|Stewardship Campaign (11/25)|
|Volunteers needed for Christmas Eve (11/25)|
|OSWLC Congregational Voters' Assembly Results (11/18)|
|Donate Christmas decorations (11/18)|
|Thank you OSWLC (11/18)|
|Worship announcement (11/15)|
|OSWLC apparel - youth fundraiser (updated 11/11)|
|OSWLC Pastor Profile Search (updated 11/4)|
|The Angels are here (updated 11/4)|
|Christmas cards for refugees (updated 11/4)|
|Why are reservations required? (updated 8/12)|
|Connect with us (updated 7/8)|
|Fraudulent emails (updated 6/24)|
|Download the OSWLC app|
Posted Nov. 25, 2020
God owns it all! That is the teaching of Psalm 24:1 which says, “The earth is the Lord’s.” In 1 Peter 4:10, a powerful examination of how to be a steward of God's gifts to us, in light of any circumstance is shown in verse 10 - "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."
As the year draws to a close, please take this time to catch up on your donations for 2020. Last fall OSWLC introduced Pushpay to make one-time or recurring donations convenient and secure for members. Recurring donations help provide consistency, certainty, and efficiency to church operations and save you time. As we approach the end of the year, we ask that you prayerfully consider increasing the use of the “recurring” feature in Pushpay to make donations every week, two weeks, monthly or at a designated time that fits your schedule and budget.
Posted Nov. 25, 2020
We are in need of the following volunteers for this year's Christmas Eve worship services:
1:00 pm - Tech Team & Ushers
7:00 pm - Ushers, Acolytes, and Altar Guild
11:00 pm - Acolytes, Altar Guild, Tech Team, and Ushers
Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Dear Members of Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church,
Thank you to all that voted in the annual elections and attended the November OSWLC Congregational Voters' Assembly Meeting on November 15th. Here is a quick recap of the meeting and voting:
- Financial Update – FY2021, the pandemic is affecting donations and school enrollments/revenues. To improve finances we will emphasize stewardship and refinance our mortgage.
Motion was proposed and approved to “Authorize leadership to refinance our current mortgage with LCEF in a way similar to that proposed by the OSWLC Finance Committee”.
- Senior Pastor Call Committee - Motion was proposed and approved to “Authorize the Mission and Ministry Servant Leaders’ Group to appoint a Call Committee” to call a Senior Pastor.
- Election Results
- Vice President: Michael Meese
- Secretary: Gwen Kennedy
- MMSLG: John Keppel and Kim Perdos
- Open Arms BOG: Leslie Apecechea and Jenny Ehlert
For complete meeting minutes see the meeting minutes section of the OSWLC website.
As always, we continue to move forward, the only way we know how—together in faith. For we are stronger together, be the light. John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by: Forming Relationships, Experiencing Jesus Together, and Sharing God’s Love.
Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Thank you to all OSWLC members that donated for this year's Thanksgiving Food Drive to support Loudoun Hunger Relief! Your generosity exceeded expectations, especially during these difficult times. On Monday, the Social Ministry team delivered approximately 185 packed bags to Loudoun Hunger Relief as well as over $4,000 in gift cards for perishable and protein sources. In addition, we had six Loudoun Hunger Relief boxes of extra food items that were donated. Due to COVID restrictions, we were not able to get an exact weight of this year's donation as we've done in the past. With your generous donations, OSWLC also purchased 200 prepacked bags. We sincerely wish to thank all those who contributed food and their time packing and delivering on behalf of the church and Open Arms. God bless you!
Dear OSWLC Members,
We are currently reviewing the announcement made by Virginia's governor on Friday, which implemented new restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are determining how to best move forward and will send you an update as soon as possible confirming our worship service options for next Sunday.
Posted Nov. 4, 2020
The Mission and Ministry Servant Leaders' Group (MMSLG) is collecting information from the congregation as we begin the search for our new Pastor. We have created a Pastor Profile Survey in order to:
- Provide our members the opportunity to reflect on the mission and ministry of the congregation.
- Gather input for the District President as he collates a call list for our congregation.
- Inform the MMSLG and Call Committee on the congregation's perspective to assist in developing the church profile.
Please click HERE to take this 13 question survey. We value your input and hope you will take a few minutes to share your opinion! The survey will be available until November 30th.
Updated Nov. 18, 2020
How to Request an Angel:
- Your Name
- E-mail address
- Your phone number
- Number of angels you are requesting
- If you would like to provide gifts for a family with siblings of two or more, please specify the number of children and we will do our best to accommodate your request
- If you would like to purchase a gift for a specific gender and/or age, or purchase a specific type of gift, please specify and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
We will be collecting the wrapped gifts via a drive-by drop off at the church on December 5th and 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Thank you again for your support of this ministry!
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Posted Aug. 12, 2020
You may wonder why you are required to make a reservation to attend church. The reason is simple - the leadership and staff want to ensure you, your family, and all in attendance are as safe as possible. We are required by the state of Virginia to notify all attendees within 24 hours if someone that was in attendance develops COVID-19 symptoms. That is why it is so important that we have the specific names and contact information for everyone in attendance. When you are making your reservation each week, please be sure to include the names of all attendees and their contact information.
We thank you for your patience and understanding!
Posted July 8, 2020
While we continue to worship online, we'd love to hear from you and know that you are worshipping with us. We ask that you fill out our Connection Card whenever you worship with us as an attendance card. The link to the Connection Card will be on our website on the same page as the worship service. And if you watch on Facebook, the Connection Card link will be there as well. Thank you!
Posted Jun. 24, 2020
Lately there have been several fraudulent emails sent to OSWLC church staff and members that look like they are from the leadership of OSWLC. Scammers are very good at creating fake emails that are difficult to distinguish from the real emails we receive from various companies and contacts on a daily basis. Other churches in our area have been targeted as well, and sadly some have fallen victim to these email scams.
Please be extra cautious if you receive an email asking for a favor, to pay an invoice, buy a gift card, or anything that requires your financial attention, especially when the message tells you to not contact the sender due to being in a meeting or being too busy. The staff, leadership, and pastors of OSWLC never send personal emails asking for this type of assistance. Be sure to look at the sender's email address and not just the name listed on the message. All staff emails will have the @oswlc.org extension.