Announcements

How to let ORLC know what’s going on!

All information regarding upcoming events will now be presented to you in two ways: your weekly bulletin, and our website. If you’d like to submit something, there are a variety of ways to do this. You can use the “Submission Form” button to the right, or use your email and send it to us, or simply drop it in the old Newsletter box in the church office.

Week of August 13, 2017

Sunday’s Bulletin

was sponsored by Gary and Evelyn Lucus in celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary.

We thank

the Elders of Our Redeemer for leading us in worship as Pastor and Kathy Snyder are returning today from a family vacation in Colorado.
We also rejoice in the gift of our Youth, along with Michaela Seeliger, ORLC’s Director of Christian Education, as they brought us a special message Sunday in the form of a Divine Drama.

Starting Next Sunday: Lutheranism 101, The Basics

Pastor Snyder will lead a discussion on the fundamentals of Lutheran theology, beginning Sunday, August 20th. We’ll meet in the church library at 2:00 p.m., and talk for an hour or so each week. Everyone is invited to join in as we learn (or re-learn) what Lutheran Christians believe!

Lend a helping hand

Help Michaela stay cool in summer and warm in winter. On Saturday August 19th we need some assistance with light construction to convert what was the Sunday School office into Michaela’s office. You don’t need to know “how to,” just able to follow instructions. If you are able to help, please contact Eddie Carlton or call the church office at 692-3690.

Primetimers

Primetimers, our fellowship group for those age 60+, will have lunch Tuesday, August 15th. They will gather at Applebee’s at 11:30 am. Please let Carolyn Baird know if you plan to attend. Phone, text, email, or just tell Carolyn.

Upcoming August Youth Events

Sunday 8/13 – Sr. Youth (9th-12th grades) Talking Pictures from 12-3pm. Lunch provided!
Sunday 8/20 – Jr. Youth (6th-8th grades) Service Event from 2:15-4:15pm. Snacks provided!
Sunday 8/27 – KIC (1st-5th grades) Service Event from 12-2pm. Lunch provided!
Note: Go by the grade you will be in for the 2017-18 school year.

Comfort Dog Countdown

TWO WEEKS from SUNDAY our Comfort Dog will be here and ready to meet all of its new friends at Our Redeemer.

Serving in God’s House Next Sunday (August 20th) …

Early Service
Elders: Steve Norton
Acolyte: Ajanta Ashish
Ushers: Scott Ramsey
Greeters: Cerise Wuthrich and Glenn Wuthrich

Late Service
Elders: Eddie Carlton
Acolyte: Shannon Perry
Ushers: DeWayne Gentry, Ernie Holland and Cody Moody, Don Lindsay
Greeters: Archie & Lin Pedigo and John Logsdon

SCHOOL KITS + LWML = SERVICE!

Thanks to all who have bought items for our school kits for Lutheran World Relief. We have a good supply of all items with the exception of blunt school scissors. If you have already purchased items and have not brought them to church yet, don’t hesitate to bring them. A box is provided at the Information Center in the west hallway across from the church offices to deposit these items.

GROWTH, SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday 13 – Sr. Youth Noon – 3 pm
Tuesday 15 – Primetimers 11:30 am @ Applebee’s
Thursday 17 – Bible Class 9 am
Friday 18 – Crafts 9 am
Sunday 20 – Sunday School Teachers meeting after Late Service
Jr. Youth 2:15 – 4:15 pm

Interfaith Outreach Services

Current needs: canned beans (all kinds), mac & cheese, canned meat (not tuna), and rice (1 or 2 lb. Bags)

Newsboys are coming to Wichita Falls!

On Saturday, October 7th, all 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us for a Christian concert at the MPEC! We will meet at ORLC at 4:15pm and will carpool together. You can sign up for this event on the Youth bulletin board, or by emailing DCE Michaela at mcseeliger@gmail.com. RSVP by Wednesday, August 30.

Reformation 500!

The weekend of Oct. 28-29, 2017 will be a special time as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation! Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be here on Saturday to present a lecture on what the Reformation means for us today. That same day we’ll have a “Reformation Walk,” where participants will go from station to station to hear characters describe different aspects of life in the time of Luther. Finally, on Sunday afternoon, we will gather at ORLC to celebrate with an area-wide Reformation worship service, followed by a fellowship meal.
If you would like to help offset the costs of the event, you can place a specially marked check (“Reformation 500”) in the offering plate any Sunday. Questions? Please see Pastor Snyder or Linda Thorman.

Week of August 6, 2017

Sunday’s Bulletin

… is sponsored by Ed & Lorita Dieterichs in celebration of their 60th anniversary which was August 3rd.

Sunday is Loose Change Sunday

It’s time to reach into our pockets and purses for all that loose change that has found its way there over time and drop it into the large box on the table at the Information Center to help fund LWML missions grants both in the Texas District and beyond. One such grant is the “Camp Lone Star Meeting Room Media Grant.” This will allow Camp Lone Star to offer a big screen display and AV/Internet system for the new meeting room that is part of their new 80-bed facility.

Theology on Tap: August 8th

The next session of the area’s Men’s Bible Study will be held THIS Tuesday, August 8th, at Fuzzy’s Taco. Most of us go through the order line around 6:30 p.m. (don’t forget it’s Taco Tuesday: Tacos only $1.50) and then we have our discussion from 7-8 p.m. This week we’ll cover Chapter 3 of our book, “Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity” by Jeffrey Hemmer.

Primetimers

Primetimers, our fellowship group for those 60+, will have lunch Tuesday, August 15th. They will gather at Applebee’s at 11:30 am. Please let Carolyn Baird know if you plan to attend. Phone, text, email, or just tell Carolyn.

Upcoming August Youth Events

Sunday 8/13 – Sr. Youth (9th-12th grades) Talking Pictures at 12-3pm. Lunch provided!
Sunday 8/20 – Jr. Youth (6th-8th grades) Service Event at 2:15-4:15pm. Snacks provided!
Sunday 8/27 – KIC (1st-5th grades) Service Event at 12-2pm. Lunch provided!

Note: Go by the grade you will be in for the 2017-18 school year.

Comfort Dog Countdown

THREE WEEKS from SUNDAY our Comfort Dog will be here and ready to meet all of its new friends at Our Redeemer.

Serving in God’s House Next Sunday (August 13th) …

Early Service
Elders: Steve Norton
Acolyte: Danielle Parish
Ushers: Tom Yule and David Wamble
Greeters: Cerise Wuthrich and Glenn Wuthrich

Late Service
Elders: Eddie Carlton
Acolyte: Claire Perry
Ushers: DeWayne Gentry, Ernie Holland and Cody Moody, Don Lindsay
Greeters: Archie & Lin Pedigo and John Logsdon

SCHOOL KITS + LWML = SERVICE!

Once again the LWML is collecting school items for Lutheran World Relief. Since school will be starting soon the school supplies are on sale now! Items for the school kit: 12” ruler, pencil sharpener, pair of blunt school scissors, 5 unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers, 5 ballpoint pens (no gel inks), box of 16-24 crayons, pink eraser (2 1/2”). A box is provided at the Information Center in the west hallway across from the church offices to deposit these items. Thanks to those who donated spiral notebooks, we now have plenty of them but still need the remainder of the items.

We received the following letter from Rev. Roy Askins, one of the missionaries we support …

Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ,
I want to thank you and the members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for your support. Thank you for joining our network and walking with us as we share the message of Christ and Him crucified with those in Asia and the Pacific.
If you would like to see how our support network is growing, please visit our website. I’ve put together a page that describes what a Network Supported Missionary looks like, and how healthy our network is right now. You can find that here: http://www.askins.me/askins-network/
Once again, thank you for your support, and we look forward to staying in touch in the years ahead of us.
In Christ, Pr. Askins

We received the following letter from Concordia Gospel Outreach, the recipient of our VBS offerings.

Dear Friends in Christ,
Thank you for your commitment to sharing God’s Mighty Word with those who need it most in the US. Your support is impacting the lives of individuals in need of Jesus!
When you donate to Sharing God’s Mighty Word, your gift directly translates into English and Spanish-language books that are sent to missionaries and mission teams working to share the message of Jesus Christ with children, youth, and adults in communities just like yours.
Your recent gift of $1,004 will help us put the Gospel in the hands of more people who have not yet heard the Good News.
Thank you for your support of this essential and urgent work. Please visit our website, concordiagospeloutreach.org, to read stories of your gift in action and discover more ways to partner with us in our mission. And please tell others to do the same. The world needs Jesus! Let’s share His Mighty Word together!
Blessings, Elizabeth Pittman, Manager, Concordia Gospel Outreach, CPH

Lutheranism 101: The Basics

… Begins Sunday, Aug. 20th at 2:00pm. Everyone invited to learn (or re-learn) what Lutheran Christians believe!

GROWTH, SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday 6 – Loose Change Sunday
Tuesday 8 – Theology on Tap 6:30 pm @ Fuzzy’s
Stewardship meeting 6:30 pm
Thursday 10 – Bible Class 9 am
Comfort Dog Team meeting 6:30 pm
Friday 11 – Crafts 9 am
Sunday 13 – Sr Youth Noon – 3 pm

Reformation 500!

The weekend of Oct. 28-29, 2017 will be a special time as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation! Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be here on Saturday to present a lecture on what the Reformation means for us today. That same day we’ll have a “Reformation Walk,” where participants will go from station to station to hear characters describe different aspects of life in the time of Luther. Finally, on Sunday afternoon, we will gather at ORLC to celebrate with an area-wide Reformation worship service, followed by a fellowship meal.
If you would like to help offset the costs of the event, you can place a specially marked check (“Reformation 500”) in the offering plate any Sunday. Questions? Please see Pastor Snyder or Linda Thorman.

Calling all Thrivent Members

Thrivent has a special campaign this summer called “Summer of Impact”. They’ve allocated an extra $50 Choice Dollars to each member to designate the recipient. The program ends Aug. 31st or whenever they run out of the $8 million Choice Dollars they have for this campaign. All you have to do is sign on to your Thrivent account online and go to Choice Dollars. You can designate your Choice Dollars to one or more charities, including Our Redeemer! If you have any questions or need assistance, call the church office at 692-3690.