Dorcas Picnic July 11th

July 1, 2012  
Filed under Dorcas, Ministries

It is July which means it is time for our annual summer picnic! We will be meeting on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm. Lois Losby has invited us to her backyard deck at 2313 Main Street to enjoy the evening. Everyone provides a dish for our pot luck meal.

We will be playing BINGO, so please bring a “white elephant” item in a paper bag for prizes. Hope you will come join us.

OSLC Youth Chicken-Q/Bake Sale Fundraiser is Saturday, June 9th

May 17, 2012  
Filed under Confirmation, Education

Help support our youth while treating yourself to a great meal! The 2nd Annual OSLC Youth Chicken-Q/Bake Sale Fundraiser is Saturday, June 9th, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost for a Premier Catering Chicken-Q meal is $8.00 which includes 1/2 barbeque chicken, baked beans, potato salad and a dinner roll.

Tickets will be available for sale on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. For more information, contact Jessica Zinniel.

May 2012 Book Club Selection: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

May 11, 2012  
Filed under Uncategorized

All are welcome to join in reading Unbroken, the amazing life story of Louie Zampereni. From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan’s most brutal POW camps, author Laura Hillenbrand’s heart-wrenching book is a pageturner. Louie is a disciplined champion racer who ran in the Berlin Olympics, he’s a wit, a prankster, and a reformed juvenile delinquent who put his thieving skills to good use in the POW camps.

Our discussion will be held on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 in the Fireside Room and we hope to see you there!

Sunday School End Of Year Party on May 20th

May 11, 2012  
Filed under Education, Sunday School

Please plan to join us after worship on Sunday May 20th, 2012 for our annual Sunday School End of Year Party! There will be root beer floats, our traditional basket raffle, and fun games and activities for all ages!

If you are interested in volunteering or donating items for the basket raffle, please contact Stefanie Van Zee.

New Horizons Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser on May 5th

May 1, 2012  
Filed under Uncategorized

A benefit for New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at VFW Post 1530 in La Crosse (630 S. 6th Street). The cost is $8.00 and includes spaghetti and meatballs, fresh garden salad, dessert, and coffee. This event is sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association and New Horizons. Meals will be served from 5‐7 p.m. All are welcome!

Remember to Share the Bounty This Spring

April 2, 2012  
Filed under AMOS, Get Involved, Ministries, Social Ministries

Now that spring looks like it has sprung and you begin planning your garden for this year, please remember to plant that extra row or two of produce (beans, carrots, peas, tomatoes, etc) to share with your neighbors, especially those members of the community who may not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

In order to make garden produce available and affordable, the AMOS Food Insecurity Task Force encourages encourages you to bring whatever extra produce you have grown to an assigned collection site. The distribution of that collected produce will be facilitated by the AMOS Food Insecurity Task Force and the Hunger Task Force, which serves several meal sites and the various food pantries in La Crosse such as WAFER. If you’re not a gardener, you still may take part in this project by purchasing produce at the local farmer’s markets (and thus helping the local economy by supporting local farmers) and contributing those items to the program.

For now, however, as you start preparations for tilling the garden, we ask that you think about planting extra seeds or setting out extra plants in order to share the bountiful harvest with others in our community. Help make the Coulee Region a healthier place and help your neighbor at the same time.

If you have questions about AMOS’ Share the Bounty program or how you can participate, please contact Sonja Simonson Schrag or Rod Tisthammer.

Join OSLC Youth for Palm Sunday Breakfast on April 1st

March 23, 2012  
Filed under Confirmation, Education, Fundraiser, Sunday School, youth gathering

On Sunday, April 1st, the OSLC Youth will be hosting their annual Palm Sunday Breakfast from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 10:00-11:30 a.m. We will be offering an egg bake casserole, sausages, fresh fruit, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. The cost will be a freewill offering.

This event is a fund raiser for youth events through out the year, including the youth mission trip this summer to St. Paul, Minnesota and the National Youth Gathering to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Donations Needed For Palm Sunday Breakfast

March 2, 2012  
Filed under Uncategorized

Orange juice, syrup, butter, milk, eggs, chocolate milk, monetary donations for egg bake and sausages are just a few of the needed items. If you are interested in donating some much needed supplies, please stop by the sign-up sheets in the Welcome Center.

Please have all donations to the church by Wednesday, March 28th. There will be a labeled “Youth Breakfast” box in the refrigerator and on the counter in the kitchen for donations.

Contact Jessica Zinniel to volunteer to help, donate needed supplies or for more information. Thank you for supporting our youth!

March Book Club Selection: Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

March 2, 2012  
Filed under Uncategorized

“Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a fascinating portrait of Amish life rarely witnessed by those outside the faith.” Read more at the author’s website!

We will plan to meet for our discussion on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Please see or call Sandra Hansen for details.

OSLC Mardi Gras on February 19th

February 10, 2012  
Filed under Confirmation, Fundraiser, Sunday School, youth gathering

OSLC Mardi Gras 2012 is Sunday, February 19! This is a chance for our whole church family to play together as we prepare for Lent. The fun begins after worship, in the Fellowship Hall, with New Orleans style food and music, carnival games, and a costume contest. This is a fundraiser for the youth and adults attending the National Youth Gathering and Mission Trip this summer. You won’t want to miss this fun fellowship event! Hope to see you there!

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