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Virtual Sunday Fellowship Hour Drive-in Movie Night at OSLC
Happy Birthday Card Shower Praying for the New School Year
Available Assistance During COVID-19 Operation Christmas Child
Calendar Faith Growth Opportunities
Worship for Saturday, Aug. 22 & Sunday, Aug. 23
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.
For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live.
Virtual Sunday Fellowship Hour Theme for August 23 at 11:30 am: What’s on your calendar?
For most of us, how we spend our time is dramatically different than it was in January (and not just because of the weather!). However, we didn’t all change our scheduling the same way. Do you have trouble knowing what day of the week or month it is? Are you eager for the school schedule to get started—whatever it may be? Is your day more on Zoom meetings or more in the garden?
During this Sunday’s Fellowship Hour, we can each answer that question—and listen to what others have to say. If we have a large enough group, we will also have some time where we are broken into smaller groups for deeper conversation or ease of communicating. Everyone is invited to join by video or phone call with the information below. Pastor Terri will host this week’s Fellowship with that question and those goals in mind.
… or simply call in from any phone. Call +1 301 715 8592 and enter the Meeting ID: 732 534 989
Do you have little ones at home who want to share the joy? Invite them to share a picture they have drawn or come with their own question or answer for the group. Or, as we’ve seen in some previous weeks—show up in costume!!!
We can’t wait to see or hear you on Zoom this Sunday!
Drive-In Movie Night at OSLC — August 28 @ 8:15 pm
Due to the use of church grounds by Cub Scout Pack 957 on the evening of Friday, August 21, there will NOT be a drive-in movie at OSLC this weekend. However, OSLC Drive-in Movie Night will continue the following Friday (August 28) at 8:15 pm with the classic “Penny Serenade”. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this blast-from-the-past fun evening!
Happy Birthday Card Shower — THERE’S STILL TIME!
Our very own Nellie Depoy will be celebrating her birthday on Friday, August 28. Her niece has asked Our Saviour to extend an invitation to church members and friends to bless Nellie with a Card Shower for her special day.
Ms. Nellie Depoy
c/o Bellaire at Stone Port
1684 Port Hills Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Please be sure to mail your card (or other handwritten note) by August 24 so she receives them in time.
We are Praying for the New School Year!
Whether you are a teacher, student, parent, or school staff, this is a challenging year indeed. Our Saviour wants you to know you are in our prayers!
Do You Know Someone Who Needs Assistance?
Needless to say, this has been a challenging year for all of us! However, some among us are hit harder by the effects of the coronavirus. If you know someone (including yourself) who needs a hand, here are some resources we offer or that have been shared with us.
Operation Christmas Child!
We are excited to announce that we will be packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again this year to spread the Good News and great joy of Jesus to impoverished children around the world! While there will be more details on the project in the fall, NOW is a great time to purchase school supplies which are so desperately needed by the shoebox recipients. School supplies are currently on sale. So, stock up while available and bring to worship with you or drop them off in the designated box in the narthex during church office hours (Tue.-Fri, 9:30 am-2:30 pm).
We are in greatest need of the following items for our boxes: colored pencils, crayons, markers, pencils, pens (black, blue and red), erasers, scissors, pencil cases/pouches, and notebooks.
Thanks so much for your generosity!
Please note that meeting/events may be occurring in person and/or online. Please check to confirm!
If you would like to donate flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a loved one or special date, please call Yvette in the church office at (540) 347-3224 with your information.
Faith Growth Opportunities (virtual and/or in-person):
- Dave’s Thursday Morning Class
It’s been a while since Dave Raecke’s Thursday morning class has been able to meet in-person, but the group was able to continue meeting using Zoom. And after a short hiatus, Dave will be starting up class again soon — LIKELY SEPTEMBER. Please keep an eye out for an announcement here on Our Saviour’s website and in the weekly news update e-blast. You can also contact Dave directly.
- Thursday Evening Bible Study with Pastor Michael
Join us Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a Bible Study via Zoom led by Pastor Michael. To enter, sit at your computer or smartphone with the microphone and camera on, and
If you can’t connect by computer, it is also possible to dial in by phone (audio only). Call +1 (646) 876-9923 (USA) and enter Meeting ID: 895 0940 7035
Check out our COVID-19 page for news from the Continuity Committee and how Our Saviour is
(click on “MOVING forward” to be taken to the page or read just the latest news about worshiping inside together again by following this link: https://oslc-warrenton.org/current-worship-options-as-of-july-30-2020/)
Also, check out the helpful information from the CDC now that Virginia has opened up and especially since Our Saviour is once again coming together in person to worship. We want to ensure that all members, friends, staff and visitors are well informed and keeping as safe as possible.
The OSLC office is open most of the week, but official open times for the public are Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Come by for the Food Closet, offering drop off, or stop in to pray. Please be sure to sign in (for purpose of contract tracing should it become necessary), and wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose. Don’t have a face mask? We’ll give you one to keep!
Grateful for Your Donations!
We are extremely grateful for the continued offerings!
OSLC depends on weekly donations to keep the church operational. With your help, OSLC continues to be the church regardless of if we meet in person or worship virtually. Your willingness to invest your time, talents, and financial resources matters!
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