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Thought of the Month
The best things in life aren't things.

There is always something fun going on at Our Savior!

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OSL Calendar Updates
Do you have an activity or event that you want to share with your church family? The deadline for getting something into the weekly bulletin is every Tuesday by close of business. If you want something added to the Monthly Good News Newsletter Calendar, get a note to the church office as far in advanced as possible. You can also, send us a note via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Notice to All Members
All activities taking place in the church and/or involving our people, need to be added to the calendar in the office once the activity is planned. This way it will be possible to keep from having conflicting activities being planned and resources from being double booked. Before setting a date, you need to make sure there is no other activity already planned for the date you want. You may give the information to Jan Krapohl or Mary Broomfield to be written on the calendar or you may write it on there yourself. Thank you for your help in keeping our schedules running smoothly.

Share Experiences and Strengthen Bonds with Family and Friends

Please make plans to join us this month for these Exciting Events!

Annual Ice Cream Social
We All Scream For Ice Cream!!! The FREE Annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.

Beat the summer heat by joining the Our Savior Youth Group for some cool neighborhood hospitality. During the event we will share ice cream (with your favorite toppings), enjoy Christian and Gospel music, and savor great conversations. I am sure the teens will be happy to tell you about the fun they experienced at the state gathering.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event organized by the Youth Group to help everybody get to know each other.

We will accept monetary donations during the event, but please don’t feel like you need to contribute. The Ice Cream Social is a FREE event and anything you choose to give is strictly voluntary.

VBS - Gangway to Galilee
We are very excited to announce the dates for Our Savior’s 2014 Vacation Bible School. This year we are trying something new; switching to a two-day format rather than sticking to the traditional five day schedule. We will still be doing all the same fun activities, including music, crafts, snacks, Bible challenges and story sessions. It’s just going to be consolidated. We hope it will give you a little more free time, a lot more joy and save you some gas money.

Join us for VBS on Friday, August 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As we are sure you are aware, volunteers are one of the most important elements in making sure our VBS program runs as smoothly as possible. Volunteers, you know we cannot do it without you! So, PLEASE help us make Our Savior’s 2014 VBS a success.

Before VBS, we ask that you pray for teachers, helpers and students. You can also help before-hand by making phone calls to students and families, preparing craft materials, or (days before) planning and helping with refreshments. If you are tech savvy, you can even help us by spreading the word on-line with Facebook, Twitter, etc.

During VBS we need volunteers for all of the categories listed below.

  • Classroom Helpers (all age groups)
  • Circle Leaders
  • Crafts Leaders and Helpers
  • Decorators (to make props, posters, backdrop scenes, etc…)
  • Music Leaders and Helpers
  • Registration and Records Helpers
  • Bible Challenge Leaders and Helpers
  • Bible Story Leaders and Helpers
  • Refreshment and Kitchen Helpers
  • Worship Helpers
  • Transportation Helpers (Drivers)
  • Sponsors (It cost approx. $15 per child to put on VBS)

  • Volunteer forms that ask for your name, address and phone number will be available at church soon. You may contact the Board of Education Director, Jean Shipley, or the church office if you have any questions. THANK YOU for your support.

    Noisy Sunday
    Every time there are five Sundays in a month, our Sunday school kids collect coins for the Ablaze ministry. Ablaze is an initiative to ignite 100 million hearts with the Gospel.

    Don't forget to bring all the loose change you can find with you to church on:
    Sunday, August 31st, 2014 to help support this worthwhile cause.

    If you would like to attend or volunteer for any of the events or activities going on at Our Savior, or have any questions, please call the church office.

    Tell us What You Think
    Do you have any idea for an event or activity? Tell your Lay Minister or a member of the Parish Planning Council.

    Softball Continues

    Our Savior (Cardinals) Softball
    We don’t care if you can run like the wind or if you easily get winded. We don’t care if you hit like Babe Ruth or hit like a baby named Ruth. We don’t care if you stay cool in outfield or if you are "cool" with the "fans". However, for safety reasons and to follow league rules, we do care if you are at least 18 years old, a member or a friend associated with our church and if you are a male. Sorry ladies.

    If you are interested in getting some exercise this summer, you are invited to join the Our Savior/ Bethany (Cardinals) Softball team! Games are played on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. Locations to be announced.

    This is a great opportunity for fellowship and an ideal place to make new friends in the congregation and other communities. If you want to bring a few bucks to the game with you, many of the players and fans go out for pizza afterwards to celebrate the final run... no matter who wins.

    If you are interested in joining the team or have any questions call Coach Dave Kennedy or Team Manager Buzz Schwerin. Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you on the field or in the stands soon!


    Health Fair - 2014

    Annual Community Health Fair
    This the Community Health and Fun Fair, sponsored by Our Savior will be on Saturday, September 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    As with other activities, volunteers are the ones who make the events possible and successful. PLEASE help if you can.

    If you cannot be there, you can still pray for helpers and visitors. You can also help before-hand by spreading the word to friends, co-workers, neighbors and others you come in contact with.

    During the event, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Get Free Health Screenings
  • Find Information about nutrition
  • Play in the Kids Area
  • Eat a Free Lunch (Registration required)
  • Win door prizes
  • And much more...

  • Volunteer forms will be available soon. You may contact the church office if you have any questions. THANK YOU for your support.


    What's Going On at OSL?
    Check the back of the Sunday bulletin each week for up-coming events.



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