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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…

FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 Offering Envelopes

Pick Yours Up at Church Now! 2021 Offering Envelopes are now available for pick from tables in the church narthex. There is also a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants an offering box who does not see a box with their name on it. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Benfit.

FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: End-of-Year Giving

To those who make a special year end donation, these must be deposited in our bank by December 31. While the office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s (more on that in next week’s news e-blast), Sandy Benfit will check the mailbox periodically that week and make an in-person deposit at PNC Bank on December 31. If you have questions, email Sandy Benfit. If it is easier for you, this donation can also be made online.

Calendar for December 5-20

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.)

Christmas for Warrenton Manor Senior Angels

Echo and Social Ministry are making Christmas plans to adopt all the seniors living at Warrenton Manor (low income housing). If you would like to help out, we are collecting monetary donations and Thrivent Grant money to put together a small gift for each resident. Please donate online (select “Warrenton Manor Sr. Angels” from the Select Fund drop-down menu) or if you are dropping off a check, write ‘Sr Angels’ in the memo line by 3pm on Wednesday, December 16. For…

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.)

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…

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…

News Update for Saturday, May 30 – Friday, June 5

Weekly Worship for Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, Come to 10:00 am Worship on Sunday, June 14! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or the seats of your cars to worship TOGETHER live! We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property, through our new FM radio transmitter, and on Facebook live. Can’t wait to see you all! Receive the Body of Christ Starting June 2, the pastors will…

Worship During COVID

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…

News Update for Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, August 2

Weekly Worship for Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26 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.…

News Update for Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 26

Headlines:  Death Announcements Drive-In Movie Night at OSLC Welcome the Guest Pastors Calendar Weekly Worship for Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19 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…

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.…

News Update for Saturday, July 4 – Sunday, July 12

Weekly Worship for Saturday, July 4 & Sunday, July 5 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, Worship is back in da house!  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…

News Update for Saturday, June 27 – Friday, July 3

Weekly Worship for Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, Worship is back in da house!  Our Saviour is thrilled to have you join us in worship back inside starting this Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 am. And the joy continues on the following weekend when both Saturday evening (5:30 pm) and Sunday morning (10:00 am) services will be celebrated inside once again. For those who prefer to stay safer at…

Worship Back Inside – Saturdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am

Woohoo! Do we have news for you! You can reserve your pew! The Continuity Committee and the Worship Team are excited about our next steps back together! Our Saviour has resumed indoor worship and reserving your spot is how you can join us. Many hours of prayer, research, conversation, and technical learning have gone into these decisions, and although it is obviously safer to stay at home, we are so pleased to have implemented this new way to worship together again! Keep…

News Update for Saturday, June 20 – Friday, June 26

Weekly Worship for Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, It went so well the 1st time, we’re doing it again! Our Saviour is excited to hold our 2nd live in-person worship on Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 am — Father’s Day — rain or shine! The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you…

News Update for Saturday, June 13 – Friday, June 19

Weekly Worship for Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, Worship Together Live & In-person Our Saviour is excited to hold the first live in-person worship since early March on Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 am — rain or shine! The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you can stay in the safety…

News Update for Saturday, June 6 – Friday, June 12

Weekly Worship for Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7 To be taken to our Worship & Sermons page, Come to 10:00 am Worship on Sunday, June 14! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or the seats of your cars to worship TOGETHER live! We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property, through our new FM radio transmitter, and on Facebook live. Can’t wait to see you all! Receive the Body of Christ Pastors Michael and Terri have begun…

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,…

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…

News Update for Friday, April 24 — Thursday, April 30

Check out our news highlights reel! Results of April 22 Congregational Meeting: Resounding Approval! At a special meeting of the congregation, Our Saviour Lutheran Church used the quite-unusual format of a Zoom Poll (plus message and phone call), to vote in favor of applying for a loan made available through the CARES Act. For more info, read the motion put forth by the Finance Committee and Council. Many thanks to Bonnie McQuillan, Tom Bartkiewicz, Bob & Betsy Springman, Sandy Benfit, Rod…

News Update for Friday, April 17 — Thursday, April 23

Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm As announced last Friday, Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click here to be taken to this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Sunday, April 19, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services…

News for Good Friday and the week of April 12

Breaking News — Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00pm Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home…

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…

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…

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.

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