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January 21, 2018

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, January 21, 2018

Interested in sponsoring Sunday Altar Flowers? We have cancelled altar flowers for the rest of January as no one has signed up to sponsor them. Currently, February is also wide open. If you are interested in sponsoring flowers for an upcoming Sunday, please check the bulletin board in the Information Corner of the Gathering Area (SE Corner). Cost is $35.00 for either an altar arrangement or an additional flower arrangement. You are free to take the arrangement home following the 10:30 am service or pick them up on Monday or Tuesday and bring them home. Payment is requested when you sign-up. Envelopes are provided by the chart for your use. Please drop off payments in the drop box slot on the Welcome Desk. Thank you!

Adult Education at 9:15 am today: “Make It OK–Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness.”
Are you, a family member or a friend struggling with a mental illness and you don’t know what to say? Your response can be very similar to what you would say to those who have cancer or heart disease. Join Sue Hedlund and Stacy Meyer today in Adult Education to learn more about what to say and what not to say. Learn more about the local effort to reduce stigma around mental illness.

Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 28 at 9:15 am — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 28, at 9:15 am in the sanctuary. Copies of the Annual Report can be picked up today at the Welcome Desk. Please limit one report per family. Thank you!

Tubing and Tailgating for All Ages! Whether you enjoy tubing or just hanging out with good friends, this is the event for you! We will meet in the Green Acres parking lot at 6 pm on February 9 to eat some brats, hot dogs and sip some warm hot chocolate! If you want to tube, you can do that too! Sign-up in the Gathering Area! If tubing, cost is $13/person if paid in advance. Otherwise, it is $15. Register by Sunday, February 4. Waivers and checks can be turned in at the drop box on the welcome desk. Please contact Chad (chad@oslcstillwater.org) or Darla (darla@oslcstillwater.org) if you would like to donate any items for this event (chips, hot cocoa, or desserts) or, if you can bring a propane heater. Make sure to bring a lawn chair if you would like to sit and hangout!

A Day for Making Comfort: Each January women from throughout the Saint Paul Area Synod gather at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stillwater to make comforters to go to both local and international charities. Many comforters can be completed in one day when many hands join together. On Saturday, January 27, we will gather at Our Savior’s from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and individuals can spend the whole day or just come for an hour or two. No experience is needed as there are lots of “jobs” for everyone as well as lots of teachers. Bars and beverages will be provided but bring your own lunch. Everyone is invited and bring a friend or two. Join the fun! So many natural disasters around the world make the need greater than ever.

Quilter Donations Needed — The quilters are in need of donations of usable top sheets (flat sheet) of any size, color, pattern to be used at the “Day for Making Comfort” on January 27. Please drop off your donations to the church office. Questions? Please contact Audrey Reed at amr923@icloud.com.

Women’s Retreat — “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
The 2018 Women’s Retreat is coming up on April 27-28 and will be held this year at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington. Seaside Escape is the theme and will focus on helping women find rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of life as we slow down and spend time with God and one another. The Bible Study will focus on Sarah and Hagar. The cost will be $110 for a double room and $130 for a single room. Registration forms are on the women’s bulletin board. Please include a $25 deposit with your registration with the remainder due the week before the retreat. Looking forward to spending time with our girlfriends!

Volunteers Still Needed for Sunday, Jan. 28:
8:00 am usher (1 person) — 10:30 am greeter (1 person) — 7:45 am welcome desk (1 person) Please contact Kathy Newton in the church office (651-439-5704) if you can serve in any of these spots.

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