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God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

On Sunday, September 9 services will be cancelled – we’ll be out serving! At 10:00 am we’ll gather for donuts, coffee, and the Lord’s Supper. Then we will be SENT to serve our community. There will be a variety of serving opportunities from which to choose. We’ll also have less physically demanding projects here at church. There will be something for everyone! More info to follow. We’ll be joining thousands of ELCA congregations who will also be serving our communities on that Sunday. Mark your calendar now! (NOTE: Saturday 5:30 pm worship will happen as usual)

GWOH T-Shirts

Order yours today! Price is $8 for youth and adult sizes up to XL. $9 for 2XL, $10 for 3XL, $11 for 4XL. Order through the church office by next Monday, August 13. If we order at

least 10 shirts, we can personalize them with the LCOS name! It’s really cool to for us to be a mass of gold/yellow launched out to serve.

Assisting Minister Training (and Refresher)

Will you join the team and help lead worship? This Sunday, August 12 after worship, we will hold a session to go through the duties of the assisting minister – leading prayers and helping to lead the liturgy. Let’s grow the team! Gather around the meal table in the chancel at the conclusion of worship.

DECA Prep Weekend Back Pack Food Program

In August we will start collecting food items for the DECA Prep Weekend food program which will start in Mid-August. This program is designed to provide a bag with 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 2 snack items for students on the weekend. We are encouraging members to donate the following items: Non-perishable easy open single serving items for snack, breakfast, and lunch. Please bring these items in and place them in the collection bins located throughout the church. If you have any questions on need further information contact the church office or Doug Hammer (

In Our Prayers

Dan Minneman and Carol Ewald on the death of their mother, Jean. The funeral will be at Newcomer South Kettering Chapel this Friday, August 10 at noon. Visitation begins at 10:00 am.

Music Together Classes Begin

Sing, Dance, Play, and Learn Together! Did you know that there are music classes for young children and families here at LCOS on Friday mornings? Music Together begins its Fall Semester on September 14 (free demo class September 7). From babies to big kids, your child will have so much fun as you sing, giggle, shake, and drum together, you won’t realize how much learning is taking place! Save a spot in class and discover the power of music for your family. Find more info on the bulletin board outside the church office. or 614-499-4133.

Serving in Worship THIS Sunday – August 12 10:00 am

Assisting Minister: Dan Minneman

Acolyte: Emma Lloyd

Reader: Rick Davila

Children’s Sermon: Ginger Minneman

Greeters: Brad & Gina Lloyd, Cay Deckard

Ushers: Sue Harbaugh, David Schmidt

The Mission of LCOS

To Build Relationships with God, Each Other and the World

The Core Values of LCOS

+ Community + Service + Love + Integrity

+ Compassion + Forgiveness + Hope + Respect


Check out the New LCOS Website

It’s now live! With an online calendar of LCOS events and other building usage. The site is still under construction, but already presents a cleaner, updated look compared to our previous one. The web address is the same.

We Need Photos!

Do you have any photos of the choirs, events, youth, worship, the church building, etc. for the website? We’re looking for high-resolution pictures. If so, please email them to our webmaster Julie Goertemiller at

Did you know?

Did you know you can add church events to your own Google calendar? Just go to the church website and click on the HOME tab, then click Calendar. Click on any church event and you will be prompted “Copy to my Google Calendar”. Click those words and Google will prompt you through the rest!

LCOS Facebook Banner “Face Lift”

Check out our new Facebook banner! Like it and make our site more viewable to others. If you feel inspired, write a review—let our community know what LCOS means to you!

Check out Top of the Hill Preschool of Oakwood Website!

It’s now complete and no longer under construction—just in time for school to start. Top of the Hill Preschool of Oakwood is a Lutheran Church of Our Savior mission. ToH’s web address is: You may also access the site from the new LCOS website by going to Then click on the PRESCHOOL tab located on the main menu.

Friendship of Women Bible and Book Study

Will next meet Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 pm. We will be studying Miriam. The Bible reference is Exodus 14:10-15, 21. Everybody is welcome! (it’s not just for women) Questions? Email Natalie Rickman

Online Church Calendar

Included on the new LCOS website is a Google Calendar with all the up-to-date information you need. It includes both LCOS events and other building usage. This replaces the wall calendar in the office. If you or your group needs to schedule or change a meeting or event, you can contact Jan Swedlund, Julie Goertemiller, or Pastor Stefan. Their emails are listed below. To see the calendar, go to From the Home drop down menu, select calendar. And it’s all there! Easy peasy.

Church Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Closed Friday


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