The church is handicap accessible. Gluten-free communion is available. Large print worship materials are offered.Â 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., SEPTEMBER 6TH, FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don’t deserve the goods meant for God’s children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir. 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, OSLCâ€™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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