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!
OSL’s Organ Recital Series concludes next Wednesday, Aug. 15, with Zachary Brockhoff, First Lutheran, Sioux Falls. The recital will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., followed by a light lunch ($7 per person).
OSL Youth and Family Night at Wild Water West will be on Aug. 15, from 4:00 to 8:00. There will be a live DJ, prize giveaways, and fun in the sun at a special price: Over 48 inches tall, $7.50 plus tax; under 48 inches and seniors (60 and older), $4 plus tax; and age two and younger, free. Children in grade five and younger must have a parent or caring adult present. If you plan to drop off your 6th- through 12th-grader and want them to check in/out with John, contact him in advance: email@example.com. See you there!
Growing the Church God’s Way: A Study of Ephesians,” led by Pr. Randy, continues on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Light snacks and beverages will be served. A $10 donation will help cover the cost of Bible study materials. Come and join the conversation!
This summer’s OSL Day at the Parks is scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 12! Come for worship at the McKennan Park Bandshell at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting, then plan to spend the afternoon at the Birdcage as the Sioux Falls Canaries host the Fargo Moorhead Redhawks. Pr. Randy will throw out the first pitch! Game time is 1:05 p.m. Tickets are available for $8 per person at the Information Center or in the Church Office.
OSL’s Faith in Motion team is underway in the Walking Challenge with First Lutheran, East Side Lutheran, and Gloria Dei Lutheran. The mission is to walk together in faith and become more aware of wellness and taking care of body, mind, and spirit! Keep track of your steps during August (forms are at the Information Center or in the Church Office) and turn them into Deb Harlan by Sept. 10 to help OSL win bragging rights in the challenge. Questions? Contact Deb, 336-2942, ext. 48, or dharlan @oslchurch.com.
Kick-Off Weekend—when OSL fall programming, well, kicks off—is fast approaching! Sept. 9 is when the regular worship schedule will resume, Frolic and Sunday School will start, and Sunday breakfasts will return. Wednesday School, Confirmation, and Wednesday suppers will resume on Sept. 12. More Kick-Off Weekend details will follow soon—but be sure to get it on your calendar now!
Welcome to Church, a Milestone for two-year-olds, will be held on Aug. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Your family will enjoy a kid-friendly lunch in The Gathering Place, then explore the building together, having pictures of your child taken at key locations that will then be made into individualized books for you to keep and read together often. Contact Melissa Nesdahl, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register.
OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will celebrate the end of summer at Backyard BBQ, 3705 S. Western Ave., on Friday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Come and enjoy great food and great fellowship! Sign up at the Information Center or call Norma Steinocker, 261-6099, or Donna Wilson, 359-7718.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register for Nursery care (ages one through eight) by contacting Nancy Heesch, email@example.com, with the names and ages of your children.
Matthew Tylutki a recent graduate of St. Olaf College, will begin as OSL’s new Principal Organist on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Kick-Off Weekend, Sept. 11 and 12, will be Matthew’s kick-off weekend at the OSL keyboards! See the September Intercom for more info about Matthew.
The OSL Library’s Summer One Church One Read title will be Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Be sure to check out a copy in the Library, then join the discussion on Sept. 23 in the Conference Room.
Want to have a lot of fun, compete against other teams, and serve the Sioux Falls community? Then this is the event for you! The whole congregation is invited to join in a Service Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2:00 p.m. Teams will be sent into the city to perform random acts of kindness. Form your teams and sign up for an amazing afternoon of service and fun. Teams must include an adult driver, and all members must all fit safely inside their vehicle. You may also join as an “unattached” person, and be matched to a team on the day of the event. Sign up with John, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via this link.
This summer’s Noisy Offering will be given to two agencies that are making an impact in the lives of children in our community: the Hope Coalition and Project SOS–Supply Our Students. The Hope Coalition is determined to make preschool accessible for all children, and Supply Our Students is working to provide every student with the necessary school supplies. Thank you for your generous support, and thank you to OSL kids, who play an important role in making the Noisy Offering happen each week.
Looking for a service opportunity? Join Pr. Tim in helping Diane, a woman with connections to OSL, transition from Sioux Falls to Chester. Pr. Tim is looking for four or five people, youth or adults, to load some items from her home into a moving van on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8:15 a.m. This probably will take about an hour. This small act of kindness will have a huge impact on Diane’s life. If you can help, contact Pr. Tim, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 19, or sign up via this link.
Sign up now to help with the next Food to You Mobile Food Pantry distribu-tion, on Aug. 16 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 235 N. Prairie Ave. Sign up at the Information Center. Youth (middle-school and older) are welcome, with adults. Contact Jack Dyvig, 351-1889, with ques-tions.
Summer weather brings out the Caretakers, volunteers who help with clean-up, light yardwork, and other chores around the OSL campus. The group works outside as weather permits, and finds things to do inside when it doesn’t. To join the Caretakers, simply show up in The Gathering Place on Thursday morning, from 9:00 to noon. Wear work clothes (hat and work gloves) and bring a water bottle. Tools will be provided. Joel Ziebarth will be on hand to get things rolling.
Caring Friends Opportunities exist at Bethany Meadows, Brandon; Morgan Lane Village, Tea; Good Samaritan Center, Canton; and Edgewood Vista, Covington Care Center, and Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls. Caring Friends serves members who are homebound or in nursing homes or care facilities. Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about how you can participate in this important ministry!
As a site for the Summer Food Service Program, OSL will be open through Aug. 17 for children through age 18 to enjoy free, nutritious lunches, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Parents, babysitters, or caring adults should accompany their children. There’s no sign-up, no forms, and no requirements. All are welcome. Questions? Pr. Sami, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 12.