Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Asha and Bill Carnell in honor of their first year here as members of LCOS!
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today by Gene and Joyce Helms in honor of those who spread the word abroad.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Laurette Saffy; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Pat George, 11:00 Charles Compton; Acolyte – 11:00 Jenna Pilkenton; Counters – Mary Ann Sahms, Tammy Pursley
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY FAVORITE HYMNS SUNDAY – BLESSING OF BACKPACKS – 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 Geneva Larson’s Adult SCS Class, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Traditional Worship, 12:00 New Member luncheon, 3:00 Holy Communion; MON – 6:00 SMART meeting; TUES – SCHOOL STARTS, WED – MESSENGER ITEMS DUE; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl; SAT – 3:30 Praise Band Practice; SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 - NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED - 8:30 Worship, 9:00 Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:00 Geneva Larson’s Adult SCS Class, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Worship, 2:00 Shower for Rahab
Summer church office hours will be weekdays from 9 until 1.
Attendance 08/10/14: 8:30 – 21, 11:00 –92, Emergent – 4, 3:00 - 20
General Fund $4,539.50 Facilities Support $180.00 God’s Pantry $245.00
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Ellen Ahlers, Dodie Anderson, Rosalie Burnett, Pastor Mark, Bill Dunsing, Pam Kendig, Dorothy Rimer, Nancy Riskevics, Jerry Schulz, Gene Tunila, and Ruth Wells who are coping with illness and our friends Dorothy Baxter, Anna Faye Blalock, Mr. Bruce, Dick Hayes, Kathy Hutchins, Pat & Judy Kenney, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
The 2014 Habitat for Humanity Thrivent build has begun! Help is welcome throughout the build with providing construction knowledge or effort, bringing/serving food to build volunteers, or providing financial support through donations. Please contact Charles Compton or Bill & Asha Carnell if you are willing to serve or with any questions. Thank you!
LOOKING FOR A NEW CHURCH HOME? Prospective members are invited to come to a luncheon TODAY FOLLOWING THE 11:00 WORSHIP SERVICE to learn more about The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour. Then on Sunday, August 24th we will welcome new members to our church family. Call the church office 244-2836 for more information or to reserve your lunch!
LiveWell at Work Roundtable will be held Thursday, August 28th. Go to livewellgreenville.org for information and to sign up.
Next week’s schedule for Glucometer (Diabetes), BMI, B/P testing is Tuesday, August19, 10am--12noon; Thursday, August 21, 10am--12noon; and Saturday, August 23, 11am--2pm.
The LIVE WELL Workshop will be Saturday, August 30, at Springfield Baptist Church, from 10am--11:30. You will miss a bundle of info and fun if you miss this !! Joan Riley has details 268-4650.
Our youth are at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greer this morning – taking their wonderful Youth Sunday worship service ‘on the road.’
FLOWER DONORS ARE NEEDED!!
PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY
We have two members who attend our Spanish worship service on Sunday afternoons who do housecleaning. Call them for an estimate. Take some time off this summer. Treat yourself and help a small business! Call - Patricia Cruz (864) 449-9049 or Maria Flores (864) 444- 8779
God’s Pantry is in desperate need of food and funds.
Mark your check for God’s Pantry or bring non-perishable food to the church this week. Thank you!
Celebrate the holiday season with other LCOS members and friends at Pigeon Forge this year! Tuesday, December 2nd through Friday, December 5th we will see the lights and shows at Dollywood, enjoy a meal and entertainment at Dixie Stampede, see two other Christmas shows and visit the Bush Bean Museum! Prices start at just $229! See the Golden Group bulletin board for details. Non-refundable deposits are due BY SEPTEMBER 3rd.
Some tips from our LiveWell initiate - for a healthy meal (continued):
Tips for a healthy meal continued:
9) Try new foods - keep it interesting by picking out new foods you have never tried before, like mango, lentils or kale. You may find a new favorite! Trade fun and tasty recipes with friends or find them online.
10) Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way - indulge in a naturally sweet dessert dish - fruit! Serve a fresh fruit cocktail or a fruit parfait made with yogurt. For a hot dessert - bake apples or peaches and top with cinnamon.
This from Laura Estep – our after school program director -
Would you know of anyone in the congregation that would be interested in piano, bass, or vocal lessons? Andre' just moved here, and while he had many students at home, he doesn't have any in Greenville yet. Here is his information:
Hello! My name is Andre' Webb and I am a musician. I attended and graduated from The University of the Arts with a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. Since entering college I have taught many students (ages ranging from 6 to 65) how to sing, play piano, and bass guitar. My skills have allowed me to teach music here in Greenville through Furman University's Bridges program (2012 and 2013). I am new to the area and would love to teach you to sing, play piano or bass guitar. If you are interested, contact me through email at email@example.com or through my cell phone (443.226.0909). Hope to hear from you soon!
UPCOMING WORSHIP SCHEDULE
August 24 – 8:30 – Pastor Mark
Emergent – Pastor Alejandro
11:00 – Pastor Mark (new members received)
3:00 – Pastor Alejandro
August 31 – Affirmation of Ministry of Laity in Daily Life
10:00 COMBINED WORSHIP Pastor Mark
(Sunday School Presentation)
3:00 – Pastor Alejandro
Shop for a Cause discount tickets are available from the church office. Your donation of at least $5 will get you a certificate for 25% off most items at Macy’s on August 23rd. Your donation will go to God’s Pantry.
Are you walking and exercising as part of our LiveWell initiative? EACH WEEK we hope you will record the number of miles walked and turn them in. Every hour of physical activity that you do during the week counts as 5 miles walked!! We are on our way to Colombia, South America. Help us get there!
Sunday the 24th at 2 p.m. LCOS will host a bridal shower for organist Rahab Hackett. All are invited to come and wish Rahab and Alex all the best for their upcoming marriage. The choir is hosting this reception and ALL are invited. The couple is registered at Belk, Bed Bath and Beyond, WalMart, Amazon and JCPenney.
NOMINEES FOR CONGREGATION COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE NEEDED!
We have many talented workers. We need a few good men and women to serve as the leaders of the congregation. See Dru Yount for more information. VOLUNTEER TODAY!
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED!!!
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER WORKING WITH OUR WONDERFUL KIDS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!
CONTACT NICOLE FOWLER WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR INTEREST (864)275-6926 FOWLERHN@GMAIL.COM
The fall session of Sunday School Classes for our youth will begin Sunday, September 14th.
Great Faith in a Great God
Her name was Rebecca. She was torn from her husband and children during a terrible time of war. She ran and hid in the bush without eating for days. She eventually made it into a refugee camp where there was some help and food, but no sign of her family. During what turned out to be years in the camp, Rebecca looked for her children, but no one had seen them or heard of them. She feared the worst.
Given the opportunity to apply for resettlement in another country, she took it, praying God would help her. God heard her prayer. She was resettled to the United States and slowly made a new home, but she kept asking others from her homeland about her children. Finally, one day, she got word that they were alive! She was soon able to talk with them on the phone after not having heard their voices for years. Thanking God, she began the long and expensive process of applying to bring them to the United States.
With the help of her Lutheran congregation and a Lutheran agency, and many, many prayers, Rebecca's daughter, who had been two years old when they were separated, was reunited with her mother after twenty years. Rebecca had cried out to God for mercy, sometimes pestering Jesus' disciples of today on behalf of her children. She was often dismissed as someone different from another country, and thought of as annoying and even unrealistic in her persistent hope that God would provide a way for her children.
Yet God's grace and provision are abundant. Great was Rebecca's faith in a great and loving Savior! Though she understood herself as undeserving, God provided more than scraps. Rebecca and her family were welcomed to the feast of Christ's table where all are welcome.
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia firstname.lastname@example.org
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