Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

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Holy Communion: Distribution to Small Groups

Introduction Pastors Terri and Michael will begin distributing Communion by appointment to small groups at church on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings, starting June 2. We will only offer reserved host (the Body of Christ in the form of wafers that were consecrated at the preceding Sunday’s service). At this time, the wine will not be distributed. We anticipate continuing to offer these small group opportunities even after in-person worship begins again for those unable to attend those services. The…

The Messenger – June 2020

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! Nearly every service at Our Saviour begins with this invocation. It is the name in which we wash new Christians, and when we hear it, many of us make the sign of the Cross in remembrance of our baptism. Yet, when we pray, how rarely do we address our prayers to the Trinity? How rarely do we call God by this full, revealed name? For…

News Update for Saturday, May 23 – Friday, May 29

Weekly Worship for Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during COVID-19. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. And starting this week, there will be a Saturday evening contemporary service (with Voices of Praise!) in addition to Sunday morning service. Saturday 5:30 pm Contemporary Service Virtual Saturday Potluck (Zoom, 6:30 pm) After service,…

COVID: A Letter from the Continuity Committee

A Letter from the Continuity Committee May 16, 2020 Dear OSLC Congregation, 2020 certainly has been a year we won’t soon forget. In January we started to hear about the COVID-19 virus on the other side of the world and by March the unthinkable was happening as we shut down schools, businesses, and our church in compliance with a stay-at-home order from the Governor of Virginia. We have learned a great deal in the past months and continue to learn…

Pandemic Hope: A Family Devotional for Life During COVID-19

Built around “Faith 5”, Pandemic Hope is a Devotional for families that focuses on the new realities we are all living in each day. It provides daily readings and activities for 8 weeks to work along side those who you are isolating alongside. To read and download this devotional, click here.

News Update for Saturday, May 16 – Friday, May 22

Big News Coming This Weekend – Stay Tuned! Please look for an email, webpage update and Facebook post over the weekend. We are proud to announce some exciting news about services, small groups and fellowship. OSLC is expanding your opportunities to connect. Of course, like any good teaser, we aren’t going to spill it all just yet. One spoiler, though …  So you aren’t disappointed, while we would love to have everyone back in the sanctuary, we won’t be announcing in-person services…

News Update for Friday, May 8 – Thursday, May 14

Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition Needs Your Help Our Saviour is asking for help in providing non-perishable food for Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition’s quickly approaching Food Giveaway. Hardships caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic have made the need for assistance greater than ever! Please consider donating to this very worthy cause. Non-perishable food (see list of most-needed items below) should be dropped off in the narthex at Our Saviour by Wednesday, May 13. Days & hours to do so are Tuesday-Friday between 9:30…

News Update for Friday, May 1 — Thursday, May 7

We’re So Happy FCCC Is Here to Help! Our Saviour continues to be delighted that we partnered with Fauquier Community Child Care (FCCC) to provide day care for children of essential personnel. This critical need created by COVID-19 presents our church with the opportunity to demonstrate God’s Work, Our Hands! If you know of any essential personnel needing child care, send them to us and our long-time partner FCCC.  See this Fauquier Now article  for more information: Weekly Worship for…

We Mourn the Passing of Laurice Maher

January 5, 1951 – April 26, 2020 Laurice Elizabeth Maher, age 69, a resident of Warrenton, VA and formerly of Long Island, NY entered the Kingdom Eternal on Sunday, April 26. She had a hard battle with ALS, which finally took her. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. A retired teacher, Laurice and her son Michael joined Our Saviour in the fall of 2015. Laurice was an avid worshiper and, for as long as she was able, active in…