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Feb 22 – Apr 6, 2023

Lent 2023—Worship and Fellowship Opportunities

This page is your quick reference to the 2023 season of Lent at OSLC Join us on our Lenten Journey! There are lots of things going on. See the links below.  Pick up a devotional booklet for yourself and one for your child. They are available in the church entryway. If you don’t see one, just ask! Ash Wednesday, February 22, services at noon and 7pm.  Weekly Soup Suppers, followed by  Lenten Services each Wednesday. Sunday School  and Weekly services…
Feb 22 – Apr 9, 2023

Holy Communion Classes 2023

            Do This in Remembrance of Me Dear Parents and Guardians, At the table of our Lord Jesus Christ, God nourishes faith, forgives sin, and calls us to be witnesses to the gospel.  OSLC will begin instruction of Holy Communion class to all 5th grade students on Sunday, February 26th. Students in 6th grade that were not able to attend our instruction during the previous year are invited to join us as well.  We will be using age…
Mar 1 – 29, 2023

Holden Evening Prayer – Wednesday Evenings in Lent (2023)

Holden Evening Prayer – Every Wednesday “Let my prayer rise up like incense before you.” (Psalm 141) We will join in prayer and song each Wednesday evening in Lent, to strengthen one another in faith and hope. Wednesday offerings will support local ministry through the Emergency Fund. 7:00 pm Weekly In-person and Online (available via Facebook Livestream …if we have a volunteer to do so) See also our worship page for Holden Evening Prayer service.  
Mar 17 – Apr 30, 2023
Food Pantry Needs

Drive for Food Pantry Items This Month!

Food Pantry Collection During March and April This month many government benefits including food stamps were reduced significantly. There has never been a greater need for food for those that need it. During March and April we are collecting foods for our pantry.                                                                           …
Mar 21, 2023

Ladies’ Bible Study:
One Thousand Gifts

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 One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp once the group resumes meeting on January 17, 2023, after a short holiday break. Books are free and available for pick-up from the church office. You may also purchase your own…
Mar 21, 2023

Weekly News Items Deadline

Please submit any news items for the weekly email blast and printed news to by 9:00 am. Thank you!  
Mar 22, 2023

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.  
Mar 22, 2023

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…
Mar 22, 2023

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.  
Mar 23, 2023

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…
Mar 23, 2023

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 /…
Mar 25, 2023

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.  
Mar 25, 2023

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…
Mar 26, 2023

“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.   
Mar 26, 2023

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
Mar 26, 2023

Adult Sunday School Class — The Gospel of Mark

Join us Sunday mornings in Lent as we read and study the Gospel of Mark. Mark is thought to be the first Gospel written. It is the shortest Gospel. In Mark, we see the most human side of Jesus.  Reading scripture can be fun and exciting as we explore it! Please bring your favorite Bible to class. This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 837 8450 0891 Passcode: 285077 If…
Mar 26, 2023

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…
Apr 1, 2023

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry resumes monthly meetings starting Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Join us in the library every first Saturday of the month at 4pm to sit and knit (or crochet or loom knit!), or just to visit. If our group exceeds the safety limits for the space, we will move to the Fellowship Hall. Please remember to wear a mask. This group welcomes everyone with an interest in the ministry of creating handmade shawls, blankets, and prayer…