News and Announcements

News Items
New Sermon Series: Christ For You
Host Families for the Singing Saints Needed
Help Provide Dinner for Singing Saints
Decorate the Sanctuary with Easter Flowers
100 Envelope Fundraiser
3rd & 4th Grade Faith Stepping Stone
Lutheran Early Response Team Survey
Social Ministry Help Needed
Passing of Pastor James Wilkins
Sunday Bible Study: Reason for Excitement
Sunday School Information
Organ Fund Update
Team Amos
Confirmation mentors
Join the Altar Guild
Open Arms Open Enrollment
Food Pick Up & Delivery Volunteers Needed
Scam Alert

New Sermon Series: Christ For You

February 18th—March 31st


Host Families for the Singing Saints Needed

Posted Jan. 25, 2024

The Singing Saints of St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO will be performing a concert on Tuesday, February 27th, at 7:00 pm at Our Savior's Way. The choir is on its annual domestic tour, visiting states in the Midwest and East Coast regions. The students and chaperones need host families for their overnight stay in Ashburn on the night of February 27th.

Host family duties:

  • Transportation to your home after the concert at OSWLC (around 8:15 pm)
  • Providing guest sleeping arrangements: 2 students per bed (1 if twin-sized bed)
  • Providing a warm, filling breakfast
  • Transportation back to OSWLC on Wednesday morning by 7:00 am.

Can you host? If so, please register today!


Help Provide Dinner for Singing Saints

Updated Feb. 15, 2024

As we host St. Paul High School's Singing Saints choir, we are looking for people to help provide dinner to the students on the night of the concert.

We are asking for donations of casseroles: lasagna, baked ziti, or a family favorite, as well as salad and bread. Food donations may be dropped off on Monday, February 26th, between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please mark casseroles with cooking and/or reheating instructions and any allergens present (nuts, dairy, gluten, carrot). We will also have a card to attach to your food donation at drop off.

If you would like to donate prepared food or help serve the dinner, please sign up in Church Center. Dinner is at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 27th.

Sign up in Church Center Today

Decorate the Sanctuary with Easter Flowers

Posted Feb. 22, 2024

This year, with the help of the congregation, we will be decorating the sanctuary with Easter flowers. Sponsor a plant to beautify Our Savior's Way on Easter morning, and take your plant home to enjoy inside or plant in your yard following the completion of Easter services on March 31st.

A variety of spring plant options are available to choose from. Easter comes early this year, so please make your selection ASAP so that they can be ordered in time for Easter morning. You can make your selections electronically via Church Center.

Thank you for your generosity!

Sponsor Easter Flowers today

100 Envelope Fundraiser

Posted Feb. 22, 2024

High School Youth are raising funds for their summer mission trip to East Bank, West Virginia. From February 25th to March 31st, you can go to the youth bulletin board across from the library to select an envelope with a value between $1—$100. Return that envelope with your donation to the box under the bulletin board. Every dollar counts and will help our youth participate in this chance to grow their faith while serving others.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!


3rd & 4th Grade Faith Stepping Stone

Posted Feb. 22, 2024

Our 3rd & 4th Grade Faith Stepping Stone on service is coming up in March! This Faith Stepping Stone for 3rd and 4th grade students AND parents involves a training session on servant leadership followed by a chance to serve with Orphan Grain Train.

Training sessions:

  • Sunday, March 10th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm at OSW in the Library
  • Saturday, March 16th, serving from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Orphan Grain Train in Millersville, MD. You may choose to either meet us there or meet at OSW at 7:30am to drive a van over together.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Support LCMS Disaster Response and Training by taking this Survey

Posted Feb. 22, 2024

Are you interested in helping a community recover after a natural disaster and showing the love of Christ to people in need? Have you ever volunteered for a Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)? Your opinion can help LCMS Disaster Response and Training improve its organization and training of LERT volunteers so that they are ready to deploy when a natural disaster strikes. Please take a brief survey at oswlc.org/LERT and help them improve LERT training and provide relief more effectively to natural disasters.


Passing of Pastor James Wilkins

Posted Feb. 15, 2024

Pastor James Leeborne Wilkins, our Angel Tree partner, passed away on January 29th after a battle with lymphoma. Pastor Wilkins, who resided in Richmond, was vital to the success of OSW's Angel Tree program for over ten years.

Pastor Wilkins recruited and coordinated volunteers to deliver OSW gifts to the towns and counties we serve in Southern Virginia. OSW also partnered with other programs administered by his non-profit organization, The Nehemiah Project. Their signature event, Hopefest, is a yearly one-day gathering in Emporia, VA, that provides fellowship, food, clothing, Bibles, hygiene products, and God's love. In addition, we supported a food distribution program, a prison re-entry program, and his ministry to people experiencing homelessness in the inner city of Richmond.

All those who knew him were encouraged by his enthusiasm, faith, and love of people. We thank God for his service and fellowship and ask that you please remember his family in your prayers. He will be genuinely missed.


Sunday Bible Study: Reason for Excitement

Updated Feb. 15, 2024

Following our Reason for God series, which explored how to have conversations with people about faith issues, the Adult Sunday Bible Study will take a deep dive into Romans 8 to explore the reasons we can be excited about God’s promise of salvation and the bigger picture of God's plan for our lives, church, and creation.

Starting Sunday, February 18th, this series, Reason for Excitement, will study how Paul describes God's cosmic plan in which His people are called to be royal priests reflecting His glory to a world that He is at work restoring. We love welcoming new folks, so if you would like to join us, meet us in Room 13 at 9:30 am on Sundays.

For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via email or through the Church Center app.


Organ Fund Update

Updated Feb. 15, 2024

We have reached our goal! Thanks to all who have donated to the Organ Fund.

Our current organ was perfect for our congregation when we moved into our first worship space 24 years ago. We have since moved into a larger sanctuary, and organ technology has also changed dramatically in the past 25 years. It's time for an upgrade.

Our organ selection committee has chosen the Rodgers Model 351D as the for our sanctuary.

The new organ has been ordered. We expect delivery and installation sometime in May.


Open Arms Open Enrollment

Updated Jan. 4, 2024

We are currently enrolling new students in our Full Day Preschool and Childcare program, serving children ages 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten. Beginning January 15th, we will open enrollment for our Half Day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs for the 2024/2025 school year (children ages 3 to 5 years).

If you are interested in these programs, please complete the Open Arms Enrollment Interest form by following this link and Ann Bride, our Enrollment Coordinator, will follow up with you. You may also contact Ann directly with questions by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (703) 729-9144.

Our programs have been serving the community for almost 25 years and are accredited by National Lutheran Schools. Visit the Open Arms website to learn more: openarms-ccdc.org.


Scam Alert

Updated Jan. 4, 2024

Recently, some of our members have received scam texts and emails from scammers pretending to be Pastor John. If you receive any of these types of messages for favors or requests, please disregard and block the sender.

How to Identify a Fake Message:

  • You receive a message requesting gift cards.
  • A text comes from a realistic, but random, phone number.
  • The email address is not an oswlc.org address, but is from a gmail or yahoo address.
  • They request that you not reach out via phone call because they’re “in a meeting.”
  • The message seems time-sensitive or says that it is urgent.

We get so many messages and emails during the course of the day. Many times, people who would disregard an email will accidentally follow a spoof text message as it seems more “legit.” Scammers are looking for money… usually in the form of gift cards, or personal and sensitive information that can be used for identity theft and fraud. Be careful, be cautious, and be skeptical!

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43115 Waxpool Road. Ashburn, VA 20148
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