Weekly Worship for Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19
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.
Rest eternal, grant unto Dorothy and Peggy, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.
Peggy Ann Lewis
September 19, 1941 – June 26, 2020
Peggy Ann Lewis, age 78, formerly of Opal ,Va. passed away peacefully on June 26, 2020, after a long illness at Louisa Health Care. She was proceeded in death by her parents Dovel and Lillian Dearing Lewis and her sister Mary Lewis Carver. She is survived by her brother, James Lewis of Mineral, Va. and many nieces and nephews she dearly loved. She had a long career with IBM in Manassas, Va. and Binghamton, New York. Peggy was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and served faithfully as a greeter for Saturday evening services for many years. In lieu of flowers, as she was a lover of dogs, donations can be made to Paws for Seniors, P.O. Box 738, Bealeton, VA 22712, in Peggy’s name. Our Saviour has not been informed of memorial service plans.
Dorothy F. Clark
February 13, 1933 – July 13, 2020
Dorothy Clark, age 87, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020. Dorothy was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. She was actively involved in the Altar Guild, Quilt Ministry and her crafting skills were instrumental to the success of OSLC’s annual craft show. She enjoyed monthly celebrations with the “Lunch Bunch” and was a lovely “Lutherette”, which stemmed from the Laura Barr Circle here at Our Saviour. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 68 years, Phil Clark. To express your sympathies, Phil can be reached at The Culpeper, 12425 Village Loop, Apt. 33, Culpeper, VA 22701. Memorial services will be planned for a later date due to Covid-19.
Drive-In Movie Night at OSLC:
Friday, July 17
8:30 pm Pre-show short film
9:00 pm Feature film
Join us for some good ol’ fashion fun that’s making a comeback! On Friday, July 17, Our Saviour is holding a drive-in movie night for all to enjoy in the church’s parking lot. You are invited to join us for a pre-show short film that will begin at 8:30 pm. The feature film … [drum roll] … “Topper Returns” will begin after the pre-show, at approximately 9:00 pm. Just tune your car radio to FM 92.3 to hear it loud and clear.
BYOP: bring your own popcorn – and drinks – as there will be NO concessions. However, the bathroom in the church’s nursery will be available for your convenience.
Please welcome guest preachers — with OSLC family connections!
It is exciting to welcome two pastors to lead worship at Our Saviour in July! On Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, the Reverend Tarja Stevenson will lead us. Pastor Tarja is Brian Stevenson’s wife and comes to us from Finland, but for many years now a pastor in the ELCA, in the D.C. Synod.
On Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, the Reverend Sarah Dorrance is our guest. Pastor Sarah is Marian Rognlien’s sister. She adds some fun variety to us: she is ordained in the United Methodist Church.
Come see them in person and offer a warm OSLC welcome or watch them online!
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.
Adult Bible Study on Thursdays via Zoom – ON HIATUS; Will resume Thursday, July 30
Join Pastor Michael on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a new Bible Study series on the Book of Revelation. Find out more on the event page here.
Receive the Body of Christ
Communion distribution during the week will not be offered while the pastors are on vacation (July 13 – July 27, 2020).
Depending on the need, it may or may not continue after their return since in-person services for both Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings have resumed.
Virtual Faith Growth Opportunities:
- Dave’s Thursday Morning Class – ON A BRIEF HIATUS; Please check back next week for an update on when this class will resume and what Dave has come up with next for the group to share and learn.
- Thursday Evening Bible Study with Pastor Michael – ON HIATUS FOR TWO WEEKS; Will resume Thursday, July 30.
VACATION – Who doesn’t love ’em?!
Pastor Terri and Pastor Michael are on vacation from July 13-27. However, weekend worship services will continue, led by Pastor Tarja Stevenson and Pastor Sarah Dorrance (see additional news item below). Both guest preachers have connections to OSLC – they are respectively Brian Stevenson’s wife and Marian Rognlein’s sister.
During this time, we encourage church members to take care of each other spiritually. If you have a pastoral care need, call Yvette Pfeiffer at the church office or Cathy Cogdill at home. They will try to connect members with gifts to members with needs. In a true emergency, they can also reach the Churches.
Council members remain the leaders of the business and ministries of Our Saviour and will help with any day-to-day ministry questions.
OSLC and COVID-19
(click on “MOVING forward” above to be taken to page or read just the latest news about worshiping inside together again by following this link: https://oslc-warrenton.org/worship-back-inside-beginning-sunday-june-28-at-1000-a-m/)
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 wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose. Don’t have one? We’ll give you one to keep! (FYI, because FCCC is providing child care in our Fellowship Hall, the only available restroom is in the nursery.)
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 even while we can’t meet in person. Your willingness to invest your time, talents, and financial resources matters!
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.