December 2022

December 2022

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Dec 4, 2022

“Simple” Traditional Weekly Worship

Currently being held in-person only.   Please join us for our weekly early Sunday “Simple” service with traditional liturgy, an inspiring sermon, and holy communion. Our Sunday morning “Simple” service is spoken word only and vintage Lutheranism: liturgical but not stuffy, with a constant focus on God’s love, communicated through the Word and Sacraments.   
Dec 4, 2022

Sunday School for Children and Youth

We have an active Sunday School program at OSLC that start from age 2 up through adult. Children in the 5th grade and under begin each Sunday at 9:00 in the main sanctuary with an opening prayer and then go to their classes. Young adults and adults meet in other rooms of the church. Enroll in a Class Learn more
Dec 4, 2022

Adult Sunday School —
The Journey

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem The Journey. It’s a story that you know by heart, but “The Journey” combines historical information and archaeology with Adam Hamilton’s (author of the Lord’s Prayer study we did over the summer) insights to give a new perspective on the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Join us at 9:00am on Sundays from November 27 through December 18 as Tom Bartkiewicz leads the Adult Sunday School class on this…
Dec 4, 2022

Traditional Weekly Worship

Currently being held in-person and online.   Please join us for our weekly Sunday service with traditional music and liturgy, an inspiring sermon, and holy communion. Our Sunday morning services are vintage Lutheranism: liturgical but not stuffy, with a constant focus on God’s love, communicated through the Word and Sacraments. If you like classic hymns, a booming organ, the voices of a choir raised in song — and a few moments of silence for prayer and meditation — this is the…
Dec 6, 2022

Ladies’ Bible Study:
The Gospel of Mark

Please join Barbara Brown and other ladies of the church on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the church’s Library to study, pray and grow in faith together. The group will be reading and discussing The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For by Lisa Harper once the group resumes meeting on August 16, 2022 after a summer hiatus. Books will be free and are being ordered. Once they arrive and are available for pick-up, this page will be updated.…
Dec 6, 2022

ECHO Ministry Planning Meeting

ECHO – Experienced Christians Helping Others/Ourselves – Our Saviour Lutheran Church (
Dec 6, 2022

Weekly News Items Deadline

Please submit any news items for the weekly email blast and printed news to by 9:00 am. Thank you!  
Dec 7, 2022

Confirmation Education

Confirmation teaches baptized Christians who wish to become Lutheran Martin Luther’s theology on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Eucharist. … Students usually take confirmation classes through 7th and 8th grade. For enrollment, contact the church office or one of the pastors.  
Dec 7, 2022

Senior High Youth Group

Calling All Senior High Youth! Let’s try a new thing! Beginning September 21, youth group meetings will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:00 in the youth room (rm. # 7 off the Fellowship Hall). Please join us for pizza and planning during the first two meetings (9/21 & 9/28). A fun Saturday outing is in the works, and details will be coming your way soon. Meanwhile, come join us during those first couple of meetings to help plan things…
Dec 7, 2022

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Adult Choir Rehearsal will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary/Nave but use of the space to set-up for this event will begin at 7:00 pm.  
Dec 8, 2022

Morning Meditation — Fall 2022

What and When?  Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott with the help of Beverly Gonzales will lead a brief time in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day and get you through the rest of the week on Thursday mornings, from 8:30 – 9:00 am. Why? Research shows that loving-kindness meditation is “dose-dependent”—the more you do, the more powerful the effects. One of the key benefits of loving-kindness meditation is reduced negative emotions like anxiety and depression and…
Dec 8, 2022

Adult Bible Study with Pastor Michael

A Sneak Peak at the Weekly Readings! Each week, we read a series of lessons together in worship, and hear a sermon that touches on at least one of them. But wouldn’t it be great if we knew which lessons we would hear in advance, so that we could understand them more deeply? If only there were some way to get a sneak peak. Good news: there is! Each Thursday, Pastor Michael will introduce us to the lectionary for the…
Dec 8, 2022

Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Does This Ring a Bell? Not by itself! ― It needs you to ring it! Now that social distancing is behind us, we are bringing handbell / handchime music back into worship. If you already have experience or if you are interested in learning to play handbells / handchimes, please contact Rhoda Thompson through your church directory or the church office (or in person on Saturdays at the 5:30 worship service). This is for anyone interested in playing handbells /…
Dec 10, 2022

VoP Set-up and Run-through

Voices of Praise set-up and run-through will begin at 3:00 pm and take place until just before worship service, which begins at 5:30 pm.  
Dec 10, 2022

Contemporary Weekly Worship

Both In-person and Online Our weekly Saturday service offers the ancient faith in a modern and informal style. Music at this service is led by our house band, Voices of Praise. Their style blends contemporary, bluegrass, folk and classical. The roster has changed a little over the years, but the sense of teamwork and the zeal for God’s work has never flagged.  The members of Voices of Praise do not think of themselves as performers, but as worship leaders, inviting…
Dec 11, 2022

Sunday School Children’s Christmas Party

At Sunday School on December 11, our elementary school aged children will enjoy seasonal songs, crafts, snacks, fun, and the Christmas story of the Christ Child! After the festivities, the children will sing at the 10:30 am worship service. Be sure to stick around and enjoy this spectacular sight and sounds!   
Dec 15, 2022

Monthly Newsletter Items Deadline

Please submit any news items for the monthly newsletter (The Messenger) to by 10:00 am on the 15th of the month. Thank you!  
Dec 17, 2022

ECHO Christmas Sing-Along

Sing in the Season with ECHO ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Ourselves and Others) senior group will meet on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. to have some holiday fun. We will sing Christmas Carols under the direction of Dean Kolb and the piano playing of Bettie Shiflett. We will sing in the fellowship hall and enjoy refreshments – including cookies and cocoa – afterwards. Contact Marian Rognlien through the church directory or by getting her info from the church office.…