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February 9, 2020

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, February 9, 2020

Adult Education at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary — February 9: Carolyn Healy and Joanne Corlett from Be SMART. The Be SMART program focuses on education and awareness about child gun deaths and responsible gun storage. The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

We are now hiring a Faith Community Nurse for 15 hours per week. If you or someone you know is interested, the job application is available at For more information, you can talk to Pastor Karna or contact the St. Croix Valley Faith Community Nursing Program Director, Jennifer Agen, at 651-430-8734 or

Gratitude Containers — In 2019 the Gratitude Containers collected $710 which was sent to Lutheran Disaster Response to help the many people who have been affected by so many natural disasters. The Gratitude containers will once again be handed out on February 9th and 16th. Those who participate drop a coin in their container when they feel gratitude for the events in their own lives with the purpose of helping those who have been less fortunate. The containers filled with coins are then collected in November. Be sure to pick up a container!

2020 Woman’s Retreat — Planning for the 2020 Women’s Retreat is underway and registrations forms are on the women’s bulletin board. The dates are April 24-25 and we will once again be at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington. The cost is $115 for a double room and $140 for a single room. Those attending will be traveling around the world to every continent with the theme “WonderFull World – Where Women Explore God’s Love and Wonder.” The weekend is always an inspirational and fun time to spend with our sisters in Christ. Get yourself registered now and bring a friend with you.

Sonshine Card Club — If you’re looking for a “behind the scenes” volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in someone’s life, this is it! The “Sonshine Card Club” is looking for volunteers to join us for the April 2020-March 2021 season. On behalf of the church, we send cards and notes of encouragement to people in need. This outreach is a service of the Health & Caring Ministry Team. If you might be interested, please contact Cindy Gackle at, 612-751-7921. Thank you.

Lenten Soup Suppers — Soup Suppers begin Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 until Wed., Apr. 1, 2020. If you would love to bring a soup and/or dessert to share, or if you are willing to wash dishes, please sign up at the welcome desk or from the church website ( Soups and desserts need to be brought to the church kitchen by 5 pm each Wednesday. Please label your crock pots/containers and pick up after each soup supper. Dishwashers can begin at 5:45 pm. Soup Suppers are from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. If you have any questions you can contact Jenifer Johnson, Kitchen Coordinator ( or (651)263-0218).

Thyme for Grace Meals — Thyme for Grace is a food ministry for those in our congregation and community who could use a good home-cooked meal and a bit of extra care. There are currently nine packages with servings for 4 in the Kitchen freezer that are looking for a home; and one package with a serving for 2. Please remember to share with others that you know who would enjoy a bit of extra care.

VBS Needs — Rocky Railway will be our theme for VBS this summer! Please contact Darla Goble if you have any of the following items that we can have or borrow:
• railroad or train items
• vintage or older looking leather luggage to decorate our train station
• Appliance sized boxes or wood pallets

Camp Wapo: Registration is now open for summer 2020 dates at Camp Wapo. Come join us at Camp Wapo this summer and build friendships, engage in praise and worship, play crazy fun games, and much much more! Students should register for the grade they will complete this year.
• Seeds (Gr. 1-3) Weekend, June 26-28
• Youth Week (Gr. 4-8), June 28-July 3
• Sr High (Gr. 9-12), June 28-July 3
Register at Questions? Please contact Darla Goble.

Mission Jamaica – Mary Anderson will be leaving on the Mission Jamaica trip on March 14. OSLC is asked to provide the following items for the Trip: 80 large bars of soap and 80 large tubes of toothpaste. Both of these items can be purchased at the dollar store. There will be a container for collecting these in the gathering area through Sunday, March 8. The Mission Jamaica Team is also purchasing broiler chicks for WestHaven Orphanage with donation dollars. Around 100 broiler chicks are purchased each month and are butchered every 6 weeks. These chicks are raised at WestHaven in the Mission Jamaica built Chicken Coop and provide protein to the residents of WestHaven. Cost per chick is $5 and includes the cost of feed. Please consider supporting this effort. Checks can be made out to OSLC with Mission Jamaica in the memo line and placed in the offering plate or drop box on the Welcome Desk.

Guatemala Youth Retreat — The Saint Paul Area Synod is hosting an opportunity for any youth in the synod to be a part of a youth retreat to Guatemala. Youth will join with the Lutheran Church in Guatemala (ILAG) and their youth from August 5-12, 2020, at the Lutheran Center in Guatemala City. Students will experience a cultural immersion with Guatemalan youth, growing in their faith in Jesus, their leadership skills, and practicing the accompaniment method for international fellowship. More information and registration forms can be found on the bulletin board across from the church office. Application deadline is March 1.

Inspirational Yoga starts a new session Saturday, February 15th right here at Our Saviors! We welcome beginners and offer a variety of classes that are always different and tailored to participants ability. Join us and our instructor, Kali on Saturday mornings 8:30 – 9:30. 4 sessions $40, single session $12. Any questions contact Summer Seidenkranz 651.331.9940.
Feb 15: Ayuryoga: Yoga for the season of winter
Feb 22: Fascia Yoga: Gentle movement for release
Feb 29: Yoga Mantra: Movement & sound meditation
Mar 7: Vinihoga: Yoga your way

Care of Creation Tip
In gratitude, caring for God’s Air, Water, and Land
Caucus for Climate
Do you wish our elected leaders were leading efforts to face the crisis of climate change, which especially threatens our poorer sisters and brothers worldwide? You can help send a strong message to our elected and soon-to-be elected representatives by attending your political caucus on Monday, Feb. 25 and making it known that climate change is a priority issue for people of all parties. If you’d like to introduce a resolution on climate change at your caucus, the OSLC Care of Creation committee can help. Email Don Schuld at committee member. Can you spend one evening helping protect the people of the world? Find the location of your caucus here:
A lot of “just one persons” working together can accomplish mighty things. ~ A message from your OSLC Care of Creation team.

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