Our chancel flowers are donated by Chris and Mary Strom in honor of their wedding anniversary and birthdays for Melissa and Andrew.
Our missionaries are sponsored to the Glory of God by Roberta and Dave Cathell.
Attendance 05/10/15: 8:30-26; 11:00- 98, Emergent – 14, Spanish - 28
General Fund $4340.00 Facilities Support $180.00 God’s Pantry $170.00
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—7:00 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Elayne Finkelstein, Mary Rose; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Sandy Wise, 11:00 Dru Yount, Acolyte – 11:00 TW Wilson; Counters – Tammy Pursley, Connie Gawne
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, Rita Davis, Cyril DeMars, William Dunsing, Pete Erbskorn, Jaime Fivecoat, Carl Kurtz, Jim Lee, Hal Linn, Mary McKeen, Dr. Bob Moser, Susan Seamon, Jerry Schulz, Virginia Simmons, Diane Tunila, Jean Voet, Annette Weaver and Doris Wooldridge who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Richard Chubb, Robert Heckel, Arlene Hellwig, Wally Lathan, Dot Wise, Lindsey Motley, Caroline Riggan 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 Service of the Word, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 12:30 Council Meeting, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion; MON – 10:00 WELCA, 6:00 SMART Recovery meeting, 7:00 Jubilate Handbell Practice, 7:00 WELCA; TUES – 6:00 Healthy Cooking Class; WED – 11:00 Kairos Bible Study, 6:30 Worship Board, 7:30 Choir practice; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry; SAT – 3:00 Praise Band Practice, 5:30 Emergent Worship; SUNDAY, MAY 24 – PENTECOST -
8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
Blood pressure and glucose testing will be provided free of charge this afternoon between 3 and 5 p.m. Thanks to Parish Nurse Joan Riley!
All ladies are invited to WELCA Bible studies meeting Monday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your friends!
Our monthly healthy cooking class will be held Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Let Pat George know if you would like to attend. Call or text 201-1684 or email email@example.com
Saturday evening, May 30th the emergent worship service will be followed by a pot luck dinner. ALL are invited. Worship at 5:30 and dinner will follow. Bring a dish to share.
PENTECOST NEXT SUNDAY! WEAR RED!
TODAY is last day to order geraniums!
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.
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 $50 fee IN NOW. Don't let your child miss this wonderful week of Faith Formation!
Messenger items FOR JUNE AND JULY are due on Wednesday.
COME AND SEE some amazing improvements to our playground! Thank you to everyone for your generosity!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Never Alone in Transitions
Transitions happen all the time. Couples get married, joining their homes as one. Seniors graduate from high school, ready to start the next chapter in life. People get new jobs, lose loved ones, become parents, move to different cities, and retire from careers. Good or bad, easy or difficult, transitions happen throughout life.
The disciples were in a time of transition. They were still getting used to the fact that Jesus wasn't dead, but risen. They were now getting to know Jesus in a new way, so different from the Messiah they had once been expecting. And now, too soon after his return from death, Jesus was leaving them once again. What were the disciples thinking as they watched Jesus being lifted up out of their sight? Were they scared, not knowing what they were supposed to do? Were they disappointed, having just gotten Jesus back, only to have him taken away? Were they anxious, not knowing what the future might hold?
Transitions can be full of uncertainty, and the disciples wanted to know what would happen next. But Jesus told them, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority" (Acts 1:7). The future was in God's hands, not the disciples', and while they may have felt alone, they weren't; God was with them. Christ was still there, even after death, present with the disciples in their quickly changing world.
When everything in your life feels like it is changing, know that God remains a constant presence, living with you through your highs, lows, and everything in between. When you feel caught in transition and don't know what the future might hold, know that God is by your side no matter what. Through the waters of baptism and the power of the Holy Spirit, God is with you always!
Where is God doing something new in the SC Synod ? CHeck this video out :
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org