Our Savior's Weekly Bulletin (Announcements Only)
Updated March 25, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATES: Our Savior's has responded to the COVID-19 situation. Please click HERE for the latest updates.
LIVE STREAM SERVICES: Sunday morning worship services will be offered online. This service may be accessed live at 9:00am through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oursaviorslutheran and through our church website https://www.oslalbany.com after it concludes. The service will also be recorded in the event you are not able to view live at 9:00am. Click HERE for more info!
CARING CONNECTIONS: In an effort to stay connected with all the members of Our Savior’s, we have assembled 15 teams of people who will be calling each member on a weekly basis. These Caring Connectors will be praying with you and keeping you informed about Our Savior’s. This is a tangible way that we can help one another by being mutually supportive.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA: OSC is excited to offer unlimited access for our congregation to Right Now Media, a Netflix-style library of Biblical resources including Bible studies and children’s programming. If you would like access to this amazing resource, please fill out a visitor’s card in the pew with a valid e-mail address and place it in the offering plate when it is passed. (Please print CLEARLY.
PRAYER NOTES: Along with your prayers for leaders, for the sick and fearful, for the church and school, and for our pastoral call committee; we suggest that you use the church directory as a prayer guide, remembering each family listed in that directory on regular basis.
OUR FACILITIES are still closed. Please contact Mark Chaffee (518) 763-1085 or Tom Roemke (518) 669-0790 or an Elder if you have any special concerns or needs.
OFFERINGS: Operating expenses continue even when we do not gather together for worship. Your financial support is needed. Please continue to send your offering envelope to the church in support of our mission and ministry at Our Savior’s.
BIBLE STUDY on site has been discontinued during this time. However, you can certainly continue your study of the Word at home. One of the attachments with this email includes a Bible Reading Guide that accompanies the 40 Days with Jesus and His Names devotional booklet. We have additional copies of this booklet at the church. Simply call and we can mail it to you or drop it off. This is also available on line: http://lutherantools.org. Additional Bible teachings are available on RightNow Media https://www.rightnowmedia.org
PASTORAL CARE continues at Our Savior's even in the absence of a regular pastor. The elders have divided up the congregation alphabetically and are available to provide pastoral care as needed. Note your "assigned". elder and don't hesitate to call him with any spiritual needs or concerns: A-E: Alan Fijal; F-K: Ray Hoffman; L-R: Marlow Olson; S-Z: Ike Wallace. We also have about 15 pastoral care visitors who will be visiting all our members who are home bound or in nursing homes on a regular basis. Please call the church office, or your "assigned" elder regarding any planned surgeries or emergency hospitalization.
PARSONAGE RENOVATION has begun. A crew of volunteers has started to pull up carpeting, remove paneling, and prepare for painting in the parsonage. If you are able to help in with this renovation project, please contact Mark Chaffee (email@example.com) Click HERE to see pictures!
FAMILY PROMISE: Over the past several years, Our Savior's has participated in the Family Promise ministry by providing housing in our facilities for several families during two weeks in the summer. Volunteers are needed if we wish to continue with this ministry this summer: We would need people to prepare and serve meals (supper and breakfast). Another set of people should be on hand to meet and greet the families who are housed at Our Savior's, and we also will need people willing to stay overnight at Our Savior's during those designated Family Promise weeks. Above all, we need a Family Promise coordinator or point person who would assume the responsibility for scheduling and following up with volunteers. Please let Mark Chaffee know by Sunday, March 8 if you are willing to volunteer for Family Promise. Without enough volunteers, we will not be able to offer this program in our facilities this summer. Email him at (firstname.lastname@example.org), speak to him at church or call the church office.