June 28, 2020 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

The audio recording for today includes the readings seen below. Feel free to also check out

Helping Others

I can follow Jesus by helping others.

A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew

Matthew 18:18–20

[Jesus said:] 18"Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

Our own Lisa Alvis plays the hymn "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" on the organ. You can find more performances like this if you check out Lisa's YouTube channel.

Prayer of the Day

O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Weekly Announcements

We remember in our prayers

Becoming a Good Steward

Try cooking one-pot meals. By using one pot to cook your meal, you save on electricity, gas, and water, which reduces your footprint and may even give you leftovers for the week! (Creation Justice Ministries)

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed Monday, July 6 in observancee of the Independence Day holiday. It will also be closed Monday, July 13 in anticipation of being open on the following Friday, July 17, when Pastor returns from post-vacation quarantine.

Small Groups Meeting Again at OSLC

With the resumption of public worship, small groups that normally meet at the church are welcome to return so long as appropriate social-distancing measures are observed. Please call or email the church office so we can get such group meetings back on the calendar as appropriate.

Ruth Circle

Ruth Circle is meeting for socializing on the deck at the home of Alberta Newman at 12:00 for lunch on Wednesday, July 1. Social distancing and possibly masks will be used. Lunch will be provided from Avanti's. Please let Alberta know if you will be joining the group.

Food Drive

The Mission committee is continuing to collect food that will be shared between Safe Harbor and the Midwest Food Bank. We are collecting the following items:

There is a box just inside the church entrance where you can deposit items. Please do not take items to Megan or Pastor Henrick's office.

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