Our worship schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follow:
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
*Please note that you may come indoors for both days’ services or remain outdoor (drive-in). We will continue to broadcast the service through your car radio (on the 87.9 station).
*We are set up with social distancing for indoor services.
*Please wear your mask appropriately covering the nose and chin.
*Please remain seated at all times during indoor worship.
*Please do not congregate inside before or after the services. Please socialize outside.
*We ask that the first two rows in the parking lot be left for drive-in attendees to park there.
Thank you for your cooperation to help our church family stay safe.
Please refer to our Events Calendar for dates regarding the services and other activities.
You may view our recorded sermons by clicking on YouTube above, clicking on Sermons on the Home page, or under the Media/Sermons menu.
New convenient and easy electronic giving (eGiving) tools will be updated on the website soon. Please read our detailed letter
Weekly Announcements for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost:
Services: Thursday, 11/19, and Sunday, 11/22/20
WELCOME to worship in the church of Our Saviour. We hope that you find the Sacred Spirit, feel blessed, create peace, and practice compassion through the love of God and His saving grace. We extend the hand of friendship so that we can connect with you, for you are so valuable to the Lord and very precious in His sight.
VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS . . . please introduce yourself to the Pastor and other members of the congregation and sign our Guest Book in the Narthex. We cordially invite you to worship with us on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Please see further notes in these announcements.
Hearing impaired, Hearing Aid Loop, and 87.9 FM broadcast. Ask for FM receiver, earphones, or assistance from the Service Leader.
A suggested prayer upon entering the church: Almighty God, you have blessed our soil with the sun, rain, and fertility. We give you thanks for the fertile land by which we are fed, and pray that the bounty of our land will be used to feed not just ourselves, but those who know the pain of hunger. In our Savior’s name we pray. Amen.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES—Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, we will be taking reservations for the December 24 Communion services held at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Reservations may be made November 15-December 13. Seating is limited; please make your reservations no later than
December 13. Please refer to the November or December newsletter on how to make your reservations or call the office.
THE ANGEL TREE will be set up from November 19-December 17. All gifts must be in by that date. Please take an ID tag from the tree and return it with your gift. Due to some people unable to come into the church, we are presently working on the logistics for placing the actual tree. Please refer to the November or December newsletter for further details or contact Ann Seppa.
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED November 26 and November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!
BELL CHOIR rehearsals started again. Rehearsals are at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Note: NO rehearsal on November 28 or December 26.
SUNDAY SCHOOL gathers on November 29 at 11:00 a.m.
CONFIRMATION CLASS continues on November 29 at 11:15 a.m.
BOY SCOUTS meet on November 30 at 6:30 p.m.
A CHANGE FOR TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY—All studies are cancelled for the month of December.
LYO and NG’sUs are meeting on December 3 and December 17, at 6:00 p.m.
POINSETTIA ORDERS ARE DUE on December 6. A signup sheet and payment envelopes are on the Narthex table. Thank you for making our church look festive and beautiful.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT—On December 13, Our Saviour’s children and youth will present our Christmas Pageant. This year the Christmas Story remains the same, but our presentation of that story will be very different. Due to the pandemic and the need to reach out to all in a safe way, this year’s Christmas Pageant will be an outside event. It is designed to be a drive-through service. Please see further details in the December newsletter. Children who are recording music, please email it to Janeen Oliver by December 6. The rehearsal is on December 12 at 10:00 a.m. Note: If it is bad weather on December 13, the pageant will be postponed to the following Sunday.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING is on December 14.
CHURCH OFFICE is closed on December 28.
ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Ann and Gordon Seppa in celebration of their 35th Anniversary.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
FALL AND WINTER HELP—We are in need of a few volunteers who can shovel and use the snow blower for the winter months. Our primary need would be keeping the front entrance sidewalks cleared and safe; clearing the other entrances will be done as needed. As mentioned previously, volunteering for the building maintenance work can be very rewarding and the opportunity to learn many skillful trades. Contact Ed Jarvis for more details.
IF YOU ARE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL—Please let Pastor or the church office know. Also, let the hospital know you are a member of Our Saviour.
PRAYER REQUEST—Please contact the office if you have prayer requests. Remember if you include the address of your Prayer Person, we will send them a postcard letting them know that they are in our prayers.
THIS WEEK AT LCOS
Monday, November 30 – Sunday, December 6
Monday, Nov. 30th
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
6:00 p.m. Youth Meeting
Saturday, Dec. 5th
9:30 a.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, Dec. 6th
10:00 a.m. Traditional Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:15 a.m. Confirmation Class