Sunday, June 9th, was the last meeting of our regular school year Sunday children's Grace Place. We are encouraging families to use this break to worship together. Children may not truly have a sense of belonging to the family of God until the church becomes a child's place of worship. Nurture in both studying the Word of God and the act of worshiping together are both important in the faith formation of young and old alike. They learn how to worship as you model worship for them and help them engage in the parts of the service. Watch for tips and resources for worshiping together this summer.
See you in worship this summer!
Pastor Kumfer announced that he has accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville, Minnesota. We thank Pastor Kumfer and his family for all the blessings they have bestowed on the staff, Open Arms, and members of OSWLC, and we wish them all the best as God leads them in a new direction.
Pastor Kumfer’s last day will be July 1st. Please continue to keep the Kumfer family in your prayers and may God bless them as their journey continues.
Please join us as we celebrate and thank Pastor Justin, Katrina, and the boys, for the time they have shared at OSWLC! We will have a farewell luncheon (burgers & hot dogs) and a special dessert immediately following the 11:00 am service on June 30th. We hope you will stay for this event to celebrate the Kumfer family and wish them well.
Click here to read Pastor Kumfer's letter to the congregation.
OSWLC member, Abby Middleton, has the lead in Amazing Grace: The Broadway Musical at the Museum of the Bible in DC. The show runs through August 18th with showtimes on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
For more information, click here. Discount tickets are available on www.Goldstar.com Show tickets include two hours in the museum before the show.
Calling All Preschool and School-Age Parents!
If you are looking for a fun and safe environment for your child this summer, join us here for Camp Glow (God Loves Our World). We offer a preschool summer camp for children ages 3 and up, as well as a school-age summer camp for children currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Our preschool camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and offers children a chance for sensory play, water play, weekly themes, and walking trips.
Our school-age camp offers extended care Monday through Friday with part-time options and follows weekly themes with field trips, weekly pool trips, chapel, and so much more!
If you have any questions about Camp GLOW summer camp, please contact Leeann Dekock.
Self-study and mentoring class
This is the second class in the OSWLC discipleship series, which is held online and can be done at your convenience. You will discover how you are uniquely gifted by God, shaped for serving God, and for sharing His love. A mentor is available to help you and guide you through this self-study.
If you are interested in learning more about your spiritual gifts or this self-study, contact Pastor Peterson.
Sundays at 9:30 am
This is the third class in the OSWLC discipleship series, which runs for six weeks on Sunday mornings. Our discussion is based on Greg Finke’s book, “Joining Jesus on His Mission.” Participants will receive very practical ideas for how to apply their faith in Jesus Christ to their daily life, enabling you to be in mission wherever you are and whatever you are doing. The class will be taught by Jim Kane and Pastor Peterson. All are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Kane or Pastor Peterson.
OSWLC is in need of volunteers to pick up food in the evening and/or deliver food during the day. Volunteers can be individuals, a family, a small group team, or a group of your friends. Please consider volunteering your time to this worthy cause.
Please note, that some restaurants are beginning their summer hours and may change their operating hours. The Panera Bread in Landsdowne is one of the stores that will be adjusting their hours. Be sure to call the restaurant you will be picking up from beforehand.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Colvin.
Melissa Colvin, (540)460-3476
Sunday, July 21st to Thursday, July 25th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 3.5 to grade 5 completed
Children age 3 to 3.5 may attend if accompanied nightly by a parent or another adult
At ROAR VBS, kids will discover that GOD is GOOD, even when life gets wild. Our Bible stories will take us to ancient Egypt and a trek through the desert with the Israelites, who also find that God is Good to them as they go from slavery to the Promised Land. Join us for an epic adventure as we grow a FEROCIOUS FAITH for this WILD Life.
Register now by clicking on the here.
Join our VBS Ministry team NOW!
VBS is only possible with great volunteers of all ages. Activity Leaders, Crew Leaders, Decorators, Registration, and Dinner planners can register now to help us make plans for our exciting safari! Contact Barb Yarbrough if you have any questions and click here to join our team.
Important Dates for ROAR VBS
June 28th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm-Training for Event and Station Team leaders & assistants and Crew leaders and assistants
June 30th: Register and pay so we can assure materials for all! This is the last day to register to guarantee a T-shirt. Registration will remain open after June 30th, but shirt size may be limited.
July 13th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am-Alternate Training Session for Volunteers.
Friday, July 19th at 6:30 pm: Set up and Decorating Main spaces.
Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm-Set up and Decorating Main spaces.
Sunday, July 21st from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Final set up-Lobby and Sanctuary.
ROAR VBS is being held Sunday, July 21st to Thursday, July 25th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Barbara Yarbrough, (703)858-9254