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May 6, 2018

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, May 6, 2018

Altar Flowers today are given by Susan & Terry Fredricksen in honor of the one year
anniversary of the passing of their son, Darrin.

Congregational vote TODAY, 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.

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 emknuteson@gmail.com.

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 Ministers Care — When was the last time someone really listened to you? We’re talking about that undistracted, full-attention kind of listening. That’s one of the ways Stephen Ministers care for others. We need 3 more Stephen Ministers (3 men and 1 woman) to care for those who are making that long journey through the valley of a life crisis. Will you consider serving in this way? For more information, please contact Stacy Meyer (parishnurse@oslcstillwater.org) or Becky Maier (jbmaier@hotmail.com) with questions or for more information. The training sessions will begin soon.

Summer Music Opportunities — Might you share your musical gifts at Summer Worship? Looking for special music on Sundays 8:00 and/or 9:30 am from June 3 through September 2.If you are available, please contact Jane Gay, jeg013@comcast.net or 651-439-8265.

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 chad@oslcstillwater.org.

PIRATES OF THE CURE-IBBEAN – RELAY FOR LIFE. We will be back again on May 20th (9:00—10:30 am) selling raffle tickets and luminaras. OR you can also contribute to our team on the Relay for Life – Stillwater website – Sandy Roslin Team. Also, dine at Potbelly, Oak Park Heights, on May 21st, mention our team, and a portion of their sales will be donated to our team.

Today is Rachel’s Day — What is Rachel’s Day? In 1994, one woman urged her congregation, Bethel Lutheran Church on the west side of Chicago, to support children facing violence. They began by clearing a vacant lot and turning it into a garden, Rachel’s Garden. It became a place where folks, mostly mothers, could come to mourn children killed by gun violence in the past year. They also planted a white cross and flowers in remembrance of these young ones. Two years later, the Metro Chicago Synodical Women’s Organization brought a memorial to the Third Triennial Convention (1996) of Women of the ELCA to broaden awareness of the violence children face and actions to address it. The convention passed the memorial, resolving “That ELCA women encourage their congregations to recognize the first Sunday in May each year as Rachel’s Day, based on Jeremiah 31:15-17 wherein Rachel grieved for her children, to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of evil and fear that plague our nation.” The white rose on the altar remembers the children.

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 (chad@oslcstillwater.org) or Ray Valley (valleyr1@gmail.com) with your interest in being put on the list.

Vacation Bible School
Come sail away with us at SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus!
At Shipwrecked, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
Dates: August 6 – 10, 2018
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Ages: 3 yrs. (by 6/1/18) to Grade 6 (2017-18 school year)
Cost: $35 per participant
Go to our website at www.oslcstillwater.org and look under “What’s Happening” to register.

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