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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26

THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY- Beginning Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10AM and for the duration of the year, Pastor Mark will be teaching the class. The subject is the book of Ruth. Here is your opportunity to find out everything you wanted to know about Ruth, but were afraid to ask. The class has been meeting at OSLC in the conference room. Come, bring your Bibles, be enlightened, and enjoy some wonderful Christian fellowship!

Wednesday Night – “A Life Worth Leading”

Please join us for the last session of our Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6:30 at the

church. It is following the book “A Life Worth Leading”. The study is excellent, we’d like to invite all of our members to attend. Initially we focused this study on young adults but it has evolved into a “cross-generational” event. Please come and join us. A light supper is provided.

Welcome to Our Saviour’s – December 3

We will be offering a “Welcome to Our Saviour’s” session on Sunday, December 3 at 11:15. We will meet in the fellowship hall right after the worship service. Lunch will be provided and we will go over Lutheran history, Lutheran understandings, and an overview of activities at OSLC. The session will be informal with lots of time for questions and interaction.

This session is for people who are new to OSLC, and for long-time members who would like a refresher.

Discipleship Opportunities

We have two “discipleship opportunities” to keep in front of you this fall, both of which we talked about in worship the last few weeks. First, On Sunday mornings, when you come into the worship space and sit down, please take a few moments and pray. Pray for our service, pray for those leading worship, pray for God to fill us with His Spirit. Take a few seconds, or a few minutes, whatever works for you. Let’s intentionally have all of our members supporting our worship with prayer! THANK YOU.

Second, we want all of our members to have a Bible and a good study bible. There is a table in the church gathering space; on it are bibles, study bibles, and brochures to help with Bible study. If you don’t have one of these, please take one! We want all of our members reading the Word of God.

Survey

We have put together a survey which addresses a number of different areas of our life together. Our council would like the congregation’s input and insights. Please fill out the survey and return it in the box in the church entryway. There are additional survey’s available in the church office for those who can’t be here today.

High School Youth

Our High School youth are meeting on Sundays at 11:00, right after worship. Please come for the Sunday school, share in worship, and then stay for lunch and the youth meeting! Please call Brian Eng for more details!

Our Annual Children’s Christmas Tree Excursion

Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. for our Children’s Sunday School’s annual Christmas breakfast and excursion to the Pine Tree CHRISTmas tree farm. We will have breakfast, a quick craft and then on to the tree farm to cut down a Christmas Tree for the Sunday school wing.

Wednesday Night Advent Activities – December 6, 13, and 20

During Advent we add special activities on Wednesday evenings. The first Wednesday in Advent will be Dec. 6. Please come, these are always special times!

6:00 – 6:45 – Soup and salad supper in fellowship hall

6:30 – Prayer time in the sanctuary

7:00 – Advent worship – The focus of these services will be on healing – in our lives, our congregation, our world.

Advent Devotionals

We will again have Advent devotionals from the NALC available for all of our members. There will be printed copies in the church narthex next week for you to pick up. And we are going high tech this year. Here are some ways to receive them electronically:

Waiting for the Lord: An Advent Walk through the Psalms

The 2017 Advent Devotional is available for your smartphone or tablet by downloading the free NALC Walk of Faith app from the App Store or Google Play.

You also may sign up to receive the Advent devotional material as a daily text or email message.

To receive a daily Advent devotional textmessage, text @nalcadvent to 614-682-8693.

To receive a daily Advent devotional emailmessage, go to remind.com/join/nalcadvent and enter your name and email address where indicated.

Sunday School Schedule and Activities

Today, no classes because of the Holiday weekend

Saturday, Dec. 2 - 9:00 Christmas Tree Excursion

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Regular Class Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 10- Regular classes schedule

Primetimers—Save the Date

Christmas will be here before we Know it! Start looking for your favorite cookie recipe and mark your calendars for December 14, 2017 at noon for Primetimer’s annual cookie exchange. We will have a pot luck lunch of chile, veggie trays, and fruit trays. A sign up sheet was circulated at our November meeting for you to sign up for your choice of what to bring! For those who did not sign up, whatever we need more of for lunch will be listed in the reminder which will be sent out closer to the date of our get together.

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