“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing!” Psalm 100:1-2
We at OSLC consider ourselves to be, more than anything, a people gathered for thankful praise and worship of the God who raises the dead. Everything else we do in our classrooms, in our fellowship, in our sharing, in our serving, in our work and play springs from the understanding that we are a body called together to worship the source and end of our being.
Worship at OSLC seeks to be family friendly. We consider the sounds of crying babies, squirrely toddlers, and distracted adolescents as important to our worship life as the sounds of reverent silence and spiritual singing. Kids learn to worship by being in worship and watching what adults do. What better education can we give our children than the experience of what it looks like to return love for love? We want them here with us. However, for parents of a child who needs to take a break during worship, we offer a self-staffed nursery just outside the doors of our worship space.
Chances to serve during worship:
Lector: Reads the lessons during the service; sign up at the Receptionist’s Counter at Church.
Music: Add your vocal or instrumental talents; speak with the Pastor or the Choir Director.
Altar Guild: Prepares for and cleans up after Holy Communion; speak with the Pastor or Head of Altar Guild.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.” Psalm 98:4-6
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church prides itself in the variety of “joyful noises” we make.
During the school year, the OSLC Senior Choir welcomes singers of high-school age and above. The choir regularly provides music that enhances and assists the worship at the 8:30 Sunday services. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, September through May, in the church sanctuary at 7:15 PM.
Contact Steve Aalbu at his email.
The Bell Choir performs occasionally on Sunday mornings at the 8:30 service throughout the school year. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings, September through May, in the church sanctuary at 5:00 PM. You don’t need to be an accomplished musician to join; however, you need to be able to count.
Contact Steve Aalbu at his email.
Joyful Journey Band
Under the leadership of Todd Tetreault, the Joyful Journey Band provides musical leadership for the 10:45 Sunday morning worship services during the school year, as well as adding to the summer services. JJB enjoys putting a new spin on some of the old, familiar music, as well as introducing the congregations to newer songs.
Contact Todd Tetreault at his email or grab him after a worship service for more information about the group.
We have some wonderfully talented organists/pianists who lend their talents in worship at OSLC, but we are always on the hunt for more. If you might consider sharing your talents, contact the church office. We are also always on the lookout for those who would rather share their musical abilities on a more occasional basis, perhaps providing special music during the offering, or on a special Sunday of the year, or perhaps on a holiday. Simply contact the pastor or Steve Aalbu.
Faith and Care
The Apostle Paul makes it very clear that every member of the body is needed in order for the body of Christ to function at its fullest capacity. Faith and Care is a program that aims at giving every member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church an equal chance in the privilege and responsibility of serving. As a by-product, the Faith and Care program increases the involvement of members in church activities and is a more efficient method of supplying volunteers for the various weekly functions of the church.
How does the Faith and Care program work?
Every baptized member of OSLC is a candidate for this program. The members are divided into 13 groups with about 36 families per group. Each of these groups is assigned a month during which they are asked to sign-up to volunteer their services. Some months are busier than others, but with 13 groups, the month each group will serve changes in the next year.
What are the responsibilities of each Faith and Care group?
Welcome center hosts (greeters), ushers, communion assistants, cookie bakers, coffee fellowship servers and cleanup.
A month before your service month, you will receive a postcard in the mail with instructions as to how to participate. Sign-up sheets and booklets with instructions are posted on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Choose whichever responsibility fits you and your family best, and sign your name in the square on the sheet.
For more information, contact Deacon Laura Lee Campbell at email@example.com.