Past Events

Past Events

Sep 24 – 25, 2022

Blessing of the Quilts 2022

Yes, it’s true — September marks the conclusion of another FANTASTIC year of quilt-making at OSLC for Lutheran World Relief!
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 9 – 10, 2022

Confirmation Overnight Retreat

Confirmands Just Gotta Have Fun! An overnight retreat is planned for all members of the 2022-24 confirmation classes on Friday, September 9. We will gather at 7:00 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 green “Register” box at the top of this post or click here.…
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

Sunday School Rally Day for 2022-2023 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:          August 28, 9:00-10:15 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…
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

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 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 11, 2022

VBS 2022 Picnic

Everyone is Invited! Please join us on Saturday, June 11 to celebrate a successful OSLC VBS (first one since 2019). Come at 5:30 pm for worship and to hear stories and sing songs from VBS, or just meet us at 6:15 pm to eat. Tamar Yager will be serving up the famous Safeway chicken, and we only ask that people bring sides, salads, and desserts, and/or help clean up after.  
Jun 6 – 10, 2022

Vacation Bible School 2022

Vacation Bible School is Back! Vacation Bible School at OSLC will be June 6-10, 2022, from 9am – 12pm each day. Due to the current times, there will be some minor changes or accommodations from previous years. Classes will be for children who will enter kindergarten through fifth grade in the 2022-2033 school year. A special preschool will be limited to younger siblings, children and grandchildren of OSLC VBS staff. Protocols will be in place to assure health and safety…
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

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

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 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 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…