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April 29, 2018

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, April 29, 2018

Altar Flowers today are given by Rhonda & Mick Ruffini in celebration of Jean Schad’s birthday.

Ecumen Question & Answer with Joel Frost today in Family Room at 9:15 & 11:30 am for anyone who missed last weeks presentation.

OSLC Roadside Clean-up! Spring has finally sprung and the green buds are bursting open. As the snow has melted it has revealed some other not so pretty items. Please come help clean up our roads. Meet at Otto Berg Park on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 am. It usually takes an hour if we get 8-12 people. Bring gloves, bags provided. This is a great volunteer event! Questions? Please contact Mary Knuteson at

April Book of the Month Club — The April Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, April 30th at 1:00 pm to discuss “Be Frank With Me” by Johnson.

PIRATES OF THE CURE-IBBEAN – RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM. Look for the table in the Gathering Area today, 9:15-10:30 am for more detailed information supporting this team. Luminarias, raffle tickets and Rose Floral Cards will be available for purchase.

OSLC Families with 2018 High School Graduates! Please check the list of students at the Welcome Desk to make sure we have your student listed. If not, please add their name to the list. High School Seniors will be recognized by Our Savior’s on Sunday, May 20!

Stephen Ministry — “So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer” (Ezra 8:23). Finding Stephen Ministers is the next step for our congregation’s Stephen Ministry. Right now we are praying for the individuals God is calling to serve as caregivers. Please include this need in your prayers. God answers our prayers because he is faithful. For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact our parish nurse Stacy Meyer ( or Becky Maier (

6th Grade Lock-In FaithMarker
Who: All 6th graders and parents! Parents will come for the opening time from 7-8 pm. Childcare will be provided for younger siblings. Please RSVP for parent, student and if childcare is needed.
What: We will have an information time with Chad and Darla for students and parents from 7-8 pm. Then students will enjoy an evening of fellowship, service learning and fun to celebrate their 6th grade Faithmarker. Students will also learn about the Jr High Evolve program.
When: May 11 at 7 pm (eat dinner before you come) Parents pick up students by 8 am on May 12.
RSVP Deadline May 5: RSVP on Sign-up Genius from the church website. Check under “What’s Happening.” If sibling childcare is needed, please indicate this in the personal message area on your RSVP with child’s name & age.
What to Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, any personal items needed, air mattress (optional) and a snack to share.
Questions: Please contact Darla Goble at

Rummage Sale — Save Your Stuff!
Do you have items in your house that you are no longer using? Well we have a solution for you. Save them to donate to our Youth Fundraiser. Rummage Sale taking place May 19. Please make sure the items you are looking to donate have the potential for resale. No furniture, appliances, TVs or beds will be accepted this year. Items may be dropped off at the church beginning Wednesday, May 16. Questions? Please contact Chad Larson at

Boys & Girls 5/6th Grade Fishing Outing (DATE CHANGE)
Who: 5/6 graders and an adult
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 not planning to keep your fish. We’ll provide the bait.
When: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm weather permitting.
RSVP by May 27 on the OSLC website, check under “What’s Happening”
Where: Dave and LaVerna Scholz’ Home – 12962 Keller Ave Hugo 55038

Fisher’s of Men (and Fish) Men’s Ministry
Now that the ice is quickly receding from area lakes, fishing is on the minds of many of us! If you are a guy or high school youth who likes to fish, consider joining Our Savior’s Fisher’s of Men fishing group. It’s casual and does not require much of a commitment. We fish a rotation of area lakes on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 pm with the first event on May 29 on the St. Croix River. Contact Chad Larson ( or Ray Valley ( with your interest in being put on the list. No boat required, but let us know if you do have a boat that could fish 2-3. We manage participation weekly through Sign Up Genius and it’s an “opt-in” each week program. All boats compete in a friendly fishing competition, but the fellowship among men is the top priority. We had great participation in our inaugural year last year and we look forward to more men joining in 2018. Tight Lines ~ Ray Valley

The Transition Team kicked-off their work this week to understand and articulate God’s calling for Our Savior’s. This volunteer group who represent a diverse cross-section of our membership will spend the next few to several months reviewing congregational survey data, asking new questions and listening to your perspectives about the mission, vision and values of OSLC. All of this work is designed to prepare our church to conduct an effective call process for our next pastor leader. Please join me in welcoming the following members to the Transition Team: Nicole Heggerness, Aaron Harrell, Lyndsay Jackson, Angela Kyndberg, John Lasswell, Chris Lemme, Karen Miller, Steve Russell, Dave Shaw, Amy Stoffer, Mellisa Urban, Pastor Christine Wenzel

Congregational vote on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:15 am in the sanctuary to vote on the sale of OSLC property to Ecumen. On May 7, 2017, the Congregation of Our Savior’s voted to sell 7 acres of land to Ecumen for a senior living facility. The facility was to be a 145 unit independent living, assisted living and memory care unit. Since then, the Goodman group has started building “The Lakes” near Rutherford elementary school. Ecumen has since proposed a 60 unit co-operative senior living facility. Due to this change, the Board is holding another congregational vote to approve the sale for this new purpose.

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