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

Join Pr. Randy for Theology on Tap this evening, Thursday, July 27, at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St., from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Book Club for Adults will meet this evening, Thursday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m., in the OSL Library, to discuss The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.
A three-week Women’s Bible Study will conclude this evening, Thursday, 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 Office Conference Room.
Sunday mornings at OSL this summer:

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
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...

Only three weeks remain in the OSL Library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program. Kids (through high school) may build their domino city by checking out books, through Aug. 13. Your checkout receipt will make you eligible for a $5 weekly prize drawing. At the program’s completion, the two youths who have read the most books and accrued the most domino city dots will receive a grand prize!
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
Beyond Addiction Book Study Group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Caring Ministries area, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., to discuss chapter 7, “Start Where They Are.” Beyond Addiction rejects the drama of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help their loved ones move beyond addiction.
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.
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!
Worship services this September will feature a three-week mini-series focusing on key themes from the movie The Shack. Prepare for the series by attending one of these showings of the movie, in the HolyWord Theatre (popcorn will be provided): Wednesday, Aug. 16, following Summer Blast worship (approximately 7:10 p.m.); Saturday, Sept. 9, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. (pizza and salad lunch will be served for those who RSVP to the OSL Library by noon on Thursday, Sept. 7); Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Join Pr. Sami in blessing area children at the Samaritan's Feet: Back to School event on Aug. 19, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1700 E. 6th St. 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.

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