Our Savior’s this week:
  • Following worship – this Sunday, January 21, grab a cup of coffee and meet in the Memorial Room to review/ask questions concerning the proposed 2018 Spending Plan and amendments to the Our Savior's Constitution. Both of these items will be on the agenda for vote at the Annual Meeting on January 28th. This Sunday is your opportunity to ask detailed questions regarding both items.
  • 2017 Annual Reports, updated Directories, and 2017 final year-end statements will be available this Sunday at the back of the sanctuary. Please contact Emily in the church office if you do not get either of these.
Upcoming Meetings/Studies/Fun: (A busy couple of weeks with lots of opportunities to be involved!)
  • Wednesday, 1/17: Bible Study, noon, J.A.M. 2.0, 6:15 pm, Confirmation, First English, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, 1/18: Love Day Ladies, 9:30 am, Council, 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, 1/21: Choir rehearsal, 9:00 am, Worship with Holy Communion, 10:00 am, Fellowship follows worship, 2018 Spending Plan and OSLC Constitution Info meeting 11:15 am (Memorial Room)
  • Monday, 1/22: Stewardship, 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 1/24: High School Youth, Schulte's, 6:15 am, Men's Square, JB's, 7:00 am, Bible Study, noon, Prayer Chain, 1:15 pm, J.A.M. 2.0, 6:15 pm, Confirmation, First English, 6:30 pm

    Scripture for Sunday, 1/22: Jonah 3:1–5, 10; Psalm 62:5–12; 1 Corinthians 7:29–31; Mark 1:14–20

    Scripture for Sunday, 1/29: Deuteronomy 18:15–20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1–13; Mark 1:21–28

    About the ELCA: To learn more about the ELCA as a denomination and people of faith, this comes from the article "Form a Faithful Foundation" by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni as printed in the January, 2018, issue of LivingLutheran magazine: "Whenever Lutherans gather around a baptismal font and speak these words ["Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism: to live among God's faithful people; to hear the word of God and share in the Lord's supper; to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed; to serve all people following the example of Jesus; and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?"], it's a reminder that "from the moment we are born, we are part of God's family and community, called to reflect the love of God in the world," said Amy Santoriello, a deacon and director of faith formation and outreach at Zion Lutheran Church, Penn Hills, Pa."

    Prayer for the week: Almighty God, as you call us to come and follow, give us courage to say yes! Amen.

    Prayer requests for Pastor Anna. If there is a request you would like Pastor Anna to include in her personal daily prayers, please call 836–7464 or send an email to pastor@oslcgreatfalls.org