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

The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. No events or activities will take place at Our Savior’s that day.
The weekly broadcast of the Festive worship service, ordinarily seen on KSCB (cable channel 30) at 1:00 p.m., will not be shown during the month of June, due to a shortage of volunteers. Look for the broadcast to resume next month.
The One Church One Read fall selection, A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Bachman, 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 has an opening for a part-time Nursery Supervisor. This paid position is ideal for someone who loves children, is committed to the Nursery as a ministry of hospitality of this congregation, and has at least three years of experience working with children through age four. A complete position description may be found at or in the Church Office. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Pr. Sami Johnson at Our Savior’s, or 336-2942, ext. 12.
Report from Germany: Join Prs. Randy and Shelly Gehring on Wednesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, to hear about their recent trip to Germany and the “Land of Luther.”
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, July 2, at 8:45 a.m., weather permitting. If weather doesn’t permit, an attempt will be made on the following Sunday.
Serve Sioux Falls: All OSL members and friends are encouraged to sign up to be part of a 60-day citywide service campaign this summer to help transform our city with God’s Spirit of love and mercy. Visit for more information and to sign up. When you sign up, notify the Church Office and your service project will be shared on this list:
Service Project Project Leader Number of Service Ministers
VOA, Dakotas: Records Storage Relocation – Part 2 Pr. Randy Gehring 6–8
Laundry of Love Deb Merxbauer 15
Faith Temple Food Giveaway Melissa Nesdahl Up to 60

A Little Further Out...

A meeting of the OSL congregation will be held on Sunday, July 23, from 8:50 to 10:25 a.m., in The Gathering Place. The agenda will include a midyear update. Because of the meeting, that morning’s Festive worship service will start at 10:30. Stop by The Gathering Place on July 9 and 16, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., to pick up information about Hezekiah House, which also will be discussed at the congregational meeting. Council members will be on hand on the ninth and the 16th to answer questions and provide more information to help you prepare for the congregational meeting.
Sign up for Lutherans Outdoors Day Camp! July 10 through 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., NeSoDak staff will bring the outdoor camp experience indoors for students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Sign up at for “For You.” The cost is $50 per camper. Friends are welcome!
Have you registered your upcoming sixth grader for Confirmation Camp at Joy Ranch? There’s still time! Camp will be from July 23 through 26. The link to register is at Contact Elise ( or 507-438-9170) if you have any questions.
Kathy Nelson will be facilitating a three-week Women’s Bible Study on July 13, 20, and 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Office Conference Room. The focus will be the summer study “All Anew,” by Kelly Fryer, found in Gather magazine. The study may be downloaded, free, from, or you may check out Gather from the OSL Library. Contact the Church Office, 336-2942, to register.
The next OSL Summer Blast will be on Wednesday, July 12, bringing food, fun and games, and outdoor worship to OSL members, neighbors, and friends! Food will be served starting at 5:00 p.m., with fun and games at 5:30. A simple worship service will follow, at 6:30. NeSoDak day camp staff will lead singing. It’ll be a hot time!
Summer Recent Loss Group will meet on Tuesday evenings, June 27 through July 25 (except July 4) 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
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! By participating, you will be invited to participate in the OSL Library Committee’s service project, included in Serve Sioux Falls (organized by LifeLight, Empower Sioux Falls, and Volunteers of America–Dakotas), to put the reading program theme to work and live out OSL’s mission, Connecting Faith with Everyday Life.
The Women’s Fall Retreat is coming up, on Sept. 22 and 23, at Joy Ranch, near Watertown. The weekend will focus on “The Art of Mindfulness,” with Pr. Cindy Hoy as facilitator. Cindy is the director of Pastoral and Spiritual Care at Sanford. Music will be provided by Toni LeVasseur. Look for early registration information by July 1.

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