“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) God’s Word is timeless. God’s Word is always correct. God’s Word does not discriminate – it is for all people all the time. So, when we read the above verse, we have to realize it applies to every day, for every person, for every situation. It is easy to claim and quote this verse, on a day like today, a day that has some sunshine and warm weather, after days and days of rain and cold temperatures. It is easy to quote this verse on a day when we hear some good news or good reports. It is easy to quote this verse when everything seems to be going right. We have to remember that this verse is true for every day – the days we consider “good days” and the days we would consider “bad days, “ - God’s Word is timeless. We don’t get to pick and choose which days God’s Word applies to us. Every morning we can wake up knowing that, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” This should be our outlook on the day – everyday - regardless of the circumstances, daily issues, weather, work load, good or bad news, etc… God already knows what this day, week, month, year, has in store for us – our job is to rejoice and be glad in it.
Here’s what’s happening at Our Savior:
Come and join us TONIGHT, May 15 from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. for our Wednesday Night Christian Education Classes. There are classes for everyone – members, non-members, adults, youth, children. Don’t miss it.
This Saturday, May 18 – there is an Elders’ Meeting at 7:00 a.m., Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and Women’s Bible Study and Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
WEEKEND PREVIEW: Saturday Men’s Breakfast Bible Study topic: Risk-Taking. Every individual and organization faces decisions that involve risk that can lead to reward or ruin. How do you evaluate such situations? A John Maxwell speech and group discussion will help deal with risk management. (We meet in the Teachers’ Lounge in the downstairs Education Wing, 8-9:30 a.m.)
Pastor’s Sunday Morning Bible Classes (9:25-10:10 in the downstairs cafeteria) will discuss how the doctrine of election/pre-destination can enhance assurance of salvation and holy living. His sermon (8 and 10:30 a.m.) from the Book of Acts shows how the church was transmitted and transformed to the Roman occupying forces and addresses the question, “Do good people need to believe in Jesus?” Have a great weekend honoring God and growing in the grace and knowledge of your Lord and Savior.
On Sunday, May 19 – 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 1100AM, 1370 AM and/or www.WHLI.com at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday morning.
The Women Who Are Widows group will meet this Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 noon in the Teachers’ Lounge (after the 10:30 a.m. service.) If you or any one you know are able to attend, please do. If you have any questions, please contact Dolores Reade at (631) 839-0726.
Also on Sunday, May 19 – there will be the OSNAS Senior Recital at 2:00 p.m. in the church. All are welcome to come watch 8 of the seniors share their talents in music, dance and poetry.
On Monday, May 20 – There is an Our Savior church softball game at our home field (Dawnwood Middle School) at 6:30 p.m. Any questions about the team, or if you are interested in playing, please contact Jon Allen.
There is a Church Council Meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 there will be Choir rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 – Don’t miss the OSNAS Musical Review at 9:15 a.m. (during chapel) as we review some of the great songs and scenes from the plays we have done over the last 20 years. All are welcome!! Come and be entertained.
The Memorial Day Weekend Retreat at Tuscarora Inn in Mt. Bethel, PA is Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27. All youth interested in going, contact Vinnie Alotta. All families interested in going contact Tuscarora Inn directly. It’s going to be a great weekend – you don’t want to miss it. Families going for the first time can go at half price.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO:
May 15 – Brendan Dozier, Eamonn Vaughan, Donna Lang
May 16 – Gregory Door
May 17 – Walleska Ramirez
May 18 – Danielle Meyers, Daniel Patti, Timothy Chang
May 19 – Theresa McGuire, Katrina Galvin, Patrice Vitalino
May 20 – Debbie Rutherford, Connie Ehrlinger
May 21 – Jennifer Gallagher, Giana Donofrio
Have a great week!
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
"The Voice of Our Savior Radio Show"
Broadcast on 1100 am and 1370 am
• 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