January 20, 2019: OSLC has launched efforts to identify how our Congregation will support missions in 2019. That support includes prayer and intercession, financial support, sharing resources, and assisting in promoting the respective missions and ministries. If you would like to participate in these efforts or have a suggestion, please contact Cal S.
On September 23, 2018, OSLC launched Stewardship 2018. We heard of God’s generosity to us as part of Stewardship 2018 and the opportunities God has placed in OSLC’s path. Please feel free to contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Pray for our congregation that as we reflect on His plans for OSLC, God will encourage us, inspire us, and lead us.
Access a copy of the Stewardship 2018 Participation Form and 2019 Pledge Form in the Members Only area.
February 3, 2019
“God has given each of us a limited time to be on this earth, a purpose for that time, and people to share that time with. Don’t wait for a near-death experience to teach you the lesson of appreciating to the fullest what God has given you. Life is too short.” Diane E. Schroeder, former president of Lutherans For Life– A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
January 27, 2019
“The most fundamental fact of modern biology is that your body is in a continual state of change and development from cradle to grave. Yet, through all the changes, your identity remains the same.” Rev. Jonathan Lange, district life coordinator for the Wyoming District LCMS – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org.
January 20, 2019
“Sixty million unborn children have died as a result of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wadeand Doe v. Boltondecisions. However, through the right-to-life movement’s determination to protect mothers and their children, we continue to see evidence that our efforts to educate America about the unborn child’s humanity, and our efforts to enact protective pro-life legislation, are having a tremendous impact in moving our nation away from Roe’s and Doe’s deadly legacy.” Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org.
Run the Race
“Let us throw off everything that hinders...and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12: 1b), exhorts the writer to the Hebrews. Perseverance is the key in our race. Scripture challenges us to stand firm, knowing that our labor for God is not in vain. We're commanded to hold fast to our faith and to keep God's ways. As we run the race with perseverance, we are filled with “inexpressible and glorious joy” (1 Peter 1:8)in our Savior in Whom we believe, even though we haven't seen Him. Although the race is long and difficult, we have an eternal goal and consider any suffering or distress but "light and momentary troubles" (2 Corinthians 4: 17).
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
— Jeremiah 29:12