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OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL “Serving Christ—Serving Others—Changing Lives”
June 24, 2018
Weekly Newsletter Our Savior Offers Three Services on Sunday Morning
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Traditional Liturgical Worship Services with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. “Shout for Joy” Contemporary Worship and Praise with Holy Communion
Hospitalized Jane Sird, hospitalized this past week at Cleveland Clinic Davis Marczyk, 8 year old grandson of Gene and Sallie diagnosed with a cyst on his spine. Please Keep the Following Members in Prayer: David, Marianne & Michael DeMinck, Roger Detwiler, Debbie Holub, Luke Strang, Marilyn Gruenbaum, Pastor Rader, Jodi Waldron, Wayne Reinhardt, Val and Al Perry, Rene Cucci, Michael Hea, Maria Ullery, Al Wilkat, Larry Barden, Kristin McVey, Christian Bifield.
Nursing Home/Assisted Living/ Rehab. Assisted Living: Lillian Velez, Ted and Shirley Ray, Dorothy Hanser, Ken O’Brien, Marlene Venable. Rehabilitation at home: Sarah Tabor, Dolores Bethmann, Joe Mazzara Other Prayer Requests Church leadership, All former pastors and vicars of Our Savior, missionaries, chaplains, police, & firefighters. OSLS and Mirror Lake Elementary School, LifeNet4 Families, Food for the Poor, Mission Haiti, Alzheimer’s Association, Bold Justice, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Our nation, leaders, president and all people in armed services.
Members & Family in the Armed Services R.J. Warfel (nephew of Brian Warfel- undisclosed), Austin Simms (nephew of Mitch and Kim VanSant) in Germany, Anthony Valladares in Parris Island, Jorge Alberto- Peralta (son of Jorge Peralta) in Guam. Nicholas Mink stationed in IL, Ingrid Mink in Alaska. Dustin Mink in Florida, Jessica Lee (niece of Randy &Lynne Steinbeck) in Germany. Matthew Osborne (grandson of David & Marianne DeMinck), Kyle Thornton, (grandson of Susan George-Kenyon) Air Force . Members: Brian Strang in USA West Point, Us Army Garrison. Jonathan Brown has been deployed to an undisclosed base. Brandon Edelstein in Japan. Steven Morrison, in South Korea. Scott Tucek in Germany, Troy MacLean recently deployed to Japan Marines.
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY - JULY 1ST
Please call the church office if you have any questions about membership at Our Savior.
BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES June 24
th – 30
Happy Birthday! 25
th Michael Burkhardt, Katy Gallagher, Brad Heine, 26
th Bob Johnson,
28 th Jessica Mellott, 29
th Margie Lowe
Happy Anniversary! 24
th Dick and Linda Burkhardt 57 years
24 th Walter and Gloria Volz 57 years
28 th Charles and Sue Hofman 49 years
29 th Ed and Jane Nicklas 44 years
Lord Jesus, touch this congregation so we may learn from your Word and be strengthened by your nourishing love to
go out and serve our neighbors.
BBQ TODAY, JUNE 24 TH
AT 12:00 FOR OUR FRIEND HANK KUELTZO
Many of you know HANK KUELTZO a member of Our Savior for 37 years. Most of you know Hank as a devoted usher at our 8:00 service. However, in the years that he has been an active member Hank has been very involved in our youth ministry, properties and worship assistant. He has cooked, led youth on camping trips and supported the Military Overseas Team with enthusiasm and joy. Hank will be moving in July to Central Florida and we will celebrate his ministry with a BBQ lunch TODAY at 12:00 p.m. here at Our Savior. Everyone invited! Thank you Hank for Serving Christ-Serving Others-Changing Lives!
This Week at a Glance
Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. No Adult Bible
No Sunday School BBQ AT 12:00
FOR OUR FRIEND HANK KUELTZO
Mon 6/25 Tues. 6/26 Wed. 6/27
Bible Brunch 10:00 a.m. Bell Choir Practice 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. Thurs. 6/28
Shout for Joy practice 7:00 p.m. Fri. 6/29
Church Office Closed Sat. 6/30
Server Training 10 - noon Sun. July 1
New Member Sunday Patriotic Services
Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. NO Adult Bible Class
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Patriotic Concert at 3pm (see insert)
First Baptist 301 E. Broward Blvd. Ft. Laud.
INDEPENDENCE DAY On Wednesday, July 4
th Our Savior will
have a float in the Plantation parade
beginning at 9:00 am on Broward Blvd.
Following the parade there will be a 4 th of
July picnic here on campus. See the insert
for more information.
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE IN CHRIST
As measured by our church attendance: These numbers represent Jan. – Dec. Average Sunday Attendance 220 Average Last Year 223 Attendance 6/17/18 217
Sunday, June 24 th
BBQ after the 11:00 service
To say farewell to Hank Kueltzo
Saturday, June 30 th
Sunday Server Training 10-noon
(All Worship Assistants, Liturgist,
Ushers, Acolytes and Crucifers)
Sunday, July 1 st
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY
Wednesday, July 4 th
Our Savior Float in the
Plantation Parade 9:00 a.m.
PICNIC AT 12:00 P.M.
Here on Church Property
Saturday, July 14 th
Rummage Sale is postponed
Sunday, July 15 th
Annual Meeting 12:15pm
Monday, July 16 th
Women’s Group Meeting 7 pm
ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, July 15th at 12:15 p.m.
Beginning with a Pizza and Salad Lunch,
Ice Cream Dessert!
It’s time again to review our budget, our
slate of officers and enjoy time together
with a lunch. (Free will offering for lunch)
A flash of perspective If summer storms make you or a loved one
nervous, the perspective one mom offered
her young son might help.
Though lightning can be harmful, God
created it for good: The powerful
electricity converts unusable nitrogen to
nitrate, which plants need for growth and
human bodies use to produce proteins.
The boy was still uncertain, so Mom
continued. “Did you know there’s lightning in
heaven?”(See the description of John’s
vision in Revelation 4:5.)
“And nothing in heaven can hurt,” said the
boy, catching on.
Mom added, “Plus, lightning reminds me that
Jesus is coming. Matthew (24:27, NIV) says,
‘As lightning that comes from the east is
visible even in the west, so will be the
coming of the Son of Man.’”
This summer, as lightning brightens the sky,
reassure yourself — or a child — of
lightning’s purpose and wonder.
—Based on “I’m Afraid of Thunder and
Lightning,” Family Time Story Devotions
PASTOR TONY SHARES ABOUT HIS RECENT TRIP TO JAPAN………..
“Are you okay?” asks Megan, 15, the youngest of seven high school students Tony Durante is chaperoning in Japan. She notices that Durante is quiet, downcast and melancholy as he lines up the group’s suitcases in the hall of the El Inn in Kyoto in preparation for the 7,000 mile flight back to America. It is 8 a.m. June 16
th , the last day of a very successful week-long
Student Ambassador trip to Miyazu, the sister city of Delray Beach, Florida.
Sisters of Delray Beach, Inc. has biennially selected local high school students to send to Miyazu since 2001. Students Stephanie Altamirano, Ashley Backus, Joshua Bowes, Rebecca Lepp, Megan O’Connor, Neissa Philemon and Dylan Tran were chosen for the 2018 tour. In a coastal town on the Japan Sea the youth participate in home stay and the daily school life of youth like themselves for four days. The trip concludes with two days in Kyoto, Japan’s historic and cultural capital sightseeing at famous, centuries old sites. The seven students spent nine months in orientation doing fundraisers, learning about Japan and the language and about the City of Delray Beach prior to their departure on June 8
Although Sister of Delray Beach, Inc. is unaffiliated with any church, its student ambassador program is a personal mission for Durante. Over the years it has allowed for students and their families of different or no faith backgrounds in the ambassador program and in Japan to develop a relationship with a Christian pastor. Durante shares his faith during his home stay with his hosts Mr. and Mrs. Okamoto, Buddhists who reside in Miyazu. He spoke at the farewell party on his group’s final evening in Miyazu and related his experience to Mark 3:31- 35 when Jesus visited someone’s home and found an adoptive family in the crowd that had gathered there to hear him. Durante, motioning to all present at the party and then to Mrs. Okamoto, said how the people of Miyazu had become his brother, sister and mother during the tour.
When it was time to return to the U.S. on June 16 Durante was overcome with emotion as he realized the mission was concluding—the culmination of months of preparation, sleepless nights and day-long vigils minding the students in Japan was completed. The students had made him proud in how they applied manners that Durante had taught them in orient