1. Announcement regarding worship services
The monthly meeting of OSLC church council was held on July 19th, 2022. The council voted to return to weekly Sunday worship services. Please join us at 11:00 am for worship and fellowship. Our Interim Pastor, Amanda Snyder, looks forward to meeting you! We have a spacious sanctuary that provides easily for social distancing. Other precautions we're taking to prevent the spread of illness: Communion is offered in single serve prefilled cups. Touchless offering. We would love to see you but ask that if you aren't feeling well, please stay home until you're feeling well again.
2. Masking Update
On April 5th, 2022, the church council unanimously agreed to suspend the requirement to wear a mask during church services making masks optional. As always, please remember to socially distance and cover coughs and sneezes. If you are feeling sick, please remember to keep others safe by staying home as we continue to navigate Covid.
3. Announcement regarding offerings
Thank you to everyone who has generously shared their time and talents with the church and in our community! Sharing of our time is one of the most important things we can each do to sustain our church and for the health of our community. The church relies heavily on offerings to meet expenses such as our heating bill. Know that your offerings --- even small amounts --- are very helpful. Your offerings also help support the ELCA, the Nome Emergency Shelter, and other organizations in need. This year our church is assisting Zoe Okleasik with her tuition expense at California Lutheran University. The church is giving $625 towards her tuition and invites congregation members to make designated contributions totaling an additional $625. The University will match up to $1,250 so this is a wonderful opportunity to assist in her education.
-Offerings may be given at Sunday worship, mailed to the church, or made online with a credit card at our website, www.oslcnome.org.
-This year the I.R.S. has announced a special tax provision that will allow individuals to deduct up to $600 in donations to Our Savior’s. According to their website, individual tax filers can claim a deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married individuals filing jointly) for cash contributions to qualifying charities in 2021. If you are considering taking this deduction and would like a written statement, please include a note with your offering or send an email to the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you give and all you do to support our ministry!
“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
4. Online Giving
***Exciting News at OSLC now has an online giving option available for all to use. Please click on any of the 'ONLINE GIVING' tabs to give.