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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, April 18th – Third Sunday of Easter

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This Sunday: Worship Live with Our Savior at 10 am! Beginning this Sunday, April 18th, services will be “broadcast live” from our sanctuary on OSLC’s YouTube channel at our customary 10:00 am service time.

Use this link to Worship Live with us on Sunday morning. The accompanying service bulletin is attached here. Note: if you try the link prior to 10 am on Sunday, you may see a message “video unavailable.”

Unable to watch at 10:00am? A recording of the service will be available following the service on the Our Savior YouTube Channel.

Can we gather for worship at OSLC? No, not yet. Our congregation continues to follow the guidance of our State & Synod leadership for a gradual, safe return to our in-person life together. Watch for updated info in the weeks to come.

In peace,

Pastor John L. Vaswig

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Coming in May: Sunday Morning Education Hour Returns Pastor Vaswig will begin an Adult Education class on Sunday, May 2nd, at 9:00am, prior to the 10:00am worship time. Watch these weekly announcements for further details.

Contribute Now to Community Meals “I don’t know where else I would go for food if Meals wasn’t here” –  Issaquah Meals Program Guest. The Community Outreach Team at Our Savior provides two Community Meals each month, which is a significant contribution. However, there are costs associated with providing part time staff at the Community Hall  to support the volunteers and to provide assistance to the patrons. The staff have also taken on providing home delivered meals to those who can’t get out. During the snow and cold this winter, they helped place homeless patrons in shelter. It would be very difficult for our volunteers to provide the meal without this staff assistance. Please help this program if you can by making a donation. Click here to give. Connie Fletcher, Chair Community Outreach

Have you ever thought of creation care in reverse—starting with how creation cares for us, rather than how we care for it? Your OSLC Stewardship Team invites all of us to consider observing Earth Day next week, April 22nd, by thinking about Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill’s thought-provoking question raised in his article, “Creation Care in Reverse,” and found online at: https://faithlead.luthersem.edu/creation-care-in-reverse .  A thankful Earth Day to all from our team!

COVID Vaccine Information Wendy Winslow would like to share the following Facebook group that she found useful in locating vaccine opportunities: findaCOVIDshotWA. You can search the group in Facebook or click https://www.facebook.com/groups/findacovidshotwa/. The page is run by a volunteer group that is helping people find appointments. Once you sign up on the group page, you will get notifications and links to places that have appointments available.

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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Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care, please contact Pastor John Vaswig at 253-677-4515  (mobile) or JLVaswig@gmail.com.

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