I recently saw a fascinating little video called “Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong”. But what struck me most about that video is that for me it was not so much about addiction as it was about community! (You can click here to see the 5 minute 42 second video if you’d like) What it says about community is how important it is for our well being, especially in today’s world where we are more and more scattered and isolated.
As I watched, it underscored for me how that’s what the church is, or if it isn’t, what it needs to be. That is, a community that cares for one another, nurtures good relationships, works together, and the like, all with its roots in that most basic relationship with God. Out of that relationship where we are claimed by God in our Baptism as children of God, we are called to live out that relationship with each other.
Coming up the weekend of November 21-22 we will again be receiving members into our community of faith here at Our Savior. This is always a great time for new people to connect with this community and for people here to welcome new people into this community!
Community! Needed, life giving, a wonderful gift for all. To see how and what is happening in and through this community, visit our website at
See you in church! Pastor Jack Diehl +
For all the Saints! Alleluia!
On Friday, November 13, the family of Our Savior Lutheran Church will gather to give thanks for the life of Elaine Meder. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am with a reception to following.
We hold Elaine’s husband Fred and their family in prayer.