Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
April 22, 2018

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Happening Today

Today the mission team who built a house in Guatemala last December will be sharing their experience reaching out with a voice of Hope. We thank them for their dedication and sacrifice to care for a needy family on behalf of Our Saviour's. If you wish to make a contribution to the next mission trip or if you would like more information about going to Guatemala next December contact Karen or Jason Moehring.

April snow showers will bring May flowers.
TODAY is the last day to order from the Meditation Garden team’s annual flower sale. Order forms are available at the Reception Desk.  Pickup date will be Saturday, May 5, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (just in time for Mother’s Day).

Happening This Week

Bead Ministry—Thurs., April 26, 7:00 p.m., in Pastor Maria’s office. Join this fun group in making beaded items for ministry. Beaders of all abilities welcome!

Dinner’s at 6:30—Fri., April 27, at Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Terrace Room, 701 Bunker Lake Blvd., Ham Lake. Bring a friend or three. Sign up on the Small Group board. Questions? Contact Mike Richgels, 763-670-8263.

Nerf Mayhem—Fri., April 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. You know what's going to happen here. . . Nerf blasters, darts, and LOTS of fun! Join your fellow confirmation students for some target practice on Kate - if you can catch her. Eat before arriving; light snacks and beverages will be provided.  Cost is $5—bring your Nerf blasters and darts.  Sign up on the Children/Youth board if you will be participating.


Nerf Mayhem - Fri., April 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. You know what's going to happen here. . . Nerf blasters, darts, and LOTS of fun! Join your fellow confirmation students for some target practice on Kate - if you can catch her. Eat before arriving; light snacks and beverages will be provided.  Cost is $5—bring your Nerf blasters and darts.  Sign up on the Children/Youth board if you will be participating.

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.


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.

Happening in April

SEASONED ADULT MINISTRY (SAM) Trip to St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church—April 30, 8:45 a.m. All are invited to join this group on a bus to St. Mary's for a tour and discussion of the Greek Orthodox religion. Lunch will be at Christos Greek Restaurant. The group will return to church by 2:30 p.m. Cost is $13 for bus; lunch on your own. Sign up on the Small Group board.

Ignite Wednesdays

IGNITE Sermon Series: If I Just...
April 25 ...liked my body
May 2 ...had a better life

Wed. Community Meal—5:00-6:30 p.m. ALL are invited for a meal on Wednesdays. The cost is $4/per person. April 25 Menu: Loaded mashed potato, and salad bar

May Happenings

Adult Bible Study: Old Testament Stories—Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study is looking at some intriguing and important Old Testament stories. To prepare for May's class the reading will be Genesis 27-31. The class will take a break June-August. Plan to resume Bible study in September on the SECOND Monday (because of Labor Day) and continue on the first Monday of each month.

Blessing of the Bikes (motorcycles)—Thurs., May 3, 6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. bike blessing. No ride afterwards. All are welcome to join in the potluck fellowship! Contact Joe and Georgine Pogones, 763-753-8078, with questions.

High School Graduate Honorary Service—Sun, May 6. High school seniors, plan on attending to receive recognition and a special gift. Please arrive around 9:15 a.m. to be recognized at the end of the 8:30 a.m. service and then stay for the beginning of the 10:00 a.m. service.

Car Wash Fundraiser for the 2018 Youth Gathering—Sun, May 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Come let the youth wash your car while you worship! Funds raised will go toward costs to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2018. Suggested donation of $10 for cars, $20 for trucks.

Sing with the Celebration Choir for Sermon in Song—Sun., May 20, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services. Join the Celebration Choir for Sermon in Song on May 20! Learn to sing the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah Oratorio and other fun repertoire. Rehearsals on Tuesdays beginning May 1, 7:15-8:30 p.m. All voice parts are welcome!

Little Dresses for Africa—Thurs., May 24, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Glen Cary. 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.

Seasoned Adult Ministry (SAM)

Trip to US Bank Stadium—Tuesday, May 29, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The group will travel by rented bus  for a 1½ hour tour of the stadium, followed by lunch at Blarney Pub & Grill. Meet at church. The cost is $27 (tour $14 and bus $13) plus your lunch.  Pay when you sign up on the Small Group board in the Rotunda (checks payable to Our Saviour's). Questions, or if you need a ride to church and back home, call Susan, 763-434-6995.  A minimum of 20 is needed for a private stadium tour.

Mark Your Calendar

Vacation Bible School: Shipwrecked—June 18-21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., for age 3-grade 5. Shipwrecked VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Science-y fun creations, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few standout activities that help faith flow into real life! Cost:  $35 per child, with a max family cost of $80. Register online now at VBS Registration.

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 now at Green Lake Registration.

Take Note

Endowment Scholarships—Our Saviour's Endowment Committee will be awarding five $500 scholarships in June. The scholarships are for pursuing an undergraduate degree or for education to grow in Christian faith. Applications are available at the Reception Desk. Completed application forms MUST be returned to the Endowment Committee mailbox by Sunday, May 20.

2018 Graduates—Do you have a 2018 high school or college/professional graduate that you would like recognized? Graduates will be listed in the June 2018 Seeds of Faith. Please send information to jgreen@oursaviourslc.org or call Jan Green at 763-434-6117 ext. 122 by May 8. Information: name and school as well as *college plans, degree (*optional, if applicable).

The Youth Are Selling Butter Braids—Sundays, April 22 and 29, Wednesday, April 25. The proceeds of your purchase will go toward the youth traveling to the 2018 ELCA Gathering in Houston, Texas. Pick up date/time will be May 9th! Thanks for your support!!

Volunteers Arise

Are you someone who likes kids and are willing to help parents get a little break while they attend a worship service? If so, consider volunteering in the nursery.  Please email Asia Kolodjski at 17asikol@gmail.com, if you are interested.

The ushering and communion serving teams are looking for your help. Please contact  Michele Kolodjski, 763-434-6117 ext. 111 or mkolodjski@oursaviourslc.org, and we’ll get you started.

Family Promise Week—May 6-13, at Glen Cary. Consider joining the team of volunteers helping families get back on their feet!  Future weeks to put on your calendar: August 5-12, Nov. 4-11. To find out more, check out familypromise.org.

Job Opportunities

Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries—Full-time position at Our Saviour's. Lead and oversee ministry including confirmation, retreats, mission trips, special events, Bible studies, etc., that excites and inspires faith for youth in middle school and high school. Engage both the young people and parents in deeply serving and in worship. Requires a bachelor's degree, strong faith, understanding of scripture, basic competence in Christian theology, and the ability to be a public witness to faith. Seeking at least 5 years experience in a ministry-related role, having led or participated in a growing and vibrant youth ministry program. A copy of the position description is available at the Reception Desk. Please submit applications and resumes to Cindy Delmonico.

Preschool Teacher—Part-time. We are hiring a new part-time teacher for our preschool to begin in the fall. If you or someone you know is interested, the posting and application for this position is available at the Reception Desk. The posting will be closed on Sunday, April 29.

FT Director of Music & Worship Art—Coordinate worship volunteers and schedules working in conjunction with pastors and staff. Serve as contemporary band leader on Sunday morning, direct church concerts, dramas, and coordinate concerts by outside groups. Must be able to lead and work with a team, have vocal and instrumental skills, excellent musicianship, a vision for the position and a heart for the Lord. Possess a 4-year degree in music education/church music, music theory skills, and band leadership experience, is very desirable. Contact Pastor Maria Pederson, 763-434-6117 or mpederson@oursaviourslc.org.

Life Events

Altar Flowers are given by Michelle and Kevin Leslie in honor of the 18th birthday of daughter, Morgan.

Baptized at 10:00 a.m.
Oliver James Thompson
Parents: Ashley Bryant & Jared Thompson
Sponsors: Matt & Kristie Bryant

Gavin Timothy Zebro
Parents: Angela & Tim Zebro
Sponsors: Matt Zebro & Ashlee Mattson

Welcome New Members
Jeff & Mary Arellano
Pastor Jeff & Melissa Beebe
Michael & Janessa Beebe, Liliana
Terry Bush
Howard & Cyndi Carlson
Brenda & Jerry George
David & Lynn Heise
Ken & Elouise Johnson
Merlyn Mary Landborg
Lisa Lynn Meredith
Douglas (Doug) & Susan (Sue) Palmer
Sara & Mike Preiner, Michael, Joshua
Travis & Nicole Robinson, Oliver, Estelle
Denise Saylor
Todd & Kathy Schorn
Jared & Kristi VonDeylen, Alyssa
Quinn & Stacey Wolfgram, Lexis, Adaelyn

Members known to be recently hospitalized: Lindsay Hammerbeck, Gary Nelson

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


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

6:30 p.m. IGNITE!

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

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