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Pastor's Monthly Letter

Pastor Randy Schultz

The Year of Luke

Luke was a scholar. He used his skills as a physician when he wrote Luke and Acts. But Luke also had a pastoral heart. He began his Gospel with prayer and he ended it with prayer. As you read and re-read Luke year this year, notice the place of prayer in it. Luke is also a Gospel of Worship. It begins and ends with worship and praise.
 



Dear Members and Friends of Our Savior,

Christ is Born! Our staff, Pastor Randy, Many and Jan wish Greetings and God's Richest Blessings for you in the New Year!

Messages to consider...



"If we all use the same Bible, why are there so many different denominations? What makes the Lutheran Church different than my other Church? What about evolution? Isn't it a proven scientific fact? What can we know about the end of time? What about life issues: Infant Baptism, Divorce, Homosexuality, Abortion? Does God still speak to us today? Is His Word reliable? Is it relevant for the 21st century?"

If these are questions that you have asked, then mark your calendar for our next Fit For Life in Christ session.

Next class starts: January 10th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Fit For Life in Christ is a 10 to 12 week course that presents the Word of God in exciting and meaningful ways. It is a course for those who are interested in membership in our church, or for anyone who wants to know what it really means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

You owe it to yourself and your life with God to register and bring a friend to this enlightening, faith-building opportunity!

Call the church office to register or for more information.


See you in church and at the Bible class!

Pastor Randy Schultz

Pastor Randy Schultz

P.S. Bring a friend.


Meditating on God's Word

Guidelines for Meditating on The Word:

Choose an appropriate time and place to meditate in which there will be complete quiet. Pray to the Holy Spirit that He would enable you to understand what you read from the Bible. Read through the given passage of Scripture 3 times in one setting.

Spend at least 10 minutes pondering what you read, then answer the following questions about the passage:

♥   What do I learn about Jesus?  
♥   What does God want me to believe or do?  

Write down your thoughts so that you do not forget them and can ponder them at a later time.

Pray to God about the content of the passage.

Each day of the week, meditate on a phrase or sentence from the given passage. If possible memorize it.

    Here are the suggested readings to start with in 2016:

    ♥   Jan 3-9, Luke 2:40-52  
    ♥   Jan 10-16, Luke 3:15-22  
    ♥   Jan 17-23, Mark 1:4-11  
    ♥   Jan 18-24, Mark 8:27-35 and 36:9-1  
    ♥   Jan 25-31, Mark 1:14-20 or 8:27-35  
    ♥   Feb 1-7, Mark 1:21-28  
    ♥   Feb 8-14, Mark 1:29-39  
    ♥   Feb 15-21, Mark 1:40-45  
    ♥   Feb 22-28, TBA  

Who is Jesus


Who is Jesus?


Read The Bible
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  • Connect to Christ: experience MORE

    If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. (Philippians 2:1-2)

    These words recorded by St. Paul summarize and empower the theme of our spiritual growth and faith renewal effort now known as Connect to Christ: experience MORE.

    At our Leadership Retreat, each director prayerfully shared his/her goal(s) for this campaign. Two themes were repeated and amplified around the table: “more” of the good things (i.e. God things) going on at Our Savior Lutheran; and “unity” of people and purpose.

    Truly, we are blessed by knowing Christ and being united (connected) to Him. St. Paul names some of these blessings in the Scripture above: encouragement, comfort, fellowship, tenderness, compassion. Connected to Christ, we experience these blessings and MORE. Look around our website and check out what MORE Christ has to give.

    Spiritual renewal is the work of the Holy Spirit who connects us to Christ and thereby restores the joy of salvation (Psalm 51:12).

    Because we are “united with Christ,” we also have a connection to each other in Christ. St. Paul records that as we are “like-minded” in Christ and as we show the “same love” as Christ, and we function as “one spirit and purpose,” then our joy is made complete.

    May the Holy Spirit restore and complete our joy as we worship, serve, and grow together at Our Savior Lutheran. Let’s Connect to Christ: Experience MORE!

    Altar Flowers

    Altar Flowers are placed to the glory of God for the beautification of our altar in thanksgiving for all His wonderful blessings on our congregation.

    A flower chart is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up now to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion or blessing to honor the memory of a loved one.

    The cost for Alter Flowers is $40 for both vases, or $20 for just one vase.

    Please sign the chart for the Sunday you wish and fill out the Altar Flowers Information Sheet beside the flower chart. Prior to the Sunday designated, a copy will be mailed to you to assure that the correct information is placed in the bulletin.

    Please use the special envelope that will be included with the information sheet and place it in the collection plate or turn it in to the church office.Make checks payable to Our Savior Lutheran Church.