PEP bulletin board or call/email the church office to register. (439-5704 or

Girls Day Out will be at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson on Sunday, March 19, at 2:00 pm. “Stepping Out” will be the play. Mavis, a former professional dancer, tries her hardest to teach a bumbling, lovable group of misfits to tap dance. Tickets are $24 for the play and those who wish to will enjoy brunch before. There will be car pooling from the church. Reserve your spot with a check or cash and drop it in the Drop Box on the Welcome Desk. Join us!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE VOLUNTEERS. Looking for an individual or individuals to assist with Sunday Morning Coffee. This involves coffee/treat set-up, monitoring the tables insuring coffee and treats are stocked and clean-up. Specifically looking for assistance on Sunday, March 19th. If you are able to help, please use the sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter or contact Sue Ortman, 651-439-6741. Thank you.

Faith Formation Station Leaders Needed — We are still in need of station leaders for Bible Games on March 26 and April 2 for Faith Formation! Please contact Darla Goble at or go to “What’s Happening” at to sign up!

First Communion Retreat — At Our Savior’s, we have empowered parents, as the primary nurturers of faith, to decide when their child is ready to receive instruction to receive Holy Communion.
Who: 1st – 6th graders and a parent / guardian
Date: March 27 at 6 pm (eat before you come)
What to bring: Your Bible
RSVP by March 19: (go to under What’s Happening)
Sibling childcare will be available. Children will receive their First Communion in worship on Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 or 10:30 am or Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 pm.

Lenten Soup Suppers! Lenten Soup Suppers are a wonderful way to try a variety of soups. We will offer a ‘Soup of the Day’, in addition to offering the soups that congregants share. Sign-up sheets to bring soups and/or desserts are posted in the Gathering Area. Please consider signing up to bring your favorite soup! Thank you!

Wednesday, March 15 Soup of the Day: Chicken Enchilada

Today, March 12, is the one year anniversary of the death of Linnea Natwick. Please remember this anniversary in prayer as we ask for personal strength for her family.

Upcoming Adult Education Opportunities
All adult education sessions meet in the sanctuary at 9:15 am
“Lent with Luther”
An adult education series throughout the season of Lent studying the life and teachings of Martin Luther. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and churches around the world are providing an opportunity to celebrate and learn about Luther and the Reformation during Lent. We hope you join the conversation.
The Schedule
• Sunday, March 12 — “Four Things You Should Know About the Reformation” (Ephesians 2:4-10)
• Sunday, March 19 – “The Sacraments of Baptism and Communion” (John 4:7-14; Titus 3:3-8; Luke 22:7-20)
• Sunday, March 26 – “The Difference Between the Law and the Gospel” (Romans 5:1-11)
• Sunday, April 2 – “How to Read the Bible” (Romans 10:8-17)
• Sunday, April 9 – “How to Share Your Faith with Someone” (Matthew 28:16-20)
Booklets will be available on the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area to help facilitate our conversation.

Easter Memorial Garden … Help adorn our altar area with flowers on Easter Sunday. Stop by the information board in the Gathering Area to pick up an envelope in which to purchase a plant for our Easter Memorial Garden. Please put completed envelopes in the drop box on the Welcome Desk. Last day for placing orders is Sunday, April 2. Plants may be taken home after the last Easter Sunday worship service. Thank you!

Congregational meeting scheduled for March 12 to vote on sale of OSLC property has been postponed. Notice of new date will be published 3 weeks prior to meeting date.

Valley Outreach Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
This year Valley Outreach and the Stillwater community is stepping up to help feed a family, with either a monetary donation or a donation of food! Feed a family with your favorite family meals by providing the ingredients for each recipe your family members enjoy (excluding items requiring refrigeration)! This is an easy, hands on way to get everyone in your family involved with feeding another family in our community. Bins will be available in the OSLC Gathering Area for you to drop off your food items. Checks can be placed in the “Drop Box” on the welcome desk (please write “Valley Outreach” in the memo line).

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