Worship Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
A message from Pastor Pat about holy week.
Update Friday April 3, 2020
As able Please mail your offerings rather than dropping them off at church. If you want worship materials call Carla at the church office and she will mail them to you. It is safer for all of us if you do not come to the church itself. We love you and miss you, and want you to stay safe, healthy, and home! Church phone is 715-536-5813.
A letter is being mailed to the whole congregation next week with messages from council, Pastor Pat, and the finance team, along with scripture readings and prayers for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
Pastor Pat will continue to provide worship videos for the duration of our time of closure. You can also find them on our Facebook page, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Merrill.
From Pastor Pat: please call me no matter how great or small your need. Let me know if you're in the hospital; call if you're feeling lonely and would like to chat. Got some exciting news to share? I'd love to hear about it! You're not "bothering" me, really. Relationships are strengthened through conversations!
Wednesday April 1, 2020
Worship of the 5th Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020
Holy Communion March 26, 2020
Wednesday March 25, 2020
This worship "bulletin" is available to view or print.
Worship of the 4th Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2020
Wednesday March 18 - The sense of Taste
Open this document with the order of service with links to the songs. There are 2 links to the videos.
Worship of the 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2020
Pastor Pat has recorded a time of prayer and reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 14.
Update March 18, 2020
Church Council and Pastor Pat have made the decision that all worship and church activities are canceled through Palm Sunday, April 5. We will reevaluate late March and make a decision about Easter and beyond. Bishop Mansholt sent a letter to all synod congregations on Monday recommending we stay closed for 8 weeks but he leaves the final decision up to the leadership of each congregation.
The office will be open for phone calls but church doors will be locked. During the closure Tim will deep clean every room and the carpets. We CAN prevent the spread of COVID 19 by staying home!
From our Finance Team: We continue to have expenses during this time for staff and general operations. Please be faithful in mailing your financial gifts to Our Saviour's, 300 Logan Street. Thank you!
Pastor Pat will create worship videos on Wednesdays and Sundays to post online. Check our Facebook page, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, and our website, oslcelca.org.
I am praying for all of you. Please call me for any needs great or small. If you start to think "I don't want to bother her..." call anyway!!!!! 920-535-0014. The building may be closed but the church itself is never canceled. We remain the body of Christ no matter if we are gathered or scattered. We're just going to love our neighbors from a distance for a while!
Shalom, Pastor Pat
Job Opening - Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has an immediate opening for a Director if Youth and Family Ministry 30 hrs/week with employee only benefits. Please print this application packet, complete and email to [email protected] or return to 300 Logan Street Merrill, WI 54452; or drop off at the church office. Only qualified applicants should apply. Please see job description.
LADIES, LLAMAS AND LUNCH!
Our Saviour's Women have been chosen to host the Wisconsin River Valley Conference Spring Event has been postponed until next year.
Coffee Hour Fellowship
Will resume when Sunday church worship resumes. Plan to stay after service on Sunday morning to visit in the lounge. Each week we will have a team or individual host the snacks and coffee. If you are interesting in hosting, sign up on the bulletin board.
Merrill Food Pantry
The bins in the narthex are available for your contributions. The following are always needed:
canned fruit * canned soup * peanut butter / jelly * ramen noodles * mac & cheese
tuna/hamburger helper * spaghetti sauce * toilet paper * scrip cards * personal care items