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  • OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL “Serving Christ—Serving Others—Changing Lives”

    February 25, 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

    In Sympathy Our Christian sympathy is extended to Harold Rodriguez and family as they mourn the death of his Aunt, MARIA CHRISTINA NORMAN, who died in the Lord this past week at the age of 76. Hospitalized Joe Mazzara, son of Mitch and Kim VanSant, hospitalized at Broward General following a motor cycle accident on January 31

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    Merle Lietz, grandfather of Carisa Meier, hospitalized with double pneumonia.

    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, Linda Burkhardt, Debra Bele, Dolores Camillio, Val Perry, Rene Cucci, James Leone, Michael Hea, Taetia Dorsett.

    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,

    “We pray for those whose names we have collected in worship today.”

    Other Prayer Requests The community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – their families, staff and friends. Pastor Durante and family as he prepares to assume the role of Pastor here at Our Savior, 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.

    Flowers that adorn our chancel were given by: Karen Walbridge in thanksgiving for many blessings.

    Members & Family in the Armed Services Austin Simms ( nephew of Mitch and Kim VanSant) in Germany, Anthony Valladares in Parris Island, Jorge Alberto-Peralta (son of Jorge Peralta) in Saudi-Arabia. Nicholas Mink (grandson of Allan and Jan Mink), stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station, IL, Ingrid Mink (granddaughter of Allan& Jan Mink) in South Korea. Jessica Lee (niece of Randy &Lynne Steinbeck) in Germany. Matthew Osborne (grandson of David & Marianne DeMinck) deployed (undisclosed location), Kyle Thornton, (grandson of Susan George- Kenyon) Air Force . Members: Brian Strang in USA West Point, Us Army Garrison. Jonathan Brown in Ft. Campbell. Brandon Edelstein in Japan. Steven Morrison in Dayton, Ohio. Scott Tucek in Germany, Troy MacLean in Paris Island-Marines.

    THANK YOU! Thank you Pastor Medley for leading us in worship this morning. Since Pastor Medley and his wife Barbara retired and moved to Florida in 2000, he has been serving our congregation as a guest pastor on numerous occasions. We really appreciate your willingness to “Serve.”

    A warm welcome to all as we gather for worship, Christian education and

    fellowship. Please greet one another with the Lord’s peace.

  • Wednesday Feb. 28


    Lent 2 – “Loneliness” Thursday, March 1


    Book Club 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7


    Lent 3 - “Consolation and Comfort of Friends” Friday, March 9


    Youth Group Movie Night Saturday, March 10


    Laugh-In – Talent – Potluck Dinner Sunday, March 11


    Daylight Saving Time Begins LifeNet4Families Sunday Wednesday, March 14


    Lent 4 – “The Beauty of Solitude” Saturday, March 17


    Knight for a Day Monday, March 19


    Women’s Group Meeting 7 pm Wednesday, March 21


    Lent 5 –(final) :The Suffering Servant” Thursday, March 22


    Church Planning Council Meeting 6 pm Saturday, March 24


    WORK DAY 9-noon Prayer Walk 9:00 a.m. Sunday, March 25


    PALM SUNDAY Monday, Mach 26


    Pastor Durante’s First Day!

    This Week at a Glance Sun. 2/25

    Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

    Confirmation Class 9:30 a.m. Monday 2/26

    Tues. 2/27 Wed. 2/28

    Bible Brunch 10:00 a.m. LENTEN SERVICE 12:15 & 7:00 PM

    Handbell Practice 6:00 p.m. Thurs. 3/1

    Book Club 6:30 p.m. Fri. 3/2

    Church Office Closed Sat. 3/3

    Work Day 9 - noon Sun. 3/4

    Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

    Confirmation Class 9:30 a.m.


    th – March 3


    Happy Birthday! 25

    th David Cartwright, Pastor Tony Durante,

    26 th Linda Verdi, 28

    th Maureen Burrows,

    Michael Martinez, 29 th Olga Gotting,

    2 nd

    Daniel Brown, Avia-Ann Lezeau, Nadine Reinhardt, Lollie Sollanek

    Happy Anniversary! 26

    th Marlon and Katherine Gutierrez 17 years

    28 th Scott and Kassie Simpson 20 years

    29 th Bob and Rose Johnson 53 years

    2 nd

    Heston and Sandra Curry Sr. 16 years

    Ways to Give to Anna Moore

    Wycliffe Bible Translator

    Checks can be made payable to Wycliffe

    Bible Translators with a separate note

    indicating “For the Wycliffe ministry of

    Anna Moore (#273709).”

    Wycliffe Bible Translators

    P.O. Box 628200

    Orlando, FL 32862-8200

    Or give online at:




    As measured by our church attendance:

    These numbers represent Jan. – Dec.

    Average Sunday Attendance 210

    Average Last Year 219

    Attendance 2/18/2018 226

    Lenten Service Attendance - 34

    On Sunday, February 18th, Pastor Tony Durante addressed the congregation and let us know that HE ACCEPTS the call given to him to serve as the pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. Pictured below is Pastor Durante and his wife, Junko and daughters; Aya, Mika and Tae´. We will keep the congregation informed as we plan on his installation date.

  • Adult Bible Study 9:30 AM in the conference room.

    The Book of Daniel

    We will be reading and discussing

    the life, times, dream interpretations, visions and prophecies of Daniel.

    MEN’S CLUB As mentioned in Pastor Moore’s farewell luncheon, the Military Overseas Support Team (M.O.S.T.) needs our help. Karen Walbridge can no longer run this mission

    project by herself. The school is supporting this mission as is the Women’s Group and Outreach Board. This is temporary support. I have proposed that we form a men’s group

    that will help Karen and support this mission. So far John Wheeler, Robert Montreuil and Bill May have contacted me and offered their time and talent. Are there any other men out there that will come forward and join these men in support of our military? Brad Heine (954) 253-7584 Bsh625@comcast.net

    PARABLES FROM LIFE – LENT 2018 After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River

    by John, he went into the desert for 40 days, a

    period of preparation and reflection which included the vicious temptations of Satan to

    divert Him from his ministry before HE even

    began. Jesus prevailed. As we begin our season of Lent, an occasion of reflection and

    introspection into our innermost heart and soul,

    we do so in anticipation of walking with Jesus

    through some experiences we’ve had in our own desert. Many illustrations Pastor Volz

    will employ during this Lenten series will

    come from his 56 years of ministry and will be actual situations and events which he can share

    without violating any personal confidences.,

    As we walk through our desert we do so with great confidence since we know that Jesus has

    already made that walk.

    The Lenten Theme this year will be:

    Parables from Life!!

    BIBLE STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY The conference room in Luther Hall has been outfitted with a new smart,

    widescreen 55” TV thanks to the effort of multiple people and groups. The Bible Brunch ladies, spearheaded by Dorothy Schawk, provided the funding; Dawn Banford, on the school staff,

    researched and recommended the model, she also set up the connections and is helping users configure their devices to connect wirelessly to the TV; the church purchased the mounting hardware; John Strang and Howard Fischer, of the Lay Ministry and Properties Committee, installed the TV on the wall. The TV will be used by all of the groups here at Our Savior. We are truly blessed to have such cooperation and participation by so many people. Please stop by and check out the TV in the conference room.

    WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE BRUNCH Dorothy Schawk will lead the group with a special class on “Discovering Hope” in the Psalms.

    Be in the WORD

  • MRS. BECKY HARTER My name is Becky Harter, and I am so very happy to have the opportunity to


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