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March 19, 2017

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, March 19, 2017

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 info@oslcstillwater.org 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 info@oslcstillwater.org)

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!

Blood pressure checks are available between services today in the parish nurse office.

Last day to register for First Communion Retreat
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 www.oslcstillwater.org 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! Wednesday, March 22 Soup of the Day: Chicken Noodle

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 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.

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).

2017 Lenten Schedule
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5
11:30 am Lenten Worship followed by soup lunch
5:00 – 6:30 pm soup supper
Lenten Worship at 5:30 in CLC & 7:00 pm in sanctuary
6:10 – 6:45 pm Family activity in the Family Room for all families (Note: No family activity on March 22 due to Spring Break)
Holy Week April 9-16: No Faith Formation this week
Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday — Kids process with Palms beginning of worship services
Thursday, April 13: Maundy Thursday — Worship at 11:30 am & 7:00 pm in the sanctuary
Friday, April 14: Good Friday – Worship at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary
Sunday, April 16: Easter Sunday – Worship services at 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 am in the CLC

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