Kickoff Cookout, After Worship, Sunday, September 29, 2019

Kickoff Cookout

A great way for us to kick off the academic year together as a church community on mission, get to know one another, and welcome new students to the area! OSLC Regulars, please bring a dish to share. Our men’s group will provide meat & drinks. Visitors & students, just bring yourself, we’d love to meet you!

Kid’s Club, Sunday Mornings at 10:00 a.m.

kidsclubKids Club happens Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. This is 20-25 minutes of children’s ministry with Pastor Kyle then time for a quick potty break before worship at 10:30 am. Kid’s Club usually includes a theme, bible story, teaching time, interactive video, and singing. There are always lots of laughs and many smiles. Our Kids Club serves all children in the same room, allowing children to learn from one another. While some of our children are regular attenders, Kids Club is certainly open to any child- even if it is your first time here!

Fireside Friday – September 13 @ 6 pm!

Come and hang out around OSLC’s fire pit, enjoy a September night, fellowship with others, and play games! Pastor Kyle will provide the s’mores, lemonade, and fire. Bring a snack to share and a game to play, if you wish. Aside from the fire pit, Cana Hall will be available for games. If you can’t come at 6- no worries! Drop in when you can- we would love to see you there!

Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence (And the Rest of Us), Friday, August 9th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

In the stunning aftermath of the attacks this weekend in Texas and Ohio, we call the community to gather on Friday, August 9th, from 7-8:30 p.m., people of faith and of no faith, in a Vigil for the Victims of Gun Violence (and the Rest of Us), to be hosted at Our Savior Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry, 5 Summer St., Hanover. Come as you are able to during this time to stand together against gun violence.

Those who want to honor the victims with a reading, song, prayer, dance, reflection, exhortation or some other means are invited to do so. If possible, please give us advance notice of your intention by emailing PastorKyle@oslchanover.org so that we might provide appropriate space.

These horrific events continue to reveal intolerance and hatred for “the other”. The shootings manifest again our obsession with violence and our use of guns and of hateful rhetoric to feel powerful.

Our response must reveal another kind of power. That is the power of love and respect for our neighbor, whoever that neighbor is, and our fierce devotion to our nation as a safe and just place where all can live out their lives without fear.

Questions – email PastorKyle@oslchanover.org

Calling All Cooks!

Calling all cooks to provide a meal the 1st Wednesday of every month for the residents of Dismas House. Up to 3 people are needed each month to make an entree, salad and dessert. The meal can be cooked at home or at Dismas House. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. For more information please talk to Irma and Woody Graf, Jo Petty, or Gisela Jones Jones after worship or call the church office.  The residents at Dismas House are former prisoners who are trying to make a new start in their lives. All are non-violent offenders.

“Living in community accomplishes the Dismas House mission of reconciliation. Community is fundamentally about relationship and it is precisely the relationship between the offender and their community that is broken, first by the crime committed and subsequently by the resulting incarceration. In reconciliation, wholeness is restored to the former prisoner and to society.” (read more at www.dismasofvermont.org )

Sitting down for a common meal with the residents at Dismas House is of mutual benefit to the ones who provide a meal and the ones who partake of the meal. Give it a try!