Everlasting God, you give strength to the weak and power to the faint.
Make us agents of your healing and wholeness,
that your good news may be made known to the ends of your creation,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Gospel: A Reading from the Gospel of St. Mark
29As soon as [Jesus and the disciples] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30Now Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once.
31He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
32That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons.
33And the whole city was gathered around the door.
34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.
36And Simon and his companions hunted for him.
37When they found him, they said to him, Everyone is searching for you.38He answered, Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
P: The Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.
The Mission Committee will be preparing and serving dinner at Safe Harbor today.
Please contact Rob Mahnke if you are interested in helping.
Card Showers for Kent & Lisa
On February 14, the last Sunday before Lent and the day we recognize those close to our hearts,
OSLC will recognize Kent Sunderland and Lisa Alvis for 30 years of service each!
We ask that you help us celebrate the occasion with a card shower.
Please send cards to Kent and Lisa in care of the church office,
and we will present them collectively at that time.
Call For Coats
The Mission Committee is working with Safe Harbor (the Salvation Army) to collect child-size coats.
If anyone has any that are new or gently used and clean, please drop them at the church, and
someone from the Mission Committee will make sure they get to Safe Harbor.
Lutheran World Relief
The Mission committee will start collecting personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief during Lent.
The kits include the following items:
Bath Towels (new, regular-size towels, preferably a dark color)
Bars of Soap
These items can be put in the baskets in the narthex used for food collection.
Committee members will sort the items.
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: