Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at for all the latest!
Midweek Lenten worship services continue, at noon and 6:40 p.m., in the Sanctuary, under the theme “Can I Get a Witness?”
OSL Caring Friends expands the visitation program to individuals who are homebound or in nursing homes. Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m., in the Office Conference Room, and learn how you can join this important ministry!
Lenten Daily Devotionals are available at no cost at the Information Center. These devotionals coincide with OSL’s Lenten giving, supporting again the work of ELCA World Hunger throughout the world. Pick up your copy today before they’re gone.
OSL’s Recent Loss Group will meet on Wednesdays, March 15 through April 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or, to preregister. OSL Community Supper is available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.
The Addiction Recovery Advocate Team for OSL, A Community Facing Addiction, will meet on Thursday, March 23, at 5:45 p.m., in the Caring Ministries suite. If you wish to talk to someone about your or a loved one’s addiction, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, Michelle Anderson, or Deb Harlan in Caring Ministries, 336-2942. All calls are confidential.
40 Days of Giving: Once again OSL’s Lenten and Easter offerings are designated for ELCA World Hunger, this church’s response to hunger and poverty around the world. Last year OSL sent over $25,000 in support of this important work; let’s rise to the challenge and surpass that total this year. Thank you for your joyful and generous support.
Faith, Sexism, Justice: Prs. Sami and Randy are co-facilitating a conversation on how matters of justice and sexism intersect with faith, using study materials produced by the ELCA. All ELCA congregations have been invited into this conversation by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton as part of the process of preparing a social statement for the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Join the conversation on Tuesdays, starting March 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Office Conference Room.

Easter Sunday Is April 16

Easter plants will beautify worship services on Easter Sunday, April 16. If you wish to honor a special person or occasion, remember a loved one or friend, or show gratitude for God’s many blessings by purchasing a plant ($15), stop at the Information Center in The Gathering Place on Sunday or the Church Office during the week. Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. services on Easter Sunday.

Plant carriers will help with the Easter procession in Festive worship on April 16. To be part of the procession, leave your name at the Information Center in The Gathering Place on Sunday or in the Church Office during the week. This is a great family activity! Seats will be reserved for plant carriers, who should meet 20 minutes prior to the service, in Room 103.

A Little Further Out...

The Blood Mobile will return to OSL on March 26, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Sign up now for a time slot: Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48;, or Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28; Be the difference—donate blood!
Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., in the OSL Library, to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Prachett.
OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will visit Backyard Grill, 3705 S. Western Ave., on Friday, March 31. Meet there at 6:00 p.m. and order off the menu. RSVP to Donna Wilson, 371-1518, or sign up at the Information Center.
Spring cleaning? Why not donate your gently used movie DVDs, music CDs, and children’s and adult books to the OSL Library’s Spring Book Sale? Items are being accepted during Library business hours from March 11 through March 29. Do not leave boxes of books outside the Library. Because of limited storage space, items received after March 29 will be recycled. The Book Sale will be on April 1 and 2.
OSL’s Spring Women’s Gathering, “The Power of Forgiveness,” presented by Ann Marie Rossing, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will be held at OSL on Saturday, April 1. Women of all ages are invited. Admission is $15 per person, which includes continental breakfast and a take-away gift. Register at, or purchase tickets in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings or the Church Office during the week. Questions? Loretta Nelson, or 336-2942, ext. 14.
Sweet Life! Dessert Comedy Theatre is coming to OSL on April 7. You’ll enjoy an evening of family-friendly comedy and music with nationally known comedian Scott Davis, as well as scrumptious desserts. It’s a sweet treat your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family will love! Tickets are available in The Gathering Place on Sunday morning or the Church Office during the week, for you may order online or by phone: 1-800-965-9324.
The OSL Library’s winter One Church One Read discussion will be next Sunday, March 26. Come and discuss When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde, a tale of grace and the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break, at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room.
Here We Walk: A Reformation Journey with Martin Luther will begin on Sunday, April 9. Pick up a map of Luther’s 1,000-mile trek through the Swiss Alps to a meeting in Rome in 1510, then follow in his footsteps by keeping track of your physical activity—walking, swimming, yoga, aerobics…anything that gets you moving counts! If you exercise 30 minutes every day, you will complete the journey in six weeks. Maps will be available in Caring Ministries on April 1.

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