Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
June 25, 2017

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Happening This Week

Mixed Golf League—TUESDAYS (note the change in day) at Hidden Haven Golf Club; shotgun start at 5:52 p.m. Join this fun group for golf and fellowship. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!

Our Saviour’s Preschool

Preschool Registration—planning on registering your child in Our Saviour’s Preschool for the 2017-18 school year? Registrations are at an all-time high and near capacity. Don’t miss out! Get your registration in soon! Brochures and registration forms are available by the Children/Youth board or at oursaviourslc.org. Questions? Contact Preschool Director Michelle Bauer, 763-434-6117 ext. 123, or mbauer@oursaviourslc.org.

Preschool Summer Camp—Aug. 14-17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., for children age 3 by May 1, through 5 (pre-kindergarten). Join Our Saviour’s Preschool as we dive into the world of Dr. Seuss!  Each day will be filled with stories,  art activities, and games based on a different Dr. Seuss book. Day 1- The Cat in The Hat; Day 2- Green Eggs and Ham; Day 3- One Fish, Two Fish; Day 4- Fox in Socks. The cost is $55. Please bring a bag lunch with your child’s name on it each day. Register today! Forms are available at the Children/Youth board and online at  www.oursaviourslc.org.

Children, Youth, Family

Serving Up Shenanigans—8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For youth who have completed grades 6-12. Youth participate in service in the morning and shenanigans (fellowship) in the afternoon. Cost of each daily event is $30 (Valleyfair is $40). Sign up on the Children/Youth board a week prior to each event. Plan to pack a bag lunch; extra food may be purchased on your own. 
Wed., July 12—Morning: Vacation Bible School; Afternoon: Tubing down the Rum River and a Movie
Wed., July 26—Morning: Hard Hats/Baptismal Blankets; Afternoon: Bunker Beach
Thurs., August 3—Valleyfair
Wed., August 16—Morning: Global Health Ministry; Afternoon: Vertical Endeavors
Wed., August 30—Morning: Lyngblomsten; Afternoon: State Fair.

Maker Fun Factory: Vacation Bible School (VBS) - July 10-14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., for age 3 through grade 5. Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors, discovering they are lovingly crafted by God. Maker Fun Factory VBS will transform Our Saviour’s into a place buzzing with excitement! The cost is $35 per child, $80 per family. Registration forms are available at the Children/Youth board.

June Sermon Series: The Great Outdoors

Have you felt God’s presence in the great outdoors? Have you heard other people talking about spending time with God in nature, but it didn’t resonate with you? Either way, this sermon series is for you! We’ll spend the month of June exploring how we experience God in The Great Outdoors.

Sun., June 25 Wed., June 28 - Lakes & Rivers & Streams, Oh My! John 21:1-13

July Happenings

July Sermon Series: Epic Stories, Ordinary People 
Ever feel ordinary, like you’re nothing special? Have we got good news for you: God does great things through ordinary people! We’ll spend July unpacking epic stories from the Bible and discovering just how ordinary these people in the Bible are...a lot like us! Makes you wonder what God might do through you, doesn’t it? July themes are: Jacob & Esau; An Unnamed Woman Anoints Jesus; Jonah; Tower of Babel; David & Saul

Motorcycle Ministry Rides: Sat., July 8—Crazy Cranium Benefit Ride; arrive at Our Saviour’s at 8:00 a.m. Contact Joe and Georgine Pogones, 763-753-8078. Sun., July 16—Ride For Kids; arrive at Our Saviour’s at 8:00 a.m. Contact Joe and Kathy Neuberger, 651-775-8975; Tues., July 25—arrive at Our Saviour’s at 5:45 p.m.; leave for dinner ride at 6:00 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive—Tues., July 18, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Save your blood for the Red Cross Blood Drive at Our Saviour’s. The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country. The need is constant; the gratification is instant. Give blood.™

Appreciation for Brice Bloxham—On Sunday, July 23, we will thank Brice Bloxham for his time here as our Children’s Ministry Director. Watch for more information.

Little Dresses for Africa—Thursday, July 27,  9:00 a.m-
2:00 p.m., at Our Saviour’s. Join this Our Saviour’s and Glen Cary church partnership group to sew for mission. Bring your sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a bag lunch. Questions? Contact Betty Gabrick, 651-462-1573.

Celebration of Pastor Dan’s 40th Anniversary of Service Sun., July 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. You are invited to attend this celebration event. A short program and reception will follow 10:00 a.m. worship.

Ministry Opportunities

Do you attend worship at the Chapel in the summer? Consider bringing and serving ice cream following 6:30 p.m. worship on a Wednesday. Sign up on the Worship Ministry board across from the Reception Desk. Contact LaVerne Johnson, 763-434-6224, with questions.

Support Alexandra House—consider donating your out-dated cell phones (any brand, style, and condition) for the Alexandra House. A collection box is available in the Rotunda.

Random Tuesday Weeding—Get your fingers dirty any Tuesday, May-Sept., helping with garden weeding. Plan to join the team for an hour of weeding, starting around 6 p.m., weather permitting. Many hands make light work!

Aluminum Can Youth Fundraiser—Consider donating your aluminum cans to the youth program. They can be dropped off in the pop can trailer located in the parking lot, near the driveway. Please no tin cans or bags. Empty the cans in the trailer and dispose of your bags in the garbage can attached to the trailer. Funds raised will go toward high school summer trips. Thanks for your support.      

Mark Your Calendar

The BeFriender Ministry Leadership Team is planning to train a group of volunteers this fall. If you feel that you have the heart to offer a compassionate, listening presence to others, please consider joining this ministry. Contact Pastor Dan, Donna Nelson, or Jean Krueger for more information.

Take Note

Looking for your church directory? If you had your photo taken for the directory and haven’t gotten your directory yet, stop by the Reception Desk and pick up yours.

Fair Trade Products will NOT be available on the 1st Sunday in July. Look for the Fair Trade table on Sunday, July 9, between services. Thanks for your excellent support of this ministry!

Life Events

Altar Flowers are given today by Karen and Terry Bush in celebration of 35 years of marriage.

Member known to be recently hospitalized: Dottie Carlson

Special Gifts

Received the week of June 18, 2017:

  • $708 given to Mortgage to Mission
  • $409.25 raised toward kitchen supplies through Sunday Hospitality
  • $250 given to Jesus Refills in honor of Ted and Julie Engen’s 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 16
  • $50 given to Debt Reduction in honor of Jim and Karen Bermel
  • $50 given to Jesus Refills in honor of Jim and Karen Bermel
  • $50 given to the Hard Hats in honor of Jim and Karen Bermel
  • $50 given to the Discretionary Fund in honor of Keith Hammerbeck on Father’s Day
  • $50 given toward office supplies
  • $100 given to the Celebration Choir
  • $5 given to the Beading Ministry
  • $345 given in memory of Dennis Munson
  • $120 given to the Endowment fund in memory of Dennis Munson
  • $25 given to the Parish Nurse program in memory of Dennis Munson

Pastor Dan Nordin
Pastor Maria Pederson
Deacon Glenndy Ose


8:30 a.m. Traditional
10:00 a.m. Contemporary

Wednesdays through Aug. 30
6:30 p.m. at the Chapel, 2200 Swedish Dr., Ham Lake

Infants and Toddlers

Nursery is provided at the 10:00 a.m. service for children 3 and under, though it is strongly encouraged that children and their parents worship together. The nursery is staffed by caring adults and youth.


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Can’t make it to worship?

DVDs of worship services are available to be checked out.

Sermons are available for download on Thursdays, following Sunday’s worship at Audio Sermon.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson St. NE, East Bethel, MN  55011; OSLC Chapel, Swedish Dr., Ham Lake, MN 55304; Phone, 763-434-6117.

Office hours:
Mon.–Thurs., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fri., 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sun., 7:30 a.m.–close

Please Note: Our Saviour’s may take photographs, slides, audiotapes and/or videotape during worship services and special events. These materials may be used for the promotion of Our Saviour’s ministries, recruitment and fund-raising. If you have questions, please contact the church office, 763-434-6117.