All phone messages left at the church will be picked up on Wednesdays during the 9am to 11am business hours. If you need immediate pastoral care, please call one of the pastors. To contact Joanne send an email to office@rochesteroslc.org. Emails are checked daily Monday-Friday. Thank you.

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“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, to the glory of God.”  Romans 15:7

We welcome new visitors and old friends, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith. To those who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, do not believe, you are welcome here. Regardless of age, color, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, abilities or challenges, join us, you are welcome here. You are welcome to worship, to celebrate and sorrow, to rejoice and recover. This is a place where lives are made new. 

 
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended all gatherings in the church….BUT!!!!
 
Join us for worship at 9am on Sunday mornings.
Click the FB Link below or find us on YouTube.
Search: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN.
or
Join us starting May 2, 2021 for outdoor worship weather permitting. 
More information regarding outdoor worship is below.
 
 
Click the link below to open the Easter Season Bulletin.
 
For your convenience and easy use, click HERE for a direct link to the Facebook Videos
Don’t have Facebook, click HERE to watch on YouTube.
 
 
OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES
 
Click HERE to sign-up 
Starting Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
 
    10 volunteers/Sunday are needed to support the service
    Volunteer on sign-up genius (link on our website, Facebook and weekly email)
    Teens are welcome
    If there are not enough volunteers, service will be canceled on Saturday morning before the Sunday service
    Worship will be on the “back lawn” (the parking lot outside of the choir room/east doors)
    Communion elements will be available, but feel free to bring your own
    Parking will be in the upper lot and in front of office entrance
    Properly worn masks (covering the nose and mouth) are required
    Bring your own lawn chairs/blankets.
    Set up chair(s) in every other parking space, two deep, maintaining 6 ft distance
    Bathrooms will not be available
 
Notification if service is canceled:
    KTTC -closing notice
    Check church Facebook page
    E-communication from Joanne
    Not sure?- Call Katie 254-7894
 
Please note: Discontinuing 9am call in service and 10 am zoom coffee, starting 5/2/21 – for the summer
 
 

This is suspending starting May 2, 2021…After Worship Join the weekly OSLC Zoom Coffee and Fellowship at 10am by clicking HERE

Meeting ID: 579 164 413

Password: 476286

An Update from the COVID Taskforce

The COVID Taskforce would like to provide a visual representation of the progression toward re-engaging in-person ministry opportunities. 

We’re currently in Phase I:

– The building is closed except for Wednesdays mornings, with only one or two people being in the building at a time, during which time people can drop off their offering.
– The Taskforce reviews all requests to utilize the church building or grounds on a case by case basis.

In Phase II:

– Additional opportunities to re-engage in-person ministry opportunities will be considered, including a possible outdoor worship service.

In order to move to Phase II:

– Olmsted County needs to have fewer than 5 new cases per day per 100,000 people for 14 consecutive days. We picked this number (5 new cases / day / 100,000 people) because that is the government’s goal.

The  graph below shows how we have tracked these daily case totals.

– The blue line represents the rolling weekly average of newly reported cases per day, per 100,000 people living in Olmsted County. 

– The orange line represents the goal of  5 new cases / day / 100,000 people.

Olmsted County came close to meeting this goal on one day (5.1 on September 13), but that is not anywhere close to meeting the metric of 14 consecutive days of 5 new cases / day / 100,000 people for moving to Phase II.

We will continue to keep you updated. If you would like additional information, please check Olmsted County’s COVID Dashboard on the county’s website.

– The OSLC COVID Taskforce
 

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MEMBERSHIP AT OSLC? If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk with Pastor Ben or Pastor Nikki. New member forms are available in the Narthex or on the church office desk or click the link to open a printable form. Membership Information Sheet

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