July 4 heralds the start of summer and this July is no different.
OSELC is plunging into summer with a host of activities.
It all starts Sunday, July 10, with a summer barbecue right after the 10 a.m. Worship service.
The fun then picks up with Vacation Bible School Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14. VBS is 9 a.m. to noon each day at Sunnyside United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave.
Our Saviour’s will also offer its regular outreach efforts such as a quilting group at 9 a.m. on July 16 and family game night at 5:30 p.m. on July 22.
So, join us for a summer of sun, a summer of service!
During the season leading up to Easter Sunday on March 27, Our Saviour’s is meeting 7 p.m. each Wednesday for Lenten services at Sunnyside United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave. There is a potluck supper at 6 p.m. right before the service.
This time of remembrance and commitment culminates with special plans for Easter Sunday, March 27. OSELC will offer an early SonRise service, followed by breakfast and the traditional Easter service at 10 a.m.
Feb. 14 is on a Sunday this year and in keeping with Valentine’s Day, Our Saviour’s is once again hosting a Red Wine and Chocolate event. After the 10 a.m. Worship service on Feb. 14, OSELC will have red wine and chocolate accompanied by hors d’oeuvres provided by members.
A minimum donation of $5 per person is requuested, with all proceeds benefitting the church’s ministries in the community.
During the celebration a raffle drawing for a homemade quilt is also planned.
Christmas is more than season’s greetings, it’s a season of giving at Our Saviour’s. That includes an Angel Tree program in which members can provide Christmas presents for children in need.
Also coming up this season is OSELC’s dinner theater performance of Christmas Letters: The Musical at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, OSELC will also host a Longest Night/Blue Christmas service. Held in conjunction with several other chuches, the service is intended to offer spiritual support for those are grieving or are depressed.
The season’s givings concludes with Our Saviour’s annual Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24. The candlelit service will include special music and encouragement.
Please join us for any or all of these opportunities for fellowship and sharing during the Christmas season.
Starting on Sunday, Sept. 13, OSELC will resume its book group or Sunday School class at 8:30 a.m.
Led by Paul Brooks, OSELC will be putting on a musical, with a script read through set for Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9:15 a.m. and tryouts set for Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
September will wrap up with a pair of special events on Saturday, Sept. 26. From 1-3 p.m. that day will be the annual Blessing of the Animals at Sunnyside’s Central Park. At 5:30 p.m. later that same day, OSELC will host its monthly game night at the church.
The last Sunday of this month, Sept. 27, will feature an end of summer BBQ at OSELC following morning worship.
Looking ahead to October, Our Saviour’s next month will participate in World Communion Sunday on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, OSELC will join Immanuel Lutheran Church at Grandview for a Second Harvest food distribution for those in need.
Join us at OSELC for a season of fall fellowship!
From 6 to 8 p.m. OSELC will offer a free party with a BBQ and all the trimmings; including watermelon, cake and hot dogs.
During the block party, open and free to all, Our Saviour’s will host a Sunnyside fire truck and other city officials to encourage us together as a community and neighbors.
There will be games for the kids, face painting and even a free raffle!
So come one, come all, to the block party @ OSELC on Aug 4!