October 17th at 7:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
A Service of Healing will be held on Thursday evening, October 17th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church located at 5952 Franconia Road Alexandria, VA. On the church’s calendar, October 18th is the feast day of St. Luke, the beloved physician, so the eve before this day is an especially appropriate time for a Service of Healing to take place. You are invited to come with whatever healing need you may have of body, mind, or spirit, and bring that need before the Lord. Friends, co-workers, and neighbors are welcome and invited as well. Members of St. John’s Prayer Team will be on hand to pray after the service with those who desire one-on-one prayer.
Usher, Reader, and Communion Assistant Training
If you are interested in becoming an usher, reader, or communion assistant, please join the elders on Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary for training.
If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, please join the elders and Barb Yarbrough on Saturday, October 19th at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary for training.
We hope to see you there!
October 19th, 6:00 pm
We hope you will join us for a chili & music benefit concert on October 19th. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by music at 7:00 pm in the OSW Great Room.
Please sign up to bring a pot of chili or salad to share. There is a sign-up sheet at the welcome desk in the narthex. Donations will benefit a new keyboard for the sanctuary. Donations checks can be made out to OSWLC by noting "Benefit Concert" on the memo line.
We are looking forward to this event and hope you will join us!
Register now for the 2019 Lutherans for Life conference: "Did God Really Say?" to be held on October 19th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa, Maryland. If you would like to attend this conference, please register by clicking on the link below.
“…Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68
Sundays at 9:30 am, continuing through Oct. 20
We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. What if there was a safe place to ask? There is now! It’s called “exploreGod.” You can participate by listening to the sermon series or joining the exploreGod discussion group, led by church member Jonathan Halls, a professional facilitator, beginning today at 9:30 am in the Great Room.
For 7 weeks we’ll explore these questions: Does life have a purpose? Is there a God? Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is Christianity too narrow? Is Jesus really God? Is the Bible reliable? Can I know God personally? Each week is an independent discussion so feel free to attend every session or come as you are able.
Take an exploreGod postcard and invite a friend or neighbor to join us for the sermon series, discussion group, or both. Postcards are located in the Narthex and at the Welcome Desk.
We are excited about this new series and hope you will consider participating.
Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join us for the annual Fall Festival. Admission is $7.00 per child or $20.00 per family maximum. There will be trunk-or-treating from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Rainbow Rock Band from 11:00 to 11:45 am, Vienna princesses and superheros, a moon bounce, pumpkin patch, face painting, hair braiding, and so much more. We hope you will join us!
Register by October 27th
July 4–11, 2020
Every summer the high school youth group take a trip together as a church. This summer, they will be going on a mission trip to Winchester, Kentucky. This will be a great chance to serve and love the residents they will meet with the love of Jesus.
For additional details and to register, please go to oswlc.org/HSWorkcamp.
Saturday, November 2nd, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Banquet to benefit Metro D.C. Area Coordinator Yvette Moy
You are invited to attend the Crescent Project’s banquet to support Yvette Moy. Beverly Hill Gaussiran will be the guest speaker. Come see and hear how God is moving globally and locally and support Yvette’s mission.
November 9th, 4:00 pm
Join us to appreciate and celebrate 25 years with Pastor and Sally Mann. Please come share laughs and strories. Stop in for a moment or stay the entire time. Childcare will be provided. Heavy hors do'oeuvres will be serviced along with beer and wine.
Let us know you are coming! Register here.
Location: Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, Virginia.
November 12th at 6:30 pm
The Washington Dulles Hilton
You are invited to sit with us at our OSWLC and Lutherans For Life tables. We are excited to hear and meet the featured speaker, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director, author of the book upon which the blockbuster hit movie “Unplanned”, was based, and founder of “And Then There Were None.” There is no charge to attend this event, although Mosaic welcomes your generous donations to help continue their mission to help women and families.
Northern Virginia Lutherans for Life and Our Savior’s Way have reserved tables. You can search for our tables, and reserve your seat with our groups on the registration page. This event is almost full, so register now for free at mosaic-virginia.org/gala.
November 16th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm, Leesburg, VA
OSWLC members, Jacob and Lauren Fraher, would like to invite you to Faith Aid's 2019 Move Mountains Festival at Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm in Leesburg, VA on Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Join Faith Aid for an afternoon of live-music (you may recognize Mark Wood and Sara Carlin!), drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and fellowship as we reach children in Kenya with life-saving healthcare.
Jacob and Lauren lead Faith Aid, a nonprofit organization founded on Christ’s promise, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move” (Matthew 17:20). In Sub-Saharan African, 1 in 9 children die before age five, often from a treatable condition. Through prevention and treatment, Faith Aid moves mountains for suffering children and their families. Faith Aid’s vision is a world where no child dies from treatable or preventable conditions.