OSL will undertake its first in-person worship service in…well, it’s been a while. Come on over for an outdoor Celebrate worship service on June 14, at 8:45 a.m.! Gather in the south parking. The preaching will be loud and the music will be louder. Bring a lawn chair, and don’t forget your hat!
A new Generosity Story is now online: Martha Rossing tells of acts of generosity she has witnessed and participated in. View it here, along with previous stories. And watch for more Generosity Stories to follow!
In episode two of OSL’s Weekly Music Devotion Series, Celebrate Band Coordinator Denny Gale shares a brief devotion related to this Sunday’s texts, then performs the song “What a Beautiful Name” by Brooke Lightwood and Ben Fielding. Tune in here!
The Library Committee has selected its Summer One Church One Read selection: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. This true-life murder mystery covers one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. This narrative nonfiction book is an indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Copies will be available for curbside checkout beginning on Monday, June 15.
Faithful, Hopeful, Loving is Our Savior’s 2020 Stewardship Appeal. If you haven’t already, consider growing in your giving and become a 2020 Mission Investor by completing your Estimate of Giving card and returning it to the Church Office. Or you may fill it out online: visit oslchurch.com/stewardship for details and a link to the digital form. Together we stand, in faith, hope, and love. Together we are the church that proclaims Christ and nurtures faith that connects to everyday life, no matter what.
Christ Caring for People through People is the motto of Stephen Ministry. The Stephen Minister’s role is to bring God’s love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. Especially now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, if you or someone you know could benefit from the prayerful encouragement of a Stephen Minister, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• View (or print) weekly worship materials at oslchurch.com.
• Watch worship services on TV: Celebrate: 9:00 a.m., KTTW (cable channel 9; channel 7.1); Festive: 1:00 p.m., KSCB (cable channel 30; channel 53).
• Catch live-stream worship services at facebook.com/oslchurchsf: Celebrate, 8:45 a.m.; Festive, 10:15 a.m.
• Watch recorded services at oslchurch.com, uploaded on Monday.
• Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
• Each Tuesday, “Freddy’s Faith-Full Friends” will teach you a song, enabling you to participate in Sunday worship from home.
• Each Thursday, Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation, will include a Faith in the Home video, containing a scripture reading, contemplation/discussion questions, and an activity to help you act on and process the scripture reading.
For several years, OSL youth have assisted with Meals on Wheels for one week each summer. This year, we have expanded this opportunity to three weeks, and are inviting all OSL families to help. All deliveries are now contactless, and the average time to complete your deliveries is about 90 minutes. Click here to learn more and to sign up to serve during the weeks of July 13–17, 20–24, or 27–31. Thank you for considering this vital service to our community.
Become an Our Savior’s Pen Pal! The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on vulnerable OSL members, specifically on those living in care facilities and those who are homebound. OSL’s Pen Pal Program is a new ministry to help these folks overcome any feelings of isolation and anxiety they may have. Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or email@example.com to learn how to participate.
You can support OSL’s Augustana Campus Cupboard during the COVID-19 pandemic by buying some, or all, of the items on the shopping list you’ll find here. You’ll find all the details you need there, too. Thanks for your support of OSL’s Augustana neighbors—about 100 of whom are still on campus!
Have you tried OSL’s text giving option? It’s a quick, convenient way to help support OSL’s mission! Just text sharing to 73256 and follow the short instructions to make a gift to Our Savior’s. Thank you for your continued support!
OSL supports the Food to You Mobile Food Pantry by donating various food items to help local families in need, and helping with food distributions. The item for June is tuna and tuna helper; for July it will be macaroni and cheese. Place your donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library. Remember, the south entrance doors will be unlocked from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.