Sunday, March 22nd is the next Family Worship Sunday
To live out our Mission Statement point of "Experiencing Jesus Together," on the fourth Sunday of each month, Grace Place classes for children and youth will NOT be held. An important place to "experience Jesus together" is in worship with our own family. Click here to read the article "11 Reasons to Worship with your Children" from The Gospel Coalition.
Upcoming Family Worship Weeks are April 26th, May 24th and June 28th.
Next week marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. Below is the 2020 Lent and Easter schedule.
Please note, that there are a few changes this year. The service time is changing to 7:00 pm. Also, dinners and family worship services will not be held every Wednesday in Lent, but are offered on Ash Wednesday. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Sunday.
Ash Wednesday, February 26th
Imposition of Ashes: 7:00 am and 12:00 pm
Ash Wednesday family worship service at 5:30 pm
Ash Wednesday dinner at 6:00 pm
Ash Wednesday worship service with
imposition of ashes and communion at 7:00 pm
Wednesdays in Lent, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st
Lenten Worship Service at 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday, April 9th
Maundy Thursday worship service at 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 10th
Stations of the Cross at 12:00 pm
Service of Darkness worship service at 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 12th
Sunrise service at 6:00 am
Traditional Worship Service at 8:00 am
Praise & Worship Services at 9:30 am & 11:00 am.
Beginning March 4th and continuing each Wednesday until Holy Week, we will be celebrating our Lenten journey using the Holden Evening Prayer service. The Holden Service was originally written by Marty Haugen for the Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in Washington State. This vesper service has been described as the one of the most beautiful services ever written.
We hope you will join us for this moving evening service each Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Name: Growing in Grace Book Club
What: Read one book a month on Spiritual formation and Discipleship
When: Last Thursday of the month - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Meet on Skype, blog on Bookclubz
The Family Life Discussions adult Sunday School class is starting a new video/book study today. How We Love is advertised as a marriage book, but in the videos the authors are clear that reading it can benefit anyone who wants to better understand how all relationships work. We are looking at the first book to set a foundation for How We Love Our Kids in a few months. All are welcome—every week or on a drop-in basis. Join the discussion or just grab your bagel (we meet in the classroom next to the Panera tables) and fellowship with us.
- Vote to call Intentional Interim Pastor Rev. (Dr.) John M. (Mike) Ramey
- 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (voting available before and after each service)
- Vote results/next steps
- 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm (no lunch provided)
Resolution to be considered by the Voters Assembly:
In accordance with the OSWLC Congregation By-Laws, article 6(A), the Call Committee recommends that the Voters Assembly approve a Call to Rev. (Dr.) John M. (Mike) Ramey to serve as an Intentional Interim Senior Pastor for Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church for a period of one year beginning on March 16, 2020.
The IIP Call Committee unanimously and enthusiastically recommends that the OSWLC Voters Assembly extend a call of one year to Pastor Ramey as an Intentional Interim Pastor (IIP). A detailed bio on Pastor Ramey is available here.
To support the congregation with this possible call the MMSLG has provided goals for Pastor Ramey and ensured the IIP agreement is supportable within the church’s budget. There is a detailed FAQ available here.
We will be celebrating Girl Scout Sunday at Our Savior's Way on Sunday, March 8th at the 11:00 am service with the Girl Scouts helping out throughout the service. If your daughter is interested in participating, please sign up here. We are also in need of some helpful moms or dad to sign up. Please sign up by Sunday, March 1st. Included in this link is information and a sign-up for the My Promise, My Faith class being offered on the same day.
We are asking each girl to bring a box or two of our yummy cookies to share with the congregation after the service. However, please do not bring Tagalongs or Dos-Si-Dos due to peanut allergies.
We're organizing a trip for the middle school and high school youth and their families to go to the Museum of the Bible on Sunday, March 8th. We will attend the 9:30 am worship service together and leave for the museum at 10:45 am. Tickets for parents and children over the age of 7 are $12.99. Children under 7 are free. We have space for 30 people on the buses including drivers. Please bring a lunch to eat on the bus or bring money to eat at the museum cafe.
Attention OSWLC men, please join us for our monthly breakfast featuring Pastor Emeritus Ralph Wiechmann, who will lead the discussion/devotion on Lent. There is always plenty of food that people bring, so please join us! We will be done in time to attend the Elder's meeting so there is no excuse not to be there!
More details coming soon for the Open Arms Spring Fling event on April 4th...stay tuned!
Loudoun FCA is offering a summer Power Camp 2020 at Virginia Academy located in Ashburn at 19790 Ashburn Road from June 22nd to June 26th for rising 3rd through 8th grade boys and girls. Power Camp is a co-ed sports day camp that includes solid athletic training from local coaches, team-building games, physical competitions, dynamic assembly speakers, and Biblical discussions led by high school FCA athletes.
Loudoun FCA is currently offering early bird rates and a special promo code for OSWLC families. The promo code is OSW50 and the discount is $50.00 off of the current price. Click here for the Power Camp flyer and here to register at the FCA website.
Please join the men of OSWLC at the 2020 men's retreat on April 24th - April 26th. The theme of this year's retreat is "The Times They Are A Changin' – Experiencing Jesus in a changing world." This is a retreat for fellowship, learning, and encouragement. The retreat will be held at Mar-Lu-Ridge and you may register at by clicking here.