Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

We Mourn the Passing of Arlen Wayne Ingman

October 13, 1932 – April 24, 2020 Arlen Wayne Ingman, age 87, a resident of Warrenton, VA entered the Kingdom Eternal on Friday, April 24. He and his family moved from upstate New York to Virginia in 1972. Nicknamed “Swede”, he was Lutheran through and through. Arlen was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church since joining in 1973. Among other things, he served as an usher and was a part of the Site Committee when Our Saviour moved from Broadview…

The Messenger – May 2020

  CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! This is the shout of triumph with which Christians greet the feast of the Resurrection. It is a reminder that our fears and hopes lie equally in the hands of a mighty God. This Easter more than most, we need to hear the promise and take it to heart. This is a difficult time. People, especially in hospitals and nursing homes, cannot be together as they would like. Children cannot gather around…

The Messenger – April 2020

Coming together is an essential part of the Christian life. Every week since the first Easter, we have gathered as a community, sharing a meal and a message of hope, trusting that Jesus is there among us. The Bible drives this home. The New Testament word for “church” is ekklesia, which means “assembly.” St. Paul says that this assembly – this gathering of people in one place – is Christ’s body on Earth. But today, gathering together in one place…

News Update for Friday, April 24 — Thursday, April 30

Check out our news highlights reel! Results of April 22 Congregational Meeting: Resounding Approval! At a special meeting of the congregation, Our Saviour Lutheran Church used the quite-unusual format of a Zoom Poll (plus message and phone call), to vote in favor of applying for a loan made available through the CARES Act. For more info, read the motion put forth by the Finance Committee and Council. Many thanks to Bonnie McQuillan, Tom Bartkiewicz, Bob & Betsy Springman, Sandy Benfit, Rod…

Prayer at Home

by Tina Korte Prayer at home #10 Dear God, Lord of the Universe,                                                                                                                                                Teach me how to pray in the good and fruitful times and the hard and devastating times. I hear the birds singing.  I see the sunrise and that perfect pink zinnia growing in the pot on my patio. In the morning after last night’s needed rain, I smell the clean fresh air on the lawn. And that first taste of coffee in my mug goes down with…

News Update for Friday, April 17 — Thursday, April 23

Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm As announced last Friday, Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click here to be taken to this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Sunday, April 19, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services…

News for Good Friday and the week of April 12

Breaking News — Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00pm Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home…

Remote Meetings and Virtual Coffee Hour – Using Zoom

In order to facilitate remote committee meetings and the weekly virtual coffee hour, OSLC has chosen Zoom, an online meeting application (app). This allows a “Host” to schedule a meeting and then for “attendees” to join your call. Those who would like to participate in events conducted on Zoom, will need to download the Zoom app on their computer, smart phone, or tablet. Zoom provides the ability to use your computer or mobile device’s camera, microphone and speaker to provide…

Christ in Our Home – Free Daily Email Subscription

Christ in Our Home is a devotional resource that encourages readers to live out their faith daily published by Augsburg Fortress. Each reflective reading is accompanied by a daily scripture reference and prayer for the day that follows the Revised Common Lectionary. To assist with devotional life during this crisis, Augsburg Fortress is offering a limited-time complementary email subscription.  Sign up and they will deliver the daily devotional to your email at 4am Central Time for the month of April 2020.…

News for the Week of April 5th – Holy Week

Weekly Worship for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services for the time being. But we WILL worship. And we CAN stay connected as a community of faith through our website, phone, email, social media and other technologies. We all miss being together in person and look forward to the day we can resume normal activities safely. Our Saviour is excited to offer a “Virtual Church” experience…