Our Savior’s September!

Fall is a great time to join us!

“God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday: September 10
Join us for worship at 10:15, then we’ll get together to do some house and yard work for a community member who needs a little extra help. Come serve your neighbors with us!

RALLY DAY: September 17
Join us for a day designed especially for kids!
Sunday school (for children and adults): kids meet at 9AM in the fellowship hall; adults meet at 9:10 in the narthex (lobby).
Kid-friendly worship featuring fun music and engaging liturgy at 10:15am.
AND FINALLY — an ice cream social after worship.
All are welcome! Join us!

Refugee Sunday: September 24
Refugees aren’t just a political issue to us — refugees are us! For years, members of our congregation have both been refugees and helped resettle refugees here in the US. Join us at 10:15 for a service of worship and holy communion as well as information as we remember those around the world today who must flee their homes due to violence or natural disasters.

PIONEER VALLEY BEER & HYMNS: September 25, Sok’s Bar (30 Bridge St. South Hadley)
Sok’s offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This fun event is for everyone! Come raise a glass and sing with us.
Stay tuned for more details about this month’s Beer & Hymns!


Our Savior’s Summer Activities

Services throughout the summer are designed for visitors!
Check us out one Sunday morning at 10:15 for worship, and if you want, you can stay and chat with us at coffee hour.
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Catch us at the South Hadley FallsFest on July 29 (afternoon)
We’ll have an info booth staffed by your friendly neighborhood Lutherans. Come say hi!
The FallsFest is one-day, fun, free neighborhood craft and music festival.
For more info, click here.
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Raise Your Spirits: Pioneer Valley Beer & Hymns is coming back!
Join us at Sok’s Bar (30 Bridge Street, South Hadley) on August 28 at 6PM for the
Camp Songs Edition of Beer & Hymns. Join us for a night of craft beer and a singalong of some of your favorite hymns and camp songs.
Not a church person? Don’t drink beer? Don’t drink at all?
No problem, no problem, and no problem!
Beer & Hymns is simply what we call our sing-alongs.
All are welcome to come and raise a glass – of whatever you choose – and sing with us.

Caffeine and Questions

#Hipster #Coffee by Andrew Crookston

Each Sunday after worship, join Pastor Anna during coffee hour to discuss next week’s Gospel lesson.


Grab some coffee, bring your imagination, and help Pastor get a head start on next week!


Main photo: “Just what the Doctor Ordered” by Wintertwined

Cork board background by Owen Mandy

Supper Church-Sexuality and Christianity


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Embrace and practice God’s love and forgiveness.

Be flexible and open to God’s call in a changing world.

Break down the barriers that separate us from one another.

Join us for a meal, a showing of the award winning documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So”, and discussion. Be prepared for enlightenment and emotion…

June 23, 6:00 pm, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, South Hadley.

Examine the perceived conflict between homosexuality and Christianity, and clarify your true values. Told through fascinating case studies of families, interviews with religious leaders, current research, and with a good measure of humor and human passion.

Here is a link to further information about the documentary: For the Bible tells me So


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We are collecting for the people of South Hadley: In June: Spaghetti and Sauce. Drop off items in the Narthex and we will deliver them to the South Hadley food pantry.


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Seeking Volunteers: Con-Bust 2016

4139846569_132a094861_bSmith College’s Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Con-Bust, is now seeking volunteers to help out the convention staff for April 1st-April 3rd.

Many of our generation’s most beloved stories draw inspiration from religious tales. C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books and his Space trilogy are basically retellings of stories from the Bible. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth books deal with the constant struggle between good and evil. It is no surprise that Tolkien and Lewis were in the same writers’ circle. Even the protagonist from Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda video game series was initially conceived with the Cross on his shield.

This would be a good outreach opportunity to let Pioneer Valley science fiction lovers know we exist, as well as to talk about how the movies, T.V., and stories of today mirror the faith stories of old. 

It’s dangerous to go alone. Contact Pastor Anna!
Email (oslcpastor@comcast.net) or the office phone (413-533-1925).

If there’s no answer, leave a voicemail.