Posts with the category “children”
by Laurie Riegel on November 20th, 2020
Thanksgiving is for giving thanks! Thanksgiving reminds us one day a year that we should be thankful for all that God has given us. But of course we should be thankful every day. God has blessed us in so many ways – Jesus, family, friends, homes, food, health and on and on and on. Even when times are hard, like in our current pandemic, we can still find many reasons to give thanks. This blog g...
COS Annual Food Drive
by Laurie Riegel on October 16th, 2020
We will be having our annual food drive to stock the pantry at COS. The food drive begins next week and will continue for 4 weeks. Below are suggested donations for each week, but any of the items can be donated at any time:Oct. 25 - Thanksgiving meal items: boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, canned gravy, canned turkey, canned yams, canned cranberry sauce, applesauceNov. 1 - Boxes or bags o...
Return to Sunday In-Person Bible Study
by Joel Eden on August 21st, 2020
God is always at work for us, and we've been hard at work for you, preparing to return to in-person Bible study for all ages on Sunday, September 20. Please register and let us know whether you plan to participate in person or live online.
Summer Recipes- Last Hurrah!
by Miriam Rossow on August 4th, 2020
Welcome to the 7th week of our Summer Recipes series. This series of recipes was all about desserts for the summer. We featured different ingredients in each blog: ice cream, berries, lemon & lime, other fruits, chocolate, & allergy sensitive recipes. This final week is our last hurrah of summer! We will choose some recipes that we did not already feature but that feature a previous ingredients. Thank you for enjoying these recipes with us. We hope they made your summer a little more sweet!
Summer Recipes- Food Allergy Sensitive
by Miriam Rossow on July 29th, 2020
One of the most hospitable things you can do when you are hosting someone is check on food likes, dislikes, pay special attention to allergies and then accommodate those needs as much as you can. When you take the little extra step to make sure everyone has something to enjoy it is noticed. You may choose to go the step farther and try and make a meal or dessert that everyone can eat in which case no one will feel left out or isolated.
Summer Recipes- Chocolate
by Miriam Rossow on July 22nd, 2020
Welcome to week five of our Summer Recipe Series. This week we will feature a favorite ingredient for many and one that is used in many desserts- chocolate! While chocolate is not a specifically summer ingredient, it is a delicious one! We have chosen some recipes that feature not only chocolate but another more 'summering' ingredient as we start to wrap up this Summer Recipes series.
Summer Recipes- Other Fruits
by Miriam Rossow on July 14th, 2020
Welcome to our fourth post in our Summer Recipes series for desserts. Each blog has featured a different item. The first week we featured ice cream, then berries for the 4th, and last week our recipes featured lemon and lime! This week we will use other fruits of the summer in our desserts. Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.
Summer Recipes- Lemon & Lime
by Miriam Rossow on July 7th, 2020
This is the third post in our Summer Recipes series for desserts. Each blog has featured a different item. The first week we featured ice cream and last week for the 4th we featured berries. This week we will be featuring desserts with lemon and lime! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.
Summer Recipes- Berries
by Miriam Rossow on July 1st, 2020
Over the next four or five weeks we will post a blog a week with different recipes featuring a different dessert item. This week our recipes will all feature berries! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.
"Screen Free" Summer Hours
by Miriam Rossow on June 30th, 2020
The following is a blog about taking some extra time away from screens (phones, computers, televisions, etc.) this summer. Many of us had a lot of extra screen time the last few months due to school, work, meetings, etc. all being online. The blogger suggests some general ways to enjoy some time without screens. Following the blog are some specific ideas gathered by Karla Schettenhelm for the screen-free tips the blogger discusses.
Summer Recipes- Ice Cream
by Miriam Rossow on June 24th, 2020
At Easter we gathered favorite recipes from our staff for you to try during your Easter celebrations. Recently we asked our members and staff what favorite summer dessert they enjoyed. Ice Cream was a sure winner and desserts with strawberries was a favorite. Over the next four or five weeks we will post a blog a week with different recipes featuring a different dessert item. This week our recipes will all feature ice cream! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.
Thank You to our Christian Educators
by Miriam Rossow on June 10th, 2020
We are so thankful to all of those who serve in the education ministries at Christ Our Savior. We gratefully express our appreciation to our teachers, assistants, support staff and their families who served us faithfully this school year!
A Returning Truth
by Miriam Rossow on June 5th, 2020
When Jesus went back to His home in heaven, He promised to get a place ready for us so we can live with Him forever someday. In this lesson we will learn about the new heaven and earth and some things that are and are not there.
A Telling Truth
by Miriam Rossow on May 29th, 2020
Before Jesus went back to heaven, He promised to send His friends a gift. The Bible words for this lesson tell what the gift was. A strong wind was heard when the Holy Spirit came down from heaven. We can feel the wind when it blows, but we cannot see it. In a similar way, we do not see the Holy Spirit, but we can feel it and see it working in our lives.
An Ascending Truth
by Miriam Rossow on May 22nd, 2020
In this lesson we will learn how Jesus went back to His home in heaven and the special promise He gave before He went.
An Enemy Converts
by Miriam Rossow on May 8th, 2020
In this lesson, we will see how God called a man named Saul and gave Him a new life as His child. In the Bible story, we will see how Saul was changed, not in the way he looked (like in the picture) but in his heart. The story comes from Acts 9:1-31
A Deacon Delivers
by Miriam Rossow on May 1st, 2020
This lesson shows us how God used a man, Philp, to help another man, the Ethiopian, understand God’s word. After the Ethiopian learned about God he wanted to be baptized, and Philip baptized him. We see how the Holy Spirit works through the Word and Baptism to give faith. Find the account of this story in Acts 8:26-40
Sharing Love: A Servant Speaks
by Miriam Rossow on April 24th, 2020
In today’s lesson we will learn about Stephen. He was a helper in the early church. The Holy Spirit helped Stephen to boldly speak the truth of God’s Word as he served God.
A Revealing Truth
by Miriam Rossow on April 17th, 2020
The Road to Emmaus account is found in Luke 24:13-35. The word Emmaus means “hot springs.” Emmaus was a small village about 7 miles from Jerusalem. How far is church from your house? How far is the grocery store? Think about something that is about 7 miles from your house? Do you think you could walk there? In today’s lesson two men walked to Emmaus from Jerusalem, and Jesus walked with them.
He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!
by Miriam Rossow on April 11th, 2020
ALLELUIA is a joyful expression meaning Praise the Lord! During Lent we omit the word Alleluia from our worship. Lent is a quiet, reflective season in the church year. Easter is a festive celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection when our Alleluias ring again loud and clear! Alleluia! Happy Easter! This lesson will show us why Easter makes us excited to celebrate! Jesus conquered death and rose from the dead, giving us eternal life in Him!
Good Friday- What is so Good about it?
by Miriam Rossow on April 9th, 2020
Why do we call Good Friday good? This is the day that Jesus dies. This is the darkest day in our church year. An innocent man was put on trial, tortured, and murdered. That does not sound good. Use this lesson to help you dig deeper into the reasons Good Friday is good. Jesus love is so great that He took on Himself the punishment none of us could bear simply out of His great love for His creation, for me, for you!
The Triumphal Entry
by Miriam Rossow on April 3rd, 2020
This Sunday is Palm Sunday which marks the first day of Holy Week. We remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and the people there waving palm branches and shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Jesus, Our Good Shepherd
by Miriam Rossow on March 27th, 2020
The current state of things in our world certainly can fill us with the fear of danger, specifically now as the virus is invading our lives in many ways, but thankfully we can rely on Jesus to be our Good Shepherd being with us at all times, protecting us.
by Miriam Rossow on March 20th, 2020
God wants us to pray. He wants us to talk to Him. We do not need to go anywhere special; we do not need anything, not even a phone, to do that. Wherever we are we can just start talking to God. We can do that out loud or in our heads – He hears us both ways. He is always listening to us; He wants to hear what we have to say because He loves and cares for us.
These Words Shall be in Your Heart
by Miriam Rossow on February 12th, 2020
This month in Sunday school we are having a fun competition, the February Football Frenzy! Part of this competition is encouraging the students to do their memory work. Memorizing God’s Word is important for many reasons. The reasons for memorizing Scripture do not change whether you are 3 years old, 33 years old, or 93 years old!
We Want Children in Worship: Children Share
by Miriam Rossow on February 5th, 2020
But when children are in worship, lots of sharing is taking place—and that’s a very caring thing. This can be understood very easily from many perspectives.
A Journey in Children's Ministry
by Miriam Rossow on December 27th, 2019
A decade (actually 12 years) later, I am still learning and stretching. God calls us to do those things no matter where we are in life. I am thankful this is where God led me.
Children Share their Faith
by Miriam Rossow on December 17th, 2019
This Wednesday, December 18 our children in the Sunday School and the Early Childhood Center will be leading us in worship. .... The children are excited to share the important story of Jesus as they take us on a journey to Bethlehem and the manger to meet the baby boy, Jesus.
Gather Together as Family
by Miriam Rossow on November 18th, 2019
As a church we want to support you by giving you knowledge about these traditions and helping you know how you can use them in your homes to teach and raise up your family to know and follow Jesus. We want to give you a space to relax and fellowship and create something together.
We definitely want your kids with us in worship: Children Grow
by Miriam Rossow on November 4th, 2019
By Rev. Joel S. Eden, Associate PastorWe definitely want your kids with us in worship, because children grow in worship!Growth implies change, but growth does not always imply good change. A child can grow in maturity, skills, knowledge, wisdom, etc. but a child can also grow to be a real—umm—not-nice-person. (So can adults, by the way.) Growth can be good or bad.Once a strawberry seed begins to g...
Children In Worship: We definitely want your kids with us in worship!
by Miriam Rossow on October 4th, 2019
Parents are the primary influencers of the faith of their children. We definitely want to support you in that role and particularly as you influence them in their worship habits and practices.
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COS Annual Food Drive
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Flu Shot Clinic
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Return to Sunday In-Person Bible Study
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