On Wednesdays during the Advent season (Dec. 4, 11, and 18) we will be gathering at Noon and 6pm for worship services and soup suppers. Our theme for this year is “Hope for a Hurting World. Through inspiring stories from our ministry partners around the world, we will hear how Christ’s coming brings hope in the midst of challenges and sorrows. We’ll go to Russia, Peru, and Uganda during the messages, and enjoy treats from those countries as part of our soup suppers. Holden Evening Prayer will be our liturgy, along with a hymn from our featured country. Invite your friends to join you for a three hope-filled Wednesdays as we prepare to celebration the Nativity of our Lord.
When you are grieving the death of a loved one, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. On Monday, December 9 from 1:30-3:30 Oak Harbor Lutheran Church will welcome Bereavement Coordinator David Bieniek from WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care for a two-hour gathering to gain ideas for navigating the season more comfortably. There will be time to create a keepsake in memory of your loved one. The event is free and open to the public.
Would you like to bless someone this Christmas? Visit the Sharing Tree in our narthex. Choose a tag, purchase and wrap the gift, and place it under the tree with the tag on the outside. Gifts must be returned by December 15. Thank you for participating in this year’s Sharing Tree!
Fair Trade Winds will be coming to OHLC on Sunday, December 1, offering goods from artisans from developing nations. Visit their display in Herrigstad Hall between or after services to peruse a wide variety of gifts. Your purchases directly support farmers and craftspeople in impoverished lands. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be sent to Lutheran World Relief.
Join us from 6-7:30 as we make graham cracker nativities and enjoy our annual epic hot chocolate bar with whipped cream, peppermint sticks, and much more! Faith, fun, and fellowship for all ages. All are welcome!
This 12-week study will explore why Martin Luther called Pauls’ letter to the church in Rome “the purest gospel.” You have two options to participate: Sunday mornings at 9:15 beginning September 8 or Tuesday nights at 7pm beginning September 10. We meet in the church library. All are welcome!