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!
A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 12:15 in The Gathering Place, for the purpose of voting on a recommendation from the Congregation Council to extend a call to Pr. Justin Kosec to serve as OSL’s Pastor of Outreach and Communication. A light lunch will be served.
Join Pr. Randy for another round of adult confirmation. The class meets on Wednesdays, through Oct. 18, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room. The text for this session is By Heart, a richly illustrated, in-depth exploration of the Small Catechism. The class will be a perfect way to prepare for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A donation of $15 will help offset the cost of the book. All are welcome.
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 meetings: Oct. 6 and Oct. 20.
The Kindergarten Caring Conversations Milestone is this Sunday, Oct. 8. Your child will sing at the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service; afterward, at 10:00, parents will go with your child to Family Time with Pr. Sami in the Friendship Room. You’ll be making a caring conversations cube to merge kids’ school and faith milestones together in a way that promotes meaningful conversation in your home.
MSYG (Middle School Youth Group) will head to the Heartland Country Corn Maze in Harrisburg this Sunday, Oct. 8. Gather at OSL at noon (after 11:00 a.m. worship) for lunch, then carpool to the Corn Maze together. The group will return around 2:30 p.m. Cost will be $10, which will cover lunch and the maze. Friends are welcome! Sign up on the SignUpGenius link at oslchurch.com/youth.
Children, youth, and adults are invited to participate in Stick Together, the OSL Library’s intergenerational fall reading program. Each day you check out items, you will receive a treat and a colored sticker that will be added to the “Stick Together with God, Family, and Friends” mosaic, which will reveal one of God’s blessings in our lives.
Addiction Awareness Ministry Sunday is this weekend. Matt Walz, from Keystone Treatment Center and the Jason Foundation (preventing teen suicide), and Dave Jansa, a recovery coach with Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls, will discuss “Underage Drinking and Prevention,” in the Celebrate Center, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in the Celebrate Center. All are welcome! Invite your family and friends.
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, starting this Sunday, Oct. 8, between worship services (9:45 to 10:30 a.m.), in Fellowship Hall. 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 or to sign up.
Join Pr. Sami for a six-week Bible study based on the book Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., Oct. 3 through Nov. 7, in the Office Conference Room. Through video, discussion, and personal application, we will explore the scriptures to gain an exciting new vision for our lives on earth in light of our future in heaven. You are invited to purchase the book, but it is not necessary in order to appreciate the course. Sign up at the Information Center.
Gather with OSL members and others from across the South Dakota Synod to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in worship on Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sioux Falls Arena. More information and a link to register for free tickets (available now through Oct. 9) may be found at sdsynod.org/reformation500.
All singers (grade nine and older) are welcome to join the adult choir for the Reformation 500 worship service on Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sioux Falls Arena. Dr. Paul Nesheim from Augustana University will conduct, and an anthem written for this event will have its premiere. There will be one mass rehearsal at the Arena, at 4:00 on Nov. 1; OSL singers have begun rehearsing on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30, in the Choir Room.
Immigration: Myths and Realities will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Jennifer Lunder, Ayuda coordinator, and Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, local author and researcher, will conduct the forum, which will offer participants an opportunity to study research-based truths about immigration, recognize myths and misperceptions about our immigrant neighbors, and better understand how members of faith communities are called to respond to immigration-related issues.
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. Join them at the next meeting, on Oct. 21.
The OSL Library will be accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs through October 18 for its annual Fall Book Sale. Bring items into the Library during business hours (don’t leave them outside the Library). The sale will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Friendship Room.
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, email@example.com, with the names and ages of your children. Also, there’s an opportunity for two Nursery volunteers that evening—contact Nancy!
CPR/AED and first-aid training for ushers, deacons, Sunday and Wednesday School Teachers, and all interested OSL Members and staff will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, in The Gathering Place West. Come at 5:30 p.m. for pizza; training with Jeremy Robertson of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will start at 6:30. Pre-register with the Church Office, 336-2942, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is invited to the OSL Sioux Falls Rocks intergenerational event on Oct. 22, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Come paint rocks with pictures, Bible verses, etc., to join in the #SiouxFallsRocks fun, which involves hiding rocks in the community for others to find and bless someone’s day. Rocks been found in parks, cancer centers, and even OSL’s Healing Garden. This special event is in lieu of Sunday School that morning. All children under younger than grade six must be with a caring adult.