Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at for all the latest!

A meeting of the OSL congregation will be held this Sunday, July 23, from 9:50 to 10:25 a.m., in The Gathering Place. The agenda will include a midyear financial update, as well as a discussion of the Hezekiah House project. If you didn’t pick up a Hezekia House information sheet these past two weeks, you’ll find a copy at
Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m., in the OSL Library, to discuss The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.
Join Pr. Randy for Theology on Tap on Thursday, July 27, at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St., from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
A three-week Women’s Bible Study will conclude on July 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Office Conference Room, facilitated by Kathy Nelson. The focus is on the Gather magazine study “All Anew” by Kelly Fryer, available via
The One Church One Read fall selection, A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman, is available for check-out in the OSL Library. Join in the book discussion on Sept. 24, at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room.
OSL's summer worship schedule is underway! Here’s what Sunday mornings look like:

8:45, Celebrate
10:00, Festive
10:30, Celebrate

Saturday evening Festive worship will remain at 5:00.

The next monthly outdoor worship service will be on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 8:45 a.m., weather permitting. If weather doesn’t permit, an attempt will be made on the following Sunday.
Service Project Project Leader Number of Service Ministers
VOA, Dakotas: Records Storage Relocation – Part 2 Pr. Randy Gehring 6–8
Samaritan’s Feet Pr. Sami Johnson
Faith Temple Food Giveaway Melissa Nesdahl Up to 60
Laundry of Love (Completed 7/15) Deb Merxbauer 15
Due to a retirement, OSL is seeking a part-time contemporary worship leader to plan and lead Celebrate worship. Requirements for the position include a commitment to Jesus Christ and the church, excellent vocal and instrumental musicianship, and effective leadership and communication skills. For more details, download a position description from To apply, send a letter of application to Gene LeVasseur, Director of Worship,

A Little Further Out...

Connect faith to everyday life by being one of 25 OSL volunteers who will help to serve breakfast at the Banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Sign up at the Information Center, or call Jon Voight, 334-8410 or 323-9591.
Are you the mother or father of a two-year-old? Then you’re invited you to the Welcome to Church Milestone, on Aug. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After a light lunch, the group will move through the building, taking pictures of your child at meaningful places, which will be made into a forever book for you to read to your child in the years to come. To register, contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation, 336-2942, ext. 17, or
The OSL Library is sponsoring its “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program. Kids (through high school) are invited to help “build a better world” domino city in the Library. Kids, for each book you read, you will get a dot on a domino used for the city scene, and your checkout receipt will make you eligible for a $5 weekly prize drawing. The reading program will run for 10 weeks; you will receive a treat and prize with every check-out. At the program’s completion, the two youth who have read the most books and accrued the most domino city dots will receive a grand prize!
The Women’s Fall Retreat is coming up, on Sept. 22 and 23, at Joy Ranch, near Watertown. The weekend will focus on “Mindfulness and Your Faith,” with Pr. Cindy Hoy as facilitator. Cindy is the director of Pastoral and Spiritual Care at Sanford. Music will be provided by Toni LeVasseur. Register online at—save $10 when you register before Aug. 10!
Join Pr. Sami in the Samaritan’s Feet: Back to School Serve Sioux Falls event at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1700 E. 6th St., on Aug. 19, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. OSL volunteers will be part of greeting, washing feet, and giving new shoes to over 700 area students who otherwise would not have them. This is a family-friendly project. Sign up via, or contact Pr. Sami, Also, you may donate new tennis shoes by Aug. 14 (toddler 10–13, children’s 1–4, or adults 5–8) in the bin outside the Caring Ministries suite on Sundays, or in the Church Office during the week.
Summer Recent Loss Group will meet on Tuesday July 25, from 6:30 to 7:30, in the Chapel. Michelle Anderson, RN, FCN, will facilitate the series, which will allow for time to share and support one another on our grief journeys. No registration is required. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Michelle: 336-2942, ext. 28, or

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