Past Events

Past Events

May 3, 2022

Give Local Piedmont 2022 —
Tuesday, May 3

Give Local Piedmont 2022 – Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (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, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, and others which OSLC…
May 1, 2022

Help the Christians of Bethlehem:
Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative

Coming Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative will be with us. They will share their story and have their handcrafted olive wood carvings, made by our brother and sister Christians in Bethlehem, for purchase. For centuries, Bethlehem Christians have been using the olivewood to make religious crafts. They rely on selling them to Christian pilgrims for their livelihood. Due to persecution, conflict, and COVID-19, tourism has plummeted. Unemployment has reached its highest, and…
Apr 30, 2022

Saturday Evening Potluck

Join Us For a Traditional Lutheran Potluck! It has been far too long since we have gathered as a church family to break bread together. Let’s have a huge crowd for our 1st traditional potluck of the year after the 5:30 service Saturday, April 30.  Bring your favorite comfort food. Think casseroles, jello salad, crockpot dishes, 7-layer salad and desserts. Any dishes to share are welcome. Please come even if you can’t bring a dish to share. If you can…
Apr 30, 2022

Quilt Ministry’s Spring 2022 Fundraiser
(Saturdays)

Get Your Tickets for this Amazing Fundraiser! To help offset rising costs of sheets, batting and supplies, plans are underway to sponsor a fundraiser drawing for two (2) of our beautiful Quilts in April. Tickets will be available at a table in the Narthex before and after services April 9 through April 30 and the drawing will be after Saturday service on April 30. Tickets will be $5/ticket or $20/5 tickets and participants can bid on either one or both…
Apr 30, 2022

Help the Christians of Bethlehem:
Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative

Coming Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative will be with us. They will share their story and have their handcrafted olive wood carvings, made by our brother and sister Christians in Bethlehem, for purchase. For centuries, Bethlehem Christians have been using the olivewood to make religious crafts. They rely on selling them to Christian pilgrims for their livelihood. Due to persecution, conflict, and COVID-19, tourism has plummeted. Unemployment has reached its highest, and…
Apr 26, 2022

VBS 2022 Planning Meeting

What Makes VBS Successful is the Team of Great Volunteers! Vacation Bible School is an important ministry of OSLC. It helps our children to learn and grow in faith, gives our teens and adults an opportunity to grow and lead, and invites our community into our home to hear about God’s love. What’s better than that? Have you considered how much we could use YOUR special gifts? Now that we have a leader (Debbie Henson) We are searching for teachers…
Apr 24, 2022

YOUth Dramatic Presentation of the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord

The Sunday 10:30 am service with Youth Mystery Play: “The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ” (A paraphrase of Luke 22-24) will will be online via Facebook Livestream! To enhance our worship as well as allow our youth to grow and shine, we are offering a new opportunity for youth to lead the church: a dramatic presentation of the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord on April 23-24. Our youth in 6th-12th grades are preparing a dramatic reading of…
Apr 23, 2022

YOUth Dramatic Presentation of the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord

The Saturday evening service with Youth Mystery Play: “The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ” (A paraphrase of Luke 22-24) will will be online via Facebook Livestream! To enhance our worship as well as allow our youth to grow and shine, we are offering a new opportunity for youth to lead the church: a dramatic presentation of the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord on April 23-24. Our youth in 6th-12th grades are preparing a dramatic reading of the story…
Apr 17, 2022

Children’s Easter Celebration with Egg Hunt & Other Activities

On Easter (April 17), the Sunday School will have an Easter celebration from 9-10 am with egg hunt for the children along with other Easter related activities. The egg hunt will take place outside if weather allows; if inclement weather, the egg hunt and other activities will be held indoors. See also Special Easter Sunday Social  
Apr 17, 2022

Special Easter Sunday Social

We are delighted to have you join us for a special fellowship on Easter Sunday beginning at 8:45 am. You supply the food and we’ll provide the fun and fellowship, as we celebrate the Risen Christ together. No need to RSVP; just come and bring your favorite finger food to share. The Fellowship committee is looking forward to seeing everyone there! See also Children’s Easter Celebration with Egg Hunt and other activities.  
Apr 14, 2022

Interment Ceremony for Ralph F. Agavino

Interment Ceremony for Ralph F. Agavino December 8, 1928 – September 5, 2020 Our beloved brother in Christ, Ralph Agavino, who entered the Church Triumphant in September 2020, will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. The congregation of Our Saviour Lutheran Church is invited to attend the grave-side interment ceremony on Thursday, April 14 at 3pm. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior, and let Pastor Terri know if you are planning to attend. Need Directions? View Map  
Apr 10, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: Witness at the Cross

Starting Sunday, February 27, 2022, and continuing for seven weeks, the Adult Sunday School class will be gathering to begin a study called Witness at the Cross. Publisher’s Description Place yourself as a witness of the cross and determine what your own testimony will be! Experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die: Mary his mother; the Beloved Disciple from the Gospel of John; Mary Magdalene and the other women from Galilee; the two men, usually identified…
Apr 10, 2022

Holy Communion Class

Do This in Remembrance of Me Holy Communion instruction, the time when many children will be excited about celebrating their Holy Communion. After a lot of time and devotion in preparing for this most special occasion, they’ll be ready to receive Christ with open hearts. As parents, it’s a beautiful moment to witness in your children’s lives. OSLC will begin instruction of Holy Communion class to all 5th grade students. Students in 6th grade that were not able to attend…
Apr 7, 2022

Funeral Service for Jeanne Lavonne Doenges

Jeanne Lavonne Doenges February 12, 1949 – April 2, 2022 Jeanne Lavonne Doenges, age 73, of Warrenton, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022. To read the full obituary, please click here. Funeral Service* Thursday, April 7 at 5:00 pm Our Saviour Lutheran Church 6194 Dumfries Road, Warrenton, VA 20187 Funeral Meal* Thursday, April 7 in the church Fellowship Hall following the service. * Request for Assistance with Service and Meal Members of Our Saviour who would like to volunteer…
Apr 6, 2022

Holden Evening Prayer – Wednesday Evenings in Lent (2022)

Holden Evening Prayer – Every Wednesday “Let my prayer rise up like incense before you.” (Psalm 141) We will join in prayer and song each Wednesday evening in Lent, to strengthen one another in faith and hope. Wednesday offerings will support local ministry through the Emergency Fund (see page 12 of March issue of The Messenger for details). 7:00 pm In-person and Online (available via Facebook Livestream …if we have a volunteer to do so) See also our worship page…
Apr 6, 2022

Lenten Soup Supper

The OSLC Council invites you to a Soup Supper this Wednesday (April 6) at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall before Lenten evening prayer service. Join us for a simple meal of soup and bread as we reflect on the last week of Lent and prepare for Holy Week. No need to bring anything other than yourself, family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all this Wednesday!  
Apr 6, 2022

Lenten Meditation:
Building Your Friendship with God

Building Your Friendship with God Wednesdays  March 2 through April 6 from 8:30 – 9 am online via Zoom Through the six weeks of Lent, Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott and Pastor Terri Church will lead a brief time (just 30 mins.*) in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day. Our theme of Building Your Friendship with God invites you to invest your time in communing with God in the practice of meditation. Meditation strengthens your relationship…
Apr 2, 2022

Funeral for Jim Wood

Service to be held at 11:00 am followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall
Mar 30, 2022

Senior Social Hour
hosted by ECHO

Reconnect with Long-time Church Friends and Make Some New Ones! Join us for a beverage and coffee-break snacks over which to share stories and catch up with one another. Our Saviour’s ECHO Ministry is hosting a Senior Social Hour at the church on Wednesday, March 30 at 10:00 am in our fellowship hall. Let us know if you’ll come:  office@oslc-warrenton.org. (If you need a ride, please let us know that as well.)  
Mar 27, 2022

Youth Field Trip to Sky Zone

Calling All Middle School Youth Are you ready for a field trip? The youth will be going to Sky Zone in Manassas on Sunday, March 27 for some time together and bouncing fun. Youth should meet at the church at 1:00 pm. We will car pool to Sky Zone (7807 Sudley Road, Manassas) for a 2pm jump time. Parents should buy tickets online and complete the waiver prior to the event to guarantee our entry time. A Standard Pass, which gets…
Mar 26, 2022

Saturday Evening Worship “String-Along”

Let your strings sing! Bring your acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, autoharp, bass, violin, cello, harp or other stringed instrument to worship at 5:30 pm on Saturday, March 26 and play along with Voices of Praise as we lift up our music in worship. It’s a String-Along! Music lead sheets and chord sheets will be available for everyone who wants to strum, pick, bow or pluck along. For more information or if you want to get the music early, contact…
Mar 26, 2022

OSLC Grounds Cleanup / Beautification Day

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 8:00 am for a church grounds cleanup / beautification day. We will be cleaning up the landscaping, doing some light pruning, mulching, and maybe doing some planting. There may be other activities inside the building and outdoors. If you can bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, and other gardening tools, it would be very helpful and much appreciated.  We need as much help as possible — even if it’s…
Mar 19, 2022

YOUth Tryouts for Speaking Parts in New Drama Opportunity

Check “Upcoming Events” for the latest on presentation dates and times!   Parts Assigned THIS Weekend (3/19/22)! To enhance our worship as well as allow our youth to grow and shine, we are offering a new opportunity for youth to lead the church: a dramatic presentation of the Passion of Our Lord on April 9-10. All Youth are invited to read for speaking parts this Saturday (March 19) at 3:30 pm. Our youth will prepare a dramatic reading of the story of the…
Mar 18, 2022

Funeral & Celebration of Life for Joanne M. Smoot

April 8, 1950 – December 14, 2021 Funeral Service The family of Joanne M. Smoot and Our Saviour Lutheran Church invite you to join them in person at the funeral service for Joanne Smoot on Friday, March 18 at 11:00 am, which will also be online via Facebook Livestream! Download Funeral Service Bulletin Watch Service Here   Celebration of Life The family of Joanne M. Smoot and American Legion, Remington, Harold J. Davis Post 247 (click for directions) invite you…
Feb 20, 2022

February 2022 Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendars for the annual February Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 20, from 12:00-1:30pm. A meal together in the Fellowship Hall will begin at 11:30 am. For those who are unable to attend in person, you have the option to participate virtually through Zoom. Please see below for Zoom meeting information as well as a link for our very own “Zoom Best Practices” guide. In order for the Fellowship Committee to ensure enough food and drink for those attending…
Feb 20, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: Living Our Baptism

Starting Sunday, January 16, 2022, and continuing for six weeks, the Adult Sunday School class will be gathering to begin a study called Living Our Baptism. Our baptism is a significant part of our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life as children of God. Marked with the cross of Christ and sealed by the Spirit, we receive a new identity as followers of Jesus, and the story of Jesus becomes our story.…
Feb 13, 2022

The GAME & Games

Let THE GAME & the Games Begin! Join us Sunday, February 13 beginning at 5pm for Super Bowl LVI and games. All are welcome. The pre-game and Super Bowl LVI will be streamed in the Fellowship Hall while board games will be set up to play in the Youth Room.  We’ll have a potluck dinner together at 5:30 pm. Chili, fixin’s and drinks will be provided by the church while sides and other foods will be potluck. Then we’ll have snacks…
Feb 5, 2022

Winter Olympics Fun for
Middle & High Schoolers

Let the Games Begin! It’s time for fun and a little friendly competition as we hold the 2022 OSLC Winter Olympics. Come compete in the luge, team skiing, and other Olympic-style games as we welcome Old Man Winter—and an indoor snowball fight just might break out! Middle and High School Youth and their friends are welcome. (See evite to RSVP and share HERE and SignUpGenius to sign up for your favorite snack, dessert or beverage to share HERE.)   What:…
Feb 2, 2022

Midwinter Power in the Spirit 2022 (Digital)
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. Midwinter Power in the Spirit (Digital):  January 31 – February 2, 2022 The Virginia…
Feb 1, 2022

Midwinter Power in the Spirit 2022 (Digital)
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. Midwinter Power in the Spirit (Digital):  January 31 – February 2, 2022 The Virginia…
Jan 31, 2022

Midwinter Power in the Spirit 2022 (Digital)
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. Midwinter Power in the Spirit (Digital):  January 31 – February 2, 2022 The Virginia…
Jan 17, 2022

OSLC Property Committee Meeting & Call for New Participants

We encourage anyone interested to participate in this meeting in order to learn more about the committee and consider joining. Meet with Mike Burkholder, OSLC’s property manager, and others on the OSLC Property Committee at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 17 to discuss what’s going on with the church building and property — including plans for the future. You can participate either in person at the church in Room #6 off the Fellowship Hall or via Zoom. To participate on…
Jan 9, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: Light of the World

Light of the World Starting Sunday, December 5, 2021, and continuing through Sunday, January 9, 2022, the Adult Sunday School class will be gathering to begin an exciting Advent study called Light of the World. Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event. In this class we’ll see how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament;…
Dec 24, 2021 – Jan 3, 2022

Church Offices Closed Dec 24-Jan 3

Our Saviour’s church offices will be closed from Friday, 12/24/21 through Monday, 1/3/22, so that the staff can celebrate Christmas. Yvette Pfeiffer (office administrator) will be checking voicemail, email, and the mailbox throughout the week, and the pastors are “on call.” Please let us know immediately if there is an emergency by leaving a message on our cellphone or church voicemails. Note, if you need to access the office or any part of the interior of the church building, please…
Dec 24, 2021

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve – December 24 4:00 pm – Traditional Service 7:00 pm – Organ and Choir 11:00 pm – Ensemble Holy Communion at All Services Christmas Day – December 25 No services on Christmas day Sunday (St. Stephen’s Day) – December 26 8:00 am – no service 10:30 am – Traditional Service with Holy Communion
Dec 12 – 23, 2021

Staff Christmas Gifts

Yet another year at the end of which our staff need some uplifting! In the 12 Days before Christmas Eve, if you would like to offer our staff — Pastors, Administrative Assistant, Musicians (4), and Sexton — a token of appreciation for all their efforts during this trying year, we are collecting for a monetary gift for each of them.  Please make your donation by Thursday, December 23 in order to be given to them on Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24).…
Dec 22, 2021

Anti-Anxiety Meditation During Advent

What and When? Through the four weeks of Advent, Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott and Pastor Terri Church lead a brief time in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day and start the church year. Wednesday mornings, from 8:30-9:00am, beginning December 1. Why? Even before the global pandemic, mental health ranked at the top of ongoing needs for most of us. Our Thrive Renewal Process discovered that ALL of our constituent groups have intense needs in the…
Dec 19, 2021

Santa is Coming to Sunday School!

At Sunday School on December 19, elementary school aged children will sing some seasonal songs with Miss Sally starting at 9:00 am. Then at 9:20 am, the children will get a special surprise visit from Santa while they enjoy seasonal snacks and hear the true Christmas story of the Christ Child! Everyone is invited to share their wish list with Santa Claus during our Sunday Social Hour on December 19th! After visiting with the jolly ol’ elf, the children will…
Dec 11, 2021

2022 Youth Gathering Planning Meeting

An informational meeting for parents and youth in grades 8-12 interested in the 2022 ELCA National Youth Gathering (July 24-28) will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 6pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall. A light meal will be served. Please contact Betsy Wilco through the church directory or be getting her information from the church office:  office@oslc-warrenton.org or (540) 347-3224.  
Dec 11, 2021

ECHO Christmas Sing-Along

Sing in the Season with ECHO ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Ourselves and Others) senior group will meet on Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. to have some holiday fun. We will sing Christmas Carols under the direction of Jerry Hoke and the piano playing of Betty Shiflett. We will sing in the sanctuary and enjoy refreshments – including cookies and cocoa – afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Marian Rognlien through the church directory or by getting her info from…
Nov 28, 2021

Adult Sunday School Class: Making Sense of the Cross

Making Sense of the Cross Starting Sunday, October 17 and continuing for 7 weeks the Adult Sunday School class will be gathering to begin an exciting study called Making Sense of the Cross. There is no expectation that you have certain prior knowledge of the Bible or Theology. Just bring your questions and openness to talk about matters of the cross and the resurrection of Jesus. Copies of the book are available at the class or in the church office. …
Nov 20, 2021

Praise and Pie

Join Us For Some Praise and Pies! Following our Thanksgiving service, please join us as we enjoy fellowship over delicious PIES! Pie Fest is a time-honored tradition at OSLC. Let’s gather together to give thanks for all our blessings and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season as we prepare for Advent. Join us for a Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 20 at 5:30 pm. Immediately after the service, we will have a “Planned Potluck” that is all about…
Nov 18, 2021

Dave’s Class: Twelve Ordinary Men

Dave’s Thursday Morning Class Join Dave Raecke and others on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am starting September 9, 2021, for a study on the book, “Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You” (guess who they are).  The class will meet in the Daughters of God room at the far end of the Fellowship Hall, assuming all participants will have been vaccinated. However, for those who are unable to…
Nov 7, 2021

New Member Presentation/Affirmation of Baptism

Help us Welcome OSLC’s Newest Members! All new Our Saviour Lutheran Church members will be welcomed with the Affirmation of Baptism Liturgy at the beginning of the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 7, at 12:00 noon.  
Nov 7, 2021

November 2021 Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendars for the annual November Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 7, from 12:00-1:30pm. (Note the earlier week than in recent years and that it is the Sunday of the Fall Back time change.) This is an important milestone in the church year in which we set the future direction of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. The focus of the November meeting will be centered around voting on the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan, elections for the Congregation Council, a Trustee, and other committees,…
Nov 6, 2021

2022 Ministry Spending Plan Q&A Session

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 7, 2021 congregational meeting. Please join us in the church library on Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 am, or in the Daughters of God room (rm. 6) on Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 pm, Sunday, October 31 at 11:30 am or Saturday, November 6 at 6:30 pm to learn about the 2022 MSP and to have any questions or comments you may…
Nov 1, 2021

New OSLC Member Celebration Dinner

Celebrating Our Saviour Lutheran Church’s newest members! We will have a celebration dinner in honor of our newest members on Monday, November 1, from 6:30-8:00 pm. The Program will include the following: Meet and greet with other new members, the pastors, and representatives from a few ministries at church Icebreakers Dinner Q&A/Stump the Leaders, including: What do YOU want to know about life in OSLC or Lutheranism?  What do you want us to know about you?  How can you get…
Oct 31, 2021

2022 Ministry Spending Plan Q&A Session

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 7, 2021 congregational meeting. Please join us in the church library on Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 am, or in the Daughters of God room (rm. 6) on Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 pm, Sunday, October 31 at 11:30 am or Saturday, November 6 at 6:30 pm to learn about the 2022 MSP and to have any questions or comments you may…
Oct 31, 2021

Reformation Sunday BRUNCH

By Grace, Through Faith … with a Casserole. This year, October 31 will be Reformation Sunday, Halloween, AND a 5th Sunday! It’s the perfect opportunity to bring back BRUNCH! You are all invited to a special Fellowship Brunch between the Sunday services (8:45-10:15am) in the Fellowship Hall. Wear your Halloween costume! There will be food, fellowship, and special activities for kids. This is a great time to bring a friend to church, and share the sheer fun of our Lutheran…
Oct 30, 2021

Youth Halloween Bash

Calling All Youth (grades 6-12), Ghouls and Goblins – It’s time to get your spooky on for the OSLC Halloween Bash! Join us in costume at the church on Saturday, October 30 from 6:30-8:30 pm for spooky treats, eerie games, and frighteningly fun time! Everyone is welcome to bring a friend or two for this thrilling and chilling event.  For more info and/or to RSVP, contact Kristen Maynard through your church directory or by reaching out to the church office,…
Oct 30, 2021

2022 Ministry Spending Plan Q&A Session

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 7, 2021 congregational meeting. Please join us in the church library on Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 am, or in the Daughters of God room (rm. 6) on Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 pm, Sunday, October 31 at 11:30 am or Saturday, November 6 at 6:30 pm to learn about the 2022 MSP and to have any questions or comments you may…
Oct 24, 2021

2022 Ministry Spending Plan Q&A Session

The OSLC Council will be presenting the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan for consideration and approval at the November 7, 2021 congregational meeting. Please join us in the church library on either Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 pm or Sunday, October 31 at 11:30 am to learn about the 2022 MSP and to have any questions or comments you may have concerning it addressed. (You need only attend one of the three offered sessions and…
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…
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