Past Events

Past Events

May 10 – 11, 2024

30 Fast Hours!

Our youth are going on a hunger strike!    (OK, not quite! But did that grab your attention?)  From Friday, May 10 at 12:00pm until Saturday, May 11 during the 5:30 service, youth and adult leaders will go hungry to raise funds for ELCA World Hunger. They will spend their time learning about the many issues of hunger throughout the world, especially as it relates to children. There will be fun, devotionals, and small group learning throughout the experience, as…
Feb 13 – Apr 1, 2024

Lent 2024—Worship and Fellowship Opportunities

This page is your quick reference to the 2024 season of Lent at OSLC Join us on our Lenten Journey! There are lots of things going on. See the links below.  Pick up a devotional booklet for yourself and one for your child. They are available in the church narthex. If you don’t see one, just ask! Ash Wednesday, February 14, services at noon and 7pm.  Weekly Soup Suppers, followed by  Lenten Services each Wednesday. Sunday School  and Weekly services…
Jan 24 – Mar 15, 2024

Holy Communion Classes 2024

            “Do This in Remembrance of Me” Dear Parents and Guardians, At the table of our Lord Jesus Christ, God nourishes faith, forgives sin, and calls us to be witnesses to the gospel.  OSLC offers instruction for Holy Communion classes each year.  We use age specific materials from the Augsburg Fortress “Fed and Forgiven” series. We hope this will help deepen our understanding of and love for the gift of holy communion. Typically this class is…
Feb 25, 2024
Congregation Meeting

February 2024 Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendars for the annual February Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 25, from 12:00-1:30pm. A meal together in the Fellowship Hall will begin at 11:30 am. Here is a letter from our Congregation President inviting you to this month’s meeting: NOTICE OF CONGREGATION MEETING February 12, 2023 Dear Members of OSLC, The Congregation of Our Saviour Lutheran Church will meet Sunday, February 25, 2024 in the Fellowship Hall and via Zoom, following the 10:30AM Worship Service. The meeting will…
Feb 13, 2024

Holden Evening Prayer – Wednesday Evenings in Lent 2024

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. We will be using Holden Evening Prayer, a beautiful and meditative setting for worship. 7:00 pm Weekly In-person and Online (available via Facebook Livestream …if we have a volunteer to do so)    
Feb 13, 2024

Lenten Soup Suppers

The OSLC Council invites you to join with us for a Soup Supper at 6:00 pm each Wednesday  in the fellowship hall before the Holden Evening Prayer service. Join us for a simple meal of soup and bread as we reflect on our Lenten journey and prepare for Holy Week. No need to bring anything other than yourself, family and friends.  We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesdays! All are welcome!  
Feb 13, 2024

Brunch and Children’s Easter Celebration with Egg Hunt

On Easter (March 31), 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; in case of inclement weather, the egg hunt and other activities will be held indoors.                 While the children are out searching for treasure, we will be serving a tasty brunch in the fellowship hall. Come,…
Feb 11, 2024

Adult Sunday School Class — Difficult Words of Jesus

The Difficult Words of Jesus A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves…
Dec 28, 2022 – Jan 31, 2024

Winter Celebration! 2024

  To all youth in 9th-12 grades – Please see below invitation from Pastor Dave Delaney from the Virginia Synod. More information including registration link HERE!! Don’t let money be a reason not to attend; let Pastor Terri know if you need a scholarship. Calling all VA Synod high schoolers!   Winter Celebration will take place Friday, February 2, 27th through Sunday, February 4th. Winter Celebration is the Virginia Synod’s annual weekend retreat for youth in 9th through 12th grade, as well…
Dec 17 – 18, 2023

Celebrate Christmas with us at OSLC!

It’s almost here! Link to Schedule of Christmas Worship Services The 2023 Sunday School Christmas Program  Sunday, December 17, 10:30 am    We invite you to enjoy a delightful, original children’s Christmas Program, followed by a visit with Santa. Our young actors and singers have been practicing weekly to bring you a delightful and original presentation of the Nativity story under the guidance of our author and director Sara and the amazing children’s choir director, Sally! The program will take…
Dec 17, 2023
Advent Candles

Adult Sunday School Class — Experiencing Christmas

Discover how everything changed when God was born. Christmas is when God surrounded the divine with senses of his own. That first noel was when God had eyes to see suffering, ears to hear our cries, and hands to hold those in need, and all of these senses were bundled in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. “This will be a sign to you,” the angel told the shepherds, and they traveled to Bethlehem and found a child. What signs…
Dec 8 – 9, 2023

Senior High Overnight Retreat December 8!

We are meeting on Friday, December from 8pm to 9:30am.   Please let us know your plans by completing this brief form!    Link Permission Forms Here   There are lots of things planned: We will pack personal care kits, devotional times. play “dark games,” silly games, competitive games, solve a mystery, enjoy a campfire with treats weather permitting.    Bring: a snack to share with the group, readiness to join in the hilarity and the more serious discussions, an open heart, something…
Nov 22, 2023

Praise & Pie

Join Us For Some Praise and Pies! Thanksgiving Worship and Pie Reception on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 7:00 pm Note: Praise and Pie is Wednesday instead of Tuesday this year. The Praise: Let’s gather together to give thanks for all God has given us in a brief Thanksgiving Worship Service on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 7 pm. (Note the day change.) This year’s music will be led by the Sunday Adult Choir. Offerings from the service will go…
Oct 29, 2023

Adult Sunday School Class — Animate: Practices

Once again we delve into the Animate series of studies in our Adult Sunday School class. This time we’ll focus on Practices, An introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith .  Materials will be emailed each week or can be picked up the week before or the day of the class. Like many of our recent classes, there is a video component to each session. Sessions we’ll be discussing include: Prayer: Oriented toward God (Sep. 10) Food: Eating,…
Oct 1, 2023

Animal Blessing in Honor of St. Francis

Animal Blessing in honor of St. Francis—new date and time Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 5:00pm, at our outdoor altar Bring your furry, feathered, or finny friends. . . or photographs of them – to this brief worship service to thank God for them and ask God to bless them. Recognizing the service some canines provide in police work, all freewill offerings will be donated to the Fauquier Canine and Community Organization to support the work of the Fauquier County…
Sep 23 – 24, 2023

Blessing of the Quilts 2023

Yes, it’s true — September marks the conclusion of another FANTASTIC year of quilt-making at OSLC for Lutheran World Relief!
Sep 12, 2023

Quilt Ministry
(Tuesday work sessions-2023)

God’s Work. Our Hands. OSLC Quilt Ministry began in 2007. Since that time our Ministry has completed over twenty-five hundred (2500) Quilts for distribution by Lutheran World Relief to people in need around the world. Each Quilt is one of a kind, with a beauty all its own, made as a gift of love by caring people. Our workshops are held January through September on the 2nd Saturday and the following Tuesday of each month concluding with a Blessing of…
Sep 10, 2023

Sunday School Rally Day for 2023-2024 School Year

Join us for Sunday School Rally Day, as we begin a new year of fun & learning! We can’t wait to see you here! When:          September 10, 9:00-10:00 AM Where:         We will begin in the nave Who:            All preschool-twelfth grade students What:           Meet your teacher, see your classroom, play games outside, & enjoy snacks with friends Find out more about our Sunday School program including how…
Sep 9, 2023

Quilt Ministry
(Saturday work sessions-2023)

God’s Work. Our Hands. OSLC Quilt Ministry began in 2007. Since that time our Ministry has completed over twenty-five hundred (2500) Quilts for distribution by Lutheran World Relief to people in need around the world. Each Quilt is one of a kind, with a beauty all its own, made as a gift of love by caring people. Our workshops are held January through September on the 2nd Saturday and the following Tuesday of each month concluding with a Blessing of…
Sep 6 – 7, 2023

Special All Youth Wednesdays in September!

Special All-Youth Wednesdays in September! All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome! September 6 and 27, 6:00-7:30pm. On September 6, pizza will be served. Play silly games, win silly prizes! Ok, maybe that isn’t exactly how the saying goes. But please come have fun with us! There will be a variety of games and activities for all. 
Aug 13, 2023

Adult Sunday School Class — The Apostle’s Creed

  Join us Sunday mornings through the summer at 9am as we study the Apostle’s Creed. NOTE: We will not meet on August 6th. Our last class will instead be on August 13th. We will be using the book, Creed, by Adam Hamilton as our text.  A Kindle version is available from Amazon. This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055605846 Meeting ID: 830 5560 5846 If you prefer to join by phone,…
Jul 8 – 16, 2023
Hurley VA Tee Shirt

Hurley Mission Trip

Youth and adults interested in the Hurley trip are invited to join us for a short meeting in the fellowship hall on Sunday, February 12 following the 10:30 am service.
Jun 20, 2023

Ladies’ Bible Study:
One Thousand Gifts

Please join Barbara Brown and other ladies of the church on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the church’s Library to study, pray and grow in faith together. The group will be reading and discussing One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp once the group resumes meeting on January 17, 2023, after a short holiday break. Books are free and available for pick-up from the church office. You may also purchase your own…
Jun 4, 2023

Adult Sunday School Class — The Gospel of Mark

Join us Sunday mornings in Lent as we read and study the Gospel of Mark. Mark is thought to be the first Gospel written. It is the shortest Gospel. In Mark, we see the most human side of Jesus.  Reading scripture can be fun and exciting as we explore it! Please bring your favorite Bible to class. This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83784500891?pwd=bXh6K2lPYURVaExPc0xJdGVJN0djUT09 Meeting ID: 837 8450 0891 Passcode: 285077 If…
Jun 3, 2023

Men’s Breakfast–August 19, 8:30am

Men! You are invited to join us on June 3, at 8:00am in the fellowship hall. We will enjoy delicious food and good fellowship. Please let Dave Raecke or the church office know if you plan to attend. This will help us know how much food to prepare. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!                                                  …
May 18, 2023

ECHO Trip to Historic Fredericksburg

Take a Trolley Tour with ECHO! ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Others/Ourselves) is planning a trip to Fredericksburg for a trolley tour and lunch on Thursday, May 18. We would love to have other OSLC friends join us! We will leave the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to Fredericksburg for the 11 a.m. trolley ride, which lasts about 75 minutes. Our discounted price for the ride is $20 per person. The trolley is equipped with a lift for…
May 13, 2023

Spring Youth Retreat–A Day at the Park!

Calling all current 8th-12th graders! Spring Senior High Youth Retreat–A Day at the Park!                    We will meet at OSLC at 11:30am and return to the church at 6:30 pm. Expect to have fun, appreciate God’s love, and build or deepen friendships. This will be our opportunity to welcome our new, rising freshmen into the high school group. Woohoo! We will also hold a farewell honoring our graduating seniors, whom we love…
May 5, 2023

OSLC Ministry Faire

Join us for the OSLC Ministry Faire! Friday, May 5, 5:00pm-8:30pm                    Don’t miss out on the fun!  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your OSLC friends: the meal is being catered by El Agave. This is a “come and go” event: come when you are ready, leave when you wish.  There will be Prizes! Pinatas! And Music!  Learn about ALL the ministries of OSLC. You may be surprised at all of the…
Mar 17 – Apr 30, 2023

Drive for Food Pantry Items This Month!

Food Pantry Collection During March and April This month many government benefits including food stamps were reduced significantly. There has never been a greater need for food for those that need it. During March and April we are collecting foods for our pantry.                                                                           …
Apr 6 – 9, 2023

Holy Week Services

Join us for Holy Week, a powerful journey through death to new life.  Our services are:       Passion/Palm Sunday 23 March 5:30pm 24 March 8:00 and 10:30am   Maundy Thursday 28 March 7:00pm A celebration of the Last Supper and the New Commandment   Good Friday 29 March                                                            …
Mar 19, 2023
Community Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass and Bikes!

Join us! March 19, 2:00pm Direct Donation to the USA Quad Bike Team Link Here  We are proud of and excited for the whole team, especially our own Colin! 
Mar 4 – 5, 2023
7th Day Logo

7th Day!

Calling all fifth and sixth graders!                                                                                  This is just for you! Our Saviour invites families with youth (and their friends) in 5th and 6th grades to register for the upcoming retreat with Lutherans from across Virginia. The retreat will be held near…
Mar 4, 2023
Men's Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

All men — the young and the more seasoned (wink-wink) — of Our Saviour Lutheran Church are invited to come together for a morning meal on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. We will share faith and fellowship and talk about ways to be of service to our church and our community. Please join us! To find out more information, please email the church office at office@oslc-warrenton.org.  
Feb 23, 2023

Dave’s Class —
Making Sense of Martin Luther

Dave’s Thursday Morning Class Join Dave Raecke and others in person in Room # 6 off of the Fellowship Hallow (or via Zoom – see link & meeting info below) on Thursday mornings at 10:00 starting January 5, 2023, for an 8-session study of Making Sense of Martin Luther. This book, written by David J. Lose, uses a conversational format to explore how Luther’s dynamic understanding of God’s life-changing gospel informs day-to-day faith and life in the world today. Zoom…
Jan 21, 2023

“Breakfast for Dinner” Potluck

The Potluck — Bringing back this Lutheran tradition! We’re bringing back our all-time favorite Saturday night potlucks. After service on Saturday, January 21, we’ll have a Breakfast for Dinner potluck. Come join us and bring your favorite casserole, pastry, fruit salad, breakfast pizza, or whatever you want to share. Or just come and enjoy the company of others as there will be plenty to eat for all. Pajamas not required. 😉 If you can lend a hand with setup or cleanup,…
Dec 31, 2022

New Year’s Party for OSLC & Community Youth

All Youth Are Welcome! Join us from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm on Saturday, December 31 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church for an evening of celebrating new beginnings. We will be playing games, creating vision boards and coming together for a youth “Circle of Hope”. The evening will be inclusive, open and full of all around enthusiasm and fun! Please RSVP by December 28 to Shannon Scott by getting her contact information through the church office at (540) 347-3224 or…
Dec 24 – 25, 2022

Worship Services, Christmas 2023

Please note that some necessary changes have been made to the services planned for this Christmas. This is due to some illness among our church staff this week. We expect everyone to be healthy and back to work within the next two weeks. Thank you for your understanding~ Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24 (There will be no services at 5:30 Saturday or 8:00 Sunday.) 10:30 am Advent Week 4 into Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service 10:30…
Dec 21, 2022

Blue Christmas Service

BLUE CHRISTMAS On this longest night of the year, churches all over Warrenton will share in a Blue Christmas service that acknowledges the sadness many people feel in the midst of the world’s celebration. Even those who sparkle with joy might need a break from the enthusiasm for some quiet prayer and reflection. In addition, for some people it is the first year they’ll be going through the holidays without a certain loved one. Loneliness, grief and pain are part…
Dec 9 – 20, 2022

2022 Staff Christmas Gifts

In the spirit of the season … if you would like to offer our staff (Pastors, Administrative Assistant, and 4 Musicians) a token of appreciation for all their dedicated work during yet another trying year, we are collecting for a monetary gift for each of them. Please make your donation by Tuesday, December 20 so they can be presented with their gifts on Thursday, December 22. For in-person giving, please mark your donation as Staff Christmas Gift. For online giving,…
Dec 18, 2022

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Invite your friends & family to join us . . .  for a special Christmas event on Sunday, Dec. 18. There will be a service of Lessons and Carols at 10:30am, which features the reading of the nativity story and the singing of favorite carols. Then, after service, the one and only Santa Claus will visit with children in the fellowship hall. All are welcome!  
Dec 18, 2022

Adult Sunday School —
The Journey

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem The Journey. It’s a story that you know by heart, but “The Journey” combines historical information and archaeology with Adam Hamilton’s (author of the Lord’s Prayer study we did over the summer) insights to give a new perspective on the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Join us at 9:00am on Sundays from November 27 through December 18 as Tom Bartkiewicz leads the Adult Sunday School class on this…
Dec 17, 2022

ECHO Christmas Sing-Along

Sing in the Season with ECHO ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Ourselves and Others) senior group will meet on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. to have some holiday fun. We will sing Christmas Carols under the direction of Dean Kolb and the piano playing of Bettie Shiflett. We will sing in the fellowship hall and enjoy refreshments – including cookies and cocoa – afterwards. Contact Marian Rognlien through the church directory or by getting her info from the church office.…
Dec 15, 2022

Morning Meditation — Fall 2022

What and When?  Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott with the help of Beverly Gonzales will lead a brief time in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day and get you through the rest of the week on Thursday mornings, from 8:30 – 9:00 am. Why? Research shows that loving-kindness meditation is “dose-dependent”—the more you do, the more powerful the effects. One of the key benefits of loving-kindness meditation is reduced negative emotions like anxiety and depression and…
Dec 11, 2022

Sunday School Children’s Christmas Party

At Sunday School on December 11, our elementary school aged children will enjoy seasonal songs, crafts, snacks, fun, and the Christmas story of the Christ Child! After the festivities, the children will sing at the 10:30 am worship service. Be sure to stick around and enjoy this spectacular sight and sounds!   
Nov 22 – 23, 2022

Fall Overnight Retreat for Senior High Youth

Lots of fun and interesting activities are being planned for the Fall Senior High Youth Overnight Retreat on Tuesday evening, November 22, after the pie portion of Praise & Pie (so, 8-ish) until 9:30 am pickup time the following morning. Join us for hilarity, service to others, friendship, and (not that much) sleep! RSVP by November 19 using the green “Register” button at the top of this post or the following link: November 22 Sr Youth Overnight Retreat RSVP  
Nov 18 – 20, 2022

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

Lost and Found is a gathering of several hundred 7th and 8th grade youth and their adult advisors for Large Group experiences with lots of singing and fun and Small Group experiences with lots of new friends, games, conversation, and faith sharing. There is also a big chunk of free time on Saturday when we have our “Open Mic / Talent Show” and time late in the evening to relax and talk with the other youth and adults from your…
Nov 6, 2022
Congregation Meeting

November 2022 Congregation Meeting

Mark your calendars for the annual November Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 6, from 11:30 am—1:30 pm. (Note at 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. We are meeting in person but for those who are unable to attend in person, you have the option to participate virtually through Zoom. Please see below for Zoom meeting…
Oct 29, 2022

Senior High Youth Outdoor Adventure: Verdun Adventure Bound

We will meet at the church at 8:45 am on Saturday, October 29 and carpool to Rixeyville, VA, returning to the church at 4:15 pm. Bring a bag lunch (your own water bottle is always a good idea, too) and be ready for some fun and challenging activities, including ropes courses. Invite a friend! The cost per participant is $40. RSVP by October 12 to be part of this event:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ifa3tFEqQ8L1MXIW2Iz8nZ3eNWDOTKdGAX5hKRtrffE/ Hope you can make it!  
Oct 28, 2022

Celebrating Our Pastors’ 25th Ordination Anniversary

We will be celebrating the anniversary of the ordination of Pastor Michael and Pastor Terri. They have both been serving Christ for over 25 years. We’ll have some great food and a lot of fun.  If you are interested in helping with the event, contact Tamar Yager through your church directory or by getting her information from the church office. Be sure to keep an eye out for an email invitation. Please RSVP through the email invitation or by contacting…
Oct 23, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class — Animate

The Adult Sunday School class began a new program from ELCA’s Sparkhouse publishing house this September (2022). The program is called Animate. Materials will be emailed each week or can be picked up the week before or the day of the class. Like many of our recent classes, there is a video component to each session. Sessions we’ll be discussing include: God – Faith is a Quest (Sept. 11) Religion – Spirituality is not enough (Sept. 18) Jesus – The…
Oct 22, 2022

Halloween Party for Middle & High School Youth

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 22 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 13, 2022

Dave’s Class —
Enter the Bible: Revelation

Dave’s Thursday Morning Class Join Dave Raecke and others in person in Room # 6 off of the Fellowship Hallow (or via Zoom – see link & meeting info below) on Thursday mornings at 10:00 starting September 8, 2022, for a 6-session study on Revelation.  This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3244737047Meeting ID:  324 473 7047Passcode: not required; you will enter a “Waiting Room” when trying to join the meeting and will…
Oct 13, 2022

Dave’s Class —
I AM: Seven Powerful Claims of Christ

Dave’s Thursday Morning Class Join Dave Raecke and others in person in Room # 6 off of the Fellowship Hallow (or via Zoom – see link & meeting info below) on Thursday mornings at 10:00 starting October 13, 2022, for a 6-session study of I AM: Seven Powerful Claims of Christ. This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3244737047Meeting ID:  324 473 7047Passcode: not required; you will enter a “Waiting Room” when trying…
Sep 25, 2022

Ride Share Ministry Presentation

If you are interested in finding out more about the Ride Share ministry at OSLC or VolTran, Ms. Linda Stouffer, VolTran Board President, will be joining us for our social hour time between services, as well as attending the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, September 25. Linda has served as the Board President since 2019 and has been involved with the program since its inception in 2007.  
Sep 18, 2022

2022 Homecoming Picnic and Confirmation Celebration

You’re invited to the OSLC Homecoming Picnic and Confirmation Celebration on September 18, 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. Food We’ll be serving up fried chicken, bread and drinks.…
Sep 18, 2022

2022 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, September 18, during the 10:30 am worship service, we at…
Sep 14, 2022

Confirmation Class — Parents & Students Meeting

This year’s Confirmation Class will begin with a meeting of parents and students Wednesday, 14 September at 7pm. The first class will be held on Wednesday, 21 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…
Sep 13, 2022

Quilt Ministry
(Tuesday work sessions-2022)

God’s Work. Our Hands. OSLC Quilt Ministry began in 2007. Since that time our Ministry has completed almost twenty-five hundred (2500) Quilts for distribution by Lutheran World Relief to people in need around the world. Each Quilt is one of a kind, with a beauty all its own, made as a gift of love by caring people. Our workshops are held January through September on the 2nd Saturday and the following Tuesday of each month concluding with a Blessing of…
Sep 11, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class — Animate: Faith

Starting Sunday, September 11, 2022, the Adult Sunday School class will begin a program from ELCA’s Sparkhouse publishing house. The program is called Animate: Faith. Materials will be emailed each week or can be picked up the week before or the day of the class. Like many of our recent classes, there is a video component each session. Sessions we’ll be discussing include: God – Faith is a Quest Religion – Spirituality is not enough Jesus – The revolution of…
Sep 10, 2022

Quilt Ministry
(Saturday work sessions-2022)

God’s Work. Our Hands. OSLC Quilt Ministry began in 2007. Since that time our Ministry has completed almost twenty-five hundred (2500) Quilts for distribution by Lutheran World Relief to people in need around the world. Each Quilt is one of a kind, with a beauty all its own, made as a gift of love by caring people. Our workshops are held January through September on the 2nd Saturday and the following Tuesday of each month concluding with a Blessing of…
Aug 31, 2022

Senior Social Hour with Ice Cream & Coffee

ECHO (Experienced Christians Helping Ourselves and Others) is hosting a Senior Social Hour with ice cream, coffee and snacks on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 10:00 am in the church’s Fellowship Hall.  This is just a fun get-together to talk, eat ice cream and / or sip coffee. We can be outside if weather permits, but if it doesn’t, we’ll be inside – cool and dry. The ice cream will be individual servings to meet current safety guidelines. Please direct…
Aug 28, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: Overview on Deitrich Bonhoeffer

This Sunday, August 28 at 9 am, we will begin the new school year with a one session overview on Deitrich Bonhoeffer. Who was he? Why is he important? Join us in room 6 or via zoom.  To wet your whistle, see Troy’s article in this month’s Messenger! This class is offered in-person in room #6 and on-line via zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83784500891?pwd=bXh6K2lPYURVaExPc0xJdGVJN0djUT09 Meeting ID: 837 8450 0891 Passcode: 285077 If you prefer to join by phone, call (301) 715-8592…
Aug 20, 2022

Saying Goodbye to the Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition

Many in our community have helped feed our hungry neighbors through the Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition, but now it is time to say goodbye. This vital ministry, a partnership of many area churches (including ours) and community agencies, has given out boxes of food — both shelf-stable and fresh — from the back door of Warrenton United Methodist Church, on the third Saturday of every month for 19 years. After many long hours of deliberation, they have decided God is…
Aug 7, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: The Lord’s Prayer

Starting Sunday, June 26, 2022, and continuing for six weeks, the Adult Sunday School class will be gathering to study the Lord’s Prayer.  When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, Jesus gave them this prayer. He likely taught it to his followers often, not just one time. He never intended the Lord’s Prayer to be a museum piece, framed and placed on a mantel or in a display case. It was Jesus teaching God’s people, through his disciples, how…
Jul 30, 2022

Quilt Ministry – “Counting 48”

“Counting 48”: Saturday July 30th – Helping Hands Needed!! Come anytime! 9am-10am Setting up tables and unpacking the boxes of fabric 10am-1:00pm “Counting 48” (selecting fabric squares) 1pm-1:30pm – cleanup Yes, it’s time to assemble new Quilt Packets. Thanks to Paula, Tom, Andrea and an unknown angel or two, we have nearly 30 boxes of pre-cut fabric squares ready for the counting! As most know, the task at hand is to select 48 squares with coordinating colors and/or patterns and…
Jul 17 – 23, 2022

Hurley Mission Trip

for Youth who have completed grates 8 through 12 and adults.
Jun 29, 2022

Morning Meditation for the month of June (2022)

What and When? Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott and Pastor Terri Church will lead a brief time in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day and get you through the rest of the week on Wednesday mornings, from 9:30 – 10:00 am (for the month of June; start time will revert back to 8:30 am in July) . Why? Even before the global pandemic, mental health ranked at the top of ongoing needs for most of us.…
Jun 20 – 24, 2022

Youth Mission “Trip” 2022 – Serve Fauquier

SERVE FAUQUIER Local churches doing local mission together Our Saviour is excited to join with Warrenton United Methodist Church and several other local congregations for a local youth mission “trip” this summer! On June 20th-24th, middle and high school youth will help local agencies such as Community Touch and the Fauquier Community Coalition to serve our neighbors in need—and grow closer to each and God as they do so. Skilled, unskilled — even no skilled — labor, are appreciated, along…
Jun 13, 2022

2nd Q&A Session for Hurley Virginia Mission Trip

If You Missed the Meeting: Using access passcode x!w@mLK8, you can watch/listen to the informational meeting that took place last here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/CHKGgReeB08hRSpW2f7KY-3QPiz91_huAtN8vwXJNdxNaiPb4h0R5gSXbjsPUbD7.WCvAXQH0bnBm6gbI. Questions? Contact Betsy Wilco. If you haven’t quite decided to participate — or even if you have — you’re encouraged to attend an online question & answer session on the upcoming mission trip to Hurley, Virginia! What you learn during this information session may make all the difference in deciding to truly live what we often say around…
Jun 12, 2022

Adult Sunday School Class: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Starting Sunday, April 24, 2022, and continuing for six weeks, the Adult Sunday School class will begin a study led by Pastor Micheal based on the book by Winfield Bevins titled Ever Ancient, Ever New. Young Evangelicals are seeking Christian traditions rooted in the historic faith – the liturgy, the creeds, the patterns of the Christian year. Can the Lutheran Church offer what this generation of seekers is looking for, or have we ourselves lost sight of why tradition matters?…
Jun 12, 2022

Celebrating Our Graduates

Help us celebrate our graduates at all weekend services on June 11th & 12th, and at the Sunday Social Hour! All 2022 graduates are invited to a special Sunday Social Hour from 9am-10am on Sunday, June 12th. Wear your cap and gown, pose for photos together, and let us shower you with praise. Also, we will recognize and pray for graduates at all weekend services.  If you would like to help lead at any of the services, let Pastor Terri…
Jun 7, 2022

Ladies’ Bible Study:
The Sacrament of Happy

Please join Barbara Brown and other ladies of the church on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the church’s Library to study, pray and grow in faith together. Currently, the group is reading and discussing The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded Word by Lis Harper. Books are free and available for pick-up in the church office! (click on the above image to be taken to a synopsis of this book) If you have questions, please…
Jun 5, 2022

Q&A Session for Hurley Virginia Mission Trip

If you haven’t quite decided to participate — or even if you have — you’re encouraged to attend a question & answer session on the upcoming mission trip to Hurley, Virginia! What you learn during this information session may make all the difference in deciding to truly live what we often say around here: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” You know the basics: trip dates are July 17-23, cost is $310 per person for the week, and anyone who has finished…
May 29, 2022

Special Adult Sunday School Class: About the Virginia Synod

Pastor Michael is still not well enough to teach Adult Sunday School class this weekend, but we are in luck! We had already asked Pastor John Wertz from the Virginia Synod and the ELCA to come preach, and he is happy to lead a class about the Synod. We’re also fortunate to have a member of the Synod Council in our church, Dave Raecke. Together, they will fill us in on what’s happening at the state level, but also answer…
May 25, 2022

Senior Social Hour
hosted by ECHO

Reconnect with Long-time Church Friends and Make Some New Ones! Our first one was a big success and such fun so we’re doing it again! Please join us for a coffee (or other beverage) and snacks over which to share stories and catch up with one another. Our Saviour’s ECHO Ministry is hosting another Senior Social Hour at the church on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 am in our fellowship hall. Let us know if you’ll come:  office@oslc-warrenton.org. (If you…
May 19, 2022

Dave’s Class:
Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith

Dave’s Thursday Morning Class Join Dave Raecke and others via Zoom on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am starting January 13, 2022, for a study on “Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith: A Lutheran Perspective on Faith Traditions in America”. Read a summary of this publication on the Augsburg Fortress website:  https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/product/9781506400587/Honoring-Our-Neighbors-Faith For the first several weeks, the class will meet virtually via Zoom. Click the following Zoom link to join the class from your computer or smart device:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3244737047.  If you can’t connect…
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

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

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 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

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 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

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…