Ministry Opportunities

Join us!

ALL are welcome!

Worship Circles: (see 'Our Gatherings' page for more info)
Hopefully you have heard our Temple Talks or read about Worship Circles in the newsletter, because we are ready to get you signed up! Please sign up for a date that works best for you at the link below OR let the office or Pastor know which date works for you and we can put you on the list. We are excited to worship and commune together IN PERSON while also getting to know one another better, as we shape our identity and mission as a community.

VBS is here!:
Vacation Bible School IS HAPPENING! We have decided to try this year a new format, where we gather for VBS once each month throughout the summer to keep us connected until Sunday School starts again in the fall. We will host VBS after worship on the following Sundays: July 25th and August 22nd. After worship we will provide a snack and drink and get started at 10:15 am. Pick up time will be 11:30, but family is always welcome to stick around! Hopefully if you have Sunday School aged children you received an invitation letter with registration in the mail, but we want to extend the invitation to non-members. If you have friends and/or family you’d like to invite, please share the registration sheet with them. All are welcome! If you’d like to volunteer to help VBS, please contact one of the Education Chairs: Jan Pyatt or Jessica Jensen. Please return forms asap!

Sauerkraut Days:

Sauerkraut Days is BACK this year from August 5-7th and we are excited to help out once again! We will host the Ice Cream Social Thursday evening the 5th, as we've done for years. We will also be in the parade on Saturday the 7th this year, as well! In order to make this happen, we need your help! If you'd like to donate and/or volunteer, please talk with Patty Mote and/or fill out this quick and easy online sign-up:

Backpack Blessing:

Calling all youth, teachers and staff headed back to class this fall, please join us during worship on August 22nd! Bring your backpack, car/dorm/classroom keys to worship for a special blessing as we send you off to another year of adventures in learning and growth! Also, don't forget to stay after worship for our third and last VBS day (10:15-11:30 am). See you there!

End of Summer Bash:

SOF Youth, you're invited to our End of Summer Bash! Before you say goodbye to summer and hello to the classroom, join us for one last get together with friends on Wednesday, August 18th from 7-9 pm. We will have games, snacks, a bonfire/s'mores, a movie and activities (like contributing to a special painting in the classrooms!!) This will happen rain or shine, so we hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars - Summer Events hosted by our Multigenerational Faith Formation Team:

August 18th from 7-9 pm an indoor/outdoor End of Summer Bash for our youth!

Also looking forward to possible participation in the Lisbon Sauerkraut Days August 5th, 6th & 7th!


July 28 - Worship Circle @ 7 PM

Aug 2 - Monday Morning Ministries @ 9:30 am; SOF Social Justice Action Team @ 6:30 pm

Aug 3 - Education Committee @ 5:30 pm

Aug 5 - Ice Cream Social Prep @ 4 pm SELCC then over to Lisbon Park for the Ice Cream Social @ 6:30 pm

Aug 7 - Sauerkraut Days Parade @ 10:30 am (line up at 9:30)

Aug 11 - Worship Circle @ 7 pm

Aug 16 - Monday Morning Ministries @ 9:30 am; SOF Social Justice Action Team @ 6:30 pm

Aug 17 - Worship Committee @ 4:30 pm; Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Aug 18 - ELCA 2022 National Youth Gathering Orientation/Information Meeting @ 6 pm; End of Summer Bash @ 7-9pm

Aug 22 - Last VBS day of the summer 10:15-11:30 am; Last Worship Cirlce @ 6:30pm