Dorcas Bazaar on Nov 16th

November 1, 2013  
Filed under Dorcas, Fundraiser, Ministries

Dorcas Society’s annual Christmas Bazaar is 10 am to 2pm, November 16th, 2013. Find our flyers posted around church and buy your tickets in advance for the hot lunch served this year by OSLC youth group as a fund raiser for summer trips.

We are in need of your help for volunteers, bake goods, Norwegian treats, jewelry, books and craft items to fill our tables. If you have something to contribute, please talk to a Dorcas member. We hope to see you on Saturday, November 16th!

Chicken-Q Fundraiser on June 22nd

June 5, 2013  
Filed under Confirmation, Education, Fundraiser

The Youth of OSLC will be holding a Chicken-Q fundraiser in the church parking lot on Saturday, June 22nd, during the Washburn Neighborhood Association Annual Yard Sale!

We will be serving dinner between 11:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. Meals (provided by Rooster Andy’s) are $8 and include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, potato salad and dinner roll. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office. Thank you for supporting the youth of Our Savior’s!

Butterbraid Fundraiser Starts February 17th

February 14, 2013  
Filed under Confirmation, Education, Fundraiser

The OSLC Youth will be once again taking orders for those delicious fruit-filled pastries starting Sunday, February 17th, 2013. The pastries are $12 each and come in eight mouth-watering flavors! We will be taking orders until Sunday, March 3rd and delivery will be on Palm Sunday, March 24th, after worship in the Fellowship Hall … just in time for your special Easter gatherings! Contact Jessica Zinniel for more information.

Souper Bowl of Caring on February 3rd

January 12, 2013  
Filed under Confirmation, Education

On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, after worship in the Narthex, join our Youth Souper Bowl Team! This winter our Youth will be presenting the congregation with the opportunity to join in the fight against hunger in our community and our world.

Last year, 6 boxes of food items and $300.25 was collected for the Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori Food Pantry. It was a winning day! We are now looking for ‘players’ from the congregation to help this year by filling large soup buckets with cans of soup and/or dollar bills during Super Bowl Weekend, February 3rd, 2013.

The winners of the Souper Bowl are the many families served by our local food pantries and each of you who follow the teaching of Jesus to help feed those who are hungry.

Fashion Cornucopia on November 3rd

October 10, 2012  
Filed under Uncategorized

Plan now on attending the fabulous Women’s Clothes Closet fashion show fundraiser entitled “Fashion Cornucopia” taking place on Saturday November 3rd, 2012 right here at OSLC!

There will be two shows with the doors opening at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm for the luncheon and dinner shows respectively. Tickets are available at the church office for a minimal cost of $30 (or a table of eight for $200, which is $25 per person). The shows will feature fall and winter women fashions from local area businesses including Dale’s, Kick, Lillian’s, Three River Outdoors, Touch of Class, Moonglow, Jobaflat and Scott Joseph Menswear.

Also, a “What to Buy Your Man” segment has been continued for this year. An exquisite meal will be provided by our own CFS Team. Live music will be featured by Josh & Kim Shively and Company and the WCC will be open for tours the day of the show.

A table outside the fellowship hall will be set up every Sunday to buy your tickets. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible!

For more information, view the Fashion Cornucopia Flyer.

Boy Scout Troop 13 Meatball Supper on October 27th

October 9, 2012  
Filed under Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 13 will have its 32nd Meatball Supper on October 27th, 2012. We will serve the family style meal at 3:00 to 7:00. The cost is $9 and tickets can be purchased at church on Sunday mornings. If you have questions contact the church office. We appreciate any support you can give us as this fund raiser helps our boys afford summer camp.

Adult Inquiry and New Member Sessions Begin Sept. 16th

August 29, 2012  
Filed under Education

If you are wishing to transfer membership from another Lutheran Church; if you are a friend, fiance, partner or married to a member and wish to join; if you’ve grown up with another faith or no faith at all – these are the sessions to come to so that you can learn about our Lutheran faith and decide whether you wish to join us as a member. If you are an adult who has never been baptized or confirmed in any Christian faith group, please come so that we can support your walk with Jesus. Why don’t you come, and also invite someone else to come with you?

Classes begin at 4 pm on Sunday September 16th 2012. We meet in the Choir Room, up a few stairs from the fellowship hall doors. New Member Sunday is October 14th, which is also the date of the First Communion for our youth. The last class will be that afternoon. Our schedule is:

Sep 16: How does a person know God’s love and salvation is for them?
Sep 23: What do Christians teach about Holy Baptism, and why do we baptize infants?
Sep 30: What are the teachings about Holy Communion? And where do our worship services come from?
Oct 7: Who was Martin Luther and what was the Reformation?
Oct 14: What is the ELCA & Our Savior’s? How can I be involved in worship, growth and service?

Contact the church office if interested or write a message on a pew card at worship. Anyone who just wants to ask questions about basic Christianity is also welcomed, even if you are already a member of OSLC. Maybe you have some unanswered questions that have come up in your adult life since confirmation or membership. Please come and ask them.

OSLC Book Club Selection for September 2012: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

August 29, 2012  
Filed under Book Club

Our book for September 2012 is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

The book begins in January 1946, when popular author Juliet Ashton, much like her fellow British citizens, is emerging from the dark days of World War II. As Juliet exchanges a series of letters with her publisher and her best friend, readers immediately warm to this author in search of a new subject in the aftermath of war. By the time Juliet receives an unexpected query from Dawsey Adams, we are caught in a delightful web of letters and vivid personalities and eager for Juliet to find the inspiration she seeks. Drawn together by their love of books and affection for each other, the unforgettable characters of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society collectively tell a moving tale of endurance and friendship. Through the chorus of voices they have created, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have composed a rich tale that celebrates the power of hope and human connection in the shadows of war. (Barnes & Noble Review)

The La Crosse Public Library has many copies of the book and audio versions on CD. Everyone is welcomed to join us to discuss this gem of a book on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Look For Youth Gathering Updates on OSLC’s Facebook Page

Jessica and the Youth Group will be making updates to the Our Savior’s Facebook page to keep us all informed about their adventures in New Orleans. Please keep the group in your prayers this week!

Vacation Bible School Registration Now Open

July 1, 2012  
Filed under Confirmation, Education, Sunday School

Let’s work together to care for creation! It’s time to register for ReNEW: THE GREEN VBS! Vacation Bible School 2012 will be held on Wednesday, August 15th through Friday August 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm. ReNew Vacation Bible School invites families to learn about Jesus, help build our community, and grow as they become stewards of God’s creation.

At ReNew: The Green VBS families will:

· Explore God’s Word through Jesus’ Parable of the Sower.
· Learn about God’s creation and what we can do to care for it.
· Meet members of our community who are stewards of the environment.
· Make new friends and have a great time!

Calling all families (invite friends and neighbors to register) who want to ReNew! Let’s grow in faith, have fun, and change the world? To register, contact the Youth and Family Team!

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