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!

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.

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.

CRTHM Chili Supper on March 22

February 2, 2012  
Filed under Fundraiser, Get Involved, Social Ministries

The Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry (CRTHM) is having a chili supper on Thursday March 22nd, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (corner of West Avenue and Division Streets). The cost is $6.00 and carry-outs are available.

CRTHM is a volunteer interfaith group with the purpose of raising funds that provide rental assistance to women as they transition from New Horizons Women’s Shelter to independent living. For tickets, contact Debbie Dukatz.

LICAH Volunteers Needed

December 7, 2011  
Filed under Get Involved, Ministries, Social Ministries

Are you thinking of making a New Year’s resolution of volunteering more in 2012? Consider volunteering to be a mentor within the La Crosse Interfaith Collaborate for Affordable Housing (LICAH) Program. No experience is necessary and the commitment involves approximately 2 hours each month. Presently, there is a waiting list of individuals in need of support and encouragement who have applied and been accepted as participants within the LICAH program but cannot move forward until a mentor is available. The role of a mentor is to provide guidance, information and support through monthly visits (made in pairs) to these individuals.

If you are willing to volunteer as a mentor within this worthy program or would like more information, please contact Rod Tisthammer or the Social Ministry Team.

Angel Tree Gifts Due Dec. 11th

December 7, 2011  
Filed under Get Involved, Ministries, Social Ministries

The Angel Tree for New Horizon’s is currently set up in the Narthex. There are still a few gift tags available. Please take a tag off the Angel Tree, buy the requested item, wrap your gift and then re-attach the entire tag to the package. Please bring your gift back to the church by Sunday, December 11th, 2011. The Social Ministry Team will deliver them to the New Horizon’s Women’s Shelter for Christmas.

Every year we have requests for children’s clothing, games, dolls, art sets, twin sheet sets, snow pants (sizes 6X – 14), stamps and stationary/journals, cleaning products, pillows and much more. Gas cards, gift cards for hair cuts, disposable cameras with a gift certificate to process the film and movie passes are always big hits at the shelter. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Rod Tisthammer. Thank you for your support of this great outreach ministry!

WELCA Christmas Luncheon on Dec 8th

December 5, 2011  
Filed under Ministries, WELCA

WELCA’s 2011 Christmas Luncheon will be Thursday, December 8th with seating at 11:30 am and lunch at noon. Menu will be 1/4 grilled chicken, buttered red potatoes, green beans, spring salad mix, rolls, desert, coffee and punch served by Premier Catering.

Tickets are on sale for $8 from the Board, Martha Sesvold, Dorothy Gray, Sue Staples, Vera Wensole and Doris Modahl. Entertainment by “Sisters in Song”. We are in for a good time. See you all there. Merry Christmas!

Fall Rummage Sale on Oct. 6th-7th

September 28, 2011  
Filed under Ministries, WELCA

The Fall Rummage Sale is coming up! Set up days are Monday through Wednesday, October 3rd through 5th. The sale is on Thursday, October 6th from 8 am to 6 pm and Friday, October 7th from 8 am to 1 pm. We will need help (and trucks) on Friday to box up and haul leftover items to Goodwill. If you have any questions, call Doris Modahl.

RIC Pride Table Volunteers Needed

June 28, 2011  
Filed under Get Involved, Ministries, Social Ministries

In August, Our Savior’s will be one of the exhibitors at the 10th Annual La Crosse Pride Festival held at the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. La Crosse Pride seeks to educate, celebrate and embrace diversity and talents of ALL people in the Seven Rivers Region. The purpose of this event is to build bridges and develop a community in which ALL individuals are accepted and treated equally.

If you would like to volunteer at the OSLC table and share in this “bridge building”, please contact Rod Tisthammer. Thank you!

WELCA Meeting on June 16th

June 7, 2011  
Filed under Ministries, WELCA

WELCA will meet on Thursday, June 16th at 1:30 pm. Peggy Herbeck from the Aging Disability Center will be our speaker. She should be very interesting.

Servers are: Barbara Seidel, Barbara Clark, Sue Brobeck, Betty Linse, Jane Wood. Ladies, hope to see you all there!

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