From the Pastor’s Study


As we anticipate Sunday, August 21, 2022


Last Sunday, in teaching the signs for “think,” “know,” and “believe,” I knew the Gospel reading for this Sunday, Luke 13:22-30, was going to drive home the truth about belief and unbelief.  All in or all out.  No riding on the fence.  We might catch ourselves wondering what is required to be all in.  Am I at that point?  Do I qualify?  As baptized believers, we can be confident that God gave us a faith that has saved us even on those days when we don’t feel particularly faith-full.  When Jesus gave us the Great Commission (our Christian marking orders) to go, make disciples, baptize, and teach, He also promised He will be with us every step of the way.  Lord, show us the way!


Sermon: Faith Alone

Notes for This Sunday, August 21, The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost


8:30 a.m. Traditional worship with Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship

9:30 a.m.  Bible classes

9:45 a.m. Voter’s meeting

11:00 a.m. Contemporary worship with Holy Communion

A prayer sent to us by the Atlantic District:

Heavenly Father, Lord of Life, we give you thanks for the ministry of Atlantic District Deacons and for their servant hearts. We ask you to give them fruit from their labors and encourage them in the ministries they are called to. We also ask you Lord to raise up more Deacons to be trained and equipped to serve their congregations using whatever talents and abilities the Lord has given them, in service to the church, giving glory to our Lord. Amen.         

Opportunities This Week (Week of August 21)

We pray for God’s blessings on each of these!


           7:00 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal in church


           7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Fellowship in the Fellowship Room


           7:00 p.m. High School Girls Bible Study in the Fellowship Room

Sunday, August 28 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

           8:30 a.m. Traditional worship with Holy Communion

9:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship

           9:30 a.m. Kingdom Kids (Sunday School) and Bible studies

           11:00 a.m. Contemporary worship with Holy Communion

News and Updates

Meeting to Call a Pastor – The Call Committee presented three names of pastors who are being prayerfully considered to be called to serve Our Savior’s as settled pastor.  For information about each of these pastors and the Call Committee’s recommendation, please contact Brian Dollard.  The Voters will meet this Sunday, August 21, at 9:45 a.m. to vote to call a pastor.


Keeping in Touch – A few weeks ago, we sent off Greg Dignon and Shelby Khandasammy with God’s blessings.  Click here to read a posting from the Rutgers School of Engineering about Greg.


Recap and Invitation – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) National Youth Gathering held in July has released a recap video you can access here.  The next Gathering will be in 2025 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Feel free to contact Pastor Wrede regarding tips and approaches to sending youth to this event.


Supporting College Students – If you have a child, grandchild, or simply know someone who is headed to college, there may be a campus ministry nearby.  A pastor who had served as a campus pastor at Western Illinois University shared, “Many of the students who come to our campus chapel had an active worship and Bible study life growing up.  Others came to check us out because a faith-filled relative or friend encouraged them.  Click here for a map with LCMS campus ministry sites.


Save the Date

Sunday, September 25

       8:30 a.m. Education Sunday - Installation and blessing of Our Savior’s faculty and staff

       9:45 a.m. Voters meeting

The Lutheran Hour – Sunday evenings at 7:00 on WGY 103.1 FM and 810 AM.  You can listen to The Lutheran Hour on your computer and also access daily devotions by clicking here.