Happy Summer! Although the official first day of summer isn’t til June 21, Memorial Day has often marked the beginning of summer, especially for our northern neighbors. For us at Our Savior, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the summer schedule, which means we continue to worship on Saturday at 6:00pm, but move to one worship time at 9:30am on Sundays. This schedule was determined by a congregational poll taken a couple of years ago. For a number of folks this is their favorite schedule of the year: 9:30am, not too early, not too late! 🙂 Or, if it is not one of those for you, Saturday is a good option, and our summer Saturday attendance is often really good, maybe because of that. The main reason for the schedule change is to have a better worship experience. When a church is only about 1/2 full, the singing and the spirit is just not the same as when we are all gathered together. This is also a good time of the year to get to see other people of Our Savior who go to a different worship service.
But it’s not just a schedule change this coming weekend! It’s also Pentecost Sunday! This is the final weekend of the Easter Season, when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. This year we will have some special readings and music to help us grasp and celebrate this. Be sure to join us, and
WEAR RED! 🙂
Looking ahead, the following Sunday, May 31, we will have our
Spring Congregational Meeting when we elect council members, share a mid-year “state of the congregation” update. PLUS, we will be officially “Calling” Ryan Hostler to serve as our Minister of Music. Even though Pentecost Sunday was his 3rd anniversary with us, Ryan has completed all the requirements to become a rostered Associate in Ministry in the ELCA. In order to formalize this, we need to officially extend a call to him. So, that will be happening May 31 immediately following our 9:30am service. We will also be presenting on that weekend 12 scholarships to young people in our congregation who are either going off to college or who are continuing their college education. Congratulations!
And finally, the weekend of June 6-7, we will be receiving new members into our congregation. Another happy time for us all. If you would like to be a part of that group, be sure to talk to me or Pastor Shelly.
So, even though “summer” is starting, and a number of regular meetings, etc, take a break, a lot is still going on and we hope you will join us for these and all the other things happening during this special season of the year. Check our website (www.oursaviorelca.com) or “Like” us on Facebook to keep in touch.
See you in church! Pastor Jack Diehl +
SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
following the 9:30 AM service.
Election of council members, “State of the Congregation” Update
Vote to officially “call” Ryan Hostler who is soon to be a
Rostered Associate in Ministry in the ELCA and more.