Next Sunday – Seminar on End of Life Decisions

This Sunday, Feb. 24, we will have a very special adult seminar during the SS hour. It will be on End of Life Decisions. The seminary will be lead by Dr. JD Brown, who is one of our members. Dr. Brown is an ordained pastor, trained at Ambridge seminary which is now our NALC seminary. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree that focuses in Bio-Medical ethics. He is an adjunct post doctoral faculty for the University of Texas Medical Branch and has taught at a variety of medical schools. He is going to lead a seminar next Sunday in End of Life Decisions. You will examine the rationales, values, questions, theological issues in facing end of life decisions. It is going to be most insightful and helpful. And if you know JD it is going to be most fascinating. It will be at 9:00a.m. in the fellowship hall. Please plan to come. Do invite others, this is going to be very special.

Garage Sale at OSLC - March 2

There will be a garage sale at the church on Saturday, March 2. The proceeds from the sale will be split between the confirmation students for their trip to Galveston this spring and a yet to be determined need in the church for our social ministry program.

Donations Wanted

Please bring items that you would like to donate to the church. Let us know of items of higher value and we will put them in a secure spot and list them separately for the sale or online. You can use this as an opportunity to start your spring cleaning early!
Thank you for your support and help.

If you have any questions, please call Karen Braaten at 903-316-1592 or the church office, 903-561-1865.


Lent Begins – March 6

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6, which is Ash Wednesday. We offer special Wednesday evening activities during the Lenten season. Here is our Wednesday schedule:

6:00 p.m. - Soup Supper – We share a simple meal of soup and salad. Please come for a time of fellowship and food. Also, please sign up to help with a supper!

6:30 p.m.- Congregational Prayer Time - Please mark this Lenten season by joining with others in prayer for our congregation.

7:00 p.m. - Lenten Worship - Our worship this year will be a bit different. We will begin with a Bible Study lead by Pastor Mark on the Gospel of John’s account of the Passion and execution of Jesus. We will conclude with a simple Lenten service with confession of sin, prayers and liturgy.


PATH Canned Soup Drive

In February, we support the PATH Soup and Canned Food Drive. Please help by bringing soup and canned food to church this month. Contributions may be placed on the designated table in the Narthex.



Discounted Registration for Lutherhill ends March 5

There is a discounted registration fee for campers at Lutherhill that ends on March 5. You can register your children after that, but the cost goes up $50. We try to register our students before the deadline to save money.

If you know your child is going to camp, please let pastor Mark know by March 3 so that he can get them registered under the discounted rate! Thank you!



Did you Know??

Often our senior citizens need a little temporary help paying for their medications or medical devices. Did you know that Our Saviour’s has a fund that is designed to aid our senior citizens in need?

Traditionally in the Lutheran Church, the congregation financially assists our members who are called to ministry and attend the Lutheran seminaries. Did you know that Our Saviour’s has a special seminary fund that provides tuition and travel subsidies for our seminary students?

If you would like to contribute to these funds, please write “Seniors” or “Seminary” on your check or envelope. If you have questions on any of our special funds, please contact Pastor Mark or any church council member.


January February NALC Newsletter Available Now

Bishop addresses sexual immorality
and abortion at NALC Life Conference

Leaders of the North American Lutheran Church and members of NALC congregations joined hundreds of thousands of marchers in the 2019 March for Life Friday, Jan. 18, in Washington, D.C. These marchers posed for this group photo prior to the march.

Click on the image to download the NALC Newsletter.



High School Youth Meetings

Our High School Youth meet every Sunday after worship for lunch, activities, and a bible study. Please come and join us.



Thursday Bible Study

We meet every Thursday at 10:00 AM. We are currently studying Genesis. We cover a new topic every week, so you can join at anytime. We have study material available and we would love to see some new faces! Come and study the Word of God with us!

If you have any questions about our current study or future studies, please con-tact Chris Burris at 303-668-6643 or



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