We received news that the company we use to provide offering envelopes to church members is going out of business. We are working with a new company. Did you know that there is another way to give that is more secure that writing a check, is already in place, and will save OSWLC money each month...Pushpay.
Pushpay offers a lot more to our congregation than just giving. They focus on using technology to promote participation and will provide an additional tool for us to connect with members and visitors. This switch will allow us to save costs by making administration easier. We will still accept cash, checks and giving via your bank account, just like before. With Pushpay members:
- Have the option to text to give
- Have the option to use a credit card
- Will be able to view their giving record online
- Will be able to download statements on demand
Sign up by texting "OSWLC Give" to 77977 or go online to get started. Members who have used Vanco for recurring donations in the past will need to move their giving over to the Pushpay platform.
Our Open Arms preschool also offers an After School Program for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The program picks up from select area schools, provides an afternoon snack, offers extended hours until 6:30 pm, and is open on LCPS snow days and student holidays. Winter, spring, and summer camps are also available.
Call 703-729-9144 to find out more information!
The AV Team is looking for additional teens and adults to serve during worship services running projections or the sound board.
Running projections requires you to be comfortable working on the computer. Can you post a photo to Instagram or reply to an email without “Replying to All?” You’re a prime candidate!
Running the sound board requires you to have the ability to focus, listen to the service, and make adjustments as needed. We are looking for people who are comfortable learning new technology and who ideally have a musical ear. No other musical talents are required!
The MMSLG is planning ahead and looking for a room, in-law suite, or apartment for donation or rent to the church for Pastor Ramey, pending the Voter's Assembly results on March 1st. If you have an available space, please contact any member of the MMSLG. Thank you!
Follow @OSWMiddleSchoolYouth on Instagram for Middle School Youth updates, announcements, Bible verses, and more!
Our Savior's Way provides meals to those at the Loudoun Homeless Shelter on the first Tuesday of every month. There are still openings for groups or families to volunteer. Meals are served at 6:00 pm to a minimum of 40 people. You can sign up on the Social Ministries bulletin board located to the left of the coffee station.
Thank you for considering helping with this great need!
Golden Girls for God small group is a fellowship of mature women that meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the OSW library. This is a great time to share with one another, study God's word, serve the church, and reach out to others. All are welcome to attend - come join us!
Lent is an important time to reflect on our lives and bring our weaknesses before God to seek His mercy and forgiveness. Beginning next Wednesday, families are encouraged to continue their Lenten journey using a Faith at Home Lenten devotion from World Vision. Materials will be sent through the mid-week connect email, be available on our website, or you can pick up a copy each week at church. Click on the link below for today's Ash Wednesday devotion.
If you would like to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter, please fill out the Easter flower envelope that can be found on the narthex table or in today's bulletin. This year, you may order Easter lilies and floral mums for $15.00 each, or tulips $10.00 each. Be sure to include on the envelope your name, check or cash amount, and circle "in memory or honor" of your loved one's name. You can place the envelope in the offering plate. The order deadline is March 22nd.
Join our Grace Place children in a family or personal challenge to memorize 20 Bible verses in 2020! During Grace Place praise time we will be taking on this challenge and you can follow along at home!
Seeds Family Worship is releasing two scripture videos and short devotionals each month to encourage memorizing scriptures. All Seeds music is Scripture set to song and Grace Place used several of their songs for our Christmas service. The first installment is a two for one; Romans 5:8 and 6:23. Click the link below to access the devotions and videos. You can watch the videos online, play the songs on Apple or Spotify, or download the mp3 files at no cost. Let's get God's Word in our hearts!
Faith Aid provides life-saving healthcare to children in Africa. OSWLC members Jacob and Lauren Fraher lead Faith Aid. Jacob just returned from Kenya, where he witnessed immense need and met with Christian mission hospitals, clinics, and doctors to reach more children with medical treatment. OSWLC provided life-saving surgery to three Kenyan children in 2019 through Faith Aid!
Members of OSWLC will be joining missionaries, Mimi and Derek Ellis, during March 4th - 11th on a trip to several villages outside Guatemala City and Antigua. The purpose of this trip is to share the gospel through witnessing and study as well as teach sewing and craft making to assist in self-subsistence. Additionally, our team will be examining project opportunities for future trips (perhaps later this year) to Guatemala. In the past, we have assisted in building a guest/worship facility, made repairs on a village school, held a VBS, and led "Family Day" which is time for both worship and games.
Adult mission trips at OSWLC are paid for by individual team members. However, some financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. There are many ways you can participate in the missions area in addition to trips.