The campaign runs through Father's Day, June 16th
Mosaic Virginia is a nonprofit medical organization near Lansdowne that serves women and men facing unplanned pregnancies by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs from a Christian perspective. Mosaic-Virginia offers medical services, peer mentoring, educational opportunities, and a safe place to seek help. Because of community support, all services are offered at no cost. All client information is private and confidential.
Every year, Lutherans for Life at OSW supports this local pregnancy crisis center by participating in a baby bottle campaign from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. You will notice boxes and baskets of empty baby bottles around the church building. If you did not pick up a baby bottle last week, please take one home and fill it with spare change, currency, and checks (payable to OSW, memo: Mosaic). When you bring the bottle back, you can place it in the offering plate during the service.
May and June are months to celebrate graduations. Please pray for all the young people graduating from high school and college. If your son or daughter is graduating from high school, your church family would also like to celebrate this important milestone and pray for them by name. Please send us the names of graduates and what their plans are for the coming year. (Also, please update us with their new address when you get them. Next fall, during finals week at college the youth group would like to send our students a care package.)
Calling All Preschool and School-Age Parents!
If you are looking for a fun and safe environment for your child this summer, join us here for Camp Glow (God Loves Our World). We offer a preschool summer camp for children ages 3 and up, as well as a school-age summer camp for children currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Our preschool camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and offers children a chance for sensory play, water play, weekly themes, and walking trips.
Our school-age camp offers extended care Monday through Friday with part-time options and follows weekly themes with field trips, weekly pool trips, chapel, and so much more!
If you have any questions about Camp GLOW summer camp, please contact Leeann Dekock.
Sundays at 9:30 am
Faith Connect is the first class in the OSWLC discipleship series. It runs for six weeks on Sunday mornings. The purpose of Faith Connect is to review the teaching of the Christian faith and God’s purpose for our lives. It is a discussion class that is geared toward answering the questions and needs of the participants. If you come, you will deepen your understanding of the Christian faith, make new friends, and deepen your connection with God and His church. Everyone is welcome!
Everyone interested in church membership or baptism is asked to take this class. Below is a schedule of each week’s topics:
May 12th—Faith is All About Relationships
May 19th—Faith is Centered on the Gospel
May 26th—The Visible Gospel/Sacraments
June 2nd—The Work of the Holy Spirit
June 9th—Who are the Lutherans?
June 16th—God’s Vision for OSWLC
For more information, contact Pastor Mike Delancy.
Pastor Mike Delancy
Self-study and mentoring class
This is the second class in the OSWLC discipleship series, which is held online and can be done at your convenience. You will discover how you are uniquely gifted by God, shaped for serving God, and for sharing His love. A mentor is available to help you and guide you through this self-study.
If you are interested in learning more about your spiritual gifts or this self-study, contact Pastor Peterson.
Sundays at 9:30 am
This is the third class in the OSWLC discipleship series, which runs for six weeks on Sunday mornings. Our discussion is based on Greg Finke’s book, “Joining Jesus on His Mission.” Participants will receive very practical ideas for how to apply their faith in Jesus Christ to their daily life, enabling you to be in mission wherever you are and whatever you are doing. The class will be taught by Jim Kane and Pastor Peterson. All are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Kane or Pastor Peterson.
OSWLC is in need of volunteers to pick up food in the evening and/or deliver food during the day. Volunteers can be individuals, a family, a small group team, or a group of your friends. Please consider volunteering your time to this worthy cause.
Please note, that some restaurants are beginning their summer hours and may change their operating hours. The Panera Bread in Landsdowne is one of the stores that will be adjusting their hours. Be sure to call the restaurant you will be picking up from beforehand.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Colvin.
Melissa Colvin, (540)460-3476
June 8th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Living Savior Lutheran Church
At the next Lutherans for Life NOVA Chapter 168 meeting, Rev. Dr. Mark G. Steiner will present talking points to help us feel confident and competent in discussing our faith and positions on the life issue of abortion. Please join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road in Fairfax Station.
Sunday, June 2nd
When it comes to your financial needs, LCEF offers investments for everyone from babies to grandparents. LCEF strives to be the preferred provider for investment opportunities, loans, and support services for LCMS churches and schools. LCEF is a financial institution that shares your Lutheran beliefs. Become a partner in ministry today.
LCEF offers many different investment options including Connect PLUS Term Note, Partner PLUS Term Note, Young Investors (Y.I.)Club, and a Family Emergency Steward Account.
For more information, please contact OSWLC member and LCEF advocate, Rob Tamaro, who will be on hand on June 2nd to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact LCEF directly at (800)843-5233 or find information online at lcef.org.
Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm
The Winery at Bull Run
Our Savior's Way members are invited to a Sip & Learn presented by local Thrivent Representatives, Martin Cox, FIC RICP, and David Stach FIC, on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm at The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Highway, in Centreville, Virginia. Learn more about retirement, but also enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
Imagine the soundtrack to your retirement. What do you hear? When your savings and spending plans are in harmony, it could be music to your ears. To achieve that balance, it's important to plan ahead to help ensure your expenses will be covered and that your retirement savings last as long as you will. This kind of planning can be complex, but you don't have to go it alone. The Dulles Group is here for you and can help you create a strategy in tune with your needs and goals.
Topics that will be covered include:
- The three phases of retirement.
- How to pass on money to heirs or charities in a tax-wise manner.
- Making good decisions concerning Social Security claiming.
- Protecting your strategy from risks unique to retirement.
- Increasing the probability of investment success.
- Strategies for generating sustainable retirement income.
- Multi-generational IRA planning ... and more.
Kindly RSVP as soon as possible, as space is limited, by calling or emailing the Dulles Group office. No products will be sold at this event.
Dulles Group, (703)631-3898
Open Arms is looking for teachers!
- 6:30 am to 10:00 am (17 1/2 hours per week)
- 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm (22 1/2 hours per week)
- 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (40 hours per week)
- 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (40 hours per week)
Erin Matusek, (703)729-9144
Sunday, July 21st to Thursday, July 25th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 3.5 to grade 5 completed
Children age 3 to 3.5 may attend if accompanied nightly by a parent or another adult
At ROAR VBS, kids will discover that GOD is GOOD, even when life gets wild. Our Bible stories will take us to ancient Egypt and a trek through the desert with the Israelites, who also find that God is Good to them as they go from slavery to the Promised Land. Join us for an epic adventure as we grow a FEROCIOUS FAITH for this WILD Life.
Registration will open on April 28th. Click here to register..
Join our VBS Ministry team NOW by clicking here!
VBS is only possible with great volunteers of all ages. activity leaders, crew leaders, decorators, registration, and dinner planners can register now to help us make plans for our exciting safari! Contact Barb Yarbrough if you have any questions.
Barbara Yarbrough, (703)858-9254