This week we celebrate the Reformation and Martin Luther. Just over 500 years ago, God used Martin Luther to bring His Word to the people. Martin Luther was a man of great faith and conviction. The following is a prayer that he prayed shortly before he died:
“O my heavenly Father, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Thou God of all comfort, I thank Thee, that Thou hast revealed to me Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ, in whom I believe, whom I have preached and confessed, and whom I have loved and praised. I pray Thee, dear Lord Jesus Christ, that my soul may be committed to Thee. O heavenly Father, though I must leave this body and this life, I know for certain that I will be with Thee for eternity and that no one can tear me out of Thy hands.”
What a wonderful prayer, and what wonderful assurance Martin Luther had. Wouldn’t it be amazing if ALL people, as they were facing the end of their time on this earth, had that same assurance? They can! We need to tell them! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Here’s what’s happening at Our Savior:
TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 30 – Join us for the last week of our Fall Session of Wednesday Night Christians Education Classes. There is something for everyone! Come and join us from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 31 – There will be a meeting of the Needlework Club at Christina Semple’s house (19 N. Coleman Road in Centereach) at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and crochet or knit (or learn) some items for Soundview Pregnancy Center. If you have any questions, contact Christina at (631) 707-6188.
There are still some Halloween Tracts in the back of the church. Feel free to take them and hand them out along with the candy to all the trick or treaters that come to your door!
Sunday, November 3 – Daylight Saving Time ends! Be sure to turn your clock one hour back before you go to bed on Saturday night!
This Sunday, November 3 – We will follow our Regular Sunday morning schedule of worship services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class, Youth Bible Study, and Sunday School all meet at 9:15 a.m. If you are traveling and/or want to tune in, feel free to listen to “The Voice of Our Savior” on 1100 AM, 1370 AM and/or www.WHLI.com at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday morning.
Tuesday, November 5 – There will be NO Choir Rehearsal on Tuesday, November 5.
Make sure you plan to attend the Walk Thru the Bible Old Testament Live event on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The program is great for anyone in 3 rd grade and up (childcare will provided for younger children if they are signed up for in advance.) It is going to be great! You don’t want to miss it! Click here or see below for AN INFORMATION FLYER, SUMMARY , and REGISTRATION FORM . PLEASE NOTE: The cost of the event is being kept to a minimal amount, but increases after November 1.
Soundview Pregnancy Center is having its Annual Legacy of Life Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Melville Marriott at 6:45 p.m. An Our Savior table has been organized but there are still 2 seats available. If you are interested in going to this banquet – please contact Linda DeBolt ASAP at (631) 335-9046. We have to give our final numbers by the end of the month. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Roland Warren.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO:
Today, October 30 – Linda Donofrio, Kathy Tuthill
October 31 – Lynn Breun, Donald Dimone
November 1 – Herb Weismandel
November 2 – Tom DeRita,
November 3 – Kathy Bowles, Joan Raymond, Concetta Castaldo
November 5 – Tom Ballant
Have a blessed week!
Dear Pastor Stelzer,
I got your postcard today. I wanted to tell you my granddaughter goes to Faith Lutheran High School (in Las Vegas). She is in the 7th grade. I'm so glad she goes there and not to a public school.
She loves it and she thinks she remembers your son. I'm sure you are thrilled to have Willie and his family back home and at OSNAS.
Pastor and Leadership at Our Savior,
With much excitement I send this letter on the wings of the Lord. The Lord is so faithful and He uses the people of His Kingdom to be a blessing. Today, Christina (Semple) came to our Soundview office with beautiful handmade gifts such as blankets and hats for our clients. I can only imagine the hours and time that it took to make these gifts. What love and dedication!
Many of our clients go through very difficult times of frustration and hardship. Some not knowing what their future will be based on the decisions they make. We educate, love them and give them hope that their lives are not over but that they will have an abundant life.
Again, I want to thank all the wonderful ladies, sisters in Christ who took time and unselfishly wanting to be a blessings to our clients.
Please keep Soundview and all the Pre-abundant life centers in your prayers daily. The laws of the land may change but the Words of our Lord and Savior will always remain.
His Grace only,
Soundview Pregnancy Services
8 & 10:30 AM: Worship Service
• Childcare Provided
• Children's Sunday School
(Pre K to 6th Grade)
• Confirmation Program
(7th & 8th Grade)
• Adult Bible Study
• High School Bible Study
Communion Service Every Sunday
Pastor: Rev. Ronald W. Stelzer
Assistant to the Pastor: Gary D’Aquino, LCMS Deacon
Director of Parish Music: Ray Knehnetski
Secretary: Robin Reade