Our Saviour's Bell Tower at Sunset
January 20, 2019

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Happening This Week

Descendants of Abraham—Old Testament Bible Study No class on January 21. Join us on Mon., Feb. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This Bible study continues with the stories of the descendants of Abraham.

Pub Theology—Mon., Jan. 21, 6:00 p.m., at Hidden Haven. 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.

Little Dresses for Africa—Thurs., January 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.

Dinner’s at 6:30—Fri., January 25, at Willy McCoys (old Tanner’s restaurant), 13655 Martin St. NW, Andover. Bring a friend or three. Sign up on the Small Group board. Questions? Contact Sandy Mickelson, 763-767-1765.


Silly Science Saturday Preschool Fundraiser Event—Sat., Jan. 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Have fun with a propulsion station, making your own catapult, straw rockets, secret letters, balloon blowup, and much more! Admission is $3 per person, $10 per family.

Register for Camp Wapo through March 15—SEEDS Camp (1st thru 3rd grade completed) June 21-23; Youth Camp (4th thru 8th grade completed) June 23-28; Servant Leadership Program (9th thru 12th grade completed) June 23-28; Senior High at Ox Lake (9th thru 12th grade completed) June 23-28. Register online at campwapo.org (Senior High campwapo.org/oxlake). Details available in the Our Saviour’s Summer Camps and Programs brochure.

Vacation Bible School: Roar!— God Is Good—June 17-20, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., for age 4 through grade 5 completed. Cost due with registration:  $35 per child, max household cost $80. This African Adventure is packed with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Online registration begins Jan. 15. Space is limited; sign up early!

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 19.

IGNITE Worship—Come Alive

The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree - Jan. Message Series
When the Holy Spirit lives in us, God’s love shows up in how we live. The Bible calls this the fruits of the Spirit.
Jan. 23 Kindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness
Jan. 30 Gentleness and Self-control

Community Meal—join your church family for a meal 4:30-6:25 p.m. All are welcome! The cost is $4 per person.
Jan. 23 Breakfast Burrito, and potatoes
Jan. 30 Lasagna, bread, and salad

January Happenings

Congregational Annual Meeting - Sun., Jan. 27,  immediately following 10:00 a.m. worship. Please plan to attend this very important meeting. The congregational annual report is available at the Reception Desk. Lunch will be provided by our youth. Highlights of the meeting agenda include:

  • Election of officers, council members, team members
  • Adoption of 2019 budget
  • Consideration of new business brought to the meeting

Bead Ministry—Thurs., January 31, 7:00 p.m., the group will be meeting in Pastor Maria's office. Join this fun group in making beaded items for ministry. Beaders of all abilities welcome! Contact: Karen Bush, bushfamily4@q.com.

Mark Your Calendar

New·New·New! Way of the Heart - Beginning Sun., Feb. 3, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pastor Tim Tengblad's sermon on the Aramaic Lord's Prayer revealed a longing among some for an ongoing experiential adult learning opportunity. Beginning on the 3rd, we'll meet in room 122 and learn spiritual practice that will enhance our faith life. This might mean praying together, again, the Aramaic Lord's prayer, sharing our own faith stories, meditating, and who-knows-what-else. Please bring a light appetizer to share and come with an open and curious heart. We will meet the first Sunday of each month. See you then!

Souper Bowl of Caring—Sun., Feb. 3. Join young people across America in caring for their neighbors in need. Throw a dollar into a soup pot as you leave worship on the 3rd and 100% of the proceeds will go to North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Food Shelf, feeding the hungry in our community.

25th Annual Men’s Retreat: New Location—Feb. 15-17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN. This year’s theme is What it means to be a Christian in today's world. Opportunities will abound for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, sitting by the fire... This year is the 25th anniversary celebration of the men's winter retreat. The cost is $100, checks made out to OSLC Men's Retreat. Scholarship money has been graciously donated. If you would like help with payment, please contact Ben Bjornson, 612-802-6282, or benhrt591@live.com. (it will be handled privately and confidentially). Be sure to sign up on the Small Group Ministry board.

Women’s Retreat: Laughter Is the Best Medicine—Sat., March 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women of all ages, this is a day away just for you. Speaker is Jean Abbott, a young mom of three kids who has appeared on the TODAY Show sharing her inspirational story, which she’s chronicled in her book Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had. She is down-to-earth and funny—we are thrilled to have her with us! Cost: $30 early bird, through Feb. 2; after Feb. 2—$35. Sign up on the Small Group board in the Rotunda. Questions? Contact Becky Beck, 612-281-7170.

The Gathering at Linwood Covenant Church—2nd and 4th Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This collaboration with The Family Caregiver Connection is an out-of-home group respite program for caregivers and care receivers and offers companion care, friendship, exercise, and activities. Questions? Contact Jill Agyekum,763-422-6960 or jill.agyekum@co.anoka.mn.us.

Take Note

CYF Summer Scholarship Giving—You can help us send our young ones to Camp, Vacation Bible School, and the 2019 Mission Trip. Check out the Scholarship Tree in the Rotunda, find an apple with the amount you would like to contribute, and return it with your donation. Thanks so much for helping OSLC Kids participate in Christ-centered experiences! Questions? Contact Kate, kroettger@oursaviourslc.org or Leisha ltays@oursaviourslc.org.

Job Posting

Preschool Director: FT - To direct, operate, and teach within an educational Christian preschool program. To manage the curriculum and set the tone in creating a warm and loving environment for preschoolers, enabling them to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, academically and physically. To promote the preschool within the church and in the community. To teach and supervise children in a safe and caring environment, ensuring compliance with all local and federal laws governing preschool. Other duties may be required and assigned. Contact Jennifer Schlief at 763-434-6117.

Life Events

Members known to be in extended care: Jack Leipzig

Congregational Sympathies are extended to Deb and Mark Korin and family as they grieve the death of Deb’s mother, Philene Jesse; Bruce and Lisa Bigelbach and family as they grieve the death of Bruce’s father, Larry Bigelbach. May the promise of the resurrection embrace this family with a hope beyond grief.

Special Gifts received the week of January 13, 2019
  • $129 given to debt reduction
  • $151.70 raised for the kitchen fund through Sunday Hospitality
  • $37 given toward the North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf through Sunday School offerings.
  • $75 given to the Hard Hats in memory of Jim Nelson.
  • $155.15 made by Stamping Ministry through hand-made card sales.
  • $135 given to the Phase II building program

Pastor Dan Nordin
Pastor Maria Pederson
Deacon Glenndy Ose


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

6:30 p.m. IGNITE Worship

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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