Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at oslchurch.com for all the latest!
Because of Thanksgiving, this edition of Coming Up at Our Savior’s is coming to you a day early. Use the button at the bottom of this page to receive Coming Up at Our Savior’s via email every week.
Thanksgiving Eve worship will be tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary. No programs or activities will be held this evening. The Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and no activities will take place at OSL.
The Angel Tree is up now, near the south entrance. Select a name off the tree by Dec. 3 and bless an area child from Lutheran Social Services, Children’s Home Society, Bowden Youth Center, or Volunteers of America who otherwise may not receive a gift this Christmas. Drop your gift off in the Church Office by Dec. 10. Thank you for making someone’s Christmas joyous!
Join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped—conversation, reflection, prayer, and Christian community—at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St., on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
OSL’s Recent Loss Group will meet on Wednesdays through Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to preregis-ter. OSL Community Supper is available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.
This Sunday, Nov. 26, is the last day to purchase tickets for the annual WELCA Christmas Luncheon, “Sing for Joy!” The luncheon, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place, will be a multigenerational event (preschoolers on up) featuring music by Anjelic, an old-fashioned potluck provided by WELCA Circles, and a Christmas carol singalong. Tickets ($6) are on sale at the Information Center.
The Board for Church in Society will host the Good Gifts Market this weekend, on the west side of The Gathering Place. This is an opportunity to make a difference fighting hunger and poverty in God’s world. Choose from more than 50 charitable gifts to give in honor of loved ones, from goats to water wells, school uniforms to food for refugees. You will receive a greeting card to give those on your Christmas list noting this meaningful alternative gift.
Christmas fudge for the St. Dysmas prison congregation is an OSL tradition you can participate in. Pick up a pre-packaged kit by the Information Center and make a pan of fudge, which will be included in Christmas bags for inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Fudge may be dropped off at OSL on Dec. 10, or you may take it directly to East Side Lutheran Church from Dec. 11 through 15. Questions? Call Donna Wilson, 371-1518.
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.
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, nearly 2,000 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?
Friendship Club will be going to Nora, S.D., on Dec. 12. The group will meet at OSL for lunch at noon, then board the bus at 12:45 for a 1:00 departure. The group will be back at OSL by 4:00. Register by Dec. 8 at the Information Center on Sundays or in the Church Office during the week. The bus ride will cost $12. All are welcome!
Men of God: OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast group will be joining in fellowship and Bible study with the Lutheran Men in Mission group, starting in December. The combined group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Office Conference Room, beginning on Dec. 2. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or email@example.com.
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. Stop at the table in The Gathering Place or contact Loretta Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Socks for Christmas: OSL is helping the SIGH (Stepping into Good Health) Foot Care Clinic again this year by collecting new socks for the under-served and homeless in the community. Contributions of women’s crew socks and diabetic stockings are especially welcome. Items must be new, any design or color. Place them in the large red Christmas stocking in the donation area near the Library throughout December.