Beloved and Awesome People
of God! I am so grateful for each and everyone of you! Thank you for
your graciousness and prayers as together we navigate these unchartered
waters. And we are just that: TOGETHER!
Church isn't closed, we're
gathering differently and being the people of God, the light of Christ,
in new and unexpected ways! And I know that it is difficult and surreal,
I understand and share that with you, too. But to wax poetic on what
Paul proclaims in Romans 8: 38-39, not even social distancing can keep
us from the love of God through Jesus Christ or from being the body of
Christ right where we are.
I am working on ways to
connect with those who do not have technology, and I encourage each of
you to reach out and connect with one another and your neighbors via
notes, texts, phone calls, emails, social media. A fun social media app
for your phone that is sending videos to friends is Marco Polo!
As we move forward in the
coming days and weeks, know that your council and staff are constantly
reevaluating how we connect, how we worship and how we continue to do
ministry. Yes, things might continue to shift and know that we will
communicate it to the best of our ability as quickly and clearly as we
In the announcements this
week are many ways to stay connected. Look for more to come! Thank you,
dear people for being who you are at this time. I am blessed by you and
you are a blessing to the community.
Please add Pastor Brigette's cell phone
number to your contact list!
We will be
posting a worship link on Saturday evening for Sunday worship. Please
look for a simple bulletin on the front page of the website oslcslc.org
to follow along. We will also post a children's worship time too!
Monday Online Bible Study
Study is on-line at 1:30 PM! Join us on Zoom for a time of studying the texts for
the upcoming Sunday. "See" you there! Join by clicking here.
If needed, you
can find additional instruction for joining a ZOOM video conference via
your web browser by clicking here.
We have a
YouTube channel! Search for" Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
SLC" on YouTube or click here.
There will be
videos for devotions, worship and more each week! Please subscribe and
you will get a notice when a new video is posted.
videos... We want to see your face! If you're ok with it being posted to
Facebook or YouTube, send a short video about what is bringing you joy,
or what you do when home alone to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please avoid including your name or the names of children in your videos
for online safety.
your prayers that you would like read out loud during our worship time
to email@example.com by 5:00 PM
each Friday. I will pray them as part of our prayers of the
Connecting and Praying for One Another
This week you
will all receive an email with a page of parishioner names and
contact information. We are asking you to connect with EACH person on
that page during the week.
You can email,
text, call or write a letter to each person on your list each week. It's
a great way to get to know people whom you may not know! Please also
pray for each person on your list each week.
Please let Pastor Brigette know if anyone on your
page is in need of a pastoral call.
Lenten Small Group Worship
Please see the
front page of the oslcslc.org
or click here
download the booklet.
This week our
spiritual practice is hospitality. Ironic now that we are all social
distancing, correct? Or maybe there is more to it than physical
presence? We can still offer hospitality and care for each other's
This week the
practice entailed writing encouraging words on small rocks to leave in
neighbor's yards. We can still do that! The rocks will be available in
the food pantry bins (double duty of being a weight with the wind!).
Come by and pick up a couple of rocks to take home. With a permanent
marker, write a word such as: love, peace, belong, friend, encourage, be
well, breathe, faith, joy, etc. and then go for a walk (fresh air is
still good for us!) and leave the rock in a place in a neighbor's yard
where it won't be a hazard but might be seen. What a powerful witness to
connection when we are disconnected!
anticipation of the possibility for supply and distribution chain
disruption, we are collecting surplus items for those who might need
them in the future.
We will have
plastic containers by the east (near community garden) and the west door
(by the round room) where you can leave items to be shared. These
containers will be checked, and items stored, on a daily basis.
If you find
you need a basic item, please know that this resource is here for you!
It's also for those you might encounter in your daily life who may have
a need. Call Pastor Brigette at (720) 202-8212 to pick up items.
a list of items we will collect and offer:
or Paper Towels
(soups, beans, fruits & veg, tinned meats, etc.)
(beans, lentils, rice, dehydrated potatoes, etc.)
Sauce (canned or sealed jars)
Supply Delivery Volunteers
virus can infect persons of all ages though older people are at higher risk for severe illness,
especially those with underlying medical conditions. According to the
CDC, 8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65
years old and older.
are currently underway to develop one, there is currently no vaccine to
prevent COVID-19. Therefore, health professionals strongly
advise that all persons practice "social distancing", remaining
indoors and away from public spaces to avoid infection.
While we hope
that everyone has the resources and social network to successfully
manage a quarantine scenario, it may be necessary for healthy volunteers
to deliver critical supplies to individuals in need.
If you are
between the ages of 18-59, and otherwise healthy, please contact
Pastor Brigette if you would be willing to help make deliveries to identified
individuals unable to leave their home.
OSLC is an
important community partner for agency in SLC. We will continue to
support those agencies as it's now more important than ever.
If you already
have electronic giving enabled, thank you! If you are not currently set
up to donate electronically, you can do so by completing the electronic
giving authorization form at oslcslc.org on the "Online Giving"
tab. You can also access a copy by clicking here.
completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
for processing by our Financial Administrator, Debi Giles. You can also
leave a physical copy with Darren Saunders, our Office Administrator.
Office hours are 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday.
If you prefer,
you can also mail in your giving. Darren or Pastor Brigette are around
to bring in the mail. OSLC thanks you and our community partners thank
Recruiting Parish Life Ministry Personnel
soulfully spirited individuals to participate in OSLC Parish Life
ministry functions & events. Contact council member Chris Entzel
(801) 7502128 or email@example.com
for more information. Ministry meetings tentatively set for 1st Tuesday
of the month to discuss upcoming calendar events.
Worship Leader Volunteers
Worship is a meaningful and important weekly gathering for
us at OSLC and we need your gifts! We are looking for readers, ushers,
acolytes, greeters, communion assistants and A/V for both worship
services, but particularly the 11:00 AM. You will be trained AND you can
opt to try it out a time or two and see what you think. Contact Diana
Baker, Steve Kiger or Pastor Brigette for more information.
Garden Plot Planning
Once again it is time to start planning for the operation
and maintenance of our church garden plots. Your ideas, suggestions, and
concerns are valuable for a successful, joy-filled and productive
gardening season. Please contact Mary Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara
with your thoughts during the month of march.
OSLC is holding a fundraiser to create an "Easter
Garden". Your donations will help us create a beautiful space for
the chancel area beginning March 8. They can then be taken home after
the 11:00 AM service on Easter Sunday, or starting April 3 during normal
office hours. Plants are $15 each. Make checks out to OSLC with
"Easter Garden" on the memo line. They can be placed in the
offering place or given to an usher. The order deadline is Palm Sunday,
OSLC Baby Bottle Campaign
Pregnancy Resource of Salt Lake City provides caring,
confidential and free services, resources and referrals to those
confronted with unplanned pregnancies. OSLC will be holding a
fundraising event the month of March.
We will have a baby bottle campaign starting Sunday
March 1, 2020.
Please pick up a baby bottle in the round room and fill with loose
change or donation. Bottles should be returned to OSLC by March 31st.
Bottles can be returned to the church office. Questions contact Arleen
Barrell (801) 694-1283
Sky Ranch will
be facilitating our day camp from June 14-19,
between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Ending at noon on Friday). The
theme is Peace Works! Look for more information to come as we will need
hosts for three counselors, volunteers for each day, as well as kids!
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy
& VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are looking for volunteers
(especially men) who would be willing to occasionally visit shut-ins.
For more information, please contact
Cathy Ricci at (801) 557-2032 or
Connie Degn at (801) 558-6158
As a Stephen Ministry congregation,
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is part
of a worldwide network of care.
Gift cards in any amount for gas
stations, grocery stores, Home Depot or Lowe's - New Pillows - Laundry
baskets & detergent - Baby items: diaper wipes, diapers (all sizes)
- Garbage cans and trash bags (13 gallon and smaller)
Place donations in the barrel
outside the Pastor's office or contact the Family Promise Office at
OSLC Family Promise Guest Needs:
New and gently used wash clothes
and hand towels, large pump-style shampoo and body wash, new and gently
used toys (esp. foldable walkers and activity centers), and art supplies
Place donations in the baby crib
in the South Wing. Thanks to everyone who has given us donations!
April Donation Requests:
Food Pantry: Juice boxes, snacks like granola bars and other
easily carried food items.
Thrift store: Summer clothes and men's
There is a barrel for non-food
donations & a wooden cabinet for food donations outside of
Pastor's office. A complete list of needs is on the wall above the
wooden food cabinet.
What can you do to support and contribute to Project
Linus? Our volunteers hand-make new blankets for children from birth to
18 years old.
The blankets are given to
children who are ill, or in other ways need of a security blanket hug.
Blankets can be flannel, fleece crochet edges, quilts, knit, crochet, or
fleece fringe (made by specific pattern). Child friendly patterns and
colors are preferred. Also, cash donations can be made directly to OSLC.
To find outwhat to contribute and see blanket patterns visit
Ronald McDonald House
Please save the
"pop-top" from cans and leave them in the jar on the table in
the Round Room. Dorothy Purdie will bring them to Ronald McDonald
If you are on vacation,
or simply forgot your checkbook,
you can now give your offerings online.
Go to our website, www.oslcslc.org,
below the CONTACT US tab, click ONLINE GIVING and make your donation
using Pay Pal. There is a drop down menu so that you can designate
where your gift will be applied. Click here to
check it out!
are many options to donate and help others around the country and world
through the ELCA.
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