Weekly eNewsletter of Our Saviour Lutheran Church
November 22, 2013
|This Sunday |
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee, will offer three holy communion services at 8:15, 10:45 AM.
Heartsong is at 10:45.
Sunday School at 9:30 AM.
A nursery is provided.
All are welcome.
For further information
about OSLC, please
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28th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:15 AM - Holy Communion
9:30 AM - Sunday School
10:45 AM - Holy Communion
10:45 AM - Heartsong/Holy Communion
3:00 PM - Confirmation Class
6:00 PM - Annual Thanksgiving Meal & Worship
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
10:00 AM - Cover Girls
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
9:30 AM - Bible Study
6:30 PM - Bible Study
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - THANKSGIVING
Church Office closed
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Church Office closed
Christ the King
Pilate said, "So you are a king?" Jesus responded, "You say I am a king..." (John 18:37)
It was written (much to the chagrin of the Sanhedrin) upon a sign and hung over Jesus' head at the top of his cross. It said, "This is the King of the Jews." Even though it was the very thing that got the Lord there to Golgotha, they still didn't like it penned above this waywar
d carpenter's head. He wasn't their king!
The Pharisees and Sadducees had tried other ways to get Pilate to hear their pleas and put this guy out of their misery. They finally found a way by allowing Him to bear the moniker of "King." That put Pilate in a bad place because according to Roman law, there was no king but Caesar. To not respond might cost Pilate his job. These mean scribes had painted the Pontius into a corner - one he could not escape except to give into their wishes.
One of my favorite hymns, "Beautiful Savior," contains the image: "...king of creation..." This Sunday we will sing, "Crown Him with Many Crowns," a hymn appropriate for the final Sunday of the Church Year. The cross that hangs above the altar at Our Saviour Lutheran Church is NOT a crucifix but rather a "Christus Rex." Jesus is decked out in all his finery, in all his priestly garb, signifying not a dying king but one who now was alive and ministering to all who come to worship him. If you look closely the Lord's hands are outward and alongside the crossbeam of the cross but they are no longer bound there by ropes and nails. He is set free, and, as I have often said to the children who gather for their little sermon-that Jesus is holding out his arms and is about to reach down and scoop them all up in his arms!
As the first season of the church year quickly approaches (Advent), take a moment to think, pray, and give thanks that the Son of God - the Savior of the Nations - the King of all glory, seen and unseen - did suffer, he did die, but he was raised to life by his father to proclaim his priestly and compassionate victory over all things, even death! In this we have hope. In this we should live each day with boldness and no fear. God is alive, and like the children, he is ready to reach down and scoop all of us into his loving arms!
Christ is the King. Alleluia! Celebrate and praise God!
And remember that God loves you and so do we!
The Sheep and The Goats
Jim Flints Web Journal
Time and Talent Survey
Carefully consider your talents and skills, and think about ways you can contribute to the activities of the church. Please complete the Time and Talent survey on line or pick up a paper copy at the church. Let us know what you would like to share with the church in the new year.
The online version can be found on the web site: www.oslc2.cc .
Click on the Time and Talent announcement to go to the link.
The password will be DuncanIdaho with both D and I uppercase.
When you reach the last page of the survey, it will be automatically saved.
Note for those using Internet Explorer
In internet explorer there is a function called compatibility view settings.
You may access this by right clicking on the top of the browsers screen and choosing menu bar.
This will bring up the standard Microsoft menu bar at the top right of the browser screen.
one of the option will be tools click it and a dropdown menu will appear.
about two thirds of the way down is compatibility view settings choose it and a window will pop up.
at the bottom of the pop up window check box that says show alll sites in compatibility view.
then close the window and go to the website it will work.
November New Sense Available Online
The November edition of OSLC's monthly New Sense newsletter is available online, at the OSLC web site.
You may view the current New Sense edition by
Coming Up at OSLC
Remember! Blood pressure checks are available every third Sunday after worship services in the north narthex.
WEEKDAY BIBLE STUDY:
Pastor Jim is planning to start a study in November. There is a sheet for your suggestions of a book of the Bible you would like to study on the board in the library hallway.
ADULT SUNDAY CLASS:
BLESSED are we when you join us for Sunday School. We will begin a new course next week based on J. Ellsworth Kalas' take on "Beatitudes from the Back Side". It all begins at 9:30 AM in the library.
Monday, November 25, 10:00 AM in the fellowship hall.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4:00 PM AT OSLC:
Advent Service of Lessons, Carols, and Communion (Our Saviour Lutheran Church and St. John's Episcopal Church). A covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COVERED DISH MEAL AND WORSHIP:
Next Sunday, November 24, 6:00
PM, in the fellowship hall. We are asking each family to bring one main dish and either a vegetable,
salad, or dessert. Drinks will be provided. Worship will follow in the fellowship hall.
"Deck the Halls" Christmas Brunch, Saturday, December I, 9:00 AM, OSLC fellowship hall. Bring a favorite brunch dish to share. Coffee, juice, egg casseroles, and pancakes
will be provided.
Sign-up lists are posted on the bulletin boards. Please list your name and the dedication you desire (use one line for each poinsettia you order). The cost is $12.00 each.
A sign-up list for September/October is posted on the bulletin board near the nursery. Please sign up!
NURSERY ATTENDANTS NEEDED:
A sign-up list for September is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up! We need your help!
The flower chart for 2013 is posted on the bulletin board near the fellowship hall.
Two families may sign for any Sunday, if mutually agreed (PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK WITH THE PREVIOUS SIGNERS. They may be celebrating a special occasion and want to give both flower arrangements on that day).
PASSWORD FOR THE WEB SITE:
There is a new password for getting into the Member Directory and other protected areas on the OSLC web site (oslc.cc). The password is: os123321 (lower-case letters 'o' and 's' followed by the digits 123321).
PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH :
October / November
for Haven of Mercy
For October-November, our focus will turn to Haven of Mercy of Johnson City.
Haven of Mercy offers nutritious meals, hot showers, and a warm, safe place to sleep for men who come to their doors during their most desperate points in life. They don't stop with food and shelter as Haven of Mercy seeks to minister to the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs of these men. It is their goal to foster an atmosphere of trust, accountability, and responsibility according to the Gospel. They have a thrift store on Broadway for donations of clothing and furniture.
Deodorant Shampoo Soap
Shaving cream Razors Combs
Paper Towels Toilet Paper Kleenex
Twin Bed Sheets and Blankets
Designated boxes are located in the hallway and the fellowship hall for your donations.
The OSLC Prayer List
Roger Bailey; Tony Bowman; Chuck Hudson; James and Maggie Flint; Fred Beckelhimer; Jesse Wolf; Janice Knipp; Brenda Snyder; Jim Koller; Sonja Dalton; Truman Billings; Willie Weems; Barbara Willis; Mary Ostermeyer; Jennifer Stafford; Wendi Garrison
Family Members and Friends:
Alice Sulkowski; Jason Rakel; Nancy Bollinger; Rosemary Beier Doug Beier; Anita Jones; Linda Wright; Betty Essmann; Nina Winger; Julianne Sneckenberger; Mark Mullinex; Zane Williams; Byrum O'Guin; Esther Hasselbeck; Rev. Reece Harris; Rebecca Smith; Sarah Brandt, Dick Firth; Pat Morgan; Melissa Hager; Janet Harvey; Kristen Stanford; Barbara Franklin; Gary and Kim Townsend; Rev. Willis Bowers; Donna and Jeff Stout; Arlene Toft; George and Beth Abel; Steve Smith; Angie, Bailey, and Eric Moore; Carey Outen; Taylor Moore; Kara Tippetts; Bob Sutton; Pam Reed; Virginia Creasy; Haley and Cody Grissin; Dennis Bird; Don Newland. SPECIAL PRAYERS for the people of the Philippines.
for the people of the Philippines.
Military Service - Members:Marie Strait(MC USN, Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD); Nick Harris(Air Force; Salt Lake City, UT).
Military Service - Friends and family:
Nick Hodge (Air Forceiend of the Flints;Chase Estep(Marines) brother of Clint Estep,Kevin Phillipps(Army) friend of the Wolfs; Alycia Horvath (Marines, Quantico, VA) great niece of Thomas Simonson;Matthew Sibenaller(Army, Afghanistan) godson of Ed Wolff;David Guck(Marines, King's Bay, GA) friend of the Wolfs; Michael Hudson, (US Coast Guard, Kittery, ME) son of Charles and Carol Hudson; Nick Vogt(Army,Walter Reed) friend of Larry and Inez Glauer; Stephen Miller (Army, Afghanistan) friend of the Goldens
|ELCA disburses $1 million |
One of the most powerful storms recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan
, struck the central Philippines on Friday, November 8. Approximately 9.5 million people have been impacted by the storm, and local officials estimate that up to 10,000 people have died in the Leyte Province city of Tacloban alone.
The ELCA provided $1 million towards relief efforts for
survivors. One hundred percent of the funds are being disbursed through Lutheran Disaster Response to Lutheran World Relief to help those impacted. As individuals and congregations, we can continue to respond by offering our prayers and financial assistance. Click here
to make a donation. Use the bulletin insert to encourage support from your congregation.
Thought for the Month
YOU are the church.
Think about how you wish your church were different.
Now, BE the difference!
are given to the glory of God by
Sean, Kristie, and Aubrey Golden in memory of Theodore and Ann Golden.
|Families of the Week
Chuck and Kay Scheurer
|Our Purpose||Make disciples, and grow in grace.|
We love God and neighbor, so that all people will be disciples.