Confirmation Information

Confirmation News: All families are invited to attend Family Faith Formation:                               Sunday April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary  or watch on live stream

3rd grade  –   If you have not picked up your Bible yet you may arrange to pick it up at the office

4th grade  –   If you still haven’t received your Bible please call the office and arrange to pick it up.    

5th grade  –   Best Wishes to those that received Communion instruction during March and will receive their First Communion on Maundy Thursday.  Worship service is at 6:30 .m. Thursday, April 14th.

6th grade –       Thank you for acolyting and please keep up the good work

7th-9th grades – Thank you for your help and participation at Lenten services.
Keep up taking sermon notes and doing community service.  The White Elephant Sale is a great opportunity to serve the community.      

10th grade – Reminder:  Thursday, April 7th at 6 p.m. is an important meeting for you, your parents and your chosen mentor.  Now is a perfect time to catch up on sermon notes and provide service to others.  White Elephant Sale week is a great time to serve others.

OSLCW Update – April 2022

OSLCW — A bit of housekeeping now that we are open and using the kitchen and fellowship hall.  Please, as scout mottos say, leave it cleaner than you found it.  Wipe down all tables and counters.  If you took something out of a cupboard please put it back.  Do not leave any leftovers in the refrigerators.  Coffee pots need to be put away and not left draining.  If you need a broom and dustpan they are in janitor closet in hallway to bathrooms.  If you are with a group of youth, mom/dads please check to make sure all is clean as Pastor Kevin may not have time to do it all. Thank you for your help.

Around mid-April look for a sign-up sheet both in back of church and fellowship hall to help with pasties the first week in May. 

Thanks to Chris Magnusson 28 quilts were taken to the Lutheran World Relief warehouse in So. St. Paul this past month.  Speaking of quilts, we need lots of help tying quilts and getting some ready for the high school seniors.  We will look at doing and evening, with a pizza supper, in May.  Right now we have close to forty to tie and about 300 to put on backing and batting!  Yes, we have been truly blessed with the fabric to do this.  Each roll of batting we order is about $125.00 delivered from Oklee, MN , and gives us about 25 quilt fillers.  Basically, what we need is willing people to come and tie and sew on Tuesday mornings.  Quilts can be taken home to tie if you have room to drape a 60x80inch quilt over a table and put a tie in each square. Otherwise, we can arrange for you to use the old Boy Scout Room during week and have quilts there ready to tie with the yarn, needles and scissors handy.

Questions?  Text me at 929-1892.  Still running lots of med appointments with Os.  Os is now the proud owner of seven Synergy stents!  These were in part designed by Dan Gregorich who grew up in our congregation.  Thanks Dan. God’s blessings of a great Spring,   Sue Schock

Musical Notes

MUSICAL NOTES — It has been wonderful seeing so many of you at mid-week Lenten Services.  Preparation has so very much to do with the celebration of Easter.  I have always found the hymn “Were You There” so poignant!  It asks VERY hard questions. I remember my cousin complaining about Twins fans that weren’t ‘there’ when the team was struggling but would be the first in line for playoff tickets.  Alright, I know that it isn’t the same as the journey from Lent to Easter (maybe for a few ‘die-hards’).  Not the same thing for sure.  But at the same time, would you have been following Jesus and not turned away before things got messy?  What would your response have been if you were recognized as a ‘follower?’  The music that we select for Palm Sunday to Easter moves us from Hosannas to Passion and to the Easter Alleluia!  For Palm Sunday we sing “Sing Hosanna” to usher in Jesus.  On Good Friday the choir offers “God So Loved the World” to remind us of the greatest event of all time.  We are then ready for “Christians, Sing Joyfully” to celebrate the Resurrected Lord!  For those that are able to attend these important services, please do.  Easter will take place whether we fill our church or not.  Let’s make a priority of filling our church as in the past.  Let’s all make our faith statement by celebrating in the company of others.  The entire staff is committed to making this the best event we possibly can. Don’t come to flatter us but because you just cannot resist affirming your faith and personal journey.  Roy

Council Meeting Highlights (March 8, 2022)

  • The Council met in Room 1.
  • The General Fund as of February 28, 2022 was at ($5,969.73).
  • A discussion was held to start forming the OSLC Church Directory committee.
  • The 2020 Audit has been completed by Jill Klapatch, Greg Hoag, and Fred Fawkes with the help of Cindy Eggert.
  • Prayers and donations are the best way to support Ukraine. A list of agencies that are committed to the work and safe delivery of our financial resources can be found on the OSLC Facebook group. A letter from ELCIR and Bishop Eaton is also included on the page.
  • The Council discussed additional options on how to receive donations, specifically from the younger generation.
  • The next Council meeting is April 12th.

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