Our Saviour's Bell Tower at Sunset
July 15, 2018

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Happening Today

Motorcycle Ministry Ride—Sun., July 15—Ride For Kids; Meet at Our Saviour’s at 8:00 a.m.

Happening This Week

Pub Theology at Hidden Haven—Mon., July 16, 6:00 p.m. This discussion is for Christians of any stripe: people who’ve been burned or burned out on church, those who believe in God, or don’t. Come and have a beer/beverage of choice and join in the lively discussion.

Thursday Morning Quilters Needed—Meet Thurs., July 19, at 9:00 a.m. This group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Presently the group is making quilts for girls in local rehabilitation centers. Training provided!

Join the East Bethel Parade—July 21, 11:00 a.m. Be a part of the parade on the Our Saviour’s float. There will also be an OSLC booth at Booster Days, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. There are one hour time slots available to run the booth. A sign up for both the parade and booth are on the kiosk in the Rotunda, or contact Michele Kolodjski, 763-434-6117 or
mkolodjski@oursaviourslc.org, if interested.


Trip to Valleyfair—Thurs., Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for 6th-12th graders. Deadline to sign up and fill out an off-site registration form is July 26. Cost: $40 (or $10 for transportation only—if you have a pass)

StoryWalk Sept. 9 to Sept. 16—A children's book will be displayed though out our garden.  Feel free to walk the garden path, read the book and enjoy the great outdoors anytime during this week. Book: Hold This is geared for ages 3-7.


Preschool Day Camp - August 13-16, 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 wonderful rhymes of author Karen Beaumont! Each day will be filled with stories, art activities, and games based on a different Karen Beaumont book. The cost is $55; bring a bag lunch each day with child's name on it. Register today! Child must be toilet-trained.

Register for Preschool—Our Saviour’s 4-Star Christian Preschool program offers children a quality Christian education in a secure, nurturing environment. 2018 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.

July Happenings

July Sermon SeriesThe Verse AFTER the Verse—Some verses are well known. Some we even know by heart, but what about the verse that comes after that well-known verse? This July we’ll look at the verses that immediately follow some of the most recognized verses in Scripture. You might be surprised to discover what follows. The Verse AFTER…

July 15 & 18 – Matthew 6:33
July 22 & 25 – 1 Timothy 4:12
July 29 & Aug. 1 – Jeremiah 29:11

Classic Cars at the Chapel - Wed. July 18! If you have a classic car and don't mind a dirt road, we'd LOVE to have you bring your car(s) to Our Saviour's Chapel on the 18th, at 6:00 p.m. People coming for 6:30 worship will be able to take a peek before worship, then spend more time taking a closer look at the cars while enjoying their after-worship ice cream. (There's ice cream after worship every Wed. night in the summer!) The chapel is at 2200 Swedish Drive, Ham Lake.

Little Dresses for Africa—Thurs., July 26, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Our Saviour’s. Join this partnership group to sew for mission. A schedule is available at the Small Group board in the Rotunda. Bring your sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a bag lunch. Questions? Contact Betty Gabrick, 651-462-1573.

Dinner’s at 6:30—Fri., July 27, at Wintergreen’s Golf & Grill, 306 Credit Union Drive NE, Isanti. Bring a friend or three. Sign up on the Small Group board. Questions? Contact Mike Richgels, 763-670-8263.

Bead Ministry—Thurs., June 28, 7:00 p.m., in Pastor Maria’s office. Join this fun group in making beaded items for ministry. Beaders of all abilities welcome!

Take Note

Lutheran Night at the Twins Hosted by Thrivent Community Cornerstone—Tues., July 31, meet at Glen Cary Lutheran Church (15531 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake); bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. On our way to Target Field we will stop at Twin Cities Kids In Need and pack backpacks for needy kids. Please bring a school supply to donate. Please RSVP by July 23 to Pam at 763-862-2885. Ticket cost is $20.00 which includes bus ride, game ticket, and $10 food voucher in reserved seating Great Clips Great Seats section.

Encouragement Rocks - Found a hand painted rock in Our Saviour’s Meditation Garden?  If you do, feel free to take it home and place it somewhere to encourage you daily. Or place it in a new location in our community for others. Wander the garden paths and you might just spot one of these treasures. The Garden Team—#oslcGARDENSROCK

Amazon Smile supports OSLC - When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to Our Saviour’s, every time.

Mark Your Calendar

Seasoned Adult Ministry (SAM) to Cedar Creek Natural History Area—Wed., Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m. meet at Cedar Creek Natural History Area,  2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel, for an inside lecture and a driving tour to see the bison that are there for the summer. Cost: $5. Be sure to sign up on the Small Group Ministry board in the Rotunda.

Family Promise Week—August 5-12. Consider helping with this ministry by serving during this host week. Contact Jan Berqual, berqual@msn.com, to sign up. Family Promise in Anoka County is a network of area congregations who provide temporary housing to families without homes. Our Saviour's partners with Glen Cary in hosting families from Family Promise.

Fall Family Fun Fest 2018—Sun., Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Plans are underway for the this fun day. As in past years, the day will be filled with great food prepared by the Guatemala mission trip volunteers, the large pool with the hamster balls, Josh’s slot cars, family activities, bubbles, water balloon sling shot. New this year: balloon art and face painting by Jenna from Kids Call This A Party. Interested in helping the day of the Fun Fest? Contact the church office.

You Can Help

July is Water Month for Jesus Refills Ministry—Jesus Refills serves meals to the homeless in St. Paul each week. Help them have enough bottled water to give to patrons throughout the summer. Donations of bottled water can be dropped off by the Jesus Refills donation box in the coat hallway. Thanks for caring for those in need.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless - Throughout the month of July the NACE Food Shelf will be collecting funds for this summer’s "Kid Friendly" lunches. The more that is given in July, the larger the NACE Open Your Heart grant will be. The challenge fund will proportionally match your donations. NACE is able to purchase food from the food bank at pennies on the pound. $55 will purchase 450 pounds of food and feed families between 3-6 days. Checks should be payable to NACE (NACE, PO Box 2, Cedar, MN 55011), or give on-line at GiveMN.org - (choose NACE as your non-profit).

Life Events

Altar Flowers are given by April and Troy Mead in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Baptized at 10:00 a.m.
Hannah Grace Reil
Parents: Jamie and Kenn Reil
Sponsors:  Mike and Stacy Larson, Stephanie Reil

Congregational Sympathies are extended to Michelle & Roy Reichow and family and Heather Kneefe and family as they grieve the death of cousin, Alisa Leonard. May the promise of the resurrection embrace these families with a hope beyond grief.

Special Gifts
  • $559 given to debt reduction
  • $480 given to the Reserve Fund
  • $10 given to the Chapel
  • $10 given to the Chapel Cemetery
  • $130.60 raised through Sunday Hospitality toward the OSLC booth at East Bethel Booster Days
  • $40 given to the Beading Ministry

Thank You

Thank you for your thoughts, words, prayers, and caring. God has blessed us with wonderful people. Many thanks to the Pastors for visiting me and to others who have come, too. Oh, such beautiful cards I have received—my book is full. Tom and I and all of our Nielsen family thank you so much. Bless you! Pauline Nielsen

Pastor Dan Nordin
Pastor Maria Pederson
Deacon Glenndy Ose
Interim Pastor Jeff Beebe


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

Wednesdays through August 29
Chapel Worship - 6:30 p.m.
2200 Swedish Dr. in Ham Lake

Infants and Toddlers

Nursery is provided at the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services 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 | 763-434-6117 19001 Jackson St. NE, East Bethel, MN  55011

OSLC Chapel Swedish Dr., Ham Lake, MN 55304

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

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