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Blessing of LWR Personal Care Kits
Sunday Fellowship Hour
Children’s Big, Big House Gathering
Blessing of the Animals
Every YOUth Matters!
2020 Quilt Year Tally
Calendar & Altar Flowers
Faith Growth Opportunities
Drive-in Movie Night at OSLC (POSTPONED)

Worship for Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4

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Blessing of the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Personal Care Kits will take place during both the Saturday evening and Sunday morning worship services this weekend. 

Virtual Sunday Fellowship Hour for October 4 at 11:00 am
— In-person outdoors and on Zoom

(Elaine Noble will host an in-person Fellowship Hour out under the portico and Pastor Michael will host it on Zoom.) 

A Rockin’ Good Time!

If you are joining us in person, please know that we will have coffee and pre-packaged snacks for your convenience and everyone’s safety.  If you are participating on Zoom, get set up with your own coffee or beverage and snack of choice and log in (or call in) at 11:00 am.

Click on the Zoom button here:  

… or simply call in from any phone. Call +1 301 715 8592, enter Meeting ID: 890 6783 2655 AND Passcode: 830903

Looking forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom this Sunday!

Children’s Big, Big House Gathering – October 4 @ 11:00 am

Calling all families with children aged 3 through 5th grade! Weather permitting, on Sunday, October 4th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm we will be hosting a children’s “Big, Big House” event outside in our Kim Ulrich Recreational Park. We’ll run around, play some games, and have a bit of story telling and devotion time. Bring your lunch so that we can break bread together.

(Click on image to be taken to event
posting for more details.) 

We will also have a chance to talk about Sunday School alternatives for the school year. Questions? Call or email Tom Bartkiewicz or Pastor Terri.

Blessing of the Animals – October 4 @ 6:30 pm

Bring your furry, feathered or finny friends – or photographs of them – to this brief worship service to thank God for them and ask God to bless them on this special Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.

Recognizing the service some canines provide in police work, all free-will offerings will be donated to the Fauquier Canine and Community Organization to support the work of the Fauquier County Sheriff K-9 Unit.

(Click on image to be taken to event posting
for more details and Zoom link/numbers) 

Please bring animals on leash, in carriers or other appropriate restraints for the safety of all those gathered. And be sure to bring your facemask to wear when it’s not possible to physically distance at least 6 feet.

This year we are adding something new!

In addition to the in-person service, we invite people to join us from their homes, barns, or stables via Zoom! During the blessing part of the service, we will guide you one by one to name your animal(s) and hear their unique blessing. Before and after the service we invite those on Zoom to chat with each other about their animals and God’s amazing creation.

Click on the Zoom button here:  

… or simply call in from any phone. Call +1 301 715 8592, enter Meeting ID: 820 5517 9731 AND Passcode: 751479

Every    Matters!

Read on for details about in-person and online, indoors and outdoors, active and laid-back connecting —plenty of opportunities for kids in grades 6-12!

  • High School Youth — Pumpkin outing to Great Country Farms on 10/18, 12-5pm
  • PALMS Night (Middle School Youth) on 10/25, 5-7pm

RSVP as soon as possible. Friends welcome!

Have a mask for whenever we’ll need to be close or indoors, but we won’t require kids to have them on the whole time.

for more details and how to join us!

Come, let your light SHINE!
~ Pastor Terri 

2020 Quilt Year Tally

Challenges and change did not deter our Quilters from successfully completing and presenting one hundred and thirty one (131) Quilts for Blessing at last weekend’s services. Hopefully you had a chance to view the Quilts and listen to the wonderful sermon in person and/or via Facebook. Heartfelt thanks to the Church Council and the Congregation for the generous financial support and spiritual support that makes our Mission possible!  Blessings!


Please note that meeting/events may be occurring in person and/or online. Please check to confirm!

Altar Flowers have been donated by Janice & Ken McIlvoy in celebration of their daughter Karen’s birthday. 


If you would like to donate flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a loved one or special date, please call the church office at (540) 347-3224 with your information. 

Faith Growth Opportunities (virtual and/or in-person):

  • Dave’s Thursday Morning Class 
    Join Dave Raecke and others on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am via ZOOM for a class/Bible study on “Down + Out: Where Grace Takes You” .

Study summary: “Rediscovering” Luther’s ideas of 500 years ago – Justification and Vocation; two ideas—at once simple and scandalous, easily grasped and easily forgotten—central to the Biblical witness, but rediscovered by Martin Luther. Be reintroduced to the reality of God’s promises and pointed in the way to where grace takes you.

To join the discussion, 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 (301) 715-8592 (USA) and enter Meeting ID: 841 3748 0736 AND Passcode: 202668 

  • 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. For the current series, go to our Upcoming Events page to see what series he’s delving into.

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

Next Drive-In Movie Night at OSLC … ???

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will NOT be a drive-in movie at OSLC this weekend. However, OSLC Drive-in Movie Night will take place again soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for news on the next film date and title. And, certainly, if you have any recommendations for a classic American film that is no longer under copyright protection, let Tom Bartkiewicz, Krista Coyner or Yvette in the church office know.  

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