The church is handicap accessible. Gluten-free communion is available. Large print worship materials are offered. Although infants and young children are most welcome in our worship services, our church nursery attendant is available Sundays to welcome babies and younger children into the nursery.
SUMMER SUNDAYS AT OLSC
On September 13th we’ll return to our academic year schedule with Worship at 10:30 a.m, preceded by the Education Hour and Choir Rehearsal at 9:15 a.m.
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP, 9:30 A.M., AUGUST 23RD, THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. “You have the words of eternal life.” In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God. We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel. Readings and Psalm Sunday’s readings are:
OSLC became a Reconciling in Christ congregation in 1993, affirming that gay and lesbian people are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation. After a period of discernment following the 2008 ELCA decision to allow blessings of lifelong committed same sex unions, OSLC’s Church Council approved such blessings […]
It has been a long season of disquiet in our country. From Ferguson to Baltimore, simmering racial tensions have boiled over into violence. But this … the fatal shooting of nine African Americans in a church is a stark, raw manifestation of the sin that is racism. The church was desecrated. The people of that […]
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