Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
June 17, 2018

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Happening This Week

Pub Theology at Hidden Haven - Mon., June 18, 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.

Quilting in Stages—Tues., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Join the group to work on mission quilts that are donated to places such as Habitat for Humanity, NACE Food Shelf, Alexandra House, and more.

Mixed Golf League—Tuesdays at Hidden Haven. Tee times begin at 5:45 p.m. ALL skill levels are welcome to join. Sign up on the Small Group board if you plan to attend. Questions? Contact Ben Bjornson, 612-802-6282, or benhrt591@live.com.

Thursday Morning Quilters Needed—Meet Thurs., June 21, 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!

Dinner’s at 6:30—Fri., June 22, at So Good China Restaurant, 12295 Central Ave. NE (former Pizza Hut building). Bring a friend or three. Sign up on the Small Group board. Questions? Contact Mike Richgels, 763-670-8263.


Vacation Bible School: Shipwrecked - This coming week, Our Saviour’s will become an island with shipwrecked kids and crew. Kids will be learning how Jesus recues through incredible Bible-learning experiences they see, hear, touch, and even taste!  Please keep all the kids and crew volunteers in your prayers this week. Pray that it be a week of fun and learning.

Morning Movies (M & Ms)—Kid's Summer Movie Series. Wednesdays, beginning June 13, 10:00 a.m., at Emagine Theater (formerly East Bethel) Looking for a fun event to do as a family each week? Plan a movie morning at the Emagine Theater. Tickets are just $2.00 for all ages. Parent/caregiver supervision is required! Kate Roettger will join you on these dates: June 13, August 1, 8, and 15. The June movies: June 13 - The Wild Life; June 20 - Smurfs; June 27 - The Lego Movie.

2018 Wapo Participants—Bus Ride Home from Wapo! Wapo requests that parents drop their children off at camp on Sunday between 3-5 p.m. in Crossfire Chapel. OSLC will provide transportation HOME ONLY for a cost of $20 per child. If this is something that you'd like your child to participate in, please sign up for a spot. More details available on the sign up on the Children/Youth board.

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)


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.

Seasoned Adult Ministry (SAM)

SAM trip to MPLS District Court—Tuesday, June 26. We will travel by a rented bus to district court where Judge Mark Kappelhoff (Jim and Marilyn Kappelhoff's son) will talk with us. We will also have a tour and possibly sit in on a court session. Lunch will be across the street at Thrivent Financial.  Cost: $14 for bus plus your lunch. Make checks payable to OSLC with SAM/district court on the memo line. If you want to come but need a ride to church and back home, call Susan Fanucci (763-434-6995).

SAM trip to MPLS District Court—Tues., June 26, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. We will travel by a rented bus to district court where Judge Mark Kappelhoff (Jim and Marilyn Kappelhoff's son) will talk with us. We will also have a tour and possibly sit in on a court session. Lunch will be across the street at Thrivent Financial. Cost: $14 for bus plus your lunch. Make checks payable to OSLC with SAM/district court on memo line. If you want to come but need a ride to church and back, call Susan Fanucci, 763-434-6995.

June Happenings

June Sermon Series: Faith & Farming - The life of faith, with all its joys & struggles, has a lot in common with farming. Maybe that’s why Jesus used so many examples from agriculture! This month we’ll look at the connections between Faith & Farming.

June 10 and 13—Planting (Musical guests 6/10 The Kempters; 6/13 The Preacher’s Daughters)
June 17 and 20—Spreading Manure
June 24 and 27—Harvesting

July Series: The Verse AFTER the Verse; August Series: Meet the Neighbors!

June Motorcycle Ride—Thurs., June 28—Meet at Our Saviour’s at 5:45 p.m.; leave for Dinner Ride at 6:00 p.m.

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!

Mark Your Calendar

July Sermon Series: The 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. August Sermon Series: Meet the Neighbors!

OSLC Kids Camp: Green Lake Day Camp—July 9-12, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., for grades K-5 (completed), at Zion Church in Anoka. Wonder what "overnight camp" is like? Find out when the amazing staff from Green Lake Bible Camp bring Faith: On Fire! The cost is $60 per camper. Register online at oursaviourslc.org/forms.

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. to 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, 763-434-6117or mkolodjski@oursaviourslc.org, if interested.

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.

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! Click for Summer Camp Registration. Must be toilet-trained.

Take Note

The beautiful flowers you see in the Worship Space and on the name tag table during the summer months are a labor of love provided by Sherri Anderson and Traci Chastanet. Thank you for the work you put into these beautiful arrangements made from flowers in your gardens!

Life Events

Altar Flowers are given today by Jan and Gordy Bovee in celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary.
Altar Flowers are given today by Marietta and Ken Miller in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Baptisms at 10:00 a.m.
Oliver David Scott
Parents: Amanda and Richard Scott
Sponsors: Tom and Dani Scott

Adeline Ella Knealing
Parents: Chelsey and Charles Knealing
Sponsors: Erik Dietz and Charlene Willenbring

Congregational Sympathies are extended to Jenny Newman and family as they grieve the death of Jenny’s husband Jim Newman. May the promise of the resurrection embrace this family with a hope beyond grief.

Special Gifts

Gifts Rceived the week of June 10, 2018: 

  • $704 given to debt reduction
  • $701 given to the Reserve Fund
  • $100 given to the Columbarium Fund in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Ken and Marietta Miller
  • $205 given in memory of Jerrilyn Anderson
  • $250 given to Jesus Refills
  • $156.26 raised for the Welcoming All Neighbors Ministry through Sunday Hospitality
  • $174 raised by the Stamping Ministry through the card sales
  • $10 given to the Chapel

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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