October is Pastor Appreciation Month!! The following article by Joe McKeever, a former pastor, has some great ideas of how we can appreciate and encourage our Pastor. "And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15
Click here to read: 21 Encouraging Things to Say to Your Pastor
Here’s what’s happening at Our Savior:
TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 2 – Join us for Wednesday Night Christian Education Classes! There are classes for everyone from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Here is a list of classes:
Pastor’s Information/Inquiry Class is a class that is led by Pastor Stelzer and is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the church and what the Bible teaches, or for anyone who is interested in becoming a member of this church.
Joe Cincimino is leading a class for adults entitled, “How Evil Works,” in which they will explore and study the scriptures to find out the plans God has for us as revealed through His Son Jesus. But what about evil? What are the roots, how does it work and why is it in the world in the first place? The class will examine this millennia-old question and the adversarial relationship between God and Satan.
Gary and Barbara D’Aquino are leading a class entitled, “Sacred Marriage,” which is a DVD course designed to shift your focus from marital happiness to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether your marriage is wonderful or difficult it can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.
John and Rosana Reade are leading a class entitled, “Freedom in Christ,” which is a Biblical discussion on how to experience freedom to 1. Release your past, 2. Live a guilt free life, 3. Forgive others, 4. Not worry or stress and much more.
Margaret Stelzer and Halima Martin will spend time in open prayer for anyone who would like to come and prayer and read selected Bible passages.
Youth Group is led by Vinnie and Dawn Alotta for High School students, Confirmation Class is taught on Wednesday nights for 7th and 8th graders by Gary D’Aquino and Wil Stelzer, and Children’s Programs are led by Jim and Cathy McCarrick. Come join us!
Thursday, October 3 – is Bring Your Bible to School Day. Visit https://www.bringyourbible.org/ for more information.
Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 3 – The Needlework Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at Christina Semple’s house (19 N. Coleman Road in Centereach). All are welcome to come and help make some beautiful hand-crafted items to be donated to Soundview Pregnancy Center. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Semple at (631) 707-6188.
Saturday, October 5 – There will be Elders meeting at 7:00 a.m., Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m. and Women’s Bible Study and Breakfast meeting at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. Come and be fed.
On Sunday, October 6 – 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.
There will be a gathering of the widow group on Sunday, October 6 at 12:00 noon in the Teachers’ Lounge. All Women who are Widows are welcome. If you know of someone who might be interested, please tell her about it. If you have any questions, contact Dolores Reade at [(631) 839-0726].
Tuesday, October 8 – the OSNAS Boys Soccer team will have a home game against the Stony Brook school at 4:30 p.m. on our own fields on Hawkins Road and Pond Path in Centereach. Come out and cheer the team on!
There will be Choir Rehearsal on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to join the choir and sing praises to the Lord.
SAVE THE DATE and PLAN TO ATTEND: The Old Testament Walk Thur the Bible Live Event here at Our Savior on Saturday, November 16. It is a great, interactive, fun experience for the whole family! You will be hearing more about it in upcoming emails, church and bulletins. For now you can view the information below or visit the church website at www.oursaviorlongisland.org
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO:
October 3 – Kathy Bowles, Margaret Bruce
October 4 – John Lundoy
October 5 – Neko Perry
October 6 – Anita Curran
October 7 – Caroline Grimaldi, Matthew McMahon, Maria Wolfe
October 8 – Anita Montana, Joe Kowalski
Have a great 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
"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