LCOS and friends are now stocking our food pantry to serve our neighbors in need.
We will 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, Our Saviour Christian Ministries Pantry will focus on a food item or category to expedite this process:
Week One – peanut butter
Week Two – breakfast foods, including dry cereals, “complete” pancake mix (add water only), and grits
Week Three – canned spaghetti sauce/tomato products – to avoid breakage, avoidance of glass jars is suggested [we are in Week Three of July]
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.
Food Pantry savvy buyer’s tip passed along from Asha Carnell (thank you, Asha!):
There is a sale on creamy or crunchy peanut butter through Tuesday, July 26 at Quality Foods (508 N Main St. in Greer). It is only $1 for an 18 oz. jar of the store’s private label, Better Value.
Weekly updates :
Our chancel flowers are donated today to the Glory of God by Maria Waldropandin memory of her son’s friend, Amanda Williams.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today to the Glory of God by Nancy Riskevics and in honor of our new LCOS members.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team – 8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton and Marilyn & Lynn Gerhart; Lay Assistant – 8:30 Sandy Wise, 11:00 Dru Yount; Acolyte – Sami Goetchius; Counters – Gail & Lee Robbins and Charlie Kramer
This week, we remembered in our prayers:
Adam Cerniglia, Anthony Coward, Andrew Laing, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military.
Ellen Ahlers, Dodie Anderson, Dianna Brown, Debbie Christian, Ebb & Suzanne Culp, Cyril DeMars, Bill & Linda Dunsing, Mark Fairbanks, Jaime Fivecoat, Vivian and Richard Hiller, Hillary Kingsbury, John Kingsbury, Kristi & Carl Kurtz, Bob Larson, Evelyn Melder, Liesel Page, Angel Perezhuerta, Sandy Roback, Lee Robbins, Bobbie Scott, Virginia Simmons, Jean Voet, Kim Weaver, Rosemary Winfield & family, Doris Wooldridge, Nancy York, and Bill Zuber, who are coping with health concerns; and our friends R. W. Helms, Gladys Potter, John Turner, Bradley Cade & family, Grace Paff, Sudy Soltysiak, Debbie Cleveland, Eli Aurand, Taylor Meister, Michael Cooper, Carol Coker, Pat Brennan, Linda Fulbright, Melissa Melton, Clifton Weaver, Pastor Earl Steffens & his wife Kathy, Shirley Knight, Paula Whitley, Emily Ann Kagel, Janet Renna, Kevin Chesebro, Henrietta Thomas, Pam Glass, John “3:16” Fuller, Eva Gunderson, Eloise Cerniglia, Michael McGrady, Billy, Walter Hoopman, Paula, Hennie Thomas, Russ Long, Mood Williams, Dick Chubb, Jimmy Nix, Lucille Allen, Elizabeth Christian Pope, Ralph Hefner, Asher Tilley, Bob G. Wooldridge, Andie Owens, Lily Hicks, Jennifer Cumberland, Ivan Parra, Sharon Gromolli and Martha Brawley who are also coping with health concerns. Please also pray for Anna & Ryan Smith, Matt Slater, and Matthew Bell.
We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends,
and all caregivers.
We extend our Christian love and sympathy to Pastor Alejandro and his family upon the death of his great-grandfather Martin Porras.
May these and all who mourn find comfort
in the promise and the power of the resurrection.
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion & receive new members, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
MON 7/25: 6:00 SMART recovery meeting (Parlor)
TUES 7/26: 12:30-2:30 OSCM Pantry
WED 7/27: 2:00 Visits to Homebound
THURS 7/28: 10:00 Prayer Shawl, 12:30-2:30 OSCM Pantry
SAT 7/30: 10:00 WELCA summer bible study & salad lunch (Library & Fellowship Hall) – Come and see and taste God’s goodness with us. We will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 2:00 p.m. Please contact Mary McKeen with questions.
NEXT SUNDAY, 7/31 – WELCA Joy Offering
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, Noon BP & Diabetic checks; 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
No appointment is necessary for BP & Diabetic checks. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Riley.
From Bob Chesebro
If you have not noticed, the choir is still in need of new members in order to enhance the services to our Lord. Please consider giving the gift of your voice (during summer months, an hour each week). No audition, no membership fee, no penalty for absence, no stairs to climb – just come and enjoy serving the Lord. A few laughs guaranteed. We think that you will enjoy it! If not, no hard feelings! All ages are encouraged to join and friends from outside the LCOS family are also welcome. Our newest member is McKenzie Scott. She recently joined the Chancel Choir and is a high school student in Greenville. We know there are others as we hear some excellent singing coming from the congregation. Give unto the Lord!
“Have it your way” was Burger King’s slogan in the 70s. The company ran a campaign with a catchy song that promoted its unique willingness to make your burger the way you wanted it. Other companies predefined how burgers were built and would charge an additional fee for a special order. Now most restaurants as well as other retail entities cater to their guests. There is a cultural expectation in North America that we can and should have everything our way. Today’s gospel is often read in that same vein. “Ask, and it will be given you” is interpreted as “I can get whatever I want if I just ask.”
Jesus’ disciples see him praying. One of them requests instructions on how to pray, adding that John taught his disciples to pray. Perhaps even the way you prayed was a mark of whom you followed. The disciples wanted to emulate Jesus’ faith practices. Jesus gave the model prayer, what we today call the Lord’s Prayer, and went on to explain the certainty of God responding to the persistent prayers of the faithful.
The prayer Jesus taught his disciples, and us, is a simple, humble prayer glorifying God, asking to be fed, and asking both for forgiveness and the strength to forgive. Jesus was not creating a brand for his disciples to imitate, but teaching them what is important in the content and habit of prayer. Today’s reading concludes with Jesus stating that God will “give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13). He doesn’t promise that a laundry list of material wants will be granted. Keep knocking, keep asking, and be persistent in your habit of prayer. The Holy Spirit has been given to you so that you may faithfully live out your baptismal call.
The Staff :