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January 5, 2020

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Announcements for Sunday, January 5, 2020

Adult Education, January 5 at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary: John Hodler and Jeff Anderson will share how OSLC can collaborate with the sheltering of the homeless in our community via the Community Emergency Winter Shelter. They are working with the county and other congregations and organizations to provide shelter for the homeless on those especially cold days/nights. Next week, January 12: 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. 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.

Girl’s Night Out: Yogadevotion – Epiphany, The Light , The Dark and Everything in Between.
When: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: OSLC Gathering Area
Fee: $5.00 Donation
Come join us for an evening of devotion and insight as we practice the fastest growing form of yoga for everyone – chair yoga. Cindy Senarighi of White Bear Lake is an ordained ELCA pastor and founder of Yogadevotion, a company with a mission to “share God’s presence and love through the practice of yoga.” She will share how yoga, when properly understood, goes beyond the physical to engage all we are: body, mind and spirit. Yoga is about the breath. And, when we connect the breath with the body in our devotional time, it becomes a God breathed experience of God’s Promised Presence. We will conclude our evening with time to share in fellowship with one another. RSVP to the church office or 651-439-5704.

Compassion & Renewal Retreat on January 11, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Do you feel stressed and exhausted? Do you need to push the “re-set” button? Join us for a Compassion & Renewal Retreat at OSLC for worship, meditation and learning a new spiritual practice from Pastor Karna Moskalik called, “The Little Way.” To register for this event, sign-up at the Welcome Desk or go to and sign-up online under “What’s Happening.”

Family Worship is January 12 at 10:30 am & January 15 at 5:30 pm. Please let Darla Goble know if your student would like to perform special music during the service.

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.

Picture Directory — Sign-up after worship today in the Gathering Area! Photograph sessions will be scheduled for February 3-8, 2020. Reserve your professional photography session and be included in our new directory this spring. You will receive one free 8X10 standard print, a free printed church directory and as a bonus, a free shutterfly gift with any purchase of additional pictures. Questions? Contact the church office at 651-439-5704 or Sign-up online during the week by going to the church website at and clicking on the link under “What’s Happening.”

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!

The 2020 offering envelopes are here. If you wish to contribute via cash or check, please pick yours up after worship today at the Welcome Desk. Please print your name and write your NEW envelope number on the sheet(s) provided. You can also sign up for automatic withdrawal on the OSLC website (www, and click DONATE), Electronic giving is secure, dependable, and a care-free way to give.

Care of Creation Tip — In gratitude, caring for God’s Air, Water, and Land
Resolve to Do Your Part in 2020
The change of the calendar from 2019 to 2020 is a time to take stock and set a better course for ourselves in the year ahead. As Christians dedicated to caring for God’s people and God’s creation, making changes to face the serious climate change issues easily enters our list of resolutions. The environmental problems to overcome are dauntingly large, but we can learn a lesson from the tiny, lowly-born baby lying in hay, who was given the task to save all humankind from its sins. Like the effort to bring salvation, the effort to save God’s creation for future generations will require the hearts, hands, and minds of many devoted people. The Care of Creation committee will help by giving you ideas throughout the year for taking steps. Your part is to add steps to your list of resolutions for 2020, for we believe the message that ends each of these tips.
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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