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, July 7, 2024 – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 am Worship

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

Image: Original artwork by Dan Erlander (1938-2022)

July 14, 2024, Independence Day

Today’s Gospel Reading tells us about the beheading of John, the Baptist. This is a brutal and cruel story, showing us what is wrong with the world and her people. In contrast, Paul’s letter to the Ephesians brings God’s vision for the world alive. It is a vision of justice and peace in heaven and earth, where every creature belongs. I am attaching a print by Rev. Daniel Erlander (1938-2022) in which Erlander imagines this vision. I invite you to look at it often, especially when worries overwhelm you. This is what we are living for and working towards. So, do not be discouraged, keep God’s vision alive in your heart, and continue on the path of discipleship!

Hear more this Sunday, 10 AM, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street S, Issaquah and on YouTube.

– Pr. Kristin-Luana

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.”

Church News

Ordination Anniversaries on July 21

Following worship on July 21, Congregational Care Ministry will recognize the ordination anniversaries of Jane S. (25 years) and Larry T. (50 years) during coffee and fellowship hour. We hope you can join us to celebrate their ordination milestones!

Summer Worship at the Lake

The evenings of Wednesday, August 7, 14, and 21 are confirmed for summer worship and fellowship at Lake Sammamish. More details will be forthcoming.

Message from Cynthia, Parish Administrator

Thank you for your prayers for healing and your understanding as I missed six days of work after breaking my right arm and spraining my wrist on June 29. I also appreciate your kindness and patience as I catch up on tasks and ease back into work. It’s good to be back. FYI: I’ll be on vacation with my family from July 17-19 (this time, a planned absence!).

Stay Alert: Don’t Reply to Scam Emails

This week, another scam email has been circulating that pretended to be from Pr. Kristin-Luana. Pr. Kristin-Luana didn’t send that email. If you received this scam e-mail too, notice that it’s not from her actual email address, and there are other errors. Don’t reply, and then delete it. Remember, pastors and staff will never email, text, or call to ask for a favor or gift cards. Thanks!

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.

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, July 14

Worship at 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Coffee and Fellowship Hour following worship (Anderson Hall)

Monday, July 15

Companions Bible Study meets at 3:00 p.m. (online).

Tuesday, July 16

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

Thursday, July 18

Mission Quilters meets at 9:30 a.m. (Anderson Hall).
Autumn Wisdom Group meets at 12:30 p.m. (Anderson Hall).
Community Meal Prep starts at 1:00 p.m. (Kitchen).
Finance Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. (online). Contact Wendy W. for Zoom info.

Sunday, July 21

Worship at 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Coffee, Fellowship Hour, and Celebration of Ordination Anniversaries for Jane S. and Larry T. following worship (Anderson Hall)

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, please contact Pr. Olaf Baumann at 360-912-1830 or [email protected], or Pr. Kristin-Luana Baumann at 360-912-1245 or [email protected].

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