Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at oslchurch.com for all the latest!
Christmas at OSL
December 23 - No Saturday evening worship service
December 24 -
2:00 p.m. - “Christmas GIFT” (Generations in Faith Together) family worship service, Celebrate Center
4:00 p.m. - Celebrate and Festive worship services
6:00 p.m. - Festive worship service
10:00 p.m. - Festive worship service
December 25 - Festive worship service, 10:00 a.m.Regular worship service schedule on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31.
The Church Office will be closed on Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and Jan. 1. No events will be held at OSL on those dates.
Our Savior’s will be training another class of Stephen Ministers starting on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Stephen Ministers work alongside pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, chronic or terminal illness, or loneliness. If your gifts include providing such support, prayerfully consider becoming part of this exciting ministry. To learn more, talk with Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942, ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OSL Library’s Winter One Church One Read title will be Wonder by R. J. Palacio. The Library has four copies, with an additional eight available beginning on Jan. 20. The discussion will take place on March 18 in the Office Conference Room.
You are invited to OSL’s Christmas GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) Christmas Eve worship service! GIFT, at 2:00 p.m. in the Celebrate Center, will be a family-focused service featuring interactive worship elements to draw everyone into the Christmas story. Learn more at oslchurch.com.
Will you be alone on Christmas Eve? Come to OSL’s Christmas Eve Dinner, on Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m. (following worship), in the Friendship Room. The menu will be roasted pork loin, cheesy hash browns, diced carrots, warm dinner rolls, and Christmas cookies. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to sign up.
Pr. Justin Kosec is due to begin his ministry at OSL on January 1. He and his family will be moving to South Dakota after Christmas to join us in our mission to connect faith with everyday life. Please keep Justin, Susanne, and Amariah in your prayers during this time of new beginnings and be ready to welcome them as only OSL can.
A four-week miniseries based on the movie All Saints will begin in worship services the weekend of Jan. 20–21 and run through Feb. 10–11. All Saints is based on the true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Take your experience to the next level by participating in a LifeGroup study during this miniseries. Sign up to be part of a LifeGroup at the table in The Gathering Place, beginning Dec. 30–31. For more information, or to serve as a LifeGroup Connector, contact Trish Syverson, email@example.com , or call the Church Office, 336-2942.
All Saints will be shown at OSL on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, at 12:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:15 p.m. All showings will be in OSL’s Holy Word Theatre. The OSL Library will sponsor these showings to help members prepare for the upcoming sermon series and LifeGroups discussions.
Socks for Christmas: OSL is helping the SIGH (Stepping into Good Health) Foot Care Clinic again this year by collecting new socks for the under-served and homeless in the community. Contributions of women’s crew socks and diabetic stockings are especially welcome. Items must be new, any design or color. Place them in the large red Christmas stocking in the donation area near the Library throughout December.
Men of God: OSL’s combined Men’s Bible Breakfast group and Lutheran Men in Mission group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Office 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 next, on Jan. 6. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in becoming a member of the OSL family? New member orientation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., in the Office Conference Room. Contact the Church Office, 336-2942, to register.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult discussion and study group, will begin meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Office Conference Room. Pr. Randy will lead a discussion of the draft social statement on Women and Justice published by the ELCA. All are welcome to participate in the discussion.