Pastor Mark is enjoying his long planned tour of Europe and the Mediterranean area. If you have an emergency, call Pastor Alejandro 803/351-2474 or Karen at 895-2119
Our chancel flowers are donated by Doris Wooldridge in loving memory of Bob Wooldridge.
Our missionaries are sponsored to the Glory of God by Richard and Paula Mackintosh in honor of the wedding anniversary of Patrick and Adrienne McNeill.
Attendance 04/19/15: 8:30-26; 11:00- 91, Emergent – 11, Spanish - 15
General Fund $4023.50 Facilities Support $387.50 God’s Pantry $190.00
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—7:00 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Bobby Scott; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Connie Gawne, 11:00 Sandy Roback, Acolyte – 11:00 Mattison Scott; Counters – Janet Olsen, Mary Rose
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Anthony Coward, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Ellen Ahlers, Dianna Brown, Boyce & Vivian Cockman, Cyril DeMars, Pete Erbskorn, Jaime Fivecoat, Carl Kurtz, Jim Lee, Dr. Bob Moser, Jerry Schulz, Virginia Simmons, Diane Tunila, Jean Voet, Annette Weaver and Doris Wooldridge who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Robert Heckel, Lindsey Motley, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Service of the Word, 12:00 BP clinic, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion; MON – 10:00 WELCA, 1:00 Choir Room reserved, 6:00 SMART Recovery meeting, 7:00 WELCA, 7:00 Jubilate Handbell Practice; WED – 9:15 Chapel for Day School, 6:30 Day School and ASP Spring Program, 7:30 Choir practice; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry; SAT – 3:00 Praise Band Practice, 5:30 Emergent Worship; SUNDAY, MAY 3 – CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY - 8:30 Service of the Word, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion, 5:00 Mother’s Day Celebration
Kairos Bible Study IS ON VACATION WITH PASTOR MARK. See you again on May 13th.
Sunday Coffee Fellowship Hours will be held on Sundays between worship services. Thanks to Harriett Kroplinski for chairing this effort. We need people to volunteer to set out coffee, tea and water and then clean up afterwards. See Harriett to volunteer or call her at 409-3030.
WELCA Bible Studies TOMORROW Monday the 27th at 10 and 7
All women are members of WELCA and are invited to come to monthly Bible
Study. Held in the library, come and bring a friend!
Day School and After School Spring Program – THIS Wednesday, April 29
Come on the 29th at 6:30 and see our day school students and after school students showcase some of the things they have learned this year!
Church Music NEXT Sunday May 3rd Our choir and jubilate handbells are hard at work and have some beautiful music to share with us on May the 3rd. The Fellowship Board will host a breakfast for them that morning.
Celebration of Mothers – NEXT Sunday May 3rd
See the insert in today’s bulletin and sign up for this fun time together.
WELCA is collecting items for their convention project. See the WELCA bulletin board for full details. School supply kits, clothing and recreational kits, hygiene kits, cleaning supply kits and new household item kits are needed to support Lutheran Services Carolinas.
Lutheroad is June 22nd-27th, each day from 9am-4pm and on Friday 9am-12pm. If your child is planning to attend, please get your reservation form and $25 fee by TOMORROW. Don't let your child miss this wonderful week of Faith Formation!
WELCA is collecting old glasses for the Convention in June. Our theme is “Be Thou My Vision”. We will be donating them to the Lion’s Club after the convention. Please leave your old glasses in the box in the Narthex. Thank you for your donations.
Thank you to everyone for your generosity as we make some amazing improvements to our playground! We have been able to schedule the installation of the new equipment, and it should be in place in early May.
LAST WEEK TO ADOPT YOUR DUCKS!!! Our Saviour Lutheran Church is a duck team again! There are duck adoption forms available at the church if you would like to take one to fill out – Head Duck Stephanie Pilkenton can turn it in for you to save a stamp! (Just put it in the offering plate during worship!) Or you can adopt online through Our Saviour Lutheran Church, https://www.duckrace.com/greenville/teams/742
100% of the proceeds go to local charity. By being an adoption team, we get 20% of every duck adopted through our team. If we adopt out the most ducks, we get 30%!! Money raised will be split between the educational programs at Our Saviour.
Thank you so much for supporting our team! We ALWAYS need help on race day- feel free to contact Stephanie if you have any questions or you are able to volunteer on race day! RACE IS SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 2:30 AT THE REEDY RIVER FALLS PARK. Fun and games begin at 10 a.m.
Summer Musical Invite
When: Summer Evenings, 5:00 – 7:30
Where: Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
Highlights: Singing, Dancing, Painting, Creating!
Laura and Andre’ from our Preschool and the After School Program are directing a summer musical and want all the children involved or connected with the church to come audition! Bring friends! Bring your grandchildren! Bring yourself – one adult or older teenager is needed in the cast!
Children can be involved in all aspects of theatre (dancing, singing, acting, and visual art) or just visual art and the creation of sets, costumes and props.
Those auditioning will meet in the church Fellowship Hall on May 26th at 6:30. Children will participate in a cold reading of the script, and are asked to prepare a verse or chorus of a song.
Rehearsals will take place in the evenings this summer and include a free daily dinner. Final performances will take place on July 17th & 18th . Email Laura at email@example.com with any questions.
The True Shepherd's Power
What makes the difference between a good shepherd and a hired hand? Why does the good shepherd risk his or her life for the sheep, while the hired hard sees the wolf coming and runs away? The hired hand may be doing it for the money, but it is a job, a livelihood for the shepherd, too. The difference Jesus points to here is in the relationship between the person and the sheep. The shepherd truly cares, the hired hand does not. The shepherd owns the flock; this is not just a matter of assets, but of belonging. They belong to the shepherd, and the shepherd belongs to them. "I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father" (John 10:14-15). The life-giving mutual relation between the good shepherd and the sheep is the very same life-giving mutual relation that exists between Jesus and the Father. When we are drawn through baptism into that life-giving mutual relation of the love inside the Trinity we also share that with each other. That's what the first letter of John is all about. "We know love by this, that [Jesus Christ] laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another" (1 John 3:16). Martin Luther said we are "little Christs" to one another; so we are good shepherds, as well.
Happily, we can be good shepherds even within roles where we are "hired hands," paid to care for others. There are foster parents, therapists, healthcare professionals, and home health aides who will not run away when the going gets tough. Just as there are parents who behave as unreliable hired hands or even wolves, there are foster parents who are good shepherds. What makes the difference is the connection between carer and cared for, the life-giving mutual relation. Wherever such love is, there God is found.
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The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia firstname.lastname@example.org
ELCA Mission Developer : Alejandro Mejia
Pastor Emeritus: The Reverend Gary L. Safrit
Council Chairperson: Clint Eastham
Director of Music: Robert Chesebro
Organist : Rahab Hackett
Asst. Music Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Jubilate Handbell Director: Donna Kinsler
Children's Choir Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Nursery Attendant: Terri Vanselow
Secretary: Karen Fivecoat email@example.com