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January 12, 2020

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, January 12, 2020

Adult Education, January 12 at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary: Justin Kolb and his wife Pastor Kirsten Fryer recently served as missionaries through the ELCA in Cairo Egypt. Come and hear stories about their ministry to a refugee population.

Congregational budget update meeting on Sunday January 12 at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room. We will present final end of the 2019 budget figures and a final version of the proposed budget to be approved at the annual meeting on January 26th. Please join us.

Inspirational Yoga starts a new session Saturday, January 11th right here at Our Saviors! We welcome beginners and offer a variety of classes that are always different and tailored to participant requests. Join us and our instructor, Kali on Saturday mornings 8:30 – 9:30 am. Four (4) sessions $40, single session $12. Any questions please contact Summer Seidenkranz 651-331-9940.
• Jan 11: Mantra Yoga
• Jan 18: Yin & Yang Yoga
• Jan 25: New Moon Flow Yoga
• Feb 1: Salute the Sun Flow Yoga

A Day for Making Comfort — January 25 from 9 am – 3 pm is the next “Day for Making Comfort” quilting happening here at Our Savior’s. Over the years hundreds of quilts have been completed and given both locally and internationally. It is a fun day where no experience is needed. Just bring yourself and enjoy the fellowship while making a difference. The day is both for those who are experienced quilters and those who know nothing about it. Come for as long as you can – for an hour or for all day. Bring your own lunch and bring a friend! See you there!

Book of the Month Club — The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, January 27th at 1:00 pm to discuss “A Green Journey” by Jon Hassler.

Preschool Playday — OSLC Preschool Playday is January 13 from 9-10:30 am. Join us for free play, activities and a snack! All are welcome–bring a friend!

5th & 6th Grade Spa Day: All 5th & 6th graders and an adult are welcome to attend the Spa Day on Saturday, February 1, from 3-5 pm at the church. Come and enjoy a chocolate fountain and punch, pamper each other and make a spa item to bring home. Feel free to bring a friend with their special adult too! Please RSVP to Darla Goble and also let her know if you can bring strawberries, marshmallows, pound cake or pretzels for the chocolate fountain.

Getting rid of an artificial Christmas Tree? Please let Darla Goble know if you have an artificial Christmas tree we can have for VBS this summer. Her contact info is or 651-439-5704, ext. 108.

The 2020 Altar Flower Chart is now available. Check the bulletin board in the Information Corner of the Gathering Area. Cost is $35.00 for either an altar arrangement or an additional flower arrangement. 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!

LADC OPEN HOUSE! Visit Our Saviors LADC from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15th for an Open House of the Discovery Center for 6 weeks – 5 year olds with before & after school programs. Meet teachers, learn more about our Creative Curriculum taught by 4-year degree, early childhood licensed teachers. Visit our classrooms with nine environments for hands-on
learning for school readiness. Hope to see you there!

Get in the Family Photo!  (Picture Directory)
1. Have you scheduled your photo appointment yet? If not, please sign-up after worship TODAY in the Gathering Area! Photograph sessions will be scheduled for February 3-8, 2020.
2. Need to check your calendar at home before making an appointment? You can also sign-up online from the church website under “What’s Happening” at
3. Won’t be here February 3-8 for the photography sessions? You can still be included in the directory! Just email a digital photo file of your household members to the church office at or drop off an actual picture. Pictures with a plain background and shaped horizontally will fit best with the other directory pictures. Also, include a list of the names of your household members, household telephone number and mailing address.
Questions? Please talk to Kathy Newton in the church office, 651-439-5704, ext. 101.

Picture Day Volunteers Needed!
Greeters are needed to welcome families, assist with check-in, provide coupons, and confirm accuracy of household data on file. Please sign-up to volunteer for a shift(s) at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area.

Care of Creation Tip
In gratitude, caring for God’s Air, Water, and Land
Low-Salt Diet for Our Water
Salt has many beneficial uses, but just as too much salt in our food can cause health problems, too much salt in our lakes and streams can cause damage to the water ecology. Excess salt hurts the growth of freshwater plants, plankton, zooplankton, fish, frogs, and aquatic birds. In a system where almost every plant or creature is food for a larger organisms, saltier water can disrupt food supplies. Road salt is a big source for saltwater runoff into storm sewers which lead directly to our lakes and rivers. Highway departments are working to reduce their use of salt. Thousands of homeowners salting steps, walks, and driveways also add to the saltwater runoff. You can go on a low-salt or no-salt diet for your walking and driving surfaces by using sand for traction. The darker sand also heats faster in sunlight, helping erode the slick surface of ice and snow. When the ice melts away, you can sweep up the sand and reuse it. If you happen to be replacing steps, walks, or driveways, you can choose darker colored materials that heat up in the winter sun, helping melt snow and ice.
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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