Past Events

Past Events

Oct 9, 2021

Quilt Ministry – “Counting 48”

Yes, it’s time to assemble new Quilt Packets. We have nearly 40 boxes of pre-cut fabric squares ready for the counting! The task at hand is to select 48 squares with coordinating colors and/or patterns and put them in a Ziploc bag. Many helping hands are needed, so please come if you can and invite others to join us on Saturday, October 9 from 10am – 1pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please reach out…
Oct 2 – 3, 2021

Blessing of Personal Care Kits

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. 
Sep 25 – 26, 2021

Blessing of the Quilts 2021

Yes, it’s true; September marks the conclusion of another FANTASTIC year of quilt-making at OSLC for Lutheran World Relief!
Sep 25, 2021

ECHO Ice Cream Social & Games

ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Ourselves and Others) invites everyone to an ice cream social before the service on Saturday, September 25 for some social time together. Come enjoy some outside time and fellowship with others. Those who are up to it can play on the playground. Those who are not up to that level of activity can just talk. If weather permits, there may be some outside croquet set up. The ice cream will be individual servings to meet current food…
Sep 14, 2021

Quilt Ministry
(Tuesday work sessions)

Welcome to Quilt-making for Lutheran World Relief!  The first work sessions of the new Quilting year took place on Saturday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 16 and will continue taking place the second Saturday (9am-noon) and following Tuesday (12:30-3pm) of each month until the Blessing of the Quilts, which will be September 26, 2021. Safety Precautions We have been asked to remind all participants of the following safety precautions: For vaccinated persons, wearing a mask is optional Unvaccinated persons are…
Sep 12, 2021

2021 Homecoming Picnic and Confirmation Celebration

You’re invited to the OSLC Homecoming Picnic and Confirmation Celebration on September 12th, which will begin at 11:30 am. This is an event to bring the whole church together to celebrate our new confirmands, catch up with old friends, meet new members, enjoy some great food, and play a few games (or have fun watching others play). Feel free to invite friends and family. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. More Details to come. Food We’ll be serving up fried…
Sep 12, 2021

Confirmation – Affirmation of Faith

The affirmation of faith, called Confirmation, is an important moment in the life of a young Christian. It is the ceremony by which they publicly embrace the faith that has been handed on to them, and take their place as adult members of the congregation. In Lutheran churches, young people are prepared for Confirmation by years-long instruction in both the Bible and the church’s historic teachings, called the Catechism. On Sunday, 12 September, during the 10:30 am worship service, we at…
Sep 10 – 11, 2021

Confirmation Overnight Retreat

Confirmands Just Gotta Have Fun! An overnight retreat is planned for all members of the 20-23 confirmation classes on Friday, September 10. We will gather at 6:00 pm Friday and be ready to go home at 8:00 am on Saturday. Participants will have lots of time for playful activities, take some time for devotions and discussion, and will get some sleep, of course . To sign up, click the “Register” link at the top. Click Here to download the Permission…
Sep 11, 2021

9/11 Vigil of Remembrance and Hope

For all of us old enough to remember, we each have a story, a memory or maybe even a personal loss from September 11, 2001. This special service allows us to come together as a community, to pray for all affected by the tragedy of 9/11 and through our continued support for each other, find hope for the future. Towards the end of the worship service, all attending will be asked to write down a word of hope on a…
Sep 11, 2021

Quilting Ministry
(Saturday work sessions)

Welcome to Quilt-making for Lutheran World Relief!  The first work sessions of the new Quilting year took place on Saturday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 16 and will continue taking place the second Saturday (9am-noon) and following Tuesday (12:30-3pm) of each month until the Blessing of the Quilts, which will be September 26, 2021. Safety Precautions We have been asked to remind all participants of the following safety precautions: For vaccinated persons, wearing a mask is optional Unvaccinated persons are…
Sep 8, 2021

Confirmation Class — Parents & Students Meeting

This year’s Confirmation Class will begin with a meeting of parents and students Wednesday, 8 Sept at 6pm. The first class will be held on Wednesday, 15 September, from 6-7:30pm. Classes will meet most Wednesdays at this time during the school year. Confirmation Education at OSLC is a two-year course, centered on study of the Bible and the Catechism. Its purpose is to prepare young people for full adult participation in the life of the church. This year, classes will…
Aug 29, 2021

Slip-n-Slide Older Youth Event

Slip-n-slide back into the school year at the Tuckers’ home. Join your fellow high school and college age friends — and possibly meet some new ones — on Sunday, August 29, at 5pm. Bring a snack to share, a towel, and some friends. Let Kat Tucker or Pastor Terri know you plan on attending and how many of your high school and/or college age friends might come with you to get in on the fun!  
Aug 29, 2021

Holy Communion Blessing & Following Reception

Students will take part in receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion during the 10:00 am Sunday service on August 29th. After the Blessing, please join the Holy Communion recipients in the Fellowship Hall for a boxed breakfast pastry, some words of congratulations and a small gift from the church as they officially join the heavenly feast.  
Aug 28, 2021

Holy Communion Retreat (6th & 7th Graders)

Our Saviour will be hosting a one day “Holy Communion Retreat” on Saturday, August 28th from 11:00am – 4:00pm. This retreat is for rising 6th grade and rising 7th grade students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Our retreat is designed to assist our students that were not able to complete or begin their Holy Communion instruction due to the cancelation of the classes because of COVID-19. Upon completing the Holy Communion Retreat, students will take part in receiving the…
Aug 21, 2021

Saturday SUB (Sandwiches) Social

Our Pizza Party in May was a great success so get ready for another Saturday Social! Please join us for a Saturday SUB Social after the 5:30 pm service on August 21 (so, approximately 6:15 pm) for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited regardless of attendance at the service. Join us outside (inside if bad weather) for sub sandwiches with condiments, packaged snacks and desserts, and drinks. Due to strict food service protocols, we ask that you don’t bring any…
Aug 21, 2021

Sunday School Teachers’ / Leaders’ Retreat

Join us on Saturday, August 21 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall and/or classrooms! We will spend a little time together, share our plans and dreams, and get fired up for the new program year. Contact Kat Tucker through your church directory for further information. See Related Article (news):  Go Deeper With Jesus . . .  Consider Teaching Sunday School  
Aug 15, 2021

Growing Young — An OSLC-wide Book Study

Help Deepen Faith in Jesus for All Ages and Lead OSLC to Grow Young! Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church “All churches grow old, but strategic churches are growing young.” https://churchesgrowingyoung.com/ As we prepare for the start of the 2021-22 school year, the Faith Team leaders are gathering a few dedicated folks to plan the schedule and programs for faith formation for all ages. In addition, we invite everyone interested in congregational…
Aug 13, 2021

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Community Ice Cream Social

You’re Invited! Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has invited representatives of local congregations to an ice cream social at 5pm on Friday, August 13 at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton. This will be a time for like-minded and like-hearted people to come together to mingle and learn about FHH’s upcoming work and future plans. So, if you have volunteered or otherwise been involved with Fauquier Habitat for Humanity – or if you’d like to – please join us! We look forward…
Jul 17, 2021

Saturday Hymn Sing!

Voices of Praise is excited to lead a Hymn Sing on Saturday, July 17 at 5:30 pm.  If you have a favorite hymn you would like to sing, please let us know by Saturday, July 10. You can put a note in the VoP mailbox in the church office or call (540-347-3224) or email (office@oslc-warrenton.org) the church office. Join the song and invite a friend to sing along!  
Jul 11 – 15, 2021

Power in the Spirit Online:
“Advent in July”

Power in the Spirit Online “Advent in July” July 11-15, 2021 Registration Is Live! Read on for Details! As our world emerges from over a year of pandemic life, many are hoping for a return to “normal.” The task before the Church is to focus our hopes in the right direction. This seems like the perfect reason to celebrate “Advent in July!” Advent is always a season in which the Church waits and hopes, and at Power in the Spirit…
Jun 26, 2021

POSTPONED – Saturday SUB (Sandwiches) Social

Our Pizza Party in May was a great success so get ready for another Saturday Social! Please join us for a Saturday SUB Social after the 5:30 pm service on June 26 A new date will be announced soon so be sure to check back! (so, approximately 6:15 pm) for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited regardless of attendance at the service. Join us outside (inside if bad weather) for sub sandwiches with condiments, packaged snacks and desserts, and drinks.…
Jun 26, 2021

Funeral for Margaret P. Werre

Visitation will be Friday, June 25 from 5-7pm. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 26 at Noon.
Jun 25, 2021

Friday Evening Visitation for Margaret P. Werre

Friends of Margaret P. Werre are welcome to a special visitation with Bill Werre and Margaret’s family at Our Saviour Lutheran Church from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral Arrangements and Obituary
Jun 20, 2021

Father’s Day – Special Sunday Social Hour

OSLC is Blessed to have so many wonderful fathers! We are planning a special Sunday Social Hour on Father’s Day (June 20) from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, to show our appreciation for the many ways they lead and serve their families and the church throughout the year. All are welcome. This is a great opportunity to visit with your church family and catch up after the long physical separation we have endured over the last year. We’ll have something…
Jun 6, 2021

BSA Troop 180 Car Wash Fundraiser

Need to get all the pollen, dust, mud or grime off your car? Have we got a deal for you! Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 180 in Warrenton is washing cars at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Dumfries Road in Warrenton VA both Saturday, June 5 from 10am-2pm and Sunday, June 6 from 1-4pm, The Scouts are raising funds for Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. Come out and get your car washed while supporting our local Scouts!
Jun 5, 2021

BSA Troop 180 Car Wash Fundraiser

Need to get all the pollen, dust, mud or grime off your car? Have we got a deal for you! Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 180 in Warrenton is washing cars at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Dumfries Road in Warrenton VA both Saturday, June 5 from 10am-2pm and Sunday, June 6 from 1-4pm, The Scouts are raising funds for Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. Come out and get your car washed while supporting our local Scouts!
May 30, 2021

Sunday Social Hour and Graduation Celebration

Join us for a special outdoor Sunday social hour and fellowship prior to the Sunday morning parking lot service on May 30 as we celebrate all of our 2021 – and 2020 – graduates from high school, college, trade school, and military training or service. If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll move it indoors. If you have a family member — or yourself — that graduates this year or graduated last year (2020), please let us know so that…
May 27, 2021

Dave’s Class: Holy Spirit (4/15-5/27)

“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.
May 22, 2021

Saturday Social: Pizza Party

Join us for a Saturday Social after the 5:30 pm Pentecost service on May 22 (so, approximately 6:15 pm) for pizza and some greatly missed and much needed in-person connecting. Everyone is invited regardless of attendance at the service. Join us outside (inside if bad weather) for pizza, drinks and dessert. Due to strict food service protocols, we ask that you don’t bring any food (we’ll have a basket for optional donations). We’ll supply everything and follow all food safety,…
May 19, 2021

Quilt Ministry – “Counting 48”

Yes, it’s time to assemble new Quilt Packets. We have nearly 40 boxes of pre-cut fabric squares ready for the counting! The task at hand is to select 48 squares with coordinating colors and/or patterns and put them in a Ziploc bag. Many helping hands are needed, so please come if you can and invite others to join us.
May 12, 2021

Christian Education Discussion

All previous Sunday School teachers are invited to meet with the Faith Team by Zoom to help begin the process of planning for the coming year. We would love to hear what has and hasn’t been working in teaching and leading our children and youth. To join and provide valuable input, please click the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85733852579?pwd=RXhUSDFTNjRlVDZZQVhVeXowVkU4Zz09. If you can’t connect by computer, it is also possible to dial in by phone (audio only). Call +1 (301) 715-8592 (USA)…
May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day Breakfast

What Mother wouldn’t appreciate being treated to breakfast — especially in place of having to make it?! Our Saviour will be treating Mothers to a Mother’s Day Breakfast before service on Sunday, May 9. Although this breakfast is to honor Mothers, all are welcome. Please plan to join us outside the church anytime between 9:15 and 10:00 am for safely served breakfast sandwiches and pastries (from Panera), as well as coffee and juice. We’ll also be following masking and social distancing…
May 9, 2021

Enough: An OSLC-wide Adult Study

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Congregational Book Read and Class One of Jesus’ great teaching parables involves a sower who cast seed along the ground. The sower hoped the seeds would sprout, grow, and bear good fruit. Some seeds did just that, producing a great harvest. But others, Jesus said, fell among thorns and, though they began to grow, these good plants were quickly choked out. Jesus said the thorns were “the cares of the world and the…
May 4, 2021

Give Local Piedmont 2021 – May 4

May the 4th be with you — and the whole community! Give Local Piedmont 2021 – Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (All Day, Online) Members of Our Saviour support many local groups and nonprofit organizations with their time, talents, and treasure. We serve as board members, volunteers, and clients. We freely give of our financial resources and we often directly see the results of this support. The annual Give Local Piedmont appeal is an easy way to help our community through our local nonprofit organizations such as People Helping People,…
Apr 10, 2021

Hepi Ista! Worship for Eve of the Second Sunday of Easter

Hepi Ista! Worship for Eve of Second Sunday of Easter 5:30 pm Saturday, April 10 Facebook Premiere – ONLINE ONLY Our Saviour is excited to join the Virginia Synod as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus as a synod (and save Pastor Michael a week of editing the Saturday service!). What we are most excited about is the chance to highlight and celebrate our companion relationship with the New Guinea Islands District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New…
Apr 8, 2021

Dave’s Class: God’s Will for Life (3/25-4/08)

“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.
Apr 4, 2021

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt & Activities

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Activities before Worship Service The Faith Formation Team invites children of all ages to church for an Easter celebration. Children will have the chance to do a craft with their families, play a game, hear a story, and—hunt for Easter Eggs! Join us at the Kim Ulrich Community Recreation Park for the festivities. A rain location will be the Fellowship Hall. The Fellowship Ministry will provide coffee, donuts, and gluten free snacks for people who…
Apr 4, 2021

Easter Fellowship

We are delighted to announce an in-person fellowship on Easter Sunday morning at 9:00 am, in the parking lot prior to the 10:00 am service and during the Easter Egg Hunt. Hot coffee and donuts (from Dunkin Donuts) will be safely served by your hosts. Chilled juice, milk, and water will also be available. Please feel free to bring your camp/folding chair for personal comfort and safety Masks and distancing are still required, but being outdoors should make that much…
Mar 28, 2021

Palm Sunday Parade!

Children and Youth invited to join the Palm Sunday Parade! At the very beginning of our Parking Lot Worship on Palm Sunday, children and youth will lead worship with a parade! They will wave palms and streamers and/or play instruments to praise Jesus and shout Hosanna to the King. Please arrive before 10am to get your car parked and be ready when worship starts. We’ll provide everything they need. (Well, based on the OSLC parking lot track record, you might…
Mar 25, 2021

Adult Bible Study with Pastor Michael

Tomorrow’s News – Today!A Sneak Peak at the Weekly Readings Each week, we read a series of lessons together in worship, and hear a sermon that touches on at least one of them. But wouldn’t it be great if we knew which lessons we would hear in advance, so that we could understand them more deeply? If only there were some way to get a sneak peak! Good news: there is! Each Thursday from January 14 to March 25, Pastor…
Mar 24, 2021

Lenten Wednesdays (Zoom)

Although we aren’t able to share Soup Suppers the way we might like, we can join our hearts and voices in prayer at 7:00 pm each Wednesday throughout Lent. Additionally, one of the pastors will lead a time of Fellowship before service starting at 6:30 pm using the same Zoom link (provided below). Feb 24: Commemoration of Elizabeth Fedde, Deaconess Mar 3:  Commemoration of John & Charles Wesley Mar 10: Commemoration of Sojourner Truth & Harriet Tubman Mar 17: Commemoration…
Mar 4, 2021

Dave’s Class – Jan.-Feb. 2021

“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.
Feb 21, 2021

Congregational Meeting via Zoom

Dear OSLC Congregation, While the last 11 months have been challenging in so many ways, we are blessed to share in a faith-based community that — although having to do things differently than it did a year ago — is still very much together and moving forward. In the spirit of this, I am writing to invite you to the annual February Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 21, at 12:00 pm, which will take place via Zoom. The focus of…
Feb 17, 2021
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes and Worship Service

During Lent, Christians worldwide fast, pray and turn our attention back to God. Ashes are an ancient Biblical signal of repentance and confession. Small packets will be distributed for home use as part of our Ash Wednesday service at 7pm by Zoom. But for those who desire an in-person service, the church will be open from 10am-noon and 2pm-6pm. At each hour and half-hour, the pastors will lead a short ceremony of confession, prayer and the imposition of ashes. No…
Feb 11, 2021

Fearful to Fearless
Virtual Presentation (Zoom)

To kick off 2021, the Mental Health Association and PATH Foundation are partnering to host a virtual community presentation by motivational speaker Darryl Bellamy on Thursday, February 11th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Individuals of all ages are welcome to join us for this FREE virtual event. Darryl is a public speaker out of North Carolina and has analyzed over 50,000 fears from students all over the country. He focuses on helping his audience identify the fears that are…
Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2021

Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online
Virginia Synod

Power in the Spirit is an inspirational conference for people of all ages who wish to explore God’s call to service through joyous worship, Bible studies, keynote addresses, workshops, games, and fellowship. In addition, congregational leaders—teachers, music directors, choir members, council and committee members, family life consultants, deacons, pastors, and others—will find Power in the spirit nurturing and challenging as they consider their mission and ministry. Join others in the Virginia Synod for the first-ever Midwinter Power in the Spirit…
Jan 31, 2021

Anxiety and Family – A Special Course

Anxiety can wear a person down, physically and emotionally. It can do the same to an entire family. And we are living in anxious times. Brittany Dwyer and Renee Norden, from the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County, will join us by Zoom on Jan. 31 from 4-5:30 pm, to talk about how to identify anxiety and how to manage it. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link to attend this event. To register, please go to:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/anxiety-in-thefamily-presentation-2138784788?preview=1611009353811. Click…
Jan 22 – 24, 2021

Winter Celebration! (Online)
Event for 9th-12th Graders

To all youth in 9th-12 grades – Please see below invitation from Pastor Dave Delaney from the Virginia Synod. We are excited that our own Carolyn Kiser is on the Planning Group for this event. Register and then log on to see her at work! Please let Pastor Terri know when you register:  pastor.terri@oslc-warrenton.org Don’t let money be a reason not to attend; let Pastor Terri know you need a scholarship. Hi everyone! Even though we can’t meet in person…
Jan 6, 2021

Epiphany Evening Prayer
Virginia Synod, ELCA

Welcome the Magi with Lutherans across Virginia during Epiphany Evening Prayer – online worship – January 6, 2021 at 7pm!  The prayer service has been planned collaboratively with a group of Rostered Ministers from across the Virginia Synod including The Rev. Michael Church, Vicar Alyssa Kaplan, The Rev. Bill Nabers, The Rev. Tina Melusky, The Rev. Harry Griffith, The Rev. Kelly Bayer Derrick, and Bishop Bob Humphrey. In addition, the service features performances by musicians from the Blacksburg-Radford Fellowship Patrice Yearwood, Brigitta Paulson,…
Dec 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve Online Party

Kick 2020 to the curb early! Log-in at 7:30pm for some fellowship, countdown with us at 8:00 and say a blessing for a better 2021! Be ready for some fun games, fellowship and laughter after 8:00!
Dec 31, 2020

End-of-Year Giving

To those who make a special year end donation, these must be deposited in our bank by December 31. While the office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s (more on that in next week’s news e-blast), Sandy Benfit will check the mailbox periodically that week and make an in-person deposit at PNC Bank on December 31. If you have questions, email Sandy Benfit. If it is easier for you, this donation can also be made online.
Dec 25, 2020

Christmas Day Service

Christmas Day Worship Friday, December 25 Worship on Zoom @ 11:00 am Log in for our most intimate Christmas service to celebrate the Word made flesh among us — Jesus Christ our Lord! Prayer and storytelling, with time to linger and chat afterwards, will connect us to each other and the Newborn King. To join Zoom service, click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84300201722?pwd=WGNvd1crMDlLOTNQYTBQeU10Q2tidz09 Meeting ID: 843 0020 1722 Passcode: 022524 For those who wish to attend with audio only (telephone),…
Dec 24, 2020

Christmas Eve Services

We offer four different joyous celebrations for everyone to share the warmth and jubilation of knowing that God cares enough to come to us. O come, let us adore Him! Invite your family, friends, neighbors… hairdresser, former school mate, dental hygienist, mail carrier, pharmacist, child’s teacher(s) – anyone you know anywhere! Everyone can safely join the celebration of the birth of Jesus regardless of where they live. Christmas Eve Worship — Thursday, December 24 Drive-In Worship @ 4:00 pm Welcome the…
Dec 20, 2020

Staff Christmas Gifts

If there was ever a year the staff might need uplifting, this is it! We are collecting for a monetary gift to all our staff – Pastors, Administrative Assistant, Musicians, and Sexton to be presented before Christmas. Collections will continue through Sunday, December 20 in order to be given out Wednesday, December 23. For in-person giving, please mark your donation as Staff Christmas Gift. For online giving, please select “Staff Christmas Gifts” from the Select Fund drop-down menu on our donate page.
Dec 17, 2020

Evangelism Ministry Meeting

Join others on Zoom to discuss how to help others come to know Jesus through Our Saviour’s welcome, worship, ministries, and membership process.   To join the discussion, sit at your computer or smartphone with the microphone and camera on, and follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85328829391 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: 853 2882 9391.
Dec 17, 2020

Dave’s Class

“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.
Dec 16, 2020

Christmas for Warrenton Manor Senior Angels

Echo and Social Ministry are making Christmas plans to adopt all the seniors living at Warrenton Manor (low income housing). If you would like to help out, we are collecting monetary donations and Thrivent Grant money to put together a small gift for each resident. Please donate online (select “Warrenton Manor Sr. Angels” from the Select Fund drop-down menu) or if you are dropping off a check, write ‘Sr Angels’ in the memo line by 3pm on Wednesday, December 16. For…
Dec 15, 2020

Advent Tuesday Services

By Zoom, for Extra Human Contact! On two Tuesdays in Advent, December 8 and December 15 at 7:00pm, we will hold simple, short services of Responsive Prayer using the Zoom video-conference platform.  There will be time afterward for casual conversation and catching up with old friends. To join Zoom service, click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87936636235?pwd=T0g2Y2g2bDJlOUFUbzNLYjU0UndBZz09 Meeting ID: 879 3663 6235 Passcode: 146381 For those who wish to attend with audio only (telephone), dial +1( 301) 715-8592 and use the…
Dec 12, 2020

PALMS Outing to Maple Tree Farm Christmas Lights

It’s a half-mile walking trail with some great lights and fun features, and a chance to roast marshmallows around the fire. The photos on their Facebook page look awesome! Can’t wait to see the light show set to music reflected on the pond!! Here’s the info and link to purchase tickets: https://www.mapletreefarmva.com/ We will each each get our own tickets to the 7:15 pm entrance this Saturday night (12/12). Y’all bring your own travel mug of hot cocoa or cider…
Nov 24, 2020

Thanksgiving Service (Online)

This year’s Thanksgiving Service will be different. Our Pie Fest has been re-imagined as a chance to provide pies and baked goods as well as turkey dinners for people in need. Look in the news for how to help our local neighbors in advance of the service. The worship service itself will be completely online and interactive at the link below. Let us gather online to share what we are thankful for and to celebrate God’s blessings in the past,…
Nov 22, 2020

High School Youth Group

Who: Senior Youth Group and their friends When: Sunday, November 22, 11am – 1pm Where: OSLC Fellowship Hall RSVP: Pastor Terri (pastor.terri@oslc-warrenton.org) by Thursday, 11/19 What will we do? We’ll play some games, hang out, and catch up on life while we help SPECIAL GUEST Krista Coyner pack bread baskets for Fauquier Habitat for Humanity home-buyers in our “Reverse Piefest” service project. How else can you serve? Please bring an item from the sing-up list here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4cadae2ba2f58-reverse Anything else? Oh,…
Nov 20 – 21, 2020

VA Synod’s “Online Lost and Found” for 7th & 8th graders

For 7th and 8th Graders—Zoom with youth from across Virginia, gathering at OSLC or join from home! Lost and Found, the Virginia Synod’s annual weekend retreat for youth in 7th and 8th grades and their adult advisors, will be DIGITAL this year! We gather ONLINE for Large Group experiences with lots of singing and skits and fun and Small Group experiences with lots of new friends, games, conversation, more games, and faith sharing! In addition, youth from Our Saviour are invited to…
Nov 15, 2020

November 2020 Congregational Meeting — Online

Dear OSLC Congregation, While this year has been challenging in many respects, we are blessed to share in a faith-based community that looks a lot different than it did a year ago. I’m writing to you to invite you to the annual November Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 15, from 12:00-1:30pm. This is an important milestone in the church year in which we set the future direction of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. The focus on the November meeting will be…
Nov 8, 2020

2021 Ministry Spending Plan Q & A Meetings

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2021 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 15 congregational meeting. Please join us on either Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm or on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm to learn about the 2021 MSP and to answer any questions or field any comments you may have concerning it. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Details on Zoom access are below and will also be sent in an…
Nov 8, 2020

Virtual Sunday Fellowship Hour

Build – Strengthen – Grow — or even Start — your relationship with other church members online. Staying connected when a lot of us are still physically apart is more important than ever. So, bring your own coffee or beverage/snack of choice and log in (or call in) at 11:00 am every Sunday. And don’t worry if you’re not able to join right at 11am — ” just get here if you can”! (lyrics from Get Here (if you can)  by Oleta Adams,…
Nov 7, 2020

PALMS Hike at Whitney State Forest

PALMS Hike at Whitney State Forest—Saturday, November 7, 11am Youth in 6th-8th grades are invited to hike at this lovely little preserved forest tucked away in Warrenton. Whitney Forest has plenty of easy trails, so it is a great chance to hang together while enjoying God’s creation. Friends welcome! Wear masks on the bus and pack a lunch/snack and your water bottle. RSVP to pastor.terri@oslc-warrenton.org by Thursday, November 5th. Meet at church at 11am to arrive at the trail by…
Nov 5, 2020

2021 Ministry Spending Plan Q & A Meetings

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2021 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 15 congregational meeting. Please join us on either Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm or on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm to learn about the 2021 MSP and to answer any questions or field any comments you may have concerning it. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Details on Zoom access are below and will also be sent in an…
Nov 5, 2020

Epistles That Begin With the Letter J: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Michael

Join Pastor Michael on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a Bible Study series on Epistles That Begin With the Letter J To enter, sit at your computer or smartphone with the microphone and camera on, and follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89509407035 If you can’t connect by computer, it is also possible to dial in by phone (audio only) by calling +1 (646) 876-9923 US. The Meeting ID is: 895 0940 7035
Nov 1, 2020

Bring Your Grandparents to Church Day!

In honor of All Saints Day, our children will celebrate their own “faith family trees” with our next special Children’s Ministry event at Our Saviour. Come to worship at 10:00am and stay, or just come at 11:00am. Meet us out back in the Kim Ulrich Community Park for time on the playground, connecting to our faith roots, and plenty of fun and games! Grandparents–though not required–will certainly be guests of honor! A photo or story about grandparents works, too. Bring…
Oct 18, 2020

High School Youth Pumpkin Outing to Great Country Farms

Join us for Great Country Farms’ Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Picking pumpkins, getting lost in their corn maze, cider pressing demos, and roasting marshmallows are all part of the plan. And let’s not forget those freshly made Cider Donuts! $14/child and $16/adult RSVP: Due to COVID, advanced tickets are required, so please let Pastor Terri or Renee Breeding know by October 15th if you plan on attending. Your HS friends are welcome, too! We will meet at church at noon and plan…
Oct 4, 2020

Children’s Big, Big House Gathering

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. We will also have a chance to talk about Sunday School alternatives for the school…
Oct 3 – 4, 2020

Blessing of Personal Care Kits

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. 
Sep 25, 2020

Funeral for Ralph Agavino

The Funeral Service will be hosted by Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 7:00 pm. It will be open to the public only through Zoom video or telephone conferencing. Please click on the following link to attend the service: Meeting ID: 842 3209 8213Password: 349718 For those who wish to attend with audio only (telephone), dial +1( 301) 715-8592 and use the same Meeting ID and Password listed above. The bulletin for Ralph Agavino’s funeral service can be viewed/downloaded by clicking the button…
Sep 24, 2020

Dave’s Class

“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.
Sep 15, 2020

Drive-In Movie Night (18 Sept 2020)

OSLC is hosting drive-in movie night right in our own “drive-in” parking lot. Bring some popcorn or your favorite snack and a drink. Bathrooms in the church will be available – please remember to bring a mask in case you need to enter the church building. When? This Friday, September 188:15 Pre-show short film8:45 pm Feature film The main feature will begin after the pre-show, at approximately 8:45 pm. Just tune your car radio to FM 92.3 to hear it loud and…
Sep 4, 2020

Drive-In Movie Night
We’re trying it again, folks — WEATHER PERMITTING

OSLC is hosting drive-in movie night right in our own “drive-in” parking lot. Bring some popcorn or your favorite snack and a drink. Bathrooms in the church will be available – please remember to bring a mask in case you need to enter the church building. When? Friday, September 48:15 Pre-show short film8:45 pm Feature film The main feature will begin after the pre-show, at approximately 8:45 pm. Just tune your car radio to FM 92.3 to hear it loud and clear.…
Aug 20 – 27, 2020

Adult Bible Study: Book of Revelation

Adult Bible Study on Thursdays via Zoom Join Pastor Michael on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a Bible Study series on Revelation. Babylon, the mighty has fallen! The seventh seal has been broken! The Dragon has been defeated and the Lamb is worthy. These are the strange, often frightening images that we encounter in Revelation, the last book of the Holy Bible. No book has created as much confusion, and sometimes mischief, as this one. But with the help of a…
Aug 14, 2020

Drive-In Movie Night

OSLC is hosting drive-in movie night right in our own “drive-in” parking lot. Bring some popcorn or your favorite snack and a drink. Bathrooms in the church will be available – please remember to bring a mask in case you need to enter the church building. When? This Friday, August 148:45 pm Feature film There will be NO pre-show this time due to the length of the feature film, which will begin promptly at 8:45 pm. Just tune your car…
Aug 7, 2020

Drive-In Movie Night

OSLC is hosting drive-in movie night right in our own “drive-in” parking lot. Bring some popcorn or your favorite snack and a drink. Bathrooms in the church will be available – please remember to bring a mask in case you need to enter the church building. When? This Friday, August 78:30 pm Pre-show short film9:00 pm Feature film The main feature will begin after the pre-show, at approximately 9:00 pm. Just tune your car radio to FM 92.3 to hear…
Jul 9, 2020

Adult Bible Study: Book of Revelation

Adult Bible Study on Thursdays via Zoom Join Pastor Michael on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for a Bible Study series on Revelation. Babylon, the mighty has fallen! The seventh seal has been broken! The Dragon has been defeated and the Lamb is worthy. These are the strange, often frightening images that we encounter in Revelation, the last book of the Holy Bible. No book has created as much confusion, and sometimes mischief, as this one. But with the help of…
Jun 21, 2020

2nd Worship Together Live & In-person

It went so well the 1st time, we’re doing it again!  Our Saviour is excited to hold our 2nd live in-person worship on Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 am — Father’s Day — rain or shine! The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you can stay in the safety of your own car. We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property…
Jun 15 – 19, 2020

2020 Vacation Bible School – Cancelled

Sorry to miss you this year, VBS families! Due to the cancellation of events by the Virginia Synod and the anticipated length of the stay-at-home order, we have decided to cancel Vacation Bible School this year. It saddens us, but we trust that God will put us back to use on that vital ministry next year! If anyone would be interested in leading/helping create any substitutes (virtual class options, do-at-home options, location to post photos and lessons to share, other…
Jun 14, 2020

1st Worship Together Live & In-person

The time is finally here! Our Saviour is excited to hold the first live in-person worship since early March on Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 am — rain or shine! The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you can stay in the safety of your own car. We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property through our new FM radio…
May 7 – Jun 10, 2020

Adult Bible Study: The Lord’s Prayer

Adult Bible Study on Thursdays via Zoom:  Join us THIS EVENING at 5:00 pm for the first in a Bible Study series on the Lord’s Prayer. The best-known prayer in the world is the one Jesus taught us.  But how well do we really know it? Let’s dive into its history, its use, and above all its meaning. Pastor Michael will teach a Bible Study via Zoom. To enter, sit at your computer or smartphone with the microphone and camera…
May 23, 2020

Saturday Online Contemporary Service & Virtual Potluck

Voices of Praise is back in the house, even though we aren’t! Join us on Facebook for the Premier of our Saturday Online Contemporary Service, Saturday, May 23, at 5:30 pm.    Then stick around for our first virtual potluck on Saturday, May 23, at 6:30 pm, hosted by Kristin Maynard on Zoom. Plan your special dish or order takeout, pull up a video screen and tell us what you’re eating and what you’ve been up to!       All weekend, we…
May 7 – 8, 2020

Funeral for Arlen Ingman

The Funeral Service will be hosted by Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm. It will be open to the public only through Zoom video or telephone conferencing. Please click on the following link to attend the service:   Meeting ID: 830 9127 8779 Password: 016976 For those who wish to attend with audio only (telephone), dial +1( 301) 715-8592 and use the same Meeting ID and Password listed above. The bulletin for Arlen Ingman’s funeral service can be viewed/downloaded by clicking…
Apr 22, 2020

Special Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00 pm A special meeting of the congregation will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration loan. This loan is available through the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program and will ensure Our Saviour’s continued operations in response to the current crisis. Although stewardship has remained strong thus far (and for that we are very, very grateful!), the Council feels that…
Mar 29, 2020

Virtual Coffee Hour

Feeling isolated? Going stir crazy? Eager to catch up with friends? Join other OSLC folks after our 10:00 am Sunday virtual worship service. 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’ll need to enter this Meeting ID: 997 894 468, which will put you into the conversation. We are using an online platform called Zoom. It will give you a chance to test your camera and…
Mar 14 – 21, 2020

Worshiping at Home? Use the Bulletin to Pray!

If you aren’t with us in body this weekend, you can join us in spirit by reading the lessons and saying the prayers that we are using in our worship services. Click this link to read the bulletin for the Saturday night service on 14 March 2020. Sat-Bulletin_Mar-14-2020_LARGE Click this link to read the bulletin for 15 March, the Third Sunday in Lent, 2020: Bulletin Lent 3 A Setting 4 2020
Feb 28, 2020

30 Hour Famine

Help Change the World by Going Without. How can you help? If you are a youth in 6th through 12th grades you can sign up to participate in the 30 hour famine, tell the famine story, and gather sponsors. If you’re an adult, you can join us for an eye opening Famine weekend and/or sponsor one or more of the participants. Everyone is invited after the famine for the “Release the Feast” pot luck. Most importantly, you can pray and…
Feb 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Services for Imposition of Ashes February 26 at 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm Lent begins with the solemn Ash Wednesday services of confession. Both services will also include the imposition of ashes and music. Ash Wednesday offerings will be donated to Our Saviour’s Emergency Needs Fund. If you would like to help in some way with Ash Wednesday worship, please contact the office at 540-347-3224.  
Feb 23, 2020

Congregational Meeting and Pancake Brunch

Since the congregational meeting falls on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday this year, we are going to move the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to Sunday and call it a brunch! Pancakes and more will be served following the 10:30 am service. After we have enjoyed the food, we will hear reports on the mission and ministry of Our Saviour, formally greet the new Congregation Council, and elect voting members to the 2020 Virginia Synod Assembly. If you have any questions, contact…
Dec 24, 2019
Altar Parament

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve – December 24 Family Service – 4:00 pm Organ and Choir – 7:00 pm Ensemble – 10:30 pm Holy Communion at All Services Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion – 11:00am The Epiphany of Our Lord or “Three Kings Day” January 4 – 5:00 pm Contemporary Service with Holy Communion January 5 – 8:00 am and 10:30 am Traditional Service with Holy Communion
Dec 20 – 22, 2019

First Noel Live

Tune in to Bethlehem Weekend Update with co-anchors Abel Inwilling and Dina Blowerhorn. Their breaking news on bewildering local events includes live updates by senior correspondents who interview key eyewitnesses. Click here to reserve your spot Three Performance Times December 20th at 7:00 pm December 21st at 7:30 pm (optional dinner at 6:30 pm) Please RSVP for this dinner/performance by 12/15. Cost to cover dinner is $10 per person December 22nd at 2:00 pm To place an ad in the…
Dec 22, 2019

Join our Senior Angel Friends at Warrenton Manor!

This Christmas, Social Ministry and ECHO are teaming up to provide gift cards to our friends at Warrenton Manor. How do you do this? Simple! Sign-up by selecting one or more pre-labeled Christmas cards after services in the coming weeks Write a personalized note to your senior(s) Return the card and envelope (unsealed) and $20 designated to Senior Angels in your offering If you can, please join us at the 2:00 p.m. Christmas get-together Sunday, December 22 at Warrenton Manor (663 Hastings…
Dec 15, 2019

Duo Harp Concert by Candlelight

With the Baroque Recorder Consort Sunday, December 15th , 4:00pm at Our Saviour ♫ FREE Come enliven your holiday spirit by listening to the enchanting sounds of two harps playing seasonal duet music by candlelight! The harp duo of Brian Stevenson and Cheryl Roeske will bring a beautiful program of holiday music, along with the Baroque Recorder Consort’s Christmas favorites! The two groups will join forces to end the concert with an audience sing-along to one of the season’s most beloved hymns. (Any guesses?) Please invite…
Nov 26, 2019
Pumpkin Pie!

Thanksgiving Service & Pie-Fest

Join Us For Our Annual Thanksgiving Service & Pie-Fest! Following our Thanksgiving service, please join us as we enjoy fellowship over delicious PIES! We are kicking off our 2021 National Youth Gathering fundraising with PIE! We know there are some awesome bakers at OSLC and we’re asking for your help—there are two easy ways to do so at the annual Pie Fest on Tuesday, November 26. Bake (or buy) a pie—and donate it for auction (these pies are in addition…
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