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Holy Week and Easter Services

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

YOUTH BREAKFAST WITH PASTOR WENDY  

March 19, 2016  9AM  Grades 1-6

We invite all young members of the congregation to join Pastor Wendy for breakfast and special Easter activities

 

PALM SUNDAY    Sunday March 20, 2016   10:30AM

Service and Celebration of First Communion 10:30AM.  Join us to celebrate this milestone in the faith lives of these young people.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY    Thursday  March 24,2016  7:30PM

We remember the Lord’s Last Supper as we share the communion and reflect on His ministry.

 

GOOD FRIDAY   Friday March 25, 2016  7:30PM

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”…. and we are justified by His grace through faith.

 

EASTER SUNDAY   March 27, 2016   8AM and 10:30 AM

Christ is Risen……He is risen indeed!

Discipleship and Spiritual Growth

Friday, February 19th, 2016

7 Marks of Discipleship

Living in the covenant God made with us in our baptism is our commitment to live a new life in Christ. Living our baptism means living a life nurtured by the faith practices of discipleship.

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1. Pray Daily

2. Attend Worship Weekly

3. Study Scripture

4. Give Freely and Generously

5. Serve for the Sake of Others

6. Invite Others to Worship

7. Pass on the Faith

Pastor Wendy will be offering an extended study on the marks of discipleship starting in March. Each month one session will be a Bible study on the discipline and the second session will be ways to practice and live the discipline.

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March’s Theme: Prayer

March 7, 7:30 – Prayers in scripture.

March 21, 7:30pm – Styles of personal prayer.

April 4 & 18, – Ways to Study Scripture

May 2 & 16, – Giving freely and generously

June 6 & 20, – Passing on the Faith

Welcome Pastor Wendy

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Pastor Maristela Freiberg, Assistant to the Bishop (Left) congratulating Pastor Wendy Abrahamson (Right) on her call to serve Our Saviour Church.

WE ARE CHURCH TOGETHER

Our Saviour Church has called the Reverend Wendy Abrahamson to serve as our pastor beginning January 18, 2016.

” I like to be part of a setting in love with God and hungry for

spiritual  renewal.  A setting … open to the work of the Holy Spirit…

where there is respect, love and acceptance of all generations…”

Pastor Wendy brings over 15 years of parish experience. She is one of only two pastors in the New Jersey Synod to hold a certificate in Spiritual Direction.   She serves in a local soup kitchen, and in 2015 received the highest award for her service as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors of ARC, an organization serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled.  She is passionate about social justice issues and works to serve those in need.

“I believe in God’s redeeming love for all, that we are all beloved

children of God and no one should live in oppressed circumstances…”

Pastor is active in the Community and the interfaith council.  She participates in invocations, Memorial Day services, local Thanksgiving and Christmas services, Scout award presentations and other community events.  You will find her at local diners and in local shops, and even at the school play when member children are participating.

 

WE INVITE YOU TO COME & SEE  

Our Saviour is excited to partner with Pastor Wendy.  We look forward to Labyrinth walks, short term focus studies and various opportunities for prayer and Bible study together. She brings the opportunity to expand our TLC (Teaching, Learning, Caring) Ministry through her experiences in facilitating multi-generational mentoring,  intergenerational discussions and faith dialogues across generations.  Pastor will be helping us to support and expand our current ministries (see list under Ministries) that serve the community and our members by sharing our resources and our concern for God’s people and His creation.

INVITATION

We invite you to join us at worship on January 24, 2016 at 10:30AM  as we welcome Pastor Wendy to our church family and community.  Due to the state of emergency, services are canceled on January 24 to ensure God’s family remains safe.  We will celebrate the call of Pastor Wendy on January 31.