Hi from Phoenix!
Our ministry team is honored to have been chosen to present breakout sessions at a national ministry conference. If you get a chance, send them a note to encourage them. And then ask them about how it went the next time you see them.
Mask Mandate Changing, March 21
Yesterday, while I was with our team here in Phoenix, Governor Inslee shared that beginning March 21, the statewide mask mandate for most indoor spaces will be removed. Our staff has been anticipating this day and are ready to adapt with your health and the health of our entire community in mind. In the coming days, we are anticipating guidance from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to guide this transition for our wider community and our specific ministry environments. As the next few weeks unfold, I will keep you updated about what this means for our ministries as we move into the spring.
Beginning March 21, the statewide mask mandate for most indoor spaces will be removed.
I am so proud of our team, leaders, and you - our church for how we have navigated this season of the pandemic. Through it all, you have demonstrated the love of Jesus in so many ways - known and unknown.
For now, I want to encourage you to continue wearing a face covering while on campus. We will continue to provide hand sanitizer, cleaning schedules, and sensible spacing. We also encourage anyone who is feeling sick to stay home to rest and recover. While at home, you may choose to be a part of our Online Campus at watch.oslc.com and connect with their Life Group via ZOOM.
Facilities are some of our greatest assets.
There's no doubt that our campus facilities are some of our greatest assets. They support gathering, connecting, and serving together alongside our wider community. Here's a quick update...
We are re-evaluating our options to determine the best way to expand the capacity of our Backpacks 4 Kids program.
Finally, preschools like ours here at Our Savior are not only about helping young children learn their A-B-C’s and 1-2-3’s… it’s also about influencing their families to model the love of Jesus at home.
I want to share what Leah Jennings did when her daughter asked her, "Mommy, what if God isn’t great? What then?". Click here to read more.
Preschools help parents like Leah gain confidence to respond to our littlest's hard questions.
For more resources to better understand how preschoolers learn and how you can influence the little kids in your life with the love of Jesus, check out the Parent Cue Resource Library.
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.