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Faith Walk Brick Donations

FAITH WALK – “LET’S FINISH OUR GOOD BEGINNING” (this was the original theme to the fundraising campaign for the CDC)   In conjunction with the church’s entranceway landscape work, the FAITH WALK will be repaired and completed. The current bricks will be cleaned, the path will be enhanced and leveled, the bricks will be re-laid and it will be beautiful!  Since the Walk is only partially complete now, the plan is for the remainder of the path to be filled with plain bricks…

Winter Shelter 2020

As you might guess, due to the Corona virus, Laurel Winter Shelter is not operating as normal this year. There is no way to safely run the shelter in individual congregations. Under a county supported program with CCSI, our homeless friends are being housed at a hotel in Beltsville.

Coronavirus Update #1

Monday 30 Mar 2020 Resources and economic relief for individuals and businesses. Breaking: “Stay at Home Order” for the State of Maryland. What does that mean? https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gatherings-FOURTH-AMENDED-3.30.20.pdf Medical Update Medical updates from the CDC on disinfecting your home, and a link to a Maryland information consolidator on coronavirus: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-your-home.html Maryland: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/ Recommend OSLC members stay focused on the official government information outlets to the public. Links to information for Maryland residents are provided below. Other surrounding States will have…

Letter from the Governance Board, RE: COVID-19

To Our Congregation, As Our Savior Lutheran Church actively monitors the evolving conditions related to COVID-19, we recognize the significant impact it has made on everyone’s lives over the last several weeks.  We are having extensive discussions to effectively plan and mobilize how we continue to nurture and grow our ministries while being committed to connecting people to Jesus Christ.  We will continue to keep you up to date with our current thoughts and actions surrounding COVID-19, but please know…

Practical Information and Important links about COVID-19

Coping with the Coronavirus (CODIV-19) Pandemic 20 March 2020 Message from Dave McGuffey, OSLC Emergency Preparedness (EP) and Disaster Response (DR) Coordinator. Please read! ***** ALERT Open Arms Child Development Center (OACCDC) is in dire need of hand sanitizer, disposable disinfecting wipes, and disposable gloves. If you have more than you need, a donation will go a long way to helping them stay safe and stay open. OACCDC: openarms@oslclaurel.org and 240.568.9352. ALERT ***** This is the first of probably several…

OSLC Response to COVID-19 Corona Virus

What is OSLC doing? We are all praying and remembering that God is on this journey with us and will not leave us or forsake us. We can trust in Him and know His peace. In addition: Please know that we are live-streaming and recording our worship services including Wednesday Lenten Worship. That link is http://oursaviorlutheranchurch.yourstreamlive.com. We are discouraging people from using the building because Open Arms (OA) is still operating and we want to do everything we can to…

Pastor Peter’s Letter reference COVID-19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Psalm 46 begins, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” We will not fear.We are in uncharted territory, doing our very best to make sense of what is happening with both the spread of the COVID-19 virus and…