We 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!
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.
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.
Our Saviour’s is celebrating the Saviour’s birth this week with services and activities to mark the Christmas season.
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!
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.
Raffle tickets are $2 each or 7 for $10.
Join us as we wind down summer….and we hope to see you in September!
Our 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.
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.