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God’s Vision:but the righteous
will live by his faith…

(Habakkuk 2:4b)

OSL Vision: Our neighbors recognize
that Our Savior is an integral part of
the community fabric because we touch
their lives and witness Christ to people
of all ages.

Worship Services:
8 AM & 10:45 AM

9:30 AM
Sunday School, Bible study
& Fellowship

Email OSL office

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
Rev. Eric Borchers
Pastor &
School Administration
Yvette Aguilar
Childcare Director
Pam Kalmbach
Music Director
Dorothy Maass
Secretary
Tiffany Henson
Secretary
Skyla Counts
Secretary
Sheryl Josserand
Business Manager

Visit us!
1513 East Yager Lane
Austin, TX 78753

(512) 836-9600


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October 19 (19th Sunday after Pentecost)

  Click HERE for EARLY (8 AM) worship service    

  Click HERE for LATE (10:45 AM) worship service    

  Click HERE for Sunday announcement bulletin insert  

October 12 (18th Sunday after Pentecost)

  Click HERE for EARLY (8 AM) worship service    

  Click HERE for LATE (10:45 AM) worship service    

  Click HERE for Sunday announcement bulletin insert  

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OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER & CALENDARS 

  Click HERE for the October 2014 OSL newsletter 

  Click HERE for the October 2014 OSL calendar

  Click HERE for the October 2014 OSL "serving" calendar

  Click HERE for the October 2014 OSL birthdays & anniversaries 

If you have any questions, please call the OSL church/school office: 836-9600

 

INTERESTED IN CURRENT NEWS ABOUT THE LCMS?

You can access current news on The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod by accessing the online version of The Reporter: the official newspaper of the LCMS. Click HERE for the latest edition.

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SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

  1. The Rest of the Story – led by Frank Guttman, Room 103

  2. The Prodigal Son – led by Andy Eckert, Room 113

  3. Acts Bible study – led by Bob Reid & Charles Remmert, Fellowship Hall

  4. New Member Class – led by Pastor Borchers, Parlor 

  5. Confirmation (Grades 6 & 7) – Principal's Office

  6.  Confirmation (Grade 8) – Pastor's Office

IN ADDITION:

1. WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY is held the first and third Tuesdays at 7 PM at Caroline Bullock's home. Contact the church office for the address (512-836-9600) or call Carol for more information (512-990-5873). The topic: "Why Pray?"

2. MEN'S BIBLE BREAKFAST is being held Tuesdays at 7 AM at Ross' Old Austin Cafe 11800 N Lamar Blvd #6. Click HERE for a map to the restaurant.

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YOUTH NIGHT is each Sunday from 5:30 to 7 PM in the youth room. Youth Grade 5 and up are welcome to join the fun! 

Saturday, Oct. 18: Servant Event at Down Home Ranch in Elgin. Meet at OSL at 8:15 AM and we will load into the vans and leave at 8:30. We'll be back about 12:30. Please let me know who will be able to make it by Thursday, Oct. 9, so I can contact DHR with an approximate number.

Saturday, Nov. 8: Christian Youth Fun Event at Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm. Meet at OSL at 2:30 to head to Elgin for an afternoon of fun. We will take the van to the event.  More details can be found by clicking HERE.

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CURRENTLY IN OUR PRAYERS

We continue to pray for all those with special treatments and all in need of healing, both physical and emotional, including —  Brenda (Mindy’s cousin), Mindy Borchers, Amanda Bowen, Gloria Burk, Ron Ferris, Carole Fricke, Linda Gerding, Heidee Gonzales, Terrell Hamann, Ernest Hintz, Mary Kruger, Keith Loomans, Margie Meyer, Lester Robbins, Catherine Sorensen's family. We also pray for protection of all our troops, guidance for our leaders, for those who have lost jobs and graudates.

More information on use of the OSL Prayer Chain can be found by clicking this LINK or visit the "OSL Ministry Areas" page. You can also call the OSL church office: 836-9600 or Margarete Tabor (246-1227) or Jeanette Burk (251-4313). Prayer Chain requests are prayed for faithfully by the ladies on the chain and kep confidential, if requested.

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Thrivent Financial is planning an evening workshop on Social Security Planning for Retirement. The free session will be Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 PM in the Parlor at Our Savior. See flyer in your church mailbox for details. Call 1-888-382-8388 to reserve your spot.    

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OSL MUSIC ACADEMY

The OSL Music Academy is a program that provides weekly 30-minute private music lessons. It is sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church. The program is for all ages (see beginning age for each instrument) and is open to OSL School students, OSL after-school child care students, OSL members and the public. All lessons will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1513 East Yager Lane, Austin, TX 78753. Click HERE for more information on the OSL Music Academy and registration form.

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NEW MEMBER CLASS BEGINS

A new member class meets Sundays at 9:30 AM during Sunday School/Bible Class hour in the Parlor. It is a 6-8 week course taught by Pastor Borchers. If you are interested in becoming a member of Our Savior family or transferring in, this class is for you. For more information, please contact the Church Office at 512-836-9600 or contact Pastor Eric Borchers. 

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SHARING AT THANKSGIVING

This year, the Community & Family Ministries Boards are coordinating Thanksgiving meals for families in need. These meals will be available to congregation, school, childcare families and families in our community that you know could use some assistance. The meals will be assembled and ready on Wednesday, Nov 26 for families to pick up or for church members to deliver. Please consider how you would like to help make this holiday better for someone else. Cooks, meal assembly, delivery people, and monetary donations are some of the volunteer opportunities that will be available. Watch for more information as Thanksgiving draws closer. 

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2014 FLOWER CHART 

The 2014 Flower Chart is posted. Sign-up early to get your pick of dates. Price is $30 per Sunday, per family. Contact Dorothy Maass in the office if you have any questions or wise to sign up — 512-836-9600

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UPDATED MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY AVAILABLE

A new upated color membership directory is available. Contact the church office for your copy ($10 each). Thanks!

The directory is also available in digital format for smart phones and tablets. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the church picture directory straight to it. From the App Store, download the free app called Instant Church Directory. Pull it up and follow the directions. (1) Enter your email and then request a password. The password will be sent to your email account. Then go back to the Directory App, (2) enter the password you were given and you will have the directory! You must have an email address in the directory to be able to access this feature. Husbands and wives may use the same email address. 

Any changes that are made to the directory from the church office will automatically download to your phone. Look over the sample directory in the Narthex to make sure everything is correct. More than one email can be used. Remember to contact the church office with ANY changes in your families information.

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Volunteers are needed in many areas of OSL. Please consider the following areas for possible service. See the listed individual for more information.

  • Ushers — Scott Brashear or Frank Guttman
  • Nursery — Maria Satterwhite
  • Greeters — Dorothy Maass
  • Readers — Jason Harris
  • Coffee Makers — Dorothy Maass

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SCRIP AVAILABLE

SCRIP is a school fundraiser whereby the school purchases gift cards at a discount and then sells them for face value. Scrip gift cards are for sell in the church office or on Sundays after church. We have many cards on hand for grocery stores, restaurants, stores and gas cards. Some of the cards currently in stock: Wal-Mart, HEB, Sprouts, Randall’s, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Subway, Chipotle, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Kohl’s, J C Penney’s, Target andExxon. There are also many Scrip gift cards available for purchase in addition to what we keep on hand. You can find out what is available by going to Great Lakes Scrip (www.glscrip.com) and selecting the tab: “Order Scrip”.

If you have a special request for specific gift cards please contact the office or email Tracy Barho (barho@sbcglobal.net). All special requests for gift cards require payment in advance. Cards would be available by the following weekend. If you pay on Sunday your cards would come in approximately Thursday or Friday of that week and be available for pick up the following Sunday.

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STOREHOUSE

Consider getting involved with the Food Pantry — collecting non-perishable food items for the STOREHOUSE in Pflugerville. There is a box in the church narthex where you may place your items. The Storehouse is located in the “POP” center on FM 685 in Pflugerville (1202 FM 685, Ste. C4-C5, Pflugerville, TX 78660). They are also in need of volunteers.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

OSL is a Stephen Ministry congregation. Even if you are not a Stephen leader or a Stephen minister, you can play an important role in our Stephen Ministry program. Stephen ministers need your prayerful support as they confidentially meet with their care receivers every week. Our Stephen leaders also need your help in identifying people who might benefit from a Stephen ministry relationship. If you see a friend, coworker, neighbor, relative or someone else who could use some extra Christian care, tell that person about our Stephen Ministry and get permission to refer him or her to Pastor Fibelkorn (836-9600), Linda Guttman (255-7759), or Linda Anderson (238-0627).

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RECYCLING OPPORTUNITY

OSL recycles aluminum cans, cell phones, miscellaneous electronics, old eye glasses, newspapers, magazines, phone books and paper. No cardboard boxes, please! Look for appropriate containers in the church narthex or parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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