Friendship Club
Dr. Joel Ziebarth will present an exciting and informative program about the world cruise he and his wife, Sharon, recently completed, at this month’s Friendship Club, on Tuesday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. A wonderful Thanksgiving Lunch will follow in The Gathering Place, at 11:30.

For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or tlemme@oslchurch.com.

Lutheran Men in Mission
Lutheran Men in Mission meets on the third Saturday of each month, at 8:30 a.m., in the Office Conference Room, for an hour of Bible study, breakfast, and fellowship. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942, ext. 19, or tlemme@oslchurch.com.

Health Ministries
Our Savior’s has a number of ongoing health ministries that meet on a weekly or monthly basis. Feel free to join any of the following sessions. For more information, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Footcare Clinic
Cost is $25 per person. Thursday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to schedule your appointment.

Hope for Living with
Illness or Cancer

Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room. People and their families who have or are experiencing the challenge of cancer are welcome. If you cannot attend, but would like to be on our prayer and devotional mailing list, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Knitting/Crocheting Ministry
Learn how to knit or crochet prayer shawls (to be given to people to remind them of God’s presence and love in their lives) and mittens and scarves (for missions).
Wednesday, November 8 and 22, 9:30 a.m., Sonshine Room.
2nd Saturday Knitters, November 11, 9:30 a.m., Sonshine Room.

Good Grief
Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 103. Offers support to anyone dealing with loss and crisis in their lives.

Memory Care Support Group
Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Office Conference Room. For caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the group is a place for caregivers to share and to receive understanding and empathy. Contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Pickleball
OSL-sponsored Pickleball: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Addiction Awareness Ministry Sunday Follow-Up
Last month’s Addiction Awareness Ministry Sunday was well-received and well-attended. Here are some take-away facts from “Underage Drinking and Prevention,” the presentation by Matt Walz and Dave Jansa:

  • Alcohol causes seven types of cancer.
  • Alcohol is often marketed as if it were a sports drink or soda.
  • According to Prairie View Prevention, 25% of all alcohol in South Dakota is consumed by underage drinkers—90% of that during binge drinking.
  • Kids deserve a childhood free from alcohol marketing.
  • As a community, we should treat alcohol like tobacco.
  • Ingredients, calories, and nutrition information are required on all consumable products—except alcohol. Check your alcohol containers: 99% do not have this information. Could they be hiding something from consumers?
  • The idea is not to appear anti-alcohol or anti-drinking, but rather to present pro-consumer, pro-health, and pro-kid information.

For more information about Addiction Awareness Ministry at OSL, contact Deb Harlan, Caring Ministries Director (336-2942, ext. 48, or dharlan@oslchurch.com); or Michelle Anderson, Faith Family Nurse (336-2942, ext. 28, or mianderson@oslchurch.com).

OSL Woodshop Ministry
The OSL woodshop team meets every Wednesday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00, and again on Saturday mornings, from 8:00 to noon, to work on various projects for Our Savior’s and its members. The team’s main project is to build Faith Chests to give to newly baptized children, but there is always a variety of other woodworking projects for OSL, too.

You don’t have to be a skilled carpenter or woodworker to be part of the woodshop team—and you don’t need to be a man, either: Woodshop Ministry is for women as well as men! All you need is a willingness to learn and a willing heart to serve. And yes, the team always takes time for coffee, fellowship, and fun!

For more information on how you can be part of OSL’s Woodshop Ministry team, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942, ext. 19, or tlemme@oslchurch.com, or just show up at one of the scheduled work times and visit with crew members in the shop, which is located in the southwest corner of the lower level.

Some Extra Help
Caring Ministries staff and volunteers frequently encounter folks from the OSL congregation who need a little extra help. They often come to us with their needs, and we do our best to connect them with others who can help them. The tasks may be as simple as changing a light bulb, getting a few groceries, or putting a load of laundry in the washer or dryer—easy for most of us, but for some of our members these tasks become overwhelmingly difficult.

Sometimes the help is temporary, for a few weeks, until a family member can resume helping. Sometimes it’s long-term. (When there’s a need for a more permanent, paid caregiver, OSL makes referrals to local agencies who provide these professional caregivers.)

Caring Ministries staff would love to be able to connect willing OSL members with those who could use a helping hand. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities to love and serve—or if you yourself are in need of a helping hand—contact Pr. Tim Lemme (336-2942, ext. 19, or tlemme@oslchurch.com); Deb Harlan, Caring Ministries Director (336-2942, ext. 48, or dharlan@oslchurch.com); or Michelle Anderson, Faith Family Nurse (336-2942, ext. 28, or mianderson@oslchurch.com).

Men’s Bible Breakfast
OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast meets on the first and third Friday of every month, at 6:30 a.m., in The Gathering Place, for food, Bible study, and fellowship. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942, ext. 19, or tlemme@oslchurch.com.

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