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              Weekly Note from Our Savior’s

September 29, 2023  

                                           

  

Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,

            In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls us to make a difference by being salt and light in the world.  Paul presents a similar challenge in this Sunday’s epistle lesson, when he states that Christ-followers are to shine like stars in the midst of a crooked and depraved generation, holding out the word of life to all. (Philippians 2:15-16).  Earlier in this chapter, Paul shows us how this is done as we reflect the character of Christ “who came not to be served, but to serve.”  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain concert, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others.  (Philippians 2:3-4)  This attitude shift is impossible in the flesh; but when we abide in Christ, His light shines through us.  In His Name, we become all-stars!

 

 

            Next Week at a Glance

-Sunday, Oct 1st    

Two services, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Vicar Johniel Sam from Our Savior Lutheran Church, Windsor, CT will bring the message.  Sunday School and Adult Bible classes are held between the two worship services.                                                                                                       Also on Sunday   Grief Share in the Prayer Chapel, 7-9 p.m.  Contact Cathy Kilpatrick for more information.  518/458-2200

 

Wednesday, Oct 4th:    

Midweek Communion Service  11 a.m. in the sanctuary,  followed by a luncheon.  All are invited.                                                                                    Choir  7 p.m. in the balcony (All are welcome to come and sing!)

Thursday, Oct 5th    

Women’s Bible Class at 10-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Room             

Thrive Youth (high school age) meet in the Youth Room, 6:30 p.m.     

Men’s Bible Fellowship  7-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room

 

Saturday, Oct 7th :  

Confirmation Instruction in the Fellowship Room at 9:30    

Mosaic Worship in the Fellowship Room at 6:30 p.m.

 

Note These Coming Events:

            Saturday, October 14th:  Outdoor Clean Up   8-noon   Join our school families in preparing the grounds for our outdoor Trunk of Treat event on the following day

            Sunday, October 15th:  Trunk or Treat, 2-5 p.m.   on Our Savior’s School grounds..   Call the school office if you are able to decorate a trunk or volunteer on that day.   Even if you are unable to volunteer, come and anyway and connect with families from our school and our neighborhood.

More Information

Contact our Pastors:  If you wish to contact Pastor Sean or Pastor Johnson for pastoral care or counsel, you may use this email:  oslcalbanypastor@gmail.com

New Locks have been installed on all the doors in the school and church, so new keys are needed to access rooms that may be locked.  If you need a key, please contact John Richardson, school principal.  He is tracking all the keys that are issued.  (You may discard your old keys).

Small Groups are being formed and will be meeting in homes or at church beginning in October.  The theme for this six week study is Discipleship Demonstrated by David, considering the ups and downs of this “man after God’s own heart.”  Signup sheets for Small Groups are in the breezeway.  You may also sign up on line through the church website (oslalbany.com).   

Confirmation Instruction for youth, 7th grade or older, is held on Saturdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room  For more information about confirmation classes, contact Tom Roemke (518/669-0790) or troemke115@gmail.com.     

 

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