News for Good Friday and the week of April 12

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 order issued last month. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home.

Easter “Watch Party” (Facebook Event, 10:00 am)

Watch the world premiere of our Easter Sunday “compilation” service, including organ, handbells, Voices of Praise, a sermon, and prayers recorded especially for these challenging times. Click here for Easter Sunday worship bulletin(A Facebook account is NOT necessary to view the “compilation” service )

A special shout-out goes to Brad Stewart for the many hours and excellent work creating and editing videos for remote worship over the last few weeks and especially Easter Sunday.

Virtual Easter Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:30am)

After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. Kids could show off Easter Baskets! Ladies could wear their Easter bonnet! We can’t wait to see and/or hear you! Click or call from any phone: (646) 876-9923 and enter Meeting ID 732 534 989.

FCCC in the House! 

Our Saviour is excited to share that we are partnering with Fauquier Community Child Care (FCCC) to provide day care for children of essential personnel starting Monday, April 13. This critical need created by COVID-19 presents our church with the opportunity to demonstrate God’s Work, Our Hands!

One primary difference for our congregation is that neither members nor staff of the church will have access to the Fellowship Hall, classrooms, kitchen, or any part of the building beyond the double wooden doors of the narthex for as long as FCCC is using it.

For the record, the pastors and staff are enthusiastic about welcoming a day care for the children of essential workers. They all agree that it is a wise and compassionate use of OSLC’s Fellowship Hall at a time when it can’t be used for much else.

For additional information, please click this link to access the letter from Council President Troy Stansell. After reading the provided document, you may contact the church office with any questions.

Please Remember to Donate

OSLC depends on weekly donations to keep the church operational. With your help, OSLC will continue to be the church even if we aren’t able to be in the same physical location. Your willingness to invest your time, talents, and financial resources in being church together matters – your generosity matters!
Click here to find out all the giving options, including mailing a check or giving electronically, to help you consider ways you can share a gift and make an impact.

Christ in Our Home – Free Daily Email Subscription

Christ in Our Home is a devotional resource that encourages readers to live out their faith daily published by Augsburg Fortress. Each reflective reading is accompanied by a daily scripture reference and prayer for the day that follows the Revised Common Lectionary.

To assist with devotional life during this crisis, Augsburg Fortress is offering a limited-time complementary email subscription.  Sign up and they will deliver the daily devotional to your email at 4:00am Central Time for the month of April 2020.

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Help Us Stay in Touch

We still need volunteers to help call and check on members of the congregation. It’s important that we let each other know that we are still a church family that cares. If you can help, please call or email the church office.

Every Friday by 5:00 pm

During this challenging and dynamic time, communicating on the activities and schedules of Our Saviour is a bit like “chasing butterflies”! So, to help keep our members, community, friends and those seeking the comfort only a closer relationship with God can provide, we will post updates to our website every Friday by 5:00 p.m.

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