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This is your invitation to reflect on what God has done in your life and share it with the congregation by writing a brief item for Magnify!, OSL’S 2017 Advent Devotional. When we tell the stories of what God has done for us, we magnify God in our world. Perhaps you treasure a memory of a moment you knew God was close because of a miracle, a coincidence, a beautiful moment, or a feeling you couldn’t explain. The deadline is Nov. 12; send contributions (400 words or fewer) to Bill Reynolds,, preferably as a Word document attached to an email message. Authors of all ages are encouraged to contribute!
Join other OSL couples for The Art of Marriage: A Biblically Centered Study of God’s Design for Marriage, a six- to seven-week small-group series, continuing this Sunday between worship services, in the Office Conference Room. A video will be shown with discussion to follow. This series is open to newlyweds through “seasoned” married couples. Contact Laura Wong, 582-4212, with questions.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register for Nursery care (infant through age ten) by contacting Nancy Heesch,, with the names and ages of your children. Also, there’s an opportunity for two Nursery volunteers that evening—contact Nancy!
Shari Budahl will present the topic “Low Vision” at the Stephen Ministry supervision meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room, and Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place (then moving to the Friendship Room).
Join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped—conversation, reflection, prayer, and Christian community—at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St., tonight, Thursday, Nov. 2, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The First Grade Lord’s Prayer Milestone will be celebrated this Sunday, Nov. 5, during the 11:00 a.m. Festive worship service. Students and their parents will have Family Time with Pr. Sami beforehand, at 10:00, in the Friendship Room.
All rotation students (pre-K through grade three) will sing “Jesus Loves Me” at the 11:00 a.m. Festive worship service this Sunday, Nov. 5. Students in grades four through eight who learned the song are encouraged to join in.
During this season of thankfulness, be sure to view the Stick Together Mosaic being built in the Library to reveal one of God’s many blessings. Since this fall reading program began, over 1,500 stickers have been placed on the mosaic, one for each item patrons have checked out since Sept. 10. Can you guess what the image will be?
Surprised by Hope Bible study will conclude this on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6:00 p.m., in the Office Conference Room.

A Little Further Out...

Divorce is a difficult time for any family, especially during the holidays. If you are a family member, loved one, or friend of a couple affected by divorce you know how difficult it can be. Bring your questions and join a conversation that will include supporting both sides of the family, resources for children, and communication skills that will equip you to come alongside those you love, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Office Conference Room. Leah Weins, who holds an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a private counseling practice in Sioux Falls, will facilitate.
Men’s Bible Breakfast meets on the first and third Friday of every month, at 6:30 a.m., in The Gathering Place, for food, Bible study, and fellowship. Next meeting: Nov. 17.
The Advent Fair will be on Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come make some beautiful crafts and enjoy a wonderful meal. All ages are welcome! Children must have a caring adult with them.
It’s almost time again for Midnight Madness, when OSL invites Augustana University students to come over for an evening of study, relaxation, recreation—and pizza!—as they prepare for finals. This semester’s Midnight Madness will be on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, and there are many opportunities for you to help. Contact Loretta Nelson, lnelson@oslchurch.comor 336-2942, ext. 14, to see how you may donate your time, food, or financial gifts for pizzas. Thank you for your support of OSL’s Augie neighbors.
Make your own Advent Wreath on Nov. 12, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to this Cross+Gen event, where families will work together to make one wreath per household. This special event is in place of Sunday School that day, and children younger than grade six must have a caring adult with them.
OSL’s Recent Loss Group will meet on Wednesdays, Nov. 15 through Dec. 13, 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.
Lutheran Men in Mission meets on the third Saturday of each month, at 8:30 a.m., in the Office Conference Room, for an hour of Bible study, breakfast, and fellowship. The next meeting will be on Nov. 18. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or

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