This week began with receiving a wonderful group of people into our congregation: Vincent and Linda Frantz; Brett, Jennifer, Evan and Dominic Hall; Michael Kardos; Henry, Carmen and Patrick Noonan; Lary an d Cynthia Petersen; John, Michelle and Emma Rhodenback; Dee Rose and son Daniel, daughter Katherine; Ha Tat and daughter Olivia; David, Gretchen, KC and Andrew Ward; and Debra Watkins. Some of the words used in welcoming these great folks into our congregation were the following: “We are so grateful to receive you into this little branch of the family tree of God’s family here in this time and place called Our Savior Lutheran Church. You bring with you your life’s experiences, your humanity, your gifts and even your stuggles and brokenness…all of which are welcome, as we come together to worship God, to be fed at his table, to be grounded in God’s grace and mercy and by the power and presence of the Holy spirit to let God’s Light shine on us and through us.”
Then right after worship on Sunday a big gathering of “Day Camp Helpers” gathered to get everything ready for Daycamp which began this morning with the ingathering of over 70 campers…some “veteran campers” all excited and jumping right into the songs, some a little nervous and finding their way, but all a beautiful group of God’s children coming together to grow in their faith and have fun together this week! Here are a couple pictures. Be sure to come by Thursday evening at 7pm for a fun program by the campers which gives a glimpse of what went on this week followed by an ice cream social. Happy Times!
For this and more about life at Our Savior please visit our website at www.oursaviorelca.com. See you in church! Pastor Jack +