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March 10, 2019

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, March 10, 2019

Flowers today have been given by Ruth & OJ Rustad in appreciation of OSLC’s beautiful music choirs and programs.

March Adult Education Schedule: In March, the Adult Education hour will be dedicated to a series on Legal Immigration. There is great political controversy regarding the control of immigration, both legal and illegal, worldwide today. Few people understand how the legal process in the USA works. Through this series, we hope to provide some clarity to the legal process for both refugees and asylees.

Adult Education, March 17, 9:15 am in the Sanctuary: Yusuf Abdi, Sr. Director of Refugee Services, at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSSMN) and Margaret Yapp, the Volunteer Coordinator for Refugee Services at LSSMN, will describe the process for refugees coming to Minnesota as well as the process for Asylees. Refugees have been vetted by several US government agencies for immigrants coming to the USA and then are cleared by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services to come to Minnesota. Margaret will describe how LSSMN then assures these legal refugee(s) a safe and warm welcome in Minnesota through the “Circle of Welcome” program. Margaret has been working at LSSMN 3 years and is a graduate of Luther College where she majored in English and Religion. Yusuf will talk about the Asylee process.

Preschool Play Time! Hey friends! Come for a play day a couple of Mondays a month for birth-preschool children and their parents! Our first one will be March 18 from 9-10:30 am in the CLC. We will have large motor play, storytime and a snack! All are welcome! Hope to see you there & bring a friend!

The “Son-shine Card Club” is looking for new volunteers to join our April 2019-March 2020 season. We send cards and notes of encouragement to people in need on behalf of our church. This outreach is a service of the Health & Caring Ministry Team. If you might be interested, contact Sue Hedlund ( or Stacy Meyer (

I wish to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, visits, phone calls and help with transportation during my recent illness. It was very much appreciated. ~ Terry McLaren

Come join us for VBS ROAR! Where Life is Wild and God is good!
At VBS ROAR, 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: July 29—August 2, 2019
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Ages: 3 yrs. (by 6/1/19) to Grade 6 (2018-19 school year)
Cost: Early registration $40 per participant. After April, registration is $45
Go to our website at and look under “What’s Happening” to register.

VBS Volunteer Sign-up now open! VBS volunteer recruitment is currently underway and we need YOU to help! If you can volunteer for VBS this summer, July 29 – August 2, 2019, please sign-up on our church website ( under “What’s Happening.” There are many different types of volunteer positions to choose from. Please join the team now!

Camp Wapo — Just a reminder that our OSLC spots at Camp Wapo this summer will be released to other campers after March 15. Students should register for the grade they will complete this year. OSLC camp dates are Seeds Weekend, June 21-23, Youth Week, June 23-28. See Darla Goble if you have questions.

Call Committee — The Call Committee invites you to nominate an ELCA-rostered Pastor whom you believe should be considered for OSLC’s call. If you know of such a Pastor, please complete the form that is available on the Welcome Desk at the church and return the completed form no later than March 13.

14th Annual Senior Health and Faith Day: Celebrating your legacy of faith and stories.
Date & Location: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at OSLC
Registration: Sign-up on the PEP bulletin board or contact the church office
There’s no charge to attend the free Senior Health and Faith Day, held by Lakeview Hospital’s Faith Community Nurse Program. This year’s event will focus on the legacy of faith and stories. Speakers include: Crystal Crocker (Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis) on: “God’s call to grandparents: Passing on the faith to our family;” Laura Gilbert (author and inspirational speaker) on: “What legacy will your stuff tell?” Tami Briggs (Therapeutic harpist) will lead a session titled Dona Nobis Pacem (Let there be peace).

Youth Donut Fundraiser: OSLC Youth will be selling donuts by the dozen between services on Sunday, March 17. Please plan to stop and buy a dozen or two. To pre-order your donuts, please sign-up at the Welcome Desk. Cost is $5.00/dozen and come in plain, sugar or cinnamon sugar coating.

Wednesday Lenten Soup Suppers from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. You can sign up to bring a soup, dessert, and/or be part of the clean up crew for Wednesday Soup Suppers. Go to the church website at and click on “Sign up for Lenten Soup Suppers” under “What’s Happening.” Or, just sign-up on the sheet located on the Welcome Desk and the office will sign you up online. Questions? Please contact Jenifer Johnson at 651-263-0218 or email


Weaving Together The Community of OSLC

As we explore the “Life of the Beloved Community” this Lenten season we are inviting you to add your unique choices and ideas to our weaving project. Every member of our faith community adds a unique and important “thread” in the tapestry that we call “Our Savior’s Lutheran Church”.

Very soon (if it isn’t already there!) you will see the weaving loom attached to the wall just around the corner of the sanctuary doors, across from the office. We invite you to dig into the baskets of materials, choosing colors that you like and adding them to the weaving. It is easy—just go over, under, over, under—and repeat—for as little or as long as you wish. Simple instructions will be posted—but, really, you can make it up as you go along!

But wait-there’s more. Feel free to bring items from home to add to the weaving. Some ideas: a favorite family photo, a scrap of fabric from a relative you want to remember, beads, a line of poetry, a printed out prayer you love. The list really is endless as this weaving will reflect US. Just attach it to the vertical warp threads and it will always be a part of the tapestry of members we call OSLC.

Call for Weavers — Do you have experience in weaving? If so, would you consider helping make this project come to life? Contact Charlotte Schuld at 651-491-2722, or

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