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October 28, 2018

Welcome to Our Savior’s!

Announcements for Sunday, October 28, 2018

Flowers today have been given by Doug & Susan Smith in celebration of birthdays for both Ken & Charlene Oberman. The additional arrangement is given by Andrea, Teddy & Emmett Valley in honor of Ray’s birthday and in thanksgiving for his dedication.

Adult Forum Today at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary: Guest Speaker — Rev. Nancy Nord Bence from “Protect Minnesota” Gun violence is a pervasive negative influence in America today, stealing lives, devastating families, oppressing communities, and costing Minnesota over $2 billion every year. People of faith recognize that every life is precious to God, but often hesitate to engage in an issue that seems so controversial and intractable. This presentation will focus on gun violence as an array of inter-related public health problems that can be solved – and explain how people of faith can be an important part of the solution.

Harvest Festival today from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come and enjoy carnival games, chili cook-off, bingo, pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin & tools); judging will take place at 6:15 pm, costume parade (all ages!), free food and cake walk! This is an event for ALL ages. Feel free to invite your friends!

What Exactly is this Stephen Ministry We’ve Been Hearing About? Stephen Ministry is lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists; rather, they are caring Christian friends who can offer a listening ear to help others through the tough times in life. Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised in their ministry. On November 18 Our Savior’s will commission 15 Stephen Ministers who will have completed 50 hours of training for this special ministry. If you are going through a tough time and could use a caring friend, please talk with or send an email to our Parish Nurse, Stacy Meyer ( or with Becky Maier (, who are the Stephen Minister leaders here at Our Savior’s. They would very much like to talk with you.

Coming on Nov. 4 & 11 — The OSLC Quilters’ Boutique! Plan to stop and check out all the beautiful items our quilters have made and maybe even get some of your Christmas shopping done. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies needed for graduate quilts and charitable gifts

Nursery Volunteers Needed! We are looking for high school age and older volunteers for the nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:45 am. Please contact Darla Goble (651-308-8641 or if you are interested in being in the rotation of volunteers.

Support a Mlafu Student! We are now recruiting scholarship sponsors for the 2019 school year in Tanzania. A full-scholarship is $450 and a half-scholarship is $225. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, please contact Sue Hedlund or 651-303-8322 for more information. Verbal commitments are needed by October 29.

The Book of the Month Club will meet on Monday, October 29th at 1:00 pm to discuss Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Hope to see you there!

Girls Time Out: Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm — Please join us for an evening of fun, insights and practical tips on down-sizing, decluttering and organizing your home. Catherine Solheim, a Professional Home Organizer, and member of Our Saviors will be with us for the evening to share her tips and tricks. You will learn different strategies for tackling your project and how to avoid common mistakes. We will start and end the meeting with prayer and also discuss how improving your organizational skills can improve your spiritual life as a Christian! Please bring any questions you may have and feel free to bring a friend. We invite you to bring any gently used blankets, sheets or lamps, or freewill offering that will be donated to Bridging to assist those in need with furnishing a home. We look forward to seeing you.

Advent Teas — We know that Advent seems far away, but it is time to be planning for the Women’s Advent Teas. If you would be willing to host or lead a tea, please be in touch with Becky Maier at or (651)271-3758 or Marlene Lentz at or (651)275-0815. Teas will be held the week of December 4-10.

Sarah Circle wants to welcome new members to our Bible Study Group. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm at Our Saviors. On November 8 the lesson is called “A Time for Faithful Repentance—Turn Turn Turn” which is listed in the Gather Magazine. If you do not have a Gather magazine, they are available in the OSLC library. We are extending a warm welcome to join us for a cup of coffee, a piece of dessert and discussions on this lesson. If you would like more information, please call Chairman, Donna Carlson at 651-351-5052.

All Worship Sunday Coming November 4! On Sunday, November 4, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 am followed by a snack and service activity. This is an opportunity to come together for worship and fellowship! Please plan to join us!

Needed: Non-stained white sheets for a service project on November 4. Please bring and drop off in the basket outside the parish nurse office? Thank you!

Daylight Savings Time ends November 4. Remember to move your clocks back 1 hour!

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