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January 27, 2019

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, January 27, 2019

Flowers today have been given by the Bell Choir in celebration of Marlene Lentz’s birthday on January 26.

Adult Forum — Meet the people from our companion congregation in Zaculeu, Guatemala, and learn about their community and our relationship with them as Becky Maier and Sandy Fabio share their experience in that community.

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 1 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, January 27. Waivers and checks can be turned in at the drop box on the welcome desk. Please contact Chad ( or Darla ( 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!

Help needed for Tubing and Tailgating on February 1st! Please contact Darla Goble or Chad Larson if you can assist in any of these areas:
• Set up at Green Acres at 4:00 pm
• Food prep at 1:30 pm at the church
• Clean up from 8:30-10:30 pm

The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, January 28th at 1:00 pm to discuss “The Secret Diary of Hedrik Groen,” 83 1/4 years old. We hope to see you there.

VBS Planning — We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for Vacation Bible School! Please contact Darla Goble,, if you are interested in being on a VBS committee. The committee will help with planning and implementing our VBS.

Stepping On: Fall Prevention Class — Stacy Meyer, OSLC Parish Nurse, will be helping teach this class at Lakeview Hospital, Mondays, February 11 to March 25, 10:45 am to 12:45 pm. Cost of class is $15.00. In just seven weeks, you’ll learn:
• Strength and balance exercises personalized for your fitness level
• How vision, hearing, medicines and footwear affect your fall risk
• To identify fall hazards inside and outside your home
• To get back on your feet the right way if you do fall
To register, email: or call 651-430-4697

Gratitude Containers — The women’s team will again be encouraging members to take part in the sharing of gratitude with others. On Feb. 3 and Feb 17 gratitude containers will be offered with the purpose of encouraging each of us to be consciously grateful each day by placing a coin in the container while remembering what it is we are grateful for. These will be collected in November and the coins will be given to others in need. In 2018 gratitude coins added up to $850 which was sent to Lutheran Disaster Response for those affected by fires and floods. Stop at the table in the gathering area and pick up a container. GRATITUDE – take a dose every morning – may cause shifts in perspective – may cause feelings of abundance – decreased feelings of fear and anxiety!

Women’s Retreat — Wishing you could sneak away for a relaxing time in the mountains? We’ve got the perfect plan! Cozy Mountain Lodge is a relaxing mountain lodge themed retreat the women of our church are doing together. It includes worship, Bible study, and time for laughter as well as time for quiet reflection. The dates are April 26 and 27, beginning with dinner on Friday evening and finishing by 4:00 pm on Saturday. The cost is $110 for a double room and $130 for a single room. (Note: there are a limited number of single rooms.) The cost includes 3 delicious meals, comfortable lodging, and lots of fun with refreshing activities including games, hiking trails, and pool/sauna. We will be at the truly beautiful Mt Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. Registration forms are on the women’s bulletin board across from the office. A $25 deposit is requested with your registration. Forms and money can be placed in the women’s box in the office or left in the church office. We hope you will join us!

Card Recyling Notice: Though we have enjoyed spending time repurposing used greeting cards, the card recycling women have decided to disband. The card stands will remain available until our supply has been purchased and will then be removed. The close out pricing for cards is now 3 for $1.00. Thank you for your contributions and business throughout the years.

All Worship Sunday on February 3
Single Worship Service at 9:30 am! No intergenerational activity following worship this month.

Upcoming All Worship Sundays
March 3, Worship at 9:30 am followed by a potluck.
April 7, Worship at 9:30 am — No activity following worship.
May 5, Worship at 9:30 am followed by a potluck.

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