Welcome to this family of faith and house of worship where we affirm “Jesus is Lord!” “The Bible is True and Reliable!” and, “The Spirit is Welcome!” Our desire is to love and support children, youth and families with faith-building worship, education, fellowship and service. We pray that you will experience the embrace of God’s love which motivates us to share His love in our community and world!
We are blessed – blessed receivers of God’s bountiful gifts! Consider the beauty of emerging Spring – lovely and for our observation, in full color! Really now, are any of us lacking in food or clothing? How much food do we carelessly waste? How much of our wardrobe could we give away and still have more than two weeks without wearing the same outfit? And what is more we have access to the Word of God, in written, electronic, visual, and audio formats for us to know God and His life-giving ways!
We need not feel ashamed for having abundance but we should be ashamed if we are not grateful for you. Are we living with the attitudes: “Freely we have received, freely give” (Matt. 10:8) and “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)?
God has blessed us and wants to bless us even more for two reasons: 1) because He loves us so much! 2) so we can be a blessing to others.
Both of those reasons are cause for thanksgiving! No one loves us more than our Creator/Redeemer. His love never fails; it never gives up on us! Besides that He want to use us to bring His love to others – to bless them! What a privilege to be invited to partner with God in sharing with people what they need most! His love, indicators of His love! As the hymn writer wrote, “He live to bless me with His love!”
God, Who has blessed us so in the past, will be our help for the days to come. The Psalmist encourages us to remember the Lord’s invitation, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me!” (Ps. 51:15) Do you need help with a decision? Do you need help to love someone who is presently acting quite unlovable? Is it help forgiving? Is it a need for physical/material provision? Ask God! “We have not because we ask not!” ( James 4:2) But please do not “spend it on your pleasures”! (James 4:3)
Ask God for what you need and want – to help others come to know His salvation through faith in Jesus! Ask yourself, “Who needs my help?” Then trust God to lead you and equip and supply you with what they need.
It is to our Father’s glory: that we bear much “fruit”, that is to (demonstrate Christ-like character and draw people to Jesus! Since Jesus lives in us and we are connected to Him, as the branches to the Vine, we can do it – be fruitful and multiply!
For the King and His Kingdom!
In Jesus peace and love,
Pastor Paul Koehn
Walk With Jesus event
We are very excited to invite you to a very special event coming up quickly next month! It is called Walk with Jesus and it is a special Easter event for families! It will be hosted right in our Community Life Center on Saturday, April 12 from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Following the Walk with Jesus event will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:00pm.
Walk with Jesus is a powerfully moving, multisensory family event that guides families along Jesus’ footsteps during his last days on earth. During the event, your family will travel to five stations and participate in engaging activities as you:
Travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday
Sit down for the Last Supper
Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane
Discover the sacrifice of Good Friday
Celebrate freedom from sin at the empty tomb on Easter morning.
Join us for this special event and bring Easter to life this season! This event is designed to be an outreach! So please reach out and invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone who needs to hear of our Savior’s life, death and resurrection!
To register for the event, call or visit the church office at (518) 459-2248 or fill out the form below to register your family.
*** 40 Day lent challenge!!!!! ***
We are recommended to read through or listen to the new testament during lent this year. If you click on the link below you will be able to print out a reading and tracking guide for the challenge. Please note that if you have not received a New testament pen you can go to the bible page (link found at the top) and listen to the New testament directly on your smart phone or tablet.
Sunday, April 20 we will have a “first-in-a-long-time” Easter Sunrise Service! It will be informal and outside, music with guitar, and about 45-50 minutes. The time is 7am. The place is “out back” – through the connecting corridor in the school end of the facility by the garden plots (no parking by the dumpster! There will be chairs for seating. We are praying for a rainless morning! This worship setting is in addition to our 8:15 and 10am service times.
OSL family and friends, please head over to the OSL LaunchPad facebook page and "like" us to receive updates. The LaunchPad (for children under 5). There is no cost. DO YOU HEAR "JESUS CALLING"? Christian and non-Christian women desire fellowship with other women, advice, kinship, etc. The LaunchPad often appears to be activity based but also it is filling a basic need of kinship and mentoring. Here is a way for us to serve and to fill, even in a small way, mom's need for help. Mature mothers and grandmothers are needed to provide the mentorship and advice that only comes with years of experience. Who are the ones that fit this description? Who will step up and help the mothers that are silently begging to meet God through the love and help of others? Simply providing help to mothers, a place to meet with others, a place where their child can make a mess, a place for cooped up kids to be free, is one of our most important ways of sharing Christ's love.
For more info on the LaunchPadclick here.
Our Savior's Lutheran School
Our Savior's also has a school. It is located on the same campus and is attached to the church. The school provides a christian education for K - 8 grades. Additionally, there is a preschool program.
Job Openings for 2014-15 School Year
1 year maternity leave English Teacher opening. Responsible to teach Grades 6-8 ELA. .5-.7 FTE.
Part time PE teacher. Responsible to teach PE for Kindergarten through 8th grade .5FTE
Note that we have WIFI internet access in most community areas of the building. The network is called "OSLGuest". For the WPA2 password call the church office, ask a member of the worship team, ask an usher or send a request to web support on the 'Contact Us' Page.