Watch the OSLC 150th Anniversary Video

September 24, 2011  
Filed under 150th Anniversary, Uncategorized, Worship

If you missed the wonderful video that was presented at Our Savior’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, or if you would just like to see it again, watch it here:

Our Saviors 150th Anniversary Celebration from Andrew Stutesman on Vimeo.

Bible Sunday 2011 is September 11th

July 28, 2011  
Filed under Confirmation, Sunday School, Worship

Our three-year-olds and third grade Sunday school students will be receiving age-appropriate Bibles during worship on Sunday, Sept. 11th.

Bible Sunday is a very important part of our ministry to teach the faith to the children of Our Savior’s. It is important because we teach that growing in our faith is an ongoing process and is much deeper than what can be learned during the sermon and at worship services. As Christians, our faith journey is never complete for we are always learning more about our Lord and faith through life-long experiences and growth.

When a child receives their own Bible, it helps grow a passion for learning more about Jesus and his teachings. When children begin reading their Bible, they are changed. They begin speaking about their faith and become closer to God.

Bible Sunday is a life-changing event for many families. Parent/guardians are an integral part of the ceremony and personally hand the Bible to their child completing a promise made at baptism to place in their hands the holy scriptures. The Bibles are a gift from the congregation to assist parents and guardians in keeping the promises made in baptism.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Zinniel, Sunday School Superintendent.

Blessing of Backpacks/Bags on Aug. 28th

July 28, 2011  
Filed under Confirmation, Education, Sunday School, Worship

On Sunday, August 28th, we will celebrate a Blessing of the Backpacks/Bags during our 9:00am worship. This is a special day when we pray for our schools and lift up students, parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and all school staff in prayer.

Please plan on being with us! You are welcome to bring your backpacks, briefcases, laptops, diaper bags, or other work-related things with you to church. Teachers, don’t forget to bring your 2010-2011 school rosters.

Schedule Your Church Directory Photo Appointment

July 14, 2011  
Filed under Uncategorized, Worship

Our Savior’s is publishing a new pictorial directory through Olan Mills. Beginning on July 17th, you will have the opportunity to schedule appointment times online. Each family/household that comes for photography and portrait viewing at the church will receive a complimentary directory and $25 credit towards the purchase of additional Olan Mills portraits.

The photography dates will be August 24th-27th and September 14th -15th. Our goal is 100% participation in creating a directory that reflects the vibrant church community we have built here at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. If you have any questions, speak with Scott Swedeen or Betty Linse.

Visit the Olan Mills Website to schedule your appointment.

Confirmation Pictures Needed

June 28, 2011  
Filed under 150th Anniversary, Worship

Confirmation pictures are needed for the picture display in the Fellowship Hall! We are missing the following years: 1905, 1906, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1951, 1955, 1961, 2001 and 2005.

If you have pictures for any of the missing years please contact Martha Sesvold 788-2689 or Esther Harman 788-8705. Copies will be made and your original will be returned to you.

Outdoor Worship is June 19th

May 28, 2011  
Filed under Worship

On June 19th we will gather in our “front lawn” rather than going down to Riverside Park. We hope you would help us invite our neighborhood, especially those in the high rises and apartments near our church. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Bring sun screen and hats. There is shade near the church, and we will also put out chairs. And of course, if there is a rain-out, we’ll just move inside.

Invite friends and neighbors!

“Walking with Our Savior” 150th Anniversary Upcoming Events

May 10, 2011  
Filed under 150th Anniversary, Worship

Please join Our Savior’s in celebrating its 150th Anniversary! See below for a list of upcoming events:

Nov 6th Worship w/Pastor Roger Crum – Son of the Congregation
Choir Reunion – Michael Esser Directing
Anthem: 150th Anniversary Commissioned Song
Dec 4th Santa Lucia w/Pastor Vern & Birgitta Rice

Lenten Services Begin This Week

March 9, 2011  
Filed under Worship

Our Lenten time of renewal begins this week! Services will be at noon and 7 pm. Lent is a time to be recommitted to the practice of our faith. We renew our spiritual exercising – Bible reading, worship, prayer, giving to others. It is also a time for baptisms and re-committed church memberships. Please join us every week, and bring the children in your life.

A soup supper will also be served in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 before each evening Lenten Service. All are welcome!

Rev. Vern Skarstad Added To OSLC Visitation Pastor Staff

February 11, 2011  
Filed under Worship

Our church council has contracted for additional hours of visitation with Rev. Vern Skarstad of Holmen. He pastors Bell’s Coulee Lutheran Church, north of Hwy. 16 between West Salem and Bangor, but only on Sunday. He will now add hours during the week here to offer pastoral care to our members in their homes.

We can’t introduce him on Sundays due to his church responsibilities, but we all will meet him during Lenten mid-week services. Rev. Skarstad retired to Holmen with wife Elaine after last serving as counseling pastor at Atonement Lutheran, Florissant (St. Louis), Missouri. They are active members of Holmen Lutheran Church. Welcome him when he calls on you. And let our church office know if you desire a pastoral visit.

Listen To Byron Blackmore’s Recent Concert

October 7, 2010  
Filed under Uncategorized, Worship

As part of Our Savior’s 150th Anniversary celebration, Byron Blackmore returned for an organ recital on September 19th. If you missed the concert or would just like to enjoy it again, use the links below: Read more

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