Church Music Sunday
Sunday, February 24th
Church Music Sunday will be celebrated February 24th during worship with “Behind the Cross” Praise Band, Kids Choir and Senior Choir singing some of their favorite songs.
Our Sunday morning guest will be Ron Quanbeck, Okoboji Bible Camp Director.
Registration is open…Camps for youth grades K-12th.
Go to okoboji.org or call 1-800-okoboji to check out the camp opportunities.
Every LCMC congregation, member and pastor is being invited to set aside some time each day of January 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019 for prayer.
Our attitude toward prayer has often been characterized by saying, “well, all we can do now is pray!”. Prayer is not the hopeless act of desperation. Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life. It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy. Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created…and the conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus.
Let’s come together as an association of congregations across the U.S. and around the world to pray! The church will never rise up until we first get down on our knees!
Day One: January 1st
This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships—and even the church—in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which He gives freely and with mercy.
Day Two: January 2nd
This is a day of petition. Pray for your congregation, for the pastor, for the leaders, for those who carry out ministries, for the Sunday School teachers, for the Confirmation leaders, for those leading adult Bible studies and for those leading small groups. Pray for those in hospital and nursing home ministries. Pray for all those connected to your church that they might know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ.
Day Three: January 3rd
This is a day for vision. Pray that the Holy Spirit will again move through the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for His church might be revealed and fulfilled. This is a time of prayer for renewal, revival and encouragement. Pray for God’s vision.
Mark your calendars….
Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Notice the schedule change:
9:00 a.m.—Sunday School
11:15 a.m.—Annual Meeting in the Sanctuary
The January 2019 Shepherd’s Staff Newsletter is now posted. Click here or click on Information from the menu bar above.
Please join us during the coffee hour following worship on Sunday, December 9th for a special Sunday School fundraiser. Donations will be used to purchase new Sunday School chairs. This is a Thrivent Action Team event.
Caring & Sharing Mitten/Coat/Hat/Scarf/Socks/Gloves Tree
A Christmas tree on which to place donated new or gently used gloves, coats, hats, scarves & socks will be located at the back of the sanctuary beginning December 2nd.
Items will be donated to Caring & Sharing and they in turn will distribute the items to the families they serve.
December is Caring & Sharing month at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Items needed: tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, tuna, canned fruit, canned soup, peanut butter,
macaroni & cheese, cereal.
Caring & Sharing is a non-profit, non-perishable food/clothing pantry for Audubon county residents. Questions, contact Norma at 563-4393.
WHEN: Sunday, December 16th
TIME: Before and After Worship Service
WHAT: Goodies Galore – pies, candy, homemade angel food cakes, spritz, Danish Kringla cookies, Prune Strip, Norwegian Kringla, Danish Puff, just to name a few.
WHY: To support our South Africa Mission Team traveling in January to tell the Good News of Jesus’ love, to fit eye glasses, feed the children along with sharing love and compassion.
The Preschool through 6th Grade Sunday School Christmas program will be held during
9:00 a.m. worship on
Sunday, December 16th.
A special coffee will follow worship and there will be no Sunday School that day.