Our Savior’s this week:
  • Thank you!! To the Women of the ELCA who prepared a delicious pancake supper last evening!
  • Be on the lookout for a rescheduled date of the Art Show. More snow/cold, etc. caused last Sunday to be postponed, but there is a plan to celebrate three of OSLC's artists after Easter.
  • Tonight, February 14, come at 6:00 pm for Ash Wednesday worship with the imposition of ashes and the celebration of Holy Communion to sustain us through the Lenten Journey on the way to the cross and resurrection with Jesus.
  • A reminder of Free Devotions: these family devotions may be of interest during the Lenten season. Each week there is a Bible verse, ideas for family activities, conversation starters – all created to easily fit into your family's weekly routine and that come directly to your inbox. Check out this link to sign-up: https://info.1517.media/acton/media/33371/the-promise-of-easter?sid=TV2:72LMjpEN9
  • Beginning this Sunday for the Lenten Season, come to the Memorial Room at 11:15 am for a study prepared by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota called "My Neighbor is Muslim." There is no need to sign-up, just come for learning and conversation led by Pastor Anna.
  • Reminder: the deadline for the March "News from the Pews" newsletter is Monday, February 19.
  • Young at Heart is Monday, February 19 at 1:00 pm. Come for "Quakers, Coffee, and Costa Rica" led by Sheila Kelly who lived and studied abroad with her family for a year in Costa Rica. Also taste different coffees and have delicious dessert following the program. Bring a friend!
Upcoming Meetings/Studies/Fun: (A busy couple of weeks with lots of opportunities to be involved!)
  • Wednesday, 2/14: Bible Study, noon, WELCA Board, 1:15 pm, Ash Wednesday Worship, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 2/15: Love Day Ladies, 9:30 am, Council meeting, 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, 2/18: Choir rehearsal, 9:00 am, Worship with Holy Communion, 10:00 am, Fellowship, 11:00 am, "My Neighbor is Muslim" study, 11:15 am (Memorial Room)
  • Monday, 2/19: Newsletter Deadline, Young at Heart, 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 2/21: High School Youth, Schulte's, 6:15 am, Men's Square, JB's, 7:00 am, Bible Study, noon, Soup Supper (hosted by Council), 6:00 pm, Worship, 7:00 pm (Sunshine Room)

    Scripture for Sunday, 2/18: Genesis 9:8–17; Psalm 25:1–10; 1 Peter 3:18–22; Mark 1:9–15

    Scripture for Sunday, 2/25: Genesis 17:1–7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23–31; Romans 4:13–25; Mark 8:31–38

    About the ELCA: To learn more about the ELCA as a denomination and people of faith, this comes from the article "Form a Faithful Foundation" by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni as printed in the January, 2018, issue of LivingLutheran magazine: [a deacon and director or faith formation and outreach, Amy Santoriello emphasizes:] "..service doesn't just come from faith – it forms faith."

    Prayer for the week: God of love, as we begin the journey of Lent, may we be reminded of the cross of love we wear on our foreheads and in our hearts, received through the waters of baptism and sealed by the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    Prayer requests for Pastor Anna. If there is a request you would like Pastor Anna to include in her personal daily prayers, please call 836–7464 or send an email to pastor@oslcgreatfalls.org