STOP THE BLEED!

STOP THE BLEED! The American College of Surgeons has trained over one million people world wide to stop bleeding in a severely injured person. This course empowers you to make a life and death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. Sign up NOW by sending an email to kpontious1494@gmail.com. Course will be presented by CTMF ER staff Friday March 20 @ 1-2:30 pm at OSLC. No medical experience necessary. Go to http://Stopthebleed.org for more information. We need an attendance count by March 1 please.

  

 

Living Out Matthew 25 – Time for Returns

For our stewardship focus this winter we are “living out” Jesus’ parable in Mathew 25:14-30. Last month we gave out various amounts of money. We have asked you to use the money for a month. It has been great fun to see some of what you have done.

It is now time to return your accounts of what you have done with the funds. We are excited to hear your stories! Thank you for all you are doing

  

 

Ash Wednesday – Feb. 26

February 26 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. We will have worship at 7:00 p.m.

 

  

Midweek Lenten Activities

We offer special Wednesday evening activities during the Lenten season. We will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. 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 - We will begin on Ash Wednesday with a traditional Ash Wednesday service, including the imposition of ashes, confession of sin, and communion. On the following weeks we will begin with a study of the Small Catechism, then conclude with a simple Lenten service of confession of sin, prayers, and liturgy.

  


Adult Sunday School

Here is our upcoming schedule for our adult Sunday School class:

  • We are now studying the book of Ruth
  • When we finish our study of Ruth, we will follow with some “topical” classes. Each week we will look at some different topics in the faith. Please share your suggestions for topics we could explore. Right now we have two – “Why do Lutherans Baptize Infants?” and “Where did the Bible come from – a look at how the Scriptures Developed”.

 

 

Congregation-Wide Garage Sale this Spring – March 7

We are planning to do another congregation-wide garage sale this spring, on Saturday March 7. We are sharing this news with you early so you can start setting aside items to donate for the sale. As you do your winter leaning and find items you would like to move on, please donate them to the church and we will again have a huge garage sale. These have been most successful and fun in the past.

All proceeds from the sale will be used for our fund which provides financial support for our senior members and other members in need. Come share in the garage sale and also help to minister to our members!

 

 

Sunday School Spring Break – Sunday March 8

Sunday, March 8 will be our spring break in Sunday School. Classes will not meet on that day but will resume on Sunday, March 15.

  


Service of Renewal of Baptism


On Sunday morning, March 1, we have a special service planned. The worship service will focus around a Renewal of Baptism. This is a most appropriate service for the Lenten Season, and a very special time of worship!

  


Collecting Clothing for India

Glory Gopinath is one of our members. She is originally from India. Her home area has a great deal of poverty. Glory is starting a project to send clothing to her home area. She will be leading a collection here at OSLC. We will collect gently used men’s and children’s clothing and then ship them to India. Please bring your donation to the church.

  


Path Soup Drive

Each Sunday in February, we are collecting soup for PATH. Please bring cans of soup and place on the table in the Narthex.

  

  

Dates for Day Camp/Vacation Bible School

Our annual day camp with Lutherhill will be June 22-26. Our Day Camp is for children age 3 through the 6th grade.

 


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