2600 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville SC
Phone: 864.244.2836

MAY 2019


is celebrated every week at the

8:30 and 11:00 worship services. 
We invite all to commune who are baptized into Christ and wish to share in his death and resurrection by receiving the thanksgiving bread and cup.  Any may come forward for a blessing.  Grape juice and gluten-free wafers are available.


We offer a professionally staffed nursery every Sunday morning from 9:45 until noon.  We welcome children to our worship services, if you choose not to use the nursery.  Children’s bulletins are available from the ushers.  Help your child use it and become involved in the service.



The People of LCOS


Interim Pastor:

The Rev. Bruce Booher


Director of Music:

Robert Chesebro

Organist:  Marlon Scott

Secretary:  Debbie Rheaume

Nursery Attendant: Terri Vanselow


Council Chair:  Lisa Fuller


ELCA Mission Developer:

The Rev. Alejandro Mejia

Spanish Worship Music Leader:  Andy Welchel




to all our wonderful volunteers!!!




2019 Council Members (term expires):

Lisa Fuller (2019)

Kathy Honeycutt (2019)

Perry McKain (2019)

Tammy Pursley (2019)

Youth: Mattison Scott (2019)

Mary Rose (2020)

Todd Scott (2020)

Chris Strom (2020)

Ali Eastham (2021)

Diane Harrison (2021)

Sandra Massey (2021)

Diana Riskevics (2021)

Marlon Scott (2021)


Treasurer:                 Laurette Saffy


Financial Secretary:    Chris Strom


Council Secretary:  Clint Eastham 


Acolyte Coordinator:     Lisa Fuller


Altar Guild Coordinator:

Dru Yount


Counter Coordinator: Elaine Bruce


Jubilate Handbells:  Donna Kinsler


Lay Assistant Coordinator:

Gayle Chesebro


  8:30 Ushers:              Sheri DeMars

11:00 Ushers:             Perry McKain

11:00 Greeters:        Mattison Scott

SCS:                      (to be determined)





MAY 2019 


  8:30         Sheri DeMars (Lead Usher)


11:00              Denise & Perry McKain

                                      Paul Anderson





  5                 Marilyn & Lynn Gerhart

12  Diane Harrison & Fran Mathewes

19                               Ramona Hopper

26                                   Mary Johnson


If you are interested in being a Greeter, contact Mattison Scott.





  5                                       Chris Strom

12                                       Chris Strom

19                                   Connie Gawne

26                                    Sonny Patrick



  5                                          Lisa Fuller

12                                         Ken Heckel

19                                      Harry Moose

26                                       Ali Eastham




11:00              to be determined




  5                            Marlene Ridgeway

12                        Jean & Gene Bratton

19                                   Kendig Family

26                       Suzanne & Ebb Culp




  5                 Ramona & Mike Hopper

12                         Joyce & Gene Helms

19                                     Chris Schultz

26                       Suzanne & Ebb Culp


ALTAR GUILD     Dru Yount, Chair

Elayne Finkelstein

Judy Madaus

Liv Osby

Mary Rose



  5                                  Elaine Bruce
                                         Todd Scott

12                 Robbie & Tom Rohrer
                                   Mary Johnson

19                         Mary Ann Sahms
                                 Tammy Pursley

26                  Judy & Mike Madaus
                    Lory & Bob Thompson



  6 Connie Gawne, Rhonda Hunter

  7           Fran Mathewes, Doug Bell

  9                 Harriette & Lee Smyre

                             Elayne Finkelstein

21                                 Susan Powell

22   Kay Carlson, Brenda Rutledge

                   Roberta & Dave Cathell




  2                                    Sue Seamon,

                     Beth Linn, Ben Hubbard

  7                          Elayne Finkelstein,

                     Chris Schultz, Tom Wise

  9                         Connie Woyciesjes,

              Denise Porter, Ben Hubbard

14                             Roberta Cathell,

                  Connie Gawne, Tom Wise

16                          Paula Mackintosh,

          Nancy Riskevics, Ben Hubbard

21                         Connie Woyciesjes,

                  Connie Gawne, Tom Wise

23                                    Sue Seamon,

            Denise Porter, Chris Barnoski

28                          Elayne Finkelstein,

                     Chris Schultz, Tom Wise

30                          Paula Mackintosh,

        Nancy Riskevics, Chris Barnoski

John Fuller as available

MAY 2019



The Reverend Bruce Booher (Pastor Bruce) is our interim pastor.  If you need pastoral care, please call Pastor Bruce at
864/482-8425 (Seneca, SC).



As we begin the month of May, the church’s season of Easter continues. Easter is too important to limit to one Sunday. Just as there are 12 days of Christmas, the Easter season has seven Sundays – a week of Sundays. But beyond that, every Sunday service is a “small” celebration of Easter.  The early church was made up of Jewish men and women, for whom worship on the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week – Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) was deeply engrained. But they understood that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, on the first day of the week, marked the beginning of a whole new creation. Therefore, they made Sunday morning the primary time for weekly worship. Every Sunday, when we gather to worship, we are remembering and celebrating Jesus’ resurrection from death to new life.


On Saturday, May 4 we will have many volunteers from the community here at LCOS for Hands On Greenville (HOG Day). We need volunteers from LCOS to guide the community volunteers and help with tasks. We also need donations of snacks and beverages for the volunteers.


The 15th Annual Reedy River Duck Derby will also be held on May 4. I hope you bought one or more ducks to help support Our Saviour Lutheran School.


On May 12 we will celebrate Mother’s Day, remembering and honoring all the mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers present with us that day, as well as our own mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and all those women who have been like mothers to us. We will have a special gift for those we are honoring that day.


We will celebrate Church Music Sunday on May 19. We truly have an outstanding music program here at LCOS. Come join us for this special celebration and express your appreciation to all those who use their musical talent to enrich and enhance our worship here at LCOS. Special thanks go to Bob Chesebro, Donna Kinsler and Marlon Scott for their leadership of our music program.


The South Carolina Synod Assembly will be held in Spartanburg, May 30–June 1. Please keep the Assembly and our congregation’s voting members of the Assembly in your prayers.


Please mark your calendars for June 10-14. These are the dates that Lutheroad VBS will be here at LCOS. This Christian Day Camp is for youth who have completed K5 through 5th grade. Please let family, friends, neighbors and co-workers know about this wonderful program. We would love to have lots of youth from the community come out for this ministry! Registration forms are available in the Narthex.

Pastor Bruce

Church Council minutes – April 14, 2019

Attending: Tammy Pursley, Todd Scott, Lisa Fuller, Perry McKain, Clint Eastham, Mary Rose, Diana Riskevics, Chris Strom, Mattison Scott, Diane Harrison, Marlon Scott, Sandra Massey, Pastor Bruce Booher


Absent: Laurette Saffy, Ali Eastham, Kathy Honeycutt


March 2019 minutes were approved via email vote.


Architecture detailed bathroom drawings for $5000 was approved by email vote.


March 2019 annual congregation meeting minutes were approved by email vote.


March 2019 Treasurer Report was approved by Council.


Offerings for the month of March were $9,374 UNDER budget and results in a positive balance of $53,443 in the General Operating Fund. Receipts for Facilities Support were $787 over budget for the month. Investment account gained $104,514 in value for the first quarter of 2019. Treasurer reconciliation for Day School contributions was completed in March financials. 


Old Business:

  • Audit for 2018 was completed April 2, 2019. All controls are working well.
  • The Church Windows upgrade is pending. 
  • The Call process is continuing and the Committee is interviewing candidates.
  • OSCM guidelines have been established. Pantry needs more room with the potential need for a new building. OSCM will define their needs and funding options (grants). The overall financials are good and advertising is increasing. 
  • Building Maintenance List:  In progress: toilets in lower bathroom, playground cleanup, kitchen sink, power to new building, content transfer to new building, removal of old building.   
  • Columbarium granite face evaluations for stains will take place in the near future for possible solutions.  
  • Bus A/C repair is in progress. Future decisions are pending Council.
  • Building Initiative: Detailed drawings are in progress from the architecture firm. Todd Scott and the architects (LS3P) have several contractors that will be interviewed for contract bids for the upper bathroom renovations. Council will propose the renovation of the upper bathrooms only and retain the current nursery & Food Pantry work rooms. Fellowship Hall door replacements will be included. The work would take place between May 24 and Sept 2. The final proposal will be provided to DSS, Council and congregation for approval.
  • Music position descriptions are in place. 
  • Duck Derby (May 5) website (www.duckrace.com/greenville) is active and open for contributions for LCOS. Paper forms are available in the narthex. Buy Ducks!! 
  • Personnel Committee nominates Bill Kendig (through 12/31/2020) and Harry Moose (through 12/31/2021). One more lay member for 12/31/2022 is pending. Nomination was approved by Council. Thank you Bill & Harry!
  • Pipe Organ initiative is well underway with significant financial support through three weeks of campaign. $30,546 has been received and over $35,000 has been pledged.
  • Motion to replace “Other” on giving envelope with “Organ Fund” was approved.
  • List of keys supported by pledges will be sent to Chris Strom for the marketing display in Narthex.
  • Letter of thanks to donors of the organ initiative will be created by Lisa Fuller.
  • Pledge form will be inserted in Easter bulletins.
  • Support Board will work with Worship Board for possible contractor. Ben Hubbard has volunteered to build the rolling platform. Thank you Ben!
  • Contract has been signed based upon congregation vote to move forward. $76,955 is due with contract signing. It will take 120 days to build the organ. $61,564 is due at installation and $15,391 due 14 days following.
  • Motion to purchase organ based on current giving, current pledges and faith assumption that congregation will support and repay within 5 years was approved.
  • Motion for Council Chair, Treasurer, and Ministry Development to review bank balance to determine transfer amount from investment account to checking account to maintain reasonable cash balance once the organ check is written was approved.
    • Church communications team has ended with positive feedback on new communications approach.
    • Dates for events :
    • HOG Day is May 4
    • Habitat temple talk will be May 5
    • Habitat lunch support is May 31
    • Graduation Breakfast is June 2
    • Pig Pickin is Sept 15
    • Trunk or Treat is Oct 26
    • Thanksgiving Feast is Nov 24
      • Safety email resulted in one member wanting to join the team

New Business:

  • SC Synod Assembly will be May 30 through June 1 in Spartanburg. Participants will include Pastor Bruce and Ken Heckel. LCOS can have four voting members with one young adult. Ali Eastham and Mattison Scott were asked and are unavailable.
  • Motion to reserve a hotel room for Synod Assembly for Pastor Bruce was approved.
  • Birthday & Anniversary cards will need a new support volunteer. Mattison Scott has the action item to find a volunteer.
  • Lay Assistant & Acolyte robes are now supported by Denise McKain. Thank you Denise!
  • Lay Assistant scheduling is now supported by Gayle Chesebro. Thank you Gayle!
  • Our lower parking lot is being used by our neighbors and interferes with Pantry distribution on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Motion was approved to have Clint talk to the neighbor regarding moving on these days.
  • 2019 Checklist was sent to Council and reviewed by members. We are in compliance.  
  • Motion for Ministry Development to review the Constitution for the definition of inactive members was approved.
  • Approval to remove Sandy & Tom Wise from the membership roll for personal reasons was by majority vote.
  • Approval to make Karen & Jaime Fivecoat inactive members was by majority vote.
  • Approval to make Jody Christian an inactive member due to relocation was approved.
  • Letter of transfer for Pat George to St. Michael’s was approved.
  • Computer monitors from After School Program will be offered to Laura for their new location. Lisa has the assignment to contact Laura.
  • A Safety meeting for business, home & church focused on weather & fire emergencies was attended by 6 members.
  • Motion for a committee to be established under Support Board to define guidelines for emergency situations was approved.
  • Ali Eastham has been selected to participate in YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission). She has been assigned to Central Europe and will leave in August for this one year mission experience.
  • Pastor presented his report. A hotel before the Easter sunrise service was approved. Mattison Scott has applied for Bishop School ($150 support from LCOS if she is selected). Pastor Bruce will be on vacation April 23 through May 4 for continuing education.

Respectfully Submitted,

Clint Eastham

Council Secretary




Annual Meeting minutes – March 24, 2019

Meeting was opened by Council Chair Lisa Fuller at 11:08 a.m.

A quorum was established.

The 2018 Annual Report was approved.

The Nominating Committee was approved (Perry McKain, Tammy Pursley, Denise McKain and Dru Yount).

The organ proposal was presented and amended to place the new organ downstairs. The proposal was approved as amended to allow Council to move forward with the initiative.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45.


The LCOS Nominating Committee is comprised of at least two members who are rotating off Council (Tammy Pursley & Perry McKain) and at least two members from the congregation (Dru Yount & Denise McKain). These were approved at the annual spring congregational meeting on March 24. The Nominating Committee will be asking members to have their name placed on the ballot to be elected by the congregation at the annual fall meeting.

Five members of Council are coming to the end of their 3-year term at the end of 2019.  These members are:

• Lisa Fuller (chair)

• Kathy Honeycutt

• Tammy Pursley

• Perry McKain

• Mattison Scott, Youth Representative

If you are interested in having your name placed on the fall ballot for consideration to serve on Council, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee:

• Tammy Pursley – tsp9598@yahoo.com OR 608-1675

• Perry McKain – perrymck@bellsouth.net  OR 322-3880

• Dru Yount – dcyount@bellsouth.net OR 879-4598

• Denise McKain – neesiem@bellsouth.net OR 322-3880



Organ Project Update

Council approved and signed the contract for the new organ during the April Council meeting.  Work has begun on assembling the organ.  We expect to have the new organ installed by November, in time for our Advent/Christmas season.

Master carpenter and LCOS member Ben Hubbard has offered to help LCOS with the sanctuary modifications needed to provide space for the organ.  The plan has the organ sitting on a rolling platform (which Ben will build) in the space currently occupied by two pews and the modesty rail at the front of the sanctuary by the lectern.  The rail and two pews will be trimmed to half their current size and refinished.  The organ will fit neatly into that new space while still allowing space for Jubilate Handbells to perform and for foot traffic in the current aisle along the wall.

A cable will connect the organ to the 10 speakers, which will be placed in the loft at the back of the sanctuary.  The cable will be placed behind a nearby pillar and run along the ceiling back to the loft.  A dedicated power source will also be created for the organ and its two amplifiers.

The organ's outside wood finish will be a dark oak, similar to the pews, while the finish behind the stops and keyboards will be a medium oak finish.  The bench will also be a dark finish.

Watch for the sanctuary work to begin soon.

We have received cash and commitments for more than $60,000.  Our goal is $161,000, which includes $154,000 for the organ itself and up to $7,000 for modifications to the sanctuary.  On top of that is 3% interest that we will charge ourselves for paying the money up front rather than waiting for all the commitments to be in place.  The chart in the narthex is being updated weekly to keep members aware of the progress toward our goal.  Blank pledge cards for the organ fund are also in the narthex

For questions on the organ project, contact Marlon Scott or Chris Strom, Worship Board co-chairs.


Treasurer’s Report


Memo To:      LCOS Council             Date: April 5, 2019

From:             Laurette Saffy

Subject:          March, 2019 Financial Reports


  • Offerings were $9,374 under budget for the month.  Receipts for Facilities Support were $787 over budget for the month.  We had an unrealized gain that was booked in our investment account of $104,514 that mostly made up for the loss that was booked in December.
  • The General Operating Fund has a positive balance of $53,443. 
  • Giving for OSCM Pantry and World Hunger combined was $2,046.
  • Other non-budgeted receipts included $23,040 for the New Organ, $5,712 of Reimbursed Expenses (most of this insurance reimbursement), $750 for Family Beach Trip, $274 for Day School scholarships and $697 for Building Initiative.
  • The BB&T Checking Account has been reconciled as of the date of this report.



Respectfully Submitted,

Laurette Saffy, Treasurer



                              News and Notes                             


Nancy & Jerry Craven have moved!
Please update your LCOS directory with their new address:

  909 Longhurst Dr
  Simpsonville SC  29681


A shout out of thanks to our new volunteers assisting with Worship details:

Edith Casey (highlight large-print reader binders)

Gayle Chesebro (Lay Assistant Coordinator)

Sheri DeMars (8:30 Ushers)

Denise McKain (Lay Assistant & Acolyte Robe Coordinator)



Thank you so much to everyone who has visited my grandma and sent her cards. She has more cards in her room than anyone around and it brings her lots of cheer. It's hard for her to get out and about these days and she loves and misses her church family so much. Thank you for brightening her days!!!

~Nicole Fowler


Church Activities & Events for May




6:00 p.m. SMART recovery (Parlor)

7:00 p.m. Jubilate Handbells (summer break begins May 20)

Tuesday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. OSCM Pantry


11:00 a.m. Kairos Bible Study (temporary break)

  7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (September through May)


12:30-2:30 p.m. OSCM Pantry

  5:10 p.m. Praise Singers (some exceptions)

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. OSCM Pantry food packing

Sunday (with occasional exceptions):  

  8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

10:00 a.m. Confirmation Class (temporary break)

10:00 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages

11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

  1:00 p.m. Nuestro Salvador Sagrada Comunión (Spanish worship)


May 3:  Wally Ring Celebration of Life service, 11:00 a.m. followed by meal & time of visitation with the Ring family.

May 4:

•  Hands On Greenville (HOG) service day at LCOS

8:00-11:30 a.m.  Volunteers will help with cleaning the Pantry, packing food for clients, sprucing up the preschool, and landscaping that we all enjoy.  Volunteers are also needed from LCOS/OSCM to guide the volunteers and help with tasks.  A free T-shirt is provided, which also grants admission to the after-party at Fluor Field with free food, drinks, & music. 

A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex or contact Asha Carnell at amramnar@hotmail.com or 864/881-8103. 

Please also reach out if you have questions or are willing to donate snacks or beverages for volunteers.  Thank you!

•  15th annual Reedy River Duck Derby

May 5: Focused Day of Giving for Habitat for Humanity Faith Build:  Habitat for Humanity has kicked off its 2019 Faith Build.  LCOS will join other area churches in building a home for the Davis family at 421 E. Fairview Ave. in Greer. There are several ways to help:

Building construction: Volunteers are needed on May 2, May 30, May 31, & June 28 for half-day shifts (8:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:00-3:30 p.m.) or a full day.

Provide and/or serve food to build volunteers:  LCOS will provide lunch on May 31, and a sign-up will be in the Narthex.

Support through financial donations: Council designated May 5 as a focused day of giving for Habitat, but financial support is welcome anytime (include in regular offering envelopes and note “Habitat for Humanity”).

If you are interested in helping with the build or lunch, or have any questions, please contact Asha Carnell (amramnar@hotmail.com or 864/881-8103).  A list of tasks for each build date can be provided if interested.  Thank you for your support!


May 9: Golden Group Covered Dish Supper, 6:00 p.m.  We will begin with dinner in the Fellowship Hall, followed by LCOS' Jubilate Handbells Choir led by Donna Kinsler in the Sanctuary at 7:00. Meats will be provided so we are asking those who come to bring either a double recipe of one of the following: veggies, fruits, salads, main dish OR a dish of two different items. The guests will just about double our number of members. We welcome anyone who would like to attend and enjoy good music, good fellowship and good food! We hope to see you there!!
~ Jean Bratton

May 12: Mother's Day (see page 5)

May 13: OSCM Pantry Fundraiser & Bake Sale at The Texas Roadhouse, 5:00-9:00 p.m. (see page 21)

May 14: Healthy Cooking, 5:30 p.m. Please contact Pat George if you plan to attend: call or text 864/201-1684 or e-mail to scpenguin528@bellsouth.net 

May 15:

•  Items and articles needed for publication in the June newsletter: fax to 268-5169; e-mail to k5LCOS@bellsouth.net, or bring to Church office

•  Worship Board, 6:30 p.m.

May 17-19: LCY Convention at Newberry College. Please contact Clint Eastham at 864/616-2930 for additional information.

May 19:

•  Church Music Sunday

•  Church Council, 12:30 p.m.

May 23:

•  Golden Group Friendship Lunch, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Golden Group and friends of the Golden Group will meet at Josey's Chuck Wagon, 6001 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors (near Target) , for a Dutch Treat meal, order from the menu. This is a chance to visit with friends and enjoy good food, good fellowship and a nice afternoon outing. You do NOT have to be a member of the Golden Group to attend – all ages are welcome. We hope you'll join us!
~ Jean Bratton

•  OSLS Spring Sing and End of Year Program, 6:00 p.m. (see page 23)


May 26: Blood Pressure & Diabetes clinic following the 11:00 worship service. Parish Nurse, Tammy Pursley will offer this FREE service.  Please contact Tammy at  tsp9598@yahoo.com OR  (864) 608-1675 if you have questions.

May 27 – Memorial Day: LCOS office closed for holiday

Women of the ELCA (WELCA) will take a break from bible study in May.  Watch for announcements about our June 17 bible study meeting.

May 30-June 1: SC Synod Assembly in Spartanburg

May 31: serve meal to Habitat for Humanity (see page 16)


Save these Dates (and watch for updates)!

   June 2: Graduate Recognition breakfast

ATTENTION 2018-2019 GRADUATES: If you're a member of LCOS and are graduating from high school or higher education this spring, or you graduated after June 2018, NOW is the time to notify the church office so you can be recognized at our 2019 Graduates Celebration Breakfast. Contact the LCOS office at 864/244-2836 or e-mail k5LCOS@bellsouth.net with the following information: degree conferred, alma mater and future plans. Thank you!

June 7-8: SC WELCA Convention (St. Stephens, Lexington SC)

NEW!  June 9: Pentecost Sunday (order form will be in Sunday bulletin on May 19 & 26) be sure to order your geraniums by June 2!

June 10-14: Lutheroad at LCOS is five days of Christian Day Camp for youth who have completed K5 through 5th grade. This is a joint venture between LCOS and Lutheridge Camp. The theme for the week this year is “Peace Works”. The cost for the whole week is only $90.00, which covers all costs. Registration forms and details are available in our Narthex.  Let all your family members know that children from all over the area are welcome to attend, not only LCOS youth!

What's missing here?



Family Beach Trip at Coastal Retreat Center, Isle of Palms SC:  We invite you to join LCOS families and friends for all or part of July 14-21 at the ELCA’s beautiful Coastal Retreat Center located at Isle of Palms, SC.  You can reserve any portion of the week that fits your schedule/budget.  Each room sleeps up to four people and is $110/night.

Reservations are first come, first reserved at $150 per room, payable to LCOS.  The balance of your reservation (after the $150 deposit) will be due June 1.  We promise this to be the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation you will have experienced in a long time and you, too, will be addicted to IOP! 

Please call/text Elaine Bruce (864/630-3030)
with your requested dates or questions.


NEW!  August 18: Blessing of Backpacks

NEW!  September 1: Blessing of Laity

NEW!  September 15: Pig Pickin'

September 18: God’s Work. Our Hands.


October 20: Annual Fall congregational meeting following one service at 10:00 a.m.

NEW!  October 26: Trunk or Treat

NEW!  November 24: Thanksgiving Feast following one service at 10:00 a.m.

NEW!  December 1: Advent season begins

NEW!  December 4: midweek Advent services based on Holden Evening Prayer begin


Did you know the most up-to-date LCOS calendar is on-line? And it's printable!!  Visit our website at www.LCOSgreenvillesc.org/Calendar.asp 


Get Involved at LCOS:

Chancel Choir – call Bob Chesebro 239-3538

Food Pantry – call Elayne Finkelstein 238-6737, or Connie Gawne 220-3584

Friendly Visitors – call Doug Bell 325-0615

Lutheran Church Youth (LCY) – call Clint Eastham 616-2930

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) – call Jaime Fivecoat 630-0473

Sponsor chancel flowers or missionaries – call Debbie 244-2836

Women of the ELCA – call Geneva Larson 895-0796


OSCM Pantry Fundraiser & Bake Sale
at The Texas Roadhouse
May 13
, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

LCOS and friends will hold a bake sale on the restaurant's front porch during the dinner hour, reminding you to SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERTPlease bring freshly baked goods packaged for sale to the church Library by 3:00 p.m. on the day of this fundraiser.

Fellowship, delicious food, no dishes to wash AND helping your neighbors in need ... what a GREAT combo! Show your waiter a flyer, church bulletin, e-mail, text or tell them you saw it on the HIS RADIO calendar and 10% of your bill will be donated to our Food Pantry. 

Bring donations of SHELF STABLE food items (pasta, tomato products, fruit, veggies, canned beans, rice, peanut butter, proteins, etc.) to receive a VOUCHER for a free appetizer on your NEXT visit to Texas Roadhouse.  

Can't join us?  Financial donations are always welcome to OSCM Food Pantry care of:


The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC  29615
Our Saviour Community Ministries Pantry

(formerly known as God’s Pantry II at LCOS)


During the month of March, the Pantry served 116 clients with households of 349 people.  Of these 116 clients, 37 were new to us and their households included 110 people. 


The total volunteer time for supplying and operating our Pantry was 236.42 hours.  This included 82.42 hours working at the Pantry itself and 154 hours doing the 'behind the scenes' work of buying, sorting, packing and reporting.  Additional information on our clients and their households is posted outside the church office.


Respectfully submitted,

Paula Mackintosh


 We invite everyone to donate time, shelf-stable pantry items, and financial support for this important outreach ministry to the Greenville community. Please contact Elayne Finkelstein (864/238-6737 or lillief70@gmail.com) or Connie Gawne (864/220-3584) for how you can help.


We are very blessed by the support of our community!

OSCM Food Pantry wants the following retailers to be constantly reminded of how many Lutherans do business with them on a regular basis ... and how this relationship is mutually beneficial! Please thank:

© BiLo for the paper bags they continue to share with us

© Flour Haven, for providing their surplus donuts

© Ingles for the free boxes they provide for packing

© Walmart for the free boxes they provide for packing

~Elayne Finkelstein




In MATTHEW 25:40, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”




Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville SC 29615





Hello May! I cannot believe we are in out LAST month. The second half of this school year has flown by. It’s hard to believe we only have a few weeks of school left.


•  We are still going strong with enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. We are continuing to receive calls about next school year from interested parents. I feel certain with the number of calls, tours, and from talking with parents of students already enrolled with us, we will have another amazing year next school year with a lot of precious children. Please share our information with anyone you know!


•  Thank you to everyone that is helping with HOG Day 2019 on May 4. The preschool appreciates all your hard work to help keep LCOS and OSLS looking amazing!


•  Our Spring Sing is being combined with our End of the Year program on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. We would love for everyone to come and enjoy the children singing.


Please come down to the preschool hall anytime and see all the fabulous art work Mrs. Terri and the teachers have been doing with the students. We love visitors!



Katie Franks, Director OSLS


Open Enrollment for Fall 2019!


Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville SC 29615




Dear Parents,

We are accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year, and we would love to have your child learn with us! Our K2 class offers 2-day (T-Th), 3‑day (T-W-Th) and 5-day options; K3 offers 3-day (T-W-Th), 4-day (Tuesday - Friday), and 5-day options; and K4 classes offer both 4-day (Tuesday - Friday), and 5-day options. As we follow Greenville County School’s holiday schedule, we miss a good many Mondays for holidays. To help families get the maximum out of their tuition, starting in Fall 2019, we will not offer part-time options on Mondays. Children attending four or five days will have Amazing Athletes on Fridays.

For the upcoming school year we are offering a Referral incentive. For every family you refer (the child would need to register AND start school in August), you will receive $10 off your first month's tuition.

To reserve your child’s place, please fill out an application and return it to the school office along with the non-refundable registration fee.  Registration papers can be printed from our website or picked up at LCOS. It will be important to reserve your child’s spot as soon as possible because space is limited, and spots will fill quickly.  Please note, all registration forms must be complete and a check or cash for the full registration fee should be included.

We are very excited for our plans for next school year at Our Saviour Lutheran. In an attempt to meet the needs of the parents and children, we have tried being as flexible as possible with class schedules. We have made a few changes for the 2019/2020 school year to enhance the learning experience for our students. Please be in prayer for our efforts to reach more families in the surrounding area. If you have friends or neighbors who are currently searching for an early childhood center, please spread the word about the greatness of OSLS.


Katie Franks, Director


Children’s Sunday School

We invite all young children to participate in our Sunday School classes on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Please contact us if you have questions.

~Mary Ann Sahms & Kim Weaver




Lutheroad Day Camp will be at LCOS on June 10-14
(see page 18 for details)




Lutheran Church Youth (LCY)

2019 SC Synod Activities

May 17-19: LCY Convention at Newberry College

July 7-12: Camp HUGG at Camp Kinard

July 21-26: Bridge Building Camp at Camp Kinard


Details for each activity can be found at https://scsynod.com/youth/


For questions or additional information about LCY activities, please contact Clint Eastham at 864/616-2930.



Triennial ELCA Youth Gathering:
Minneapolis, MN  ●  June 29-July 3, 2021




In memory of Wally Ring

Mike & Ramona Hopper


In memory of Nancy Kramer

Charlie Kramer (for new organ)


If you made a memorial donation to LCOS in April
that is not listed here, please contact the Church office
so we may adjust our records.  Thank you.



We extend our Christian love and sympathy to the family & friends of:

•  Ramon Perez, upon his death (Pastor Maria Miller's brother)

•  Wally Ring, upon his death


May all who mourn find comfort in the promise
and the power of the resurrection.


Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

~Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship






In honor of all LCOS musicians, past and present, who have contributed to our amazing music ministry

Nancy Riskevics (for new organ)



Prayer is a powerful gift which each Christian possesses.  Sometimes it is only when we or our loved ones need the prayers of others that we know how very important prayer is!  Our Lord said that we should pray and that we should be persistent in our prayers.  Martin Luther said it didn’t matter when we pray, not how, as long as we do it!  Here is a listing of those for whom we have offered to God our prayers of intercession:

Our members, for illness or general concerns:

Ellen & Gene Ahlers

Holly Ashworth

Doug Bell

Gene Bratton

Marion Cole

Martha Compton

Ebb Culp

Sheri Erbskorn

Kathy Honeycutt

Kristi & Carl Kurtz

Gail & Lee Robbins

Terri Vanselow

Nancy York



Dodie Anderson

Rosalie Burnett

Boyce Cockman (temporary)

Martha Compton

Mary Ann Copenhaver

Toni Counts

Jean Cummings

Rita Davis

Bill & Linda Dunsing

Gil Fairbanks

Richard Hiller

Rachel Kluizenaar (NHC)

Lois Kurtz (Autumn Leaves)

Evelyn Melder

Scottie & Merv Moeller

Liesel Page

Marlene Ridgeway

Ruth Wells

Doris Wooldridge


Our Church family members & friends serving in the US military:

Adam Cerniglia

Anthony Coward

Kevin McKeen

Christopher Underwood

Austin Wales


Please pray for our friends:
Bradley Cade & family, Debbie Cleveland, Taylor Meister, Eva Gunderson, Andie Owens, Lily Hicks, Judy Gravley, Cailyn York, Arlene Hellwig, Helen Flanagan, Phyllis Armitage, Debbie Christian, Carol Head, Vivian, Michael Cater, Crystal Treadaway, Janice Hagan, Ray Riggs, Penny Booher, Carol Husted, Rose Ann Patton, Ruthie Clardy, Ella Culp, Leslie Armitage, Margie Waddell, Virgil Hyte, Shelli Tardugno, Sandra Lee Bible, Brenda Stevens, Caleb Baumgardner, Brandon Field, Don Joseph, Christie Wilkey, Angela Mann, Michelle Brogdon, Vic Kotowski, Dale Niemi, Susan Goebel, Patsy Goebel, Dylon McBryde, Jean Lee, Vickie Rezendes, Amanda Rector, Richard Chubb, Debi Sommer, Rose Petty, Sherri Anderson's dad, Shelli Wargo, Mike Campbell, Ron Roth, Pete & Gerry Bednar, Sherry B. Padget, Randy Shorts, Travis Foster, Bill Dallman, Pastor Alejandro Mejia's grandmother, Jake, Janet, Mary Slater, Dash Townsend, Debbie Owens, Rick Jackson, and Debbie Lowery, who are also coping with health concerns.  Please keep all families in prayer who are dealing with addiction, separation, divorce, or marital conflict.  Please pray for William & Stacia Nance, the Honeycutts, the Will Anderson family, Kirsten Jones, Beverly Franklin, the James & Donna Arnold family, the Trevor McLaughlin family, the Gladys Potter family, Amy Mostella, and Gloria Pruett.


Please call the Church office at 864/244-2836
to update us when you (or family/friend you added)
can be removed from the prayers list!



Do you know of someone in our Church family
in need of assistance?  PLEASE let us know!


Sometimes, you might be the ONLY person aware that someone in our congregation needs assistance.  Please share your concerns with Pastor Bruce or your church secretary. We will keep your name in strictest confidence, if you would like. But again, when we don't know, we can't help!

Thank you!





1     Craig Riley

2     Gene Bratton

6     Jaime Fivecoat

6     Sara Pursley

9     Kyle Pcheny

11   Elizabeth Pabst

11   Connie Schmaltz

11   Hannah Rohrer

12   Dodie Anderson

12   Pete Erbskorn

12   Billy Sorochak

13   Richard Campbell

16   Jasper Adams

18   Rebecca Riley

18   Natalia Tapia

20   Payton Franks

21   Melissa Strom

22   Ebb Culp

23   Mitzi Adams

25   Karen Fivecoat

25   Bill McCauley

26   Jeff Ring

27   Tom Rose

27   Nicole Ashworth Fowler

28   Leslie McCauley

29   Gene Ahlers

29   Kirsten Urke

31   Ryan Saffy

31   Lauren Saffy




May 15
Donna & Larry Kinsler


May 15, 1993
Michelle & Bill Pcheny


May 15, 2010
Lisa & Keith Fuller


May 21, 1977
Mary & Chris Strom


May 29, 1954
Barbara & Bob Gangloff


May 30, 2002
Sara & Mark Schnoor



Did we miss your special day?

PLEASE call the Church office 864/244-2836
to update our records; we want everyone to be included!



¹Bonus is for purchase mortgages only. To be eligible for $500 closing bonus and $250 to a charity, you must close your purchase mortgage on or before June 30, 2019, using promo code HOME2019, and open a Thrivent Rewards Checking account prior to loan closing. The $500 closing bonus will be applied as a credit toward your closing costs. The $250 bonus will be donated by Thrivent Federal Credit Union (TFCU) and the receiving organization or church must be one that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Only qualifying charities are eligible to receive donations from Thrivent Federal Credit Union under this offer. If Thrivent Federal Credit Union is unable to verify the organization’s eligibility, then TFCU retains sole discretion to donate the $250 bonus to a charity of its choice. Donation will be made within 30 days of organization or church providing the requested documentation evidencing their eligibility to meet the requirements. We may notify qualified charities that you have directed funds to their organization. Cannot be combined with any other mortgage offer and is not applicable on Home Equity products. As of February 25, 2019, the Thrivent Rewards Checking account earns an annual percentage yield (APY) of 0.15%. This APY is variable and subject to change after the account is opened.

All loans are subject to credit application, qualification and approval.

The TFCU Membership or Emergency Savings Share account is a requirement for membership in Thrivent Federal Credit Union. To maintain membership a par value of one share ($1.00) must be kept in the account at all times. If you fall below the par value you have six months to increase the balance or your membership may be terminated. Must qualify for membership.


Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation


At the Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, Inc. we believe that older adults deserve respect and integrity throughout their lives.  The Foundation receives and administers all gifts to the ministries of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, which include Franke at Seaside, the Heritage at Lowman, Rice Estate, RoseCrest, Trinity on Laurens, Lutheran Hospice, BeWell Home Services and BeWell@Home.


Mother's Day and Father's Day are times to celebrate our parents, and all those others who have stepped in and guided us through our lives. When you find it difficult to pick out a perfect gift, or have a loved one who already has everything, consider making a charitable gift to Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation for hope and assurance to someone in need.


You can also make a tribute gift in celebration of a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one.


To make a donation by credit or debit card, visit our website www.LutheranHomesSCfoundation.org where you can designate the community or program to be a benefactor of your gift. In acknowledgement of your gift, the Foundation will mail a card to the person you name when you also provide their address.



Organized May 27, 1956

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville SC  29615



We WELCOME all to WORSHIP Christ and
to WITNESS God’s love
through caring and service to others.



Phone:  864/244-2836

Fax:  864/268-5169



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Lutheran Church of Our Saviour / Nuestro Salvador



E-mail:  k5LCOS@bellsouth.net



Secretary:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(lunch break varies)


Rev. Bruce
Booher  864/482-8425 (Seneca, SC)


Our Saviour Lutheran School

Phone: 864/268-4714


Preschool Director:  Katie Franks


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