Roll up Your Sleeve!
The Sioux Falls Community Blood Bank Blood Mobile will be back at OSL on Sunday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At some point on that date OSL will hit its 1000th donation milestone, and you can help make that happen and help save lives to boot! Watch for sign-up details soon.

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

Footcare Clinic
Cost is $25 per person. Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 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

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, April 11 and 25, 9:30 a.m., Sonshine Room.
2nd Saturday Knitters, April 14, 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., 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

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.

It’s Big Squeeze Month!
One in three adults has high blood pressure, and many more may have high blood pressure and not even know it! The Big Squeeze is a community-wide project designed to encourage people to have their blood pressure checked in order to head off dangerous and costly medical complications.

Caring Ministries has a Blood Pressure Monitoring Station set up for anyone to use. Come in, relax, and check your blood pressure—no appointment needed. Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, can provide assistance if necessary. Come take the Big Squeeze and be informed!

Wellness Wednesdays
Something new from Caring Ministries, Wellness Wednesdays will begin on April 11 and run through May 2, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Caring Ministries. The series, which is sponsored by Thrivent, will use Church Health “Model Moments” study guides to encourage one an¬other in our individual wellness efforts. Register with Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Start the Conversation

The second part of the two-part discussion of various topics related to family processes and aging, “Start the Conversation: Advanced Care Planning, or Making Medical Decisions,” will take place on Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Staff from Avera and Sanford will present an informal panel discussion on how to prepare advanced directives (for anyone 18 years of age and older).

For more information, contact Michelle Anderson, ( or 336-2942, ext. 28).

Friendship Club
Small Towns in South Dakota will be the Friendship Club topic, on April 17 at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Bob Swanhorst will be the presenter. Lunch will follow, in The Gathering Place. Bring a friend and enjoy a morning of fellowship and interesting discussion! For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or

Men’s Bible Breakfast
OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast and Lutheran Men in Mission group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study when it meets on April 7 and April 21. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext. 19.

Hope for Living with Illness or Cancer

People living with long-term or chronic illness or disabilities come together at OSL on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room to share news, sorrows, and triumphs in a lively, often very spiritual ongoing conversation.

The group is open to anyone dealing with long-term health issues, as well as their spouses or other supporters or caregivers. No registration is required. Come participate in this fun and caring group! Questions? Contact Michelle
Anderson, or 336-2942, ext. 28.

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