Posts by OSLC

Posts by OSLC

Worship During COVID (3)

Updated as of May 19, 2021 Welcome to Worship — In Person and Online!     … and no masks if you are fully vaccinated. Please see the Continuity of Ministry Committee’s update as of 5/19/2021 on gathering guidelines and masks here. We have in-person and online worship for both our contemporary service (with Voices of Praise) on Saturdays at 5:30pm and our traditional service on Sundays at 10:00am. When you arrive Keep 6 feet apart and wear your mask.…

Lenten Wednesdays by Zoom

Although we aren’t able to share Soup Suppers the way we might like, we can join our hearts and voices in prayer at 7pm each Wednesday throughout Lent. Feb 17: Ash Wednesday Feb 24: Commemoration of Elizabeth Fedde, Deaconess Mar 3:  Commemoration of John & Charles Wesley Mar 10: Commemoration of Sojourner Truth & Harriet Tubman Mar 17: Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland Mar 24: Commemoration of Oscar Romero, Bishop Join 7:00 pm Zoom Session each Wednesday in Lent…

COVID Vaccine Survey for Age 65+ and/or 16-64 with Underlying Medical Condition

We are sharing this information as it was provided by the Population Health Coordinator of our regional Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, part of the Virginia Department of Health.  Governor Northam identified which essential workers will be receiving the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C. When Phase 1B is launched, it will include frontline essential workers, such K-12 teachers and staff, grocery store workers, migrant farmworkers, corrections facility employees and people who are incarcerated, and those working or living in…

Fearful to Fearless

To kick off 2021, the Mental Health Association and PATH Foundation are partnering to host a virtual community presentation by motivational speaker Darryl Bellamy on Thursday, February 11th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Individuals of all ages are welcome to join us for this FREE virtual event. Darryl is a public speaker out of North Carolina and has analyzed over 50,000 fears from students all over the country. He focuses on helping his audience identify the fears that are…

Worship During COVID (2)

Updated as of November 9, 2020 Welcome to Worship — In Person and Online! We have in-person and online worship on Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:00am.  When you arrive Keep 6 feet apart and wear your mask. Sign in upon your entrance into the church building (narthex), being sure to complete all columns.  Pick up your bulletin from the table, take a mask if you need one, and leave your offering in the basket/plate. The ushers will help…

In-Person Services Temporarily ON HOLD

December 18, 2020 Due to the increased risk of infection from the covid-19 coronavirus, the Continuity of Ministry Committee, in consultation with the pastors and music leaders, have made the following changes to our worship services from now until at least January 17, 2021: Saturday services are on hiatus from December 19 (this weekend) through January 17, 2021 Sunday services will be offered ONLY on Facebook livestream (with video posted to the website at some later date) from December 20…

FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: Staff Christmas Gifts

If there was ever a year the staff might need uplifting, this is it! We are collecting for a monetary gift to all our staff – Pastors, Administrative Assistant, Musicians, and Sexton to be presented before Christmas. Collections will continue through Sunday, December 20 in order to be given out Wednesday, December 23. For in-person giving, please mark your donation as Staff Christmas Gift. For online giving, please select “Staff Christmas Gifts” from the Select Fund drop-down menu on our donate…

Calendar for November 14-29

Please note that meeting/event may be occurring in person and/or online. Please check to confirm! (Click image of calendar below to be taken to downloadable/printable PDF.)

COVID-19

Worship During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) Building Use During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) External Links Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Synod Covid-19 Resources Fauquier County Health Department (click on each image to view as pdf document) .       

Thanksgiving Turkeys Social Ministry Project

Help our neighbors have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your donations for Turkeys! The Social Ministry Committee and Caring Team are asking for your support to help our neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Please donate money (by mail, in person drop off or online) to Thanksgiving Turkeys for Head Start families and First Responders. Please donate by the end of worship service on Sunday, November 15. Our Social Ministry Committee will use some of the money to purchase turkeys for them.

“Reverse” PieFest for Fauquier Habitat Homeowners

Help us “break bread” with our local Habitat homeowners this Thanksgiving!We may not be able to come together to eat each other’s delicious baked pies this year, but we CAN help others enjoy the holiday. Our goal is to create four large baskets filled with breads, baked goods, and of course, PIES! Each basket will go to a different homeowner to help us connect with them. When you select a slot, please briefly describe the item(s) you are donating in…

SAFE: Social Ministry Project for November 2020

Social Ministry is collecting cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and other essentials to be provided to the residents of SAFE (Services to Abused Families Inc) in Culpeper VA. The current Wish List is as follows: Please bring your donations with you to service any weekend in November to place in the collection tub in the narthex. You can also drop them off at the church during weekday office hours (Tue.-Fri., 9:30am-2:30pm). Please contact Fred Koozer with any questions or to…

The Messenger: November 2020

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? We Americans ask that question every November, on our national Day of Thanksgiving. The answers are familiar: our family and friends, our church, our nation and its blessings. Even in the midst of this year’s chaos, most of us are still holding on to those things with gratitude. The Lutheran calendar of Festivals and Commemorations reminds us the Christian heroes to whom we owe so much. In the days just before Thanksgiving, we recall: Miguel…

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2020

Help us spread the Good News and great joy to children in need around the world! We are so excited to continue packing Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes this year. With the pandemic, the need has never been greater.  OCC blesses children around the world with gift-filled shoeboxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The boxes contain items like toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and clothing.  The boxes are shipped to over 100 counties…

2020 Quilt Year Tally

Challenges and change did not deter our Quilters from successfully completing and presenting one hundred and thirty one (131) Quilts for Blessing at last weekend’s services. Hopefully you had a chance to view the Quilts and listen to the wonderful sermon in person and/or via Facebook. Heartfelt thanks to the Church Council and the Congregation for the generous financial support and spiritual support that makes our Mission possible!  Blessings!

The Messenger: October 2020

OCTOBER IS A SPECIAL MONTH FOR LUTHERANS. It was in this month that we remember the life of St. Francis, often by blessing animals on the 4th; the birth of the great missionary Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, on the 7th; Luke the Evangelist, Simon and Jude the Apostles, and more. But for most of us, the climax of the month’s remembrances is October 31, or the Sunday before, when we remember the day in 1517 that Martin Luther posted his 95…

The Messenger: September 2020

LUTHERANS CARE ABOUT PEOPLE, AND ESPECIALLY PEOPLE IN NEED. In Wittenberg, during the Reformation, Martin Luther himself helped organize the “Community Chest,” which provided welfare for the poor, zero-interest loans to get impoverished artisans back on their feet, and funds for teachers, church workers and even a physician to care for those unable to afford medical care. In that same spirit, we at Our Saviour are proud to celebrate and support Lutheran World Relief, the global expression of Lutheran charity.…

The Messenger: August 2020

THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS FIRST CALLED ” SEXTILUS.” In 8 BC, it was renamed after the Roman emperor, who went by the name “Augustus,” meaning Auspicious or Venerable. In the northern US, August is a hot, miserable month when many people take summer vacation.  In the South, it is hotter and more miserable – and we send children back to school. It is also, for reasons nobody truly understands, National Panini Month. And on August 15 each year, Christians…

COVID Updates for August

I wanted to pass along a few updates from the Continuity Committee: 1.      After a month of successful, in-person worship, we have learned a few things. a.      Sign-up in advance is no longer required for in-person worship; i.     It is based on attendance that has not exceeded our space requirements and that we can overflow tothe fellowship hall if needed.ii.    We want to encourage those who are comfortable to come worship in person.iii.   We will continue to use a…

COVID Highlights for June

Holy Communion Distribution to Small Groups – Pastors Terri and Michael will begin distributing Communion by appointment to small groups at church on Wednesday, June 3. 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. To…
Altar Setting

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2019 Year in Review Video

Since we can’t see Tom’s great work in the Narthex, we thought we would put a little music with it and post. A great way to see old friends and remember some good times. 2020 will certainly be different but our faith will see us through. Photography courtesy of Tom Bartkiewicz Sand-dollar.com and Royalty free music courtesy of bensound.com

News for the Week of March 29, 2020

Weekly Worship for Sunday March 29, 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 again…

OSLC Adapts to Coronavirus Restrictions

Updates as of Friday, March 20, 2020 Trying to communicate effectively in this crisis has been like hitting a moving target. We are trying to keep everyone informed, provide pastoral and worship services and plan the way forward—all at the same time. We ask for your prayers, your patience, and your support.   Remote Worship Our Saviour is excited to offer a “Virtual Church” experience this weekend. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe…

OSLC Coronavirus Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows in our region, OSLC is responding in faith with caution, but without panic. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for worship and spiritual community. Please keep an eye on the church Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton/) for the most current information. Worship from Home This weekend’s sermon is available for online viewing via Facebook Live. A Facebook account is not required to watch. Follow this link to find our page: https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton/ Live Videos…

Jesus “chooses” to Heal and Comfort Us

By Tina Korte In reading Matthew 8, you will find that Jesus “chooses” to heal and comfort us.  And in times of “terrible stress” he is always available.  Our faith relies on the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in these topsy-turvy times.  In this “windstorm” surrounding us today, all we need to do is ask Slowly take a deep breath and slowly let it out. Oh, Lord, our life as we’ve known it, is changing.  We are struggling as we lose…

OSLC Adopts 2020 Constitution

On February 23rd, an updated version of the OSLC Constitution was adopted at a congregational meeting. You can read the constitution as well as the marked-up draft on the OSLC Constitution page of this website.
60 YEARS

The Messenger – September 2019

60 Years It began in the late 1950s, as a handful of people began to gather, talking about Jesus. The Warrenton Lutheran Group was not yet a church. After years of canvassing the community, talking to the Virginia Synod, and working with a mission developer, Pastor Kenneth Price, the day came: the Service of Organization. On Palm Sunday, 1959, in the Hunt Room of the Warren Green Hotel, the newest congregation of the Lutheran Church in America celebrated its first…

Funeral for Richard Bingler

Richard George Bingler August 21, 1951 – February 9, 2019 A funeral will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00am A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall Our Saviour Lutheran Church 6194 Dumfries Road, Warrenton

The Power of One

Pastor Michael joins Tina Korte for a conversation about “The Power of One”.

World Quilting Day – Quilt Raffle

World Quilting Day is Saturday, March 16 To raise awareness and celebrate World Quilting Day we will sponsor drawings for two (2) of our beautiful Quilts!  Tickets will be available before and after services on March 16th and 17th @ a table in the Narthex.  $5/ticket or $20/5 tickets.  Slight change in plan was adding a 2nd Quilt with the ability to bid on either one or both of the Quilts.  Drawings will be afternoon of the 17th. Proceeds will…

Lutheran World Relief Quilt Ministry

Welcome to a new year of Quilt-making for Lutheran World Relief!  The first Quilting work sessions of the New Year will be on Saturday, January 12 (9am-noon) and Tuesday, January 15 (12:30-3pm).  As always, please extend an open invitation welcoming others to be a part of our Ministry. On Saturday, January 12, before we begin assembling new Quilts, we’ll gather together @ 9:00am for a light breakfast (fruit and muffins, coffee/tea/juice) and a brief orientation/planning session. Please RSVP to  phyllis.herrington@gmail.com  or  amutterer@gmail.com.…

Quilting Ministry Gears up for 2019

Our 2018 Fabric Donations Exceeded All Expectations! Steadily throughout the year we have received exceptional quantities (boxes and boxes and bags and bags full…) of quality fabric donations from members of our Ministry, the Congregation and the Community. It’s exciting to know we are well positioned for 2019 and beyond!! Let us give thanks for the blessing of fabric and the generous providers!   Getting Ready for 2019… We will continue to meet on the 2nd Saturday (9am-noon) and following…