|All Saints' Day (10/13)|
|Thanksgiving food drive collection (10/13)|
|Prayer garden flowers (10/13)|
|Congregation elections-nominations needed (10/6)|
|Call Committee prayer (10/13)|
|Women's Bible study leader training canceled (10/6)|
|Thank you - September Richmond mini-mission workday (10/6)|
|Pastor Peterson update (10/13)|
|Food pick up volunteers needed (9/29)|
|Church calendar (9/29)|
|Are you able to serve? (9/15)|
|Youth ministry fundraiser (9/15)|
|Team Amos update (10/13)|
|Living generously (10/13)|
|Fraudulent emails (updated 6/24)|
|Connect with us (updated 7/8/2020)|
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The cards, emails, texts, and phone calls are most welcome. Pastor Peterson and Bobbie may not be able to respond immediately, but please continue to reach out. Currently, in-person visits are limited, but know that your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated!
"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." ~ Jeremiah 17:14
Our Savior’s Way will hold elections at a Congregational Voters Meeting on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The positions that are up for election include the following:
- Three (3) Members of the Mission and Ministry Servant Leader Group (MMSLG) and
- Three (3) to seven (7) Members of the Open Arms Board of Governance (BOG).
Social Ministry will once again hold a Thanksgiving food drive collection and pack bags for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Many volunteers are needed and you can help with this great cause by providing a meal for families in the following ways:
- Pledge to make one or more bags,
- Buy canned vegetables, or
- Make a cash donation that allows OSWLC to purchase pre-packed bags through the Food Pantry. Be sure to indicate "Thanksgiving Food Drive" in the memo section on your check. You may also donate via online giving by using PushPay.
Stay tuned for more details to come.
Church members, Linda Merkle and Beth Saunders helped clean up the Prayer Garden this week and have left a box of day lily bulbs for anyone that would like to have them. The next few weeks are the perfect time to plant them so you can enjoy some flowers from the OSWLC Prayer Garden this spring. Feel free to stop by the Prayer Garden to pick them up! Thank you Linda and Beth for your service to OSWLC!
The Women's Ministry Council at OSWLC is postponing the Bible study leader training that was scheduled for October 20th and October 23rd. Stay tuned for more details as training will be offered again after the new year.
On Saturday, September 25th, a group of fourteen people (six from OSWLC, seven from Richmond, and one “surprise guest”) gathered in Richmond, Virginia for a mini-mission workday and fellowship. We met with our Angel Tree partner, Pastor Wilkins, and members and friends of the non-profit Real Choices to begin the “Let there be Light” project. We helped make upgrades to lighting in the building used by the Franklin Grove Prison reentry program and Real Choices program to help the homeless. We installed energy-efficient lightbulbs in rooms on three floors of the building and replaced emergency lights in the first-floor hallways. The electricians were able to work outside on replacing the outdated lighting with solar motion detector lights.
Our special surprise guest was Phil Jones (former OSW member now living in Richmond) who joined us for the day. A great lunch was provided by staff members and we spent the lunchtime in fellowship with our partners. Thank you to friends from OSWLC, Bill P., Carl G., Jim M., Mary M., Clara F., and Phil J., for joining us, and thank God for the fun and productive day!
Posted Sep. 15, 2021
OSWLC is partnering with The Savings Nest to raise money to support our youth ministry, including attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston and the Middle School Week of Hope in Pittsburgh. This fundraiser allows you to purchase an annual subscription plan for discounts to over 225 Northern Virginia businesses. Local businesses in Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties are currently featured and businesses from other counties are being added. If you'd like to help support this ministry, please follow the steps below:
- Download "The Savings Nest" mobile app. Click here for an iPhone and here for an Android.
- Click "Sign-Up" and purchase one of two plans:
- A GOLD DEAL plan is $30.00. It includes DEALS/discounts for restaurants, entertainment, and other services.
- A SILVER DEAL plan is $25.00. It includes DEALS/discounts for restaurants only.
- Select OSWLC Youth during the "Sign-Up" process to support our fundraiser.
- Enjoy savings from your favorite restaurants and shops!
- Share The Savings Nest website with your family and friends to raise even more money for our youth.
Posted Sep. 29, 2021
Posted Sep. 29, 2021
You can always check the church calendar on our website or by clicking here.
Posted Sep. 15, 2021
If you have a servant's heart, there are many areas where you can serve at OSWLC! Please look here for volunteer opportunities you may be interested in. Many hands make light work!
Updated Oct. 13, 2021
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16) Jesus is the light of the world. He became one of us to overcome the darkness of sin, wickedness, and unbelief. As Christians, we are the light of the world because we reflect the light of Jesus. When we live our lives in such a way that people are able to see the difference Christ makes in us, our lights shine brightly. Interestingly, Jesus does not say that He wants us to be lights. He tells us that we are lights because He has changed us into people who live to glorify and serve Him. With God's strength, our lights will never be darkened but will shine brightly.
Posted July 8, 2020
While we continue to worship online, we'd love to hear from you and know that you are worshiping 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.