Our Savior's Weekly Bulletin (Announcements Only) 

TEEN CHALLENGE is with us this morning and will be sharing their testimonies at both worship services and in Adult Bible Class.   The Bible Class meets in the Fellowship Room at 9:40.  Come and learn more about the ministry of Teen Challenge. 


VBS-GOD’S WONDER LAB.  Our Savior’s Vacation Bible School will be held on July 26-30 and will focus on the miracles of Jesus and the wonders of His love.  Use the VBS insert in today’s bulletin as an invitation that you can give to parents of children in your neighborhood.   All children, ages 3-those entering 6th grade, are welcome.  Many volunteers are needed to reach, guide and teach the children in our VBS.   Students and volunteers may sign up on line through our church website or you can contact Tom Roemke to see how you can help with this summer’s VBS.


DISTRICTWIDE PRAYER:  All are invited to join in a Concert of Prayer hosted by our Atlantic District via Zoom on Friday, May 14 beginning at 7 p.m.  This invitation has been extended to members of nearly 100 congregations in our District.  If you are interested in participating in this Districtwide Prayer Meeting, contact Tom Roemke for the Zoom access code.


COMPASSION SUNDAY PRESENTATION FOLLOW UP:  Praise God and thank you to all those who chose to sponsor a child through Compassion International after last Sunday's service! Of the 15 children who were available, seven were chosen to be sponsored!  I will be available after both services this Sunday at a table in the breezeway to answer any questions you may have about sponsoring a child in poverty. If you feel the Lord is leading you to sponsor, there are eight more children to choose from!      Tom Aery


CLASSES RESUME:  Blast Off (Sunday School for children, preschool-sixth grade) will resume this Sunday, meeting in the kindergarten room and the 4th grade classroom at 9:40.  Bible Class will also continue this Sunday beginning at 9:40 a.m.  The Young Adults will be discussing "The Mind of the Maker" and will meet in the school cafeteria.  The regular Adult Bible Class will begin a new study entitled I Believe based on the Apostles Creed.  This class will meet in the Fellowship Room.


SPRING CLEAN UP:  An Outdoor Clean-Up Day is planned for Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m.-noon.   Come and help beautify our property.   No particular skills are needed, just a willingness to work.     All ages are welcome.  Bring your own rakes.   


GARAGE SALE   We are planning a huge Garage Sale in Our Savior’s gym on Saturday, JUNE 26.   Proceeds from the Garage Sale will be used to support some of our ministries to children, particularly child care in the Launch Pad.  The Garage Sale is a big task and many volunteers will be needed to help with sorting, pricing, set up and take down.  We also need people in the gym that day to connect with “shoppers” from the community.  Contact Tom Roemke (518/459-2248) if you can help.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held at Our Savior’s on July 26-30.  This year’s theme is God’s Wonder Lab, based on the miracles of Jesus.  Registration for children and volunteers may be made through the church website.  Pray about how you can become actively involved in this outreach ministry to children and begin to spread the word inviting others to participate. Contact Tom Roemke (518/459-2248) for more information.


WALTER RUTH SCHOLARSHIP: The Ruth Scholarship is an Endowment Fund established in memory of Walter Ruth, a former member of Our Savior’s. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to selected members of OSL who are attending college. Special preference is given to those who are studying for a full-time church vocation. The annual interest accrued from this Endowment Fund constitutes the amount of the Ruth Scholarship.  Although the recipient of this scholarship fund is selected by July, the actual payment will not be made until the following January. Application forms are available in the tract rack in the narthex. Please note the deadline for applications is June 15th. Mail or drop off completed applications to the church office.  CRITERIA:  The selection of the Scholarship recipient is based on (1) academic achievement; (2) commitment to ministry within the church (3) financial need.


GOT SPARE CHANGE?  As a way of supporting Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, we again have plastic baby bottles available in the breezeway.  Please take one (two), fill it with your spare change and return it to church.  Your change will be used to provide peer counseling, parenting classes, Bible studies, free pregnancy tests, and material resources to pregnant women and moms in need. Alpha’s mission is to be a refuge where those dealing with pregnancy issues can find unconditional love, acceptance and truthful counsel, reflecting God’s great love and respect for each individual.  Thank you and God bless you generosity!