|Letter from Congregational President (updated 6/1)|
|Take the OSWLC "in-person" worship survey (updated 5/28)|
|Benevolence and COVID-19 Relief Fund (updated 5/6)|
|Moving forward with three phase reopening (updated 5/6)|
|Letter from Congregational President (updated 5/6)|
|COVID-19 information (updated 4/15)|
|Emergency Disaster Relief Program|
|High school youth group (updated 5/13)|
|Download the OSWLC app|
|Our 24/7 prayer vigil|
Posted May 27, 2020
Our Savior’s Way is anticipating the resumption of “in-person” worship with the limitations of Virginia’s Executive Order for phased re-opening (50% capacity in the Sanctuary) and possible “drive-in” worship services in our parking lot, in addition to the weekly online services.
Returning to “in-person” worship services is our ultimate goal, but only if we as a church do everything reasonably possible to protect you and your family’s health and safety. Before the church building can open and services can resume, a phased approach to relaxing controls while managing risks is envisioned. How quickly reopening can occur depends on the course of the pandemic, federal and state laws, the church’s ability and resources to undertake protective measures, and your tolerance for risk and desire for personal protection.
It should be further acknowledged that the risk of contracting the coronavirus can only be managed; nothing we do can ever fully eliminate it. Attendance at services “in person” carries inherent risks of exposure to the disease, and the individual who makes the decision to attend must agree to accept this risk, as they do when entering any other public venue. It is highly recommended that individuals who are considered “at-risk” (those age 65+ and/or having a compromised immune system) not participate in “in-person” worship services until the limitations are lifted and the church can resume regular operations.
To accommodate the limitations mentioned in the Virginia Executive Orders, we ask that you register through “Sign-Up-Genius.” We believe that we should limit a worship service attendance to 200 at one time; if more people indicate a desire to attend an “in-person” worship service, additional services can be offered. Part of the expectations for providing a safer environment during the COVID-19 crisis is requiring a health questionnaire and temperature check prior to entry into the building. A “drive-in” worship service would be conducted outside, in the church’s parking lot, without the requirement for the health questionnaire or temperature check, providing that everyone remains in their vehicle for the whole time. Since we would need to limit such a service to 150 vehicles at a time, a “Sign-Up-Genius” would also be required and people would be asked to indicate their intention to participate.
It is important to us to gather your feedback to gauge where you and your family stand as we navigate these uncharted waters of reopening the church building. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this survey by going to oswlc.org/Survey and share your thoughts and concerns with us. The results will be shared through the mid-week email next Wednesday, June 3rd, with further information on when such worship services will be offered.
Posted May 13, 2020
Come join our high school students for games with High School Youth Group.
Join us online at 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 7th to play some games and get to know a little of what High School Youth Group is like. Join us through the youth link HERE. As we go into the summer, rising 9th grade students are invited to join us for all high school activities.
Stay tuned for more information on the fun activities being planned!
Posted May 6, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis continues to leave the vulnerable with limited or no income, putting increased hardship on many individuals and families who are unable to meet their basic financial obligations. Please consider giving whatever amount you can afford to the Benevolence Fund to assist these individuals. If using the Pushpay App for your offering, please designate the Benevolence Fund in the Memo section. If you mail in your offering, please indicate on your check the amount you are donating to the Benevolence Fund.
Thank you from the Benevolence Committee - “Serving God…Serving Community.”
Posted April 1
Please help us have up-to-date information to contact your students. If you would like the Youth Ministry of OSW to reach out to your child, please click HERE to fill out the form so we can send them reminders about when we're meeting and encourage them through this time of physical distancing.