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November 5, 2017

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, November 5, 2017

Altar Flowers today are given by Cindy Gackle, Sue Hedlund & Pastor Dale in honor of our friends in Mlafu, Tanzania and in gratitude for their hospitality. The additional arrangement is given by
Mabe Froshaug in memory of Bob.

Adult Education today at 9:15 am in the Family Room. Guest Speaker: Bishop Patricia Lull. Discussion about global and local partnerships, as well as lessons learned from the Reformation. Next week, November 12: Sunday, November 12: Racism Workshop. Guest Speaker: Carolyn Farmer Sampson, has studied racism and racial justice at St. Catherine University and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her presentation will include insights gained through her experience as a white female business woman and suggestions for concrete actions every white person can take to be an effective ally with people of color.

Today the OSLC Quilters’ Boutique is again available for you to browse. Be sure to check out the beautiful items crafted by the quilters in the Gathering Area following each service. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies needed for graduate quilts and charitable gifts.

Christmas Cookie Bakers Needed! It’s that time of year again! The Women’s Team is looking for Christmas cookie bakers for our annual fundraiser. We will need 20-25 people to bake 10-20 dozen cookies each. You pick the cookie from our list, bake them and have them back to church by Friday, December 8th at 10 am. We will pack them in trays of 10 or 6 dozen to be sold for $40 or $25. Please sign up in the Gathering Area at church between services on October 29, November 5 and November 12. We will also be taking preorders for the trays. Don’t miss out! Contact Susan Fredricksen at terisu1981@gmail.com or (651)430-1111 with questions.

Advent Teas — We know that Advent seems far away but it is time to be planning for the Women’s Advent Teas. If you would be willing to host or lead a tea, please get in touch with Becky Maier at jbmaier@hotmail.com or (651)271-3758 or let the church office know. Teas will be held the week of December 4-10.

Operation Christmas Child — Our global Christmas outreach program this year will be Operation Christmas Child. Please grab a preassembled box from the table in the Gathering Area along with an instructional handout to explain the items that can be put into the Christmas Boxes. Kids love to help fill the boxes! You can choose a boy or girl and the age range which is marked right on the form. Please bring your filled boxes back to church by Sunday, November 19. Stacy Meyer, OSLC Parish Nurse, will collect the boxes and bring them to the drop off site on Monday, November 20.

Coffee Sign-up — The sign-up sheet for making and serving coffee for November and December is posted on the kitchen door. Volunteers may sign up for setting up the coffee service from 9:00-9:45 am or cleaning up from 9:45-10:30 am. You may also sign up to provide treats. Training will be provided, if needed. Please consider helping out with this important ministry. Questions? Please contact Susan Fredricksen at terisu1981@gmail.com or (651)430-1111.

The November meeting of the OSLC Book Club will be on Monday, Nov. 27, at 1:00 pm by the church library. The November book title is “The Memory Keepers Daughter” by Kim Edwards. The book is available to check out in the OSLC library. Please return after reading. We hope you can join us!

Gratitude Container Collection — November 19
Recently as we have turned on the news we have seen many tragic events, such as the damage of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the wildfires in northern California. We may even know people who have suffered losses in these events. To help lighten the load that many are experiencing, it has been decided that all of the monies donated through the Gratitude Containers will be given to Lutheran Disaster Response to go toward recovery from these disasters. Our Gratitude Container collection will be Sunday, November 19. Coins can remain in the container and placed in the offering plate. If checks are written, please write Gratitude Container in the memo line. We thank you in advance for sharing those extra coins with others in need. Blessings to you all!

November & December Ushers & Greeters Needed! You can view the openings and sign up from our church website under “What’s Happening” www.oslcstillwater.org OR contact Kathy in the church office 651-439-5704, ext. 10. Thank you!

Elementary Christmas Program Sign-up — Calling all Shepherds, Angels, and Wise Men! The signup for this year’s elementary Christmas Program, “Unexpected Guests,” is now available. Details about the story, the cast roles, music performer opportunities, and rehearsal schedules are posted on the signup board in the Gathering Area.

3rd Grade FaithMarker “Back-to-the-Bible is happening on Sunday, November 12 from 9:15-10:15 am. Your 3rd grader will be receiving the Connect Study Bible at this FaithMarker. Parents & guardians please attend with your child or another special adult is welcome to join us in your absence. Please RSVP to the church office (info@oslcstillwater.org) if you plan to attend this FaithMarker.

Families, please sign up to help with “All Worship” service happening Sunday, November 19, at 10:30 am!

Youth Bell Choir! Calling all 6-9th graders who can read music! Emily Fjestad will be leading our new Youth Bell Choir. Practices will be Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Music Room, starting today, November 5. We are also looking for adult helpers for the group. Please contact Darla Goble (darla@oslcstillwater.org) or Emily (ecfjestad@gmail.com) if you are interested.

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