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OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL Serving ChristServing OthersChanging Lives
December 17, 2017
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 the family of Cindy Yadgaroff who died in the Lord on December 7
th at the age of 67 following a long
battle with cancer. Roland Forstner, long time member of Our Savior and a former congregational president, died this past week in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife Sue and two sons, Mark and Brian. The boys attended our pre-school and Lutheran Central and were confirmed at Our Savior. Roland spent 41 years as a pilot, for Pan Am and then Delta. Funeral will be at the National Cemetery in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Hospitalized or Surgery Duane Srot undergoing neurosurgery on his neck on Tuesday, December 19
Please Keep the Following Members in Prayer: David, Marianne & Michael DeMinck, Roger Detwiler, Debbie Holub, Pastor Ed Nicklas, Luke Strang, Marilyn Gruenbaum, Pastor Rader, Rene Cucci, Rick and Maria Ullery, Jodi Waldron, Barbara Fischer, Wayne Reinhardt, Linda Burkhardt, Phil and Mary Jane Neils, Shawna Cartwright, Al and Val Perry, Josie Rivera-Abdo, Jim Cucci, Debra Bele, Dolores Camillio, Michael Hea, Rolf Fischer,
Nursing Home/Assisted Living/ Rehab. Assisted Living: Lillian Velez, Ted and Shirley Ray, Dorothy Hanser, Ken OBrien, Marlene Venable. Rehabilitation at home: Sarah Tabor, Dolores Bethmann.
Flowers that adorn our chancel this morning were given by: Michael and Betty Hea in loving memory of their daughter Suzanne Lynn Hea.
Other Prayer Requests Pastor Moore as he leads our congregation as interim pastor, our call committee, leadership, 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, Alzheimers Association, Bold Justice, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Our nation and its leaders, president and all people in armed services. 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
On Sat., Dec. 23rd
the Altar Guild will be preparing the church for Christmas. Many
poinsettias will be delivered and we will also be putting the candelabras up and getting all
the Christmas bulletins ready. Need lots of help! Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on the 23rd.
CHRISTMAS EVE Sunday, Dec. 24
Families with Children
Includes a message geared for children.
7:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service
CHRISTMAS DAY Monday, Dec. 25
th 10:00 a.m.
ONE SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Sunday Dec. 24th at 10:00 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
ONE SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 a.m.
This Week at a Glance
Sunday of Advent
Back to Church Sunday
Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School Christmas Program 9:30am
Womens Group Christmas Party 7 pm
Bible Brunch 10:30 a.m.
Handbell Practice 6:00 p.m.
Advent Service 7:00 p.m.
Last half day of school till January 9th
Church Office Closed at Noon
Need helpers at 10:00 a.m. to set up the
church for Christmas!!
4th Sunday of Advent
One Morning Service 10:00 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
5:00 PM AND 7:00 PM
Monday December 25th
10:00 a.m. Christmas Service
Sunday December 31st
One Morning Service 10:00 a.m.
SPOKE FOLK CONCERT 5:00 P.M.
SPOKE FOLK CONCERT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST 5:00 P.M.
You are invited to share in the ministry of Spoke Folk, who will bike here to share their faith using music, drama and puppets. The group will be spending the night at Our Savior and the Children and Youth Ministry is providing a dinner for them. If you can make a dessert for the group please see the sign -up sheet at the guest center. To learn more about Spoke Folk please visit: www.spokefolk.org
THANK YOU Judy Detwiler sends her heartfelt thanks to the congregation for the prayers, calls, and cards she received upon the death of her mom.
OUR RESPONSE TO GODS LOVE IN CHRIST
As measured by our church attendance:
These numbers represent Jan. Dec.
Average Sunday Attendance 217
Average Last Year 248
Attendance 12/10/2017 536
(Elementary/MS Christmas Program at 11:00)
Midweek Advent Service attendance 30
Fabulous Christmas Concert on Dec. 9th 77
Please join us for the Advent Midweek Service on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm. It's fine to prepare your house for Christmas by decorating, and it's fine to prepare for Christmas by purchasing and wrapping gifts for the people you love, but what about preparing your heart to celebrate Christmas? You're welcome to join our Wednesday chapel services at 8:30 am, but this year we'll be offering evening services
as well. Please plan to come!
Ladies, mark your calendar for
December 18th starting at 7:00 pm. This
is the date for our next Womens Group
Christmas Social. There will be games,
food and lots of fun. This year our gift
exchange will be kitchen Christmas
linens, tea towels, pot holders, aprons,
etc. If you would like to participate in
the exchange, wrap up something
festive and join in all the fellowship.
This should get us all in the Christmas
Our next Book Club meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 4th, at 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
Contact Carol Tucek for more information:
Hi! My name is Megan Strubbe and this is my 22
nd year teaching 3 year olds at Our
Savior Lutheran School. I taught 4 year olds my first year and also spent 2 years assisting Mrs. DePasquale in the Kindergarten classroom. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Michigan and Illinois, and after graduating from high school, I attended Northern Illinois University. I then moved to Florida to finish school and have lived here ever since. I married my husband, Pete, in 1981 and we have three married daughters who all live in Florida. Although I went to college for fashion and business, it was after having my children that my career path changed when I realized how much I loved nurturing and teaching children. To me, every year is a new beginning and brings new opportunities to make positive differences in the lives of young children. For this I am very thankful.
Getting to Know Our Teachers
Stars of the Week K David Faux (not pictured) 1 Manbir Cheema 2/3 Nyla Tobias (not pictured) 4 Madison Jones 5 Giuliano Natale
MS Katie Harter
December 22nd at noon until
Tuesday, January 9th
TO OUR SCHOOL FAMILIES!
THANK YOU SUNDAY SCHOOL STAFF AND STUDENTS! Thank you to all of our Sunday school students for telling us the Christmas Story
this morning at the 9:30 service. A special note of thanks to our Sunday school teachers who share Christ with our
children faithfully each and every week! Thank you for the joy you bring to Gods Word, inspiring our children to learn more!
Tammy Weidner Children and Youth Ministry Chair Ellen Clark Superintendent Jennifer Strickman -3rd-6th grade Preston Strickman, Assistant Ellen Clark P-K 2nd grade Drew Clark, Assistant
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! On behalf of our servicemen and women overseas, we want to thank the congregation and students of Our Savior Lutheran Church and School for your overwhelming outpouring of Christmas Cards and beautiful Christmas Artwork. We know from previous experience that these personal expressions from our congregation and our students touch the hearts of our soldiers as few other things can. Each message is a special gift from God through you to them. We thank you for your goodness and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Lynne Steinbeck and Karen Walbridge Military Overseas Support Team M.O.S.T.
Thank you to our Praise Team for the beautiful Christmas Concert they put on last Saturday, under the direction of Guy Shepherd. This team is so incredibly talented and they give of their time and talents for the Glory of God each week at our Shout for Joy service. Helena DeTorres,Christina Flahive, John-Paul Go