2600 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville SC
Phone: 864.244.2836





LCOS Interim Pastor

Our Church Council is pleased to announce that we have approved hiring The Reverend Bruce Booher (Pastor Bruce) as our interim pastor.  This interim hire will be in place until we call a new pastor. Please welcome Pastor Bruce and his wife Penny to our congregation!


If you need pastoral care, please call Pastor Bruce at 864/482-8425
(please note: this is a long-distance call to Seneca, so be sure to dial
1 + the area code).




Names tags

If you have an LCOS-issued name tag, please wear it on Sundays to help Pastor Bruce make name/face associations as he settles in as our interim pastor.

If you do not have a name tag, I’ve placed disposable stick-on ones with a couple of Sharpies in the Narthex.  Please use them!!


September 10 Church Council minutes

Attending: Josh Rodgers, Liv Osby, Lisa Fuller, Mackenzie Scott, Tammy Pursley, Clint Eastham, Perry McKain, Laurette Saffy, Gail Robbins, Fran Mathewes, Gene Bratton, Sue Seamon, Pastor Eric Wolf.

Absent: Paul Anderson, Mary McKeen.

The meeting was opened by Assistant to the Bishop, Eric Wolf, who gave us encouraging word in regards to the pastoral Call Process.

The August Council minutes, After School Program transfer to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and emergency pastoral support for gap between retirement and interim hire were approved by e-mail vote.

Treasurer’s report approved as submitted which indicated Offerings for the month being $3,189 over budget and Facilities Support being $62 over budget. General Operating Funds remain in a negative balance of $35,985 to date.


Pastoral Call Process:

•  The Call Process is Spirit led and will find the right Pastor for LCOS.

•  We will adhere to the Call Process as defined in the ELCA manual.

•  It is a 15-step process and we are at step 6/7.

•  The Call Committee will be selected by Council and will seek to be a diverse group to represent all segments of the congregation.

•  LCOS will update its ministry site profile in regard to the Call Process.

•  LCOS could interview up to three pastors concurrently.

•  A brief Call Committee report will be sent to the Synod after evaluation of each candidate.

•  A congregational event will be held at LCOS on October 22, 2017. This will be a lunch event and align with our annual meeting.


Treasury Adjustments:

•  Motions were approved to clean up the balance sheet.

•  A check will be written to Habitat for Humanity for ($551.35) to zero out the account.

•  The New Sign/ HVAC Project balance of ($90.00) will be transferred to the Building Fund account.

•  Project InAsMuch balance of ($575.00) will be donated to the Disaster Relief Fund either through Thrivent for matching funds or through the SC Synod.

•  Both Spanish Ministry accounts (32562 and 32563) will be combined into one account.

•  The Colombia Companion Synod grant of (-$1,880.78) will be transferred into the Reimbursed Church Programs account of ($834.41) creating a negative balance of (-1,043.37). This will be zeroed out in our year-end process.

•  The small balance in Colombia trip reimbursement (.28) will be consolidated to the general account.


Old Business: All contents were tabled by motion.


New Business:

•  Transfer of James & Joan Riley to Emmanuel Lutheran Granbury Texas, and Debbie & Tom Christian to St. Matthew’s Charleston South Carolina were approved.

•  Council Candidates and Youth Representative Candidates were approved with one dissenting vote. Candidates are Jaime Fivecoat, Josh Rodgers, Mary Rose, Todd Scott, AJ Stratton, Chris Strom & Christina Wilson. Youth candidates are Mackenzie Scott & Jannie Kurtz.

•  Interim candidate Reverend Bruce Booher has been approved as Interim Pastor with a proposed compensation package approved.

•  The 2018 budget has been reviewed and approved as amended.


Respectfully submitted,

Josh Rodgers

Council Secretary

Treasurer’s Report


Memo To:      LCOS Council                                    Date: September 9, 2017

From:             Laurette Saffy

Subject:         August, 2017 Financial Reports


  • Offerings were $3,189 over budget for the month.  Receipts for Facilities Support were $62 over budget for the month.
  • The General Operating Fund has a negative balance of $35,985. 
  • Giving for OSCM Pantry and World Hunger combined was $3,690.
  • Other non-budgeted receipts included $866 for Building Initiative, $1,235 in memorials, $2,212.47 for Spanish Ministry, $200 for the Family Beach Trip, and $854.65 for Reimbursable items.
  • The church is still owed $178 on the 2017 beach trip.
  • The BB&T Checking Account has been reconciled as of the date of this report.



Respectfully Submitted,

Laurette Saffy, Treasurer





We offer prayers of thanksgiving for everyone at LCOS.
We appreciate you so very much as partners for God’s glory!



News and Notes



Member Directory updates:

Please note these new addresses in your Member Directory:


Randy Weaver

775 Myrtle Landing Pl

Wilmington NC  28409-5759

(Randy’s phone # remains the same as printed
in your 2016 LCOS Directory)


Linna Peters

Brookdale Apt. 701

2010 Brushy Creek Rd.

Greer SC 29650-2671





Thank you! 

Thank you to everyone for making our annual Pig Pickin’ another amazing experience!


We especially note & appreciate the efforts of the behind-the-scenes team who partnered to make this possible:

??? Setting up the tent: Keith Fuller, Denise McKain, Tyler Bruce & Elaine Bruce

??? Shopping: Elaine Bruce & Laurette Saffy

??? Cooking/serving/clean-up: Stewart & Elaine Bruce, Mim Voet, the Saffy family: Laurette, Ryan & Lauren, the Scott family: Todd, Mackenzie & Mattison, Clint Eastham, Mary McKeen, Carl & Dru  Yount




If you know of a member of our church family who is in need of help, please let the church office know!!!  We cannot help if we don’t know of a problem!!   You might be the ONLY person to know that another has a problem or concern.  Please share these with Pastor or me.  I can PROMISE you that we will keep your information in strictest confidence.  But again, remember, if we don't know, we can't help!  Thank you!   Debbie Rheaume, Church Secretary




Grief Support Groups

Are you struggling with loss of your cherished loved one?

Are you having difficulty finding companions who really understand?

Are you looking for practical tools to help you cope?


If so, join the Grief Support group at the Mackey Mortuary Corporate Office starting Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7:00. Group meets each Tuesday through December 5. Participation will help you cope and adjust with the painful reality of your deep loss in the presence of those who are or have been where you are. Co-facilitators are Chris Strom and Laura Langston. For information, contact Chris Strom at 864/982-3683. To sign up, please contact Tonya Taylor at 864/627-7049 or tonya.taylor@interimcares.com or online at www.hospicegriefsupport.com.


A message from Sandy Wise


Please prayerfully consider becoming a Lay Assistant.  One of the most rewarding experiences available to you at LCOS is the opportunity to participate in Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11:00, as well as our special services. Debbie e-mails the readings to you on Thursday before the Sunday you choose to read, so you will have plenty of time to prepare.

I welcome your call if you have any questions about this opportunity.
Sandy (864/884-3771)





Wednesday night Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed and new Choir members are needed! 

The Chancel Choir has begun another year of music making and would gladly welcome any new members, male and female, young and old, who are interested in making a joyful sound enhancing the worship experience of others. We have fun too! 

If you would like to explore this opportunity to praise the Lord through your music, please contact Bob Chesebro – or better yet, just show up for Choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 (September through May)!


and we are also seeking more Handbell Players!!         

Have you ever thought you might like to learn to play handbells or maybe just try ringing? Now is the time. Handbell rehearsals have resumed on Monday nights at 7:00 in the choir room.  Anyone is welcome to attend this rehearsal.


If you have ever thought that it looks like fun then come and give it a try.  We will be glad to give you a demonstration and let you do some ringing.  Come join us for a fun filled evening! 



Friendly Visitor News

To better accommodate the individual needs of both our homebound and our Friendly Visitors team, we have introduced new flexibility into our schedule:


The two-person teams will be assigned a group of homebound members that they will contact through either a phone call and/or arrange a home visit if desired. This will be a mutually convenient day and time for both parties. It is our intention to contact all individuals at least every six weeks, or more frequently as the schedules permit. These contacts can be either through a visit, telephone call or written cards. We want to make sure that all of our homebound members will routinely feel the love and care of the congregation. This is an especially important ministry as we are transitioning to a new pastor.


The Friendly Visitor teams will continue to meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month to receive updates and exchange concerns of our members. We welcome anyone who is interested in joining this outreach ministry of LCOS. Please contact Doug Bell at 864/325-0615 or dougbell864@gmail.com.




Don’t forget to check the Narthex when you’re here for current publications you can take home to read:  The Word in Season (devotional, published quarterly),  The South Carolina Lutheran Magazine (bi???monthly publication of the SC Synod),  Living Lutheran (a national monthly publication of the ELCA), gather (WELCA’s bi-monthly publication for their Bible studies), Thrivent, and extra copies of the LCOS Messenger.





The 2017 Flower Chart and Missionary Sponsor Charts are in the church narthex
A few Sundays are still available in November & December 2017 –
Would you like to sponsor a Missionary or be an Altar flower donor?

Sponsors are needed for missionaries throughout the year: $25 is a small amount to invest in our Missionaries who spread the Gospel & make a difference in the world.

The total cost for a given Sunday’s two altar arrangements is approximately $85 including delivery fee & sales tax.


Please stop by the Narthex & consider adding your name to the Flowers list or Missionary Sponsors list.  Flower donors & Missionary sponsors are announced with thankfulness in the Sunday bulletin & The Messenger when they are known in advance of newsletter publication.


Watch the Narthex in late November for your opportunity to begin signing up for the
2018 Flowers and Missionary lists.


Keep this telephone # handy.

Share it with family & friends.  Help prevent suicide.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number:


The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


For more information visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org 


You are loved!






LCOS sponsors SMART meetings
for anyone struggling with any type of addictive behavior


SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) offers free face-to-face and on-line mutual self-help groups to assist people with recovery from ALL types of addictive behaviors, including alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug addiction or abuse, substance abuse, gambling addiction, and addictions to other substances or activities.


Meetings are on Mondays nights at 6:00 in the Parlor – even on Mondays that are holidays!



Miracle Hill Ministries established the Corners of Your Field” program through thrift store item donations. Here’s how it works:

1.   Drop off gently used clothing, household items, or other miscellaneous gifts (see video at MiracleHill.org/donate-thrift).

2.   Give YOUR name, the CHURCH name & phone number (864/244-2836, Lutheran Church of Our Saviour) to the donation center’s receiving employee.

3.   YOU will receive a tax receipt to take advantage of tax deductions.

4.   LCOS will periodically receive Miracle Hill thrift store gift cards based upon your giving to help provide for those in need in our community.




Please remember that we offer a direct deposit option for your offerings.  A set amount can be withdrawn from your checking or savings account and sent directly to the LCOS account for any amount you choose, on any schedule you choose.  Call the church office at 864/244-2836 for a direct deposit form to complete, or see page 9 of this Messenger for e-giving options.





WELCA News – Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 


Our monthly WELCA bible study meeting will be on Monday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m.  All LCOS women and their friends are invited to join us!


Mary McKeen

President of LCOS WELCA





Healthier Lifestyles

October's Healthy Cooking class will be on Monday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. Please let Pat George know if you plan to attend (scpenguin528@bellsouth.net or 864/201-1684).


Free Blood Pressure & Diabetic checks will be offered on Sunday, October 29, following the 11:00  a.m. and 3:00 p.m. worship services. No appointment is necessary.  If you have any questions, please contact our Parish Nurse, Tammy Pursley.







To find out more, contact Rose Woelker (rwoelker@rmhcarolinas.com) at 864/235-0506 for volunteer opportunities that you may be interested in.



Church Activities & Events for October





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

        7:00 p.m. Jubilate Handbells

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


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

        7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


      10:00 a.m. Prayer Shawl (Library)

      12:30-2:30 p.m. OSCM Pantry

        5:10 p.m. Praise Singers

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


        8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

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

      10:00 a.m. Sunday Church School

      11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

        3:00 p.m. Nuestro Salvador Sagrada Comunión (Spanish worship)



Throughout October: PUMPKIN Patch fundraiser (see page 15)


October 1: Transformation Walk fundraiser for United Ministries 



October 3:  Grief Support classes begin (see page 4)

October 6−8: SC Synod sponsored Bereavement Seminar (see August Messenger for details)

October 7: Blessing of the Animals, 10:30 a.m. (see page 21) 

October 8: Church Council meeting, 12:30 p.m.


October 10:

??? Friendly Visitors monthly team meeting, 2:00 p.m. 

??? Texas Roadhouse fundraiser for OSCM Pantry, 5:00-9:00 p.m. (see page 21)

??? Healthy Cooking class, 6:00 p.m. (see page 8)

October 12: Golden Group, 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will start with a covered dish supper followed by a program (details will be announced later). If you have not signed up to bring a certain dish then just bring one to share. If anyone needs a ride, call Jean and Gene Bratton, 864/268-1873, and we will arrange to pick you up and take you home.  We hope to see you there!

October 17: Spirit Night at Zaxby’s fundraiser for OSLS, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

October 18: Worship Board, 6:30 p.m.

October 19: Community Prayer Service to Fight Human Trafficking (see page 17)

October 20: November Messenger items are due!

October 22:  Annual Fall congregational meeting following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

A congregational LUNCH will follow in the Fellowship Hall (see page 22)

Council Nominees


On Sunday, October 22, we will hold our annual Fall Congregational Meeting with elections to our Congregational Council for 4 adult members and one youth representative.


Those who have agreed to allow their name to be placed on the ballot are Jaime Fivecoat, Josh Rodgers, Mary Rose, Todd Scott, AJ Stratton, Chris Strom, Christina Wilson; and Jannie Kurtz and Mackenzie Scott for youth representative.


Many thanks to Gene Bratton, Gail Robbins, and Mackenzie Scott whose current terms will end on December 31, 2017.


We hope you will attend this important meeting on October 22 to view and approve a budget for 2018,
and to elect new Council members.



October 23: WELCA bible study, 10:00 a.m. (see page 8)

October 26:

??? Golden Group Friendship Lunch: This lunch will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Dutch Treat. The location will be announced soon. Anyone who would like to go out to lunch and have good company is welcome: bring your family & friends! You do not have to be a Golden Group member to participate (but we would love to have you come to Golden Group as well). We will have a sign-up sheet in the Narthex although reservations are not necessary. It’s just nice to have an idea of how many to set up for. We hope to see you there! 
~Jean & Gene Bratton

??? Fall Open House at GHS Senior Care, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (see page 23)

October 28: Trunk or Treat, 6:00−8:00 p.m. (see page 22) 

October 29:

??? Reformation Sunday – Celebrating 500 Years!
??? BP & Diabetes Clinic
(see page 8)

Save these Dates (and watch for updates)!

November 5: All Saints Sunday

November 9: Spirit Night at Chipotle fundraiser for OSLS, 5:00-9:00 p.m. 

November 17-19: LCY Hand in Hand (see page 16)

November 19: Homecoming / Thanksgiving Feast following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

December 3: Advent season begins

December 6, 13, 20: Advent midweek evening services

December 24: Christmas eve services



May 31-June 2: SC Synod Assembly at Columbia Metro Convention Center

July 8-15: Isle of Palms Family Beach Trip 





Do you need to check the most up-to-date LCOS calendar?
You don’t have to wait to call the office!
You can find out anytime by visiting our website at  www.lcosgreenvillesc.org/Calendar.asp





LCOS Website and Facebook Page


You know we have a website right? LCOSgreenvillesc.org

You know we have a Facebook pageHave you liked it?


Do you know that you can request information to be added to either site?


If you have a calendar request – contact Debbie in the church office. Our complete church calendar is always up-to-date and on the LCOS website.


Do you want to write an article and include pictures? Take some pictures, write some content and send to Clint at jcemet123@yahoo.com


How easy is that!!!



Our Saviour Community Ministries Pantry

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

LCOS and friends are stocking our food pantry to serve our neighbors in need. We need a continual supply of shelf-stable foods, including pasta (1 & 2 lb. packages), soups & ramen noodles, canned vegetables and any low-sugar, high-protein item such as baked beans, mac & cheese, etc.


Each week of the month, OSCM Pantry will focus on collecting a Weekly Food Item to expedite this process:

  • Week One – peanut butter
  • Week Two – breakfast foods, including dry cereals, “complete” pancake mix (add water only) & grits
  • Week Three – canned spaghetti sauce/tomato products
  • Week Four – canned fruit
  • Week Five (also an ongoing need) – canned vegetables


This is a suggested guide; however, we will accept any shelf-stable item at any time.  A great asset will be store sale items and buy one, get one free foods: buy one for you, give one to God via OSCM.  Our goal is to develop our bargain shopping skills so please feel free to pass along “great buys”!  So far, the lowest price & sugar content found for dry cereal is Aldi’s at $1.19 per box while Wal-Mart has the lowest price for grits at $0.88.


At this time, our pantry days and hours remain the same: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30–2:30 p.m.


We need a minimum of 20 bags for 1 person in household, 20 boxes for 2 people in household and 20 boxes for 3 people in household to “OPEN” each Tuesday and Thursday


Four volunteers are needed to pack our bags/boxes in the Parish Nurse office once or twice a week to ensure OSCM is “ready” for our clients.  This is currently a work in progress, complicated by “buying” excursions.  Are you eager to help anyway?  Call me, email me or sign up on the form provided on the Parish Nurse Office door.  It’s FAST fun…really!J


Elayne Finkelstein:  864/268-7635 (H#)      864/238- 6737 (C#)   or     lillief70@gmail.com


When shopping at Ingles, please thank them for the free milk boxes: the food pantry is using up to 80 a week!  If you are out and about early, feel free to scoot by Ingles and check out their free box pile and grab any that seem clean and dry!  The boxes are usually closed on one side of the top ... this is great because we need less tape to close them!


When shopping at Publix, please thank them for the free paper bags they are sharing with us: we need 40 per week!


When shopping at BiLO, please thank them for the free paper bags they are also sharing with us!


We are blessed by the support of our community!  I want them to be constantly reminded of how many Lutherans trade with them on a regular basis.....and how this relationship is mutually beneficial!  Thank you!!  Elayne

Update from OSCM Pantry

During the month of August, the Pantry served 156 clients with households of 469 people.  Of these 156 clients, 25 were new to us and their households included 63 people.


The total amount of volunteer time we spent in supplying and operating our Pantry was 246.92 hours.  This included 107.58 hours working at the Pantry itself and 139.33 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



The OSCM pantry needs volunteers to share the load and would welcome help from our fellow congregants as your schedule allows.  Help is needed in the following areas:

  • ·     Distributing food to recipients in the pantry from 12:15 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and logging the transactions.
  • ·     Help loading food from Harvest Hope on Tuesday mornings around 10:30 and unloading it again at LCOS.
  • ·     Help unloading food on Thursday and Friday afternoons around 4:00 p.m. on an as-needed basis. (You'll be called only when help is needed.) 
  • ·     Help scheduling the packers, who fill boxes on Saturday mornings, so there is even coverage every week.
  • ·     Occasional help picking up boxes on Thursday or Friday afternoons and delivering them to LCOS.
  • ·     Also, a co-coordinator for the pantry to help run fundraisers two or three times a year would be welcome.


If you’re interested in volunteering for this important mission, please contact Elayne Finkelstein (864/238-6737 or lillief70@gmail.com) or Connie Gawne (864/220-3584).







Did you know Flour Haven in Taylors supports the OSCM Pantry through weekly donuts donations?  Flour Haven is a great bakery/restaurant for bread, donuts, breakfasts and lunch sandwiches; please consider supporting their business!

~Sharon & Jerry Schulz



Our Saviour Lutheran School

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29615

(864) 268-4714

Dear Parents:


Welcome to October! We would like to thank everyone that came out to support OSLS at our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, even though Hurricane Irma closed the school and church that day, and for purchasing greeting cards in the month of September! Also, thank you to everyone that purchased the new OSLS
T-Shirt and to Denise McKain and Eagle Embroidery for designing them. We forgot to put a picture of the design with the order form. T-Shirts will be orange and Sweatshirts will be sport gray. They look like the picture above.


We are very excited about the month of October. We will have a Zaxby’s Spirit Night on Tuesday, October 17. The OSCM Board is having the second annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for the preschool. Please come out and purchase your pumpkins at LCOS! We appreciate the support of the LCOS congregation more than you know.


After a lot of time and preparation, our K2 playground will be fenced off this month! Our little two-year-old students will be so excited to be able to get outside and play.  Please come down and see the preschool hallways and all the fabulous art work the children have done. We love having visitors!



Katie Franks, Director

Pumpkin Patch
– Please sign up!

Our shipment arrived on September 30, so this produce is fresh off the delivery truck!! We will be selling pumpkins & gourds throughout the month of October. Last year, the Pumpkin Patch was a very successful OSCM Board endeavor to raise funds to support the educational outreach ministries of our 501(c)3 non-profit! PLUS many families from outlying neighborhoods supported our Pumpkin Patch and we were able to spread the word of our ministries!


We will need your help – again – to volunteer some time to sit and chat and sell pumpkins! Any amount of time that anyone is able to volunteer out of their day would be most appreciated PLUS it’s fun! Sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex but please don’t hesitate to call me or e-mail me to be sure we get your name on the list – or if you have questions! THANKS so much!


Contact: Mary Ann Sahms         msahms@ghs.org           864/630-5360 



We are called, young and old, to be the Body of Christ together. In baptism we receive God’s Spirit, through which we are empowered to answer that call. Together we can do so much more than we can individually. Together, let us share God’s love with all the world!  Together we can make a difference!


The purpose of the South Carolina Synod Lutheran Church Youth organization is to be a community in Christ…Rooted in God’s love…Hearing God’s voice…Acting as God’s hands.


South Carolina Lutheran Church Youth is…

  • ministry by, with and for youth
  • helping youth to know and share God’s love in Christ
  • making connections that will last a lifetime!


For questions, additional information about any of the activities listed below, or to register, please contact Clint Eastham.


Upcoming SC Synod LCY Activities – Mark your Calendars

November 17-19: Hand in Hand (Coastal Retreat Center), $95 per person

December 2: Club 345 (Columbia); Adult Group available ($15 per person)


January 19-21: 9th & 10th Grade Winter Retreat (Camp Kinard), $95 per youth registrant

February 16-18: 11th & 12th Grade Winter Retreat (Coastal Retreat Center), $95 per youth registrant

March 16-18: Middle School Winter Retreat (Camp Kinard); Adult Group available ($95 per person)

April 20-22, Spring into Action (Camp Kinard), $95 per person

June 15-17, LCY Convention (Newberry College); Adult Groups available ($150 per person, $175 after May 15)




June 27-July 1: 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering (Houston, TX)




July 15-20, Camp HUGG (Camp Kinard) ($95 per youth registrant)

July 22-27, Bridge Building Camp (Camp Kinard) ($95 per youth registrant)




In memory of Joan Bjork

Ellen Ahlers


In memory of Jean Voet

Thomas & Pamela Coleman

Fran Mathewes

Sandy & Tom Wise (for OSLS K2 playground)

Marilyn & Lynn Gerhart


If you made a memorial donation to LCOS in the past month that was 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 families & friends of:

•  Diana Vasquez, upon her death (a good friend of Pastor Alejandro as well as one of his music students in Colombia) 

•  Kyle Whaley, upon his death (Diane & Gene Tunila’s grandson) 

•  Jean LaTortue, upon his death (father of one of our pre-school students)

•  Jim Rohrer, upon his death (Tom Rohrer’s dad)


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




Missionary Sponsors and Chancel Flower Donors

The 2017 charts are both available in the Narthex –

some dates are still available!




Community Prayer Service to Fight Human Trafficking

October 19, 7:00 p.m.

Lee Road United Methodist Church

1377 East Lee Road, Taylors, SC 29687


Lee Road United Methodist Church will host a prayer service to pray for the destruction of modern day slavery.  Come pray and hear our speaker Kathryn A. Moorehead, Director of VAWA and Human Trafficking Programs, Coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, South Carolina Office of the Attorney General.  Ms. Moorehead will provide an overview of human trafficking at both a global and local level. She will define human trafficking in its many forms, discuss the laws in South Carolina, and share about the efforts underway in our state to combat the crime. Lastly, Ms. Moorehead will provide added knowledge and resources to help battle what has become a public health, public safety, and human rights violation.  The service will be in the sanctuary at Lee Road United Methodist Church.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.




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 who have become ill or struggled with personal issues within this past month:

Ellen Ahlers

Holly Ashworth

Dianna Brown

Kay Carlson

Ben Cerniglia, Jr.

Gayle Chesebro

Marion Cole

Martha Compton

Nell Coogler Miller

Mary Ann Copenhaver

Jean Cummings

Anne Davidson

Linda Dunsing

Sherri Erbskorn

Barb Gangloff

Renee Goldsworthy

Richard Hiller

Mike Hopper

Pam Kendig

Hillary Kingsbury

John Kingsbury

Kristi & Carl Kurtz

Bob Larson

Happy Miller

Debbie Ogle

Liesel Page

Gail & Lee Robbins

Marlon Scott

Doris Wooldridge

Nancy York


Our Homebound Members:

Dodie Anderson

Rosalie Burnett

Martha Compton

Toni Counts

Rita Davis

Bill & Linda Dunsing

Vivian and Richard Hiller

Russell Hudson

Diki Kagel

Rachel Kluizenaar

Evelyn Melder

Liesel Page

Marlene Ridgeway

Ruth Wells

Atria Merrywood/Charlotte, NC –

Wally Ring


Autumn Leaves –

                Lois Kurtz

The Cascades –

Virginia Simmons

Our church and family members serving in the US military:

Adam Cerniglia

Anthony Coward

Andrew Laing

Kevin McKeen


Our friends:
Gladys Potter, Bradley Cade & family, Grace Paff, Sudy Soltysiak, Debbie Cleveland, Taylor Meister, Michael Cooper, Pat Brennan, Melissa Melton, Clifton Weaver, Pastor Earl Steffens, Paula Whitley, Eva Gunderson, Michael McGrady, Walter Hoopman, Dick Chubb, Jimmy Nix, Lucille Allen, Elizabeth Christian Pope, Andie Owens, Lily Hicks, Ivan Parra, Noah Smith, Patsy Cooler, Judy Gravley, Cailyn York, John “J.D.” Vanselow, Nena Vance, Lori Smith, Connie Weber, Michael Cantey, Eli Aurand, Linda Vaughn, Nick Busby, Nancy Bradley, Jaxon Hensley, Stephen Landrum, Carolyn Lonkey, Tim Baker, Bob & Arlene Hellwig, Nikki, Ruthie Clardy, Doris Crouch, Roxanne Hazelton, Florence Fivecoat, Helen Flanagan, Rhonda Boling, Lance Crawford, John “3:16” Fuller, Albie Ahlers, Kirk & Jan Patterson, Pam Glass, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Satterfield, David G., Susan Gunter, Jeanne Gaines; Eddie, Shanna, Rhonda, Tonya, Gina, Buddy; Mariarosa Saldini, Judy Premont, Judy DeMars, John Carlson, Mrs. Gerry Dilworth, Susan Phillippe, Homer Coker, Joan Koob, Phyllis Armitage, Mary Edith Jarvis, Leigh Watson, Debbie Christian, Brenda Fairbanks, J.C. Craton, Martha Henderson, Pastor Sandy Jones, and Carol Head, who are also coping with health concerns.  Please keep families who are dealing with addictions of any type in your prayers.  Please keep families who are going through separation, divorce, or experiencing marital conflict in your prayers.  Please also pray for Keene Goldsworthy, William & Stacia Nance, Ann Collins, Nelson Cerniglia, Phyllis Jennings, Patsy Goebel, Christine Tallman, Carol Bruss, Pastor Sandy Jones & family, the Voet family, Pastor Mark Cerniglia, Holly Ashworth, Barry & Cathy Lentz, and the Honeycutts.



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




PLEASE remember that hospitals DO NOT notify us when a member is hospitalized. 


Please call 244-2836 to let us know!!




10/04  Christy Smith

10/04  Kelly Sink

10/05  Sandra Massey

10/06  Rosemary Winfield

10/07  Diki Kagel

10/07  Anne Davidson

10/07  Jayson Adams

10/07  Sophia Schnoor

10/08  Ramona Hopper

10/09  Mike Cooley

10/11  Robb Lanning

10/12  Lori Simpson

10/13  Russell Hudson

10/13  Randy Weaver

10/13  Carl Kurtz

10/13  Lydia Henderson

10/14  Jannie Kurtz

10/15  Darwin Voet

10/16  Judy Gillespie Blalock

10/17  Mark Woyciesjes

10/17  Alison Feix

10/17  Lindsey Dujardin

10/20  Scottie Moeller

10/20  Jenn Taylor

10/20  Connor Vittoe

10/21  Tracy Kramer

10/21  Terri Vanselow

10/21  John Vanselow

10/21  Matthew Slater

10/22  Gary Counts

10/23  Justin Pcheny

10/25  Sharon Schulz

10/25  Melissa Harmon

10/26  Joan Riley

10/26  George Sink

10/26  Gail Hillary

10/27  Pastor Sandy Jones

10/27  Alexis Lanni

10/28  Ken Heckel

10/29  Judy Madaus

10/30  Jan Peterson

10/30  Marilyn Gerhart




10/02/2010  Nicole & Daniel Fowler

10/05/1976  Gail & Mike Cooley

10/08/1994  Dottie & Richard Campbell

10/11/1968  Sandy & Tom Wise

10/11/2002  Judy & Mike Madaus

10/14           Mitzi & Jayson Adams

10/16/1965  Brenda & Gary Safrit

10/22/1994  Judith & David Wilkins

10/24/1964  Gail & Lee Robbins





Did we miss your special day?

PLEASE call the church office at 244-2836!

We want everyone included!






Please, please – if you know of a member of our church family who is in need of help, PLEASE let the church office know!!!


We cannot help if we do not know of a problem!! It's hard for us Lutherans to share concerns – we don't want to gossip – but sometimes, you might be the ONLY person to know that another has a problem or concern.  Please share these with Pastor or me.  I can PROMISE you that we will keep your name in strictest confidence.  But again, remember, if we don't know, we can't help!


                            Thank you!  Debbie





Deadline for NOVEMBER


is Friday, October 20


Fax to 268-5169

E-Mail to k5lcos@bellsouth.net

or bring to church office



God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1


From recent hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean, to earthquakes in Mexico, New Zealand and Japan, to refugee crises in Syria, Myanmar and several other nations – Lutheran Disaster Response is at work around the world. This year has been an especially challenging year for millions of people who have been impacted by natural disasters, famine and war or violence. Your generous donation today provides us with the resources we need to help rebuild the lives and communities of those impacted most. Most importantly, Lutheran Disaster Response is hard at work long after the first responders are gone. Your donation makes that possible.


Your gifts make it possible to provide fast and effective support to communities in need, whenever and wherever a disaster may strike. You may choose to designate your gift to a specific disaster or give where the need is greatest; make your choice known at the time of your donation. If you decide to give to a specific disaster, your gift will be used 100 percent for that disaster unless more funds are received than what is needed to fully fund a specific disaster response. If this happens, your gift will be used to address a similar effort.


By mail: Make checks payable to
Lutheran Disaster Response and send to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009


By phone: Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time. 




For our Thrivent members

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have left a trail of destruction across the southern United States, the Caribbean Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


When tragedies like these strike, Thrivent Financial members want to know how they can help. Thrivent supports your generosity by providing a $3 million match on personal donations* made online through Thrivent.com to specific disaster relief organizations responding to these situations.


The dollar-for-dollar match will lead to a total combined impact of up to $6 million. Thrivent will pay the processing fees associated with personal donations.**


For more details and to see the list of organizations included in the match, visit the Disaster Response page on Thrivent.com.

  *The match on personal donations will run through 12/31/17, or until an additional $3 million is distributed, whichever comes first

**Thrivent will pay the processing fees for personal donations made through InFaith Community Foundation up to $1 million or 12/31/17, whichever comes first.









Blessing of the Animals

In commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

organized by Parroquia Nuestro Salvador

with the support of

The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour


2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC  29615



ALL pets and their owners are welcome!

Bring a lawn chair and join us!
The blessing will be conducted outside

in the church yard in front of the sanctuary.



Dining & Bake Sale Fundraiser


3140 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC

Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 – 9:00 PM


The Texas Roadhouse will be THE place to be from 5:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, as it hosts a fundraiser for Our Saviour Community Ministries Pantry which provides emergency food assistance to our neighbors in need. We hope to raise money to purchase food that will stock our shelves in addition to receiving food donations of canned goods by diners at Texas Roadhouse.


Come enjoy entertainment for kids of all ages!   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! 


LCOS and friends will hold a BAKE SALE on the Texas Roadhouse porch to delight your taste buds with special treats!


Diners donating SHELF STABLE food items (pasta, tomato products, fruit, veggies, canned beans, rice, peanut butter, proteins, etc.) will receive a VOUCHER for a free appetizer on their NEXT visit to Texas Roadhouse!


Delicious food, no dishes to wash AND you help your neighbors...a GREAT combo!



If you are unable to be with us, but wish to help, donations may be made to:


OSCM Food Pantry

The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC  29615 







October 22

one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

followed by annual meeting & Congregational Potluck Lunch

We ask that families bring food items for the potluck according to the first letter of their last name:


A to H: dessert

L to S: Salad or vegetable

T to Z:  main dish


Please let us know by October 15 if you plan to attend. Please return the bottom of this form in the offering plate.




Name ___________________________________


Number attending _____________


Willing to help with:

____ Set-up on Saturday after 2:00 p.m.

____ Serving or clean-up on Sunday




If more information is needed, contact
Mary McKeen at 864/561-3229 or mommamac1943@live.com






October 28

Trunk or Treat 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.




It is time again for our annual Trunk or Treat event to support OSCM food pantry.


We will also be serving a hot dog supper and ask that a donation of nonperishable items be brought to support the food pantry.  We will be contacting people to prepare and serve the meal, set-up and clean-up the Fellowship Hall, donate bags of candy to pass out, or supply individual wrapped brownies or individual bags of chips.


If you have questions or would like to help,
please contact Mary McKeen at 864/561-3229 or mommamac1943@live.com




GHS Senior Care invites you to their Fall Open House on Thursday, October 26,
4:00-6:00 p.m., at 32 Centennial Way (off Grove Road) in Greenville

We offer frail seniors the care, services and support needed to remain at home and in their own communities. Come visit our beautiful new center, meet our staff, enjoy a taste of autumn refreshments, and take a guided tour. Basket drawings will take place!


RSVP by Thursday, October 12, to Kimberlin Delvalle at 864/522-1950 or kdelvalle@ghs.org



Come Learn About a New Senior Care Program!




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