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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!