Mark your calendars for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church annual Oktoberfest on October 26, 2019, from 3:00-8:00 PM. We will be serving a meal of Brats, Sauerkraut, and German Potato Salad. We will be serving Hot Dogs and chips for the kids. The meal will come with a drink of your choice of water or soda. The meal is provided for free, but we will be taking donations. We will also be serving an assortment of beer for a donation. All adults who would like a beer must bring an ID and get a stamped.
We are going to have a lot of activities for adults and children. We will have a DJ that will play music and the Polka dancers will perform. If you are interested in learning how to Polka Dance we will be having lessons on Monday nights at 6:00 PM. There will also be bounce houses, cake walk, Wiener dog races, costume contests, bingo, face painting, and pony rides. We will also have vendors that will be selling a variety of items. This is a fun event for members, family, and friends. If you would like to volunteer please sign up at the table in the Narthex. We are also asking the congregation to bring water, Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite/7UP, Diet Coke and assorted chips. Please place items on the table near the kitchen. We are looking forward to a fun night of fellowship.
Betty Johnson recently had a birthday and decided that for her birthday she would like to organize a donation of eye glasses for those in need. She is now collecting used eye glasses. The eye glasses will be donated to http://www.sight.org/ Please help her out. If you have some old glasses you would like to recycle please bring them to church and give them to Betty. Thank you for your help and Happy Birthday Betty!
Our Oktoberfest celebration is a perfect opportunity to invite people here. Family, friends, be sure to invite. Who are you going to invite for Oktoberfest?
We are studying “The Gospel According to Mark” and we study new chapters every week. Everyone is welcome! Bring your Bible and join us on Thursday mornings at 10:00!
Contact Chris Burris for more information.
We thought we should share a financial update with the congregation for the year. As of the end of September we are right on track for our budget. Our income through September has been $202,446. Year to date expenses through September have been $201,823. That puts us in the black by $642. We are just about exactly on target for where we want to be this time of year. The challenge now is to keep up the good giving so that we finish the year strong. Thank you for your faithful support!
Just one reminder for this year, one of the areas that we raised in the budget for 2019 is our benevolence giving. A few years ago we set a congregational goal of raising our benevolence to 10% of our budget. (We thought that given we ask our members to tithe, we as a congregation should do that same.) In order to do this we have been raising our benevolence giving 1% each year. We have done that for a number of years, we are now up to 8% of our budget going to benevolence. We are intent on getting to 10%. We are excited and proud of this goal and excited that we are faithfully working our way toward it. Please keep up your faithful giving and stewardship, as our Lord leads us onward!
Our High School youth are meeting on Sundays at 11:15, right after worship. Please come for the Sunday School, share in worship, and then stay for lunch and the youth meeting! Please call Bailey Tidmore or Courtney Hendriksen for more details!
This Sunday, Oct. 29, we will celebrate the confirmation of 3 of jour young people. They are Makenzie LeRoy, Addie Sartor, and Ben Snyder. Be sure to come and share in this important milestone!