Have you ever been assigned to a jury?
As a juror, you’re sworn not to discuss anything while you’re serving. I get it. And I believe it’s a very good thing!
At the same time, thankfully, that’s not how it is with Jesus.
Jesus invites us to tell everything about how He has served us and how we are serving others.
It’s what the Newsboys sang about in 2002: “shine, make them wonder what you’ve got, make them wish that they were not on the outside looking bored.”
Or, better put, what Jesus said: let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16).
As we move closer toward the holiday season, one way you can prepare to serve others is by helping donate and deliver presents, cards, groceries and meals to over 150 people (over 30 families) right here in our local community.
We call it the Giving Tree.
Here is what people are saying about it…
"Thank you for the Christmas presents and it was [sic] the best gift ever. It was so polite of you." - Child Giving Tree Recipient, 2021
"Thank you for the softest clothes I've ever got and the art set that I can do my art with!" -Child Giving Tree Recipient, 2021
"Thank you so much for making my Christmas awesome. I loved my gifts." -Giving Tree Recipient, 2021
Here are two ways you can respond right now.
Complete this short form and let us know we can count on you serving others and telling all about it.
Tags will be available around Thanksgiving on the Lobby Giving Tree and at oslc.com.
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.