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May Sounds

Here is your May Sounds! It’s pollen season! (I’m sure you don’t need reminding since you may have noticed by now the thick yellow/green coating on the cars outside.) Well my friends, this means Spring is in full effect; and while the pollen doesn’t serve those who have bad allergies, boy is it a sign that our days ahead will be warmer, brighter, more green, and filled with color from all the beautiful plants in bloom. While this is a joy filled season for…

Large Volunteer Need for Community Vaccination Center at the Greenbelt Metro Station

The South Eastern District has reached out to Our Savior Lutheran Church looking for volunteers to be support staff at the Greenbelt Vaccination Center. Please read below to find more information on how to help and how to sign-up to volunteer! “FEMA has tasked Maryland VOAD and its Member Organizations to recruit and manage the volunteers. We need 30 volunteers per day (divided between two shifts), 7 days per week, for 8 weeks. The site opens formally today, Wednesday, April…

April Sounds

Here is your April Sounds! Do you believe in miracles? Most of us might answer, “why yes, anything is possible if it is God’s will!” Others might be more skeptical, especially in today’s world, when everything seems to be skewed, or distorted in some way. And yet today, on this Easter morning, we set down our glasses stained by disbelief and skepticism, and we just sit in awe of the miracle of the resurrection. No, we REJOICE in awe! We fully rest…

March Sounds

Here is your March Sounds! It’s March and can you believe it? We are now a year into this pandemic, and I am sure you don’t need the reminder, but it was just the “other day” I came here to be interviewed… meaning last March. No way did we think this would last a year; masks and social distancing, and surely our plans would resume to “normal” quickly. Well, once again, we are reminded we are not in control, and here…

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…