“Quarantine.” It is a word that means 2-weeks of isolation for those who have been exposed to the coronavirus. It is really Latin for “40 days,” reminiscent of famous biblical moments. 40 is also the title of a worship and devotion series for the season of Lent at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Please join us for worship and for self-guided Bible devotion February 17-April 4 as we reflect on how that number is used in the scripture as a measure of hardship but to signify times of devotion, fasting, penance, praying and grace. Together we will “quarantine” as a family in the 40-days leading up to our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and examine our own spiritual wellness as we prepare to one day see our Lord.
The Lenten and Holy Week worship schedule is as follows:
• Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (in-person)
• Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (livestream)
• Wednesdays, 2/17-3/24 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (in-person)
• Maundy Thursday, 4/1 at 7 p.m. (in-person)
• Good Friday, 4/2 at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (in-person)
• Easter, 4/4 at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (in-person)
• Easter, 4/4 at 10:30 a.m. (livestream)
You may pick up a copy of the 40 series devotional guide in the narthex (lobby) at church on Sunday, February 21. It will also be in the church website under the Grow tab. Please contact Pastor Tony by phone 954-473-6888 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Someone once pointed out that the Bible is not a science book. Yes, Scripture is actually a written witness to God’s miracles that baffles scientists and astounds the empirical mind. A science book tells you how nature works. But the Bible teaches you how God works…to save you. It is a personal letter from a loving Father in heaven to you, his child on earth. Present at the Creation is a recurring preaching series where, periodically over the course of the year, we will hear witness testimony from the Book of Genesis to how God created us and what He has made to keep us alive. Come and hear the first installment titled, Light, on Sunday, February 14 at Our Savior Lutheran Church’s 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. worship services. Please contact the pastor at 954-473-6888 or by email email@example.com for more information.
We have resumed offering our 8 am and 10:30 am worship services at the church, while continuing a livestream of church services on the Internet at 10:30 am. The in-person services will be for those who are healthy and feel comfortable being in public crowds. When you attend please wear a mask and sit as families or individually at healthy distances from others in the pews. If you have any underlying health condition that puts you at risk if infected with coronavirus or you are in daily contact with someone who is, then please continue to watch the livestream of the 10:30 am service or videos recordings of the sermon.
You may watch worship services online by livestream on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. or by watching later the video recording of the sermon. However, the livestream will only be available at the actual hour the church service is happening Sunday morning. A video recording of the sermon message for that date will be posted the following day on our website at https://oslplantation.church/blog/ or under the “Worship” tab click on "Sermons". You can access the livestream on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. using the same links you have been since May.
Starting on Wednesday, February 17th at 10:00 am there will be an online Bible class led by Jane Nicklas and John Strang. Please join us on GotoMeeting.
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OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH PROPERTIES BOARD NEEDS HELPERS!!
The main help this Board needs are able and willing people to come out once a month to help with church maintenance. Things like hanging blinds, changing ballast in the lighting fixtures, painting, landscaping, and the list goes on. If you can come for one Saturday or more it would be a great help. Please see the dates in the Newsletter as they do vary due to the schedule of bulk pickup.