Sunday – May 17, 2015 Service – Ascension

Sunday’s sermon features Lay Leader Rick Rabe on Christ’s Ascension


Sunday, May 10th 2015, Service

John 15:9-17.
Jesus reminds his disciples who have become, over time, his friends, that they did not choose him; he chose them and appointed them to go and bear much fruit.


Sunday service May 3rd, 2015

It is the story from John of the grape and vine.  Colleen Harris leads the choir with guest vocalist Dr. Susan Andrade




Annual Lyme Disease Awareness Walk

Kick the Tick logoOn May 30th, Kick the Tick will host their 3rd Annual walk for Lyme Disease Awareness, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 319 Granby Road, South Hadley, 9:00 AM  All money raised will go to TBDA (tick-borned disease alliance:  TBDA supports research, doctor training, as well as helping people find the funds necessary to continue treatment.  I would so love to have your support.  There are many ways you can help.  You can register to walk at .  All registered walkers will receive a t-shirt, lunch, enjoy the music of The Narrow Gate, and have BAX from 102.1 sign your t-shirts.  You will also hear from our guest speaker Katina Makris CCH, CIH, trained in Lyme disease and award winning author of “Out of the Woods” a memoir and Lyme Disease Guide, keynote speaker, renowned host of “Lyme Light Radio,” former newspaper health columnist, and travels the world offering healing skills.  You will also be able to participate in our Memorial service for those who have passed on.  If you would like to donate in a different way, you can sponsor me personally or on the sleeves of our shirts: for $25.00 you can remember a name of your loved one or honor someone.  In our ad book, you can add your name as a supporter for $15.00.  If you would like to make a higher donation, feel free to contact me at and I will give you other options, some of which can get the name of your company on our shirts.  TBDA does have a 501c3.  We will also have a chinese auction for gift baskets lovingly put together by our members.  But most of all, I would love to have you register and be beside me for the walk, and supporting me throughout the day.

God bless, Lois Pare

Hope’s Place was hopping in April

There was a packed house at the April Hope’s Place dinner to hear a presentation by Lois Pare, founder of Kick the Tick Lyme Disease Awareness and Support Group and Founder of the Annual Walk for Lyme Disease Awareness.  Lois was joined by Maria Malaguti, founder of Lyme Disease Resource Center in Northampton and  Rick Burkot from State Representative Petrolati’s office for this important and informative evening.

See the post about the Annual Walk for Lyme Disease Awareness that is coming up on May 30th!


Exciting News from Imagine No Malaria

Global Fund INM

There was some exciting news announced just in time for World Malaria Day (April 25th).  The Huffington Post reported that “The United Methodist Church gave $9.6 million dollars on Wednesday to the Global Fund,…to help the group fight malaria.”

Read more about this exciting news about how churches like ours have been the driving force in this amazing effort.