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!
The Blood Mobile will return to OSL this Sunday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At some point on that date OSL will reach its 1,000th donation milestone, and you can help make that happen and help save lives to boot! Walk-ins are welcome!
Stephen Ministry Local Area Network (LAN) will be held at OSL on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. The presenter, the Rev. Dr. Chris Croghan, assistant professor at Sioux Falls Seminary and director of the Luther House of Study, will speak on “Forgiveness.” All are welcome.
The OSL Library’s Spring Book Sale will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., and Sunday, April 15, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Donations of gently used books, music CDs, and DVD movies will be accepted through Thursday, April 11. Please do not leave boxes of items outside the Library, but bring them inside during business hours.
Come join OSL women and guests for the Spring Women’s Retreat, April 14, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place! There will be a light brunch, devotions, music, door prizes, and a wonderful speaker, the charismatic and entertaining Trish Syverson, whose topic will be “A Laugh a Day Keeps…” Register now for a fun and inspirational morning! Visit oslchurch.com and follow the links to register online, or contact the Church Office, 336-2942.
The Envelope Fundraiser supports OSL students going to Week of Hope in Minneapolis and the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer. Stop by the south windows, near the Celebrate Center, grab a numbered envelope, put cash or a check (made to OSL) with the corresponding number of dollars as the envelope’s number, and place it in the Offering or turn it into the office by April 22. Thank you for supporting OSL youth!
March Madness is over—so it’s time to focus on 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 year’s Midnight Madness will be on Sunday, May 13, from 6:00 to midnight, and there are many opportunities for you to help. Stop by the table in The Gathering Place on Sundays, starting on April 8, to donate your time, food, or financial support for pizzas, or contact Loretta Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 14. Thank you for your support of Our Savior’s Augie neighbors.
Faithful Living + Joyful Giving: Generosity is one of OSL’s core values, but do you experience joy in your giving? Do you ever wish you could? Would you like to experience even greater joy in giving? The good news is that you can, by following six proven steps that will take you deeper in your faith. Join Pr. Randy for a six-week Bible study on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:00, beginning on April 11, in the Conference Room. All are welcome.
Wellness Wednesdays will begin on April 11 and run through May 2, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Caring Ministries. The series will use Church Health “Model Moments” study guides to encourage one another in our individual wellness efforts. Suggested donation is $5; the series is supported by a Thrivent grant. Register with Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 28, or email@example.com.
The Congregational Life Board will host a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on April 15, between worship services. No special invitations will be sent; if you volunteer in any way at OSL, you are invited! Volunteers will receive a pin and free breakfast.
Feel like you belong here? You’ll make a difference, meet new friends in faith, and deepen your walk with God when you join OSL. Contact Nicole, 336-2942, ext. 33, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve your spot at New Member Orientation on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
The Caring Friends Program expands OSL’s visitation program to members who are homebound or are in nursing homes or care facilities. Learn more at a Sharing and Fellowship meeting on Thursday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m., in the Conference Room.
Start the Conversation Part 2, “Communicating Your Wishes with Advanced Care Planning,” will be on Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Avera and Sanford staff will join Michelle Anderson, RN, FCN, in a panel discussion on how to prepare advanced directives. Questions? Contact Michelle, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 28.
Sign up for VBS—Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus! VBS will meet from June 11 through 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon, for children age three through fifth grade. Details and registration are at oslchurch.com.
Lutherans Outdoors Day Camp will be at OSL June 9 through 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Details and registration are at oslchurch.com.
Operation Outreach is OSL’s way of empowering the work of over 25 ministry partners this year through festival offerings (Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas). In 2018, OSL hopes to raise more than $55,000 through these special offerings in order to continue to support the life-giving ministries of OSL’s partners in a meaningful and substantial way. This season’s Lenten offerings resulted in $23,550.63 toward the goal! Thank you for your generous support of Operation Outreach.
Connect faith to everyday life by being one of 25 OSL volunteers who will help to serve breakfast at the Banquet on Thursday, April 19. Sign up at the Information Center, or call Jon Voight, 334-8410 or 323-9591.
May Bags will be delivered on May 6. Volunteers will deliver more than 150 bags, which means opportunities for many OSL members—at least 75—to help with deliveries. Pr. Justin will pray with volunteers after worship services that day as they pick up their bags in The Gathering Place and begin their deliveries. Sign up at the Information Center.