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 Lenten Journey at Our Savior’s: Midweek Lenten Worship continues on Wednesdays at 12:00 and 6:40 p.m., in the Sanctuary. View Invitation to Lenten Worship videos at oslchurch.com.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult discussion and study group facilitated by Pr. Randy, is studying the book Loving Jesus by Mark Allan Powell on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., in the Conference Room. This class is an exploration of how simple religious practices can move us toward a closer walk with Jesus. A $15 donation will help cover the cost of the book, which is available in the Church Office or at the Information Center. All are welcome.
The OSL Library is hosting a Resurrection Egg Hunt in the Library each Sunday and Wednesday through April 1, to keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season. Children and youth who check out items and find one of the Resurrection Eggs hidden among the Library shelves will receive a prize after they explain the way the item inside relates to the Easter story.
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.
It’s nearing the end of your chance to bid on items for the Silent Auction--the auction will close at 12:15 p.m. this Sunday, March 4! Instructions will be given at that time for winner bidders to pick up their items; winners who are not here on Sunday will be called to make arrangements for pick-up during the week. Thanks to all bidders for helping to fund life-changing summer trips for OSL youth to Minneapolis and Houston.
The OSL Chili Cook-Off and Cupcake Walk is this Sunday, March 4, following 11:00 worship services! A large number of OSL members have signed up to have their best recipes judged and shared (chicken noodle soup will be available, too). Many delicious cipcakes will be on hand too, so don’t miss it! The Cook-Off and Cupcake Walk is a fundraiser for Mission: Possible Phase II.
Men of God: OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast and Lutheran Men in Mission group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study when it meets next, on March 3 and March 17. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 19.
The next Footcare Clinic will be on Wednesday, March 7, in the Caring Ministries area. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to schedule your appointment with a Sanford footcare nurse. Footcare Clinics are held at OSL on the first Wednesdays of each month.
Actors, dramaturges, and otherwise dramatic people: Help bring to life Jesus’ last evening with his friends via an original script written for Our Savior’s Maundy Thursday worship services. Contact Pr. Justin Kosec, 336-2942, ext. 44, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to contribute.
Start the Conversation, a two-part discussion of various topics related to family processes and aging will begin on Sunday, March 11, with “Start the Conversation: Anticipating Future Family Transitions.” Staff from Good Samaritan will bring a panel to Fellowship Hall, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., to lead the discussion. The second part of the discussion will be held in April; watch for details. Questions? Michelle Anderson, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 28.
Operation Outreach is OSL’s way of empowering the work of over 25 ministry partners this year through festival offerings (Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas). In 2018, OSL hopes to raise more than $55,000 through these special offerings in order to continue to support the life-giving ministries of OSL’s partners in a meaningful and substantial way. Thanks for giving generously to Operation Outreach!
Among the many opportunities to serve OSL and the larger community, two currently stand out: Ushers and Information Center hosts. Each of these volunteer positions is an important component of Our Savior’s dedication to hospitality, to members and visitors alike. The time commitment is not great, and schedules are adjustable. Contact Loretta Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 14, for more information.
One of the ways OSL reaches out to people is through the ministry of Project CAR. Currently, Project CAR has openings for drivers on Sunday mornings. They have their own fleet of cars, their own insurance, and complete training and support for volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer part of your Sunday mornings to give rides to those in need, contact Pr. Tim Lemme (email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 19), Deb Harlan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 48), or Michelle Anderson (email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 28).