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Christmas Time at Our Saviour’s

candlelight800x400We will be gathering on Christmas Eve for a candlelight service to celebrate the birth of Christ into our hearts once again. Friends and family will gather together, sing Christmas Carols together, and in the glow of our candles, recapture the spirit of the season – Family – Faith – Fellowship – Hope (yeah, I know, a failure of alliteration, but what can you do?).

All are welcome so join us as we welcome the savior!

“God’s work. Our hands.”

During the month of September, OSELC and Faith Lutheran of Toppenish are collecting new and gently used blankets for the homeless. The goal is to provide 80 blankets to the homeless who gather for a meal weekly in Toppenish. The blankets will be distributed the first Wednesday in October during the meal.

Summer of service

OSELC has plenty planned for Summer 2018, starting with a full slate of activities during the month of June.

Our Saviour’s will hold its annual yard sale from 7:30 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 9th. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the church’s ministry in the community.

On Sunday, June 17th, OSELC will host a Father’s Day Brunch immediately after tthe 9 am worship service.

We’ll wrap up the month of June with Vacation Bible School at United Methodist Church, located at 9th Street and Edison Avenue in Sunnyside. VBS is 9 am to noon on June 25, 26, and 27.

Christmas week at OSELC

Our Saviour’s is celebrating the Saviour’s birth this week with services and activities to mark the Christmas season.image

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, OSELC will observe a “Blue Christmas” ceremony with other churches to provide encouragement for those who have experienced loss or discouragement. The service is at 6 p.m. in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Chapel, 327 E. Edison Ave.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a  Christmas Eve candlelight ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24 also marks the deadline to drop off new or gently used socks that will be donated to homeless adults and children in Yakima County.

The week culminates with an exumenical Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 737 S. 16th St.

All events are open to the public and all are welcome!

See you in September

Our Saviour’s has plenty in store for September.

The church’s annual yard sale is Saturday, Sept. 10. The fellowship hall will again be filled with household goods and clothing for sale.

The next day, Sunday, Sept. 11, OSELC is planning to host a meal for the Sunnyside Fire Department during a soecial “God’s Work, Our Hands” emphasis.

Also in September, OSELC will have an end of summer barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 18. During thr BBQ, the winners of this year’s quilt raffle will be announced. The quilts are handmade and donated by church members.image

Raffle tickets are $2 each or 7 for $10.

Join us as we wind down summer….and we hope to see you in September!


National Night Out

imageOur Saviour’s will again be participating in National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The church will host one of the block parties in Sunnyside that night, with a focus on encouraging neighbors to get better acquainted. Food and prizes will be provided. Police and fire personnel will also visit during the festivities.

Join us for an opportunity to get better acquainted as we celebrate National Night Out together.

Summer of service

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.image

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!