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!
Does God still love us when we’re angry at Him? Is it possible to heal from unbearable loss? The powerful story of the movie The Shack will connect with you--whether you are searching for faith or lost it somewhere along the way. This is the second weekend of Our Savior’s three-week sermon series, at all worship services, that will draw upon scripture and video clips from The Shack to help you trust God more completely, connect with God in a deeper way, and experience life-changing love and forgiveness even in the midst of pain.
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, starting on Sept. 13. The text for this session will be 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.
Join the OSL family—become a member of Our Savior’s! Come to a New Member Orientation on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Come have your questions answered, receive information you need about OSL, and enjoy a continental breakfast. Register at the Information Center or by calling the Church Office, 336-2942. Questions? Contact Loretta Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nicole Mindt, email@example.com.
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.
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, Sept. 28, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
OSL’S Organ Recital Series will conclude this Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., followed by a light lunch. The organist will be Jeffrey Thormodsgard, an Augustana University student.
This is the final collection Sunday for Project Warm-Up, which provides fleece tie blankets to homeless area students and families that have endured tragedy, new recipients of Habitat for Humanity homes, and children in the children’s hospital. If you have fleece to donate, place it in the tubs outside Caring Ministries. For financial contributions, designate “blanket project” in the memo line of your check. Remember to come on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for a blanket-tying party in The Gathering Place. All are welcome to part of the fun!
The One Church One Read book discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman will this Sunday, Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m., in the Office Conference Room, followed by a showing of the movie A Man Called Ove at 12:30 in the HolyWord Theatre.
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.
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.
MSYG (Middle School Youth Group) will head to the Heartland Country Corn Maze in Harrisburg on 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.
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.
The WELCA Fall Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place. Jo Hausman will present “Go for It! A Women’s Guide to Perseverance.” Jo is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, mother, international live radio host, and Virtual Assistant coach. She has appeared in multiple venues, including both ABC and CBS networks. Tickets are $9 each and may be purchased at the Information Center on Sunday or in the Church Office during the week. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Sept. 25.
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 will be 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.
Families of kindergarten students are welcome to OSL’s first ever Kindergarten Caring Conversations Milestone, on Oct. 8. The milestone will be celebrated, and your child will sing at the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate service. Afterward, at 10:00, you will have Family Time with Pr. Sami in the Friendship Room. (This will be their Sunday School for the day.)
OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will visit Khorasan Kabob House, 301 S. Garfield Ave., on Friday, Sept. 29, at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to Donna Wilson, 371-1518, or sign up at the Information Center.
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 on Sunday, Oct. 8, between worship services (9:45 to 10:30 a.m.), in a place to be determined. 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.
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.