Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Confirmation Confession - Who and When in Church

Wow! The confirmation class (morning and evening) is doing a great job on their Confirmation Confession wherein they explain either Baptism or the Lord's Supper. I've read half of them already and am impressed. Contact Pastor Sell if there are any discrepancies.

Here is the schedule for reading their Confirmation Confession in the church services at Our Savior.

+ Saturday; 4–20;  5 p.m. Service; Samantha Murrell and Brittany Calvin
and Ryan Dintleman

+ Sunday; 4-21; 8 a.m. Service

+ Sunday; 4–21; 10:30 Service; 
Madison Zalman and Emma Coleman

+ Wednesday; 4-24; 7 p.m. Service
Daniel Johnson and Jack Meuser

+ Saturday; 4-27; 5 p.m. Service
Kailey Kohl 

+ Sunday; 4-28; 8 a.m. Service
Daniel  and Jonathan Gacioch

+ Sunday; 4-28; 10:30 a.m. Service
Emma Rezabek and Tyler Thornton

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for...

Ice Cream! 5:45 at Culver's

Final Confirmation Requirement for Morning and Evening Confirmation Classes! All students in 7th, and 8th grade, yes especially your friends who are not getting confirmed at OSLCS. No excuses. You must eat ice cream. :)
Our final confirmation class is Tuesday, April 30th at 5:45 p.m. at Culver's. Let's enjoy an ice cream or milk shake and Pastor Sell will teach a short closing class (10 min.) at Culver's.

Then, those who will be confirmed on May 5th will head back to church and have a short practice for Confirmation Sunday.

Immediately after practice, we will then join in with your Secret Pal at a gathering of treats and fellowship.

Culver Night - April 30th - Tuesday

5:45 p.m.     Everyone Meet at Culver's     
6:45 ish  Confirmands head back to church to practice for Sunday.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRACTICE IN CHURCH - we will move to the Secret Pal Reveal for more refreshments.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Integrity - Did You Eat Sprinkles?

What a hoot. We've all been there before. When mom caught me red handed, deny, deny, deny. Sin is sometimes funny and sometimes sad. Adults sometimes know to do the right thing, but we don't. It's cute when the little ones get caught. It's embarrassing when adults get caught.

It all boils down to integrity. What is integrity? It means to hold to the truth of what you believe and follow through. Especially when telling the truth my not seem to work out well for you at the time.

Our little friend in the video did not uphold his integrity. He lied to his mom. Even when confronted with sprinkles on his face, sprinkles all over the counter, and sprinkles surround a half-empty sprinkle jar.

Confirmands, I want to help you maintain your integrity with what Jesus gave you in your baptism. He gives you the strength to trust, 

  • the gifts of forgiveness;
  • that you are saints because Jesus gives you His holiness;
  • the confidence He gives you in Word and Baptism to keep the integrity of being a Christian;
  • the gift to repent, to say that you are wrong and have sinned; and God forgives you;
  • to get on with life, learn how to do better under His forgiving umbrella of Grace with a "fresh start" each day.

Integrity to live the baptized life is the integrity of being Lutheran.