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Program for the Week of February 18 – February 25, 2018
Sunday:  Mite Sunday
8:00  Worship with Communion
8:03  Sunday Matins on KTOE
8:45  Coffee Time
9:15  Sunday School
9:15  Youth Bible Class
9:25  Adult Bible Class
10:30  Worship with Communion
5:45  Sunday Matins on KTOE
Monday:
6:30  Early Bird Bible Study
Tuesday: 
9:00  Circuit Pastors
7:00  Worship Service on KTV
Wednesday:
12:30  Christus Choir
1:30  Lenten Worship
2:00  Worship Service on KTV
2:15  Coffee/Fellowship
4:00  Mission Service
5:00  Kids Ring
5:15  Wednesday Night Meal
5:30 JAM
5:30  Adult Bells
6:30  Lenten Worship
7:15  Jr. Confirmation
7:15  Adult Choir
8:00  Brass
Thursday:
10:00  Cancer Companions
6:30  Stephen Ministry
Friday: 
5:00  Pedal Past Poverty Set-Up
Saturday: 
6:00  Worship with Communion
Next Sunday:  
8:00  Worship with Communion
8:45  Coffee Time
9:15  Sunday School
9:15  Youth Bible Class
9:25  Adult Bible Class
10:30  Worship with Communion
4:30  Book Club

Sunday Matins is sponsored by Richard & Joan Timm in loving memory of their son Jeffrey.

Mite Sunday today Focuses on Grant #6 for $100,000.  Lutheran churches, missionaries, and new Christian families around the world will be provided with Bible story books, translated into their languages that teach children about Jesus. These brightly illustrated books, such as A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories and Bible Stories in Pictures, are given free of charge to the parents and missionaries who need them through Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

About the Cover:  Jesus’ announcement that “the kingdom of God is at hand” alerts all people that with the public Baptism of Jesus, the Father’s plan of redemption for His creation has been implemented (Mark 1:15). Jesus came to dwell among His people and to secure their salvation through His suffering, death, and resurrection. God is love, and His love for His creation is the cornerstone of His kingdom.

Attendance last Saturday, 27; Sunday 8:00, 135; 10:30, 119; Sunday School, 44; Ash Wednesday 1:30, 93; 6:30, 111.

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal Schedule during Lent: Kids Ring 5:00 – 5:30; Kids Praise 5:30 – 6:00; Adult Bells 5:30 – 6:00; Adult Choir 7:15 – 8:00; Brass 8:00 – 8:15.

Wednesday Night Meals are served from 5:15 – 6:15 pm during Lent. This week, February 21st we will enjoy a variety of Soups. A free-will donation will be accepted (suggested donation of $3 per person).

Mission Service meets Wednesday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.  Donations are so appreciated by the needy.  Thanks for planning to help prepare kits for the homeless and other mission service projects.  Many hands make light work.  You are needed.

Cancer Companions meets Thursdays at 10am in the Library (please use the back parking lot door). The reading for this week, February 22nd, will be #25. For more information, contact Lisa Brand (507-385-2185) or Mel Hendrickson, [email protected]

The Heart of Jesus – Come away with a renewed awe of Jesus’ love for you at this year’s Women’s Retreat here at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. We’ll continue our study of Jesus’ interactions with women recorded in the Gospel of Luke, such as Mary and the widow who lost a son. Join us Saturday, March 3 from 9:00am-2:00pm for refreshments, discussion, music, and laughter. Register by February 21. The cost of $10 includes lunch. Invite your friends!

Did you contribute to Our Savior Lutheran Church through your Thrivent Choice Dollars?  Please join us for special meeting on Monday March 5th at 7:00 pm to discuss a request to be proposed by Matt Brand. Feel free to contact Brian Johnson at 507.779.4264 if you have any questions.

Thank you to Pastor Matheny and all who were so kind in remembering me with prayers and visits, telephone calls, cards, food, flowers, and church bulletins.  I hope to be back with you soon. – LeAnn Zenk

Our Savior Lutheran Women:  Pick up your copy of the Winter Quarterly containing the Bible Studies and Mission Project information. Also available is the WOM (Women on a Mission Publication for Minnesota South Women of the Lutheran church Missouri Synod).  These and other publications are available on the counter in the Narthex.

Anyone interested in placing flowers for our worship services in February, please contact Marcella Eilders, phone 388-9185.

Our Savior’s Worship Service is aired Tuesday at 7pm and Wednesday at 2 p.m. on KTV, Charter Cable channel 181; Consolidated Communications channel 7.

Sunday Matins can be heard on radio station KTOE (1420AM) every Sunday at 8:05 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of an event, contact the church office at 385-2180. The cost is $14 for each week.

LWML Zone Representatives meet on Monday, February 19 at 9 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, North Mankato.

An Open invitation to older adults in the congregation:  “Pearls of Wisdom” is the theme of S.A.G.E.S. Gathering XXX is on May 7 and 8, 2018 at Country Inn and Suites in Mankato. (S.A.G.E.S., Saints Alive, Growing, Ever Serving—MN So District Older Adult Ministry) Rev. Ted Schroeder is the featured speaker.  Registration form are available in the Narthex or online at http://www.mnsdistrict.org/sages/.

Camp Omega summer camp brochure is available on the counter in the narthex. If your child is interested in a Christ-centered camping experience, pick up a copy and register soon. Camps fill up fast. Scholarships are available to help with the cost through the Thrivent Choice Dollars.  E-mail your registration receipt to: [email protected]

From The Stewardship Committee:  Mark 1:13 – “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of his temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.

Listen to KFUO.ORG, your radio station for news, talk, and sacred music with a cross-focused, Christ-centered Lutheran worldview. All programs are archived at KFUO.org for 24/7 on-demand listening. Have a question or comment? Find us at @KFUOradio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  This week tune in to midweek Lenten worship at 12pm on 2/21, continue studying the Gospel of Mark on Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8am), sing Lenten hymns with us during Daily Chapel broadcasts (weekdays at 10am), and keep marching through 2 Kings on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11am).

Conversations on Faith and Life:  Rev. James Wetzstein, LCMS campus pastor at Valparaiso University, will deliver this year’s Hoffmann Lecture, “The Provisional Nature of Truth,” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Rev. Wetzstein will discuss how Christians can speak truth with confidence in the midst of diversity. The event is free and open to all. It will be held at the Buetow Music Auditorium at Concordia University, St. Paul.