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April 2, 2017

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, April 2, 2017

Altar flowers today are given by Summer Seidenkrantz & Clark Schroeder in honor of all those with April wedding anniversaries (their anniversary is April 3).

Today we welcome Brayden Lyle Shopbell into the Kingdom of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism!
Brayden is the son of Justin & Nicole Shopbell. His sponsors are Jonathan & Rachel Wilebski. Brayden will be baptized at the 10:30 am service today.

5/6th Grade Fishing Outing info
Who: 5/6 grade boys and a parent or grandparent
What: Chad and Darla will lead a time of fellowship and fishing. Dinner will be provided. Please bring fishing poles and dress appropriately for the weather. Adults will need a fishing license. Chad suggests a Conservation License if you don’t plan to keep the fish you catch. We will provide bait.
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017- 3:30 pm -weather permitting. Please RSVP by April 22, 2017 via sign up genius on our OSLC website.
Where: Dave and Laverna Scholz’ Home – Hugo, MN

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.

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. (651-439-5704 or

LAST DAY for placing orders for the Easter Memorial Garden … Stop by the information board in the Gathering Area to pick up an envelope to purchase a plant for our Easter Memorial Garden. Please put completed envelopes in the drop box on the Welcome Desk. Plants may be taken home after the last Easter Sunday worship service. Thank you!

2017 Quarterly Financial Meeting — Joel Frost, church treasurer, will be holding the first quarterly meeting of the 2017 financial year on Sunday, April 23, at 9:15 am in the sanctuary. The first quarter results will be presented with a question and answer period following.

OSLC and Ecumen Update — The talks between Our Savior’s and Ecumen are continuing on the possible sale of part of OSLC property. The Board is doing our due diligence to make sure we secure a partnership with Ecumen that is in the best interests of OSLC today and in the future. The board has engaged an independent real estate appraiser, property attorney, architect, and members of our congregation who have expertise in real estate, finance, city planning, business, and history of the OSLC property. We have also involved the Property and Grounds Committee along with church staff. If all goes as planned and a Purchase Agreement acceptable to the Board is negotiated, we will reschedule the Congregational Meeting to vote on the sale of the OSLC land to Ecumen. Between now and then, we want members to have full opportunity to become informed about the partnership and sale and encourage anyone with questions to contact any Ecumen Task Force team member – Joel Frost, Orv Johnson, or Pastor Dale.

A deadline is quickly approaching to register for the Women’s Retreat “Sweet Life Cafe”. The Cafe is a place women slow down and savor time with God and each other. The date is Friday, April 28th to Saturday, April 29 and the place is Koinonia Retreat Center near Annandale. There will be carpooling to and from. The cost is $100 for a double room or $120 for a private room. In order to have time to order supplies for the retreat we would like registrations to be in by April 14th. There are registration forms on the poster in the gathering area. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Childcare Positions Available! We have two openings for part-time childcare workers in our church nursery for Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Please contact Pastor Dale Stiles at if you are interested. To see a position description, please visit our website under “What’s Happening” for more information.

The Property & Grounds Committee meets Monday, April 3, at 6:00 pm in the Family Room. All are welcome.

Road Side Clean-up! Time for our spring road side clean up day on Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 am. We will begin at Otto Berg Park and go down Stonebridge Trail. This usually takes about an hour. Bags and vests are provided. This is a great way to help keep our community clean. Please email Mary Knuteson at if you can help or with questions.

THANK YOU! With the generous contribution of an OSLC member, the kitchen now has a new Bunn coffee maker. The Women’s Ministry contributed funds for the install with the expertise of Dave Scholz and Tony Urban providing the preliminary set-up work prior to install. Thanks to everyone who assisted with this effort.

Easter Breakfast Egg Bake — We are doing something extra this year for our Easter Breakfast Fundraiser! On top of fruit, donuts, and juice we are serving egg bakes! This is where we need your help. Please sign-up on the clip board located on the Welcome Desk at church to make an egg bake for our breakfast. Egg bakes should be dropped off to the kitchen no later than 9 am on Easter morning. All proceeds from the Breakfast go towards sending our High School youth to Colorado for our summer mission trip! Contact Chad with any questions!

YoungLives Fundraising Tea Party & Boutique
You are invited! Bring a friend and wear your favorite party hat!
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm (Boutique opens at 11:00)
Place: Our Savior’s Church, 1616 West Olive St, Stillwater, MN
RSVP by April 8: Darla Goble, 651-430-1873 or
Childcare provided for infants to preschoolers. We welcome children to join us for the Tea Party! To RSVP or donate money or items for the boutique, contact Darla Goble or 651-430-1873. Donations will provide the opportunity for teen moms and their children to attend Castaway Camp and support the YoungLives teen mom program in the St Croix Valley.

Holy Week Services:
* Palm Sunday, April 9: Kids process with Palms at the beginning of both the 8:00 & 10:30 am worship services. No Faith Formation.
* Maundy Thursday, April 13: Worship at 11:30 am & 7:00 pm in the sanctuary with Holy Communion.
* Good Friday, April 14: Worship at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.
* Easter Sunday, April 16: Worship Services at 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 am in the CLC. No Faith Formation. Youth Easter breakfast fundraiser will be served between services.

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