Posts with the category “updates”

Celebrating New Beginnings: Blessings on New Member Sunday
by Our Saviour Lutheran Church on September 22nd, 2023
We're excited to celebrate the recent growth in our faith community, with 18 new members joining us on Sunday, September 17th, bringing our total to 21 new members since June. This joyful expansion reflects the welcoming and inclusive spirit that defines OSLC.  Read More
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on February 22nd, 2023
Our awesome confirmation students hosted a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper this week. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to serve and build relationships with the congregational members. We can’t thank our members for coming to uplift these young people who are doing such important work as they build their faith! We also thank all those who contributed to providing the delicious food. The only ...  Read More
Council Corner - Activate God's Kingdom
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on February 15th, 2023
Friends In Christ,I write to you as the newly installed President of our church council. I feel blessed to be apart of this congregation as it looks forward to Re-Forming itself as each generation sinceMartin Luther has done. Each generation has made the Gospel anew in the context of theworld’s current moment and communicates in a language for others to hear the YES of Godin Jesus for the world. O...  Read More
Generosity Stories: Helping in the Blackout
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on December 15th, 2022
By Barbara Vainio In the middle of the Moore County blackout last week, when most of the congregation members and Our Saviour itself were without power, the Matthew 25 Ministry still found a way to package and deliver meals to our partner in Robbins. Although Robbins never lost power, the people who depend on us for lunch each week still needed to be fed.  Matthew 25, led by Amy Hill, contacted th...  Read More
Sharing the Joy of Christmas
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on December 13th, 2022
The Preschool Christmas Dinner & Program was a huge success! We celebrated with over 200 friends and family the true meaning of Christmas. As always the wonderful preschoolers delighted the crowd! Our OSP staff does such an amazing job helping them to feel loved and shine! Many thanks to all those from Matthew 25 in helping provide a special meal, the proceeds of which were split between the Presc...  Read More
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on November 22nd, 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….….or so the old song goes. Yet it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes it is marked with loneliness or missing a loved one who has passed on. And the often-hectic nature of the season can pile on more challenges and stress. The good news is – there is hope.Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace – to be exact.Let’s make this Advent season one to set aside time to pr...  Read More
Generosity Stories: A Front Row Seat to Generosity
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on November 3rd, 2022
By Amy HillInvolvement in Matthew 25 has given me a front row seat to witness the generosity of our Our Saviour. The ongoing volunteer and financial support of our feeding ministry has filled my heart with pride and joy. Matthew 25 began in early 2015 as we started providing weekly lunches to food insecure individuals in the Robbins community. During the past 7 years teams of OSLC disciples have p...  Read More
Generosity Stories: Camp for All Kids
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on October 13th, 2022
By Doug GarrellI have been absolutely amazed by the generosity of our church. In 2021 the summer camp team asked Our Saviour to cover all expenses for summer camp so that any child in the Sandhills area could attend day camp regardless of family financial ability to pay tuition.Through congregational generosity 32 kids attended 2021 day camp at reduced or no tuition and, most significantly, the su...  Read More
Generosity Stories: More Than Lilies
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on October 5th, 2022
By Barbara VainioWhen the Worship & Music Committee was beginning to plan for Our Saviour’s Easter service this year, the topic of Lilies was discussed. The idea to replace the traditional purchase of lilies with donations to Lutheran World Relief to help the people of Ukraine. The donations could still be made in honor or memory of someone and would be displayed in the lobby for people to see who...  Read More
Life Together: Evie Brassie’s recipe for “Gifta”
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on September 29th, 2022
Share your recipes, stories, celebrations, photos, tutorials, or recommendations with the Our Saviour community through this new Life Together column on our website and in the weekly E-news. Simply email us to share!Several people who ate this wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas side dish at one of our Wednesday fellowship meals asked for the recipe for this Scandinavian dish. It’s so good (and easy)...  Read More
Generosity Stories: Christmas Memories
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on September 29th, 2022
This is a reminder by one of our founding members of God’s call to the people of Our Saviour Lutheran church. It’s also an opportunity to remember God’s guidance and generosity to us for the last 60 years. How will we expand that generosity? What will the outcome of Our Saviour’s story be? “My memory comes from way back, back to the time Our Saviour was still just a dream and our membership was so...  Read More
Generosity Stories: Christmas for Moore
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on September 22nd, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of the Our Saviour members forty people had a more blessed Christmas than they expected.  They chose either a single adult or a small family from the Christmas For Moore program and purchased at least a home gift and a personal gift for each person plus a gift card to enable the recipients to purchase food for a holiday celebration. Children received at least one toy. We h...  Read More
Generosity Stories: Sewing Camp Makes An Impact
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on September 15th, 2022
By: Barbara Vainio When I was discharged from the hospital after my knee replacement in May, one of the items I received was a pouch to tie on my walker. I even got to pick out the pattern on the bag.I didn’t think much about it until I go home and realized how difficult it was going to be to do things for myself. Luckily, I had a good friend who stayed with me and was willing to get whatever I ne...  Read More
Generosity Stories: The Bandura Family
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on September 7th, 2022
By Barb Vainio Last year Our Saviour’s members identified “Activate God’s Kingdom” as our mission. The Call Committee was asked by all the candidates we interviewed what that means. We told them that Our Saviour’s members are aware that God’s Kingdom is already active, and we see our mission is to make as many people aware of God’s work in the world and in their lives as possible. This is one exam...  Read More
North Carolina Synod Gathering Recap Video
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on August 25th, 2022
In June 2022, the North Carolina Synod (our state-wide network of ELCA Lutheran churches) joined together at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory for the first-ever Synod Gathering. After a season of remote and digital gatherings, it was powerful to be together in one place again. Watch this short video for a recap of what took place:...  Read More
Wednesday at Church
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on August 25th, 2022
Hello Our Saviour Family!We want to invite you to a new and exciting opportunity we are making available at Our Saviour! Starting next Wednesday, August 31st we will be providing people of all ages food and fellowship EVERY Wednesday starting at 5:15 to 7:00 through the year!To launch this new opportunity, our first gathering will feature a pulled pork cook-off and side dishes (please pre-register...  Read More
Camp Agape Fall 2022 Opportunities
by Our Saviour Digital Ministry Coordinator on August 17th, 2022
Take some time to get away to reconnect with nature, with one another, and to relieve stress and refresh your spirit. Go to Camp Agapé (an Our Saviour mission partner) with your family or friends to enjoy one of their special retreats or events this fall.Download the Fall 2022 flyer here.Some highlights: Labor Day Family CampFather ~ Son RetreatRace for ACE 5KO' Holy Night...  Read More
Sewing Camp 2022
by Josh Linman on August 9th, 2022
Sewing Camp was held at Our Saviour the first week of August 2022 for third thru sixth graders. They learned to sew on machines and use an iron.The week included projects they made for themselves, and projects they made for others. They made pillowcases to take home as well as hair scrunchies and kitchen towels.They also made dog beds for the animal shelter and walker bags for First Health Hospita...  Read More
Meet Our New Digital Ministry Coordinator
by Josh Linman on August 2nd, 2022
In July we welcomed Josh Linman to our ministry team. Josh is filling the role of Digital Ministry Coordinator at Our Saviour. Read more about Josh below and join him at a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, August 17 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall at Our Saviour.Josh's Welcome Note:Hi Our Saviour!My name is Josh and I've been hired to help with all digital communications including the website, email newsle...  Read More