Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at oslchurch.com for all the latest!
The Annual Meeting of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be held this Sunday, Jan. 28, in The Gathering Place. A light lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m., followed by the meeting.
Looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting? Join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped tonight, Thursday, Jan. 25, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.
The OSL Library’s Winter One Church One Read title is Wonder by R. J. Palacio. The Library has 12 copies. The discussion will take place on March 18 in the Conference Room.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult discussion and study group, will resume on Jan. 31, at 6:00 p.m., in the Conference Room. Pr. Randy leads a discussion of the draft social statement on Women and Justice published by the ELCA. All are welcome to participate in the discussion; men are especially encouraged to attend.
Pr. Justin Kosec will be installed at all worship services this weekend. Pr. Justin is OSL’s new Pastor for Outreach and Communication. .
A four-week miniseries based on the movie All Saints continues in worship services through Feb. 10–11. All Saints is based on the true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Take your experience to the next level by participating in a LifeGroup study during this miniseries. Sign up to be part of a LifeGroup at the table in The Gathering Place. For more information, or to serve as a LifeGroup Connector, contact Trish Syverson, email@example.com, or call the Church Office, 336-2942.
OSL Dining Out will shake things up a little by going to lunch (not dinner!), this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11:30. Meet at All Day Cafe, in the Western Mall. Questions? Call Donna Wilson, 371-1518.
The Silent Auction is the major fundraiser for youth summer trips each year. How can you support this effort? (1) Donate an item, service, or experience to be auctioned—donations are due to the Church Office by Feb 4. (2) Come to the Silent Auction Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 25—tickets will be available soon. And, of course, (3) bid on items, starting on Saturday, Feb. 17. The auction will end on Sunday, March 4, at 12:15 p.m.
Unique Mission Opportunity—in Harrisburg! OSL mission partner Table of Grace is seeking two families or individuals to serve as Mission Households for a period of one year at Table of Grace. Together with mission households from other partner congregations, these OSL-commissioned “missionaries” will help provide a critical mass of people to this developing congregation in the Harrisburg School District. If interested, contact Pr. Randy or Pr. Justin, 336-2942.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register for Nursery care (infant through age ten) by contacting Nancy Heesch, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the names and ages of your children.
Musical events and hosting opportunities are coming up: The Gustavus Choir will present a concert at OSL on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:00 p.m. (A freewill offering will be received.) Luther College Nordic Choir will perform at OSL on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:00 p.m. (Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for ages 65 and up, and $5 for students. Reserve tickets via (800) 4-LUTHER or www.tickets.luther.edu. Some tickets will be available at the door.) OSL members are always generous in opening their homes to two or four students—if you wish to help, contact Gene LeVasseur, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 40.
Help young adults living away from home know that OSL cares about them and remembers them! Consider a donation of items for care packages to be assembled by the youth team: spiral-bound 3x5 index cards, mechanical pencils, highlighters, travel-size hand sanitizer, lip balm, microwave popcorn, and individual packages of conversation hearts will be collected at the Youth Table in The Gathering Place and in the Church Office through Feb. 4. Financial donations to help with postage would be appreciated too! If you know someone who would appreciate a care package, give the name and address to Pr. Sami.