|Pictured left to right: Derek St. Mary, Jenny St. Mary, Pastor Laura Gentry, Austin St. Mary, Tyler St. Mary, Sienna Rose St. Mary, Paxton St. Mary, Amanda Romie, Marcella Dale, Jacob Dale|
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sienna Rose St. Mary was baptized at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 23rd. She is the daughter of Amanda Romie and Tyler St. Mary. Sienna's baptismal sponsors are Derek and Jenny St. Mary and Jacob and Marcella Dale.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Our Savior’s will be hosting the Silent Witness Project this Sunday to mark Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits. It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries. Silent Witness International is the leading voice that honors the lives of domestic violence homicide victims through family support, community connections, and advocacy for change. Many men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States. Each one has a story. The project involves life-sized silhouettes of people who have died through domestic violence.
|Helping Services for Northeast Iowa’s Domestic Abuse Resource Center provides safe homes and supplies for families affected by domestic violence. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month - to spread awareness, we are collecting donations from the community to help families who have been affected by domestic violence. Please help by donating any of the following household supplies: Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, Bathroom Cleaners, Personal Care Items (shampoo, body wash/soap, toothpaste, etc.), Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Non-Perishable Food Items. Please drop items in box provided. For more information visit www.helpingservices.org.|
Sunday, October 9, 2016
We had the distinct pleasure of welcoming musician Richard Bruxvoort Colligan to lead our worship and an informal concert following on Oct. 9. To learn more about Richard’s Psalm-based music and ministry, visit www.PsalmImmersion.com.
|Richard Bruxvoot Colligan leads worship|
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Our 2nd Annual Blessing of the Animals Service was held on Sunday October 2, 2016. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and bless our pets. We thank all of you who came out to participate in our special service. An offering was taken to benefit the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa.
A short clip of an animal blessed by Pastor Laura
Pastor Laura heads worship service
|Pastor Laura with Sylvie and Ardyn piece and their Great Pyrenees puppies.|
Bentley (English Bulldog) and Porsche (Yorkie) patiently await their blessing
Macy Vinson and her cat "Cotton"
|Rick Gramlich and his dog, Duke|
|Roseanne Sweeney and her dog, Dolly|
|Cheerio gets a blessing|
|Daisy gets a blessing|
|Sylvie Pierce looks on has her new puppy, Arlo, gets a blessing.|
|Peggy Broadhead's dog, Maizee, get a blessing|
Mike Schweitzer and Debbie Sero had their dog "Buster" blessed
Kristie Ringelstetter and her cat
Pastor Laura's puppy, Fuji, getting her blessing.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
We have created a scarecrow for the Main Street Matters Scarecrow contest. This year's theme is scary movie monsters. Meet "GOD"zilla! We just got him installed (after he attended worship and got a blessing). Drive by and have a look. We are sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Gallery!
Thursday, September 29, 2016
We are back in full swing with our Christian education program. Below are pictures of the students. Our Savior’s offers camp scholarships to young people who attend Sunday school or confirmation classes consistently throughout the year. If you know of any kids who aren’t part of a Christian class, please invite them to ours. We meet each Sunday at 10 a.m. during the school year.
|The whole group at the opening session of singing in the sanctuary|
|The Sunshine class taught by Melanie Wittman|
|The Celebration class taught by Dr. Mike Schweitzer|
|The confirmation class taught by Pastor Laura|
Congratulations to Alec and Ellicha Seibert upon the birth of their bab Jennifer Hazel Seibert! Jennifer was born on 09/27/2016 at 3:54 p.m. weighing 6 lbs 3 oz, and was 19.5” long! We give God thanks for this beautiful new life.