News and Announcements

Our Savior’s Way Thanksgiving Bag Collection

Your help is needed! OSWLC is currently 100 bags short of our goal of packing 300 Thanksgiving dinner bags for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Donations can be delivered to the church until 5:00 pm this Sunday, November 17th.

Items most needed include cranberry sauce/fruit, muffin mix, dessert mixes (cake mix & icing), potatoes, and stuffing. Other items being collected include canned gravy or gravy mix, canned vegetables (4 cans-corn & green beans are favorites).

In addition to the items on the shopping list, grocery gift cards in $10 denominations are always welcome and can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday morning. You may also make a cash or check donation by listing "Thanksgiving Bags" on your offering envelope.

If you have any questions, please contact Andie Wessell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Family Worship Week – Experience Jesus Together

To live out our mission statement point of "Experiencing Jesus Together," Grace Place classes for children and youth will NOT be held on the fourth Sunday of each month. An important place to "Experience Jesus Together" is in worship with our own family. Click here to read about the benefits of having children in worship.

Of course, families are able to worship together at 8:00 am or 11:00 am and join us for Grace Place at 9:30 am any of the other Sundays of the month!

Upcoming family worship weeks are November 24th, December 22nd, and January 26th.


Getting Involved Via Pushpay – Coming Soon to OSWLC

The move to Pushpay is going to provide more opportunities for OSWLC to connect with members and visitors. We are working on our very own app that will be available for download from Google Play and the App Store. Our app will allow you to find out information about upcoming events, connect to a small group or Bible study, submit prayer requests, and listen to sermons. Our website will still be the library of information about everything Our Savior’s Way has to offer. The OSWLC app will be more like a community with the ability to get to the content you are looking for quickly and easily.

Stay tuned for more details!


College Care Packages

We’re beginning to collect donations for our college care packages, which we will be packing on November 24th. Please sign up to donate items by clicking here so we make sure each student has the same amount of love and goodies! Drop items in the box outside Emily, Ray, and Barb’s office by November 21st. If you have a college student in your life, make sure to send their name, school, mailing address, email, and cell phone number to Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so they can receive a care package!


2020 Pledge Cards

Last week we began our annual stewardship campaign by including the 2020 Pledge Card in Sunday's edition of The OSWLC Experience. The pledge card will be included in the next two Sunday publications in case you missed it. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you are able to share your time, talent, and treasure with OSWLC. Once you are ready, please bring your completed pledge card and place it in the Treasure Chest, which will be available the next two Sundays, during communion. If you are not in town, feel free to place your pledge card in the offering plate or drop it in the church office.

Will you be a cheerful giver with your time, talent, and treasures?


"Together With God's Vision" Survey

Last year, we asked church members to take an anonymous survey to capture a beginning “snap-shot” of where each and every person involved in our community was in their Spiritual journey. We want to revisit this and are asking members to take this quick and easy survey once again. The survey is meant to help each of us reflect personally on where we are in our faith walk, and in which areas we would like to progress more. It will also help the leadership at Our Savior’s Way know which areas we have done well in helping the Congregation grow in faith, and which areas we should focus on as we continue our journey "Together with God’s Vision."

We hope you will take a few minutes to take this anonymous survey! 
 
How to take the “Together With God’s Vision” Survey
1) Online: www.oswlc.org/TogetherwithGodSurvey or click on the link below.
2) Pick up a paper copy from the Welcome Center.


Altar Guild Volunteers Needed

The Altar Guild is currently recruiting new volunteers to serve OSWLC each week. Altar Guild gives people a chance to serve our church in a special way. Current Altar Guild teams are ready to teach new volunteers what needs to be done with on the job training. If you are interested in learning more, please speak with Paula Looney or any of the pastors.


Christmas Cards for Refugees-
Take a Moment to Brighten Someone's Christmas 

"You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:33-34
 
Christmas can be a lonely time for many people, but especially for refugees. This year the Missions committee will be partnering with our missionaries Carl & Karen Cecil, Yvette Moy, plus other organizations in America and around the world to bring love, joy, and hope to refugees. Partner organizations include LCMS International Missions, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and the Salaam Isa Muslim Ministries. 
 
From November 10th to 24th, drop off a Christmas card in English or Spanish to be given to Iranian refugees in Germany, children in Texas/Southern Border detention centers, and Muslim refugees in Northern Virginia. You may also visit the table in the lobby/Narthex on November 24th after all services to write or create a card of your own. Consider asking your friends and family or groups with whom you are associated with to join in this opportunity. If everyone in our congregation prepared one or two cards we could reach many hundreds with the joy, the hope, and the peace of Jesus.  
 
In preparing your card, please place a short message within the card itself and sign with your first names only for privacy considerations. The outside of the envelope should be left blank except for those which have been written in Spanish in which case place an "s" on the back of the envelope. Because of the high cost of shipping, please do not place anything inside of the envelope except the cards. God's many blessings to you for considering being part of this endeavor.
 
For questions, please contact Emilie Dubert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any member of the Missions Team.
 

Homeless Shelter Meal Calendar

Check out the Social Ministry bulletin board in the narthex annex.  The 2020 calendar is now available for sign up to provide monthly meals at the homeless shelter. We are currently looking to supply meals for January and February, as well as other months. If you are able to help with the effort, it is much appreciated!

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Kennedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Andie Wessell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Angels are Coming! The Angels are Coming!

For over 20 years Our Savior’s Way has sponsored Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship. This program provides us the opportunity to share the Good News of Christmas with the children of prisoners. In many ways, these children are victims too. They have lost a parent, a provider, and in some cases, their self esteem. They often live with grandparents, aunts, or uncles who provide a home despite having few resources themselves. Angel Tree not only provides gifts to children in the name of their imprisoned parent, but more importantly we are able to send the message of Christ’s love through age-appropriate Christian material. We hope that you will take time to put an extra child on your Christmas list this year. The angels will be available beginning on Sunday, November 24th. Please look for the Angel Tree table in the Narthex. We also ask that you keep these children and their families in your prayers so that faith in Jesus will mold their hearts and lives forever.

Thank you in advance for helping make a child feel loved at Christmas!

If you have any questions- please contact Penny Payne at  (703) 723-3259 or Mary Miller at (703) 739-1308.

Amos Comfort Dog Calendars For Sale

We are selling 2020 calendars featuring encouraging Bible verses, Amos, and many of the places we have been in the last year as a fundraiser. These calendars are a great gift option for the people you love the most and all proceeds will go to the Comfort Dog ministry. Each calendar can be purchased for $20.00. Check out the calendar sample with Team Amos on Sunday mornings. We trust that you will be encouraged with Scripture and cuteness. Click here to order today.

If you have any questions about the calendars, please contact Nikki Deacon, NThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christmas Poinsettias

OSW will be decorating the church with poinsettias for the Christmas season. If you would like to make a donation to purchase a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, envelopes will be included in this Sunday's publication of The OSWLC Experience for you to complete.

Please fill in your name, how many poinsettias you would like to purchase, the name of the loved one you are honoring, and submit your payment in the envelope. You may drop your completed envelope in the offering plate.

All donations must be received by Sunday, November 24th.

Thank you for your generosity!


Contact Information

43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: 703-858-9254
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Sunday Worship Services

8:00 AM – traditional
9:30 AM – traditional (1st, 3rd Sundays)
9:30 AM – contemporary (2nd, 4th Sundays)
11:00 AM – contemporary

Holy Communion celebrated at all services
Nursery available 7:45AM — noon

9:30 AM – Bible study and Sunday School
11:00 AM - Bible study

Our Mission

At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by: Forming relationships, Experiencing Jesus together, and Sharing God's love.