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Sunnyside’s annual CROP Walk is this Saturday, March 22. Our Saviour’s will again join local churches and non-profits in the walk, which starts at 9 a.m. at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside. The two-mile walk is a way to raise funds to help address hunger around the world.image

One-fourth of all proceeds raised in the Sunnyside walk this Saturday will be used to help food banks here.

For more information see http://cropwalk.org

Try our Lent survey

Now that we are well into the season of Lent, it’s a good time to reflect on the opportunity it provides for renewal in ways such as prayer and repentance. For many, the 40 days of Lent are also a time of sacrifice, of surrender to God’s call in our lives.c-of-e-lent

What are you giving up for Lent? If you’d like, take a moment to participate in our very unofficial Lent survey!

WELCA meeting/What is WELCA?

WELCA is Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. At Our Saviour’s, WELCA’s next meeting is coming up soon on Tuesday, March 18. The meeting is at 7 p.m. And will feature a musical program by Cheree LaPierre. All women are welcome to attend!image

In short, WELCA encourages women to live out their faith through service, fellowship, study and advocacy.

Learn more at http://womenoftheelca.org


With the arrival of Lent, Our Saviour’s is marking the season with a series of Lenten suppers and services every Wednesday starting on March 12. Each Wednesday during Lent, OSELC will have a supper at 6 p.m. followed by an informal service at 7 p.m.

Please join us as we share together in this special season!image

Ash Wednesday

Our Saviour’s is marking Ash Wednesday, March 5, twice!

First from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday Pastor Katrina and two other pastors will hold an “Ashes on the Go” for those who would like to stop by at 9th and Edison in downtown Sunnyside to receive ashes and a blessing.

Then at 7 p.m. next Wednesday OSELC will join an ecumenical worship service to be held at United Methodust Church at 906 E. Edison at 7 p.m.

Please join us as we mark the beginning of Lent!

Healing Service @ OSELC

There will be annointing and prayers for healing on Sunday, March 2, during the 10 a.m. worship service and the 7 p.m. contemporary service

Red wine and chocolate and a visting bishop

imageOur Saviour’s is putting the fun in fundraising this Sunday, Feb. 23, with a red wine and chocolate event after worship service.  A donation of $7.50 per person is suggested for the event, which will feature a chocolate fountain, assorted chocolates, hors d’oeuvres, red wine and sparkling cider. Those who want to drink are asked to bring their own glass.

This Sunday’s worship service at 10 a.m. will also be special as the sermon will be presented by Bishop Martin Wells. Join us for a morning of worship and fellowship!

Bishop Martin Wells

Bishop Martin Wells

Are you game?

imageThis Saturday, Feb. 22, OSELC will have its monthly game night at the church building starting at 5:30 p.m. Childcare and food will be provided.

So, don’t be Sorry, take a Risk and we’ll hope to see you there!

Taizé Worship Service

imageTwice in the next four weeks Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will partner with three other Sunnyside churches for Sunday evening Taizé worship services.

The services will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, and March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 327 E. Edison Ave. All are welcome!

Taizé worship includes simple repetitive musical lines based on Biblical texts, along with moments of silence for spiritual reflection.

Super Sunday


A blessing is offered during installation of the 2014 congregational council.

No, the title is not about the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, but about what was indeed a special, super Sunday on Jan. 26 when Our Saviours Lutheran Church honored its 2013 congregational council and installed the 2014 council.

Serving on the 2014 council are President Terri Kennedy, Vice President Carolyn Knee, Exec. Secretary Karen Stephas, Laurie Wavrin, Financial Secretary Darlene Anderson, Willard Mears, Andrew Myers, Dan Myers, Tammie Carr, Mike Shuttleworth and Amanda Myers.

The church also honored council members whose terms ended in 2013: Cathy Mears, Debbie Mendoza, Pastor Katrina Walther and Bill Wavrin.

Thanks to all those who serve and God bless you in 2014!