News Update for Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 19

News Update for Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 19

Weekly Worship for Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12

To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page,

Come Worship Together Back Inside! 

Our Saviour is thrilled to have you join us back inside for Saturday services at 5:30 pm and Sunday services at 10:00 am.

Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details including how to reserve your spot, which will better enable to keep all who wish to worship together in person safe.

For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live.

VACATION – Who doesn’t love ’em?!

Pastor Terri and Pastor Michael are on vacation from July 13-27. However, weekend worship services will continue, led by Pastor Tarja Stevenson and Pastor Sarah Dorrance (see additional news item below). Both guest preachers have connections to OSLC – they are respectively Brian Stevenson’s wife and Marian Rognlein’s sister.

During this time, we encourage church members to take care of each other spiritually. If you have a pastoral care need, call Yvette Pfeiffer at the church office or Cathy Cogdill at home. They will try to connect members with gifts to members with needs. In a true emergency, they can also reach the Churches.

Council members remain the leaders of the business and ministries of Our Saviour and will help with any day-to-day ministry questions.

Drive-In Movie Night at OSLC:  

Friday, July 17
8:30 pm Pre-show short film
9:00 pm Feature film

Join us for some good ol’ fashion fun that’s making a comeback! On Friday, July 17, Our Saviour is holding a drive-in movie night for all to enjoy in the church’s parking lot. You are invited to join us for a pre-show short film that will begin at 8:30 pm. The feature film … [drum roll] … Topper Returnswill begin after the pre-show, at approximately 9:00 pm. Just tune your car radio to FM 92.3 to hear it loud and clear.

BYOP: bring your own popcorn – and drinks – as there will be NO concessions. However, the bathroom in the church’s nursery will be available for your convenience.

Questions? Contact Tom Bartkiewicz ( or Krista Coyner (

Please welcome guest preachers — with OSLC family connections!

It is exciting to welcome two pastors to lead worship at Our Saviour in July! On Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, the Reverend Tarja Stevenson will lead us. Pastor Tarja is Brian Stevenson’s wife and comes to us from Finland, but for many years now a pastor in the ELCA, in the D.C. Synod.


On Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, the Reverend Sarah Dorrance is our guest. Pastor Sarah is Marian Rognlien’s sister. She adds some fun variety to us: she is ordained in the United Methodist Church.

Come see them in person and offer a warm OSLC welcome or watch them online!

Your Help is Greatly Needed – and Greatly Appreciated!

Our Saviour is asking for your help again in providing non-perishable food for Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition’s June 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 (click to see list of most-needed items) should be dropped off in the narthex at Our Saviour by Wednesday, July 15.

Days & hours to do so are Tuesday-Friday between 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Contact the office with any questions.

Adult Bible Study on Thursdays via Zoom – ON HIATUS; Will resume Thursday, July 30

Join Pastor Michael on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a new Bible Study series on the Book of Revelation. Find out more on the event page here.

Receive the Body of Christ

Communion distribution during the week will not be offered while the pastors are on vacation (July 13 – July 27, 2020).
Depending on the need, it may or may not continue after their return since in-person services for both Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings have resumed. 

Virtual Faith Growth Opportunities:

  • Dave’s Thursday Morning Class – ON A BRIEF HIATUS; Please check back next week for an update on when this class will resume and what Dave has come up with next for the group to share and learn.
  • Thursday Evening Bible Study with Pastor Michael – ON HIATUS FOR TWO WEEKS; Will resume Thursday, July 30.


Please note that meeting/events may be occurring in person and/or online. Please check to confirm!

** Altar Flowers donated by Cathy Cogdill in celebration of her and her husband David’s wedding anniversary. ** 



Check out our COVID-19 page for news from the Continuity Committee and how Our Saviour is

(click on “MOVING forward” above to be taken to page or read just the latest news about worshiping inside together again by following this link:

Also, check out the helpful information from the CDC now that Virginia has opened up and especially since Our Saviour is once again coming together in person to worship. We want to ensure that all members, friends, staff and visitors are well informed and keeping as safe as possible.

Office Hours 

The OSLC office is open most of the week, but official open times for the public are Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Come by for the Food Closet, offering drop off, or stop in to pray. Please wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose. Don’t have one? We’ll give you one to keep!  (FYI, because FCCC is providing child care in our Fellowship Hall, the only available restroom is in the nursery.)

Grateful for Your Donations!

We are extremely grateful for the continued offerings!
OSLC depends on weekly donations to keep the church operational. With your help, OSLC continues to be the church even while we can’t meet in person. Your willingness to invest your time, talents, and financial resources matters!

to help you consider ways you can share a gift and make an impact.

Did you miss news updates from previous weeks?

No worries! You can read up on what’s been happening at Our Saviour Lutheran Church by going to our our Latest News blog posts here.

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