Midweek Advent Schedule

Wednesday Evenings: December 1, 8, and 15

  • Vespers (Healing Service) 5:30 in the Sanctuary
  • Soup Supper 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall
  • Holden Village Prayer Service 6:30 in the Sanctuary


October-November Headlines

  • 2022 NALC Pastors’ Conference is Feb. 15-17 in Orlando, Florida.
  • NALC Executive Council works on Texas office plans, approves ordination under special circumstances plan.
  • NALC deans meet in Texas.
  • Christ the King — Message from Bishop Selbo.
  • NALC leaders and scholars meet with leaders and scholars from Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church-Canada.
  • Refresh, re-energize, renew — Now scheduling 2022 “Fresh Eyes for Mission Summits” — Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • Does your church council have a covenant of conduct? — From the General Secretary Pastor Amy Little.
  • Please mail end of year gifts early this year.
  • Flooding damages Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, eight people die at seminary.
  • Youth and family ministry.
  • St. Paul Lutheran Seminary journal.
  • NALS is seeking a director of vocational discernment.

Read more at https://www.thenalc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NALC-November-2021-5.pdf


Letter from Chris Miller & Sarah Ruck

Dear Saints of OSLC,

Almost 100 boxes are on the way to excite and bless precious children in remote areas of the world. Your kindness and generosity will make a difference. God bless you, and Merry Christmas!

Chris and Sarah



Christmas Tree Excursion

There will be a Christmas Tree Excursion, December 4th, 9:00 - 12:30. We will drive the Sunday School kids (pre school and up) to Plantation Pines. There, we will choose a tree for the Sunday School wing. We will return to church, decorate the tree, do a craft and eat lunch.

Any questions, Call Carmen Nazario 972-533-9935 or Jana Coke 903-521-6666



NALC Advent Devotional 2021

The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) presents, Come!, an Advent devotional booklet for 2021 written by the executive staff. This year's devotional is based on the two-year daily lectionary provided in the North American Church's Devoted to Prayer daily prayer and reading guide, which is also an adapted version of the daily lectionary in the Lutheran Book of Worship, Year II. We pray the Scriptures, reflections and prayers in this devotional will deepen the Advent journey.

There are several ways to access the 2021 Advent devotional: download a copy or receive daily messages.

Read more at https://www.thenalc.org/advent-devotional-2021/

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Men's Fellowship Night

There will be a gathering of OSLC men on Saturday, Dec 11, starting at 5:30 pm. The theme is a bourbon tasting. The bourbon will be provided by Alan Cumming, as well as, plenty of food will be provided by Blaine Davis. The event will be held at 704 S Chilton Ave, Tyler TX 75701. Please let Alan know if you will be attending at alanc7@gmail.com


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