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.
Our chancel flowers are donated today to the Glory of God by Mary McKeen and Elaine Laing and in honor of Mary’s children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, and in honor & celebration of Elaine’s mother on her mother’s birthday.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today to the Glory of God by Joyce & Gene Helms and in honor of B.G. Koontz who is celebrating a birthday this month.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team – 8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton and Mary Johnson; Lay Assistant – 8:30 Mary McKeen, 11:00 Harry Moose;
Acolyte – Bree Goldsworthy; Counters – Elaine Bruce and Laurette Saffy
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, Martha Compton, Ebb & Suzanne Culp, Cyril DeMars, Bill & Linda Dunsing, Pete Erbskorn, Mark Fairbanks, Vivian and Richard Hiller, Hillary Kingsbury, John Kingsbury, Kristi & Carl Kurtz, Bob Larson, Scottie Moeller, Mary McKeen, 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, Henrietta Thomas, Pam Glass, Eva Gunderson, Michael McGrady, Walter Hoopman, Paula, Hennie Thomas, Dick Chubb, Jimmy Nix, Lucille Allen, Elizabeth Christian Pope, Ralph Hefner, Bob G. Wooldridge, Andie Owens, Lily Hicks, Jennifer Cumberland, Ivan Parra, Sharon Gromolli, Martha Brawley, Noah Smith, Penny Hathaway Kinsey, Jesi Slater, Sheila, Judy, Richard McNeal, William Whittle, Patsy Cooler, Adriana McKeen, Barbara & Troy Love, and Eddie who are also coping with health concerns. Please also pray for Anna & Ryan Smith and John “3:16” Fuller.
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 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
MON 8/22: 2:30 Mosaic ASP (FH & Library), 6:00 SMART recovery meeting (Parlor)
TUES 8/23: 12:30-2:30 Food Pantry, 2:30 Mosaic ASP (FH & Library)
WED 8/24: 2:00 Visits to Homebound, 2:30 Mosaic ASP (FH & Library)
THURS 8/25: 9:30 OSLS class (FH), 10:00 Prayer Shawl (Library), 12:30‑2:30 Food Pantry, 2:30 Mosaic ASP (FH & Library)
The Lutheran Hospice is conducting 2 workshops on 8/25: Life Review – Memory Page. Please see details on pg. 22 of today’s bulletin.
FRI 8/26: 2:30 Mosaic ASP (FH & Library)
NEXT SUNDAY, 8/28 –
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 12:00 BP and Diabetes check, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion, 3:00 BP and Diabetes check
Kairos bible study classes
resume on Wednesday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m.
LCOS Confirmation and Thursday evening bible study classes
will resume meeting in September.
Congregational Assistance Needed
The storage closet in our church kitchen keeps collecting items that are placed in the area to the left of the doors where the floor is taped/marked to indicate a “No Deposit Zone”. Please do not place anything on that area of the floor – it creates a situation where we could be cited for a Fire Marshall violation.
To avoid fire safety situations, please do not store flammable materials within 3 feet of the air handling units in our mechanical closets. Such placement also creates a situation where we could be cited for a Fire Marshall violation.
Nominations for LCOS Church Council
There are four positions open for a three-year term of service plus a youth representative for one year to be elected at our annual meeting in October.
If you are interested, or might be interested, please prayerfully consider having your name placed into the mix. During the next several weeks, members will be contacted directly to have their names added to the list of nominees. Members of the Nominating Committee are: Rick Garner, Nicole Fowler, Doug Bell and Sharon Schultz. Your support and willingness to serve are critical to the life of our congregation. Let the Holy Spirit guide your decision.
College students’ addresses are needed by WELCA
WELCA needs address changes for all college & college-bound students. Please send their name and address information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will use the information to verify our database AND I will pass the information along to Mary McKeen for WELCA.
HANDBELL PLAYERS ARE NEEDED!!
Do you enjoy listening to the handbells? Have you ever thought you might like to learn to play? Now is the time. We have a couple openings in the Jubilate Handbell choir and would love to have you join us on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the choir room. Our first rehearsal will be on Monday, September 12. Please feel free to talk to any of the current members or call Donna Kinsler at 864-801-1313 if you have questions. We would love to have you join us!
and NEW CHOIR MEMBERS ARE STILL NEEDED
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! Please speak to Bob Chesebro if you are interested in joining.
Lee Road United Methodist Church (1377 East Lee Rd., Taylors) is sponsoring a Fight Human Trafficking Community Prayer Service on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. A representative from SWITCH (the local organization working to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the upstate of South Carolina) will provide information about their organization and resources to help in the fight against human trafficking. Everyone is invited to attend.
Did you find a clipboard with large manila envelope in or near our parking lot? If so, please let Debbie Rheaume know. The owners are looking for it!
Elayne Finkelstein seeks volunteers for:
If you’re available to help, please contact Elayne (864/238-6737 or email@example.com).
Workshop Invitation: Life Review – Memory Page Workshop
at Lutheran Hospice on Thursday August 25
Join us at 2:00–4:00 p.m. OR 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Presented by G.Ann Bjorkedal!
Door Prizes – Light Snacks – Fellowship.
Feel free to bring additional supplies – Feel encouraged to bring a friend.
Presentation on Life Review:
• Capturing life's special moments now
• Leaving a legacy gift for generations to come
GeorgAnn, Volunteer Extraordinaire will share:
• Inspiration on making memory pages
• Materials will be provided
• Finished products used for current patients
RSVP to dhoopes@LutheranHospice.org
Lutheran Hospice of the Upstate
429 N. Main Street, Suite 3
Greenville, SC 29601
Look at the first word of today’ gospel reading. NOW. Notice the last word. DOING. These are fitting bookends for the collection of stories about the mercy of Jesus, the timing of his grace, and the occurrence of his compassion. Now. Doing.
This episode in the synagogue repeatedly draws attention to time. It was the sabbath, a set-aside time for unbinding the scrolls to set God’s word free from the wrapping of scriptures. Eighteen years, a long span of suffering time for a woman, bent low because of a crippling spirit, quite unable to stand up straight. And then the very present moment in time when Jesus’ eyes fell upon her. He called her to himself and immediately in time she was set free from bondage. Then comes time delay—six other days—another time for tending to crippling spirits and bent bodies.
But! But, but, but . . . in no time at all, indignant objections began to rise up against Jesus beside the rising frame of the woman so long wrapped in bondage. Protesting and praising contested with one another, and it seemed to be about timing.
At another time, recorded earlier in Luke (chapter 4), the time when Jesus began his ministry, he was in the synagogue in Nazareth on the sabbath day. There, then, he unbound the scroll and began to read from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me . . . He has sent me to proclaim release . . . and recovery . . . to let the oppressed go free . . .” And then Jesus said, “Today . . .” NOW. DOING.
No well- or ill-intentioned indignation or objection will cripple Jesus’ mercy. In him, law is trumped by gospel. All the wrappings of bondage open a way to freedom, shame rises into joy, and all commandments submit to the one commandment of love.
The Staff :