Update from OSL Church Council regarding COVID-19

                                                                                                                                                                                               March 18, 2020

Dear family of God at Our Savior’s,  

              We’ve heard many words over the past days about the coronavirus, but none surpasses God’s good Word that assures us of His abiding Presence and tells us to “Fear Not!”  (A good “at-home” exercise might be to locate the 365 “Fear Not” expressions used in Scripture). 

Please note the following updated information about life at Our Savior’s: 

  • The facilities are still closed to church and school and to outside groups for the next two weeks.  However, someone will be in the church office from 9;00am until noon, Monday-Friday.  You may also contact Mark Chaffee (518/763-1085) or Tom Roemke (518/669-0790) or an Elder if you have any special concerns or needs.


  • Sunday morning worship services will be live streamed beginning at 9:00am through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oursaviorslutheran and available on our website shortly after it concludes. The services will also be recorded in the event you are not able to view live at 9:00am. You may also click HERE to view a brief video recording by Tom Roemke speaking about Sunday’s planned service, as well as the other updates referenced here. 

  • Prayers:  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.


  • 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.  A Bible Reading Guide that accompanies the 40 Days with Jesus and His Names devotional booklet is available HERE.  We also 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. If you need a log-in, click HERE and fill out the form and we will send you the links to create your own profile. 


  • Caring Connection: 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.


Finally, do not be anxious about anything . . . but may the peace of God which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (from Philippians 4:6-7)

                                                                                  In His Name,

                                                                                  Mark Chaffee, church council president

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