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Installation of Pr. Kristin-Luana and Pr. Olaf Baumann on February 24, 2024

As members of the body of Christ in this place and time, we are a welcoming congregation of people who gather to worship God, to share life together, to grow in love for each other and to be shaped by God’s Word, with the purpose of living out God’s love and being a sign of God’s loving and forgiving presence in our community and world. We hope you will join us!

In Home Worship – Sunday, June 16, 2024 – Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 am Worship

This Sunday, Pr. Kristin-Luana is the presider, and Pr. Olaf is the preacher. Here is Sunday’s Sermon News:

The Mustard Seed

Jesus’ disciples confess Jesus as the Messiah. But what do they really mean by it? The Messiah, in Jesus’ time, was thought to be a powerful warrior who would fight the Roman Empire and bring back the kingdom of David. However, Jesus is not the warrior king the people expect, and he would also not resuscitate the kingdom of David. If you measure Jesus against the expectations of the time, Jesus is an utter failure. He didn’t defeat the Romans, but the Romans defeated him. They nailed him to a cross to make it absolutely clear that the only one who would rule the country now and in the future was the emperor in Rome.

Against this merciless juggernaut Jesus fights with farming metaphors, and in the case of the mustard seed story, similes. That does not sound very effective. However, today the Romans are a case for archaeologists. Their might is gone. But look at the text we just read. It is the same text the early church read in their house churches embedded in a liturgy which was very similar to what we do today. Now, almost 2000 years later, it still carries meaning. What can we learn from the mustard seed story today? Come and find out this Sunday at 10 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street S, Issaquah and on YouTube!

– Pr. Olaf

Masks are welcome but not required. Click the link above to worship online with us, and click the button below to view the bulletin and follow along. If you try the link prior to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, you may see the message “video unavailable.”

Saying Thanks and Goodbye to Jiyoung Lee: Final Sunday as Organist

During her many years as OSLC’s organist, Jiyoung has blessed us with her immense musi­cal gifts and skills. Sunday, June 16 is Jiyoung’s last day playing the organ. Thank you, Jiyoung, for your beautiful and faith­ful contributions to our church com­munity. We’ll miss you!


Church News

Job Opening: Part-time Organist/Pianist

Our Savior Lutheran Church is seeking an Organist/Pianist for our weekly Sunday Service at 10 AM, plus six services per year in a senior living facility, four seasonal holidays, and five Lenten Midweek Services. We have an Allen Digital Computer Organ and a 6 ft. Samick Grand Piano. Salary range is $15-16,000 annually with four weeks of paid vacation. Send resume, contact info. for two references, and audio/video links to Cynthia Delaney, [email protected], or call 425-392-4169 for more information.

Pastors’ Calendar

From June 17-23, the pastors will be away for continuing education. Pr. Larry Thomas will be guest preacher on Sunday, June 23.

For emergency pastoral care from June 17-23, Pr. Heidi Calhoun will be on call. During weekday office hours (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), please call Cynthia at 425-392-4169 (office). Outside of office hours, please call John M. at 206-793-3594 (cell). We will immediately forward your message to Pr. Heidi, who will call you back.

Preparing for OSLC’s Annual Congregational Meeting

  • Final Budget Hearing—Sunday, June 23: Join us in the library following worship on June 23 to review the proposed 2024-2025 Mission & Ministry Operating Budget.
  • Annual Congregational Meeting—Sunday, June 30: Join us on Sunday, June 30 in Anderson Hall immediately following worship as we set the church’s course for next year. Agenda items include voting on the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Mission & Ministry Operating Budget and discussing mission priorities. Your attendance is important, and we hope to see you there!

Lost and Found: Are you missing anything?

OSLC’s Lost and Found shelf (in the large wood cabinet near the offices) is full of reading glasses, water bottles, folders, umbrellas, etc. Please take a look and see if anything belongs to you. Whatever is still there will be donated to Value Village on June 30. Thanks!

Pastors’ Calendar

From June 17-23, the pastors will be away for continuing education. Pr. Larry Thomas will be guest preacher on Sunday, June 23. Pr. Heidi Calhoun will provide pastoral care during that week.

Clothing Drive for the Issaquah School District Back-to-School Resource Fair through June 17

The Issaquah School District is partnering with the PTSA Council to collect clothing for students in grades pre-K through 12. All clothing sizes are welcome. The clothing will be available for students at the Back-to-School Resource Fair in August, when families can access gently-used clothing for their kids.

Through June 17, these items will be accepted:

  • Clothing: Clean, gently used, or new, and free of stains and rips.
  • Other school supplies: Gently used or new lunch bags, shoes, jackets, and backpacks
  • Hygiene items: new and unopened deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and feminine products.

Where: Drop off at the Swift Storage Box located in the parking lot of the Issaquah School District Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah 98029.

When: Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

Communion Services at Timber Ridge at Talus – First Thursday of the month

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue and Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah are teaming up to provide a simple communion service every first Thursday of the month at Timber Ridge at 2 p.m. Our Savior is responsible for the services on August 1, October 3, and December 5, 2024. We are looking for volunteer musicians (all instruments!) to serve on these days. Do you feel called to be part of this ministry? Let Pr. Kristin-Luana know by emailing her at [email protected]. Thank you!

“Let Us Build a House” – Parsonage Capital Campaign

Thanks to all who have helped to bring this asset of our congregation back to life to serve as a home for our new pastors. We ask that you consider contributing to the parsonage campaign, or making a second gift if you have already done so.

For more information and to see the campaign’s progress, click the tab above.

Tune in to “The Revs. Baumann Sermons” YouTube Channel

Did you know that Pr. Olaf and Pr. Kristin-Luana have a YouTube channel called “The Revs. Baumann Sermons”? It features their OSLC sermons (and some from their previous church), as well as Pr. Olaf’s educational and entertaining videos called “Early Church History” (5-13 minutes long) and “Reformation History: Reformation Factoid” (less than 3 minutes long). You can link to it via the “Sermons” tab above. Check ’em out!

Sunday, June 16

Choir Rehearsal at 9:10 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Worship at 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Coffee and Fellowship Hour and Celebration of Life for Bob H. at 11:00 a.m. (Anderson Hall)

Monday, June 17

Congregational Care Ministry meets at 10:30 a.m. (Library).(Not at 10:30 p.m., the time I accidentally printed in the bulletin!)
Companions Bible Study meets at 3:00 p.m. (online).

Tuesday, June 18

Council Executive Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. (online).

Thursday, June 20

Mission Quilters meets at 9:30 a.m. (Anderson Hall).
Composting Meeting with Recology starts at 12:30 p.m. (Anderson Hall).
Community Meal Prep starts at 1:00 p.m. (Kitchen).

Sunday, June 23

Worship at 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Coffee and Fellowship Hour at 11:00 a.m. (Anderson Hall)
2024-2025 Budget Hearing following worship (Library)


Each time you give your regular offering, you are ensuring support for your church community and the work Jesus calls us to do.  Whether making offerings when you worship each Sunday, or with a check via postal mail, or giving online using the “Electronic Giving” tab above, together we move forward as God’s generous, caring, supportive people—doing the work Jesus calls us to do! Warmest regards from your Stewardship Committee.

Prayers Your prayer requests are important to us. Requests for prayers can be taken by email or phone, and will be added to the weekly worship bulletin, Prayers of the People, and staff prayers. Email [email protected], or call 425-392-4169 and leave a message with your prayer.


Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care through June 16, please contact Pr. Olaf Baumann at 360-912-1830 or [email protected], or Pr. Kristin-Luana Baumann at 360-912-1245 or [email protected]. For emergency pastoral care from June 17-23, Pr. Heidi Calhoun will be on call. During weekday office hours (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), please call Cynthia at 425-392-4169 (office). Outside of office hours, please call John M. at 206-793-3594 (cell). We will immediately forward your message to Pr. Heidi, who will call you back.

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