Adult Mission Team
In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples (28:19). In the gospel of Mark, Jesus calls us to go and tell the good news to everyone, everywhere (16:15). In the gospel of Luke, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to be with us (24:49). And in the gospel of John, Jesus says, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (20:21). Our mission team accepts the responsibility of representing OSLC in doing the work of the Lord. Our mission team fulfills this commitment by spending a week in Juarez Mexico, building homes for people in great need and sharing the love of God with all they encounter on the journey. Please contact Joyce Goodvin at 8858-9900 or Wayne Johnson at 837-1527 for more information.
Angel Tree Ministry focuses on the Holy Spirit transforming the lives of those who give, those who deliver gifts, the children, the family members and the incarcerated member during their separation and reconciliation. Anonymity is a priority of this program. Activities include prayer for the giver, the delivery team, the children, and the inmates;
set up and preparation for a successful Angel Tree Christmas celebration of Christ’s birth; delivery of gifts to the church and then to the children; and prayer for the message of Christ to be accepted by the children, the families and the inmates
The Sewing Disciples are a mission outreach of Our Savior Lutheran Church. We have two major projects that we work on each year for Lutheran World Relief:
School Kits: In the late summer and early fall we collect school supplies and assemble school kits. Each kit contains four 70 sheet notebooks, one ruler, one pencil sharpener, one pair of blunt scissors, five unsharpened #2 pencils, five black or blue pens, one box of 24 crayons and one 2 ½” eraser. Our shipment of 85 school kits assembled last year (2014) were shipped to Jordan and received by Syrian refugees who had to flee their homeland.
Quilts: We have a team of people who work at home cutting blocks and sewing quilt tops. We then get together as a group twice per month to tie the quilts from September through May. Last year (2014) we were able to ship 87 quilts that went to Syrian refugees in Jordan and to the country of Mauritania in Africa.
How can you be a part of this exciting mission project?
We would love to have you join us as we work on school kits and quilts! Call the church office at 852-6404 to find out the dates for each month. (We meet on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. in Room 106 at the church.) You do not need to know how to sew. We have blocks to cut and sew, sheets to iron, quilts to “tie”, etc. Some of the work can be done in the comfort of your own home.
We would love to have you join us, but if quilting “isn’t your thing”, you can still be involved in this exciting mission project. We have a couple areas we could really use some help:
- Financial – we need money to buy the backpacks as well as sheets for the quilt backs. If you write a check, make it payable to Our Savior Lutheran Church and put “Sewing Disciples” on the memo line.
- Flat sheets—we use them as liners for the middle layer of our quilt. They can be “used”, but they need to be clean and without holes. They can be dropped off at the church office.
Together we can touch the world with the love of Christ!!
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