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!

Palm Sunday Weekend
Saturday, April 13, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. – Celebrate and Festive worship
Holy Week
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. – Healing Service, Chapel
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 12:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. – GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) Family worship; 6:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.
Easter – The Resurrection of Our Lord, Sunday, April 21
7:00 a.m. – Sunrise Worship
8:45 and 11:00 a.m. – Celebrate and Festive worship
OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. This week’s menu: Egg bake. Wednesday supper will not be served this week, because of the Agape Meal for fifth-graders and their families. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Easter plants will beautify worship services on Easter Sunday, April 21. If you wish to honor a special person or occasion, remember a loved one or friend, or show gratitude for God’s many blessings by purchasing a plant ($15), stop at the Information Center on Sunday or the Church Office during the week. Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. services on Easter Sunday.
Support third graders in their Bible Milestone and encourage them in faith by placing a sticky note of encouragement or highlighting a verse in the Bibles at the south entrance. Bibles will be given to the children on May 5. If you prefer, you may jot a note at home and bring it to place in a Bible the next time you’re at OSL!
OSL Women’s Spring Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Come for brunch, devotions, music, and a guest speaker: Sanaa Abourezk, gourmet chef, author, restaurateur, nutritionist, and blogger. Click here to register online, or call the Church Office, 336-2942. Tickets are $10 each.

All students age four through fifth grade will wave palms at the 8:45 Celebrate and 11:00 Festive worship services on April 14. Students may pick up their palms outside of the worship space and will process at the start of the worship service.
The Second Saturday Movie, on April 13, will be Unbroken, the epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and WWII hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Make a day of it with the movie at 2:30 in the Holy Word Theatre, followed by worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place!
The next Friendship Club will feature Dr. Melissa Johnson speaking about her work with veterans and their families at the VA Hospital. The program will start at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Friendship Room. Lunch will follow, at 11:30, in The Gathering Place. Come and enjoy this wonderful time together, and bring a friend—or two!—to Friendship Club.
To keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season, the OSL Library is hosting an Eggs-on-the-Shelf Lent and Easter activity! Come check out items from the Library each Sunday and Wednesday through Easter Sunday, find one of the Resurrection Eggs hidden among the shelves, and answer a question about the Easter story to receive a prize!


A Little Further Out...

The Church Office will be closed on Easter Monday, April 22.
Register now for ROAR! — OSL’s 2019 Vacation Bible School, reminding kids that life is wild but God is good. VBS (for potty-trained children age three through completing fifth grade) will be from Monday, June 10, 9:00 a.m., to Thursday, June 13, 12:00 p.m., and costs $10 per child. On Thursday there will be a program for families at 11:30 a.m., with pizza to follow. Each family unit will receive one free VBS CD; additional CDs are $5 each. Register via oslchurch.com/events. Questions? Contact Melissa Nesdahl, 336-2942 or mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.
This year’s Envelope Fundraiser begin this Sunday, April 14, supporting OSL high school students going on the Compass Points trip to Colorado in June. Students will climb a mountain, grow in faith, and learn about the importance of community. Stop by the south windows, near the Celebrate Center, grab a numbered envelope, put cash or a check (made to OSL) with the corresponding number of dollars as the envelope’s number, and place it in the offering or turn it into the Church Office by May 8. Thank you for your support of OSL Youth!
A card shower for the Johnson Family—Pr. Sami, Pr. Josh, and newcomer Susanna Mae—will be held in The Gathering Place on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are invited to come meet the newest member of the Johnson household!
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening out while the kids (ages one through eight) enjoy playing in the OSL Nursery! Register by contacting Nancy Heesch, robertheesch@yahoo.com, with the names and ages of your children.


Opportunities and Things to Note...

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Vacation Bible School volunteers help create a safe and successful week! Sixth-graders through adults are invited to build relationships and get in on the fun by helping out, June 10 through 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Contact Melissa Nesdahl, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.
OSL supports the Food to You Mobile Food Pantry by donating various food items throughout the year, which will be used by local families in need. The food item for April is cereal; for May it will be peanut butter. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Be one of 25 OSL volunteers who will serve breakfast at the Banquet on May 2! Five volunteers will arrive at 5:30 to cook, and 20 at 6:30 to help serve. Sign up at the Information Center. Call Jon Voight, 334-8410 or 323-9591, with questions.
Come help with the next Dinner to Your Door prep day, on Friday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place kitchen. Dinner to Your Door provides a ready-to-heat meal for someone who is recovering from a hospital stay, undergoing treatment, grieving a loss, or just going through a difficult time.
This year’s Lenten and Easter Offerings are designated as direct support of OSL’s 30-some ministry partners, which expand exponentially the reach of our mission beyond the walls of Our Savior’s. Thank you for your generous support.
Hospital Visitation is a vital ministry that lets OSL members know they matter to both God and their church family. Opportunities exist for you to volunteer, and training will be provided! Contact Pr. Tim Lemme, tlemme@oslchurch.com or 336- 2942, ext. 19, or Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 48, for details.

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