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Our Savior Lutheran Church is a Christian community that seeks to fearlessly follow Jesus. Rooted in the good news of Jesus Christ, and the Lutheran tradition, we come from diverse places and experiences to grow as Christ’s disciples in faith, hope, and love. We hope you will join us!

Sunday, January 10th – Baptism of Our Lord

Christmas Blessings to you, Friends and Family of Our Savior,  

This is the link for viewing our worship video for this Sunday, The First Sunday after Epiphany, January 10—Baptism of Our Lord. The themes of the Sundays after Epiphany are designed to help us answer the question, “Who is this child, born in Bethlehem for the salvation of the world?” At the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit of God is heard giving an answer, “This is my beloved son.”

You are also encouraged to open the digital bulletin (available here) to follow a printed version of the service.

Be Well and of Good Cheer,

Pastor Jim

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Pastoral Reflection on Events of the Week: As the Church, and as individual members of it, our hearts are deeply disquieted by the events that have taken place in our nation’s capital, and in Olympia, this week. I find myself wanting to pray for everything all at once, peace, justice, wisdom, strength, comfort, consolation, hope. And so I rotate between these and more, hour by hour. But the words of Paul, in his letter to the Romans (8:26) are my true guide, “the Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”  May God bless us all.

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” For you from Miles Franklin, along with warmest winter greetings from your OSLC Stewardship Team!

Do you enjoy kitchen fellowship? The team that cooks the Issaquah Community Meal at OSLC each month (second Tuesday) could use a few more hands available to help prepare and pack meals. We meet monthly in the OSLC kitchen (masked, of course), and enjoy good fellowship while preparing a delicious meal for a thankful bunch of folks. If you’re interested, please reach out to Connie Fletcher at fletch501c@aol.com and she’ll add you to the list.

Stay Safe Mask Project Many of you have taken advantage of the opportunity to get hand-made masks from our OSLC quilters. We love that and encourage more of you to call now that mask wearing has become a requirement in public places. If you would like a mask, please contact Alice Lewis at 425-432-0366 or alice@motorplex.comOrders placed by Sunday each week will be ready on the following Thursday. We have both elastic and tie masks with several different designs. In addition, around the head elastic is available, for those using hearing aids. The masks are yours to keep. We are offering 2 per person, one to wash and one to wear.

Need help getting your groceries after you order them online? OSLC’s Reaching Out program may be able to help. A group of volunteers has agreed to perform grocery pick-up and delivery as needed. For grocery delivery, contact Ken Konigsmark at kenkonigsmark@yahoo.com or (425) 445-8656. To volunteer as a delivery person, contact Rick West at rickjanbecca@comcast.net.

Practicing Responsible Stewardship of Self:  Thank you for wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing and washing your hands. As you practice these safety measures you are doing what God has called and gifted you to do in this time and place—you are being a good steward of your spiritual gifts. By adhering to these safety measures you show your love for yourself, for your friends, neighbors and family, and ultimately you show the love God gives you as it is poured out to all those you encounter.

Each time you give your regular offering, you are ensuring support for your church community and the work Jesus calls us to do.  Whether making offerings as you normally would with a check via postal mail, or giving online using the “Electronic Giving” tab above, together we move forward as God’s generous, caring, supportive people—doing the work Jesus calls us to do! Warmest regards from your Stewardship Committee.

From Building and Grounds During the stay-at-home order, B&G’s has cancelled the church cleaning service since the building is not occupied. So, please remove all your trash/recycle items instead of throwing them in the trash or recycle bins. Take your trash home with you please. Thank you.

Prayers Your prayer requests are important to us. Requests for prayers continue to be taken by email or phone, and will be added to the weekly worship bulletin, Prayers of the People, and staff prayers. Email office@oslcissaquah.org, or call 425-392-4169 and leave a message with your prayer.

Office Hours The church office remains closed per the Governor’s Stay Safe – Stay at Home order. Staff are working from home and will respond to messages as we are able. 

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Important Announcement

Beloved Members and Friends of Our Savior Lutheran Church,

Blessings and Peace to all of you as you find ways to stay connected and full of hope during this new and highly unusual way to live.

Starting March 29th, I will be recording the reading of the lessons and a short sermon. You can find these videos by clicking the “YouTube” icon at the very top left of this page. You can also find a copy of Sunday’s worship bulletin by clicking on that Sunday’s post on the right side under “Latest News”.

I encourage you to find ways to connect with others as you work through this material. You are not alone.

Due to the Washington State ”Stay at Home” order, we have closed the office at the church building. Staff continue to work from home and will respond to messages as we are able.

At this point we do not know how long the suspension will be. We will monitor all the available information and resume our on-site ministry activities as soon as safely possible.

Be Well and of Good Cheer,

Pastor Jim Kruse

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Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care, please contact OSLC Transition Pastor Jim Kruse at 206-919-9520 (mobile) or JamesKruse814@gmail.com.

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