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

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 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 this weekend. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 10:00 am

A single service will be broadcast at 10:00 am on Sunday via Facebook Live.

Click here to access the Weekly Worship page for Sunday, April 19, 2020

From this page you can download the Worship Bulletin and find a link to join the service.  (A Facebook account is NOT necessary to view the worship service)

The entire text of the sermon will be posted to the Weekly Worship page by Noon on Sunday after the service.

Virtual Coffee Hour on Sundays

Feeling isolated?  Going stir crazy? Eager to catch up with friends? Join other OSLC folks after our 10:00 am Sunday virtual worship service – probably about 11:15 am.

There are 2 ways to join:

  1. After the service from your computer or smart phone:
    click here to join the Virtual Coffee Hour
    You may need to enter the Meeting ID: 732 534 989 to join the conversation.
    We are using an online platform called Zoom. It will give you a chance to test your camera and microphone, and then put you in a “waiting room” for a few seconds before you join the party. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or interview. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.
    – OR –
  2. You can simply call in from any phone. Call +1 301 715 8592  and enter the same Meeting ID: 732 534 989

OSLC is in the News because FCCC is in the House! 

Last week we announced that Our Saviour is partnering with Fauquier Community Child Care (FCCC) to provide day care for children of essential personnel. The day care provided by FCCC started on Monday, April 13. This critical need created by COVID-19 presented our church with the opportunity to demonstrate God’s Work, Our Hands — how exciting!

As a reminder, 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 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.

To read about Our Saviour in the news, please go to Fauquier NOW’s website article by clicking here.

Kid & Family Home Lessons Page

We have added a new page to the website to provide home lessons for kids. This page has resources for parents, activities for kids and videos you can watch together. See this week’s lesson for the Second Sunday of Easter about Doubting Thomas. Check back for more lessons each week.

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.

Did you miss news updates from previous weeks?

No worries! You can read up on what’s been happening at Our Saviour Lutheran Church by going to our our Latest News blog posts here.


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