Welcome

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, May 9th – Sixth Sunday of Easter

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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. Starting on Sunday, May 23rd, worship will be offered simultaneously in-person in the sanctuary and live-streamed, at our customary time of 10am. Per Phase 3 guidelines, the sanctuary seating limit during worship is 227 people.

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 information in the weeks to come.

In peace,

Pastor John L. Vaswig

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9:00am Sunday Morning Education Hour: A Study of Galatians Join Pastor Vaswig for Adult Education Hour on Zoom starting Sunday, May 2nd, at 9:00am. The book of Galatians is thought to be the first of Paul’s letters, an astonishing text written to a community who had forgotten or simply neglected the very message of freedom the Apostle had originally proclaimed. The book remains ever so pertinent to our lives as Christians living in the 21st century. So join us via Zoom:

9:00 AM Study of Galatians with Pastor John
Link: https://zoom.us/j/97225570244?pwd=NitqV3FiUGJqanZVNlNXYlcxRVVRUT09
Meeting ID: 972 2557 0244
Passcode: 064703
Dial-in: 253-215-8782

Missed last week’s Bible Study? Click Bible Study: Galatians – May 2, 2021 to hear it.

Saturday, May 22nd at 10:00 am In-Person Meet & Greet with Pastor Vaswig Meet Pastor John at Our Savior on Saturday, May 22nd at 10am, for some informal conversation and fellowship. Look for more information in coming announcements.

Thank You from the Montague Family Dear OSLC staff and congregation, we are so thankful for the outpouring of condolences, flowers, meals, and prayers. Our church family has always been important to us, and we know Marc meant a lot to everyone. He will be greatly missed. We also want to say goodbye to the OSLC community as we prepare to move to Walla Walla this summer. Thank you all for helping us raise our girls in the Lord’s way. May God bless each of you every day. -Kimberly, Ashley, and Anna Montague

Reflection:  Suffering and pain and loss are all too real and cannot be avoided, as much as we would like to.  If we have learned nothing else this past year, we have learned this. What role is God calling you to play in the re-purposing of the darkness of this last year and to contribute to transformation in 2021?  Adapted from an article by Beth Norcross, Wesley Theological Seminary, and brought to you with warm greetings by your OSLC Stewardship Team.

COVID Vaccination Site at Lake Sammamish State Park The Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership vaccination site, located at Lake Sammamish State Park has been operating for the last three weeks. This drive-through site is by appointment only operates Monday- Saturday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. It has been made possible through a partnership with the Snoqualmie Tribe, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish. Each week we have several specific spots available for people who live or work in Issaquah and might have difficulties accessing vaccines due to work schedules or any other barriers. They still have spots for this coming week, may 3-8th. If you know anyone who needs a vaccine and has not been able to make an appointment yet or need any support in navigating the scheduling system due to language barriers or any other, please contact Marisol Visser via email at marisolv@issaquahwa.gov or via phone, at (425) 837-3416.

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.

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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